Like so many yarn addicts out there, I was always seeing ads for Darn Good Yarn’s subscription box.
However, I never bit the bullet.
Then I saw a story on how the company is employing people via The ARC and that changed everything.
If you are not familiar with The ARC (and unless you have a friend of family member with disabilities, you may not be), it is an organization that helps people and families with challenges they face due to intellectual or physical disabilities.
Via my work, I met a higher up employee of our local ARC who was very informative, answering a lot of my questions.
When my kids are in school for longer days, I plan on attending some workshops and support groups in their Family Autism Center.
So, not only am I supporting women in India and Napal, I am supporting an organization that will help my family.
I ordered the $10.00 box and it arrived quickly.
In the box were one skein of worsted weight silk yarn, a crochet hook, knitting needles and both a crochet and knit pattern.
I opted to make the knit cowl, Snow Big Deal Cowl.
An easy pattern, I used the knitting needles and finished it rather quickly (for me).
I found the yarn soft and easy to work with.
I blocked it as noted in the pattern (most reviews stated dye did come off the yarn-I didn’t notice any color coming off when I knit with it).
I loved the bright colors prior to blocking.
Sadly, after blocking the yarn looked dull and fuzzy.
I’m disappointed in the finished look, but Miss Mary liked it!
So, it is now hers!
I am looking forward to next month’s yarn and pattern!
For $10.00, I think I’ll stick with it for a while!
Plus, I am participating in My Sister’s Knitter’s Head, Neck, Feet KAL on Ravelry and this is my first finished item for that KAL!
Have a good week!