Hooray! I took advantage of Knit Crate’s moving sale and purchased their Move-A-KnitCrate – Beginner / No Minis / No Sock. I’ve been eyeballing Knit Crate for a while now, ever since I discovered it on Crochet Ever After. It’s a great concept, and I’ve personally been wanting to do something like this for a while, not just subscribe, but organize and hold as well.
Knit Crate is a subscription knit service. It comes in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions, and every month, a package is shipped containing yarn, a pattern, and goodies pertaining to the project. It’s such a great idea, and you don’t have to be a master 24/7 knitter to subscribe. They offer Newbie, Beginner, Intermediate and Sock, with a few other kits and add-ons. One great thing, out of the many, about Knit Crate is it introduces a knitter to new things: new challenge in a pattern, a new type of yarn, a handy notion that one may discover they can’t live without. Whatever is shipped, it’s more than enough to start and complete a project, without having to go out and buy anything extra (unless you really want to).
I’m a notch below intermediate, I haven’t mastered the cable stitch yet. I do consider myself pretty advanced enough to know that whatever is thrown at me, I can handle no problem. So I went ahead with this knit crate to broaden my horizons with knitting.
Let’s do this!
First item to pop out: The Sweet Extra – All Natural Caveman Cookies. Caveman Cookies are made by Caveman Bakery, LLC in New York. They feature all-natural, dairy- & grain-free cookies and sweets. Two Original flavor cookies were included. I haven’t tried them yet, I’m not big on health food, but I gave them to my husband, who likes this kind of treat. When I get his opinion, I’ll add it here.
Second item: The Fun Extra – The Digital Finger Tally Counter. I’m horrible at counting rows. Unless it’s seed stitch, I’m always lost. I even have a row counter that I used to use, but I still got lost. Maybe this will help? Who knows? Perhaps it will. Though, I must admit, a chain row counter may be my only hope. This features a backlit LED and larger display. The counter itself has an adjustable strap, so even those of us with tiny fingers can use it. It fits snugly on the index finger, the “Count” button is nice and large, easily accessible for a quick tap as I turn the row. Batteries are included, yet no instructions on how to change the it if it dies. There are screws though, so I’m sure I’ll change the battery as I would a watch. It seems to turn off on its own, and when picked back up, pressing any button will turn it back on without resetting or adding a tally. It appears to have five number spaces, so you can count rows up to (I’m assuming) 99,999. Do you think that’ll be enough rows? Not sure what calls for that kind of length; I’d love to see it, though!
Third item: The Yarn – Scrumptious Aran by Fyberspates in Cherry Red. 45% Silk, 55% Merino. I could roll around naked in this, it’s that luxurious. I’m really glad I got that ball winder. Now I have a reason to work with a silk blend, my very first time using this kind of yarn. I have to say, I’ve been a little nervous at the idea of working with any kind of silk, I figured it was such a luxurious fiber that I always assumed it would need an equally luxurious pattern and a master skill level. We’ll see how this goes.
Fourth item: The Card – the pattern download card. One side explains the contents of the kit, the other side has the pattern download code with an extra link for an additional free pattern if you’re not feeling the feature. This card also includes discount codes for future Knit Crate purchases (doesn’t look like future subscriptions, though), designer patterns, yarn discount for the featured Indie spinner, and discount for more of the fun extra, the LED Tally Counter.
I’m definitely not disappointed with this Knit Crate and I’m sure as hell not going to delay subscribing to this. I think one of the things that I’m really looking forward to with this subscription is learning something new. I’ve never worked with Silk. Now’s my chance. I have a new row/stitch counter, and so far, it’s pretty slick. I’ve got a couple new patterns I would normally hold off getting. I understand if you’re a little apprehensive signing up for even a 3-month subscription, but honestly, I do have to say, it’s genuinely worth it if you have a short attention span and crave something new. I’ve made it easy for you. Get 10% off your first purchase at Knit Crate by clicking the pic below.
Thanks for reading, and I honestly do hope you check this out. It is well worth it. 🙂
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