Isn’t it wonderful how knitters and crocheters can make gifts that are a bit more personal and unique than store bought?! One of my favorite ways to give bottles of wine is to dress them up a bit with a knit or crochet bottle topper. These bottle garments are perfect to have on hand for last minute invitations and get-togethers during the holiday season.
Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house? I am not quite ready to put up Christmas decorations, but it’s never too late to start making some. I like to finish the Thanksgiving dishes before I put the tree up. To help with your decorations I have come up with a dozen ornaments that I really like. This list includes five knit, five crochet, and two crafty ornaments for you to choose from. These can be used on your tree, to embellish your wrapped packages or as hostess gifts. There are plenty more to check out on RedHeart.com.
Do you have that certain person that has everything in your life? Everyone does! I have an idea for you that is perfect for any household. Below I have found some knit and crochet patterns that are easy enough to whip up for a last minute gift or for that person that has everything. If you want to make it a little more special you can combine with a nice bar of soap, pump soap or even dish soap. I know my mother would love this. Guess what mom?
Has the cool Fall weather arrived in your neck of the woods? Are you someone who likes to work out outdoors and likes to take evening runs, walks and bike rides? Keep those ears warm while doing so and make Red Heart’s Blissful Ear Warmers using Red Heart Reflective yarn (MY FAVORITE). Reflective thread is wrapped around the yarn making it reflect light, aiding in nighttime visibility and helping protect you at night.
This pattern is super quick and easy. I made this project in less than an hour for my friend who lives down the street. She’s an avid runner and was in need of something to keep her ears warm while she works out in the evenings.
Knitters and crocheters have a long tradition of using their needles and hooks to share with others and to let those going through a difficult time know that they care. One of the most popular type of project to give is a cozy hat. If you are a person looking to give to those in need you’ll want to view this eBook – Hats for Charity. It is a collection of 15 of the best and easiest Red Heart hat patterns presented in one easy to reference eBook along with their patterns.
If you're like most knitters and crocheters I know, you want instant gratification, and Red Heart Grande fits the bill. Red Heart Grande is a wonderful, soft, Super Bulky yarn. It falls into category 6 (Super Bulky) and uses either a size 19 needle or a size “P” crochet hook. Continue reading “Red Heart’s Grande Yarns Give You Instant Gratification”
Do you know any tennis players who are expecting? Want to surprise them with a tennis “set”? Well keep reading for some super cuteness. My good friends are both avid tennis players so I thought making them some tennis items for their new addition would make for some super fun newborn photos! ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Newborn Tennis “Set””
Have you heard the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression?” A big part of this is the way you look and dress. If you love to knit or crochet then you are always in search of a yarn that looks and feels good. Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable is that yarn. From the moment I saw it I was in love. The name says it all, Unforgettable. It has so many wonderful qualities that a great yarn should have. It has beautiful vibrant shades, pastels and neutrals in the line. Along with eye-catching color choices this yarn is soft, machine washable, and affordable. What more can you ask for?
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Simply Unforgettable Impressions”
The historic Alex Theatre was opened in 1925 as a vaudeville house, and movie palace. It continued to show movies until 1991, when it closed and was remodeled. In 1993 it was re-opened and now plays host to musicals, ballets, orchestras, still shows movies, and can be seen in various television shows, and can even be rented for special events.
When the Alex Theatre wanted to do something different to celebrate their 90th Anniversary, they reached out to the following organizations: Glendale Arts, Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, Art from the Ashes, Jewel City Knitters, The Pasadena Crochet Group, Burbank Fiber Fiends, and the Braille Institute. The scope of this project was huge, and it would take over 70 individuals, from 6 different states, and even 1 country to send in their submissions. The fiber artists were informed about the yarn bombing/art installation in early September. There was a tight deadline of only 6 weeks from the time meetings were held until the actual big reveal night.
Welcome to the eleventh entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we have been teaching you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is Fair Isle knitting, and the cowl is the Fair Isle Knit Cowl in Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.