Darn Good Yarn Is Giving Away $500 Gift Card

Darn Good Yarn is giving away a $500 gift card. The contest runs through June 7th, 2017, so head over there now and enter.

$500 Darn Good Yarn Gift Card Giveaway

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Another Counter Ring Giveaway And 50% Off A Couple Of Patterns

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I bet you were wondering what happened to the Counter Rings.

I didn’t forget about them or you. I was just waiting for the super generous guys of Critsuccess to hook up their new, knit and crochet-focused website.

The Counter Ring is now live.

I love these rings, and I still use mine whenever I have a project where I need to keep track of rows. It is always in my project bag, and I am contemplating getting a couple extra so I am never without one.

In case you are new to the Counter Ring, check out my video to see it in action.


I was given four rings from The Counter Ring company and  I have three left to giveaway.

How The Giveaway Works

I’m going to be giving away the rings over the course of the next couple months. They will be given away one at a time.

The next winner (see below how to enter) will get their choice of any of the three remaining colors seen pictured. The sizes for each color are:

Rainbow – size 9

Black – size 9

Blue – size 8

Gold – size 8

Each subsequent winner (new posts will be started for each giveaway, so be sure to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already), will get their choice from the remaining rings.

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How To Enter

Enter a comment in this post with what kind of free patterns you would like to see me make videos for this year.

*US residents over 18 only please. Entries accepted until January 31st, 2017 midnight Pacific time. The winner will be chosen and announced February 1st, 2017.

Can’t wait to see if you win one? You can buy your preferred color and size now at The Counter Ring.

New Pattern and Updated Companion

The Frozen Snowflake Beanies are on sale this week only.

The crocheted version is updated with the new easier-to-crochet formatting. And the Knitted Version is brand new.

Get 50% Off Both

Use promo code: frost50 during checkout to get one or both patterns 50% off.*

Note: Craftsy does not have promo codes, so the price shown reflects the discount already taken.

*Offer good until Jan. 9th, 2017 midnight Pacific time.

Buy Now On Your Fav Site:

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Need Some Yarn?

The Knit Frozen Snowflakes Beanie is also a new kit on Craftsy (sorry not 50% off). The kit includes the yarn and pattern to make the project.Choose from many color combos here:

 

Sprightly Frozen Snowflakes Beanie Hat Knitting Kit – $9.52

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Come Dye With Me and Get 10% Off and Win A Dye Box !

The Dye Box

The Dye Box


 

I was sent a Dye Box from the folks over at BQueen Collection to try out and give my honest opinion.

What is a Dye Box you ask?

 
 
I’ll let BQueen break it down for you:
 

Our BQueen Collection Dye Box is a simple DIY kit for dyeing your own yarn naturally. By taking out some of the preliminary steps for you, we make it easy yet very rewarding to find color on a bare hank.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

  • At least 100g of quality yarn, ready to dye (we’ll change up the fiber content and yarn weight too!)
  • Every month is a different surprise yarn color
  • Natural Dye, already measured out specifically for your yarn in a cute little cork bottle
  • Your dye tools, consisting of nitrile gloves, stirring utensils, and a paper cup for mixing

 

What they don’t tell you is how addicting this is. My surprise color was just that — a total surprise. I had no idea the color in the bottle would change so dramatically. Check out the video below for a full reveal of the box and see the color change.

It was so simple and so fun, I loved the process of seeing what I was going to get, not only in the box, but the yarn color that results from the dyeing. The package was so beautiful and well thought out. You really didn’t need anything extra besides the pot to “cook” your yarn in. Now I have a beautiful, high quality hank of yarn to make a project with.

The Dye Box is available as a  monthly subscription. This was such a great first dyeing experience, I would love to do it every month.

If you’ve ever wanted to try dyeing, or know someone who does, this would make an awesome gift. I think you will love creating your own custom hank.
 

They Don’t Just Sell Dye Boxes Either

 
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They also sell crochet hooks!!!

There is a reason they call themselves the BQueen. If you notice the ends of each of the crochet hooks look just like queen pieces from chess. I have one of these on their way and I cannot wait.

You can choose your wood, hook size and topper and they will custom make the hook for you.

And if you notice in the picture, this may be the first wood hook that I know that does this, but they include a thumb rest on the hook so that you can easily orientate yourself without having to look at the hook. Such a great idea. I don’t have any other wood hooks that include this.
 

Didn’t You Say I Could Get 10% Off And Win A Dye Box?

 
You bet I did.

All you have to do is sign up for the BQueen Collection Newsletter here.

Once you confirm you email address, you will receive a 10% off promo code to use immediately and you will be entered to win a Dye Box.*

*The contest is open to everyone, wherever you live in the world and ends June 20th, 2016 so be sure to enter ASAP.

Now check out my reveal video and see some pictures of me dyeing the yarn below.*
 
*Note: the promo code is only for 10% off subscription boxes only, not $10 off (as I accidentally stated in the video). Sorry for any confusion.
 


 

And The Winner Is…

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Congrats to Jackie K. who won the fabulous counter ring with the following comment:

My favorite rainbow color is green!

