The final yarn review & giveaway of the year is Bijou Basin Ranch’s Himalayan Summit yarn, a lovely 50% Tibetan yak/50% superfine merino wool blend.
Giveaways, Reviews & Sponsored
If you didn’t end up getting lucky enough to win the big giveaway for the Read Along Knit Along, I have some bookish-meets-yarnish good news! I’ve teamed up with indie yarn company Skeins in the Stacks to bring you a second chance to win some awesome yarn.
There’s a new knitting show in town, and everyone can watch it free on YouTube! The Knit Show with Vickie Howell is a Kickstarter-funded, studio quality craft show all about knitting and crochet. I was lucky enough to design a custom knit hat pattern especially for beginners for the show’s second-ever episode!
I could look at this pretty yarn all dang day! Manos del Uruguay’s new yarn, Serpentina, is both hand dyed and handspun, which is why it’s incredible to behold.
MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino is soft, lightweight and springy. This yarn is a fun one to work with for both knit and crochet. Check out this post for a review & enter to win two balls to try for yourself!
Ever wanted to try a yarn subscription box? Take a look at Knitcrate & their new Crochet Crate, plus enter for a chance to win one to try for yourself!
Sometimes you get the chance to work with a yarn that’s so lovely you know you’re going to use it for something special. SilverSpun Silk from Feel Good Yarn Co. is one of those yarns. Made with a combination of cotton, silk, silver & nylon, this uber-soft yarn works up into fine lace fit for special events.
Learn all about Mountain Meadow Wool’s Alpine yarn and enter to win a skein to try for yourself!
Manos del Uruguay has a new yarn out called Milo, and I got to get my hooks & needles into it this weekend! A blend of 65% merino wool & 35% linen, this earthy yarn makes projects with a rustic yet elegant feel with a nice drape.