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How to loom Simple adorable, one of a kind Angel Babies

Hi, I’m Sharona Wilson. My daughter Pam and I make loom knitted dolls for charity. We recently sent off two dozen to an orphanage in Haiti, followed by a batch to a local Alzheimers center, and a batch to our local sheriff’s station for their children in crisis program. Mary has asked me to share a bit about the dolls, so here goes. I stumbled onto loom knitting quite accidentally. I took a group of girls from the church to summer camp. During the daily activities, the girls signed up for badge classes, and the leaders were told “if you aren't teaching a class, you need to be attending one with your girls”. (I guess one year they found a group of leaders taking long naps during badge classes.) LOL. No, it wasn't me. Really. I decided to take the loom knitting class, and was introduced to Knifty Knitter looms and learned to make a simple baby hat. I went home after summer camp, bought a set of looms and have never looked back. After a couple of years of t

Chic Phone Clutch

I wanted to make a cute mini case that would my phone and my id, keys and cash... I am so happy with how my Chic Phone clutch came out! I have a Note 3, which is on the large side of phones so if you want a smaller one just chain less. Supplies 1 ball Vannas choice .... I used dark Heather Grey.  50 yards or so of a contrasting color. 1 zipper which is optional 1/2 a yard of your favorite trim for the handle, I found mine at Joanns and it was only 1.99 a yard. Make sure you pick a sturdy trim. You also need an I and a F crochet hook. With your main color,  and I hook loosely chain 16 ( for a smaller phone like an iPhone ) or 20 ( for larger phones like mine or if you want extra room.) Ch1, sc, ch1, sk 1, sc, ch1 etc... repeat until you are at the end then, sc,ch1,sc,ch1,sc, ch1 and continue the sc,ch1 along the other side of the chain. When you reach the beginning make sure the first ch has 3 sc and 3 ch. This project is worked in the round from here on out do not

just another yarn night and a new way to cast on while knitting/ arm knitting

 Here is a photo from last night  at the yarn meet up. Can you guess which coffee shop it was at? I was asked to show how to arm knit and at first no one really thought it would be as easy as it was! I used left over balls of yarn. That were bulky, you can also use 4 strands of 4 ply or mix it up! The yarn above is Red Heart Ribbons and Red Heart with love, and wow is it a soft fun scarf! Here is another photo in better light the I took this morning . To make this you just cast on 4, until last night I only ever used the long tail cast on, however my friend Sharona showed me her favorite way to cast on and I filmed a quick video with my tablet this morning to show you... forgive the tank top because I am MELTING here in socal I think I may end up 3 sizes smaller due to this nonstop heat! Above is the new cast on and below is the long tail with full tutorial Also I found the project I originally used the Red Heart Ribbons for click here for this free pattern

finger crochet cowl

Hey everyone! I took a ball of Lionbrand Heartland Thick and Quick  with me to an Angel baseball game. I always bring yarn because while going to games is fun the boys in my life enjoy them far more than I do! This project to only took me 1/2 of an inning to create so it you want something quick this is your project. I only used 1/2 of the ball but you can get an extreme one by using the whole ball... it would be perfect for cooler weather. I started by making a slip knot with my fingers. Then I wrapped the yarn around my index finger and pulled through so that I was chaining with my fingers. See photos below. After you have finger crocheted the length you want, I did 1/2 the ball knot the end, wrap around your neck to the desired length and use about 6 inches to wrap around all the strands like the photos show. I weaved in my ends or you can use fabric glue to make it super secure. Any 5 ply or 6 ply yarn can be used to make this. I have a kids tutorial for finger crochet h

Do you know the company you get your craft supplies from?

In an ideal world I am sure many more of us would only use organic locally made craft supplies, but for alot of crafters that isn't an option. However you still can choose which stores and brands you want to support. Google is your best friend in this department you can search and find out info on about any company or product you want. I have researched alot about Hobby Lobby and although I am christian and love companies with Christian values I don't agree with their stance againest woman's health. They are a FOR PROFIT company and for them to be able to deny coverage of something because it's againest thier beliefs ( yet they will still do business with companies that do exactly what is against their faith) doesn't seem right to me. There are many religions that don't think we should vaccinate, take antibotics, or even see a doctor at all. I don'the want to tell you what to think, we all have a right to think what we want I just want to encourage you t