 
Thanks so to everyone who entered. Be sure to stay tuned, I have some more great giveaways coming up!
 

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Congrats To The Hometown Winner

Congrats to Barbara who won the two skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn with the following comment:

I started “thinking” about Christmas projects in January. I have literally hundreds of patterns. I’ve made some snowflakes and a few characters, but I plan to really get going on Christmas very, very soon. My daughter and I are planning to make some felt ornaments too. BTW I love the basket made with that the Hometown USA.

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New Pattern ~50% Off~ Plus Win Some Yarn

 


The trumpet basket is a sophisticated basket for all your storage needs. The beautiful fluted shape allows for extra storage at the top of the basket. It’s generous size ensures you can fit a variety of things.

 

50% Off This Week Only

 

Use promo code: basket50 during checkout to receive discount.*

*Offer good until Sunday, August  2nd, 2015 midnight Pacific time.

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Win Some Yarn

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Up for grabs is some Lion Brand Hometown USA in colorway Los Angeles Tan. This is the same yarn used to make the Trumpet Basket and two skeins will be awarded to one lucky reader.

How To Enter

Leave a comment in this post simply telling all of us if you’ve started working on your holiday projects.*

*Contest open to US residents only. Entries accepted until August 15th, 2015 midnight Pacific time. Winner will be chosen and announced August 16th, 2015.

Super Cute Giveaway ~ Amigurumi Fairy Tales

The wonderful folks over at amigurumipatterns.net have sent me their newest book and as a treat they sent an extra copy for me to giveaway to one of you.

Before I get to the giveaway though, let me first tell you about the book.

Amigurumi Fairy Tales

Amigurumi Fairy Tales

Amigurumi Fairy Tales takes well known children’s fairy tales and turns the characters into little amigurumis.

A few of the characters included.

A few of the characters included.

Unlike the previous Zoomigurumi books, the patterns in this book were all designed by one person – Tessa van Riet-Ernst. Checking out her past patterns on Ravelry you can see she specializes in super cute stuffed creatures and this book is no different.

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the adorable Ugly Duckling there are so many projects to choose from. She has recreated every character from each of the stories (including seven individual goats from one tale) to recreate at home.

Even though the designer and publishers of the book are Dutch, the book is written in US terms with very easy-to-understand instructions.

Such cute photos.

Such cute photos.

As with all of the books by this publisher, the pictures are fantastic and include very helpful step by step tutorials for hard parts of each pattern. Plus there is a whole amigurumi tutorial section in the front to help anyone just learning this fun type of crochet.

Help along the way.

Help along the way.

 

Some of the things I love about this book:

 
 

  • A portion of each tale is highlighted along with the pattern.The portion of the story highlighted usually goes along with the picture on that page. Nice extra touch.
  • Some the characters have cute tiny accessories, my favorite being the fish the papa bear holds in the Goldilocks tale.
See the fish in papa's hand?

See the fish in papa’s hand?

  • The hair for each character is different. There are individual techniques for Snow White’s short curls, Rupunzel’s long locks and every other hair in the book.
Snow White's hair is a really neat technique.

Snow White’s hair is a really neat technique.

  • The outfits are all different as well. I like that each character has an individual look and many of them are familiar to the fairy tales as we know them today (see Snow White as an example above.)

The entire book is so much fun to look through and I keep seeing new things each time I look (did you notice the evil queen’s silhouette handing Snow White the apple in the picture above?) The book is well written, laid out beautifully and includes projects for all ranges of crocheters. Anyone who loves amigurumi, or is interested in learning should have this book in their library.
 

Now For The Giveaway

 
Win your very own copy of Amigurumi Fairy Tales simply by leaving a comment below telling us all which is your favorite fairy tale of all time.*

*Open to US residents 18 and older only. Entries are accepted until July 15th, 2015, midnight Pacific time. The winner will be randomly chosen from all entrants and announced July 16th. 

If you simply cannot wait to get your hands on the book, you can go pick one up now here on Amazon.

 
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Congrats!

Congratulations Krista, you are the winner of the Simply Soft Paints and Namaste Hook Holder. She had the following comment that was randomly chosen:

Whatever free time I can eke out will be finishing my first shawl. Then, oh my, I will have to choose another project from my Ravelry queue which is already longer than one summer’s worth of beautiful things!

More good things are being given away this month so be sure to follow the blog so you don’t miss out.

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Time To Loaf Off ~ And A New Giveaway

Alert! New Slipper Pattern

 
This loafer is a fast project that produces a super comfy slipper. The top is crocheted as one piece directly onto the sole. You can even make it as one piece if you keep everything one color.

 

50% Off This Week Only

 

Use promo code: slipper50 during checkout to receive discount.*

         *Offer good until Sunday, May 17th, 2015 midnight Pacific time.

 
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Another Giveaway

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I forgot to give away this Simply Soft Paints yarn when I posted my Slouchy Slippers pattern a little while back so now it’s up for grabs, along with this cute Namaste needle/hook case.

You’ll win both items by leaving a comment below letting us all know what you will be crocheting/knitting this summer.*

*Open to US residents only. Comments accepted until May 31st, 2015 midnight Pacific time. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced June 1st, 2015.