My New BQueen Collection Hook Arrived ~ Check It Out!!!

Which one did I choose?
Which one did I choose?

After trying out the BQueen Collection Dye Box, I fell in love with the hooks I saw on their website. I wanted to order one right away.

I sent my request to the awesome husband and wife team of Brian and Makenzie and they said, “just make another video and we’ll send you a hook.”

I said, “You bet!”

I chose my size and wood and told them which topper I liked and I left the rest up to them. I got a custom-made hook that I love so much! I’m not giving anything else away though. If you want to see which wood and design I received and all the awesome features of the hook, you’ll have to check out the video below.

Also, their dye box giveaway is still going on through June 20th so go sign up for their newsletter to be entered.

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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.
 

 

Newest Knitcrate Newbies Is My Favorite So Far

I don’t want to give away what I got, but it is a super popular kit that Knitcrate sells on their website. Check out the video if you want to see what I got. There is also a cameo of the Critsucess counter ring in there if you want to see it in action.

Win this ring!!!Don’t forget to enter the contest for the giveaway of the ring here. Only another week and a half to enter.

 

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.

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.