Sunday, December 13, 2009

Shop Update on Friday December 18th at 10:30am PST!

Hi All! This update will be similar to the last one and have limited edition Holiday Colorways and some regular GothSock colorways as well.

Some of the Holiday colorways are:

He's a Mean One
Candy Cane Lane
Figgy Pudding
Festival of Lights
Misteltoe & Holly

as well as Gothlings/semi solids in:

Partridge in a Pear Tree
Oh Christmas Tree

So check out the SHOP on Friday December 18th at 10:30am PST to get some!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shop Update Dec 9th 10:30 am PST

Okay…I’m finally catching up! WOOT! One of my christmas colorway updates will be on December 9th at 10:30am PST

I’m going to be doing limited edition Christmas colors (there will be atleast 1 more update with the christmas colors in it)

I will also some regular gothsock colorways as well (will list them once I’ve worked out which ones they will be)

Also lots of Gothlings.

Most of this update will be on the Luxe (cashmere) base! WOOT!

So check in the SHOP at 10:30am on the 9th!

Monday, November 23, 2009

GothSock Club Signups! - All filled up!

*THANKS EVERYONE FOR SIGNING UP! All links have been removed and the club is full. I am so excited for this club! We'll have lots of fun!!! Sorry for some of my billing mishaps I'm working on fixing them right now!*

It's time! Here is your sign up linkage and club details :)

First up let's just recap a little about this next club because it will be a little different than the other clubs I've run. I'm leaving inspiration open so it will be a surprise each month. I think this will be fun for both you and me. I already have lots of ideas for fun club yarns :)
Also, there will be club exclusive yarn bases. These will be exclusive for the 6 months I'm running the club. Once the club is over I may offer these in my regular shop updates. But until then you will be the only ones to have them!

I will also be doing more Gothlings and Not-a-Goths. It will be evenly spread out between regular black striped GothSocks, Not-a-Goth GothSocks (non-black like Sally's Smock) and Gothlings. These will be on some awesome base yarns such as superwash BFL and Seawool as well as my Pure merino and Luxe Cashmere. You will have a nice variety through out this club. I've also set up some amazing swag for you guys in this club! It'll be lots of fun.

Now for the nitty gritty of it all:This club will run for 6 month from January to June 2010.

I do try to get club yarns out the first week of the month. Somtimes this can't always happen because of family and kids. I will *always* keep you notified if I'm running behind.

I am doing 3 pricing options for this club and they will be recurring payment subscritions through PayPal or a one time pay in full option(you don't need a paypal account. You can sign up with just a credit card as well)

The first option is a 3 month payment plan as follows:

USA - $108 billed at sign up and again in 3 months.

CANADA & INTERNATIONAL- $114 at sign up and again in 3 months.

Once a month payment as follows:USA - $36 monthly payments.

CANADA & INTERNATIONAL - $38 monthly payments

And finally if you want to pay for the full club now:

USA- $216 billed once

and CANADA & INTERNATIONAL- $228 blled once

WA state residents please add 9.5% sales tax.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* If you change your address anytime during the club or change your paypal information, email me directly. Paypal does not inform me of changes, only cancellations which can occur even when you are just changing your bank info. If you need me to mail your package to a different address, you must give me sufficient notice and email. If not, I will always send to the paypal address in your original subscription sign up. Thank you!*

So there you have it! I am really looking forward to this club! First shipments will start at the beginning of January.

Thanks so much for looking! I appreciate all the yarn love and can't wait to get started :)


Friday, November 13, 2009

GothSock Club Sign Up Announcement!


It's almost time to sign up for the next GothSock club! This time I will be running things a little differently. Instead of doing a themed club I will be leaving inspiration open so I can pull from all sorts of genres. Books, poems and anything else that catches my fancy. I think it will be lots of fun and will make each month that much more exciting!

As well as having open inspiration I am changing a few other aspects. I will be doing some club exclusive yarn bases as well. There will be my usual cashmere base and 100% wool but I also want to treat you to BFL and Seawools and things of that nature.

The price will be $36 as month for US residents, $38 for Canadian and International residents. Each month will also include swag and the price also includes all shipping.

This club will run for 6 month from January to June 2010.

Club Sign ups will be on the blog on Monday November 23rd at 10:30am PST.

I will post paypal link buttons for sign ups and all the club info then. There will be 2 different pay options. Once a month billing or a 2 payment plan option.

*Once all the spots have been filled the links will be deactivated. *

If you try to click or don't see a link that means that all the slots have been filled.

