Knitting and Sewing – Three Things and a CONTEST!

Three things you might be interested in:

1. Happy Honeymoon to Patti, who is offering all of her patterns at no charge between March 14-21 to celebrate. There are some really cute ones. Pop over and pick a few!

2. Miniature knitting jerseys wanted for the Tour de France! I think I like the yarnbombed bike idea better, but curious to see what they do with the jerseys.

3. How to sew a fabric lining into a handknit or crocheted bag. (And hey – we have the yarn and we have the fabric for you!)

Three ways to think outside the knitting and crocheting box:

1. A clock that knits as it ticks.

2. Taking knitting-in-a-rocking-chair to a whole new level.

3. A crochet yarn-bombing that goes to massive lengths. What a colorful sight!

Three things that I’m just not sure about.

1. Over-sized knitted stools. Not sure how comfortable those would be around the house.

2. A scarf that just might swallow you whole.

3. Knitted chicken jumpers. Although they’re pretty cute.

Three easy-to-sew project holders:

1. Drawstring project bag.

2. Zippered box bag.

3. Open-top yarn or accessory holder.

Three famous knitters:

1. Lucy (knitting herself some stripey socks).

2. Jack Bauer (but I think he only knits gun cozies).

3. Sam the Squirrel (he needs reading glasses. I can relate.)

Three other cute sewing projects I have put on my to-make list:

1. An easy way to dress up store-bought towels and washcloths. Make sure you prewash both the towels and the fabric before sewing.

2. Purse organizer, knitting accessory organizer, car organizer – limitless uses.

3. Low maintenance kittens. No vet bills, no litter boxes, no meowing in the middle of the night.

Three people who have won something:

1. Winner of the Fourth Quarter Challenge drawing (for a $25 Loopy credit): Gretchen from AZ who made the Gaptastic Cowl out of Shalimar Missy Bulky.

2. Winner of the First Quarter Challenge drawing (for a $25 Loopy credit): Cammy from NY who made the Racing Raindrops Scarf out of Shalimar Breathless.

3. Β Winner of today’s blog contest: YOU? (Well, one of you!) Leave a comment below and we’ll draw a name next week to win a $25 Loopy credit!

Sheri thankstoPinterestforthephotosandinspiration

315 comments

  1. Oh my gosh, the little ladies knitting the chicken jumpers! Both the ladies and the chickens are adorable. Thanks for an amusing post.

  2. I LOVED checking out all the links you posted – the unique yarn items and sewing projects were so much fun to look at. Thanks!

  3. And if you have already knit all of your chickens jumpers, there are penguin jumpers too so you can dress the critters at your local zoo. Just how much yarn would it take to make a cowl for a giraffe I wonder? πŸ˜‰

  4. This was my first visit to your blog and I’m glad I took the time to check it out. What a great, interactive site. I look forward to checking back soon.

    We are planning to drive up to Denver soon and I hope we will be able to continue on up to Fort Collins to check out the shop as well.

    Happy Knitting!

  5. Love the knitted gun cozy…it’s not photoshopped is it??!! And I really like the idea for dressing up towels. Something I hadn’t given any thought to, but would look really nice as a gift. Thanks for the ideas!

  6. I’ve seen that squirrel – he stole my yarn – lol! Love this post, lots of eye candy and not just the yarn either. Thanks for making my day Sheri. Happy honeymoon to Patti.

  7. What a fun post! I learned a few new things, got a few new ideas, and bookmarked at least one new site! Thanks for the post, and the contest!

  8. all your posts are great, but this one in particular was especially great! What a perfect first day of spring treat!

  9. Thanks for the sewing links (and all the rest as well)! I’ve been looking for a lined drawstring bag pattern just like that one.

  10. The drawstring bag looks like a pattern I have for a similar bag although the one I have only uses two fabrics (one for the outside and one for the inside). The pattern would be a great use for a nice stack of coordinating fat quarters. I must make lots of these bags! So cute!

  11. I love the oversized stitches on those stools! I wish I could find that yarn on your website (just kidding)

  12. Oh, thanks for such a fun post! I LOVE the knitting clock, but the chicken jumpers are hysterical. Thanks for brightening my day.

  13. The Jack Bauer knitting photo cracked me up. I love the kitty idea and I don’t even sew. Maybe something I could manage and make little sachets for Christmas gifties.

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