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Archive for October 27th, 2008

Christmas Tree Made of Yarn

October 27th, 2008

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Jacqueline, a knitting friend from Arizona, sent us this picture of a Pom Pom Tree that was inspired by the Pom Pom rug on the cover of our Fall 2008 catalog (shown below).  She donated the yarn and the Pom Pom maker to residents of a nursing home in France, and they came up with this idea.

Instructables Craft Skill Contest Winners

October 27th, 2008

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The Instructables Craft Skills Contest was so much fun! There were tons of amazingly creative entries ranging from furniture to lighting to notebooks to the yarncrafts. Congratulations to the winner, SFHandyman, for his great Instructable on multi-strand finger loop braiding. You know, you could even use this technique to make friendship bracelets, ropes, belts, and so much more! Try it with Wool-Ease Thick and Quick for a totally different way to create a scarf or belt*!

The contest also received some great yarncrafting entries. Check out the tutorials on knitting cables, knitting picot edges, felting, changing yarn when crocheting, and making stitch markers. A really funny one is on how to crochet a mustache hat costume, with Homespun yarn!

If you enjoyed those entries, don’t forget that you still have time to enter the DIY Halloween Contest going on now at!

(*Liz, my co-host on the YarnCraft audio-podcast talks about some great ways to do this technique with yarn in episode 23.)

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