Wednesday, June 27, 2012

RED HEART Boutique Sashay yarn and other projects

I have been a busy girl!  I have had a lot on my needles lately!  Since my last post I have completed a gift for my friend, who just had a baby girl.  I will be sharing and posting about that project soon; I just sent the gift off in the mail today and I want to keep it a surprise.  In addition to that project I have started a top for myself that will go with an old skirt that I plan on embellishing with some crochet.

 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.
It is amazing how quickly time flies when you are having fun!  I love experimenting and letting my creativity run wild!  Hopefully, I will have some Sashay yarn projects to share with you soon.


  1. this might be starbella by Premier instead of sashay by red heart yarn...just wanted to make a note in case they can't find this color in the SASHAY

    1. Thank you for letting me know! Someone in an instructor group on Facebook pointed it out to me also. When I was digging through the bin at the store to choose my colors, I hadn't even noticed that one of the balls I chose was a different brand of yarn. So glad I realized this before my in store demo, I would have felt a little foolish calling it by the wrong name. I Corrected My blog post. I always appreciate helpful comments! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

  2. That scarf looks great!