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”

After the Thanksgiving meal – the “411” on stains – from the Yarn Guy

After the Thanksgiving meal is over, there is always the inevitable “ton” of leftovers that need to be packed up and put away before the day is complete. Of course, some leftovers go home with you in plastic bowls. Others will travel home with you on foam plates covered with plastic wrap or foil. That being said, the leftovers I want to focus on are those that will travel home with you on your favorite knit or crochet keepsake. Dare I say it, “stains!??

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Part 2 of 3 Getting past being a beginner scarf maker…and get into the holidays

In September I reflected on how beginners might take the next step in their knitting and crochet hobby. Now that the holidays will be here soon, there are many ways to use yarn to make the season bright. It’s a wonderful time to enjoy your craft, add loving touches to your home and give homey things to friends and family.

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 4, Week 8

How many of you make gifts for the holidays? I’m one of those people who have plenty of people I gift that appreciate the items that are hand created and gifted with love. As my family has grown, it has become impossible to keep up with and gift everyone. In my immediate family, we try to make it all for the kids …. However, I do like to make items for a few of them. Tonight I’m going to work on the Gift Pocket Crochet Scarf.

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 4, Week 7

Do you realize the date?  I don’t think it really hit me until this past weekend … OMGoodness, its November already.  There are those expecting a really cold winter, even here in the South.  I’ve been working on holiday gifts, but tonight I’m going back to the throw I began early on, during Week 2 of the WNSC, The Big Octagon Throw.  I’m thinking we may need a few extra’s this winter. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 4, Week 7”