So, I decided to spoil myself since I had a coupon and ordered a Darn Good Yarn $10 box. I was all excited when the box arrived as it contained a $19.99 set of knitting needles and crochet hook, and a ball of worsted weight roving silk that goes for $11.99 as well as a booklet with two patterns. Great deal.
I chose the crochet pattern because it was more interesting, as soon as I started using the yarn I was overwhelmed by a strong perfume scent. I contacted them about the smell and they gave suggestions as to how to get rid of it, as well as a sweet apology. I guess the soap they use to remove the excess dye is scented. Once I could see again, and the yarn had time to air, I worked a couple of rows. The written part of the pattern was somewhat confusing, but the diagram was much easier to follow and it's coming along nicely. The colors are perfect for Gay Pride Month.
But back to my thoughts on the box. The other thing that was disappointing was after two rows, the color is rubbing off the hook as you can see in the pictures. I am curious as to if the color will wear off the knitting needles as quickly. I'm used to wear on my needles, I use bamboo ones all the time, but had they thought it through, they would have put the color on the other end.
Although there were some disappointments, you definitely get your money's worth with this box, and I will give them one more try. Will let you know my thoughts next month.