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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'!

New Website Celebration!

2014 has been an amazing year for me - all thanks to YOU! Your support for, and love of, my patterns has helped me turn a dream of becoming a knit wear design into a reality and I CANNOT say enough how much it means to me. 

The last push was from my biffle, Heather, over at Ewe Ewe Yarns. She has been cheering me on since we met last fall but most recently she's encouraged me to go whole hog on this thing. So over the next 6 months the plan is to start designing more frequently and more than just socks (though who doesn't love socks?!). She's also encouraged me to start this new website and get some newsletters going - so those will be rolling out shortly (the newsletters, obviously the website is here). I won't be annoying - you'll only get them once a month and they'll be sharing FUN stuff, not just asking for your money. PROMISE!

And lest I forget - my BIGGEST supporter ever - The Hubband! He was the inspiration for my first pattern, and remains, after 19 years of knowing and loving one another, the best part of me. And today, duh duh da da, is HIS BIRFDAY! So let's give 3 cheers for this handsome feller and his support of this new site. 

So what's so great about the new website? Well - now you can buy patterns right HERE, rather than on Ravelry (though you can also still get them there). Plus now my patterns, blogs and everything else are all in one place. It's also really user-friendly on my end so less time spent mucking around with the details of a website means more timing designing. YAY!

So, to celebrate - I'm giving you 20% of ALL of my patterns HERE or on Ravelry using promo code: 

This code will be valid until 9:15 PST on Friday, November 21st!

So from the bottom of my heart (and the top, sides and middle bits too) - THANK YOU for your support this past year. I can't wait to see what we create together over this next year!

MWAH!

 

Happy Knitting!!!