I have received a complimentary sample of the product presented in this review. I was not financially compensated to write a review, and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
I’ve never owned a craft lamp before.
I’ve walked by them a thousand times in the craft stores. I’ve wondered, I’ve debated, I’ve never bought.
I’ve been missing out!
I have to say, I think it was fate that this lamp was delivered to my doorstep this week. I’ve had pinkeye for 5 days now (thanks, little monkeys), and as an exclusive contacts wearer, I’ve been confined to a week of pure misery in the confines of my “backup glasses.” They’re about a decade old and at least a prescription behind, and I feel like I’m constantly looking through a telescope that’s juuuuuust under-focused.
So when I sat down with the new 13w Craft Space Organizer to give it a test run, I have to say I hadn’t really been in the mood to crochet all week. But I settled on my couch, grabbed my skein and hook, flipped on the switch, and violà! Bright, crisp light that almost made me forget about my glasses!
Here’s What I Love
The light is bright, but directed.
The bendable neck and the curved panel covering the bulb directs the light in such a way that it will light up your workspace without annoying the husband sitting next to you on the couch. And, he’ll be pretty pumped that he doesn’t have to watch TV at night with all the bright living room lights on just so you can crochet.
It comes with lots of storage sections.
12, to be exact. So you can grab everything you need for your crochet session — yarn, hooks, needles, stitch markers, WIP Hook Markers, scissors, etc — and toss it all in the caddy, and it’ll only be an arm’s reach away.
It shows colors crisply and accurately.
I took these two photos a few seconds apart, in my living room in the middle of the day. The left side is in normal lighting, and the right side is with the lamp turned on. It’s quite a difference!
It reduces eyestrain.
This is a big one. We crocheters, well — we love to crochet. Anywhere and everywhere, and any time of day. So often we find ourselves with a hook and skein long after the sun has gone down, trying to create works of art by the light of a dim lamp, resulting in eyestrain – which turns into full body tension. Crochet is supposed to be relaxing, and working under the right lighting makes all the difference.
Want One For Yourself?
When I posted a preview of this giveaway on social media, here’s what you guys had to say:
“I love my OttLite!!! I have four different ones.”
“I have this exact lamp and I love it!”
“OttLites are the best.”
“I love my OttLite… best purchase ever.”
So if you don’t have one yet… now’s your chance! OttLite is giving away a 13w Craft Space Organizer to one lucky Little Monkeys fan. All you have to do is enter the giveaway below!
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