All the other details of the club will be in that blog post for sign ups. Thanks for looking and I hope everyone that wants in gets in!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Next update etc..

Hi everyone!

I am busy working on club yarns and another update at and once those are done I will announce my next sock club and update. Keep tuned and sign up for the newletter announcements. You can sign up in the right sidebar. Thanks and check back soon for more updates and announcements!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shop update on Monday Oct 26th 10:30am PST

Hi all! I''m sorry the blog has been so neglected! I have been sending out notices via the newsletter which you can sign up for in the side bar :)

I will be doing a shop update of the Limited Edition Halloween colorways on Monday Oct 26th at 10:30am PST.

These colorways include: Fright Night, My Zombie Ex-Girlfriend, Pumkin King and Samhain.
I will also add some Gothlings and Worsted Gothlings in as well. Thanks so much for looking and make sure to visit the SHOP on Monday!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Update on September 16th at 10:30am PST

Hi all! Sorry for the short notice! But I'm having a shop update on Wednesday Sept. 16th.

Some of the colorways included in this update are:

Bruised Ego
Cake or Death?
Elegant Gothic Lolita
Why So Koi?

as well as other surpises ( of course)

I'll also be debutting a few of my self striping Worsteds! In my pure and luxe base yarns as well :)

Thanks for looking and make sure to stop by the shop on Wednesday morning!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Shop Update Aug 26th at 12pm (noon) PST

GothSocks Update on Wed. Aug 26th at NOON PST.
This update will inlcude some recent colorways such as :

Evil Laugh
Nana’s Tea Party
Blue Ballz

as well as some that debuted at Sock Summit:

Business Time
Gym Baby
Bruised Ego

as well as a few new colorway surprises!

So come check out the shop again on August 26th at 12pm (noon) PST!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sock Summit here we come!

I have been working really hard dyeing up all sorts of skeins for Sock Summit. If you can make it there please stop by my booth and say hi!!

I will have all the usual favorites (barbigoths, green eyed monster, blue ballz etc) as well as a few new ones and also a lot of Gothlings and semi solids as well! I'll have GothSocks, OhMyGoth Socks, Gothlings, OhMyGothlings, Pure semi-solids, an small assortment of fiber as well as Kristy's GothSacks and GothSack knitting totes!

If you can't make it to Sock Summit don't'll be back to usual with shop updates again by mid August :)

During the week of Aug 5-10 I will be in Portland and the shop will be on "vacation" so to speak.

Make sure to check back here after the 10th for news about the next update.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Shop Update on July 8th 10:30am PST

Okay guys. This is the LAST shop update until after Sock Summit. So mark your calendars!

It will be at 10:30am PST on Wed. July 8th.

It will include for sure the following:

Little Mermaid
Candy Mountain
Foux Du Fafa
Cake or Death?
Thoroughbred of Sin

As well as some new ones I've worked up:

Evil Laugh

and a few more!

So make sure to check in at the shop on the 8th!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mini Update on June 20th at Noon PST

Mini shop update on Saturday June 20th at Noon PST. This update will include OhMyGoth Gothlings and my new Pure base Gothlings.

I have a few regular GothSocks on my new Pure base that will be in there as well that didn't make it into the last update. So mark your calendars for this mini update. I'll announce when the next full shop update will be soon. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Announcement about my Fuwa Fuwa base

Hi all! I need to make an announcement about my Fuwa Fuwa base which is the base yarn for GothSocks and Gothlings, and my semi solids.

I have been having some problems with it and I really do want to bring you the best quality yarn I can so…it is time to make a change.

I have a new base yarn that will replace the Fuwa Fuwa that is phenomenal. It has 435 yds per skein and it is simply gorgeous.

Now I know that you guys like the Fuwa Fuwa, I do too but this new yarn really is the bomb and is pretty flawless in comparison. Sure…it costs me a little more but I will not….I repeat NOT be raising prices on any of my yarns.

The new yarn base will be called “Pure” and will replace all the lines the Fuwa Fuwa was featured in. It has the same plump and tight twist. And best of all it is totally squishably soft (I think even more so than the Fuwa Fuwa) and is consistent and gorgeous.

I am confident that you guys are going to love it. Trust me. It’s truly beautiful.

So starting with this next shop update, all regular GothSocks will be on the Pure base and all Gothlings and semi-solids as well.

I will be selling the remaining Fuwa Fuwa semi solids/varigateds this week. So check in the shop for some good close out deals over this next week!

Thanks so much and I can’t wait for you guys to get some of the new stuff. It’s by far my favorite 100% merino sock yarn that I’ve dyed yet.

