Review: Denise 2 Go – Crochet

I was recently asked if I was interested in reviewing the Denise2Go interchangeable set that Yarncanada carries in their online shop.

To be honest I was a bit hesitant at first. I have my favourite knitting needles and I don’t usually stray from them especially as the Denise kit needles are plastic so I decided to give the crochet set a go.

The set comes with 6 hooks from size 5mm up to a 9mm but if you notice in the picture the hook length is on the shorter side. That is because this is actually an interchangeable Tunisian Crochet set that also can be used as regular hooks.

I have yet to try Tunisian crochet so at the minute I will be using these solely as regular hooks. I thought the short hooks would bother me when I first got started but they are actually quite convenient. I don’t have to worry about the end of my hook getting caught in yarn and my hand adjusted to the different length in no time.

As well as the hooks you get 3 varied lengths of cable, a 3 inch, a 5 inch and a 9 inch. It also comes with an extender with the option of joining 2 cables together and 2 end buttons so you don’t loose your stitches.

The coolest part about this set for me was that it fits on the palm of your hand. Perfect for travel and “on the go” as the set is called. I love that I can chuck this into a small project bag and have everything I need right at my finger tips to crochet my heart out. I can definitely see me taking this in the car with a couple of skeins of yarn to make some squares or my newest obsession Hexies!!

I would say I am pleasantly surprised by this set and at the price point of $52 plus free shipping from YarnCanada it would make a fabulous pressie or stocking stuffer for the crocheter in your life.

DISCLAIMER: Thank you to Yarn Canada for providing me with the set to review. All opinions regarding this kit are my own.

Now I know you all are going to ask about the project in the background so here it is!

My friend Sally sent me some of her leftover Berroco Vintage yarn. I knew I wanted to do a hexagonal blanket with them but wasn’t really sure how I was going to do it. I checked out Bella Coco on You Tube, my trusty crochet how to’er and found the granny hexagon. I already knew how to granny so adapting it into a hexagon was a breeze. She also shares the join as you go method which makes me feel less overwhelmed at putting all those hexagons together at the ve3ry end. I’m not exactly sure if this will be a full blanket or a lap blanket or what just yet. I am still wondering if I should add in other colours or just keep it to three. Who knows maybe T will claim it when she gets home.

Now I must be off to crochet a few more!

Review: Idakoos T-Shirt


Millions of T-Shirts sorted by Themes

Recently I was lucky enough to get to choose any t shirt from to try out. There is an option to create your own design and get it printed onto any of their products but because I’m just not that tech savvy I went for something they already had.  With thousands of designs it really was hard to choose, they have 414 hobby categories alone, but of course in the end I went with the…… you guessed it a KNITTING shirt!

Tell me this shirt isn’t awesome?

This is the women’s xs, a perfect fit but if they had an option for a longer torso I definitely would have chosen it. I think a lot of women are choosing longer bodied shirts these days even if they don’t have a long torso like myself. Maybe that’s an option they could look into?

Not only do you get to choose the design and style of shirt but there are 17 different colours of the women’s shirts! 17!!

Let’s have a look at my shirt so you can see the variety I’m talking about.

This is the shirt I chose… by clicking any of the other colours you get to see exactly what your shirt will look like and change the font colours as well. So many sites are limited to 3 or 4 colours of shirts but you don’t get to see exactly what you are getting until it arrives. I’m very visual so I loved being able to see the finished product and try all the options  before finally decided on it.


Idakoos would be a great site for gift ideas. Get something customized with an inside joke, a nickname, team shirts, bridal party shirts, you name it.

Their products range from tees, hoodies and baby onesies to totes, mugs and plastic signs. They have distribution centers in Florida, The Netherlands and Peru so they are able to ship worldwide with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

 Check them out!

I bet you could find that “painfully hard person to shop for” the perfect gift!

Create your own T-Shirts

*Thanks to Idakoos for providing a t shirt for me to review.

All opinions expressed are my own.*