CRAFTS . . . Rhymes with . . . WAIT FOR IT . . . CATS!!! #meow 350 + Knitting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets: How to Be Better at What You Do by Betty Barnden Hundreds of tips for professional-looking knits, suitable for all skill levels! 350 + Crochet Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets […]
Calling all crafty librarians! Here are some new books to help make your programming more creative: 150 ALL-TIME FAVORITE CROCHET BLOCKS by Sarah Hazell This gorgeous collection of classic crochet blocks highlights several patterns (including the iconic granny square in many variations), and provides tips on how to select yarn and color combinations. Each block […]
Jump start your homemade holiday gifts with these 3 titles: 100 COLORFUL RIPPLE STITCHES TO CROCHET: 50 Original Stitches & 50 Fabulous Colorways for Blankets and Throws by Leonie Morgan In this wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide with simple to advanced patterns, making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colors and textures has […]
Calling all crafty librarians! You know who you are. This one's for experienced knitters who want to make adorable winter wear for their little ones. We are in looove with MONSTER KNITS FOR LITTLE MONSTERS by Nuriya Khegay--just look at the precious little Yoda-like guy on the cover!
Unfortunately, Anne doesn't know how to knit, so she can't demonstrate this one for you. (She's more of a counted cross-stitch kind of gal.) But if you do, you'll find a treasure trove of goodies here: an adorable monster hat, gloves, and socks with little claws!
Click here to download a PDF of the "little monster" hat, mitten & bootie project.
If someone knits these for us in a grown-up size we'll be your best friends forever. Remember, Anne can trade for cookies.
Happy crafting and don't forget that from now through December 15 you can enter to win MONSTER KNITS and a bundle of other cooking and crafting books! Read on for more info.
UPDATE 12/16: Congratulations to our winners, Sarah Bourg of Hamilton North Public Library in Cicero, IN and Pam Aghababian of Ashland Public Library in Ashland, MA!