June 2021 Mini Yarn Subscription Box

This month I included an American Brand, Caron. I do believe that this is the first time I have chosen this brand for the Mini Box. I actually love using it as it is really soft. Subscribers found 2 balls of Caron Simply Soft in the shade Robin’s Egg. Each of the 170g balls contains […]

April 2021 Mini Yarn Subscription Box

This month subscribers received 3 balls of Hayfield Baby Bonus 4ply. Each of the 100g balls contains approx 466m. As it is a baby yarn it can go into the washing machine and is safe for the tumble dryer. That is a lot of yarn to play with! This month I also included a cute […]

Why we love knitting and crochet (and you should too)

I often get asked this question. ‘Why do you knit/crochet?’ It is then often followed by the statement ‘I thought only old people or grandma’s do that!’ I for one am far from old (I’m 35 for the record) and I have been able to knit and crochet since I was a child. I know […]

2020 vs 2021

New Year…New Goals This time last year I decided, for the first time ever, not to set resolutions. I never kept to them. I think it was the term resolution. It just seems so finale. It doesn’t seem to give me the option of working towards it. It is an all or nothing concept to […]

Yarn Review – King Cole Giza 4ply

Back in June 2020, the yarn supplied in the knitting and crochet subscription boxes was the King Cole Giza 4ply. A beautiful mercerized cotton yarn in a vibrant red shade. The yarn itself is a 50g ball and contains approx 175 yards (158 metres). It is machine washable at 40 degrees and comes in a […]

Customer Takeover – August 2020 Baby Crochet Box

I have been a happy subscriber of the “Hook it Yourself” boxes since March 2019.  I initially started the boxes as even though I was an experienced crocheter, I really lacked confidence with sewing up any of my projects.  Each of the boxes comes with a pattern for a garment to make for a baby […]

Notions and Potions!

Any knitter or crocheter will tell you that along with their hooks, needles, yarns and patterns they will also have a plethora of other bits and pieces which are pretty essential to their craft. All of these little bits help to build up the essential toolkit and make yarn craft so much easier Scissors/Snips – […]

August 2020 Mini Yarn Subscription Box

This month I have included a lovely King Cole yarn, Authentic. It is a cotton mix DK. Each ball is 100g and contains approx 242m. In terms of washing instructions it can be washed on a 30°cycle but don’t put it into the tumble drier, just lay it flat to dry. The King Cole Authentic […]

Yarns and Fibres – What is it made from?

So you have your hooks or needles, you know what weight of yarn you are needing to use but what about the type of yarn? The fibre content! Just like there is with most things to do with crochet and knitting, there are a lot of different choices. There are quite a few things to […]

What’s the deal with yarn weights?

And I don’t mean how heavy they are! Yarn comes in several different weights. This relates to the thickness of the yarn, on how thick or thin it is! Traditionally, yarn can be categorised into one of 7 different weight classes. When crocheting or knitting you really do need to consider the weight of the […]

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