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  • Our Updated Sock Box (and, new, Skein!) Subscriptions

    July 25, 2023 3 min read 1 Comment

    Exactly one year ago this fall, we launched our very first boxes – our beloved Sock Boxes! Filled with all-natural yarns and knitting goodies, they were our first foray into curating beautiful, sustainable products under one theme.

    To this day, this is one of my favorite things I do here at Making Stories. Keeping an eye out for makers who share our values and create gems that I think you might love, working with them on a joint theme and color palette, designing the little stickers and postcards that go with each box, and finally packing them all up and sending them into your loving hands.

    Like with all things though, you learn while you're doing, and so for our one-year-anniversary of the Sock Boxes, I knew I wanted to slightly update the concept. Based on feedback from you, I knew that you wanted an option without notions, and based on our experience with the process, I knew that I wanted to streamline the subscription a little.

    So, without further ado, I'm introducing our new Sock Box and Sock Skein Subscriptions!

    They will be launching on August 1, 9am CEST!

    So, what's new?

    The first, and biggest change, we're making is that we're introducing a Sock Skein Subscription alongside our trusty Sock Box Subscription!
     
    The Sock Box Subscription will contain – as it did until now – a skein of natural sock yarn, dyed in a colorway developed just for us, knitting notions, and a surprise gift.

     

    The Sock Skein Subscription includes just the yarn, in the special colorway developed for us. This is perfect for everyone who loves natural sock yarn and wants to try different bases, but has enough stitch markers, project bags, and the like at home.
    The other big change we're making is that the sock boxes and sock skeins will only be available as a subscription, not as a preorder anymore. Predicting how many boxes and skeins we will sell has been really difficult – some sold out in minutes, others not at all – and with keeping to a subscription-only model, I'm hoping to introduce a bit more predictability when it comes to how much yarn and notions I need to be ordering.
     
    Now, I know that subscriptions are not everyone's cup of tea, which is why we're going to do bi-annual Sock Shop Updates in April and October, starting in April 2024. These sock shop updates will include overflow yarn and notions from the previous two boxes, i.e. the April 2024 update will include products from the October and January Box. Quantities of both yarn and notions in these updates will be super limited though, so if you want to make sure to get them, a subscription is the safer way to go.
     
    I am so excited about these updates, especially about the Sock Skein Subscription, and I hope you are too. We'll open Subscriptions on August 1, with the first box / skein being the October one, and trust me, you don't want to miss this. We've lined up some amazing makers, and the October theme is gorgeous!
     
    Hanna Lisa x
     
    PS: If you currently have a quarterly sock box subscription with us, nothing changes for you! If you're on an annual plan, you got an email from me a couple weeks ago with a few changes for you. (If you didn't, let us know!)

    1 Response

    Melanie
    Melanie

    August 03, 2023

    I love the theme for Octobers sock box. I may get the skein only as I am not a fan of polymer clay (plastic) for this month stitch marker maker. But I would love to buy a full box next time if the markers are made from naturally made materials.

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