- Kids Craft Easy Jack O Lantern Paper Craft
- Plastic Canvas Nintendo Controller DS Lite Case
Retro video-gaming meets new, mixed in with plastic canvas. It's a case for your Nintendo DS Lite in the shape of a Nintendo 64 controller, made of plastic canvas. Genius. Added to Plastic Canvas patterns.
- Crochet Apples Pattern
- T-Shirt Purse
- Dried Flower Centerpiece
- Beaded Necklace made with Tigertail
- Wedding Invitation Templates
- Framed Heart Wedding Invitations
- Natural Herb Soap Colorant
High tech meets natural living. Learn how to microwave herb mixtures with oils to create natural soap dyes. Added to Soap-Making
- Firefighter Quilt Patterns
- Stamp a Cake
- One Skein Wonders - 101 Yarn Shop Favorites Crafts Book Review
One Skein Wonders - 101 Yarn Shop Favorites
Everyone has orphan skeins. Leftover yarn too pretty or interesting or costly to give away. I keep mine in a nice basket, though it's usually overflowing. Sometimes, I wonder why I can't let them go find new homes where they won't be ignored. Sometimes, I feel a little guilty about the clutter of miscellaneous balls of yarn.
Now, I've shed my guilt, and I have a new purpose in my knitting life, thanks to one adorable book, "One Skein Wonders - 101 Yarn Shop Favorites." You, too, can let go of your orphan yarn and make socks, hats, scarves, baby sweaters, belts, jewelry, arm warmers, purses, and much more.
Need a quick gift or an interesting challenge? It's easy to match your orphan (or new) skein to a pattern. The 101 patterns are sorted by yarn weight and type:
- Bulky Weight Yarns
- Heavy Worsted Yarns
- Worsted Mohair Yarns
- Worsted Weight Yarns
- Sport Weight Yarns
- Fingering Weight Yarns
- Novelty Yarns
Oh, did I say buy new yarn? It's just one skein... Maybe some cashmere. Or is that fun novelty yarn calling your name?
With so many patterns in one book that use just one skein or less, there's something for almost every type of knitter:
- Coaster set
- Baby Sweaters
- Gift Bag
- Cell Phone Carrier
- Ice Scraper Mitt
- Tea Cozy
- Home Decor
Browse the 101 patterns by yarn weight or by photo. The table of contents is sorted by yarn weight and color photos are together in the middle of the book. Each photo lists the page number of the pattern. The patterns have small photos of the item for reference. The book is very easy to use and fun to leaf through. See a sampling of free patterns from the book's website.
Yarn shops across the US contributed the patterns, which shows in the diversity of styles, yarns, and skill levels. If you enjoy yarn shops like I do, you'll appreciate the listing and descriptions of all yarn shop contributors. Maybe I can visit one or two on my travels here and there. Must keep this list handy!
If you need to brush up on a technique or two, a handy glossary with diagrams is included.
Overall, a lively and fun knitting book with a diversity of patterns in yarn type, skill level, and complexity. Enjoy!
- Needlepunch Four Season Sheep
- Vintage Patriotic Swag
- Bear Tracks Quilted Wallhanging
- Build a Treehouse
- Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
- Knitted Baby Boy Outfit
Adorable baby boy outfit to knit. It's sized for a one-year old. Take my advice - don't wait to make it if you have a little one to knit for - my 6 month old baby is 20+ pounds and 28 inches. He's wearing 12 month sizes now. Added to Knitting and Baby Crafts
- Diaper Wreath
- Easy Watercolor Card
- Amigurumi Cat aka Amineko
Amigurumi is a Japanese style of crochet that is done in rounds to make cute items. An amigurumi cat is also called an amineko. Enough vocab - trust me, it's cute and fun. Added to Crochet and Knitting.
- Lion Brand Yarn speaker program available for NY area clubs
Thought I'd pass on this interesting opportunity. Sounds great!
The Lion Brand Yarn company (http://www.lionbrand.com) today announced a new guest speaker program for knitting and crochet clubs in the New York, Tri State area that have 50 or more members. The worlds largest home knitting and crochet yarn manufacturer is offering their Vice President as a guest speaker to qualified organizations, free of charge. Topics include: Fashion trends in knitting and crochet, new yarns, products and services. Each talk includes gift packets and coupons for club members. Lion Brand also donates the yarn samples used for each talk to each club for use in charity projects.
"This new speaker program gives us a unique opportunity to not only share the latest trends in hand knitting and crochet, but also get feedback from people who actively knit and crochet." said Jack Blumenthal, Vice President of Lion Brand Yarn. "This is an exciting opportunity for us to give back to the community of knitting and crochet enthusiasts."
Knitting and crochet clubs interested in participating in the Lion Brand guest speaker program, need to have at least 50 members and be located in the New York Tri state area to qualify. To schedule a speaker engagement, clubs should contact Jack Blumenthal at Jack@lionbrandyarn.com . Each club is encouraged to include detailed information about their organization. Availability is on a first come first served basis and each club must meet the minimum qualification requirements.
- Cross Stitch Eyeglass Case Directions
Thanks to Lori from CrossStitchPro.com for sending these directions to make any completed cross stitch into an eyeglass case. Added to Needlework.
- Discount Wedding Invitations and Favors
Found some unique wedding favor ideas at this discount wedding supplies site, www.annsbridalbargains.com. I liked the Reception Hand Clapper and the roll of LoveSavers. They also had some nice ideas for Christian wedding favors. Added to Wedding Crafts
- Penguin Doll
Monday, October 29, 2007
Free Craft and Crochet Projects
Free Craft and Crochet Projects