Dominik-Alexander Foster, age 12, loves to make scarves using Red Heart Boutique Fur yarn. He names each scarf after Disney characters, and his favorite scarf is this black and white one called Deville after the character Cruella deVille in 101 Dalmations. Dominik has Aspergers, an autism spectrum disorder, and he sells the scarves to raise money for autism awareness and treatments.
I first had the opportunity to touch, and play with this scrumptious yarn at the Knit and Crochet Show in San Diego CA earlier this year. I purchased a few skeins at the show, but it wasn’t until Red Heart Boutique Fur became available at my local big box retailer that I was able to purchase most of the colors, and allow my creativity to run wild! Among my friends, I’m the one who adores working with novelty yarn. I like the way the end result looks and feels. I don’t mind that instead of seeing the stitches clearly, you have to feel you way through your project. When I work with this yarn I poke me finger into each stitch before placing my crochet hook in the stitch.
It’s getting rather cold now down here in North Carolina…I can’t imagine what it’s like in Green Bay, WI. My friend asked me to make birthday gifts for her 2 year old twin granddaughters that live in Green Bay and happen to be Packer fans. She wanted to give them each a hat, mittens and leg warmers…one set pink, the other purple with Green Bay Packers colors yellow and green accents.
Last month The Crafty Awards were announced! We had told you about the awards in September, when nominations and voting were open. Red Heart sponsored the knitting and crochet categories, and there were more than 200 entries!
During the holidays it’s always nice to have small gifts already prepared for your knitting and crochet friends. Throughout the year I save candy tins, and I ask my friends to save them for me too The fun thing is you can customize these tins, and decorate the outside to match the personality of the recipient.
My family and I just moved back to North Carolina from Mississippi a few months ago. It feels so good to be closer to our loved ones! We found a great neighborhood to live in that has all types of clubs to join to get to know people. I got an alert in my email one day for a new group for knitters and crocheters called Stitch for a Cause. I love to crochet and I enjoy making things for special causes so I had to join! The cause we are stitching for through January is for the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts. We’re making red newborn hats to raise awareness for heart disease and defects.
Everyone knows that you can use pompoms instead of ribbon bows on gifts…I love using pompoms throughout the year. But this year I found some even easier, faster, and more impressive ways to quickly wrap holiday gifts with yarn. Here are 3 ideas that I hope will inspire you to get clever with gifty yarn wrapping.
In September we told you about the Crochet Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket Crochet Along that Marly Bird was hosting. The crochet along (CAL) was a great success! If you missed it the first time around or want to make another one, we have all of the resources here for you.
Monkey Day is Monday, December 14, 2015! To celebrate, we have seven free crochet patterns featuring monkeys, made in Red Heart Super Saver.
Decked-out with garlands your home becomes a happy place that is a reflection of you! No longer are garlands limited to being displayed on a mantel or banister. A garland can be added to any room in the house.
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