Thursday, September 29, 2011

Red Heart Webby Top #2

Yup, Red Heart Webby top #2 coming.......we'll see how this one turns out.  Think I'll make it smaller than needed so when it grows, LOL, it'll be the right size.

Has anyone googled, sexy crochet patterns?  You must!  I found lots of tank tops, swim suits, which I'm not into, but could probably find a tank I could use for Zumba.

Come back often!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Red Heart Yarn Webby Top

Hope you're not too disappointed.  This just isn't my day, I guess.  Ever have days like that?

For one thing, I did my Zumba workout too late last night and then couldn't sleep.  That didn't help today's crafty plan.

I wore my new webby luscious crochet top to Zumba class last night and it started to grow!!  I mean really grow and was getting in my way when I danced so I decided to take it in just a little on each side and make it more form fitting.  You guessed it.........something like that will fall apart when you start cutting even though you think you've caught all the stitches really well.

So now, I'm on to another idea.  I think I"ll just make a spider web and tack it down to a white tshirt.  Not the same sexy idea but for a glow-in-the-dark dance party, it'll do wonderfully.

I have a very talented nephew that is a fashion designer so called upon his help to cut a tshirt to look like a spider web on the front.  Can't wait to see his design.  I know he can do it and will be up to the challenge.

Pix later.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Red Heart Yarn and 2012 Special Olympics

Red Heart is sponsoring the 2012 Winter Special Olympics and you are more than welcome to make scarves using the Red Heart Soft yarns or the Red Heart Super Saver yarns.

Check out this website for more information if you think this is something you'd like to do:

2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project

Also, WalMart is also sponsoring the Special Olympics and are making sure there's plenty of the Red Heart Soft and Super Saver in stock.

Please, check the link to make sure you are getting the correct colors.  The color names and numbers are on the website.  Check out the complete details and download the patterns.

Happy knitting and crocheting for this very wonderful cause.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Killing that Yarn! Have a Heart, Red Heart that Is.

Killling your acrylic yarn isn't something bad or new.  You can Google it and find lots of information.

I decided to make something, see the pattern here .

(This pattern is available on the Red Heart yarn website and the designers are the Double Stitch Twins)  and thought I was using the correct yarn only to find out when I was all done, that I didn't use the corrrect yarn.  And if you've followed any of my blogs, you know how much I love Red Heart yarns.  I'm old school, I guess, because when I see or hear yarn in the materials list, I can only think of Super Saver or 4 ply worsted yarns we're all so familiar with.

Red Heart is not just Super Saver yarn anymore.  They have some amazing yarns that we really should give a try.  After all, they are at a very reasonable price for such great quality.

Anyway, the pattern really intrigued me.  I am a Zumba Fitness instructor and am always looking for unique fitness wear that I can make myself.  Since you can't wear sweater, vests or mittens to a fitness class, for obvious reasons, this pattern was right up my alley.

When I was all done,I couldn't figure out why it was this stiff sort of ugly "thing" and not at all like the picture.  Then I read the materials list closer.  I was supposed to use Red Heart Soft yarn.  There's quite a big difference between Red Heart Soft yarn and Red Heart Super Saver.  BUT, I remembered one time how I ruined a project when I tried to steam it and found out acrylic yarns don't take too well to steaming BUT I remembered how soft it became and it's great to know that it stays that way no matter how much you wash it.  Yeah!!

I love my memory sometimes!  Sometimes it's there for me when I need it.  I got out my ironing board and steam iron, a cotton dish cloth and a spray bottle of water.  Amazing!  It softened it nicely and now it's  wearable!  Pictures to come shortly.  So I didn't return all the Red Heart Super Saver yarn I bought to make a couple more of these luscious sexy tops to wear to Zumba Fitness classes and am now on my second project.

The one you'll find in the link above turned out a little large for me so I did design my own.  The original one was a large circular design and I made mine a rectangle because I didn't like a lot hanging under my arm to get in the way of the Latin arm movements.  You know what I mean?

Thanks for following my blog and I hope I've been helpful to many of you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cutting a Steek or Cabling Without a Cable Needle

Cutting a steek or cabling without a cable needle are just two of the amazing helps you can find on this wonderful blog.

You'll find the information along the right side in that column.  Check out her patterns, free ones, too, and make sure you take a peek at some of the blogs listed in her blog roll.

Knitting to Stay Sane

Let me know what you think.  I'm interested in know what you'd like to see.

This is part of her "About Me" bio.

My name is Glenna, and I live near Toronto, Ontario. Having learned to knit as a child, I would say that I became a true “Knitter” more than six years ago while studying for my PhD, as a form of stress relief and distraction. I finished the PhD and kept on knitting anyway. I have since added knitting design and teaching to my repertoire, have been producing knitting patterns for self-publication and for independent yarn dyers for several years, have a yarn stash with a life of its own, and I am never without a project no matter where I am. In fact, I once cut a steek while riding a bus, and lived to tell the tale. I believe in challenging myself and knitting without fear. My patterns have been featured in Canadian Living Magazine, Knitty, Magknits, and online through Ravelry and Patternfish. I have designed for Tanis Fiber Arts, Indigodragonfly Yarns, The Sweet Sheep, and others.........

Big Brother

Do you watch Big Brother and want to chat about it with me?  Maybe Design Star, Survivor, Amazing Race, etc.  Let me know.

Not sure if this is the place to talk about Big Brother and it's almost the end of the show but if anyone wants to chat about it, I would love love love it!  I have showtime2 and keeping up with it daily.  Plus reading the twitter page.

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat

My Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat blog hasn't been ignored for too long.  Not as long as I though; only about a month.

I will be searching the Internet for some wonderful knitting and crocheting blogs and patterns for you.

Please check out my other blogs, CreativeAssist, Pins Needles and Gems, Fulltime RV Travel.

Keep watching!!