Did you know that the talented Marly Bird, who does our great knit and crochet tutorial videos, also hosts a podcast? The YarnThing podcast connects knitters and crocheters, and it is live every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10am Mountain Time. Marly interviews designers, authors, and other people in the yarn industry that you might be excited to hear from. Plus, every show has prizes!
Do you have that one person on your gift list that is so hard to buy for and on top of that, they have EVERYTHING! There is one thing that they do not own and that is a handmade, one-of-a-kind gift from you. Not only will this be a gift from the heart, it will be a gift from someone they love. Most people know how much work goes into a handmade gift so it is appreciated that much more. Personally it gives me a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of happiness to see their enjoyment. That is my gift to me.
Continue reading “Handmade Gifts from the Heart”
Any little “Turtle Power” fans out there? Oh man, do I have the perfect pattern for you! My nephews love the super turtle heros so I thought I’d try making them a mask using 2 patterns from RedHeart.com. This would be a cute inexpensive Halloween costume especially if you already had the colors you wanted in your yarn stash. ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Turtle Power Mask”
The Internet is a marvelous thing — it never ceases to amaze me. I first became aware of Frank O'Randle when I joined a crochet-a-long on Facebook,and someone posted a link to Frank's Facebook page. While browsing on his page I noticed Frank's designs had a very unique look to them. Because of the colors he uses, his afghans seem to have a 3-D quality to them, and they just pop off the page. It's as if you are viewing them under black light, although no black light is needed. His designs are exquisite.
Now is the time to get your making merry thoughts together and start stitching gifts and decorations that will create a warm, festive home this holiday season. When I was young, I thought you didn’t need to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. But over the years it has become very evident that if I am going to enjoy the holidays, it’s necessary to start early with my stitching projects.
I wish I had the space to keep every bit of clothing from every decade because styles are always making a comeback. Everywhere I look I see the 70’s. Luckily the avocado and gold kitchens did not return in the home dec area. I searched the RedHeart.com site and found some great retro patterns. The only thing is you will need to find a place to store them because in 30 or 40 years these fashion statements will return.
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Throw Back 70’s Style”
Welcome to the 12 Weeks of Christmas! Starting today, we will share one free crochet and one free knit pattern with you each week. Get inspired for your Christmas decorating and gifts!
Welcome to the tenth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach 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 crochet, and the cowl is the Fair Isle Crochet 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 October Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Fabulous Fall Throw made in Super Saver. Each month we will 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.
Welcome to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This is the fourth and final week of our virtual “stitch and sip”. Everyone’s so busy it can be hard to find time to work on your projects, especially with the holidays approaching, so I’ve found it best to set aside time each week. Wednesdays fit my schedule best, but you can choose any evening that suits your schedule. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 7, Week 4”