The Club Is Closed

The club is now closed for membership, but if you missed out, send me your name and I will put you on a reserve list. Last year we had 5 people in reserve, and they all got places in the end!

Random Acts Of Poshness

Final details of the 2011 club, which opens for sign ups tonight at 9pm:

We’re calling our 2011 Posh club the Random Acts Of Poshness Club, and this is how it’s going to work:

It will be a bi-monthly club, as before, and we will choose the bases and colourways randomly for you throughout the year. Tony tends to dye in batches of fives, so there will be more that one skein of your particular yarn/colourway out there, making swaps possible if you wanted more of that one, but the colourways will feel more exclusive than the current club system, where everyone gets the same theme.

You will be able to choose between three types of membership for the year: light weight (a mix of lace weight (but not cobweb) and sock weight), medium weight (a mix of every yarn weight, from lace to aran), or heavy weight (a mix of sock weight, dk weight, and aran weight). You will not be able to opt out of certain colours (but as with the Cashmere Club, swapping and trading will be going on on the Posh Knitters Ravelry group, so if you get a colour that just isnt you, there’ll be plenty of people out there who will want it!). The yarn will be selected from our range of £12-13 priced yarns, Elinor, Jeannie, Daisy, Sylvia, Martha, and so on. You will get 1 skein per shipment, so a total of 6 skeins throughout the year.

Spots will be limited in number. I will email members after the sale to ask what group you want to select. The cost of membership for the year will be £85 for UK members, and £90 for International members. This cost includes P&P. As well as being part of a fun club, this also works out at a slight saving on our normal prices! You will need to select the correct postage for your membership type when you go through Checkout – the UK members will pay £5 postage, and the International members will pay £10 postage, this is on top of the £80 membership fee, so it works out a total as above. I hope that makes sense!

Randomness

I’m feeling very random this morning, thanks to a cold that won’t go away, and a brain that is slightly addled as a consequence. Here are some of the things on my mind:

  1. Our new sparkle sock yarn, launching this week. Its fabulous to knit with, and gives great stitch definition, but with the extra glamour of a bit of sparkle. We’re also launching a sparkle lace this week, which is merino/silk/sparkle. Does it get better than that?! Sorry for the contrasty photo, I am having a devil of a time with my photos of late, due to the dark winter days. Which brings me to…..
  2. I’ve decided its time for a photography shake-up. I’ve been finding it so hard of late, and certain colours just elude me altogether. I’ve invested in some new lighting equipment, and we’re going to try an entirely new set-up. Watch this space…..
  3. The Random Acts Of Poshness Club signups open tomorrow at 9pm – did you remember?!!
  4. I am rediscovering the joy of socks (ha ha). My concentration levels have been a bit patchy lately, and I need some small project that I can pick up, do a quick row, put down. I’m loving this sock pattern, with a twisted stitch design. It didnt photograph very well (see 2) but I think its awfully pretty.
  5. I am in love with my new breadmaker.
  6. I am in love with spelt bread.
  7. I think I could happily live on bread and cheese (and wine) for the rest of my life.
  8. It’s very cold.
  9. Again.
  10. I am finding that my list is turning into a Rabbit list (ugh, the Disney pictures of Rabbit are just WRONG).
  11. Anyone who says that money can’t buy happiness has obviously never shopped at Anthropologie. They have a wicked sale on their website at the moment. I may have bought stuff.
  12. There’s only two more shop updates before we close for Xmas. EEK.
  13. Question: why when I phone my bank, am I told that there may be delays due to the snow, when I almost always get through to someone in India anyway???
  14. Beeswax candles don’t make Tony wheeze. And they are pretty. And they smell good. They are also very expensive. Oh well.
  15. I wish I could shake off this cold.
  16. So does Tony.
  17. Cough, cough.
  18. Is it time for elevenses yet?

 

And The Award For Worst Blogger Goes To……

ME!

Sorry everyone, I really have lapsed in my blogging lately. Life has been a little hectic and stressful Chez Posh, and all my energy has been accounted for with other things. If I seem quieter than usual, well, I think I am quieter than usual right now. I do tweet most days though, so if you don’t already follow my Twitter stream, maybe you’d like it. I see Twitter as the blogging equivalent of when you lose your appetite, and you can only face little nibbly things.

I always feel rather guilty when I lapse in my blogging though. My favourite blogs are the ones that are regular and reliable; I tend to boot off bloggers that get haphazard. Bit mean, that. I hope you all have more patience than I do! But then even the great diarists of the past had gaps when they stopped writing their journals. I’m reading Joyce Grenfell’s diaries at the moment – no, wait a moment, they aren’t diaries, they are letters to her mother. Oh. But they read like diaries! I don’t know what it is about winter, but I do like a good fat volume of diaries or letters at this time of year. I prefer the more prosaic ones too, where they talk about what they had for dinner, and what the weather is like, and that the cat caught a fat mouse today, and haven’t the price of stockings gone up lately? I suppose I can relate to that better than eventful diaries. Maybe that’s why I like Twitter more lately, I feel like I can post about anything there, however dull or trivial, whereas writing a blog entry here feels like more of an event, and I have to have something special to say or to show you. Mind you, if I crack on with my knitting today, I will have something to show you, my lovely new sparkly sock, knitted from a sample skein of one of our new sparkle yarns. It’s so pretty. We will have both the sparkle yarns in the shop next week, the sock and the lace. Exciting stuff.

Anyway, I have a rotten cold this week, and I’ve lost my voice, and I have the world’s worst headache to boot, so I’m claiming today as a Sofa Day. After all, most of the rest of the country has ground to a halt with the snow, and just because we haven’t got any doesn’t seem enough of a reason not to join in. So I’m tucking myself up on the sofa with books and knitting and cats, and the fire is crackling merrily, and all is well. I hope all is well with you. Here’s a photo of my hard working hubby, while he was building the book shelves last week. Who could fail to be cheered by a grin like that?