Each shipment consists of a skein of sock yarn that is dyed specially for the club and is inspired by Northern Michigan, one pattern (sock, shawl, or baby sweater) and one stitch marker made by a local jewelry maker.
At first I wasn't sure about the sock yarn base. It's Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock, which I've never used before. It's a 100% merino base, but I couldn't help thinking as I started the sock that it felt like I was knitting with a fingering weight cotton. Weird, because merino shouldn't feel that way. I was using my Knitter's Pride Karbonz and the yarn was not gliding over the needles the way I like, so I switched to metal, and that was better for this particular yarn. Once I got past the lace cuff section to the leg that has the stockinette columns, the yarn also felt much softer.