One of the blogs I follow, Knitspringodyssey, shared two great tips if you crochet or knit! The first is the magic knot method for knitters, which is great if you do not want to dig out your tapestry needle for a Russian join! The YouTube video is easy to follow!
This is a great one for crocheters! The invisible join is a pictorial tutorial (say that three times fast)! You will still crochet in your ends, but it's a nice way to join a new color!
Would love to know what you all are working on! New knitting or crochet patterns? A new recipe? Maybe a new diet! Is there really such a thing?
Friday, January 13, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
I had remembered a baby shower about two hours before I had to be there! No time for a blanket, but plenty time for some simple booties! I do mean simple! Too simple to give by themselves!
I always have these "take out" boxes on hand at Christmas time. There you go... Instant gift! I hand wrote a little fortune...."good things come in small packages"! Not very original, but it worked! The mommy loved them and that's all that matters!
Just hop over to Craftsy.com to get your free pattern! FREE PATTERN
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Any adventurous beginner crocheter will be able to easily follow this pattern!
When completed, it measures 3 1/2" tall by 3" wide!
This stuffed hoot owlet (baby owl) is soft, squishy, sweet and looking for a child to love! His, or her, big eyes have sweet little buttons!
Try it in brown with white eyes and black buttons!
Make a parliament (group of owls)! Try a Mamma owl with fatter yarn and a larger hook and her babies!
For baby or toddler in the bed, crib, stroller, car or just for play!
Great one of a kind shower gift, birthday present or for any special child in your life!
Any worsted weight (4) cotton yarn will work for easy care and washing! Holding up to lots of hugs and kisses!
Make him or her as firm or squishy as you like!