New Giveaway ~ Win a Large Size Clover Pom Pom Maker Set

Clover Pom Pom Maker
Win These Clover Pom Pom Makers

Ready for the next giveaway?

Well, here it is. Lately I’ve been obsessed with these pom pom makers and now you can win some for yourself.

The Clover Large Pom Pom Maker is up for grabs to anyone who wants to enter.

How to Enter?

Simply leave a comment in this post below about any place you’ve seen a pom pom attached to before and you’ll be entered to win.

The contest closes Sunday, April 13th midnight Pacific time and the winner will be announced Monday, April 14th.

In the mean time.

You can check out my review of the Clover pom pom maker and a couple of different pom pom tutorials in the videos below to see them in action.

Also be sure to follow the blog so you never miss out on the good deals and giveaways!

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Get Ready For Winter 2014 With 50% off New Pattern

Though it’s technically spring, it’s still cold in many places. And since I told everyone I was dropping everything to make something from this yarn, I can’t wait until next winter to put it up. So here it is, the pattern I made from the yarn that has actual silver in it.

Women's Textable Gloves
Women’s Textable Gloves

These ribbed gloves use the super cool Silver Spun yarn from LanaMundi. Not only do they keep your fingers toasty, but the yarn has actual silver spun right in which makes it possible to use your touchscreen devices without having to remove them. You can check out the video review below to see them in action on my phone.

The actual pattern will be great with any lightweight yarn, plus you can just add some conductive thread to the finger pads of the gloves and they will work just as well as the Silver Spun.

I’ve included three sizes to fit most women’s hands. Plus if you get the pattern now, you can get 50% off!

Promo Code

Use promo code: text50 at checkout to receive the discount.*

Click here to go purchase the pattern now.

*Offer good until Sunday, April 14th, 2014 midnight Pacific time.

Video Review

I Almost Totally Forgot!

I’ve had my motif of the month planned out since last month, but I guess in all that preparedness I forgot to actually put it up.

Until now.

It may be last minute, but I can still say, “Here is the newest Motif of the Month.”

Looks like a starfish to me.
Looks like a starfish to me.

I’m calling it a Starfish Granny, because it’s reminds me of a starfish, yet works up like a granny square. Of course this is more of a pentagon, but you get the idea.

Click here to download the pattern and watch the video tutorial that includes how to join yarn with a standing double crochet.

If you’re saying, “What is a standing double crochet?” you should definitely check out the video just for that. It’s a great join that adds another strand of yarn without slip stitches and chains.

Lefties click here.

My Own Roku Channel

Little box of fun!
Love my Roku!

A little update on my Roku availability.

I’ve now got my own channel. So if you have a Roku, or are thinking of getting one, you can add my channel and watch the videos right from your couch, bed, or wherever you put your Roku.

Check out this link to add my channel directly from the Roku website, or simply search “crochet ever after” right on the Roku to find me.

And remember, I take viewer requests, so if you have a stitch, or certain kind of pattern request, let me know and I will add you to the queue (it’s on the right if you want to see what’s being asked for right now).

Yarnbox March 2014 Reveal

Yarnbox March 2014
Yarnbox March 2014

It’s that time again.

Yarnbox time!

This month there is a little surprise that I’ve been waiting to share with you all. Read on to find out what it is.

Who's that on the left?
Who’s that on the left?

My little surprise is that I am part of the Yarnbox this month. I am their featured crochet designer and I contributed my Nesting Cowl ($2.99 value) as the free download.

I also included a promo code for 30% off in the shop (unlimited value).

Designer Trading Cards
Designer Trading Cards

The knit designer of the month is Alex Tinsley and she is offering her Sproinger Beanie ($5.50 value) as the knit free download.

She is also giving 10% off in her Ravelry shop. (unlimited value). She has some really great knit patterns, I love her style.

Yarn Time

Swiss Made Yarn
Swiss Made Yarn

The yarn in the box this month is 2 hanks of Swiss made Siidegarte Siide-Flauschig ($29.00 a hank value).

This is a beautiful worsted weight 50% merino/50% silk blend yarn. Each hank comes with a generous 273 yards.

The yarn has a great sheen and is super soft. I can’t wait to make something up with it.

So I’m very happy with my haul and very thankful for Yarnbox for including me this month. Did you get a Yarnbox this month? How do you like your yarn? Let us know below and check out the video reveal while you’re at it. 🙂

 

 

 

Silver Spun In Full Effect

Can you guess?
Can you guess?

Here is a sneak peek of the Silver Spun project. I’m working up the final product now and will soon have the pattern up for purchase. This pattern is going to look really cool with self-striping yarn as well, so I’ll have a sample of that too. Be sure to follow the blog to be the first to see what this will be and to get a special discount on the pattern!

