Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MGYC V(II): Attack of the Hoars

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 on sometime on August 5, 2013 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 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 Roolz.
  • The cost: $165 for domestic; $195 for international for the entire year*.  
  • There are 2 payment options:  either in 1 lump sum, or in three equal installments. This includes priority shipping for domestic members, and ground shipping for international members.  
  • First shipment goes out in October, 2013. 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 3 episodes we have included an 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 on file for you.  The easiest way to do this is to include it in the "notes" section of the Paypal invoice when you sign up.
  • 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 WANKING!
  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 August, bookmark this webpage, subscribe to this blog, go join the Ravelry Group and get your clicky finger into shape!

*If I wasn't so mean I'd actually feel bad about the extra cost for international hoars.  I might even go so far as to choose to explain that the USPS has taken lessons from us and jacked up their prices to ship internationally, and that I'm splitting the additional cost 50/50.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Slimy Yet Satisfying!

Pussyfootin' Around

"Hey Uncle Scar, when I'm King, what'll that make you?"

"A monkey's uncle."
"You're so weird."
"You have no idea."

Whoever came up with the rule of the line of succession was obvious a first-born son.  As if being an accident of birth makes you a better king...bah!  There have been several in lower birth order who would have made excellent kings.  Had a truer test than that of order-of-birth been implemented, I would have proved to be the worthier of the two, and wouldn't have been forced to ally with those mangy mongrels in order to prove that point.  Life isn't fair...

...especially for Mean Girls.  This month's installment was all about Scar of Disney's Lion King.

Kingly Loot

Pussyfootin' is 4oz/100g of Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash DK and is approximately 280 yards of tonal deep chocolate browns, rich toasted tan and glorious tones of mahogany.  

The installment also included an insert card with pattern recommendations, a smoky topaz crystal stitch marker from Toluca Knitting Jewelry and a rice-crispy treat nom sandwiching gummy worms and drizzled with milk chocolate. Yum!

Namaskar:  Pronounced “Nah-mah-skar” is a deep spiritual salutation usually accompanied by holding the palms together and thumbs touching the third eye area.
 With the depths and charms of my mind and all the love and cordiality of my heart, the divinity within me greets the divinity within you.
If anyone needs a little charm and cordiality in his life, it'd be Scar.  Namaskar is a yoga sock knitting pattern designed by none other than one of our very own, Aimee Abernathy of Fun Fairie Knits.

Pattern Recommendations

Puerperium Cardigan – Kelly Brooker
Milo – Georgie Hallam
Welted Fingerless Gloves – Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Slouched Tuva Hat – Turvid
A Noble Cowl – Emily Kausalik
Media Pocket – Jeffey Schindler
Joris – Annita Wilschut
Full Tilt – Laura Wilson-Martos
Sunspree One Skein Shawl – Rebecca Velesquez

Tusculum Cowl – Robyn Chachula

Sunday, July 7, 2013

PSA - Mean Girls Style

The nom for the final installment contains bacon.  If you are Kosher, vegan, vegetarian or some other kind of speshul sno-flake angel who cannot have bacon, please PM me on ravelry or send me an email, and I'll make sure that your nom contains extra no bacon.