In our home, packages are a common occurrence as we all have busy hobbies and crafts that require items that we sometimes can’t get in Edmonton. The best kind of mail that arrives, in my opinion, is the fluffy kind!
A couple of nights ago I was handed 2 parcels. One was a small bag from Ontario, it was my first in a 3-month Superwash Fibre club. It contained a 4 ounces of beautifully dyed Superwash Merino in a braid.
Wool wash, Braid & Cat shadow
It was immediately squished by the women and was claimed by my fibre-addicted Cat, Bubba.
Bubba claims his prize.
When I started searching for a club to join for a monthly fibre fix, I had two conditions:
1. Superwash fibre, so I could spin the yarn and knit it into an easy-to-wash item for sale in my Etsy store.
2. Canadian supplier/producer.
I was very happy to find both of these criteria in one place, The Sweet Sheep, with their ‘Nothin but Superwash Fibre Club‘. I joined the club, 1 – 4oz braid for 3 months, $80 CAD including shipping. Needless to say I am happy with the first one, and can’t wait to get the next two!
The Sweet Sheep also has a Ravelry group, so I was able to see the spoilers and get quick updates on when the next shipment will take place. Note: You will need a Ravelry account to see their group page.
Unfortunately I know I will have to wait to spin this braid as I am still knitting away on the Great Canadian Toques (90% complete, hooray!), and because of package #2, Fluffy and Spikey Mail!