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Crochet, plastic canvas, wreaths and more

Working Yarn Holders- Tuesday Tips

If you are a knitter, loomer, or crocheter, you know that it’s helpful to have something to hold your working yarn when you are working on your project.  Something to keep your yarn from rolling all over the place and collecting dog hair, etc.  There are items out there in the craft stores specially designed for this sort of thing, and I’ve seen some wonderfully creative ideas out there for holding the yarn too.  I had found a neat one that travels well- the yarn drum:

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I simply LOVE this tote.  It is big enough to hold several skeins of yarn, a zipper around to easily organize or add/remove yarn, and a zippered pouch perfect for holding needles, hooks and scissors.  It even has holes on top to pull yarn through so you don’t have to open it when working on a project.
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It also has a removable shoulder strap and a carry handle on top.  I’ve had mine for over a year and it is wearing great!  It is available at most craft stores and in pink as well.

However, if you’re not on the go, a simple bowl large enough to hold your yarn will work just fine!

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As long as it has a place to put the yarn in, and a place to pull the yarn out of it (leaving enough room for the yarn to spin), it will do the job 🙂

For more inspiration, click below to visit my board on Pinterest:yarn holders

 

 Do you have a favorite way of containing your working yarn?

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I am linking up with these great parties today:

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Poinsettia Yarn Wreath- New in the Shop

This beautiful yarn wreath is newly listed!



Poinsettia Yarn Wreath $18.00

Beautiful 12″ yarn wreath with poinsettias, embellished with pine sprigs, golden gifts and gold-glittered pinecones. Click above to purchase through Square Market, or check out what else is available at Stitches of Light Square Market Shop

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My first knitted projects

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Well here they are! My first knitted projects completed on the Knifty Knitter small round loom. Instead of trying the hat pattern that came with the loom, I decided to try these cute dish scrubbies. I found the pattern here: http://www.rostitchery.com/2005/11/knifty_kitchen_.html
I used acrylic yarn as that is what I had with me on our weekend trip. The purple scrubbie on the left I tried using three strands of yarn. I love the sturdiness of it. The turquoise one I did two strands and like how it feels in my hand. So I’m not sure which way I like better. I will probably make some of each. I’m excited that they turned out and I am looking forward to finding another project for my round looms.

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Knifty Knitters!

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After my struggle to learn to crochet, I really have not felt compelled to try to learn to knit. Until now! While ordering some stuff for one of my children online, I a came across a set of these round knifty knitters round looms in clearance. And they have arrived. And I am excited! So in a little bit I am going to try them out and see what happens. Have you tried these before? Do you love them? What are your favorite patterns?

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Proud to be an American

With the first of our patriotic holidays coming up in a few weeks, I thought I would take a moment and highlight some of the cute projects that have been done with plastic canvas and wreaths.

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These make for some festive doors!

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Here are 2 tissue covers done with plastic canvas.

Finally, here is a coaster set done in plastic canvas.

In God We Trust Coasters

These items (plus others!) are available for purchase, through either my Etsy or Facebook page.
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchesoflight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stitchesoflight

Do you have a favorite project that you do to show your red, white and blue pride?

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Toy frog

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Isn’t he the cutest? I found this free pattern on lionbrand.com and of course my little one wanted me to give it a try since he loves frogs! This was my first project using decreases. It wasn’t near as hard as I expected! There are many other cute patterns on their website, so I will definitely be trying some more. I have some great ideas for using these critters :). What is your favorite item to crochet?

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Got Shells? Part 2

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So here’s what I have from that bucket I posted yesterday! A table FULL of washed shells (not all shown there), and then, one lovely By the Sea Yarn Wreath! I still have plenty of shells to make many more beautiful wreaths with. This wreath is available (at the time of this post) for purchase at http://www.Facebook.com/stitchesoflight.

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Blue and pink floral white wreath

I love these pink and blue flowers together so much I had to get them and make a wreath with them. So here is the finished product! Do you have any favorite color combinations?

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Graduation Wreaths are here!

My brain has been in overdrive lately!  One of the new products is a graduation wreath.  These are perfect for your special high school or college graduate.  Shown above is one I made for my son’s school.  However, the wreaths are completely customizable.  Just let me know what colors/letters you would like.  Shown is a 12 inch wreath, however 18 inch wreaths are also available for about $4 more.  To place an order, either email me at stitchesoflight@gmail.com or go to etsy (you can click on the store above to get there) and convo me from there.  Payment through paypal.  Have a great week!~

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And then there were 2 :)

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