Admittedly, I’ve been awful at this blogging business. As well as running Vegan Yarn Store, I have a full time job so finding the time to blog has been more difficult than I imagined!
But here I am on my second post in as many days, and I want to tell you about a challenge I’ve set up over on our Facebook page to get to 500 likes.
The aim is to get to 500 likes by the end of November and, if we do so, I have something very special in store to offer as a thank you. Last time we ran a similar challenge I offered a whopping 25% discount so get sharing to find out what I have in store!
Thanks for your continued support – you’re awesome :)
Yes, you read it right! Yesterday I ran a flash sale to offer 20% off in celebration of World Vegan Day and I have extended the sale!
Until tonight, 2 November, at 11:59pm UK time, you can get 20% off any order using the code WVD2014 at the checkout.
Get shopping at www.veganyarnstore.com
This weekend I whipped up a little project that I’m completely in love with and I want to share the pattern with you. It’s simple, practical and organic so what’s not to love?!
This back scrub can be knitted up really quickly and is a great way to stay creative throughout a Netflix marathon as you don’t really need to look or memorise any stitch pattern. Give yourself some time to get used to the texture of the yarn – it’s firm and doesn’t have much give but once you get into in there will be no stopping you.
1 ball of organic hemp yarn
5.5mm circular knitting needles
Large eye darning needle
Cast on 2 stitches, leaving a long tail (for sewing later) and knit an i-cord for 6-7 inches
Once your i-cord is the desired length, cast on a further 10 stitches (total 12 stitches) and knit each row until you reach a length of around 20 inches.
Cast off all but 2 of the stitches. Knit another i-cord to match the length of the first. Cast off remaining two stitches and cut to leave a long tail.
Attach the two ends of the i-cord to create handles and that’s it! You have a nice new scrubby companion to share your shower time with!
If you’ve ever followed or known somebody who runs a small business and has a Facebook page, you’ll know their prices for advertising are quite steep for us little people. I am loathed to pay Facebook for advertising as this cuts into the discounts and offers that I can pass on to you, so I am often thinking of novel ways that I can spread the word and give you something back in return.
With this in mind, during the month of April I have set a challenge to reach 300 likes on our Facebook Page. As it stands, we have 252 and I’m hoping that an increase of 48 new people on board is doable but I need your help!
All you need to do is share this particular Facebook post and in return if we make it 300 before the end of April I’ll be giving you back something crazy-awesome which I’m sure you’re going to love!
Thanks for you support,
It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally gotten around to creating a blog to compliment the store.
Here you’ll find a shed load of information about what’s going on behind the scenes, who’s involved in Vegan Yarn Store, what projects we have on the go and what fabulous yarns we have coming to you.
Today I was so happy to finally receive a package all the way from Canada. The yarn took 9 weeks to arrive, as it came the old fashioned land and sea way but I’m sure you’ll agree it was worth the wait. You can find these yarns over at the store.
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