Welcome to the first 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 working into the back bars of a crocheted chain, and the cowl is the Twisted Cowl in Medley. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
Want to learn about a yarn? Look at the skein band or ball band on it! Keep reading this blog to learn how to read a skein band.
Olivia Anderson, age 11, has a chronic illness. She has a pump to give her medicine 24 hours a day, and regularly has to miss school. But throughout, she makes Sashay scarves to share. Read about Olivia’s story here.
Update: Since this post was originally published, Olivia has passed away from her condition. She was surrounded by her family. If you would like to do something in Olivia’s memory, she loved her doll from an organization called Feel Better Friends that gives personalized handmade dolls to ill children. They accept knit and crochet dolls.
Happy New Year! It’s time for resolutions, and around the Red Heart office, getting healthy is a popular goal! If you’ve decided it’s time to walk and run more, here are some accessories to help keep you warm as you brave the cold! We love our Reflective yarn, and think that it’s a great addition to any cold-weather activity!
I can’t believe were coming upon the close of another year. At year end we tend to get nostalgic and reflect back on all the great things that happened throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights from 2014. I couldn’t keep it to just ten so here are our top 11! Thanks for all of your support and for loving our yarns as much as we do!
Have you heard about the newest thread in the Red Heart collection yet? Sizzle is a nylon thread that comes in bright colors that are fun to mix together. Whether you’re looking to add pops of color to your own life, or quick gifts to share with loved ones, Sizzle is the answer!
Vacations are a time to relax and decompress. Unfortunately, travel itself is often stressful. Getting to the airport on time, dealing with going through security, handling flight delays and simply having to sit with the throngs of people who are also traveling can all build anxiety in our bodies. Knitting and crochet have both been proven to help reduce stress. That’s why it’s so smart to take your yarn projects with you on your trips. Are you worried that trying to pack your project will just add one more stress to an already frustrating travel plan? Don’t fret; we have all of the information that you might need to make your travel crafting easy.
by guest blogger Karen Freeman
My mother always told me if invited to someone’s house for an event, never go empty handed. Well, I have been invited to a friend’s house throughout the year and have brought different gifts such as wine and chocolate. For the holidays I wanted to bring something that my very crafty friend could not have purchased or made herself. This Sashay tree is the special gift I made for her.