And don’t worry…I still have the MCN base and the Gilded base as well. Those will stay the same. No changes needed because they are beautiful all on their own :)

Thanks so much!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

News and Shop update on June 10th 10:30am PST

The sock club is now sold out! Woot! I am SO looking forward to this club. It'll be lots of fun.

I'm working on the last installment for the Dead Poets club this week and then a shop update on June 10th at 10:30am PST.

There will be lots more of the merino/nylon/cashmere in this one. I just got a bunch in and it's sooooo yummy! I'll be doing some of my regular colorways on this base for this update as well as some surprises. Once I've hammered out the details I will list them in here!

Thanks for looking and don't forget to mark your calendar for June 10th!

Check out the shop at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

GothSock Club Sign Ups!

Sign ups for the Tim Burton Inspired GothSock club are here! (this is the first time trying to post this kind of thing to the blog so if anything goes patient with me as I work on it!)

Just to recap what this club is all about :

6 month GothSock Club inspired by the works of Tim Burton!!!

This club will run for a full 6 months starting in July and will run through December. Club packages will ship the first week of each month and will feature the following yarns:

1 month of OhMyGoth – 80/10/10 sw merino/nylon/cashmere blend
1 month of Gilded GothSocks -- 63/20/15/2 sw merino/silk/nylon/silver
1 month of Not-a-Goth GothSocks on Fuwa Fuwa base yarn (100% sw merino) (non-black self striping)
1 month of Gothlings- non striping semi-solid overdyed on Fuwa Fuwa base (100% sw merino)
2 months of Regular GothSocks on Fuwa Fuwa base (100% sw merino)

(Not necessarily in that order. I haven't assigned which month to which base yarn yet)

I am doing 2 pricing options for this club and they will be recurring payment subscritions through PayPal. (you don't need a paypal account. You can sign up with just a credit card as well)

The first option is a 3 month payment plan as follows:

USA - $96 billed at sign up and again in 3 months.
CANADA - $102 at sign up and again in 3 months.
INTERNATIONAL - $108 at sign up and again in 3 months.

I’m also offering a Once a month payment plan as well as follows:

USA - $32 monthly payments
CANADA - $34 montly payments
INTERNATIONAL - $36 montly payments

WA state residents please add 9.5% sales tax.

All prices include shipping and I will include some small swag items from time to time when I can. The subscription is for a full 6 months and by signing up you are agreeing to the payment terms above for the duration of the club. Forfeit of payment does not cancel your commitment with Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs LLC and I will contact you to work out further arrangements.

So let’s get our Goth on with some Burtonesque goodness!

Thanks so much and I look forward to bringing you all 6 months of fun fun fun! If you have any questions just email me!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tim Burton Sock Club sign up info :)

I will open club sign ups on May 20th after the shop update at 3pm PST here on the blog! I’ve set it up as a subscription based payment system with different options as follows:

USA - $32 monthly payments
CANADA - $34 montly payments
INTERNATIONAL - $36 montly payments

I’m also offering a 2 payment plan as well as follows:

USA - $96 billed at sign up and again in 3 months.
CANADA - $102 at sign up and again in 3 months.
INTERNATIONAL - $108 at sign up and again in 3 months.

All prices include shipping. WA state residents will have to add 9.5%.

This club will run for a full 6 months and will feature the following yarns:

1 month of OhMyGoth – 80/10/10 sw merino/nylon/cashmere blend
1 month of Gilded GothSocks – 63/20/15/2 sw merino/silk/nylon/silver
1 month of Not-a-Goth GothSocks on Fuwa Fuwa base yarn (100% sw merino) (non-black self striping)
1 month of Gothlings- non striping semi-solid overdyed on Fuwa Fuwa base (100% sw merino)
2 months of Regular GothSocks on Fuwa Fuwa base (100% sw merino)

(not necessarily in that order :)

The club will run from July - Dec and shipments will go out the first week of each month.

Sign ups will stay open until filled or June 15th. (whichever happens first)

So check back here on Wednesday May 20th at 3pm PST to sign up!

And don't forget about the shop update on that same day at 10:30 am PST. It will inlude Barbigoth, Cake or Death, Green Eyed Monster, Elegant Gothic Lolita, Gilded Dripping Rubies as well as a few surprises.

You can find that at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs. Thanks!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

GothSocks Shop Update May 20th at 10:30 am PST

Hi everyone! The next shop update will be on May 20th at 10:30am PST.

This update will include Green Eyed Monster, BarbiGoth, Cake or Death, Elegant Gothic Lolita, Dripping Rubies and a few other colorways!

