I love Marly Bird’s friendly, easy-to-follow style of doing how-to videos. You can find all her Red Heart pattern videos on our Marly’s Learning Corner page, which is always available via the “How-To” drop down in our top navigation bar.
Marly Bird is teaching 6 classes at the upcoming Stitches United, including both classes for knitting and for crochet! Stitches United is a new Stitches show, bringing together knitters and crocheters who come to most Stitches shows with quilters, sewers, embroiderers, and so on in a gathering of fiber artist of all types. Stitches United will happen April 27-30, 2017 in Hartford, CT at the Connecticut Convention Center & Marriott Hartford Downtown. Read on to hear about the classes, market, and other fun events.
Need a baby present? Well, I have found a baby yarn with vibrant colors, it’s soft to the touch and safe. Red Heart Baby Hugs has been tested and certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. That means Baby Hugs is free of harmful levels of more than 300 substances. Use the list below to find your next baby project.
The Alise Hotel – A Stay Pineapple hotel in Chicago recently celebrated its opening with a 10 foot crochet pineapple unveiling. We were there for the big reveal, and we brought you some more information about it directly from the team involved.
March is National Craft Month! Celebrate your creativity and relax by spending time making the things you love. Learn a new skill, pick up a craft you started long ago, or continue with your favorite activity — all crafty activities are welcome! If you’re new to yarn crafts or want to start again after being away, we have resources and tips for you.
In some parts of the world, spring has come early! If you’re getting your garden ready, and have kids who love to create, why not make a fairy garden for them to play with? A quick internet search will give you plenty of ideas. We hope you start with these cute tents! They’re great for using up scrap yarn and are a great way to add color to any garden, big or small.
Everyone needs a little luck in life so why don’t we just make some. Today I bring you some very creative ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you need to decorate for a party, give a gift or just have something green to wear, we have it for you here.
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: Lucky You”
Do you remember the fabulous Queen Bee exhibit at Vogue Knitting Live? The same artist, Gina Rose Gallina, is going to install a giant pineapple in a new hotel in Chicago next month!
It seems that many novice knitters balk at knitting lace, but I’m here to tell you that knitting lace does not have to be complicated or cumbersome! Don’t get me wrong, some lace patterns are VERY complex, but new knitters can build their confidence and experience by starting with a few simple lace stitches and then move on to more complicated patterns.
Lace knitting stitches are just a series of increase and decrease stitches that form lovely patterns from the very basic to the most delicate and detailed. Lace patterns can be worked in any weight of yarn, although it is easiest to work them in weights of 5-bulky and smaller.
We spoke with Stephen Duneier, the Yarn Bomber, about his recent Dreamer Yarnbomb in Tucson, AZ. He put yarn-covered aliens on the roof of a children’s hospital, and wrapped the building in colorful panels contributed from people all over the world. Read our Q & A with Stephen about this amazing project.