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Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
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Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch specific brands of hooks or needles, yarn, or paid tutorials, while collecting sales commission.

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It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.

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Kit of the month
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Jan 21, 2012 16:24:17   #
Has anyone here tried the kit of the month club from Annie's Attic? I got stuff in the mail offering a "wonderful" deal of a trial kit for half price (plus shipping and handling of course) but it seems like a pretty high price for an unknown amount of yarn and a pattern. :|
Jan 21, 2012 16:49:19   #
I am afraid I have never ordered off Annie's Attic even though I get the emails.
Jan 21, 2012 20:30:46   #
I used to be a member of their kit of the month club. I quit because I never had time to do the kits. And some of them I would never have done anyway - wasn't interested in the pattern or whatever. Unless they have raised their price in the last couple of years I didn't think it was too bad for the yarn and pattern received. Less expensive than some I have seen.
Jan 21, 2012 20:39:22   #
I belonged to their jewelry kit of the month club. Only the first kit was the advertised price, the rest of them were five to ten dollars more than that. I quit after a few months because I couldn't afford it anymore. Plus, I couldn't choose which kit for them to send me. I could send the kit back if I didn't like it but then I would have to wait a month for another kit.
Jan 22, 2012 03:37:15   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
No, I have never purchased a kit or a pattern. If fact, I just insubscribed this week because there are just so many pattern sources that are free, I don 't really need to pay for very many and decided to quit wasting time looking. I am not ordinarily a big fan of kits, or monthly programs because none are ever going to be 100% my taste so I prefer to just buy the items I find interesting on an individual basis.
Jan 22, 2012 06:42:00   #
I agree Dreamweaver. I am thinking of unsubscribing to some of the emails I get as DH hates me being on the computer all night.
Jan 22, 2012 08:05:38   #
I have been getting the crochet/knitting kit from Annie's Attic for several months. The supplies (yarn) is the same for either, they just send directions for both. I have always been happy with them unless it's a certain type of yarn that I don't care for, like ladder yarn. I didnt know I didn't like it though until I tried it in that kit. Recently I had a kit to make a pair of adult slippers. There was 3skeins of yarn yet it only took me one skein so I have 2 more skeins to make 2 more pairs or something else.

Btw, they ask, each month, for our thoughts, etc for the kits, good and bad.
Jan 22, 2012 08:38:18   #
Barbara Ann
I get the kits each month too. I like them. I don't make or use everyone I get, but they make great gifts. Especially because the directions are for either knit or crochet. I've given a few kits to my daughter and my step-daughter. They loved them. I just think they are fun.
Jan 22, 2012 09:01:34   #
I quit also..didn't like the kits half the time and they are a bit pricey
Jan 22, 2012 12:12:38   #
I do not like kits or patterns from Annie's Attic. They look cute but the instructions are always difficult.
Jan 22, 2012 23:08:20   #
I was very unhappy with the club kits. Inferior yarn in some of them. One kit the yarn was in pieces about six inches long as I went along with the pattern. Others were just not good for one reason or another, and very expensive also. I gave it about six months and had a hard time getting them to stop sending me kits.
Jan 24, 2012 10:21:22   #
All comments good to know. I was considering it but have found so many projects on my own ( mostly from this site) that I wouldn't have time to do them anyway. Maybe would consider it for my DD or DILs but they're always so busy with work I don't think they would have the time.
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