Make A Heart, Give A Heart this Valentine’s Day

Red Heart wants everyone to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with gifts made from the heart. This year we encourage all of our knitters and crocheters to Make A Heart – Give a Heart this Valentine’s Day. We have selected 18 free patterns all with hearts to give you inspiration on something to make for your loved one, family members or a charity!

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The Adventures of Gnorbert the Gnome – Meeting Gnora

Earlier this year we introduced you to Gnorbert the Gnome and his travels. He visited shows, the Coats & Clark Mill, took a few road trips and even a vacation. Even though he was having a wonderful time traveling around meeting all the wonderful yarn people, we was still missing something. While at one of those shows, something special happened, he met his mate Gnora. A little shy at first, he did sneak a kiss when he thought no one was looking. Gnora has agreed to join Gnorbert on his adventures in 2012. Do I see a romance in the making? Continue reading “The Adventures of Gnorbert the Gnome – Meeting Gnora”

Decorate for the holidays with yarn!

At the Stitches show in October, we decided to pull out a bunch of holiday ornaments and show them on a tree. I had a ball of red Spark-a-Doodle and decided to make a garland. Before I started, I had no idea how it would look or exactly how I was going to do it. I wrapped round and round starting at the bottom. When I got to the top, I had a good bit leftover so I thought I’d use the leftover yarn ball as a giant pom-pom to top the tree. I simply inserted the remaining ball into a branch and Voila!  The result was better than I ever imagined. Here are a few other yarn and holiday ornaments that you could use in your own 2011 decorating. Continue reading “Decorate for the holidays with yarn!”

Get Crafty for the Holidays!

Knitting and crocheting are fun, no mess pastimes. You can do them while watching television (and the person with you still thinks you are totally spending time with them). But one Saturday, I spent some time making this snowman and felt like a kid again. I based my snowman on designer Dondi Richardson’s instructions. I loved using this fun faux snow stuff that you apply onto the Styrofoam® balls sort of like paint, but thick and gloppy. The snow dried while I went shopping.  I came home and finished the whole project in just a couple hours. The Doodle yarn covers the balls and cones easily using a low temperature glue gun. I love the funny face that I clumsily painted on him. Continue reading “Get Crafty for the Holidays!”