I'm sure I've mentioned before what a wonderful place Instagram is for us crafty types. It's full of crafters sharing their makes, ideas and inspirations. Yes, it's also full of a lot of selfies and duck faces, but the people I follow aren't into that side of the site, thankfully!
My Instagram friends share photos of their crochet, knitting, baking, families, day to day lives and a bit more crochet.
It was there I first heard about the Little Box of Crochet, a monthly subscription box containing everything you need for a crochet project. I've seen quite a few of these sort of monthly subscription boxes around. Some are aimed at crafts for kids, others at home cooks, but this was the first one I had seen for crocheters. It seemed like something I would love but as it was just before Christmas I had more than enough to do without adding a new project and so I decided not to subscribe quite yet.
Soon people began sharing pictures of their first boxes and then the second, which contained everything needed to make a beautiful pair of wrist warmers, and by the time the January box came out I had decided that, yes, this would be a perfect little treat for me.
The trouble was that by then the subscriptions were all full!
Thankfully a few more slots were released a couple of weeks later and I was fortunate to get one of these. A couple of days later and I received my happy post, on a day that Bob the Builder and his gang were busy fixing things.
The box was even more beautiful than I had imagined, a really high quality sturdy box that I am already imagining putting to good use as a craft supply storer!
Once I delved into the box there was everything needed to make the ear-warmer - gloriously soft scheepjes yarn (a yarn I have never used before but will definitely use again), a knit pro waves soft handled crochet hook, stitch marker, pom pom maker, and even a little tea bag so that you can enjoy a cuppa while crocheting. There was also the pattern for the ear-warmers, which was designined by Kate from Just Pootling, and a little newsletter from Amanda, the lovely lady behind Little Box of Crochet.
The pattern was really straightforward and easy to get into the swing of. Look at those cute little pom pom stitches.
But still need to sew in those ends before assembling it!