Saturday, October 31, 2009

Anzula Yarn Halloween Sale

We are very lucky to have Anzula yarns as one of our specialty US suppliers to our NZ Sampler Box! They carry yarn from lace weight to worsted & all kinds of luxury spinning fibers. Anzula are going to be contributing silk & superwash merino sock yarn - sounds delicious!

And if you can't wait to see if Anzula's sample is in your box, check out their very generous Halloween Sale - 15% off all purchases through the weekend. Just enter the discount code Spooky. (prices in US$)

Our list of suppliers for the NZ Yarn Sampler Box is growing fast - check out the list.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Wow, this concept is really taking off and every day I am receiving confirmation from more suppliers who want to contribute to the boxes! I'll have a full list of suppliers soon, but in the meantime, check out the current list at - and I have more to add as well!

At this stage, I anticipate the price of the NZ Yarn Sampler to be NZ$35 (approx US$25) plus shipping. This is approximately in line with the EweBeaut Sampler, and is cheaper than the PhatFiber Sampler.

Shipping costs will be:
New Zealand NZ$6.50
Australia NZ$9.50
Rest of the World NZ$15

So as a guide a box sent to the USA will be NZ$35 + 15 = NZ$50 which is about US$36 at today's exchange rate.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ewe Beaut Yarn Sampler

I received my Yarn Sampler from Ewe Beaut in Australia this week! It is just like Christmas opening up a surprise package of amazing samples of beautiful yarns and accessories. I've already checked out several of the websites so I can buy more goodies (it's a little bit dangerous really!). I particularly like the various sock yarns, and I have designed a perfect sock pattern to make use of the samples! Once I've knitted up my samples into this sock, I'll take pictures and will include the pattern in my Sampler Box.

So this is the sort of thing I'm planning on putting together. Mine will be presented in a box though (this came in a postal bubble bag) and will likely have additional edible treats as well :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Welcome to our blog!

Blendy's New Zealand Yarn Sampler Boxes are getting underway with some great support and interest from an amazing selection of yarn and knitting accessory suppliers.

Check out our website for more information and to register to buy a box!

This blog will be used to update you with photos of samples that will be in the boxes, special promotions from suppliers, and more.

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