and in the corner and on the shelf and, and, and….you will find YARN!! hahahahahaahahahaaaa! Thanks to the Yarnbox, I get a monthly delivery, right to my front door. Wait, what? is that what you said? Hahahaaaa, you read it right. Yarnbox is a yarn subscription, which means I have a legal
drug, I mean yarn supplier. I don’t have to get dressed, leave my house, act like I have a pattern to go with the yarn I purchase (don’t you hate that? what are you making question? NOTHING!! Gosh I just want the yarn!!) or fight traffic.
So here I go, the confessed Yarn addict, browsing the net in the middle of the night and fall over this fiber gem. They were at the “sign up” phase and I almost broke my fingers typing so fast. I HAD to have the first box. The options were 3 months or 6 months subscription. Which one do you think I selected? *insert sinister grin* They wanted to know some other things, like your color preference (bright or neutral) and your craft preference (knit or crochet) I searched all over the page and no where did I find the “crackhead section” or the “just send yarn I don’t care what color section” …so I made my selections, paid ($35 per month) and waited.
Then one day, I came home and this lovely little box was sitting in between the screen and the door. Woo Weee I couldn’t wait to open it up and see, and touch, and squeeze and rub. Yeah I do all of that, to every skein!! Don’t judge!
That first Yarnbox (May 2013) introduced me to a yarn company by the name of Zen Yarn Garden. I was now the proud owner of 430 yards of a merino/cashmere/silk blend of fingering weight, fiber yumminess! The box also introduces you to new designers. Designers who offer of a discount and/or a free pattern. Wait, What!? Yes, yes you get yarn and a pattern all for only $35 bucks a month. In my case this is a a win-win situation. I will NOT tell you that I spend WAY more than $35 per month on yarn. I can drop a cool…nope I am not telling.
In 2 months I will hit my 1 year anniversary with Yarnbox. So I have received 10 boxes and I have no complaints. I think what I love the best is the surprise, the not knowing, the anticipation and most of all, the reveal. I come home and find that box and can hardly put my bags down for trying to get in the box!! LOL! I have yet to get a box with yarn that I already owned. I mean I now have fibers that I didn’t know was used to make yarn (Yak/Bamboo combo). I have yarn with beads and sparkles and yarn made of ribbon. I mean the has been money well spent. One of my favorite boxes included a yarn from a company called Fable Fibers (June box). The yarn was Biography, I fell in love and I made the Lovely Ribbed Cowl and a video <—-click to watch 🙂 I have also gone back and purchased more yarn from Fable Fibers, I love her yarn.
So yeah, I couldn’t go on without sharing the source of my happiness.
NOTE: I am in no way connected to Yarnbox and this post was written because, well they simply make me happy.
Remember with every stitch, always weave in a ‘lil love.