Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Giveaway: My New Favorite Things For Crochet!


One thing I love about living in Kuwait, is that you can find such unique things in the market. My local supermarket has a stationery store that never disappoints! When shopping for back to school items for my daughter, I found these amazing mesh bags. Of course the colors caught my eye first, then I got the idea to use them as project bags. I was in a hurry that day, and I couldn't decide what color to buy, so I left without one. For the next few days, they were on my mind. When I had the chance to go back for one, they were gone! Of course that made me want one even more! I asked the manager if they were going to get them in again and I guess I was lucky, because he had a few left that were in the back. I bought all 4 of them! They are great for carting small projects around with you. I love that it zips, (no fear of losing my precious Etimo hooks or scissors), and that you can see what is inside. I used to put my projects in regular bags, and I would forget what was in them, and not want to dig through, because often there would be small pieces in them that I didn't want to lose or mix up. I would end up starting a new bag. It was getting out of control! This new bag is helping me to be more organized. It is light-weight and can easily be made more compact to fit into a purse if needed. I usually carry it by the little rope loop on the zipper. I keep it packed at all times, so it is ready anytime I will be going out. You never know when you might have even 5 minutes to crochet when you are waiting somewhere!

I bought one extra, large red bag, and since I love them so much, I want to give one away to one of my dear readers! Along with a handy counter, (my other new favorite thing) that can be worn on your finger like a ring, to keep count of your rows and repeats when you are crocheting. I will announce the randomly chosen winner here, in next Thursday's blog post. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. If you are on Ravelry/ Twitter, you can leave your username so I can contact you there as well, if you are the winner!

This is how I use the bag,  a few balls of yarn, hook, and a tape measure, and I  am all set!

Digital counter for keeping track of rows and repeats.


32 comments:

  1. Lovely colors on the bag.
    A digital tracker! I didn't know these existed!
    rosebob on ravelry

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  2. This is such a fun and generous giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I could use a new project bag and I could DEFINITELY use a digital counter. That would work much better than my current paper and pen method :)
    afh163 on ravelry

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  3. This looks like a great giveaway. Please enter me. knitterofhats on Rav

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  4. I've never seen a row counter like that, so neat.
    sparky136 on ravelry

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  5. GREAT bags! And how do you beat a digital counter? Slick! Rav amchart

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  6. I love the colors of the bags too! I have some clear acrylic bags that work like this, but yours are much more fashionable. Thanks for the opportunity to see what's going on in Kuwait!

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  7. That looks perfect. And I had no idea digital counters existed.

    wahoomerry on Ravelry

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  8. Whoa, those are both so very cool! I love the bag - the colors are eye-catching and unique, and I've never seen a row counter like that before. Thanks for sharing, and for the giveaway!

    MrsCollinHobbs on Ravelry

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  9. The bag is so cute! I have never seen a digital counter!
    Kenyetta on Ravelry

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  10. Wow very chic, would love a chance to win,thanks x
    witchycat on Ravelry

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  11. Such a lovely giveaway. Thank you for your generosity.

    sisterrobinson on Ravelry.

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  12. ! both really cool things to win !

    salamm on ravelry

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  13. Love the colors in the bags. I have never seen a row counter like that. It is really neat.

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  14. A digital counter would be a wonderful upgrade from pencil and paper, and the bags look wonderful.

    fayofthewoods on ravelry

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  15. I have never seen a little counter like that one...cool! And the bags are lovely. I will have my fingers crossed, except whilst knitting ;)

    quinn on rav

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  16. Amazing bags! and the digital counter! want to win that to >.<

    inasfb on twitter

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  17. Love the bag!

    OregonGrl on Ravelry

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  18. wow love those colors. really happy I found your blog, I'm going to make that tendril wrap- gorgeous!!
    thank you

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  19. The mesh bag is really nice. Thank you for the giveaway
    Asteride on Ravelry

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  20. The mesh bag is beautiful, but wow, I've never seen a counter like that before. I'm always losing my row counter down the side of the sofa when I get to the end of a row and it slips off the needle!
    VJW on Rav

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  21. Love both of these. So useful!

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  22. Love the bags!! Never heard of a digital counter either...can never have enough counters for different projects!

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  23. Those bags look like the perfect size! I have ones that are way too big - unless you're working on an afghan or something. Thanks for the chance to win! (cnuland on Rav)

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  24. Those are cool looking bags! They would be great to have. Thanks for giving one away.

    rav: aewsimmons

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  25. Those bags are gorgeous. And what an awesome counter! So much easier to keep track of that the one that slip on (and so easily slips off!) my needle!

    (InJuneau on Rav too)

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  26. What a great find! I have never seen a counter like that. Small bags are perfect for so many projects.

    lotsofhermies on Rav

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  27. What a great giveaway.

    wkh25@ravelry

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  28. What a pretty bag! I never have enough project bags and I love the counter.

    greyowl (ravelry id)

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  29. Great bag and that row counter is the coolest! Thank you, and I am RowdyGirl on Ravelry.

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  30. Yay, a project bag, and the coolest crochet tool I've seen this season.

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  31. Not that I need more toys…um, tools, but…

    Twitter: @baterista9
    Ravelry: GildersHooked

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  32. Those are so cute! I would love to have one!

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