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With only 112 days to go, preparations for MDSW are underway!! HUGE boxes filled with skeins of yarn awaiting their turn in the dyepots…

With only 112 days to go, preparations for MDSW are underway!! HUGE boxes filled with skeins of yarn await their turn in the dyepots...

It is that time again!! Time for YOU to decide the inspirational images for the next round of Yarn & Classic Fiber & LUXE Fiber Club colourways!

For those new to the group – here is the short explanation:
Everyone shares fabulous photographs with the group, everyone votes for their favorites, and by Monday, November 26th – I have three images to use as colourway inspirations for the next three months of Club – plus one of my choosing for the four month!

There are some rules and guidelines, but they are simple:

Dates for image submission:
November 12th – 18th

Theme for this round:
‘Art Appreciation 101′ – Think old masters like Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt as well as new and fabulous artists that I cannot even begin to name! What is your favorite painting, print, mural, mosaic, finger painting?! If you need some ideas, feel free to check out the ITW Pinterest Collection

The Rules:
1. Share only ONE picture per post.
2. There is no restriction on the number of images you may enter.
3. Do **NOT** use the Disagree button.

The details:
On Monday, November 19th I will close the thread to new entries and ask that folks vote for their favorite images with the click of the LOVE button. Love as many as you wish!

Votes will be tallied on Monday, November 26th and the top THREE winners will be announced! Those three images (in no particular order) will be the source of inspiration for the December, January, and February Yarn & Classic Fiber & LUXE Fiber Club colourways.

In addition to the three images chosen by club members a  fourth image will be chosen by yours truly and used at any point for the ‘Dyers Choice” colourway!!

New Rule aka the ‘Turquoise Rule
Should the winning images *all* share a colour theme (like the same predominate colour) – I reserve the right to choose alternate inspiration images as needed.

The prizes:
The individuals responsible for posting the winning images will each receive a four ounce braid of the fiber or yarn created in their colourway the month it is released!

Club Subscription Details:
Details on the Yarn Club Subscription can be found HERE
Details on the Classic Fiber Club Subscription can be found HERE
Details on the LUXE Fiber Club Subscription can be found HERE

Remember when I shared the details about the Completely Twisted and Arbitrarily SAL? Well, the inspiration pictures where chosen, the colourways created and TODAY – the fiber goes on sale!! Here are the details of the SAL as they were shared with the group:

Round One:
Pre-orders will be taken today starting at 1:00pm EST

The shop URL:
www.intothewhirled.com

Ordering:
Pre-orders will be accepted until 11:59 on Saturday, February 4th.

Fibers to choose from:
85/15 Polwarth Silk Blended Top
English Shetland Combed Top

Inventory disclaimer:
I ordered a LOT of fiber in anticipation of an eager reply. If I underestimated the eagerness of your response I will immediately notify the group of any potential delay and promptly order additional fiber. Please note that this disclaimer was added to ward off that party pooper Mr. Murphy and his laws.

Shipping:
Round One orders will ship on or before February 10th.

Round Two:
There will be a second chance to place orders or additional orders. After Round One ships, I will evaluate inventory, order additional fiber as needed and officially announce the next round. I can tell you this – the next round will run from Wednesday, February 22nd until 11:59 on Friday, February 24th with a ship date set for Friday, March 1st.

And without further ado, the colourway offerings…

Gwydir:
12A28 - Gwydir - PolwarthSilk

Coordinates to Gwydir:
2.26 - PolwarthSilk12.14 - PolwarthSilk

Delectably Delicate:
12A29 - Delectably Delicate - PolwarthSilk

Coordinates to Delectably Delicate:

8.9 - English Shetland16.9 - English Shetland

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After a quiet “soft opening” of the new Into the Whirled Sock Yarn of the month club I would officially like to shout from the rooftops…

THE SOCK YARN OF THE MONTH CLUB IS OPEN!!

Like the Fiber of the month club – the Sock yarn of the month club will be inspired by the “Colourway Inspiration Contest” held quarterly on the Into the Whirled Ravelry Group. The theme this quarter? Doctor Who!!

Curious about past offerings?

Allow me to share the August colourway “Nomadic by Nature”

And the September colourway “Ravenswood”

Like the fiber of the month club, the sock yarn of the month club is being offered as a monthly subscription. Want some yarn & some fiber? Want lots of yarn & lots of fiber? Just want yarn? You get the idea. Choose the subscription combination that best fits your needs…

I dawned on me the other day that I REALLY enjoyed the “Inspiration” format for the club fiber. While I love looking to the current collection of images being assembled as a source of colourway inspiration, something is missing. And then I realized what it was…

It is both the camaraderie and the challenge presented by creating a palette based solely on the input of the collective opinion of YOU! It is after all your fiber club.

That being said, I would like to propose the following:

From today until August 22nd I ask that folks submit their favorite pictures for colourway consideration. Please be sure to post one picture per post. Please note that there is no restriction on the number of images posted.

On the 22nd I will close the thread to new entries and ask that folks vote for their favorite images with the click of the LOVE button.

Votes will be tallied on Monday August 29th and the top THREE winners will be announced! Those three images (in no particular order) will be the source of inspiration for the September, October and November Fiber Club colourways!!

As we have done in the past – the individuals responsible for posting the winning images will each receive a braid of the fiber created in their colourway!

Skirted, washed, dyed and ready for you to create a masterpiece! The sample below  is  Border Leicester with a staple length of 4-6 inches and a Bradford count of 40s – 50s. The possibilities are endless for these four-plus ounce bundles of fleece…