2017 Club Planning!

Update: the random give away for the polls is closed (see this post), but the polls are still open. So if you’d like to give me your two cents, please do!  I appreciate your input!

I’m in the midst of planning the 2017 Clubs, which will go live at the beginning of January, and I’m considering some changes and additions to the clubs. I think updating the clubs to keep them fresh, and also to provide what subscribers most want, is a good exercise.

So, I’ve created some poll questions to help me with planning, and I’d really appreciate your feedback!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there’s any detail of the club I haven’t covered that you’d like to mention, leave it in a comment below :-).

As a thank you for helping me out, leave a comment below when you’ve answered the poll questions and you’ll be automatically entered to win:

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600 yards of Nona in “Muscaris,” and 600 yards of Nona in the “Delphinium” gradient.

 

That’s enough yarn to knit many of the cool shawl patterns out there, including  Amazing Day, On the Spice Market (with some adjustments), and Solaris (again, with some adjustments for color and yardage), to name just a few. Or, a fabulously light and airy sweater, like A Hint of Summer (sizes up to XL … dang, I want to make this!) … so many options, and so many of these striped shawls and sweaters are open to adjustments in color placement.

I’ll keep this open until Friday, December 2, and then I’ll draw a random name for the yarn prize.

Thanks so much for your help!

 

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114 Responses to 2017 Club Planning!

  1. Sharon says:

    Thank you for gathering up our votes! Such lovely colors in the photo.

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  2. Lena says:

    Thank you for giving me a chance to have my voice heard. I took all the polls. 🙂

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  3. Joanne says:

    Thanks for the chance to provide feedback. This was my first year with the club and am looking forward to next year!

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  4. stitchalong says:

    I would like to see the yarn club keep the same format as it has now, a different base each shipment. That gives the opportunity to try all your bases and if a colorway isn’t to your taste, there is only one skein to figure out. I would like to see both payment options available – monthly payments or full payment. I also appreciate the option of buying more skeins of the club shipment for a larger project. Needless to say, I love, love, love the yarn club.

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  5. Kristina says:

    Hoping to join the sweater club again this year!

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  6. sophy0075 says:

    I appreciate your willingness to hear from your clientele

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  7. Judy says:

    I have never met a Spirit Trail yarn I didn’t love!

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  8. Linda Kephart Fallon says:

    It will be interesting to see what you do this year…finances have been really tough, but I so enjoy seeing what you have to offer and hope that perhaps I’ll be able to participate again in the coming year.

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    • Jennifer says:

      I’m sorry to hear that, Linda, and very much hope things improve for you! There will definitely be some changes, and I think they may reduce the overall club cost :-). Hope to see you back one day (mostly because that will mean you’re doing better financially xo ).

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  9. Carolyn says:

    Love the blues! I appreciate the opportunity!

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  10. Karen says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to provide some input!

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  11. Sherry Rehbock says:

    Thanks for asking! Really love those blues!

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  12. Cindy says:

    I voted, Jen. Thanks for being open to change and others opinions!

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    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks, Cindy! It’s too easy to get in a groove and just keep on going that route. I think it’s really important to look up and re-evaluate. Thanks for helping me do that 😀

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  13. Stephanie B. says:

    Love your yarns, and the club camaraderie. Keeps me knitting and I like that I’m building bags for blankets or colour work with my leftovers.

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  14. laineyhf says:

    I think it might be interesting to have a theme for each month. For example, do a ‘heavy yarn’ month with worsted – bulky. The most frustrating thing I experienced with other clubs was that no matter what yarn base and color I chose, the other choices always looked better. But there was no way to back track; I could trade, but that was sometimes a complicated affair. I think it might make a better experience to have everyone doing something bulky or fine or whatever and being able to talk about how it’s working out. I also like the idea someone mentioned of having a gradient month.

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    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Lainey! My clubs have been organized this way in the past ~ everyone gets the same yarn, same color. It’s definitely something I’ll keep in mind in planning moving forward. I agree, it’s fun to experience the same yarn and be able to talk about it and work on projects together. And, I’m definitely considering working in a gradient somehow!

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  15. Carolyn Z says:

    Completed the poll. Love those blues!!

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  16. Holly Vanzant says:

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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  17. Noreen says:

    I took the poll and saw I vote with the majority most of the time 🙂

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  18. Mary Allen says:

    Thanks for asking for our thoughts on a new club. Looking forward to the new club.

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  19. Pat Hazen says:

    Love the gradients, can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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  20. Nailya Plaskey says:

    Thank you for this giveaway, my favorite colors! Best of luck with your club!

