Want to see the details of our second holiday kit, going on sale this Thursday morning?
The Jolly Gnome Sock Kit was inspired by this adorable gnome fabric. I just couldn't say no to it and it inspired the whole creation. Heather, our Poste Yarn dyer, even created this special edition speckled colorway specifically to go with this bag. I. LOVE. IT.
It's dyed on new base yarn for Poste Yarn, Gilded Sock, which is a superwash merino and silk combo that feels great and is tightly spun to hold up well too. So you get luxury without giving up longevity.
The Bird Leg Bag that you receive in this kit is the sock sized rectangle. It's plenty large for your current sock project and whatever little accessories you need like stitch markers or tapestry needles. I've even been known to stuff two skeins of yarn in mine, though I then have to carefully watch that I don't get yarn caught in the zipper. Each bag is made with the quality you expect from Vickie and Danny, like this beaded zipper pull.
The tools for the kit are some very useful stitch holders in two sizes. If you ordered last week's kit and received the same stitch holders, don't let the duplication deter you. It's definitely worth it to have two of each in your knitter's toolbox- I'm actually using two of the same size on the sweater I'm working on now.
Finally, you'll receive a couple tasty treats to enjoy along with your project, hot chocolate and some biscotti made by Zinnia's Bakehouse, our neighborhood bakery. I ate eight of the gingerbread biscotti (featured in the last kit) last week alone. It's that good.
Like with all our kits, there is a limited amount because of the handmade nature. Last week's kit sold out in four hours. Thank you so much for your kind e-mails and phone calls about how much you adored that kit and I do hope you'll love this one just as much. It's a fun part of my job, designing these special packages with our fabulous crafters. I do wish it was possible to have many more made, but I also think the limited nature makes them special. And I'm not one to sacrifice quality for quantity. The amount we can have for you is limited by the quality of the crafters and their creations. It's just how it is.
If all goes as planned, this kit will go up for sale on the website Thursday morning. If you are local to Fort Wayne or coming here soon, remember to choose the In-store Pickup option at Check Out and you can grab yours at the Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec 6 from 10-4. Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater (hand knit or bought) or any hand knit item to participate in the contests we are having that day. You could win a $50 gift certificate if you're Ugly Christmas Sweater gets the most votes! Or just come to shop, eat tasty treats from Zinnia's Bakehouse, and leave with a free gift!