This is a product review of Kristin Omdahl’s new book “Crochet So Lovely” and her yarn ” Be so Fine”
This past weekend I was so blessed to be able to attend Stitches West. I posted about it here. The experience was really great and the best part was all the people I got to meet. It was so nice to finally put a face to these people’s names. Oh sure, I had seen their videos, read their books etc., but finally meeting someone in person makes it real. One person who I have long admired is the fabulous Kristin Omdahl. If you haven’t heard of her she is a fantastic designer. She designs both knit and crochet items. I have purchased previous books and have really enjoyed making shawls (I made 3 so far) and so it was a real treat to meet her. Guess what? She is as nice and gracious in person. You see Kristin has always been my friend…. let me explain what I mean by that… She has been my friend in my head only, hahaha. I’m sure we all have those people we think if we met we would be friends. I’m so happy to report that yes, now I think we will be friends.
Anyway, back to the review. Kristin Omdahl had a booth at Stitches West 2015 held in Santa Clara, California. Her booth was so serene and lovely. What I really liked about her booth was that she had displayed finished garments to give you an idea of what could be made with the yarn. She sells her yarn which is 100% bamboo. It is spun, milled and hand dyed right here in the USA. She had the yarn organized in little bags. Either silver or gold bags. Depending on which bag you chose that yarn would be enough to complete the projects that were displayed above them. Silver would give you enough to complete shawls and other items and the gold bags had enough for smaller items such as cowls. The colors were so rich and luscious. The yarn is super soft. Kristin has personally selected each yarn color and type to ensure they meet her strict standards. I would totally recommend this yarn. I purchased the Amyethst. If you follow me on youtube and facebook you will know that my favorite colors is Purple (and shades of purple) and Pink (and shades of pink, including Magenta). I would have bought the bag just for the yarn but she also included along with the yarn a little package of “wrapture” which is her no rinse delicate wash. The fragrance is jasmine. With the purchase she also includes a pattern e-book which normally retails for $6.99. You can find instructions (and coupon) code for download on the back of the label. She also includes washing instructions on the label. To purchase yarn you can either go to her site styledbykristin.com (lots of other goodies available on the site) Click here for yarn purchase. She also has an etsy store Kristin’s Etsy store where she also sells the yarn and project bags. (P.S.- the project bags are made with fabric that has the drawings/art done by Kristin).
Not only was she selling her yarns,project bags and other goodies she also had her new book available for purchase. The title of the book is “Crochet so Lovely”. It retails for $24.99 which is a great value when you consider it contains instructions, diagrams and photos for 21 beautiful lace designs. That’s just a little over $1 per pattern. That’s a bargain. The book has very clear easy to understand written instructions along with diagrams and beautiful color photos. If you purchase thru her etsy store she will sign each copy and ship internationally. The book isn’t available in the UK yet thru amazon so this is a great way to order and get a signed book.
I highly recommend both the book and the yarn. This is quality stuff and I love to share with everyone when I find a good deal and good products. Please visit her sites and take a look at all of the goodies. I’m sure you are going to love them.