Assalaamu alaykum, (Peace be upon you)
I am finally getting round to this blog post. I’ve been feeling very excited to write it and post it ever since I received what I’m going to review in the mail. However I’ve also been very busy lately, and tired too, so it was put on the back burner. Happily, I am up early this morning, and thought I’d at the very least set about typing up the draft.
Last month, thanks to two lovely ladies, who’s names I will not mention, I came across aliexpress.com. A site much like amazon, or eBay with a wide variety of products and wares available for sale.
I’ve been in need of some new knitting needles for a while now. The prices and reviews for said needles I was coming across on amazon were less than thrilling, and I decided to have a look on aliexpress. I found a likely looking set, browsed through the feedback, and went ahead with my purchase. They arrived and I liked them.
It occurred to me, surely if I could find a nice set of bamboo needles at an affordable price on here, I’d be able to find some wool/ yarn too!
My search began, I scrolled through the search results and came across a listing for a lot of yarn listed by the seller 5 Star For You.
I clicked on the result and scanned the product description. I was excited! You see I love knitting. I love it love it love! and I love wool too. I noted down the corresponding numbers for the colours I wanted and added it to my cart. I made the purchase adding a note to the seller detailing the numbers (for the colours) and then I waited.
I made my order on the 8th of August, and on the morning of the 25th just two and a half weeks later my purchase arrived!
I was a bit side tracked as it was also the day my new planner arrived, regardless you can just about see the wool in the top left hand corner of this picture. 🙂
I updated my account to notify the seller that I had received my purchase, and I also sent a message to the seller to let her know I had received the wool, and that I was very pleased with how soft it was, and (because I had forgotten that the wool’s specifics were in the item description) I asked about the size of the wool, and the recommended needles size, as well as care instructions.
She was very kind and personable, with a friendly and diligent attitude, and answered my questions, helpfully recommending 3.25mm needles; Even going as far as to let me know that she was happy to answer all and any questions I had.
The wool is a blend of 95% cotton and 5% milk fibre, and is super soft to the touch, and easy to work with. It is lovely and comes in a wide range of colours, and just a joy to work.
I will definitely be returning to the seller again, and I think they may just become my go to wool suppliers. ^_^ They’re already on my favourite shop list, and their excellent customer service is a recommendation of its own.
You can find the seller at this address. I hope you enjoy your purchases as much as I do.