Cozy Knits for Chickens

Why do chickens cross the road? To get a sweater, of course!

One of my friends, Kristie Mach, has a friend who lives in Canada named Libby who keeps pet Silkie chickens. Libby jokingly asked Kristie if she could make some sweaters to keep her chickens warm, and Kristie decided to, in order to thank Libby for her good friendship. Yes, you read that correctly, my friend had a special request to knit chicken sweaters!
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Learn a Stitch, Make this Textured Cowl

Welcome to the sixth 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 the bobble, and the cowl is the Le Papillon Cowl in Boutique Unforgettable. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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June Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the June Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Lacy Floral Throw made in With Love yarn. 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.

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Donna’s Dozen Fun Summer Crafts

Yes moms and dads it is that time of year again. The time of year that you hope it doesn’t rain for three days straight or that it is not 100 degrees outside. You may have a fun trip planned or a week of camp, but what will you do to make your little angles happy when they are “bored” and “they have nothing to do”. You guessed it, I’ve been there too so I have come up with a dozen Fun Summer Crafts to keep them busy. This is so much more fun than playing a video game all day. I hope you and your little ones enjoy these crafts.
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“Cordial” Coasters for Friendly Get-Togethers

Cordial is a braided cord-like bulky weight yarn that’s great for macrame but you can also use it to knit and crochet. Its sturdy durability makes it great to use in crochet patterns for the home. Here we’ll share four crochet coaster patterns that use Cordial in Neon and Natural Colors. The coasters are thick, so they’ll stay flat on tables even in a breeze, and they are absorbent so they’re great for your cold drinks – perfect for all of your spring and summer parties!

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