| Top I started knitting for myself. I am using a great quick and easy free|
tunic pattern I found on Lion brand Yarns website.
|I am going to embellish this skirt with crochet to match the tunic that I|
am making. This is the Before picture; after picture will be posted soon.
Most recently, I was hired by Michaels Arts and Crafts in Burlington, WA and will be teaching Knitting and Crochet classes there, so I have been busy trying to organize and make samples for the classes I plan on offering. Once I get my class schedule made up, I will be posting it here on my blog.
This Saturday I will be doing my first in store Demo, featuring Red Heart Boutique Sashay Yarn. I am excited to do this Demo because I have come up with so many possible uses for this fun craft yarn. I can see this yarn being a great embellishment for knitting and crochet projects alike. I also think Boutique Sashay yarn would be great for other crafts as well, such as trim for sewing projects, card making and paper crafts, re-fashioning clothing, flowers, and the list goes on.
The in store Demo will specifically be of a Crocheted and Knitted version of a scarf made from this self ruffling yarn. I have decided that I am going to try to make as many samples of possible uses as I can, in order to inspire crafters viewing my Demo. Once I got used to managing the ruffles, the project worked up pretty quickly. The progress shown in the photo below took less than 2 hours to crochet.
***Unfortunately in my haste, digging through the bin of yarn to choose my colors I did not realized that one of the balls I chose was Premier Yarns Starbella rather than Sashay. So the photo below is actually of Starbella and not Sashay. Thank goodness I shared this photo with my fellow instructors online and they made me aware of my mistake, I would have felt rather foolish calling this yarn by another name :P The Structure of (and method for knitting and crocheting) the Sashay and Starbella is similar enough that I don't consider it a total loss, it was still good practice.
|This is a scarf made from Premier Yarns Starbella.|