Yarn of the Month Giveaway for December

Have you ever thought about making something with yarn without having to knit or crochet?  Sometimes it’s fun to use your hands when creating projects with yarn, especially when it’s a bulky, loopy yarn.  No knitting needles or crochet hooks required.  It’s a great way to get yarn into the hands of kids. Just let your fingers do the walking and you’ll have a scarf in less than 5 minutes. Decorate a picture frame or lamp shade in just minutes. Our December Yarn of The Month is Red Heart Boutique Swerve. Continue reading “Yarn of the Month Giveaway for December”

A Kid Can Create with Yarn

The older I get the more I realize that some of my best memories are the times that my mother, aunt or grandmother spent with me baking or crafting. I spent a bit of time with my great-niece, Ella, over the Thanksgiving holiday. We collaborated on a yarn-wrapped headband and then we filled clear ornaments with bits of yarn. Here are some tips if you would like to do these two projects with a young person in your life. Continue reading “A Kid Can Create with Yarn”

Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte Partnering with Red Heart

The team at Red Heart is thrilled to be working with Rachel Faucett, the author of Handmade Charlotte. It is a well loved Daily Design and DIY Crafts site that visually inspires children and their families. Handmade Charlotte is a massive collaboration between the readers, herself, and the projects she creates. Continue reading “Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte Partnering with Red Heart”

Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 4, Week 9

Here we are, Thanksgiving eve in the US …. Wednesday night and I will be in the kitchen preparing tomorrows’ big feast, and slipping in some stitching later.  The family is coming and I need to find places to hide all my yarn, and I’m talking boxes of it.  Hmmmmm, maybe I could cover them with a cloth and use as a table.  (Don’t let on what I’m doing).  I’m not working on a new project tonight, but finishing up some of the things I have in the works.  Time to piece together the sweater parts, weave in ends on the throw, maybe add a few more rounds, and I have a few more scarves to make.  Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 4, Week 9”

Yarn in the Car

It’s time for holiday travels! If you’re lucky enough to be traveling somewhere, and have another pilot, then there’s plenty of yarn time in your future!  I’ve pulled together a list of all the things I travel with in the car when going on a longer holiday trip.  I’ve forgotten most of these at one point or another, and hope this list helps keep you crafting! Continue reading “Yarn in the Car”