Friday, March 12, 2010

Knit for Fun Club

In this economy - you have to think outside the box.  You have to reach out and target new markets - new knitters.  So Crown Mountain Farms and I came up with a plan....to create a Knit for Fun club for his sock yarn.  Crown Mountain Farms is known for his fibers.  Most of his clientele buy his hand dyed fibers to hand spin.  He has a ton of spinners following him.  His other following are the sock knitters.  Those who knit socks - love his sock yarns.  What he's missing, however, are the everything but sock-knitters.  So between the two of us, we decided to launch the Knit for Fun Club which is a club using his hand dyed sock yarn - in other projects outside of socks.  The club started this past January and I began with The Shorty Tam.  This hat uses the sock yarn double stranded.  It's the perfect hat for those of us who don't wear hats well - like us short haired people who look bald when wearing hats.  It sits back off of the face and is quite attractive on.
It also happens to keep your head warmer than I expected.  I never wear hats -because of my short hair...but we had a few cold mornings where I would throw on this shorty tam and head out to the bus stop.  Surprisingly, it didn't feel like I was wearing a hat and surprisingly, when I took the tam off, I could definitely feel the difference.  This pattern is available through www.crownmountainfarms.com

Knit for Fun club has its 2nd release this month.  Featured project will be the fingering spring gauntlets.  It only uses 200 yds of sock yarn - which means the other 200 yds could be knit up in some darling spring pedicure socks.

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I'm a mother of 2 girl's, 12 and 15, a wife of 21 years and an obsessed knitter. I'm an avid gardener and cook.