Thursday, June 25, 2015

Athena's Elements Review and #Giveaway, ends TONIGHT!


HURRY! ENDS TONIGHT!


My Nanie taught me to crochet when I was a little girl -- about 4 years old.  I made chain after chain after chain.  From there, we moved on to Granny Squares.

Sadly, after a time, the "new" wore off for me and I didn't pick up a hook again for a very long time.

Nanie, however, found great solace in her hooks and yarn and created beautiful hats (for me and my cousins in Florida), afghans, ponchos, doilys, and antimacassars.   I have several afghans and her old hooks.

She had terrible arthritis -- how her fingers and hands must've hurt as she spent hours crocheting.

I wish she had been able to use the wonderful new hooks that I have now.  From Athena's Elements come these beautiful, ergonomic Crochet Hooks.




Aren't they lovely? Nine of then are enveloped in an ergonomically correct, non-slip, silicone grip. It's non-slip feature helps you hold the hook easily but still control the tension of your stitches.

The sizes range from 2mm (smaller than a US Size B) up to 6mm (J).  Also included, but not with the silicone grip, is a size 6.5mm (K), which is perfect for rugs, large bags, etc.

Each of the hooks is engraved with it's size for easy identification and each hook has a different coloured handle.  I love this feature.  Right now, I am using the dark purple hook for a piece I'm crocheting.  I don't have to worry that I've picked up the wrong needle.

Athena's Elements offers two fantastic carrying cases:


This is the smart little Wrap Organizer.  It measures 6 1/2 by 3 inches. Compact and lightweight, you can tuck it into your purse or needlework bag and take it with you anywhere. (Addendum: before you take crochet hooks on to an airplane, check to be sure that it's allowed with carry-on luggage.)

Each hook has it's own protective slot and there is a clear plastic cover that folds down over the hooks to keep them safe in place. Just roll the case and secure with the velcro tab and you are on your way!




Above is the larger Deluxe Ergonomic Crochet Kit .  This kit has it all! It comes with the same nine crochet hooks as the smaller case, but in addition contains: scissors, measuring tape, plastic needles (for attaching),
two aluminum pins, Knitting Needle Gauge & Ruler, Row Counter and Case Organizer.

I love this case. The colour is a beautiful, bright rose pink. It's a hard case, made of PU Leather.  Sturdy construction will ensure a long life for this case and it's contents. The mesh bag holding the other items is removable for easy access when you're stitching.





Aren't they beautiful? When the hooks are this lovely, who can resist?





I kept the larger case for myself -- It went right into my stitching bag!  But my Mom has the smaller wrap case.

My Mom loves to crochet, but has terrible pain in her hands and fingers from arthritis.  I gave a set to her and she loves them.  She's told me that she can crochet for a couple of hours with these hooks without getting hand cramps.



Mom is impressed!

So am I!  It's such a relief to hold a crochet hook that isn't so narrow that your cramps just thinking about it.

I am also impressed by the depth of the hook and the rounded tip (no more splitting the yarn). There are no burrs or sharp edges.  The size array is lovely -- a hook for every project! This case hold everything a crocheter will ever need.



You can purchase these amazing hooks and cases on amazon.com!

The wonderful folks at Athena's Elements have very generously offered THREE of my readers a chance to own a set of hooks and a case for their own!

Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win.

Open to USA, 18+, No PO Boxes. All entries are verified. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 25, 2015. Three winners will be chosen:  One winner will receive the DELUXE Kit and two winners will receive the fabric wrap case.

DISCLOSURE:
I received a Deluxe and Wrap kit from Athena's Elements to facilitate this review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the items.


38 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

i like to crochet granny squares

Maryann D. said...

I always loved to crochet blankets or baby blankets for gifts.
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latanya t said...

I like to crochet scarves

Cola Flatpop said...

I am a beginner so I'm still getting the hang of the basics! I have some dexterity issues and hand pain so I am excited for the chance to win these wonderful ergo hooks!

tara pittman said...

I like the case that keeps them organized. They come in pretty colors too

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

My daughter in law is the crochet queen. She makes lots of amigurumi.

Carla Shiver said...

I like to crochet afghans,scarves, granny squares, and dishtowels.

Emily Endrizzi said...

I love to crochet amigurumi. Amigurumi are little stuffed toys. My kids love them.

Lisa T said...

I like to crochet hats.

ella said...

I love making granny squares! They're my favorite, and always a classic.

craftsonthego said...

I like crocheting whatever i feel like. I've made baby and adult items, scarves, hats, clothing, etc. Lately, I've been making more hats. -crafty one

Misty said...

My grandma taught me the granny squares. I've made a few throws in different colors.

rochelle said...

I like to make scarfs

kemi bakrin said...

Lots of granny squares

Derrick Todd said...

I am a beginner so right now I'm just learning scarves. This would be great to win!

Marilyn said...

I like to crochet toys, afghans and trims.

spock7005 said...

I love to crochet hats and scarves the best. I'm going to work on a light weight summer sweater soon. Crochet rocks! scain54(at)aol(dot)com

Jennifer Essad said...

I crochet lap blankets and afghans in granny squares, I love the variety

chickie717 said...

I think I like to make hats the most.

jill190 said...

I like to make cute baby hats.

SR White said...

I crochet EVERY DAY! I love crocheting. I am in a group of knitters who keep trying to win me over but I AM A HAPPY HOOKER and plan on crocheting as many things as a knitter does! Sweaters, tops, shawls, and socks!!! I am making my first lace shawl with Athena's hooks.

SR White said...

I crochet EVERY Day! I love crocheting. I am in a group of knitters who tries to win me over to knitting, but I am a HAPPY HOOKER!! I plan on crocheting as much as knitters - sweaters, socks and shawl. I am crocheting my first shawl using Athena hooks.

Peggy said...

I've just recently learned to crochet. I've been making blankets for my grandkids.

Catherine Toppel said...

I like granny squares

Dollie W said...

I love to crochet scarves.

Paula Stewart said...

I am entering for my Aunt who loves to crochet afghans.

Angie Bailey said...

I would like to make an afghan.

Natalie B. said...

I don't crochet but my sister does. She makes all kinds of things from mittens to afghans. She'd be so excited to have this! Thank-you. :)

Tammy Woodall said...

If I win, I would give this to my best friend who crochets all the time. She crochets Afghans and gives them to friends and family, as well as to people in need.

Deborah W said...

I like to crochet small things like coasters, hats, ornaments, etc.

katiem said...

I've been getting back into crochet recently and have tried to expand my skills, so I took a class and made a pair of socks! I'm also working on a granny stripe afghan, and I really want to do a granny square afghan also, so I can't pick just one!

Danielle said...

I love to crochet baby items and cowls. So fun! I really love to crochet anything I can find the time to!

C Moore said...

I mostly do hats, scarves and wristlets. :)

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I crochet hats and toys mostly
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Jerry Marquardt said...

I like to crochet crafts, household items, and afghans.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

I want to learn to crochet, and to do that, I need some hooks. I would love to win to get the all of the basic elements.

lilyk said...

scarves

Rickie Johnson said...

scarves