In some parts of the world, spring has come early! If you’re getting your garden ready, and have kids who love to create, why not make a fairy garden for them to play with? A quick internet search will give you plenty of ideas. We hope you start with these cute tents! They’re great for using up scrap yarn and are a great way to add color to any garden, big or small.
The Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival and Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival for 2017 is coming up! It’s in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on March 24-26, 2017. If you knit, crochet, quilt, sew, or otherwise craft, this show is for you.
Everyone needs a little luck in life so why don’t we just make some. Today I bring you some very creative ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you need to decorate for a party, give a gift or just have something green to wear, we have it for you here.
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: Lucky You”
Welcome to Marly’s Learning Corner! Marly Bird has a new section on RedHeart.com devoted to her patterns and video tutorials.
Do you remember the fabulous Queen Bee exhibit at Vogue Knitting Live? The same artist, Gina Rose Gallina, is going to install a giant pineapple in a new hotel in Chicago next month!
It seems that many novice knitters balk at knitting lace, but I’m here to tell you that knitting lace does not have to be complicated or cumbersome! Don’t get me wrong, some lace patterns are VERY complex, but new knitters can build their confidence and experience by starting with a few simple lace stitches and then move on to more complicated patterns.
Lace knitting stitches are just a series of increase and decrease stitches that form lovely patterns from the very basic to the most delicate and detailed. Lace patterns can be worked in any weight of yarn, although it is easiest to work them in weights of 5-bulky and smaller.
Our National Spokesperson Marly Bird loves the new Red Heart Soft Essentials and Soft Essentials Stripes yarns, and thinks you will too! Let her tell you all about it, and then follow along with her video tutorial for a free cowl pattern she designed.
As a gift to our blog followers, we have a downloadable sheet of Valentines for you! Our graphics team has taken 4 of our project photos and turned them into clever Valentines that I will enjoy giving–I hope that you will enjoy them too! They are perfect for giving to classmates, co-workers, family and friends. I am also going to use them to make a garland in my office cubicle.
We spoke with Stephen Duneier, the Yarn Bomber, about his recent Dreamer Yarnbomb in Tucson, AZ. He put yarn-covered aliens on the roof of a children’s hospital, and wrapped the building in colorful panels contributed from people all over the world. Read our Q & A with Stephen about this amazing project.
Last week we posted a blog with patterns for doll outfits, however, what if you wanted to make a doll for that special child in your life, or to add to your doll collection? We often get asked which colors are the best to use when crocheting or knitting a doll. Since Red Heart Super Saver is available in over 120 different colors the choices are endless, but there are some choices that make more realistic-looking dolls. Here are some colors we've selected and broken down into categories to help get you started.