Tuesday 19 August 2014

My New Crochet "Gadget"

Having a new crochet tool is like getting the latest version of some gadget for me. I just discovered one, thanks to a friend who introduced it to me (out of the need to have one as well). Can you see it here?
For those of you who have seen some of my travel blog posts, you might know by now that I like to bring my crochet along with me (as much as possible) anywhere I go. This tool has proven to be an essential (and badass) accessory for me. It's so badass, it deserves an entire blog post!
This is the Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant. Yes, it is a cutter. Yes, you can wear it! And did I mention, it looks badass too? I love it so much that ever since getting one for myself, I've been wearing it with my necklace. I retained the other pendant to make it look more "stylish." 

The yarn can be cut by using any of the grooves in the pendant. There's a very sharp circular blade inside. Don't worry, it won't cut any of your fingers! The blade is secured and masked by the thick grooves. It really cuts the yarn clean. 
I wonder if this will get through the last check in the airport. I still have to test it. I remember risking bringing my treasured Hamanaka aluminum crochet hook in my hand carry together with the skein of yarn I am working with. It went through, thank goodness! I don't know for this one. Cutters or scissors are not allowed in the plane, so this is a mystery I have to solve!

And yes, you can buy this cutter HERE :)

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Gantsilyo Guru Selections is a Year Old!

Gantsilyo Guru Selections is a year old! We wouldn't be able to reach a year without the support of family, friends, partners, and of course, our clients - you who actually dared to buy our offerings even without seeing them in person and of course dared to create with them. THANK YOU!
We are excited for the coming days, weeks, months, and even years for the store. As a small gesture of our appreciation, we will be giving away this yarn stash (bowl not included) to one lucky person who will be drawn from a list of those who purchased any item from our store this month of August! The recipient of the stash will be named on September 1. The announcement will be made at my store's Facebook page, Gantsilyo Guru Selections.

If you're wondering about what these unlabeled skeins of yarn are, they are pretty much "clues" to what's coming ahead. Yes, that means more yarns :) Lots of them!

By the way, I created another Instagram account dedicated solely to the products we offer in our store. Follow us @yarnsph :)
Of course, I still have my other Instagram account, @gantsilyoguru. This is where I post my projects and crocheting adventures.