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  21. Jane Calvin says:

    What a great selection of bases! That blue gradient is amazing!

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  22. Diane says:

    Can’t wait to see your new options!

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  23. Heidi G says:

    Those blues are just divine! I recently started following you on IG and love your feed! 🙂
    KnitStatRN

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  24. Vicki says:

    I would love to see a gradient mini skein set in one of the months.

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  25. Donna says:

    I think having a gradient set one month might be a fun option! I had to pass on the club last year, and I’m not 100% sure I can be part of it in 2017, but I still LOVE seeing what you come up with each year. It has truly been my favorite club 🙂

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    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks, Donna! Hope you can make it back to the club one day. The gradient seems to be a trend, and was actually something I was already considering, so I’ll be working on that!

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  26. WeiHsing says:

    Thanks for giving us a chance to voice our preferences regarding the clubs.

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  27. Pamela Price says:

    I have not participated in a club before, so my answers reflect what I think I would like! Looking forward to a regular infusion of. Spirit Trail 😀

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  28. Maria says:

    Would love something with a gradient set. I’m a fraidy cat to try on my own.

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  29. Miriam Shark says:

    I added my 2 cents worth. Sorry to see Tayet disappearing but looking forward to meeting its replacement. And the blues in that gradient would be ever so welcome right here!

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  30. basicknits says:

    Loved the Astraea this club!

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  31. Linda says:

    Love those blues!

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  32. Luann says:

    I voted! That gradient set is making me drool.

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  33. Lizzy says:

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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  34. Answered all the questions. Those blues are magnificent!

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  35. Pumpkinmama says:

    A wealth of choices!

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  36. Judy Johnson says:

    I voted. I love any of the Spirit Trail yarns. All are awesome!

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  37. Teri Kepner says:

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. It is so nice thaf you seek input from your fans! That’s. a bonus in my book and I hope I will be able to join some day! You rock!

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    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks so much, Teri! I really appreciate it! I feel like it’s entirely too easy for me to work and dye in a vacuum, and feedback definitely helps me keep in touch with what people really want in a club, a yarn, a color … whatever 😀 ). Hope to have you join one day, too 😀

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  38. Carol says:

    I voted! I haven’t done the clubs recently but am thinking about the sweater one. Love the colors of the prize yarn too.

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  39. Connie Cox says:

    Your club, yarns and colors are just the best. Look forward for every shipment.

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  40. mimers66 says:

    I have become obsessed with sweater knitting lately. A sweater club sounds great and maybe with an option to stagger the payments would make it more affordable. Thanks Jen!

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    • Jennifer says:

      For last year’s sweater club, I divided the total into 8 equal payments, and billed them monthly. Spread them out more evenly and seemed like it made it easier to budget (and afford 😀 ). I’m sure I’ll do something along those lines again this year. It’s a good option, and much more feasible for many.

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    • Jennifer says:

      Oh, and yes. I’m totally obsessed with sweater knitting these days, too!

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  41. Martha Weber says:

    I love all the yarns I get in this club. This past year was especiallly fun because of the new bases and some diffferent colors. Loved the Burnt Caramel on the Eir base. Something out of my usual range!

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  42. Kari B. says:

    I just voted. The questions/choices were intriguing. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you ultimately decide.

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  43. Susan says:

    Thanks for asking for feedback. It’s hard to select favorites! I’m making my first Verdande sweater right now, and it’s so nice to knit!

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    • Jennifer says:

      Thank you! That’s one of my favorite bases, too. It is so hard to pick favorites, though! I think I have it all worked out, and then I knit in another base … and that one’s then my favorite 😀

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  44. Lenore says:

    I enjoy the club a lot, and will participate no matter what you decide. I look forward to the next season! Thank you so much!

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  45. Chris Vail says:

    I love the idea of clubs, but it’s not always easy to find one that works for each person. Having input is amazing 😀

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  46. Jennie Wagner says:

    I love the club the way it is, but will join up even if you decide to go with different options. I appreciate your willingness to poll and listen to your fans.

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  47. Gloria Ross says:

    I have voted. I really love the colors of the prize. If I don’t win, I might have to go searching on Etsy. Thanks for the opportunity to vote.

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  48. Virginia Kessen says:

    I had a hard time on the yarn bases – I love them all and I’ve loved the new ones but I decided to go with my favorites but the bottom line is I totally trust you on the bases!

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  49. DJKknits says:

    What beautiful colors! – Thank you for the opportunity to provide input!

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  50. upperel says:

    I can’t wait for the clubs!

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