Winner Of Hometown USA Yarn

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Congrats to Anita T. from Illinois. She won the Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn giveaway. Be sure to stay tuned, I will announce a new giveaway within the next week.

In the meantime, Happy Sunday!

3 Days Left To Enter

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Marge says, “Don’t Forget.”

Only 3 more days to enter for the free Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn. Just go to this post and leave a comment to enter. I will announce the winner on the 16th. 

Be sure to follow the blog as well, the next giveaway will start a couple days after this one ends. 

KnitCrate March 2014 Reveal ~ Plus Win a Free KnitCrate

Newest KnitCrate has arrived!
Newest KnitCrate has arrived!

The red package has arrived and my newest KnitCrate is so awesome that I’m stopping all other projects I have going to make a pattern with the yarn that was included. Check out below to see what I got and get the details to enter to win your very own Knitcrate.

KnitCrate March 2014 Int/Adv Knitter Kit

So much good stuff!
So much good stuff!

As always I will breakdown what I got so if you want to subscribe you can see the value firsthand. I also buy all of these with my own money, so you will know that my reviews reflect my own opinion and are unbiased in anyway.

This kit was $55 USD and the value was well worth the cost.

So let’s get started:

The card and cool extras.
The card and cool extras.

The KnitCrate this month came with not one free pattern, but three! ($13.00 value)

They are by the Feel Good Yarn company and the first one (the clever mittens with working index finger) is great for the yarn that was included. There is also a sunhat and pair of cute slippers. No crochet patterns yet, but I’m still hopeful.

The card also includes some great promo codes (remember you need to subscribe to get the codes, I’m just sharing what you would save if you did):

1) 50% off any single pattern by Andrea Rangel ($3.00+ value)

She has some beautiful knit patterns for all kinds of projects.

2) 20% off Silverspun Yarn and Kits at KnitCrate. ($5.00+ value)

This is the super cool yarn that came in this kit, so I’ll talk more about it below.

3) 25% off any Rowan Kit at KnitCrate. (16.25+ value)

Some very cute mohair kits are here. For crocheters like me, we can buy the kit just for the discount on the yarn.

The fun extras ware from Image Stitchery (exlusive to the kits, don’t see them for sale anywhere).

They are cherry wood ruler/needle gauge combo. One to attach to my bag and the other to keep at home. They are beautiful and will come in very handy for many years to come.

Yummy!
Yummy!

Next up, Torrie & Howard Organic Hard Candy in Blood Orange and Honey ($4.99 value)

These are delicious and the tin they come in can be used for notions after the candy is gone.

Real silver inside!
Real silver inside!

The yarn is Silver Spun by LanaMundi Yarns. ($25.00 a skein value)

This yarn is 87% combed cotton, 11% silver and 2% lycra. Let me have their website do the honors of explaining this very cool yarn:

The silver content in SilverSpun makes it therapeutic and conductive. Silver kills a number of bacteria, including those that cause odor, has excellent thermal properties, is nontoxic and is perfect for those suffering from diabetes, arthritis and sensitive skin. Silver is also an excellent conductive agent thus allowing smartphone or tablet touch screen use while wearing gloves knit from the yarn. The silver is permanently adhered to the yarn and will not wash out.

Just in case you are wondering, there is no strange metallic smell to the yarn and it is really soft (not scratchy at all). Did I mention it came with its own project bag as well?

I will be making something from this very soon, so be sure to follow the blog to be notified when it’s ready.

Check out my video reveal below to see my experiment of using the yarn to navigate my iPhone.

Now for the giveaway.

KnitCrate is giving away one of their Indie March 2014 KnitCrate kits. All you have to do is give your email address here to enter.

Did you get a KnitCrate this month? What did you think of it? What do you think about the silver yarn? Let us know your thoughts below!

Clover Pom Pom Maker Review and Tutorial

Clover Pom Pom Maker
Clover Pom Pom Maker

I’m horrible at making pom poms. They are usually lopsided and wonky looking. So I was excited to try the Clover Pom Pom Maker.

I wanted to see if these specialized tools would make my pom poms actually look like pom poms.

Though the maker looks much  more complicated than most other pom pom makers on the market, it was actually very easy to figure out after playing with it for a couple of minutes.

The video here shows me working through my very first pom pom with the maker so you can see how easy it was to use and the good results from my very first one. I also then made a few more pom poms and found out a few things to help make the pom poms better. Check out the video for all the tips and tricks.

I’m now obsessed with making all kinds of different kinds of pom poms with these machines. I’ll be giving away a Clover Large Pom Pom Maker very soon while sharing some fun pom pom tutorials. If you aren’t already following the blog, be sure to sign up so you get all the details when the giveaway begins.

Do you have the Clover Pom Pom Maker? Do you have any helpful tips that I haven’t covered in the video? I would love to hear them, let us know below.