I love subscription boxes. They’re so fun and so many of them give you a taste of certain products or foods. I have a whole list of makeup and beauty products from my ipsy subscription that I plan to buy at some point (I have to get through my samples first!).
A few months ago when I discovered the Darn Good Yarn subscription box, I immediately signed up. A yarn subscription box!? How have I never even thought to seek one out before!? And for $10 + shipping, how could I say no?
Here’s what you get.
My first month came in a cute little box with a skein of yarn, a crochet hook, a set of small knitting needles, and a pattern! May’s pattern was for three little baskets that can hold little succulents and trinkets.
Overall, here’s what I think:
- Pattern was unique and easy to follow
- The color was bright and fun
- There was plenty of extra yarn
- The yarn tore easy
- The yarn smelled strongly of vinegar
First off, the pattern was so easy to follow! I flew through the pattern with enough yarn left to make at least one more. I was pretty impressed with that because now I have scrap yarn for smaller projects or embellishments.
My biggest issue with the yarn is that it seems fairly weak. When I started I didn’t wind it the right way and ended up with a ball of yarn that took me 3 hours to untangle. 🙂 Totally my fault, but I ended up having like four different balls after I untangled it because it kept ripping. I ran into the same issue even after untangling the mess. That was a little annoying, but I got through it.
Overall my first impression of the Darn Good Yarn subscription is that it’s well worth the money! Who wouldn’t want a skein of yarn, some fun goodies, and a pattern every month for just $14 (with shipping)? This is my first yarn subscription, and despite a few hiccups with the yarn, I think I’ll be here for awhile.
For some reason I had the most difficult time trying to find something to put in these planters. My creativity was seriously lacking. I went to Jo-Anns like 50 times. I finally found some flowers that would go with the colors of the yarn, so I picked out some mini planters, cut down the flowers and shoved them on in there.
They turned out PERFECT.
I’m still trying to find a spot in our apartment for the planter, but right now it’s hanging on our living room closet. 🙂
I just received my June box last week, and I’m so excited to finish up the pattern and show you guys how it turned out! The yarn is a beautiful blue-green and June’s mystery item is so cute!
Do you subscribe to Darn Good Yarn or any other yarn subscription boxes? What’s your favorite one?