May Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the May Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Flower Garden 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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Learn a Stitch, Make a Drop Stitch Knit Cowl

Welcome to the fifth 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 drop stitch knitting, and the cowl is the Drop Stitch Cowl in With Love. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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Donna’s Dozen Doilies

For years doilies have been thought of as old-fashioned. Well, I am here to show you some modern, beautiful, “not your granny’s” doilies. We have doilies used as motifs, repurposed, jewelry, holiday decor and even a baby blanket. I personally think that doilies are more of a work of art than they are old fashioned. One thing that has helped are the colors that you can buy thread in now-a-days where in years past you were limited to natural colors. There are multis and prints in different thread sizes to allow you to create and display your work of art.

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Now What Size Hook Did I Use?

How many of you have ever found a long ago forgotten project? It might be in the back of the closet, in your tote bag, maybe even in the trunk of your car. Sometimes I have 5 or 6 projects on my hooks, and when I pick them back up I can’t remember which size hook I used. Here’s a clever way to help you remember what size hook you need when you pick up that unfinished object, (UFO as I like to call them).

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Baseball season is starting! Will you attend a Stitch and Pitch?

Baseball, the great sport that is as American as apple pie, is starting its season! With the start of the season comes the start of Stitch and Pitch events.

Stitch and Pitch? What’s that?

Stitch and Pitch are events combining baseball and needlearts! Organized by The National NeedleArts Association, groups all over the country get together to stitch at baseball games. The events are open to anyone, whether they knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, embroider, spin, or weave.

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