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Product Review: Knit Crate April 2017

Can I get a shout out for not-fingering-weight projects?! WOOOOOT!

Ok, now that's out of my system, I should back up and say that I do love me some fingering weight yarn. I have more of it than I'll ever use in this lifetime, and continue to buy  more because it's what indie dyers tend to work with. BUT! Every once in a while it's nice to work with an instant-gratification yarn, which is exactly what showed up in my April Knit Crate box. 

Oh, the YARNS!

Vocabulary Yarns is a new-to-me dyer and let's just say they're speaking my language - my COLOR language. This box showed up and in it were yarns in my two favorite colors - teal and orange. Wow! We've got Cara Cara Orange and Hawaiian Ice on the Delicate Base which is a 3-play, 100% superwash merino Aran base. 

Naturally, the package comes with two project options that are fabulous. I feel like the project opportunities are endless with 181 yds of each color. Fingerless mitts? A cowl? Mmm... so much colorful goodness!

The treat!

Every knitter loves treats, amiright?! I'm right. And this months' treat is an adorable block of handmade sheep milk soap from Maple Hill Farm. And it smells gooooooood! It's not too often that I don't sniff yarn (c'mon... you know you do it, too!) but this month, I smelled the whole box. I just opened it and was greeted with a fresh smell of mint and rosemary. Deee-lightful! 

Also - check out their website - it has the cutest family photo introducing themselves. It's so sweet. 

Doing Good!

A business for Butterfly Boxes is also included. The full rundown on this amazing non-profit is included in last months Knit Crate review post. You gotta love a company like Knit Crate that cares about giving back. 

Love this Crate? Go get it!

If you love this kit, you've got two weeks left to order your very own (until April 30th). Once they're gone, they're gone, and the May boxes will be up for grabs!

How do you get one? Click this link: http://mbsy.co/gR3nS

At this link, you can choose from this months' Knit Crate, or a selection of other crates (Beginners, Socks, and Newbies and CROCHET, too!) that you can order by the month (a one-time purchase), 3-months, or even a full years subscription. And yes, the multi-order plans are discounted! Woot! 

And, just 'cuz I love you guys (and the Knit Crate folks love me) I have a discount code to share with you, should you decide to purchase the April Box. Just use UK20 at checkout and you can save 20% on your Knit Crate. I mean... does it get any better than that?! Nope... didn't think so.

So... why are you still here?

Go get your Crate. Save some $$ with UK20 and get to knitting with some incredible yarns (and patterns, of course). Thanks for stopping by! More knitting goodness is coming your way, soon!

Oh! And did I mention?! If you snap a photo of your Knit Crate and share it on social media with #KNITCRATE and #UnravelYourKNITCRATE you're entered to win a $50 Knit Crate gift card?! Yep... that's more than a month's box worth. Double 'woot'!

Product Review: Knit Crate, March 2017

You know when you sign up for a subscription service (magazines, clothes, KNITTING THINGS) and you're all "Oh man... I hope it's super awesome" and then it shows up and your blown away? Welp! That's all I gotta say about the March Knit Crate that showed up at my door the other day. 

In the past I've signed up for package knitting services and have enjoyed them, but this time, when I opened my Knit Crate box, the first Knit Crate I've received, I think I actually said "Wow!". For serious. Wow. I mean, sure, yarn is always pretty, but this whole package is beautiful.  

Let's break it down!

So, beyond the clean outer box, this is what's inside:

  • A descriptor card about the inspiration for the month - this month is all about the earth tones of root vegetables and winter crops. 
  • A double-sided pattern postcard that shows a sneak peak of the Beginner pattern and the Intermediate/Advanced pattern available for you to download and knit with the included yarn.
  • A feel good business card with the express purpose of giving back!
  • A little bag with some oh-so-cute progress keepers to keep you on track as you knit the pattern, AND... duh duh duh DA!
  • THE YARN! 

Postcards aside...

There is a lovely business card inside this box for "Butterfly Boxes". Now, I'd never heard of Butterfly Boxes but I feel like it's something I would really like to get on board with. And I love that Knit Crate, a business (aka: for profit), has taken the time to find a way for their customers to give back to those in need.

The general idea with Butterfly Boxes (a non-profit, BTW) is that we, as knitters (or crocheters) can send completed fiber-y items (blankets, toys, wash cloths, bags, hats, etc.) to the Butterfly Box organization, and the items will be distributed, along with other necessities, to refugee families in need arriving in Portland, OR. I mean, come on, right?! Maybe it's just me, but that hit me in the feels, y'all! We have such an amazing skill, as fiber artists. How special to share it with someone who would truly appreciate it?! Just do it! *stepping off my soapbox now*

Lest I forget the progress keepers!

These adorable little sheepy-wonders are super adorable. They've got a claw clasp on them so you can clip them to your project bags for easy transport for new projects. Or, if you're like me, to a zipper on your jacket so you always have a sheep friend with you! 

OK, can we discuss this yarn?!

I have heard of Knit One Crochet Too yarn but have never actually touched it. And now I'm kind of kicking myself for not squishing it before! The kit includes 2 skeins of Crock-O-Dye, a fingering weight yarn in a blend of superwash, nylon and silk. Yum-My! 

Time is of the essence!

If you love this kit, you've got just 9 more days to get your hands on it (aka: March 31)! Once they're gone, they're gone, and the April boxes will be up for grabs!

How do you get one? Click this link: http://mbsy.co/gR3nS

You'll be directed to a page where you can choose from this crate, or a selection of other crates (Beginners, Socks, and Newbies and CROCHET, too!) that you can order by the month (a one-time purchase), 3-months, or even a full years subscription. And yes, the multi-order plans are discounted! Woot! 

And, just 'cuz I love you guys (and the Knit Crate folks love me) I have a discount code to share with you, should you decide to purchase the March Box. Just use UK20 at checkout and you can save 20% on your Knit Crate. I mean... does it get any better than that?! Nope... didn't think so.

So... why are you still here?

Go get your Crate. Save some $$ with UK20 and get to knitting with some incredible yarns (and patterns, of course). Thanks for stopping by! More knitting goodness is coming your way, soon!

Oh! And did I mention?! If you snap a photo of your Knit Crate and share it on social media with #KNITCRATE and #UnravelYourKNITCRATE you're entered to win a $50 Knit Crate gift card?! Yep... that's more than a month's box worth. Double 'woot'!