I love circular machine knitting and because the Addi Express machines are so expensive, I’m always on the lookout for possible substitutions! In this video, I compare the Prym Maxi with a Generic, no-name machine (which pleasantly surprised me, btw!)
Be sure to check out links to all products discussed in this video.*
And I have a whole page on this blog dedicated to learning more about circular knitting machines! You can also find links to reviews of other machines here.
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I was sent a steamer to review and I’m happy to say I really liked it! (And I can’t say that about all little steamers like this… ask me how I know!) If you’re interested, you can get it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ocG0iQ
Click here to watch the video to see all the crochet goodness and enter to win this March CrochetCrate sent to us from KnitCrate! This version is completely SOLD OUT so here’s your last chance to get it! (Knitcrate is a subscription box service filled with yarnie goodess!)
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I was never a fan of a hard-copy-yarn-craft-journal. As a Techno Nerd, I always thought Ravelry was the only way to go. But then I was contacted to review this one.
Yep. It’s worth a look. AND I began to think of other benefits… like passing it down to another knitter in the family! Hmmm…. What do YOU think?
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The official website: https://www.janesknittingkits.com/
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Michael’s (a large craft store chain here in the USA) has come out with it’s own circular knitting machine. I bought it and ran it through it’s paces. Here’s my initial impression:
UPDATE: This machine seems to be inconsistent in production quality. Many people report broken gears soon after purchase while others do not. Mine lasted a good while but I eventually wore it out, too.
The Feel Good Yarn Company sent me a skein of this to try. Oh. My. GOODNESS!! I’m so excited about it I don’t know where to begin!!
Ummm… I’ll jump in here: Put this yarn on your holiday crafting supply list! You definitely need to make some mittens for someone because YOU CAN USE A TOUCHSCREEN WHILE WEARING THEM! There is so much more to this yarn so save me some typing and watch my review!
(Note: I’m a geeky tech person so the ingenuity behind this product is right up my alley!)
Oooo…. Good stuff this week! Check out what the good people at Knitter’s Pride (aka Knit Pro in other countries) have sent my way! Carefully listen for instructions for the Giveaway.
What I once thought was an old wive’s tale turned out to be scientifically true! Dryer balls really do dry your clothes faster AND soften without chemicals. Thanks to Mountain Meadow Wool, I got the opportunity to check this out for myself and learned a lot more along the way. (Ex: Don’t use the cheaper plastic versions.)
Bijou Basin Ranch sent me some AWESOME yarn to try and as much as I hate to part with it but I’m going to share it with you! (75% Yak Down/25% Super Fine Merino “Himalayan Trail” Yarn) In addition, they sent some excellent Allure Fine Fiber and Fabric Wash, too, that’s my new favorite!
Watch the video below for details on how to enter!
Patterns shown in this video:
Basketweave Cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basket-weave-cowl
Perk Me Up Cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perk-me-up
I was so excited to have the chance to try out some Karbonz Interchangeable knitting needles by Knitter’s Pride (or KnitPro if you live outside the U.S.) and I am pleased to say I loved them! They sent the “Midi” set which contains U.S. sizes 7,8,9, and 10 and is perfect for a variety of mid-weight yarn.
So, pick up your yarn, click the video and let me tell you what I discovered!