I got yarn in the mail. I actually got more than that. I got a whole kit from We Are Knitters. They are all about the kits. Each one is designed to include everything you need to make a project: yarn, needles, pattern, and any notions/accessories it may require.
So really I got yarn plus extra stuff in the mail. That’s always fun. Shopping in a store is fun too but shopping for yarn (and stuff) online means that you get a box. Your kitties get to sniff that box, sit on that box, chase each other off that box. And eventually you, the knitter, get to open that box and see what’s inside.
So let’s do that. Let’s open the box.
One small note: Twice in this video I call the needles in this kit “15’s” They are in fact 15 mm which translates to a US 19. In my head I’m always thinking of knit needles in terms of their measured diameter and not their
silly, arbitrary, meaningless, widely used and accepted US size name. Most of the time I can keep it all in my head and don’t let it come out my mouth so as not to confuse people. But on this day it kept slipping out. Sorry about that. They are US size 19’s.
Nice right? Right. Big yarn and big needles means fun times.
- pattern on high gloss paper
- 1 ball of The Wool in pink (color L647), 200g, 80 meters
- US 19 wooden needles, 15 inches (38 cm) long
- woven tag
- tapestry needle
So I’ll be playing with this very soon. Very, very soon. I just need to get my last project/new pattern wrapped up and published (hopefully that will be tomorrow) and then I’ll be diving into my Blueberry Muffin Snood. Which will be pink. And I’ll probably call it a cowl.
But that’s not important. What is important is that I’m getting better at this blogger-who-occasionally-reviews stuff. This time when We Are Knitters reached out and asked if I’d try out their product, I said “yes… if you give my readers a discount code they can use at your store”. And they agreed. Ha! Told ya I’m getting better at this.
About the code:
- the code: ROVINGWAK
- it gets you: 20% anything in the store
- good until: April 14, 2016
- and I think you can use it more than once…
So when you are ready to check out, go to CHECKOUT (its that big black box at the bottom of your cart). Then if you look around you’ll find a drop down box for Discount Codes.
That’s where you use it. I also noted that We Are Knitters offers $12 off your first purchase when you sign up for their newsletter. So have it. They sell kits for knitters, kits for crocheters, and yarn separately.
And if you’re curious as to how extra bulky weight yarn works up, check back. I’ll be tackling that very soon.