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The Other Oz Club

So, as I mentioned, I’m in two different Oz-themed clubs at the moment.  The WoolGirl one I showed you yesterday – that one is all sock-centric.  The Fresh from the Cauldron club isn’t strictly socks – we’re getting two hanks of yarn each month, with a pattern for one of them.  They are in different weights, too, which is nice.  There may be a full-on project using the secondary skeins, if I can come up with a plan.

This was the first shipment, from April.


This shipment did have a sock theme – two hanks of sock yarn, and a very cute sock pattern, plus a circular needle case (And how much do I love the poppy button on there!)  The yarn on the left is FftC Silk Sock (70% merino, 30% silk) in “No Place Like Home”, which Jen dyed in a color inspired by the sepia-tones at the beginning and end of the movie.  It’s really beautiful.  The yarn on the right is FftC MCN Sock (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) in “Not in Kansas Anymore” – a lovely pastel rainbow.

Here is May’s shipment, which arrived last week.


This was a non-sock package.  The pattern is for Dorothy’s Basket – a shawl designed by Star Athena, inspired by the idea that our farm girl heroine would need something to keep herself warm when going to the market.  The yarn sitting on it is FftC MCN Lace (80% merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon) in “Dorothy Gail”.  I love the “If I only had a brain” mug, which goes beautifully with the FftC MCN Worsted in (of course) “Scarecrow”.  I think she captured his colors perfectly.

I don’t know where she gets her base yarns, but they are FABULOUS.  So squishy, and they take dye beautifully.  And she does a great job with the dye, too.  I’m looking forward to the next shipment!  And it’s probably a good thing for me that her Etsy shop is on hiatus at the moment.  😀

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