Are you a knitter? Do you love buying yarn in hanks? Then you need to know about Yllep's ball winder! If you ever thought about buying a ball winder and did some research on what's on the market, you very likely found a plethora of plastic winders, and none or very few made from natural materials. Before I got mine (a lovely gift from my parents – thanks, Mama & Papa!), I contemplated buying a ball winder for the longest time and just couldn't really bring myself to invite a plastic one into our home and my making space. When I stumbled upon Yllep's website during my research and found out that she and her husband ...Read More
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In all honesty I'll have to admit that I might have been a bit biased when Sonja from Blacker Yarns told me about this year's birthday blend and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing this new base. Blacker Yarns is one of my absolute favourite yarn companies – we share core values like the importance of ethical and sustainable processes, and I admire what they have done and continue doing for the European yarn industry and our knitting community. Plus I haven't met a single one of their bases I didn't like (love, to be exact!). That being said it feels only fair to say that I kind of anticipated a love affair with Brushwork, but still I found myself in awe when I had it on my needles for the first time. Before I continue gushing, let's get to a few yarny facts.Read More