Saturday, October 29, 2011

Purewool Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I have been really knitting up a storm lately. For this baby I have been knitting longies and hats mostly. I need to do a hat/bootie set that matches his coming home outfit though! 

Purewool was very generous and sent me 3 skeins for review. Purewool is known for their good quality yarn but with a very affordable price. Very comparable to the wool you see at craft stores. Their shipping is expensive, but if you can get in on a co-op they are usually about $7 per skein plus a couple dollars for shipping!

They sent me 3 girl colors. I asked for boy, but she's from uruguay and didn't understand. I should've said MALE colors! I was sent the Beautiful (purple, green, blue), Praia (yellow, green, pink), and lastly what I believe to be Kasen (I can't find a link to it anywhere!)

These are all a Merino Worsted that I was sent. 
Here's the thing. Since I need boy or neutral colors I asked the rep if she would allow me to trade these for boyish colors and review the ones that I had already knit up. She said that was JUST FINE!
I found a mama who took the pink and the Praia from me and in return she sent me Mysterious and Leaves
Here is mysterious knit up

Here is leaves knit up
NEITHER KNIT BY ME!
So I have those 2 colorways to knit up and work with still. 
I have another one called Blue Warrior that I need to do as well. 
Here is one that I have done. This is Purewool's Karpatos Colorway
 One side of hat
 Other side
I put Paton's (found at Joann's) black trim with it. It's not a perfect match, but I think it makes it look very handsome! These are both newborn size. I can't wait to put him in these!!

It was 1ply Merino Worsted and I just adored working with it. It was easy to work with, wasn't too fuzzy. And the coloring worked out perfectly on the longies. There was no pooling at all like there was with the hat.
I can not wait to work with Blue Warrior, Leaves and Mysterious and see how they work up. 

Price: On their website the skeins are right around $9 each, but shipping is not cheap since it's coming from Uruguay.

Overall: ***** love working with Purewool. 

GIVEAWAY
Purewool has offered one Mommy's Favorite Things reader the chance to win 2 skeins in gender of your choice.

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Giveaway Ends November 5th at 11:59 PM EST
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Purewool in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Purewool for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


133 comments:


slb3334 said...

I like the passion.

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Erica said...

Oh man have to pick only one :)

For myself I would love to get Ashen to make a sweater for myself

For the my daughter I would have to pick Beautiful...I just love the green, purple, pink combo.

For my son I would love to make him something out of Verdes II.


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I like the winter joy :) I'm a crocheter and would love to make up some wool pants for my little one on its way

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Carrie Phelps said...

I love the Hand Painted Merino Wool Lace Weight WINTER HEAT COLOR.
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What gorgeous yarn.
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I like the Magic Nights color way

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I like leaves or chocolate and creama :)


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I love the Gredel color! o.o

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PRAIA


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Miranda Ward said...

I like the apple color!


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Charis's Mum said...

I LOVE all the colors, especially this one: http://www.100purewool.com/servlet/the-1220/handpainted-merino-wool-knitting/Detail

I'll have to bookmark Purewool for future use. I too like knitting longies and soakers, so I might buy some in the future.

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Mookie said...

I love the magic nights color.


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I like the blue warrior color.
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I like VERDES II !


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