So it has been a while since my last post. Turned out I was a lot sicker then I thought I was. So sick I failed my classes. I had to take a break from my studies. Got some new specialist, had surgury and got to spend a night at St Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor. Which by the way was a really nice place to stay. But I am now recoving nicely and hopefully by next fall will be able to get back to school.
So while all this was going on I started to try some subscription boxes. Which I will start to review from now on. We will start with the one I started this month. Darn Good Yarn, which is a service where they get yarn made by women in Napal and India to support themselves. They use industrial waste from clothing companies to create high quality yarn. So this not only helps women make a living but also helps the environment. So this has two good things off the bat. The site also offers clothing and other items made by women on the site.
You get a few choices in ordering. There are 4 differnt options to chose from.
For $10 you have a choice of yarn, beads, or fabric. For $29 you can get a premium yarn box which gives you 3 skiens of yarn.
I choice the $10 yarn box. Which gives you 1 skein of yarn, a pattern in chochet and one in knit, and a free gift. I also chose to get an extra free gift for $5 more.
The yarn for this month is a silk yarn. It is super soft. I saw some yarn similar at the yarn store in pikes market place for about $30. Which is outside of my price range for one skein of yarn at this time. The colors are nice and vibrant. I feel that the pattern for a airplant holder is not a good march. I'll probably go to Ravelry to find a really fun pattern for it.
The free item or items that came with the yarn this month were a set of us size 8 wood knitting needles, and a metal crochet hook. The knitting needles are a great quality. I like wood and bamboo over metal kneedles, especially when it is cold. Plus they wear in nicely as you use them.
For a good set of wood kneedles I would expect to pay around $10 or $12, depending on size, brand, and wood type it varies. The extra item I paid for is some type of cord. It isn't labeled so I have absolutely no idea the type of material it is.
Overall I will say for $15 this is a really great subscription. The yarn is beautiful and wonderful. The value of the items is worth more then the price. The great thing is that in buying from here you do a good deed. The orders ship around the 20th of the month. After the holidays I will be upgrading to the premiun box.
Here is my referal link to give you $10 off your first purchase if you buy $25 worth I'll get points. http://prz.io/OmBZ6etL