Knitting Behind Bars is a program that took 5 years to get off the ground is now going strong after a lot of hard work and determination by Lynn Zwerling, and her team of volunteers. You might think the idea of prisoners sitting around knitting for charity sounds bizarre, but that is exactly what happens every Thursday night inside one of Maryland’s correctional facilities. After retiring from her job, Lynn Zwerling had time on her hands and realized the calming power of knitting might be exactly the thing to help rehabilitate inmates in the local prison system. Surprisingly despite some initial resistance the program has succeeded against all odds. Continue reading “Knitting Behind Bars”
Sometimes you have to be away from the comfort of your own home, and if you’re like me you run out the door without all your supplies. I enjoy knitting and crocheting during my lunch break at work.
Learn to make the Christmas Wreath Throw with Mikey from the Crochet Crowd! Mikey talks about how you can use the same concepts to add other designs to your afghans. Stay tuned for our final Christmas afghan video, coming next week!
Welcome to the Cabled Afghan Knit-Along! Each week we share a new square pattern and help you learn to make it. Watch videos on Creativebug (sign up for a free account to get access to the videos) and see tutorials here on the blog.
This week we will be be working on the Checkerboard Cables Square (LW4309-D), which you can download the pattern for here.
I drove all around town to four different stores to find Reflective yarn. All the searching and driving was well worth it! Reflective is a fun yarn that I was first able to feel and touch way back in January 2014 at the Craft and Hobby Mega Show. It wasn’t until recently that I was able to find this very special yarn. Boy oh boy was I thrilled to finally be able to purchase this yarn.
In honor of Prince George’s First Birthday, we’ve pulled together some patterns fit for a Prince!
Today Mikey from The Crochet Crowd shows you the Holiday Striped Throw. This regular-looking afghan has a border that completely surprised him! As he points out, by changing the colors of the border you can really make it stand out.
It’s been approximately 9 months since the Granny Square exhibit was at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, in Los Angeles. Now available from Amazon, the CAFAM Granny Squared book that documents the entire process. Continue reading “Craft and Folk Art Museum Granny Squared Book Review”
Welcome to the Cabled Afghan Knit-Along! Each week we will share a new square pattern and help you learn to make it. Watch videos on Creativebug (sign up for a free account to get access to the videos) and see tutorials here on the blog. Continue reading “Snake Cables Square for Cabled Afghan Knit-Along”
For the past 2 weeks, we have been doing a mystery crochet along. Today, the mystery gets solved and you get to finish off your creature. This week we are doing the main body to wrapping our character up! In cooperation with Mikey of The Crochet Crowd, we have Red Heart Yarns and Fresh Stitches participating. Continue reading “Mystery Crochet Along with Mikey Who’s in Your Closet: Week 3”