Welcome to the 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL 2016

by guest blogger Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise

I’m so excited to be partnering with four talented blogger friends and Red Heart Yarn to sponsor this year’s CAL!

Those of you who participated in last year’s event know it was lots of fun. You learned some new techniques, tried some new yarns, there were fabulous prizes courtesy of Red Heart Yarn and best of all you made some new friends. This year should be even better, so come on and join us for the fun!! If you want to see last year’s projects, you can find them here.

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September Doily of the Month

Welcome to the September Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.

For September, we have the Japanese Dahlia Doily. It’s crocheted in Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3, so it’s quicker to make than you might expect. It works well as a decoration on a table, or framed and hung on the wall. Continue reading “September Doily of the Month”

Mandela Day 2016

by guest blogger Veronica Buzby

July 18 2016, was a very special day where we all come together to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the South African Embassy in Washington DC. 67 Blankets started when Mandela’s long-time assistant Zelda La Grange challenged our founder, Carolyn Steyn, to make 67 blankets for Mandela Day 2014. In 2009, the United Nations declared July 18 as Mandela Day, where global citizens are encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to improve their local communities.

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