Check Out The Knitcrate Newbie Package I Received!

I got my Knitcrate Newbie package and have made up my first project.

If you remember from my previous post, I am learning to knit and had signed up for this particular knitcrate because it included everything I needed to learn to knit including the needles, yarn and videos. Check out  my reveal video to see how I liked it and what I made.

Plus use promo code: 77tg5t to get $10 off your first knitcrate.

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It’s Knitcrate Time!

The newest Knitcrate arrived. I am loving what I got this month. You can check out the reveal video to see everything and its value. Then be sure to enter to win the knit patterns below.


Giveaway

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Great Cowl!

 

Cute fingerless gloves.
Cute fingerless gloves.

These two knit patterns are super cute and can be yours. Just leave a comment below with your current WIP (work in progress) to be entered.*

Entries open to everyone and close Jan. 31st ,2015 midnight Pacific time. Winner to be announced the next day. Winner will receive the promo codes to download the patterns from Knticrate. 

Newest Knitcrate ~ Win the Included Knit Patterns $12 Value

I received my December Knitcrate and as always, they did not disappoint. The new format for the reveal is that everything, including the price of each item, is revealed on the video below. Then the most important part — the giveaway, is below that.

Did you get a Knitcrate this month? How did you like it, did you get the same items as me? Let us know below.

Giveaway

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kc2I’m giving away the two patterns included in my Knitcrate this month to one lucky reader.  The Bells & Beads Stole and “I Mean Business” Pocket Scarf Patterns by Le Tissier Designs includes these two cute patterns pictured.. Both can be yours by leaving a comment below about anything you want. *

*Offer good to anyone living anywhere (yay!). Entries accepted until December 31st, 2014. Winner will be chosen and announced Jan. 1st, 2015. The promo code for the two patterns will be emailed to the winner. 

A Couple of Reveals And A Giveaway

I got a little behind with the holidays, but also wanted to try something new. So instead of full blog posts of the values of all the items in my yarn subscriptions that I receivedlast month, I made up two videos with the breakdowns already included.

My first is from Yarnbox. It is the November 2014 box. I got some really nice yarn from New Zealand (spoiler alert: more possum yarn.)

 

The second is from Knitcrate. It is the November 2014 Int/Adv Knitter crate. It had an awesome scarf in a scarf kit and a item that I’m giving away below, so be sure to head below the video for that.

Giveaway

Needle Keeper
Needle Keeper

 

This guy is made for storing your circular knitting needles while working on a project. The video goes more into what it does, but it’s a great tool for your knitting bag. It can be yours by leaving a little comment below on what your last finished project was.*

*US residents only please. Entries accepted until Dec. 21st, 2014 midnight Pacific time. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, Dec. 22nd, 2014

I’ve got another giveaway going up in the next couple of days that is great for knitters or crocheters so follow the blog now so you get notification when that is up.

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Chroma Color Reveal ~ Sandpiper

Nice and subtle colors.
Nice and subtle colors.

Here is the next of the new Knit Picks Chroma color reveal.

This color is called Sandpiper and like some of the new Chroma, it seems that the colors are randomized rather than continuous or mirrored.

The colors are very beautiful in person, it reminds you of an overcast day at the beach, everything muted and slightly dark.

I chose the Sandpiper to remake my Textable Gloves. I wanted something more winter colored instead of bright and I love how they turned out.

Just like the other patterns I have revealed in the new colors, this will be up on Knit Picks website in the coming future, but you don’t have to wait if you like the look. You can purchase the pattern here, and the yarn here.

Yarnbox August 2014 Reveal

This month I received a Yarnbag, instead of a Yarnbox. Find out why below!

 

My yarnbag.
My yarnbag.

 

The simple reason for the yarnbag was that the yarn was so gigantic, it wouldn’t fit into a yarnbox!

But before we get to the yarn.

 

Let’s check out the Designer trading card.

Such a cute combo.
Such a cute combo.

