My family enrolled me in the 2010 Single Skein Club over at Twisted for Christmas. (Thanks, guys!) The club has a project every other month, six during the calendar year. It’s February, which means that it’s time for the first club offering. If you don’t have yours yet, and don’t want to know, look away now!
Have you averted your eyes? It’s almost too late!
Okay; it’s time.
This month’s offering is a sweet cowl and cuffs pattern by Star Athena. Star is the manager over at Twisted, and she’s also a brilliant designer with a primo sense of style, and a great teacher, too. I took her Sock Design class at Sock Summit last summer. Star’s Arctic Blast Mitts were the February kick off for the club last year. I made those…twice! Remember these?
The yarn this month is Malabrigo Twist, a worsted weight plied baby merino wool yarn, in the Indiecita coloway. I love it. Blues and greens; it’s perfect. It feels wonderful.
Look at the color…
And this month’s goodie? A project bag from Flower Pie Designs, also local to Portland. The bags are all different, so don’t be surprised to see someone else’s completely different Single Skein Club project bag! (Yes I know the characters are upside down. I can even read some of them. On the back of the bag, they’re right side up, because the bag is one piece of fabric, folded, not two pieced together.)
I love this bag; it will be perfect for corralling my project inside my big Sock Summit tote.
There are a few spaces left in the Single Skein Club. You can pick up your club kits locally, or Twisted will ship to you if you’re far away. Contact Twisted if you want in on the fun!
And here’s a sweet opportunity for those of you who are local to PDX. Sweet Sound of Jazz, a fund-raiser for the Band programs at Grant High School. Enjoy music and a dessert buffet, Friday evening, February 12, 7 p.m.
AGAIN-I am jealous of your single-skein club/kit! LOVE the yarn! LOVE the pattern! Can’t I join? Makes me want to go out and buy a skein of Twist since my LYS has a bunch in! So far, been doing a good job resisting!
Your family knows how to treat their mama right 😉
Beautiful yarn– definitely your color!
So you probably wouldn’t be able to confirm or deny if there might be a PDX Knitterati design in the club offerings, would you? 😉 😉
Oh, I’ve been so tempted to order the Mal Twist. It looks so scrumptious. I’m jealous!
Thanks for the kind words Michele!
Seriously, the Twist yarn is sooooooo amazing! You’ll love it 🙂
Lucky lady! I’ve been DYING to try some Malabrigo Twisted! And I’m jealous of your yarn club. Oh well, I can live vicariously through your blog!
What a wonderful, thoughtful gift. Gorgeous pattern and Malabrigo in my favorite color combo! I will check it out for sure when I visit in April–Twisted is our last stop of the Shop Hop…Yippy 😀 If you are around, I’d love to meet up and of course to say Hi to Star 😀
What a sweet gift from your family!
Very pretty yarn -what a great way to kick off the club!