Monday, August 18, 2014

Fatal Flaw

Bunny Boiler


Stalker doesn't even begin to describe Mean Girl #5:  Alexandra "Alex" Forrest.  In "Fatal Attraction" she took obsession to new, incredible heights.  She ambushed her prey in parking garages, at his office and in his home.  She poured acid on his car, kidnapped his daughter and yes, even boiled the family pet.  She is the poster child for the deranged, and back in the 80s she scared the bejeebers out of every man with a pulse.  That'll learn them to cheat!

Good girl!



The Yarn

"Bunny Boiler" is inspired by the silk peignoir Alex wears when she's at her most seductive, convincing self.  The colorway is in subtle shades of peach and apricot on the Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Blonde Superwash sock base.  That's 115 g./560 yds. of pure unadulterated crazy!

The Loot!

We also included a homemade mango-flavored nom lollipop, a hand-made crystal stitch marker (not shown) and an adorable bunny-themed project bag from Jelby.



Pattern Recommendations

Summer Rays Drop Stitch Wrap by Linda Dean
Garden Vest by Rebecca Velasquez
 Regency Bolero Baby by Karen E. Hooton
Hedy Lamarr Fingerless Gloves by Tanis Gray
Marin-Lin Cami by Louise Lamarche
Sassy Pullover by Karen Marlatt
Forever Young by Heidi Nick
Lucem Shawl by Paivi Makinen
Uhura by MMario






Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's more than yarn. It's an adventure!

Membership will soon open for  a new year of the Mean Girls' Yarn Club. 


Please read carefully as there have been a few changes from last year. Minor ones, but we like to keep you on your toes.

Sign-ups open sometime on September 3, 2014 here at Mean Girls Yarn Club blog. This should give you plenty of time to exercise your clicky finger.  Space is limited so sign up early to ensure your spot.
  • The cost: $165 for domestic; $180 for international for the entire year.  
  • There are 2 payment options:  either in 1 lump sum, or in three equal installments. This includes first-class shipping for both domestic and international members.  
  • First shipment goes out in November, 2014. Shipments will go out every other month for 1 year.
  • For those members who choose the payment plan, members will make their initial payment when they sign up, and then be billed the final payments. Please note, these payments are 4 months apart.
  • In the last 4 episodes we have included at least one exclusive knit pattern as part of an installment. This seems to appease the members so I don't see the reason to stop.These are delivered digitally, either through Ravelry or, lacking that, through email.    Please make sure that I have both your Ravelry ID and your email address on file.
The rules remain pretty much the same as last year so you repeat offenders errr....members should know them by heart. However, I'll repeat them here for the newbies:

The Rules.
  • The colorways are to be club exclusives. It’s all super secret until you get your installment. It will remain super secret for 2 weeks after the shipments are sent. Please, no spoilers!  
  • If members choosing the payment plan become delinquent in payment, their membership shall be forfeit if their account becomes 30-days past due, and the remainder of their membership will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
  • If you opt for the payment plan, and find you need to cancel your membership, feel free to notify me privately. I will not bite your head off…well, maybe just a nibble.
  • It is the member’s responsibility to notify me if their desired mailing and/or email address differs from the one listed in Paypal. It is also the member’s responsibility to notify me in a timely manner if their address changes. If I wanted to I could read your minds, but I prefer to use my evil powers for, well…evil.
  • IF for whatever lame reason, you are displeased with your yarn, (and we don’t see why you would be. This is the MGYC, it’s implied that you get what you get and you like it) anyhow… if for some reason you and your colorway aren’t getting along, just follow these simple rules…
  1. First and foremost…NO WHINGING!
  2. Email La and in 50 words or less to inform me of your decision.
  3. I'll put the word out to your fellow members that there’s an unloved, neglected, ABUSED skein of MGYC yarn out there in need of a good home.
  4. We’ll put the abandoner/adopter in touch with each other, and you all can iron out all the payment/shipping details to your little black hearts’ content.
  5. If, in the unlikely event that no one wants your castoff, you can release it into the wild in any manner your dark little hearts desire, but only after 6 months.
  6. If all else fails, see rule #1.
So, mark your calendars for September, bookmark this webpage, subscribe to this blog, go join the Ravelry Group and get your clicky finger into shape!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

And The Cradle Will Rock...

Cradle Robber

Mrs. Mott, aka Peyton Flanders, IS The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.  Desperate from grief and bent on revenge on the woman who, in her mind, caused her husband's death and the loss of her unborn child, she becomes nanny to the baby of that very woman, wreaking her vengeance as she does, and damn, if she doesn't do it with wicked cunning and underhanded flair!   Oh!  And she knits!  A true Mean Girl if ever I saw one, thus earning her a spot as the inspiration for this installment.


The Loot

First up, there's a beautiful hand-crafted crystal stitch marker from Toluca Knit Jewelry and Fine Yarn, add a hand-made baby bottle-shaped breast milk errr....Bavarian Cream-flavored lolly, and Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Blonde Superwash 2-ply Light Fingering is the base of this generous 115 g/4 oz 512 m/560 yd. skein dyed up in periwinkle and lavender.

Finally, an exclusive pattern from Jennifer Moraca Designs:  The Cradle Will Rock Shawlette.  This small shawl is designed with a busy new mom in mind, but it makes a fun and interesting and a lovely accessory for anyone. 


And, if for some reason you're so mean you want other pattern options, here's some more.

Pattern Recommendations

Catskills Cardi by Sheila Toy Stromburg 
Peachick Eyes Cardigan by Justina Lorkwski
Vestry Street by Kirsten Kapur
Lori's Scarf by Julie Blagojevich