If you’re like most knitters and crocheters I know, you want instant gratification, and Red Heart Grande fits the bill. Red Heart Grande is a wonderful, soft, Super Bulky yarn. It falls into category 6 (Super Bulky) and uses either a size 19 needle or a size “P” crochet hook. Continue reading “Red Heart’s Grande Yarns Give You Instant Gratification”
Do you know any tennis players who are expecting? Want to surprise them with a tennis “set”? Well keep reading for some super cuteness. My good friends are both avid tennis players so I thought making them some tennis items for their new addition would make for some super fun newborn photos! ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Newborn Tennis “Set””
I learned how to knit shortly after turning 50.
That was a time of confusion for me, as it is for many people, because I knew that life after 50 can be filled with all kinds of change—good and bad, planned and completely out of the blue.
Instead of pulling the proverbial blanket over my head, though, I took action and embarked on my “Journey to Joy.”
Have you heard the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression?” A big part of this is the way you look and dress. If you love to knit or crochet then you are always in search of a yarn that looks and feels good. Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable is that yarn. From the moment I saw it I was in love. The name says it all, Unforgettable. It has so many wonderful qualities that a great yarn should have. It has beautiful vibrant shades, pastels and neutrals in the line. Along with eye-catching color choices this yarn is soft, machine washable, and affordable. What more can you ask for?
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Simply Unforgettable Impressions”
The historic Alex Theatre was opened in 1925 as a vaudeville house, and movie palace. It continued to show movies until 1991, when it closed and was remodeled. In 1993 it was re-opened and now plays host to musicals, ballets, orchestras, still shows movies, and can be seen in various television shows, and can even be rented for special events.
When the Alex Theatre wanted to do something different to celebrate their 90th Anniversary, they reached out to the following organizations: Glendale Arts, Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, Art from the Ashes, Jewel City Knitters, The Pasadena Crochet Group, Burbank Fiber Fiends, and the Braille Institute. The scope of this project was huge, and it would take over 70 individuals, from 6 different states, and even 1 country to send in their submissions. The fiber artists were informed about the yarn bombing/art installation in early September. There was a tight deadline of only 6 weeks from the time meetings were held until the actual big reveal night.
Have you ever tried to pull yarn from the center of a skein and had trouble? You may have been trying to pull from a ball — and balls are not wound to be able to pull from the middle. Follow this handy guide to figure out if you have a ball or a skein, what the difference is, and how to find the end.
Welcome to the eleventh entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we have been teaching you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is Fair Isle knitting, and the cowl is the Fair Isle Knit Cowl in Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
Welcome to the November Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Nine Patch Variation Throw made in With Love. Each month we have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.
Everyone talks about yarn weight — what does it mean? When we refer to yarn weight, we’re not talking about the weight of the ball or skein. Instead, we’re talking about how thick or thin yarn is.
DRESS WITH SPIRIT includes ponchos, scarfs, hats and wristers.
KIDS’ CHEERING SECTION includes ideas for babies and younger enthusiasts.
GAME TIME GEAR is focused on things you’ll enjoy using during the game.
TEAM SPIRIT LIFE includes home décor like pillows, throws, a footrest and a sleeve for your iPad.