Have you heard of Hobbii, a most amazing (in my opinion) online (at least for me here in the US) store?
Now, this is not an affiliate anything. I am simply telling you about an online store that I love deeply and that I use frequently.
(Oh, did I say earlier this year I would not be buying any more yarn? I thought it genuinely possible, but it turns out, not so much right now.)
I found Hobbii long before the lockdown. I wanted Lettlopi yarn and I did a search…Hobbii came up…and I have never looked back after that first time.
The physical store is located in Denmark. I live in the US. I can order yarn from Hobbii and receive it, even during the worst of lockdown when mail was unbearably slow, faster than I could receive an order from US-based online yarn shops. Before lockdown, I normally received my order within three days. I am not joking.
During the worst of lockdown, the longest it took to receive an order was eleven days.
Since then, the typical time from ordering to receiving is roughly four to five days. Still way better than other US-based yarn stores I use.
Plus, I can get Lett Lopi cheaper from Hobbii than any local yarn store. The selection of their yarns at Hobbii is simply … amazing. I have been able to get cottons, wools, acrylics, sock yarns, and my wish list just keeps growing and growing. I just bought a bunch of recycled cotton (it’s a cotton-polyester blend made from recycled bottles) and another alpaca-polyester blend (same brand as the cotton-polyester).
I have always been more than happy with every single yarn I have ever purchased from Hobbii. Every yarn has been as promised, has worked up beautifully, and has been of a fiber that I would not have been able to afford had I bought within the country.
The prices are excellent, in my opinion. They run sales all the time and there is always something worthwhile to buy. Shipping is free when you reach $75. Every single order they send a free gift. And always a piece of Danish candy. One time the free gift was a crochet hook. Last time I received stitch markers.
There is a rewards program. Each dollar you spend nets you so many points, a minimum of twenty points, although in some cases that could be higher. You can redeem those points for free yarn, various tools, different fiber work ephemera and whatnots. Those items that you can redeem points to procure are available in no other way, so if you love that one yarn, or want another project bag, you have to buy some more yarn to earn more points so you can get what you want.
The customer service is stellar. They offer free patterns, from toys, to blankets, to sweaters, to you name it. They offer knitting needles, crochet hooks, project bags, yarn balls, and so much more.
They are worth checking out.
Do you have any online yarn store recommendations?
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