The Picture of Dorian Gray - Yak Sock - Gothic horror yarn club - Preorder
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Yak Sock - Gothic horror yarn club - Preorder
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Yak Sock - Gothic horror yarn club - Preorder
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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Yak Sock - Gothic horror yarn club - Preorder

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Ghastly is a monthly yarn (and book!) club for the first half of 2021 that celebrates six classic works of the gothic horror genre.

This listing is a preorder for Ursula Yak Sock: 70% Merino; 20 Yak; 10% Nylon. 437 yards / 100 grams per skein (base is a warm gray to start, so takes color a little more boldly!)

A soul sold for eternal youth, double lives, murder, blackmail, vice, self-indulgence, and a very possessed painting. Received harshly and even heavily censored by Victorian critics for homosexual themes, Wilde's deeply persona novel is as gorgeously written as any of his plays and poems, and a terrifying little work of gothic horror. It remains infamous despite or because of its reputation and has been adapted numerous times, giving Dorian quite an eternal presence indeed. 

You can read it online for free in the public domain, or check your local library for the uncensored reissue.

The book was held as evidence in a trial against Wilde for gross indecency as homosexuality was illegal at the time in Britain (and until the 1960s.) His imprisonment left him impoverished and he rapidly declined, eventually dying of malaria 3 years after his release. As LGBTQ populations in 2021 are still three times more likely to be imprisoned, portions of this month's club sales will support The LGBTQ Freedom Fund.

How the Yarn Club Works

Each month a different classic work of gothic horror is featured, with a mood board that will guide the limited, surprise colorway. 

Choose your yarn base: Sock (Solnit)DK (Carson), Worsted (Zilpha), or dark & dramatic Yak Sock (Ursula).

A little themed surprise will be included each month, and you're encouraged to read along (whether you participate in the yarn portion or not!)

When Do I Get My Club?

Your club package will ship during the week of July 12th.

Signups will close when all spaces are filled, or, at 11:59pm EST June 22, 2021.

Sliding Scale

Yarn and needlecrafts are therapeutic and should be accessible to all. The following discount codes offer a sliding scale for the club.

GHASTLY10 to receive the club at 90% of the regular price
GHASTLY20 to receive the club at 80% of the regular price

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