This yarn octopus is easy to make (it takes about twenty minutes) and requires only a bit of yarn and either two pony beads or two googly eyes. No special skills needed! I did most of the work, but my 4-year-old daughter Lily helped me with some tasks and was very excited by her completed […]
In creating a dice bag (geek thing ) for my husband, I was hit by the inspiration fairy. The original pattern for the Cthulu Dice bag that started all of this can be found at http://www.arcanavitae.com. From this, I made minor changes to create a home-knitted Valentine Treat bag that can be gifted to teachers, secretaries, […]
You know how it goes – you find yarn on sale and can’t resist. You buy a few in every color, so you’ll be prepared when you need a certain hue for a specific pattern. Or, you want to keep a variety on hand, planning to experiment with different colors to see how it […]
Do you knit, do you purl? That is all you need! Okay, well not all..you still need yarn, pattern, and needles. GIANT needles. Giant needles obtained (US50), yarn purchased, patternin hand, and get comfy. Oh yeah, free patterns are all over the place. This is one from the Lion Brand site. They have a whole […]
People have been making yarns and threads for centuries. Although now commercialized products are put through a highly automated process, the basics are still the same.