With time to teach again, I’ve ventured into different areas. Some even without yarns involved.
When you start working with either knitting or crochet, you may run across some odd items that you might need for working with your yarn or your project.
What is a quicker gift than a scarf? Most people can make a scarf in a short amount of time. There are lots of patterns for various types of scarves from short to super size.
Oh no! They don’t make that style of yarn any more?!?! Don’t tell me it is discontinued! Now what do I do?
I have mentioned in a previous blog about the knit teddy bears that I have made, and a few crochet ones, from the Patons pattern A Bevy of Bears (c) 2000. Here are some examples.
So much yarn, so many stories. I have experiences to share and a few free patterns.
I really like doing my crocheting and knitting. But I also have other interests which include Norwegian Hardanger Embroidery and tatting.
Gauge: Is it a Rule or a Suggestion? Knitters and Crocheters are often questioning the need for a Gauge.
I have always liked using acrylic yarns. I think it is because they are readily available and inexpensive (for the most part), as well as coming in a large variety of colors.
I read the Knitting Home Companion and decided that I have several of my own "yarn stories" to share. A life spent with all that yarn, needles, hooks, and patterns has a lot of stories.
I have been reading the Knitting Companion by Michelle Edwards which has stories about her knitting over the years. This made me think that there are a lot of “yarn stories” in my life.
I have been reading the "Knitting Companion" by Michelle Edwards which has stories about her knitting. This made me think that there are a lot of “yarn stories” that have happened in my life.
I usually avoid participating in Craft Fairs. I also avoid going to visit them as I can usually make the things that I would be looking at, so it is not a good use of my time to take up their time.
Excuse me while I reminisce about the old yarn shops and variety of yarns available decades ago.
My Grandmother used to give her grandchildren a knit chicken that could hold a plastic egg with treats hidden inside. I'll share with you how I recreated her gift, as well as a crochet pattern to make a tiny bunny that can keep the chicken company!
Sometimes you need something in a hurry, either for yourself or a gift. These are some simple patterns and ideas to help “get it done quick” for when you might need it.
Sometimes you tell people that you crochet (or knit), or maybe they catch you doing it in the break room, or maybe you bring in some creation you want to share. Then it happens…”Can you make me ___?”
Everyone thinks that if you knit, then you must make sweaters. Well, I have tried (and failed) so many times that I just give up! No, there is no pattern that I am dying to try or can’t live without, no soft and fluffy yarn that would feel great in a sweater pattern. Sweaters are just not my...
This is about donating my time and yarn. It has some similar parts to my All That Yarn-Charity blog, but it is a different slant on the same theme. Donating and charity are 2 sides of the same coin.
You are interested in buying yarn for your knitting or crochet projects. Here are some tips on how to find what you want for the yarns you might need.
Now that you have a lot of yarn for various projects, how will you store it? There are several ways to keep your yarn clean and organized...read on for more information.
Ok, you have lots of yarn and lots of ideas. How about teaching a class? There are several ways to do just that. Local schools with kids, recreation centers, assisted living communities, etc.
Have yarn? Want to help out somewhere? There are several charity projects that you can crochet (or knit) for and make a difference in someone's life.
You have some pieces already made and want to create something new or change up the way the pattern tells you to do it. Read this for some ideas on changing knit or crochet pattterns.
Bought some multi-pack washcloths that are now coming apart on the edges after one wash? Here’s a simple way to fix that and to use up some Crochet Thread you might have leftover.
Have a lot of scraps of various lengths and colors? You can create a one-of-a-kind afghan using up scraps in either strips or squares, knit or crochet.
Knitting with smaller amounts of yarn can create quick, last minute gifts. Have a lot of co-workers you'd like to knit a little something for? Keep reading and find out more ideas.
Continuing on with my theme of using leftover yarns...from my first Hub page "All That Yarn". This page is for the 2, 3, and up to 10 yards leftover from projects. Don't throw out that scrap of yarn!
Do you have a lot of yarn? I certainly do! Not enough for a store front, but more than I might ever get through in my lifetime. Here's some of the things I made with all that yarn.