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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'!

New Pattern: Ombrélac Cowl

Looking for something to knit this weekend - something that you can FINISH this weekend? Well have I got a project for you!

Knit on US size 8 (5mm) needles, using a lofty worsted weight yarn, not only does this project make you look like a goddess among knitters, but it's addictive beyond all reason so you'll be done in no time.

The Ombrélac Cowl

Featuring Wooly Worsted from Ewe Ewe Yarns in four shades, this ombré-inspired cowl is sure to please not only the knitter in you, but the wearer in the recipient (that is, if you can handle giving it away after you make it). 

And this weekend only, in honor of it being Halloween (and the weather is FINALLY cool enough to want to wear this in my neck of the woods) let's do 25% off this beauty of a pattern using code "LOVEMESOMEENTRELAC" (I recommend copying and pasting that so you get all the e's). 

Have fun with it - mix and match and see what color comboinations you come up with - there are 20 fun colors from Ewe Ewe Yarns to try. I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Happy Ombrélac-ing!