Decorate for Your “Big Game” Party with Team Spirit

If you’re planning a party to watch the “big game”, having a birthday party for a sports loving kid or looking ahead to home coming events, have you thought of using your crochet and knit skills for colorful decorations? In my photo, I used an earflap hat on a football as a centerpiece and another hat as a bowl cozy. Who said hats are only for heads?! Scarfs can also be used to add cheery team colors—try a scarf wrapped around a bowl or draped as a party time bunting. Dress cans and bottles in cozies for a sporty look. You may even want to make cozies for everyone to take home as a memento of the event. Continue reading “Decorate for Your “Big Game” Party with Team Spirit”

Make a Heart, Give a Heart

Wow, I haven’t even put my Christmas decorations away and I’m already seeing Valentine goodies in the stores. Of course I’m still on a sugar high from all the Christmas cookies and am trying not to look at the Valentine candy (same old New Year’s resolution—to eat healthy). So I’m thinking that this year I will make an effort to make Valentine’s Day a holiday of hearts, not a holiday of candy. Here are my Red Heart ideas for February 14 gifting.

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Red Heart’s Featured Snowflake Wreath of the Month – January

Enter to Win the Wreath of the Month!

There will be 3 lucky people who will win the yarn, needles and hooks to make this month’s wreath.

Red Heart will be featuring a new wreath project every month in 2013! It will include a free pattern for the particular wreath and some tips and photos for assembly  from the designer Sharon Mann.

PLUS get a January Wreath Calendar that you can print out to keep track of important dates.

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A Kid Can Create with Yarn

The older I get the more I realize that some of my best memories are the times that my mother, aunt or grandmother spent with me baking or crafting. I spent a bit of time with my great-niece, Ella, over the Thanksgiving holiday. We collaborated on a yarn-wrapped headband and then we filled clear ornaments with bits of yarn. Here are some tips if you would like to do these two projects with a young person in your life. Continue reading “A Kid Can Create with Yarn”

Part 2 of 3 Getting past being a beginner scarf maker…and get into the holidays

In September I reflected on how beginners might take the next step in their knitting and crochet hobby. Now that the holidays will be here soon, there are many ways to use yarn to make the season bright. It’s a wonderful time to enjoy your craft, add loving touches to your home and give homey things to friends and family.

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