I belong to a sock club. Part of the rules of signing up for this particular club is that the company will not sell the club colour or pattern to the general public for an entire year. Your part of the deal is not to sell or trade club colours outside the club for the same calendar year (ie. the shipment you receive in May, will not be sold until May the following year.) Lately I've been seeing club colours being sold or traded to people outside the club, which in my opinion cheapens the club for everyone else abiding by the rules.
Now, I've had friends ask for a particular yarn, or pattern that aren't due to be released for awhile and I've turned them down because it's not fair to those who paid for the club and paid for the right to have exclusivity to the yarns and patterns.
Am I being harsh? Maybe. I realize it may be that person's yarn (or pattern) to do with as they will once it's in their hands, but I feel that they are disrespecting everyone else in the club by destashing before its available to the general public.
Most of the time I believe rules are made to be broken, but sometimes, as in this case, they're there to enhance everyone elses experience.
That said, lookie at my latest (almost) FO!
Baby Surprise Jacket, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Marbles.
It just needs buttons!