Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
I was trying to think of a way to help him financially, and came up with the idea of hosting a charity auction right here on Knits and Knots! I am looking for donations of handcrafted items of ANY kind. I will be donating as many items as I can make! The items will be listed here on May 1st, with some form of "bidding" (still working on the details!). The bidding on all items will be open for one week. ALL of the financial proceeds will go directly to my brother's ministry in Rome. Any un-purchased items will be donated to a local charity (whatever is appropriate for the item).
If you are interested in participating, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you information on where to send your item(s). Also, feel free to email me if you have questions about myself, my brother, or his ministry in Rome!
Thanks for considering!
** The auction site is now up (no bidding till May 1)! **
Friday, April 4, 2008
Ravelry just added .pdf pattern stores! Now that Ravelry is hosting my patterns, I am going to be posting direct buying links from my site for all of my patterns. You can still purchase them through Etsy, but the nice thing about Ravelry is that it doesn't cost me anything to list the patterns! The other good news is that the selling fee that Ravelry charges goes to improve the site... which I like because Ravelry is just plain awesome! So, keep an eye out for the PayPal links on my patterns!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Regg mainly focuses on knitting, but has a love for crochet as well. She has produced some gorgeous FOs that will have you drooling! I know that just reading through her blog made me want to dust off my knitting needles and get back into the knit-side of fiber arts. Regg has a gift of photography that makes her site something special to read!
Here's Regg's email interview!
How long have you been knitting and/or crocheting?
I started knitting and crochet when i was 12 years old..in between i do stop on and off…till now, should b 20 years.
What’s the project you’re most proud of?
When i see my Finish Object given to friends and they like and treasure it.
What kind of projects do you enjoy working on the most?
knitting - cardigan, socks and stole are my favorite
crochet - toys
What is interesting about you besides fiber arts?
join me for some cooking or coffee? anytime :D
Anything else you want to share?
Let the craft be an inspiration to our lives and not let it fade away…
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
A friend of mine just had a baby boy and I wanted to send something to her. I found this super cute baby cowboy hat pattern** that I just HAD to make. I sized it down to fit a 6 mo old by reducing the number of starting chains and taking out some of the repeat rows. I added a crab-stitch border around the brim in red and a multi-colored chain for a “rope” tie. I am planning on making some cowboy booties to go along, and sew some burp cloths and a blanket to match!