In the rhythm of the needles there is music for the soul. This week I've been attempting to complete a simple hat on circular knitting needles and I've certainly enjoyed doing it. There is a rhythm I get into when knitting and I do feel very relaxed. This week I came across the work of a fabulous charity organisation in the United States who create "Knitted Knockers" Plenty of other tips and tricks for inspiring your craft this week.
There are so many groups who do fabulous volunteer work with their chosen craft. One group of volunteer knitters make ‘Knitted Knockers’. Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. What a sensational project. Read more about their work at http://www.knittedknockers.org/
A fabulous resource for understanding sewing patterns. The Sewcabulary (don’t you just love the play on words) takes the guess work out of how to read sewing patterns and with popular terms explained.
Crochet Gift for Coffee Lovers
A super cute crocheted gift idea for the coffee lovers by the talented Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me.
Cross stitch tips and techniques
The first ever cross stitch I attempted was a kit of gorgeous Teddy Bears on a bookshelf. Not what you would call a beginners pattern at all but I loved the design. Mind you it took me ages to finish. Here’s a guide to the basics of learning to cross stitch that will be helpful.
Nut Clusters made in a Crock Pot
Crockpot Candy Vanilla Nut Clusters a sure winner for those who are time poor, love sweet treats and have a slow cooker. Kim from Today’s Creative Life recipe is so easy and would make a lovely easy to make gift. 🙂
5 Ways to get kids involved in Gardening
My grandmother was an avid gardener. I learned so much about the joys of gardening as I was growing up. Her daughter, my mother is loving working in her own raised vegetable gardens. My kids love to potter around in the garden and see vegies they’ve helped to grow. Read more about 5 Ways to get Kids Involved in Gardening.
Taryn over a WoolyMossRoots has designed a beautiful comfort cowl knitting pattern. The bulky yarn using size 13 needles knits up in no time. The beautiful photos Taryn has included will make you want to grab your yarn and needles and get started. 🙂
What have you been crafting this week?
Please share in the comments below about what has given you inspiration 🙂
Until next week...
Yours in Craftiness 🙂 Emily - Editor Crafty Like Granny