Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Day Giveaway

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we are giving you the chance to win this Hugs and Kisses Bracelet Kit by Knit Outta the Box! You can take a look at this lovely bracelet kit here: Hugs and Kisses Bracelet

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This lovely bracelet kit includes:

  • 100% cotton yarn produced in the USA (25 yards)
  • double pointed bamboo knitting needles
  • easy to follow pattern
  • darning/cable needle
  • yarn cutter
  • fabric notions bag
  • canvas project bag

This kit would be perfect for taking on a trip or as a gift for a friend who knits.

Laurie, the owner of Knit Outta the Box, has answered a few questions so that you can learn a little bit more about her company.

How did Knit Outta the Box begin?

The idea came to me at the airport back in 2008. My flight was delayed and I had forgotten my knitting. I scoured the airport gift shops looking for something to knit and came up empty handed. I was desperate to knit and probably would have paid anything for some needles and yarn. Once back home I came up with the idea of developing a knitting kit for the “desperate knitter.”  Soon my kits were available in hospital gift shops across the country.  Then they were picked up by the Uncommon Goods catalog and soon other on-line catalogs followed.  In 2009 my kits were selected as one of the Top 100 Products of the Year by Hybrid Mom Magazine and in 2011 my iMitt© Texting Mitten kit was featured in People Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide.  The success of the kits allowed me to grow the company and in 2011 I started offering patterns, yarns and fair trade hand-knit items.

What inspires you?

People that are passionate about what they are doing and are successful at it.  And by successful I don’t mean just making a lot of money.  Success can be defined in so many different ways.  Just the fact that I wake up every morning knowing that I get to “go to work” on something I have a true passion and love for makes me very happy.  That’s my definition of success – though I wouldn’t be disappointed if the “making a lot of money” were part of the equation too. Ha!

What's your favorite part of owning Knit Outta the Box?

That it has exposed me to so many wonderful people, products and cultures. In fact, this spring I will be starting a new business called The Feel Good Yarn Company.  We’ll be offering fair trade yarns from around the world including mohair & cashgora from Tajikistan, cashmere from Afghanistan (which I’m already selling on my site), vegan silk from India, and if all goes well, a Bolivian alpaca.  I’m also in the process of producing my own yarn line here in the States which I’m VERY excited about, but can’t go into details just yet.

Thank you so much for allowing me to tell my story.  It still amazes me that I was able to create all this from the basement of my home. I truly knew nothing about running your own business when I started this (I’m sure if I did I wouldn’t have done it!), but now I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing except perhaps knitting more!

I was so inspired by Laurie's answers and I hope you were too!

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Make sure to enter the Giveaway and check back in on Valentine's Day!


  1. I love the idea of knitting kits for desperate knitters available in hospitals. Its brilliant! I follow on GFC
    Chelsea Wong on Rafflecopter

  2. Oh i love knitting kits! I had seen this awhile back and loved it. I often thought it is a great way to promote knitting or the love for handmade. As always I am a big fan. Nice giveaway!


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