środa, 22 sierpnia 2018

Get the August crate and cool off :-) Unboxing!


Hello everyone! Yesterday I received the August KnitCrate Membership and I'm so happy about it - yarns are beautiful, soft and squishy. At night I've prepared a video unboxing - you can watch it on my channel. I would like to share with you my first view on the August crate with some photos.
Here you find the UNBOXING & REVIEW - thank you for watching in advance!
In this video I also show you the projects I'm currently working on with KnitCrate yarns from previous crates :-)


But firstly read what KnitCrate team has written on their blog about the August theme:

We wanted to cool things down appropriately this August with this month’s theme, Indigo Glow. A celebration of oceanic blues and deep teals, seashell pinks and worn, smooth stone, this month’s shipments should remind you of a seashore vacation, the mystery of the deep ocean, a rocky coastline, and rolling waves.

In this crate there are four colorways (2 skeins in the crate) of Uru.Yarn Speckled Singles:









1. Undertow: a bright cerulean blue with red, burgundy and purple speckles
2. Highlight: a soft seafoam with magenta speckles
3. Shibori: an indigo, denim blue with true blue speckles
4. Silence: a misty gray with black speckles
(Source of the photos and description: KnitCrate blog)


As you can see in my review - I received Shibori colorway. 
I wrote about the August theme some time ago when it's been revealed - click to read
And in that post I was hoping to get the Highlight - it is quite unique for me. But Shibori is really nice. All the colors are great. Thank you KnitCrate!

Info on the label about the yarn:

Colorway: SHIBORI
Speckled Singles: 100% Superwash Merin
Fingering Weight
4117 yds (380 m) / 100 g
suggested needle size US 0-1 (2-2.25 mm)
all Uruyarn skeins are exclusively hand dyed for Knitcrate
Lot.: 205171

How to care for this yarn? Hand-wash gently and lay flat to dry.

What is new in the crate? Instead of the card there is a booklet involves information on the designers, pattern inspiration and printed patterns. But if you would like to download the patterns on Ravelry - links are also available.



What about the patterns? 
I found two patterns - 1 knit and 1 crochet, as always in the Membership Crate.
  • Knit: Gullywasher, a triangle shawl, designed by Carissa Browning

Source of the photo: KnitCrate blog
  • Crochet: Caribbean Escape, the shawl with fringe, designed by Jennifer Dickerson. 
Source of the photo: KnitCrate blog
I will try to work on the knitting pattern, however I don't know if I manage to knit the shawl in intermediate level, as I'm knitting beginner... Or I will wait for other yarns in next month and try to make bigger project, I'll see. I could also crochet some amigurumi if I have an idea how to use this yarn in amigurumi project ;-) Time will tell :-)

In the brochure I couldn't find info about total retail value of the crate - I know, that TOTAL RETAIL VALUE is $63. You can get this crate for only $24.99 if you monthly subscribe the box. 
You can cancel the subscription anytime. Shipping is free and worldwide.
You can check your plan - pay every month (monthly subscription), for 6 months or 12 months.

What is great for you - and positively surprised me this month - KnitCrate offers FLASH SALE. Do you know what it is? I'll tell you in short:
You will receive a free KnitCrate when you join any one of KnitCrate subscriptions. You only have to pay $5 for the extra crate - it is the additional shipping cost. So you have two crates for the price of one and pay only $5 for shipping.

But it is really important to click my unique link: https://mbsy.co/m7tlB 
This is the only way to track that referral came from me. This month free crate automatically adds a discount code to the customer's cart and they cannot have two codes in the same order.
So if you click my link - you go to KnitCrate's website and you will find a pop up banner (see below). 


Then if click the Get My FREE Crate button, you will be taken to the cart, where both your free crate and new KnitCrate will be waiting for checkout.
Read carefully the info in pop up banner: Do not remove or swap the discount code automatically generated at checkout. Do not leave checkout page once promo code is generated. Doing so will invalidate the free promo, causing you to be charged for both crates.

If you are interested in purchasing the monthly subscription crate and not participating in Flash Sale, click my link and use my discount coupon code: AMILC20 to get 20% off applied to the first month of KnitCrate subscription. You click the link and go to KnitCrate website and choose what you like :-)

There are available four boxes (as you can see in the picture below):
KnitCrate Membership, Artisan Crate, Sock Artisan Crate and Sock Crate Membership.


I must say that I wasn't convinced of the idea of subscribing the KnitCrate Membership when I entered the KnitCrate game in May but every next month I feel that it is worth it! You can see subscribers' reviews - KnitCrate community is still growing! :-)

I have lots of ideas and I'm simultaneously working on many projects, trying to find some time to write down the patterns for you, so please be patient, follow my blog, Facebook and SUBSCRIBE YouTube channel :-)

See you!








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