Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Baby Booties

Image of Candy Color Booties


Small items are the perfect project for hot summer days. Perhaps you have a little one in mind that could use a little splash of color on their tiny feet. The link above is for crocheters and the ones below are for knitters.

Image of Booties


Image of Ruby Slippers


Please don't forget to look for patterns st www.ravelry.com, www.crochetpatterncentral.com, and www.knittingpatterncentral.com as well as hundreds of blogs which share free patterns.

Happy crafting and stay cool,

Kathi Linz

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Too Hot to Knit/Crochet

It's NEVER too hot to pick up a hook or needles if you choose your projects wisely. But here are a couple of yarn projects that won't heat you up.

Tassel Necklaces


This doesn't even require a hook or a needle. You can make up several of these without raising a sweat. Maybe you have a family reunion or a wedding to help organize. These tassel necklaces would make cute prizes or favors.

Pompom Bookmark


You make this pompom by winding yarn around a fork and then braid the tails for the bookmark.

Kids can make these projects too. So if your kids get bored while waiting for school to start up again, hand them a little yarn and keep their fingers busy.

Happy crafting,

Kathi Linz

Red Heart Yarn Contest


Red Heart Yarn is holding a contest from now until October 31, 2014. Enter a photo of you somewhere in the world holding Red Heart Yarn or making a heart shape with your fingers. You can see what they mean if you check out the link above.

There are monthly winners until the end of the contest. I personally could do a lot with $50 worth of yarn. The grand prize is $500 and $150 in yarn.

Hope you win,


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A New Slant on Knit and Crochet

If you are tired of the same patterns over and over, try something with a new slant.

Here's one for crocheters.

Image of New Slant Afghan

This is called "New Slant Afghan". http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L32019.html

Maybe you'd like to wander around in circles:

Image of Spiraling Into Fall Afghan

This one is called "Spiraling into Fall". http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L32007.html

If you prefer needles to hooks, here's a pattern that will shift your focus a little:

Image of Slip Stitch Sampler Lapghan

This is a slip stitch sampler. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L32155.html

Lion Brand Yarn has many patterns that will inspire you. If you are in Jackson County, Indiana, come in and see our knit and crochet books. We have a large selection of everything from mittens to large afghans. We have delicate lace patterns through tightly-worked Tunisian crochet.

Happy crafting,

Kathi Linz