People have asked for hints about designs and colors. I don't want to give much away, but will say that all the colors and designs are inspired by the novels. Some of the socks are inspired by particular locations in the world of the LotR. Others are inspired by people or groups of people. Without giving too much away, I think I can say that the colors are unlikely to be offensive to anyone; i.e. they aren't garish and don't scream out "male" or "female". Some of them are subtle handpainted semi-solids, others are variegated. Techniques used in the socks vary quite a bit, too. There are cables, lace and colorwork. Some patterns are more complicated than others, but the great thing about a club is that if you take on a more challenging pattern with new techniques you have a huge group of knitters plus the designer herself to help you! Lets see, what else can I tell you. All the patterns are being written for lots of different sizes-- from huge US size 14 men's feet to dainty little ladies size 6. If you have larger feet (i.e. you tend to use more than 100g for a pair of socks), please make sure to sign up for the "Big Foot" addition. That way we will know to send you extra yardage.
I'm just the dyer, though- I'll have LoBug, the designer, post about her sources of inspiration too!