Several months ago, I was invited by Nora Abousteit, BurdaStyle co-founder, to have a first look at her new creative community, Kollabora.
It is a social platform for people who loves DIY and crafting, where they can share projects and connect with each other. Kollabora has sewing, knitting, and jewelry making communities and is planning to expand into many more DIY communities. It also has a market place where people can buy DIY supplies and kits for their project.
I love that they have DIY kits! They are wonderful for people who has just started crafting or just want to start a project without all the trouble finding the supplies.
I was offered to try one of the kits and I chose the Snood Dogg by Wool and The Gang. It is a giant cowl, knitted with extra thick wool and 15 mm needles. I haven’t been knitting for sometime so it is perfect for me as a starter project.
The kit arrived with this content:
- 2 balls of WATG’s 100% Peruvian Wool in Sandy Beige
- 1 pair of 15mm (US:19) wooden needles
- 1 Snood Dogg pattern
- 1 knitter’s sewing needle.
- 1 WATG goody
However, it was summer when the kit arrived so I didn’t start the project until a few days ago. It was my first time knitting with such huge needles, the wooden needles were as big as drum sticks! They were also the most beautiful needles I’ve ever seen. I love how the thick yarn creates a wonderful texture. The knitting itself was pretty easy, it was just knit and purl all around and all the two balls were consumed after several nights of knitting.
I really love the result! The yarn is so warm and soft. It will certainly be a part of my everyday outfit this winter!
Pattern and supplies are the Snood Dogg by Wool and The Gang.