Keblinger

Keblinger

Evermore Studios Presents

| Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sugar Baby Sock Yarn
I have not had this much fun with 2 skeins of sock yarn in a long time.  I am such an avid sock knitter and love how quick they knit up.  I was graciously sent this yarn for the review by Lori,
(the link is to her Ravelry page).
Lori finds herself tickled with the idea of color, color, and more color!  When she sent me the 2 skeins of sugar baby sock yarn, I was instantly drawn to two things.  The first was the color, she sent me her version of Pistachio, the color was beautifully died and the name was a true fit.  Secondly, as I was holding the fiber in my hands I could not get over how squishy & soft the yarn was! I know that most superwash merino yarns seem to be similar, I don't know what her trick is but this feels amazing!


The yarn came in Sealed bags.  I don't know about you all, but I was really pleased with this simple idea.  We all have varying sizes of stashed yarn and we don't always get to them as soon as we might have hoped.  So when I realized her packaging was heat sealed, storing the yarn was not longer a worry about moths or dust. (Excellent Idea Lori!)

Each skein contains approximately~400 yards (366 meters)
~100 grams (3.53 ounces)
~US 0 - 3 or 2 - 3.25mm
~Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)

Her choice in color changes through out the yarn is a seamless flow.
All of her yarns are so vibrant in the coloring of each skein, check out her etsy shop for yourself.

I chose a pattern that would use up all of the yarn I was given.  I loved the flow and character of the
Vortex-Shawl because it can be used as a traditional shawl/wrap or I though it would make for a really unique baby blanket.  I used both skeins of yarn and knit until the project was as large as I could make it.  I love the simple lace pattern swirl that increases from the center of the shawl.  Take a look and see for yourself.



This yarn felt so great and almost effortless as I did my shawl as my evening TV knitting.  I forget how great sock yarn can be for other projects besides socks.  Every one look through your favorite tabs in your projects and splurge on some fantastic yarn!

Thank you to my BFF Hilary who was my beautiful Model.
Thank you as well to Lori for donating to the blog for the review.

Please make sure you all go and visit her shop!
Evermore Studios receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!

Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”

~Stephanie~

October Treat

| Monday, October 10, 2011

I have been so excited about this post for a few weeks.  Michele, the owner of Three Bags Full was gracious enough to let me review her project bags.  What a treat this is!
I have a few adorable photos for you to look at before I get into the details of the project bag.


The bags come in three different sizes;

Mini Bag ~ $20.00
Bag measures 7 1/2 " long, 4" wide, 4 1/2" tall and 8" on the diagonal.

Project Bag ~ $32.00-36.00
Measuring 9"L x 4.5"W x 4.5" T.

Sweater bag ~ $48.00
Bag Measurements:13" long, 7" across, 4.5" tall

Each bag is impeccably stitched with a fun outside fabric and a coordinating lining fabric.  Inside the bag there are pockets and small elastic strips to hold needles, hooks or pens.  The handle of each bag is made with a sturdy coordinating colored ribbon.  I was so impressed with her sewing technique.  The bag is constructed to last for a lifetime. 

Attached to each zipper pull is a beautifully crafted, locally made, lampworked bead. This makes the perfect touch on every bag.

These bags make for the perfect gift!  Each one comes thoughtfully wrapped up with adorable tags attached.
(Christmas is on the way! wink...wink!)

Michele a single mom living on the coast of Maine. Her backyard is host to black bears, foxes, owls and all sorts of critters!  She loves to create with color, and find expression in her bags, coming up with fun combinations of fabric and beads. She is also a voracious knitter, gardener and pastel painter. It will be hard to resist one of these adorable bags.  Her slogan says it all,


Thank you again to Michele for sharing her beautiful bags with me. 
 Make sure you take a look at her bags today, who knows you just might need two!

 receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!

Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”

~Stephanie~










The Best Stripes Ever!

| Monday, October 3, 2011


If you are not familiar with this outrageously amazing yarn, get ready to splurge on some yarn.

Jenn is the owner of 716 knits and does an incredible job on her fiber dying.  She was kind enough to allow me to review her yarn.  From the moment that I opened the  package I knew this was going to become a favorite yarn of mine.  She adds her own special touch to each skein of hand crafted yarn.  The fiber it's self is done in the most vibrant colors.  Mine happened to be called 'Funnest Coma Ever'.  I love blue to begin with, but the combination of the striking colors were amazing.
 


Each skein of hand died yarn comes with a coordinating custom stitch marker!  I love it.  Who could not use an extra stitch marker.  The cost of the skein retails for around $22.00 US.  Each skein comes with 400 yards and I am telling you it makes for a great pair of socks!  I just did a basic sock with an afterthought heal.  Take a look at the striping pattern, perfect!!
Every color section was evenly died and stripped to perfection.  It was one of my most favorite knits for socks.  I really enjoyed watching the stripes knit up.


Not only would I recommend this yarn again to anyone who wants fantastic looking socks,
 but i wish I could buy every one of you reading this post a skein.  Make sure you head over to Jenn's shop and pick up a skein. She has also been so gracious and will be offering a special promo code for you followers.
Please use “GOINGPOSTAL” (caps don’t matter) and get FREE domestic shipping on any purchase from her etsy shop for the next month.


 receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!

Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”

~Stephanie~



 

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