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.
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
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?
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.
If you are interested in learning to knit, I highly recommended the Knitcrate Newbies kit at Knitcrate.com. It has helped me out immensely and I’m only 2 months in. Check out what they sent me this month and what I made with it in the video below.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.