I got a goodie bag! A few days ago I received the Jimmy Beans Wool Beanie bag. The bag is made out of canvas with a gold zipper. It looks like a large pencil case but everything that you see in the picture came inside the bag. So let's just say it's just the right size for one a small project- like a bracelet or a coffee cozy. If you are not familiar with the Beanie bag, this is a monthly mail order subscription ( they also offer 3 and 6 months subscriptions) at $10 per month. By receiving this type of subscription, you get to sample beautiful yarn from companies like Lornas Laces, Baah, etc..please go here for more details.
So what did I get here:
- A small canvas pouch
- 3 stitch markers
- 3 small buttons, one sticker
- 4 (20yd) samples of fingering weight yarn and a sticker.
- And also a postcard with descriptions of each sample and instructions on how to download the crochet and knit pattern for this month's subscription.
The samples are in different shades of green, with beautiful tones and hues of green. I assume they are just enough to knit the sample pattern bracelet but I think I will make a headband for my daughter. I am not sure if I will have enough but I will use some of my green cascade heritage fingering weight yarn which complements nicely with the range of greens I received.
In my opinion, the items included are worth The $10 considering shipping is included. I am just not sure if I can receive more of the same bags every month if I decide to continue with the subscription. If you want to see and feel some of those expensive yarns, this is a great way to have a sample of them before you spend $30 in a single skein to later find out the yarn is not your favorite. These beanie bags also make a cute gift for any knitter. I mean, yarn is always welcome in my house.
Here are some ways you could you these samples:
- You can add some stripes to a hat.
- Use them to complement a design in mittens or scarf.
- Add some color to socks (knit the socks in a contrasting color and use these samples for the toes).
- Make a headband or bracelet.
- Give it to your crafty friend.
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