Monday, July 26, 2010

Organizing Your Stash

I read a great article the other day, but apparently I deleted it.  It was about how to organize your stash of yarn.  Come on, you can't deny that you have one, but is it well organized so that if you need something you can easily find it?

This article suggested putting all like colours together within a ziploc bag.  It was recommended to use the largest bags you can find and put them all in there.  So all the greens in one bag, all the purples in another, etc.  That way, when you need that colour, it will be easy for you to locate.

If you are someone that likes to keep your scraps and then make something with them, the scraps could easily be sorted into its own bag to be kept for embellishments on other projects, or for a multi-colour scrap blanket or other project.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010


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Friday, July 16, 2010

Recycling T-Shirts Into Yarn

Recycling T-Shirts into Yarn

As recycling and upcycling become increasingly relevant in our daily lives, it's only natural that we would look around to see if our favorite material -- yarn -- could be made from cast-offs. Designers have made yarn from plastic bags, old newspapers, scrap fabrics, the inner tubes of tires and more!
One of the most usable recycled yarns can be made from T-shirts. The resulting yarn is generally quite soft and a bit heavier than worsted weight. Here's how to make T-shirt yarn:
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Here are some very good tutorials for making T-shirt yarn.
T-shirt yarn tutorial
T-shirt yarn video

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Projects, Posting and Time!

I see I'm a bit behind in posting.  And I know it.

Due to a change in my work schedule, my evenings have become busier, and I am not finding the time I used to have.  As a result, some of my blogs are a bit behind, this being one.  I have finished a few projects, and taken pictures, but need to get them posted.

I need to start scheduling my life again.  Anyone who wants to come clean or cook for me would be greatly appreciated!  :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Help Canadians Stay Warm with Knitting

A charity to donate squares or full blankets to help Canadians stay warm.  Goodness knows those who live in Saskatchewan can use it!

Of course, there are lots of charities at home that would appreciate the donations if you don't want to send them away.

The hospitals take little bonnets and shoes for babies (my gf got a set for her little guy, so small and cute!).  These go home with the babies as the hospitals are not able to wash them due to them being yarn, and they are a cute momento.

Do you knit/crochet and donate your finished products somewhere?  Please share!