And the winner of our Forker Blanket Giveaway is: Lauri "I have already decided my next project is a blanket and have been trying to find a pattern I want to try, but not finding it. I would so love to design my own or make a sampler one! And then make some to give away;… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Winner of the Forked Blanket Giveaway
December has flown by with work, friends and creative projects. I love the holidays so much, but this year I haven't had the time to decorate my home. I didn't even get around to finding the perfect tree until late last night. I got home from a long day of work and holiday worries and knew… Continue reading Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!
Mim Bird has been knitting since she was 7 and teaching since she was 9. So it’s no surprise that she grew up to own her own LYS, Over the Rainbow Yarn in Rockland, Maine. Mim and her staff often produce patterns for the shop, particularly for their 12 Weeks of Christmas event. Table Top… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Table Top Tree by Mim Bird
Mary Lee loves knitting Christmas ornaments for her friends and family. After all, they’re cute, quick to knit and one size fits everyone! This year she came up with a new ornament design, which can be customized to celebrate any special event! The Little House is a tiny, 3-dimensional ornament that looks exactly like it… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: The Little House by Mary Lee
You might say that Lisa Clarke inherited her love of crochet from her grandmother. More specifically, she inherited 123 granny squares when her grandmother passed away in 2011. She then taught herself how to crochet and used her granny’s squares to make special gifts for other members of her family. It wasn’t long before she… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Mod Floral Blanket by Lisa Clarke
Holy cow, it's October! That means I just have time to squeeze in one last serious knitted Christmas present. I've compiled a list of projects that would make good gifts. Later in the season, I'll talk about little last minute gifts on our blog, but this is a list of more serious accomplishments. These two… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Handcrafted Christmas Gifts
If you love to crochet, you’ve probably seen, and maybe made, one of Ellen Gormley’s patterns. She has more than 200 designs listed under her Ravelry profile, GoCrochet, and she’s always coming up with new designs for her beloved crochet motifs. “I’ve recently been enamored with oval motifs, which continue to pop-up sporadically in my… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Overstuffed Seat Cushions by Ellen Gormley
The other day, I was looking at all the beautiful handknit cabled pillows for sale on home decorating sites and yearning to have some in MY living room. I started out bemoaning the fact that we haven't really concentrated on home decor at Berroco, when it struck me – it would be easy to make… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Handknit Pillows