December Single Skein Club

It’s December, which means it’s time for the sixth and final 2009 offering of the Single Skein Club at Twisted. This club has been a ton of fun to be in, even if I didn’t knit most of the projects! There’s something so tantalizing about about knowing that a surprise is waiting for you at the yarn shop. If you haven’t picked up your kit yet, or if you’re non-local and waiting to receive your shipment, avert your eyes now. Oh, wait, I’ll distract you with this other picture, first.


One of these things is not like the other…

But the color is pretty similar! We love clementines at our house; they’re sweet, juicy, seedless. A perfect small snack. My mom gave me this persimmon before we went away for Thanksgiving. After seeing them on a tree in North Carolina, we came home to eat this one.

Have you ever eaten a persimmon? The Teen laughingly insisted that it was a tomato. But it didn’t taste anything like a tomato! Sweet, but not overly so, and firm-ish like…a not quite ripe mango? Anyway, it was good, and it’s gone.

Okay, back to the Single Skein Club. Last chance to avert your eyes.


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This month’s kit has a very timely pattern for mittens, 100 grams of yarn, and a ruler with a built-in needle gauge. Always handy! Oh, there was also a twizzler that matched the yarn, but that was munched days ago.


The yarn is Hempwol, a 65/35 wool/hemp blend. It feels nice. The color is a heathery red. Love it!

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I don’t think I’ll be knitting this into mittens until after Hanukkah and Christmas. There’s a lot of knitting going on here, and I’m pretty pleased with all of it. More, later.

8 responses to “December Single Skein Club

  1. It’s nice to see fresh produce right now because I’m buried under oodles of snow and freezing my fingers off. Thinking about spring, gardening, and fresh veggies & fruits makes me feel a little warmer. 🙂

  2. Some people find persimmons to be astringent, glad you like them!

    We stopped in at Twisted after dropping off your monitor. Sara and I were good and didn’t get anything. It was cool to see your hat in person and see your other patterns on display.

    I even found one of my samples on display in the store! Very cool.

  3. a single skein club does sound like a lot of fun. I’d join one of those – and hemp! I’ll add that to my ‘yarns to try in 2010’ list!

    I like the soft versions of persimmons best although the first ones are tasty too. The soft ones are like eating jelly!

  4. The yarn looks like it will be a lot of fun to knit with, and I’ll keep an eye out for your finished mittens!

  5. Wow, that produce looks so nice…Nothing like the nearly rotten stuff we get up here in rural AK in the winter!

    And that shade of heather red is so yummy…I’m off to stalk the net for it. 🙂

  6. I love that hemp yarn. What an awesome color.

  7. I love the yarn – great color!

  8. The yarn (and color) looks fantastic!