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!

 

114 thoughts on “2017 Club Planning!

  1. 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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  2. 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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    • 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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    • 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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  3. 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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    • Thanks, Stephanie! I really love all my leftovers (that are hung up on the pegboard in my studio). They ARE so great for colorwork projects!

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  4. 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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    • 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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  5. 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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    • 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    • Thanks, Miriam! Yes, it was a tough call on the Tayet (and Decima), but I’m so in love with the new bases I already have, plus the new ones on the horizon. 😀

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  8. 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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    • 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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  9. 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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    • 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    • 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    • Thanks so much for your feedback. I love the Muscaris with this gradient, too. It’s really beautiful in person. And, there’s more of both yarns heh heh 😀

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  15. 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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