Can We Talk UFOs?

I have them, you have them …. They are everywhere!  Every few months I go through my craft room, piecing together those projects I started with good intentions of finishing, but never quite made it.  I diligently work at getting them completed, vowing to never let that happen again.  I start a project, then I find another and another and … well, you know how that ends up.  Guess what … it keeps happening and here I am again going through all my Unfinished Objects again!  I have a room full of items at various stages of completeness.  I work at a job that allows me to knit and crochet.  I have yarn and all the fun tools and accessories around me most every day.  I see a new yarn or a new pattern and can’t wait to get started… I’m doomed! Continue reading “Can We Talk UFOs?”

The Latest Pattern Designs by the Double Stitch Twins

The Double Stitch Twins, Erika & Monika Simmons, have been busy working on new designs for Red Heart. They have a new pattern booklet called Fashion Forward with 10 crochet designs that we know you will love. Below are more fashion forward free patterns that are quick projects sure to add style to your wardrobe! Continue reading “The Latest Pattern Designs by the Double Stitch Twins”

31 Days of Giving Back

Most often in July we often think of fun in the sun, picnics, beach days and getting away from our everyday lives. If you are lucky enough to have a little extra time this summer, it’s also a good time to think about those who could use your help. As knitters and crocheters, we are blessed with talents that allow us to give the gift of handmade items. Look at our calendar to see ways you can make a difference. Continue reading “31 Days of Giving Back”

Knit Along Spring Swing Cardigan Week 4

Join us for Knit Along Wednesday!  We are working on the  Simple Spring Swing Cardigan.   There is still time to join us … this sweater is great for summer also.  We haven’t set  a deadline on completing the sweater, so just pick up your needles, grab the yarn and get started on your cardigan. Work at your own pace.  I’ve completed the one I was working on, but this is such a simple and practical cardigan … I’m making another.  This time I’m going to change it up a little by using a couple different colors.  I’ll show you pics as it develops. Continue reading “Knit Along Spring Swing Cardigan Week 4”

Celebrate America with Crochet

I always love the 4th of July. It means parades, picnics and lots of fun. It’s the perfect holiday to spend outdoors with family and friends, plus so much of what we believe in as a country is exemplified on this holiday. Oh, and I almost forgot the best part of the 4th… the fireworks! It always gives me such an amazing feeling when I see fireworks. I have that same kind of feeling when our talented crochet designers create wonderful designs that reflect their love of country. So I thought this week would be the perfect time to show you a few of them. Continue reading “Celebrate America with Crochet”