In 2009, Red Heart established a program in conjunction with the Special Olympics to collect scarves generously donated by knitters and crocheters. The program, which ran from 2009 to 2012, distributed the hand knit scarves to athletes competing in Special Olympics programs throughout the US. In 2012 I knit several scarves for Special Olympics, and… Read More Special Olympics Scarf Project
I love the way the maker community embraced the end 2017. I can’t tell you how many times I saw a #2017bestnine and went back to see the original post because I wanted to get more information about the finished project or yarn. It was a fun way to see some of the projects I… Read More #2018makenine
I knit almost everywhere. In the car, on the beach, at the movies. Lately, I’ve been knitting outdoors whenever I have the opportunity. Usually it’s on my porch in the evenings, but over Memorial Day weekend, I spent the afternoon knitting at the US National Whitewater Center. I had a lovely afternoon watching the whitewater rafters and… Read More Knitting in Nature
For me, the holidays were a whirlwind of traveling: between North Carolina and Florida, and between our families and friends. By the time New Year’s Eve rolled around, I was ready for a vacation from my vacation, so when I had a low key, uneventful New Year’s Eve, I did not complain. 2016 bowed out, and 2017… Read More Christmas knitting…success?
One of the reasons I love going to Stitches South, aside from a weekend filled with yarn and serious stash enhancement, is discovering small yarn dyers (this is probably why I cannot fathom canceling my Yarnbox subscription). One of the new-to-me dyers I discovered this year is Crave Yarn. Based out of New Mexico, Crave… Read More Crav(ing) Yarn
I love the Holiday season – from Halloween through New Year’s Day. There is so much celebration, gratitude, love and time spent with those special to us. Not to mention it is finally cool enough to break out the hand knits! I admit that when it comes to gift-giving, I have a love-hate relationship. I love… Read More Last Minute Gift Guide – 2016 Edition
This year I jumped on the Stash Dash bandwagon. Stash Dash is a knit-as-much-as-you-possibly-can virtual event that runs every summer, hosted by the Knit Girllls podcast. The goal is to knit/crochet/weave/spin enough meters for a ‘distance’ goal. Stash Dash just completed its 5th year. Although some participants pick a goal – 3k, 5k, 7k, 10k… Read More Stash Dash 2016