I will be listing some fiber and semi-solid Fuwa Fuwa yarns in between now and then along with a new line of "GothSacks" knitting project bags to tote around your sock yarns in style!

Thanks for looking and come back again soon :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

SHOP UPDATE!!! May 4th 10:30am PST

Hi everyone! The next shop update will be on May 4th at 10:30 am PST.

It will include regular GothSocks, Gilded GothSocks, OhMyGoth! GothSocks, and Gothlings!

Thanks so much for looking and I look forward to seeing you all then! Thanks again!

Check out the shop at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

GothSocks Shop update April 13th at 10:30 PST

The next GothSock shop update will be on April 13th at 10:30am PST!

This stocking will include GothSocks, Gilded GothSocks, Gothlings and Worsted Gothlings!

Thanks for looking and make sure to check the shop at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Club Packages are in the mail!

My first ever club installment left my hands today and is on it's way to everyone's hot little hands. I hope everyone likes them. I really loved the yarn and poem I picked as inspiration. I'll posted them both up here as soon as everyone has gotten their packages!

I can't wait to see what everyone makes with theirs :)

I'm working on custom orders and a shop update soon. I'll post back here once I'm figured out a timeline for when the next shop update will occur! I'll be including Gothlings Worsted and hopefully the cashmere blend I ordered will be here in time for a few to make their way in there as well.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll update again when I have more info on a shop update!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sock Summit

I had to snag the sock summit button from the site for ye olde blog because guess who'll be a vendor there??

Yup! There will be GothSocks at Sock Summit!!

I'm thrilled!

Been working on sock club socks. They are lookin' good!!

Also working on the shop update for next week! Make sure to come by and check it out at 10:30am PST at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

GothSocks Shop Update 3/25

Hi everyone! Sorry about the delay in putting up the shop update info in the blog. I am working hard on the sock club and will also have a shop update on 3/25 at 10:30 am PST.

Thanks so much for looking and check out the shop at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs for more information!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

GothSocks Shop update 3/11

Hi guys! Sorry it's been so long and far in between posting here in ye olde blog.

The next GothSocks shop update will be on March 11th at 10:30am PST.

I will be putting up some other things here and there as the week goes on but for GothSocks the update will be then!

I've been super busy with custom orders and winding GothSocks!

Thanks again for looking and I'll see you then!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shop Update Monday!

I will be listing more GothSocks in the shop starting Monday morning!

Check in at the shop at Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs on Feb. 23rd for GothSocks!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shop Update!

Hi everyone! I know it's been bare around here since Madrona...but I finally got some GothSocks wound up and in the shop! These are the same colorways that were featured at Madrona.

First up we have Teen Angst:

Teen Angst - GOTHSOCKS

Then Blue Ballz:

Blue Ballz - GOTHSOCKS

Late Night Love Affair:

Late Night Love Affair - GOTHSOCKS

And finally Upside Down Frown:

Upside Down Frown - GOTHSOCKS

Madrona was exciting and exhausting and I'm working on getting back up to speed this week. There will be hooks a comin' and more GothSocks soon! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Quick Update!


This is just a short post as we have been busy getting ready for Madrona. We are going to be sharing a booth there so, please visit us if you are in the Tacoma area Feb. 12th through Feb. 15th. With that in mind, we will be closing the shop on Feb. 7th to Feb 15th. Anything ordered during that time will ship when we reopen, Feb. 16th (or so, as we may need to catch our breath!).

Right now, we have 5 pairs of GothSocks newly posted and a great collection of fiber and other yarns. Please check it out!

See you all soon!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another day, another Goth!

After fighting our way over mudslides, swimming across flooded streets, and crawling past crumbling driveways, we made it in to the dye studio this weekend. Hurray! The result of all our efforts are some dazzling GothSocks. We played with the saturation of some our old favorites and came up some new colorways to boot! Sorry but our pics are not up to their usual snuff. Something wonky about blogger's uploader today.

Please have a look at MommyGoth pictured below. It is a new colorway. In its Etsy listing we describe it thusly - "The color portion of this skein is a sweet mix of blues, pinks and yellows. And, while they sound like the tradional colors for babies, do not mistake these shades for sweet innocents. These hues are light but come on strong. A perfect choice for the Goth mom or mother-to-be. Forget-me-not blues blend with lemony yellows and blushing pinks to create accent shades of peach and lavender. Bright as a freshly pinched cheek!"

This is Nereid, a magickal mix of sea greens, blues and hints of kelpy green and gold. A little like Old Gregg's hair!

