PODCAST : Ep 18 : Sock Designs for Days
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I chat about sock fever, getting worn out by marathon spinning and some great new yarn and fiber acquisitions.

 

Sign up for Knit Crate and get yarn like I show off in this podcast here. Use code BUCK20 to enjoy 20% off your first month!

*This post contains affiliate links. Please read more about what that means in my "About" page.

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Vogue Knitting : The Ultimate Knitting Book Review
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Out now from the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine Vogue Knitting : The Ultimate Knitting Book. This book is a must-have for every knitter. First released 29 years ago, this is the third edition that is completely revised and updated for this generation of knitters. Features 70+ pages and over 1,600 new photos and illustrations and additional content throughout the book. I highly recommend adding this practical (and beautiful) to your knitting library!

Check out the video above for my review and a sneak peek inside the pages.

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Knit Crate : January Crate
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It's KnitCrate time!

For those of you who follow this blog or my Instagram account, you’ve no doubt heard me talking about KnitCrate. But if you’re new here and you've never heard of KnitCrate, they are a monthly yarn club. Members subscribe month to month and can cancel at any time. They offer many different crates, including the original KnitCrate, Artisan, Sock, Knitologie Sock and Knitologie Minis. You can find out more about the specifics of each crate here

KnitCrate's theme for their January crates is "Nature Study." When I spotted the sneak peeks on Instagram, I got pretty giddy. All the yarn colorways and patterns draw inspiration from nature. 

I received the original KnitCrate membership crate this month which features a kit that comprises of two skeins of their in-house premium yarn and a knit pattern and a crochet pattern. The overall value, including worldwide shipping, for all of these items, is $63, but if you are a subscriber, this crate is only $24.99. (That's more than 50% off for those of you who haven't yet had your coffee today!) So, as you can see, it pays to subscribe! 

Afraid of commitment? No problem! Membership is month to month and you can cancel anytime.

You can also get an additional savings of 20% off your first month by using code BUCK20 when checking out. So sign up now!

 

*This post contains affiliate links. To learn more about what this means, please check out my About Page.

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REVIEW + GIVEAWAY : Dutch Label Shop
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Dutch Label Shop is a label production company based in Philadelphia that offers small (or large!) quantity custom labels for brands. They feature custom logo and basic woven labels, care and sizing labels, hang tags and more. Recently, they offered me a voucher to use in their shop so I could order and review some products. I was impressed with the production timing, quality, communication, and value. You can hear more about my experience and the products I received in the video above. 

I also ordered a set of 25 basic woven labels to giveaway to one lucky winner. They have an iron-on backing while the front is a gray background with white lettering stating "Handmade with love" and a sweet ball of yarn. They are perfect to iron-on to sewn projects or sew on to knit items and add the ideal touch to handmade gifts. To enter for a chance to win these 25 labels, simply comment below on what handmade creation you'll use your first label on! Winner will be drawn randomly on Friday, January 26th in the evening US Eastern time. 

This giveaway is now closed and the winner is Jackie!

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“DIY Rules for a WTF World” Giveaways
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a knitter who hasn't heard of the Pussyhat Project. A year ago pink kitten-eared hats were flooding our social media feeds and no doubt on a set of our very own needles. Krista Suh, the creator of the Pussyhat Project, has written a manifesto called DIY Rules for a WTF World : How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World.

This book is very à propos for this time--the anniversary of the women's march, the #TimesUp movement, and the song of voices finally being heard. You can check out a bit more about my initial opinions of the book, sneak peeks inside and more, in the video above.

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The Hachette Book Group has generously offered to give away a copy of DIY Rules for a WTF World to two lucky winners. To match their offer, I'll be adding a skein of my yarn to each winner. This is my Worsted III base, which is a 100% merino wool single ply yarn dyed with lac. It's a perfect yarn for the original Pussyhat pattern (which is included at the end of this book.) Giveaway is only open to residents of US and Canada. Winners will be drawn randomly on Thursday, January 18th--one from the comments below and one from the corresponding post on my Instagram. Feel free to enter in both places, following the specific directions in each. Here, please comment below on how DIY empowers you!

 

This Giveaway is now closed! The winner is Nicky.  

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