Those of you who follow me know that my passion is knitting. However, I also love counted cross-stitch, sewing, needlepoint, embroidery, beadwork, etc. In today’s world, pattern books are dear and you usually pay full price, but there are only one or two patterns/items that will ever be completed. By checking out our databases, you can save money by printing out only the pattern you want. How awesome is that! I have to admit that I am one of the least knowledgeable of Internet users. However, as a tool, it is fantastic!
Have you seen the scarves that swirl and ruffle? These scarves can add great color to you wardrobe. This scarf is surprisingly easy and fun to make.
Come join us at our Grain Valley Stitchers group Tuesday, September 18th at 2:00 p.m. and learn how to make this beautiful scarf. Knitting experience is helpful but not required. Bring the following supplies: One ball of Boutique Sashay yarn and size nine knitting needles. Bamboo is recommended.
No matter what holidays you may be celebrating this season, you likely still need to get a gift for someone. But why do all the gift ideas have to be so expensive? This year I'm trying to be thrifty, so I'm going the homemade route. I've already finished the cookies and the preserves, but I'm still struggling with my attempts at knitting projects…
If you're the crafty type, why not check out some of these titles and make some truly unique gifts (and save some money) this year:
Mary: When I was thirteen, I taught myself to knit from an old McCall’s craft book for children. The hobby took on a new bent three years ago when I saw an article about a prayer shawl group in Iowa. Upon approaching my church about the idea, I was asked if I would spearhead the meeting. Along with two friends, we launched a Prayer Shawl Ministry. The group of ten or so meets monthly to knit or crochet. The shawls we make are about 18-20” wide and about 60” in length.
When the weather starts to turn cold, it’s always a sign for me to start knitting up my holiday handmade gifts. I am the type of knitter who waits until the last minute to start working on projects, so knits that are short, sweet, and to the point are perfect.
This year’s plan for holiday gifts: Hats.
I’ve already had the chance to place several books on hold for needlecrafts and have looked through some books with great patterns to base my hats on.