Drea Renee Knits

We Are Knitters // Mushy Vest & Giveaway!!

Finished objects, knittingAndrea Mowry62 Comments

Apparently, I am all about quick bulky knits these days! And expanding the color palette of my wardrobe! Here is my latest finished object - the Mushy Vest from We Are Knitters!

I cast this on in the afternoon, and was completely finished by the following afternoon. Talk about satisfying! I also had a lot of fun playing with the large needles and super bulky, singly ply yarn (which is SO soft!)

A knitting kit from Urban Outfitters is actually one of the things that really got me back into knitting in my teen years. I remember it came with neon yellow and neon pink acrylic yarn and needles, and you could choose to knit either a scarf, skinny tie, or leg warmers. I, of course, went with the leg warmers. I wonder if I still have those somewhere...

Knitting kits have come a long way since my teen years! I was so impressed with the options available, everything from blankets and pillows to sweaters, hats and baby knits (Hello, Teddy Sweater!!).

My kit came with all the yarn I needed, wooden needles (definitely nicer than the aluminum needles of my youth ;), directions for the pattern, a label to sew into my completed vest, and a darning needle to sew the pieces together. In other words, everything I needed to complete my project.

These kits would make awesome gifts for any knitter in your life (or a gift for yourself!) They come with everything you need and everything is high quality. The patterns are all modern and fun. And the really exciting news?? I get to give one away!! To enter for your chance to win the kit of your choice (up to $100), just leave a comment below telling me which kit you would pick and make sure to leave your email address in the comment! The contest will close Saturday, February 2/20/16 at midnight EST. Can't wait to get your hands on your own kit? You can use the coupon code DREARENEE to save 15% off of your order at www.weareknitters.com! You can also find their fun and inspiring feed on Instagram!

Want to see some more pictures of my finished vest? Head on over to my Ravelry project page!!