We were thrilled when Sarah Wilson, The Sexy Knitter, invited us to have our yarns and spinning fibers featured on her tool tins. She generously sent us sample tins so we could try them out for ourselves.
I promptly chose my favorite and tossed it into my knitting bag. I've been carrying it around for just over a week and am pleased to say that the image is still securely adhered to the top and doesn't show any scratches. I also appreciated that the lid stays closed while in my bag and is still easy to open.
Here's what's inside:
5 Stitch Markers
Double-Ended Crochet Hook (2 sizes)
3 Sewing Needles
Everything fits easily and there is even a magnet at the top of the lid to hold the needles in place, which I love. The whole thing is the size of an Altoids tin, so it even fits well in my sock sized project bags.
The tape measure is 60 in/150 cm, which is plenty for my size 18 body, but just barely long enough to measure my husband's chest. It definitely suffices for travel use.
Tiny scissors are tiny. They should make it through just about any security check. They handled all my trimming needs for the week and even though they are pretty tiny, I didn't have any trouble with them.
Can I tell you how much I adore these stitch markers? They are seriously cute, light weight, and more durable than you would expect. I tried to squish one. I probably could have, but it was much more difficult than I expected. I usually prefer the loopy style stitch markers, but I was pretty happy with these.
My favorite thing was the double-ended crochet hook. I crochet as well, so at home I always have hooks around, but not when I'm on the go. My project right now is garter stitch, so having this little beauty in my bag made a couple of dropped stitches much less of a headache.
Sarah has a special offer just for Anzula readers to make them an even better deal. Through September 1st, the code FriendsofAnzula is good for 20% off a purchase of $25.00 or more (wholesale listings and monthly collection excluded). Click here to visit The Sexy Knitter Etsy Shop. The tins are also available for wholesale, resale license not required, more information is available here.
Overall, I think The Sexy Knitter Tool Tins are a great buy. Everything you need in a tiny little box. So grab a project, your tool tin, and hit the road!