Jill Draper's Hudson, a US sourced spun and dyed Merino superwash a few years ago, and started to beg and plead her to make a light fingering weight version of it. Well, this fall, Jill obliged and released Esopus, which is AWESOME! The moment I knew the yarn was going to be available I ordered enough from Jill for the club's first shipment. I love being able to bring the club and brand-new yarn we all can feel good about!
Yankee Puritan from The Yankee Dyer. Michelle had given me a gorgeous skein of yarn last year and I'd been holding onto it waiting for the perfect project. Well, this is it! The biggest struggle with these is not remembering where they are kept until the 4th M Club. Luckily Kristen started a thread in our Ravelry group where people can post where they are stashed. Brilliant! It seems that there are a lot of Tardis' involved!
a caffeinated sweet treat, and a silvalume (one of my favorite knitting tools). The club can expect to get more surprises for their tin in coming shipments!
Want to see something fun? Justine suggested setting up an online map so we could see where and when the M Club packages arrived... AH-MAZING! There are knitter's around the world joining in!
For those of you not in the M Club: Magpie is open to all, whether or not you are part of the M Club, all you need to do is sign up by purchasing the pattern, and then go find yarn and beads! Jill's shop is on break until Jan 2, but she has offered free shipping when she returns to anyone who wants Esopus for their Magpie. Just use the coupon code mysteriousmagpie. I also saw that a shipment of Esopus just landed at Happy Knits... they've got some great color combos!