Aquarius

Happy February Yarn Ballers!

Aquarius has arrived at most subscribers homes and I’m happy to say that you all seem to love it. In planning for this month, I did the ever popular Google Image search for inspiration. I knew I wanted to do something blue, but I didn’t want it to be too much like Erin’s Sagittarius or the blue sections of Leo. There is a lot of zodiac art out there! Most of it didn’t connect with me very much. And then I found a picture of Hematite.

 

This was a great jumping off point for a Maki! The final yarn (below) transitions from a deep charcoal/navy blue to a pale grey with turquoise undertones. It’s one of the most subtle colorway’s I’ve ever dyed.

Play at Life Fiber Arts - Boundless Sockie Maki - Aquarius

Coming in March, Tyrannosaurus Knits (Erin!) with Pisces.

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Capricorn

There’s something so cozy about the months of December & January. Sipping a warm cup of coffee while contemplating the brilliant colours painted across the winter sky can create such a feeling of contentment. It’s with this in mind that I created the Capricorn colourway, after getting up every morning and chasing the sunrise with my camera.

 

This morning;

 

Inspired this;

 

I washed the sunrise colours a little bit to bring a little more calm to the skein. I hope you enjoy working with it!

Club Recap

Left to right - Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

5 months have flown by with 5 very unique club yarns. Our members have made socks and neck warmers. We’ve shared project ideas and materials sources (like this bead store that sells triangular beads!) Jodi, Erin and I have had great fun planning our colorways and teasing our members with clues and spoiler links.

Want in on the fun? Spots are full for the next 6 month run, but you can come visit us at our Ravelry group!

6 month spots available!

It’s that time! The second half of the Tripping Yarn Balls zodiac club is available. There are only a few spots available now, so it’s best to hurry!

Play at Life Fiber Arts, Tyrannosaurus Knits & Shameless Twist announce the launch of Tripping Yarn Balls – a collaborative sock yarn club with a Zodiac theme.

How does a collaborative yarn club work?

Like most yarn clubs, each month you’ll receive one sock yarn dyed in an exclusive colorway designed around a chosen theme (the Zodiac!) In a collaborative club, members get the chance to check out yarn from several dyers. We’ll use our own bases and dye methods and you get a great variety of yarns for 6 months!

Meet the Dyers!

Shameless Twist – Jodi uses a multitude of bases at Shameless Twist. Her most popular being the sturdy Obedience base, she’ll be kettle dyeing exclusive colourways on this base for this club.

Tyrannosaurus Knits – Erin is a little obsessed with dinosaurs and will be contributing hand painted colorways on her dinosaur-themed bases – Oviraptor, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Ferocious.

Play at Life Fiber Arts – Chrystee is known for her Maki yarns dyed in long color repeats. She’ll be contributing Sockie Maki sets and other self-striping yarns on her Jest, Boundless and Jumping Joy bases.

The cost is $35 monthly including shipping to anywhere in the world.

Join our mailing list for a heads up on future clubs and collaborative shenanigans!

All sold out! Thank you!

August – Leo

Leo Group Shot

 

Chrystee here! August is my birth month and I was lucky enough to snag responsibility for the first delivery of the Tripping Yarn Balls club. I started with a couple google image searches to feel out how other people visualize “Leo.” My final inspiration came from this  painting by Josephine Wall. I love the idea of the deep blue night sky fading into the gold/brown of a lion’s mane. It took several trial yarns to get the gradient just right, but I’m very pleased with the result!

Come join us at the Tripping Yarn Balls’ Ravelry group to get sneak peeks of upcoming club shipments, share project ideas and see what everyone is doing with their yarns!

And we’re off!

The club sign ups were a huge success, and we wish to thank everyone who signed up or expressed interest. This is going to be a wild ride! Hope you guys have as much fun as we plan to.

Get Packed, We’re Going on a Trip!

We’re ready! All of our base, chemicals & various creation implements are at the ready, waiting to get you going on this trip. You have 4 options; 12 or 6 month lump sum, and 12 or 6 month subscription.

Details of the club can be found here.

The first shipment comes from Play At Life for Leo, at the beginning of August. Remember; the subscription includes the cost of shipping to anywhere in the world.

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