Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A Wonderful Way To Receive Yarn

Ok, so I have vowed I will not look on the internet at any new yarn to purchase. But I have recently signed up for KnitCrate. This is a monthly or bi-monthly subscription for yarn, a pattern, a knitting goodie and a treat. I know, I know, it is kind of like buying new yarn. But it is not actually LOOKING for new yarn - it just magically arrives in the mail! Anyway, that is my (slightly flawed) reasoning and I am sticking to it!

This was my November posting. Don't tell anyone, but I subscribe to two add-ons as well as my main subscription. 

This is the Intermediate/Advanced subscription. November mailout was a Scarf-In-A-Scarf pattern, Skeino handpainted yarn and silk scarf dyed at the same time so it is a colour match, a needle keeper and Lovely lollies.
The scarf pattern looks intriguing. The knitted scarf has buttonholes along one edge to thread the silk scarf through. Then it can be tied in numerous ways.

The November sock add-on was Madelinetosh - Tosh Sock and a Slippery Socks pattern, which is a slip stitch pattern. I have cast these socks on, but forgot to take a photo! I am thinking they will be for my oldest daughter for Christmas. 

And I really love the Minis Add-On! 5 or 10 skeins (surprisingly, I choose 10!) of 20gms of a line of yarn. These are Madelinetosh - Tosh Sock. These are so asking to be knitted into the little Christmas elf stockings that Pumpkin Sunrise blogged about this week. As soon as I read the post, I knew I wanted to make some of these stockings. And then the next day, this yarn arrived. Perfect!

I do love these mystery subscriptions. It is so exciting to open the parcel. You can look on their website for the 'reveal' before your parcel arrives, but what fun is that?! You can look here to see some examples of past collections. There are some lovely yarns included in these packages.

Linking with Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On, even though this post is more about thinking of crafting than actually doing! But hey, sometimes it is just as much fun to look through your stash and pattern books and dream of what to start next!


  1. Best mail ever! :) Beautiful yarn... I am sure you will make something lovely!

    1. Yarn in the mail is the best Christmas present!

  2. Oh, what a treat to arrive in your mail!! Madelinetosh minis?? Oh, those are going to be so much fun to knit with!

    1. They feel lovely. I love Madelinetosh.