Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tween Weather

March and its changeable weather made me wonder (and wander) about patterns that might have a windy theme. Here's what I found:
Wind Chime Afghan
Folk Art Angel Wind Chimes at (You need to sign up to get the free patterns.)
There was another pattern with a Snoopy-like dog head with wind chimes attached, but it got away from me. Before I could find it again, I was on a hunt for crocheted kites. Believe it or not, I found one. It was a pattern for a refrigerator magnet.
One thing led to another and I was off looking at crocheted yarn rugs, diagonal striped afghans, and something in a houndstooth pattern.
I think that is one thing March is good for - wandering. I hope you get the wander-lust and hunt your way through all the kinds of patterns that put a smile on YOUR face.
Happy crafting.

Monday, March 1, 2010

One for the Knitters

I've been asked to share with you a very cool website that has over 150 knitting tutorials. A number of them are videos so you can actually see how to do the thing you are trying to do. You can learn English or Continental stitches (in case your pattern calls for one as opposed to the other), casting on, binding off, knit stitches, purl stitches, and a number of patterns.
Here is the website:
In fact, although my mother tried to teach me casting on, I never quite understood it. I checked out the "long-tail cast on" and said, "I can do that!" If it helps me, it's a great resource.
Check it out to learn something new or improve a skill and happy crafting.