Luanne and I were talking about going on a knitting retreat in Friday Harbor this spring and we ended up joining a sock club instead. After registering and paying the fees, we had to wait about 6 weeks for our first package to arrive.
There was one skein of pretty yarn, two patterns and a project bag. The first pattern I made is called Bjork. The socks are a simple lace motif and the yarn was great. One of the reasons Lu and I wanted to participate in this kind of club was the opportunity to try new yarns. This Plucky Knitter yarn is in high demand and she usually sells out her orders online within minutes of it being offered for sale.
Another feature of this particular club is the cookie recipes. Each shipment includes two recipes and pictures of baked goodies are posted enthusiastically on the Ravelry forum. They were yummy, too; almost as nice as the socks.