Have you heard about the Arm Knitting craze that has even made front page news in the Wall Street Journal? We wanted to see how it worked with some of our Red Heart yarns. So after having some fun learning to knit without needles, we found that Boutique Sashay™, Stellar™ and Vivid™ all make great looking cowls using the arm knitting method. We sent some to Mikey at the Crochet Crowd and he got into Arm Knitting too. It didn’t take him long to learn the technique and do this video with a clear demo and helpful tips…he even did Right-Handed and Left-Handed versions.
As part of Coats & Clark’s ongoing commitment to give back to our communities, the crafter employees of our Charlotte headquarters office spent this past summer creating beautiful, one of a kind baby items using our Soft Baby Steps yarn. A group of our employees recently visited Angel House, which provides shelter and support for pregnant women. The facility provides prenatal medical care, parenting education, mentoring programs, and life skills training in a caring, supportive environment. The group visited with residents and the ladies were thrilled to be able to pick out a special blanket, hat and booties with which to welcome their newborn with. Since the donations from our employees was so generous, we were able to leave extra items so that future residents of Angel House can be gifted with a blanket as well.
Who’s on your Nice List this year? Choose from a baker’s dozen of quick-to-make gifts to knit or crochet for the holidays! Continue reading “A Baker’s Dozen of Last Minute Gifts”
I think my sister has been nice rather than naughty this year and I have been looking for a special scarf that I can finish for her in time for Christmas. I was just looking through the wonderful designs in the new issue of Knitter’s magazine and found the perfect scarf. It is shown in two color ways of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable…both Dragonfly and Petunia. The talented Kathy Zimmerman has designed it like a seaman’s scarf, working each half separately, narrowed at the center back and then grafted together. Her use of color and finishing ideas are exquisite! Continue reading “Stunning Gift Ideas with Boutique Unforgettable”
Seems that Santa kissing mama under the mistletoe was a very healthy thing to do. I just read that kissing helps reduce blood pressure, amps up your happy hormones, fights cavities and even zaps headaches! So improve your health (and benefit from the hugs and kisses) by making this quick and crafty Kissing Ball with Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric. It’s just one of a few ideas I used for adding sparkle and softness to my Christmas decorating.
Enter to Win the Wreath of the Month!
There will be 3 lucky people who will win the yarn, needles and hooks to make this month’s wreath.
Red Heart will be featuring a new wreath project every month in 2013! It will include a free pattern for the particular wreath and some tips and photos for assembly from the designer Jean Guirguis.
PLUS get a December Wreath Calendar that you can print out to keep track of important dates.
December’s wreath of the month free pattern is the Holiday Sweater Wreath.
Oh what fun it is to knit this collection of mini holiday sweaters! Display them on a wreath as we’ve done or decorate your tree.
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
There are many crocheters who love following the Crochet Crowd and learning from the videos that Mikey presents. We’d like to give you a behind the scenes idea of who Mikey really is. He reveals a bit about himself and his love for the crochet community. Continue reading “Meet Mikey of the Crochet Crowd”
Gumdrop yarn creates items that are cute enough to eat! Gumdrop comes in bright, trendy colors and a silky soft hand, this 100% premium acrylic yarn is perfect for kids, toddlers and adults too! Be inspired with these nine colorful knit and crochet patterns. Continue reading “Nine Gumdrop Patterns Cute Enough to Eat”
Do you enjoy looking at old photos as much as I do? Well you’re in for a TREAT! Red Heart has so many patterns dating all the way back to the 1930’s so we’re going to join in on the Throwback Thursday (#tbt) digital trend FUN! Continue reading “Throwback Thursday’s Grandstand Cardi”