Melissa Leapman (designer of over 800 knit and crochet projects) made a knitted and crocheted version of her “Jenny Set” that you see above (crochet set is in the picture).

It’s perfect for the included yarn and cute to boost.

 

Now The Yarn

 

They wore this in Sochi.
They wore this in Sochi.

 

The yarn is by Imperial Yarn and is called Erin. ($66 value for all three)

Imperial yarn has been around since 1871 and was the yarn chosen for the sweaters worn by the Sochi Olympians this past winter.

The wool is incredibly soft for 100%. It is a 3ply worsted, though it seems almost bulky with how lofty it is.

There is a generous 225 yards in each hank, so you could do three beanies or a really nice large scarf with it. I’m planning as I type…

Did you get a Yarnbox this month? What colors did you get? Let us know below. Also see more of the yarn and the other side of the designer card in the video below.

 

 

Knitcrate Reveal July 2014 Plus Giveaway

I’ve been out of town so this reveal is a little late in the month, but better late than never. Especially when it includes a giveaway!

 

I always know who this package is from.
I always know who this package is from.

I got some really cool stuff this month and I can’t wait to show you.

First, the Sweet Extra

My new favorite cookie.
My new favorite cookie.

J&M Key Lime Cookies ($4 value)

“All natural” and cookies don’t always go well together. I thought I would try one of these tea cookies and then the cotton mouth that would result from the dryness of the cookie would prevent me from eating another.

Well, I tried one and the next thing I knew, the bag was empty.

The cookies were so delicious that I’m about to order some more from their website. Did I mention they included a 20% off promo code as well?

The outer coating was a sort of thick powered sugar but more soft and less asphyxiating — ever breathe in accidentally when biting a powered doughnut?

The key lime was sweet, yet wonderfully tart and the actually cookie was very soft and not dry at all.

I highly recommend these and if you don’t like them, I will take any extras off of your hands.

Next the Fun Extra

The Digital Finger Tally Counter ($10 value)

This thing is very cool. It’s a row/stitch counter that has an adjustable ring to fit on your finger. I will have to try it out and see which finger it will work best on.

It has a nice large button in the center for keeping track. Then a reset button to get you back to zero and a LCD button to light up your display when working in low light.

I received a yellow one, but it comes in tons of different colors as well.

Patterns and Promo Codes

Giveaway time!
Giveaway time!

The two free patterns this month are the Grace Scarf and Lauren Cowl ($10 value)

I’ll be giving away the code to download these below, so if you knit, or want to learn, these are both beautiful patterns to do it with.

I also received the following promo codes in this month’s Knitcrate. Remember, I just let you know what you can get if you join Knitcrate, I don’t give out the actual promo codes.

1. 20% off any online order at JM-foods.com (the cookie makers above.)

2. 50% off patterns by Claire Ellen and Kay Dahlquist on Ravelry.

3. 15% off of Swan Island’s Merino and Natural Colors yarn (yarn included in knitcrate).

The Yarn

Always save the best for last.
Always save the best for last.

I love the name of this yarn.

Swans Island Natural Color Collection in Sea Glass ($48 for both hanks)

It’s handcrafted in Maine and hand dyed.

This super soft lace weight is 50% fine merino wool and 50% tussah silk. It comes with a whopping 530 yards per hank. I think I will need to make a very special shawl with this. Stay tuned for that.

Loving the Knitcrate this month. Did you get one? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Use this link and get 10% off your first order. Meanwhile, get a better look at the haul here in this video reveal.

The Giveaway

Leave me a comment below.
Leave me a comment below.

Leave me a comment below on your favorite weight of yarn. Do you prefer worsted or bulky, fingering or lace, or do you love it all? Let me know and you will be entered to win the promo codes for the patterns. Entries end Saturday, August 9th, 2014 and I will announce the winner Sunday, August 10th, 2014.

Not a knitter? I have a really awesome giveaway coming up in the next couple of days. Be sure to follow the blog so you will get notice when it is up.

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