Thursday, April 16, 2009


So, I thought it would be fun to tell you all a little about ourselves. Since I'm a mean girl and gave her no choice, I made Sharky go first, cuz that's just the way I roll. Here's what she had to say for herself:

I was born in the wagon of a traveling show, mama used to dance for the money they’d throw. I dye yarn and sell it because selling crack is illegal, also I’m less likely to get shot. I like to dye interesting color combinations. I don’t dye colorways too many times because I get bored with doing the same colors over and over. I like to try different color combinations to see if they will work.

I’m really bad at talking about myself. I’m just very normal and very boring. If I were a state I’d be Connecticut. I’m kind of like a work meeting, except with good donuts. They’re a little stale but hey, it’s donuts. None of my sentences seem to be related. I hope you like my yarn. Also, Anne says I should mention that I live in the only city in America that uses a restored brothel as a visitors center. That says something about me.

Love, Bobbie

So what is she? Gypsy, Tramp or Thief? I'll let you decide!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sold Out

Thank you all for such a wonderful response. We have sold out of memberships, but there is will be a waiting list. Please email me at LauraMartos(at)sbcglobal(dot)net to be added. And, if the owner of the comment left by "Anonymous" would please stand up, I will make sure yours is the first name on it

Thank you again!

Oh, and for those of you who do Ravelry, come join the Mean Girls Yarn Club Group!

Sign ups are Open!

Okay, so here's how it's gonna work. There are 2 buttons below for the 2 different payment options. As you are checking out, make sure that your CORRECT MAILING ADDRESS is listed. If, for any reason you encounter technical I'm not talking OPERATOR ERROR, but true, honest-to-dog technical difficulties (my greatest fear at this particular moment) IM, DM, PM, or email KnottyLa immediately.

I have set this to cut you off at a certain number. If paypal won't let you sign up, don't worry, I may have to adjust the numbers a little bit. Just keep trying until I tell you otherwise here in the blog.

Good luck! This is gonna be so much fun!!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What's The Alternative... sitting there mashing your F5 button to refresh this site in hopes that we'll slip in the sign-up buttons early? Or in other words, how's about an alternative to your lesson in futility, huh?

Here's a list:

1. Go take a shower, wash the dishes, clean the house, make supper, walk your dog, play with your kids, and get some sunshine. Step away from the computer fer cryin' out loud.

2. Get you a little bow-chicka-bow-bow, cuz tomorrow you'll be glued to your computers. You'll thank me for that, and so will your SO.

~~Honestly, the sign-ups won't happen until tomorrow, I SWEAR!~~

3. Check to make sure your correct and current mailing address is listed at your paypal account. These are the addresses we'll be shipping your yarn to.

4. Save one of the official MGYC buttons over there on the right and upload it onto your blog/social networking/Ravalry "About Me" sites and pages.

5. Vote in our poll in the sidebar. Who do you think the first installment will be?

6. You have the yarn specs. Go thumb through your back issues of knitting magazine, rummage through your knitting books or troll Ravelry or your other favorite sites for pattern ideas. And in case you have a problem with your short-term memory...

Sharky's Yarn Specs:
100% Merino Superwash Sock
440 yards/402 meters; 3 oz./85 g.
6-8 spi on US size 2-4

Knotty's Yarn Specs
100% Merino Superwash Sock
560 yards/512 meters; 4 oz./115 g.
8-10 spi on US size 0-2

The shipments will go out as follows:

June - Sharky
August - Knotty
October - Sharky
December - Knotty
February - Sharky
April - Knotty

5. Familiarize yourself with the rules of the club:
  • First shipment goes out in June.
  • Shipments will go out every other month for 1 year.
  • The cost: $150 for the entire year, payable either in 1 lump sum, or in three $50 installments. This includes shipping.
  • There will not be any additional charge for shipping to overseas members, unless we have quite a few.
  • Sharky and Knotty shall be the only ones to determine exactly what "quite a few" is.
  • Canadian and Mexican members shall be considered "Accented Domestic Members".
  • Membership will be limited to 50 people.
  • The colorways are to be club exclusives. Never to be sold by us. And it’s all super secret until you get your installment. And it will remain super secret for no less than 2 weeks after the shipments are sent. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED!
  • There will be a waiting list for those of you too slow on the uptake/with the clicky finger.
  • For those members who choose the payment plan, members will make their initial payment when they sign up, and then be billed in August and again in December for the remaining balance.
  • 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 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 WANKING ALLOWED!
  2. Email either Bobbie or me, and in 50 words or less inform us of your decision.
  3. We'll put the word out to your fellow members that there's an unloved 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 do with it what you will, but only after 6 months.
  6. If all else fails, see rule #1.
Now, scoot, all of you. See you all here sometime tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Save The Date

Custom Glitter Text Graphics -

That's when sign-ups begin! Have your credit cards ready!

Oh, and here: To prove we're not entirely mean, we've made you something.

Button 1 Button 2

Help yourselves! Feel free to put them on your blog, in your Ravelry...wherever you'd like, just remember, no stealing our bandwidth!

And, some of you have have been astute enough to notice that we've got a little poll going on over there to the right. For those of you who haven't, guess what? WE'VE GOT A POLL GOING ON OVER THERE TO THE RIGHT! Go vote. I have, so you know that at least ONE of the answers is the correct one.