April 25, 2017 by Robin, Avon Rep and Owner at Imperial Crochet
I just received my Kristin Omdahl Be So Sporty yarn and I was so excited that I had to head right over here to tell you all about it.
Be So Sporty is a 100% bamboo, hand dyed, sport weight yarn that is made in the USA and available in 17 gorgeous colors. It’s sold 325 yards per 4 ounce skein.
I chose the Jaded Peacock colorway which is a beautiful saturated-with-rich-color blue-green dark teal that really does remind me of a peacock I once knew. Don’t ask.
Before I go on, I’d like to mention that, before this, I’ve only ever bought yarn at the big box craft stores and that Kristin’s KO yarn was a bit more expensive than I’d ever ventured to spend on a skein. So… Although I’m not quite a yarn connoisseur; I do like using premium yarn and I think I can be a good judge when I say this yarn is absolutely worth your while and investment.
When I received my package, I sincerely felt like I’d gotten not only a special ball of yarn but also the undivided attention and gratitude of the person who sold it to me. It really made my day!
To be honest, I felt pampered. Let me tell you why.
The yarn comes wrapped in a gold mesh bag and with it comes a sample packet of Jasmine Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl which is a no-rinse delicate soap to be used when hand-washing your finished item. It smells amazing and according to the site, my already silky bamboo yarn will become even more silky and drapier after it’s been hand washed. So, win-win.
I also received an adorable little tape measure, a handwritten thank you note, and a little packet of Florida sunshine… okay it wasn’t actual sunshine but it was a bag of candy in the flavors of Kristin’s favorite Florida produce… which I thought was a very nice touch.
I LOVE this yarn and although I didn’t make anything with it yet, I played around with it a bit just to see how it felt on my crochet hook and it truly slid like butter. It frogged easily too!
I’m planning to make a light and lacy summer scarf with mine. I’ll be sure to share photos of the finished product when I’m done.
In the meantime, visit the Kristin Omdahl site to learn more about her yarn, find hundreds of free patterns, and learn about her cause, Project Kristin Cares. A portion of the proceeds from all KO sales goes toward Project Kristin Cares which helps victims of domestic violence.
P.S. I am in no way affiliated with Kristin Omdahl or her brand and I was not paid or compensated in any way to say anything about this yarn. However, I am planning to share this post on social media as a way to enter a contest where I can (hopefully) win more of this luscious yarn which I think I’ve already become addicted to. Wish me luck!