Color your life with Color Crafter

You know that feeling when you have an idea in your head and it does not want to go away? That pesky little idea that just wants you to act on it? This little idea has led to me rummaging through my yarn stash looking for yarn and I found just what I was looking for: Scheepjes Color Crafter.

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I have been blessed with leftovers from other projects as well as several odd colored balls in my stash. But no worries, there isn’t a color that does not have a purpose. I rummaged through my impressive stash and found 18 colors that match up beautifully. “That many!” I hear you say? Don’t worry, there is method to the madness.

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I want to play with color and have one flow into the next like a warm summer wind. It is middle of summer, but I want to make a warm blanket to snuggle up under on a cold winter’s night with a glass of wine and good company.

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It’s kind of funny that I am using an acrylic yarn for what is going to be my first blanket design. When I started to crochet I started with acrylic yarn, just like everyone really. I used the cheap stuff you buy at discount stores because it was readily available and I had no knowledge of the different kinds of yarn. I made a few small things and soon came to hate acrylic yarn. I hated how it scratched my hands and how it pilled within weeks of completing my first cushion (needless to say that cushion has been thrown out). I transferred to cotton yarn and just loved it; and honestly haven’t given acrylic yarn another look since then.

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But then came Last Dance on the Beach, the Scheepjes CAL 2016 in which I used Color Crafter to make the video tutorials for you. Color Crafter in a premium acrylic yarn and that makes a world of difference. Acrylic yarn is a synthetic material and dependent on the material properties of the polymer used to make the yarn, you will get different properties and ultimately also different price points. Unlike the stuff I’ve used before, this yarn is soft to work with, has a beautiful drape and as far as I can tell it does not pill. I have adapted my opinion on acrylic yarn, but only on the good stuff 😀  Color Crafter is available in over 90 colors, so your perfect shade must be in there somewhere. You can buy Scheepjes Color Crafter from Wool Warehouse, Deramores, Paradise Fibers (US/CA) or your local Scheepjes stockist.

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Like I said, I will be making a warm color chancing blanket. Be sure to pop by next week to see how the blanket is coming along.

With love,

Esther

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Winner of my Blog Birthday giveaway

I want that thank you all so much! The responses to my giveaway have been overwhelming. So many of you responded and so many of you left beautiful comments complementing my work. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It makes all the hard work worthwhile when I read that some of you have been able to make things you thought impossible.

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In a short video I showed you the 7 skeins of Scheepjes Color Crafter you could win along with a 4mm Clover Amour crochet hook. Color Crafter is a 100% premium acrylic, super soft, hypoallergenic and available in 63 bright and beautiful shades named after towns in The Netherlands. The seven colors in this giveaway are Tiel (1023), Kampen (1035), Veenendaal (1064), Venlo (1080), Tilburg (1083), Roermond (1123), and Zandvoort (1218).

To win my giveaway I asked you to tell me what you love about Scheepjes yarns. You all love the extremely large color range the different yarns come in, the excellent quality of the yarns and that Scheepjes yarns have an excellent price/quality ratio. I fully agree! I have not come across a Scheepjes yarn that is of inferior quality or that has a dull color.

It was no easy task picking a winner from the 444 entries. First of all, I want to stress the choice for the winner is based on how the question I posed was answered, but also a bit on emotion. Who spoke to our heads as well as our hearts? At the end I had a short list of about 5 people, I finally asked my husband to make a choice because I simply could not.

And the winner is…Penny Peterson. Here her winning comment:

Penny Peterson (Bozwell Moses on Facebook, he’s my Bulldog!) on 26 October 2015 at 20:47 said:
Happy belated birthday wishes from my beautiful State of Colorado, USA. I have seen so many beautiful items knit and crocheted with Scheepjes yarn and would love to try it. As an old lady, I’m on a fixed income so can’t really try all the yarns others are using. I also use the metal crochet hooks from Walmart so if I win, it would be a double win for me. A beautiful collection of gorgeous yarn skeins and a new hook!!! Thank you for your generosity and all your videos. I have crocheted for 45+ years but the new stitches throw me. Without your videos I couldn’t have made the Sophie and currently the ATB. Thank you for considering me to win. God bless you honey and have a wonderful birthday!!

Congratulations Penny! I will contact you to get your address so that I can get your gift in the mail to you.

If you did not win my giveaway, but you would still like to have some delicious Scheepjes yarn, you can buy it from many Scheepjes retailers all over the Benelux, or internationally from Deramores, Wool Warehouse, and Paradise Fibers (USA/CA).

With love,

Esther

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My blog’s first birthday giveaway

Exactly one year ago, on October 22nd, 2014, I wrote my first post on this blog. How time flies! To celebrate this beautiful milestone and the fact that October 22nd just so happens to be my birthday too, I have a small giveaway for you made possible by Scheepjes.

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What can you win?

You can win 7 beautiful skeins of Scheepjes Color Crafter yarn in warm colors, perfect for a winter project. The seven colors in this giveaway are Tiel (1023), Kampen (1035), Veenendaal (1064), Venlo (1080), Tilburg (1083), Roermond (1123), and Zandvoort (1218). In addition to the yarn I will also include a 4mm Clover Amour crochet hook so you can start working with this brand new Scheepjes yarn immediately. I WILL ship this to any address on the planet, so don’t worry if you are not living in The Netherlands!

Want to see this yarn a bit more in real life, here my video for this give away.

Who can enter?

Everyone can enter my giveaway except members of the Scheepjes Bloggers group and employees of Scheepjes.

How do you enter?

To enter and stand a chance of winning these 7 skeins of Scheepjes Color Crafter yarn you have to leave a comment on my blog saying what you love about Scheepjes yarns. Please note, you must leave a comment on my blog and not on my You-Tube channel or Facebook page! You have three weeks to enter, that is till November 12th, 2015, 23.59 Dutch time.

When do I announce the winners?

From all the responses I will ask my best friend to choose a winner. After all, I have to stay impartial in this 😀 I will announce the winner on my blog on November 13th, 2015.

I am so looking forward to reading all your comments!