This is a new version of our Elegant Gothic Lolita. We lowered the intensity for this one, a subtle harmony of lilacs, lavenders, and berry pinks. Is that a hint of wisteria blossoms in the air?

This is our most recent version of DitzyGoth. This one is more intense than usual and we LOVE the results. It is an even dizzier rainbow of purple, turquoise, green, red and pink.Next, have a look at the latest release of Steampunk. We dialed up the color again and got an even more sophisticated orchestration of olive, rust, steel gray and deep green.

Wouldn't be a dye day without a MopeyGoth! This is a revamp of one of our originals. Softer and moodier in tones of smoky purple and heather. Perfect for visiting Whitby Abbey in the rain.

Finally, we are hosting the return of the Madam of the Midway, our Gypsygoth! Purpley magentas, creamy sandalwoods, and lighter maroons remind us of the fortune teller's tent at your favorite carnival. No cameras! No knives! No holy water!

We are cooking up plans for a fiber and a yarn club in the near future. Should we start a mailing list?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh, you pretty things!

Please take a look at our new line of yarns, Pretty Boys. The yarn is very similar to our Kira Kira yarns but has a titch more silk and a touch less silver. The glitter is subtle but still lovely! The yarn has a dense and silky handle. The colorways are inspired by our favorite transmen, transwomen, transvestites and drag queens from film, fiction and real life We love them!
First up is Hedwig. “How did some slip of a girly boy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you?” We don’t know but we are sure it has something to do with being a drop dead gorgeous bleach blonde belle laide. This skein screams unnatural blonde (in the nicest of ways) and glitters like Hedwig on stage. Yellow shimmies across this skein with smears of red lipstick and flakes of mascara. Trashy and tres chic! The deep blushing pinks, ruddy purples and burgundies in this yarn remind us of sweet little Ludovic from “Ma vie en rose,” a mesmerizingly beautiful tale of a boy who knows he is a girl. Who doesn’t want to live in Le monde de Pam?

Now, let's all cosy up to Bon Bon. “She was so glamorous that when she walked by she made everybody feel like they were in the movies.”Silvery grey and sprinkled with deep cotton candy pinks flits across this yarn, our tribute to Johnny Depp’s Bon Bon in “Before Night Falls.” His silver spangled rooster tail is echoed in the yarn’s threads of sterling silver. He got our hearts to skip a beat! Masculine and yet the epitome of feminine beauty!
We call this one Orlando after the character of the same name played by the inimitable Tilda Swinton. Olives, lodens and deep emeralds transmutate across our lightly glittering yarn. The result is rich and peerless like the doublet of this Elizabeth beauty. Eternally youthful greens call to mind his immortality and silver is there to hint at the beautiful and bold woman he will become.

“What about glitter? When I was a headliner in Paris, audiences always liked it when I sparkled.” Baby blues morph into pretty girl pinks on our lightly glittering silver yarn named for Ed “The world’s worst director” Wood’s first release, Glen or Glenda. We think this yarn asks more questions than it answers like who doesn’t want to see Johnny Depp in Angora? Glen or Glenda? Ed or Bunny? Blue or Pink? We love them both and know you will, too!

"I hereby christen this budget Barbie camper... Priscilla. Queen of the Desert!"Bright Barbie and cactus flower pinks slink across this skein inspired by one of our favorite movies. Bold and subtle colorations take turns on this yarn in a way sure to please Mitzi, Bernadette and Felicia! And like them, the subtle shine imparted by the silver looks gorgeous under the desert sun!

This one is called Breakfast on Pluto. Deeply decadent purples, berries and maroons swirl across this sparkling skein. It is fiercely feminine like Cillian Murphy’s (oh, those eyes!) IRA defeating, Chanel No. 5 wielding Kitten in the film adaptation of the novel. Perfect for breakfast anywhere!
You may be wondering what happened to the GothSocks. Well, we sold nearly all of them in less than 5 hours on Monday. Thank you, thank you! Your enthusiasm and support has blown us away. The only ones we have left are our most recent version of our VampyGoth and a new colorway we are calling CeltiGoth. Look closely and you can see how beautifully the colors change across the yarn.

Watch out for a couple more GothSocks and Pretty Boys due to be listed later this week!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Swag!

I just had to share a pic of these new sachets we made up. We aren't selling them (currently). They are just meant to be thank you gifts for your purchases. Aren't they cool? We printed them up individually on our Gocco printer after Rainy created the image of a girl in GothSocks. I say "Wow!" everytime I see them. Plus, they are lavendar/vanilla scented.