Looking for something to do this summer? Wanting to up your reading game? Love books and witches and yarn? Want to win some prizes and a pizza? Then have we got an adventure for you! Introducing the first ever Stitch & Witch Summer Reading Challenge! This is an opportunity for you to delve back into your childhood and relive the days of stickers, books, prizes, and maybe even a pizza!
Through the months of June through September, you have the opportunity to increase your books read and win some prizes. What do you have to do? Simple, follow the rules below and you will be on your way to a fantastic summer! You might meet some new friends, learn some new things, win some great prizes, and, oh yeah, get some really fantastic yarn!
Subscribe to the Stitch & Witch Book Club by June 15th and remain subscribed for the months of June, July, August, and September. You have a choice of eight different bases to choose from: Magic, Alchemy, Glamour, Incantation, Charmed, Enchantment, Divination, and for the first time Sorcery, our DK weight Merino/Cashmere/Nylon yarn.
That’s it. That is really the only rule. That gets you entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize Package. But wait! There’s more! You can earn extra entries into the drawing by doing the following:
Attend Book Club (we meet on the third Thursday of every month on Zoom). You get an entry for every attendance. (up to four extra entries)
Show off your yarn (and books) and tag us on social media. (One extra entry per month shown off)
Get a friend to join the reading challenge as well. (Up to ten entries)
Everyone who enters will receive a bookmark with their first order. Everyone who completes the challenge (stays subscribed through September 15th) will receive a goodie bag filled with fun things for you to enjoy. The Grand Prize drawing will be Thursday, September 21st at the end of the book club meeting. Winner does not need to be in attendance (but you will get that extra entry for attending if you are available). What’s in the grand prize? That is a secret, but we aren’t joking about the pizza part! Also, we will have drawings for special prizes to go in your yarn package at each of our book club meetings.
What happens at book club? We get together with our favorite beverage and talk about the book. We also talk about what we are making, what other books we are reading, ask for suggestions for projects to use our yarn with, get news about upcoming colorways and collections, and get to meet other people who enjoy books.
What books are we reading through the summer?
June 15th: Cackle by Rachel Harrison
July 20th: The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan
August 17th: The Ruin of All Witches by Malcolm Gaskill
September 21st: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
We hope you will join us and have a fun-filled summer!
Do you love to read? Do you love to read books about witches? Do you like to get together with other fiber artists and talk about books? Do you love yarn? Well, this is the book club for you! Each month we will get together on the third Thursday to discuss a book that features witches! Plus, we will have a yarn available each month that corresponds to that book. What could be better? As a bonus you can even choose the base you want for your yarn! By subscribing, you save 5% off the regular cost of our yarns. It's our thank you for subscribing. Check back each month to find out what book we are going to read next as well as what yarn we are going to feature. Each book discussion will be held in a Zoom session (link is featured below) beginning at 7:30pm ET and lasts about an hour. Be sure to bring your tea (or other favorite beverage) and fiber work as we chat about our favorite characters.
Deadlines for the current month's yarn will be the 15th of each month. All orders placed after the 15th will be held until the following month. We are currently accepting orders for Cackle by Rachel Harrison.
All 2023 book clubs will be the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm ET. Specific dates are listed below.
The Zoom meeting will be held at this URL through the December 2023 meeting: LINK
Meeting ID: 834 3482 8064
Our May book is The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab
Our upcoming books are:
June 15th: Cackle by Rachel Harrison (Shipping June 9th)
July 20th: The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan (Shipping July 14th)
August 17th: The Ruin of all Witches by Malcom Gaskill (Shipping August 11th)
September 21st: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum (Shipping September 8th)
Please support your local bookstore when purchasing these books.
About our bases:
Magic: 2 ply Fingering (sock weight) 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon, 100g, 400 yards
Charmed: 4 ply DK 100% Superwash Merino, 100g, 231 yards
Alchemy: 2 ply Fingering (sock weight) 80% Superwash Merino/10%Cashmere/10% Nylon, 100g, 425 yards
Glamour: 2 ply Fingering (sock weight) 75% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon/5% Silver Stellina, 100g, 438 yards
Incantation: 4-ply fingering (sock weight ) 60% Merino, 20% Alpaca, and 20% Nylon, 437 yards for 100g
Sorcery: 4ply DK 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere/10% Nylon, 100g. 231 yds
Enchantment: 4 ply Worsted 100% Superwash Merino, 100g, 211 yards
Note: While the mill states that some bases are machine washable superwash yarn, this is a hand dyed product. The dye was completely exhausted and the water ran clear in the rinse process, however, some bleeding may occur with different detergents and water quality. We highly recommend hand washing using a wool safe wash such as Soak and drying flat or line drying.
Some of our photos may show more than one skein, the price listed is for only one skein.
All attempts are made to show our yarns in as close to their actual colors as possible. Colors may vary depending on monitors and lighting. Some yarns (such as those on Mohair) will come out muted and speckles will be more of a watercolor effect or have a sheen due to their fiber content.