Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

December 22, 2010 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! Crochet Hats For The Homeless (Large Photos) by […]

Fiber Thursday: Knit Slouchy Tam with Pattern

A lot of us need a little extra warmth right about now. Why not knit up this adorable slouchy tam to help keep you cozy? How_german was kind enough to share her pattern for incredibly adorable hat. You can make your own with the full pattern here:

CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoo – Maggielove’s Knit Fast, Die Warm

We’ve been featuring sewing tattoos for a while but it is definitely time for some yarny goodness! Maggielove‘s tattoo hits you with a little bit of knowledge that Craftster has been saying for a long time: Knit Fast, Die Warm! She was also able to sneak in a few other crafts in her knitting tattoo. […]

Bouquet Socks – Step by Step Tutorial

These “Bouquet Socks” are gorgeous! And PotterCraft has been kind enough to share the pattern for free on the Knitting Board. The pattern is from the new book, Toe-up Socks for Everybody. So go check out the thread and take advantage of their kindness by casting on! Check out all of Potter Craft’s other book […]

Gamer Wednesday: Space Invaders Hat

Watch out! There are space invaders on your head! Peppersaskatoon made this awesome Space Invaders hat for a very lucky friend. She actually made her own intarsia chart (although there is one available through Knitty) because she’s just that crafty! You can see more great crafts by viewing the Space Invaders tag.

Craftster Crush: bleachrainbow

Craftster member bleachrainbow makes awesome things. Looking through her topics you’ll see about 30% well done, classic shirt reconstructions and about 70% costumes and clothing and various other things you’ve never dreamed up in your wildest imagination! I’m serious here, have you ever dreamed of using your dress to play skeeball? I know I haven’t!

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Knitting Themed Ornament

Are you looking for a gift to give your favorite knitter? How about this cute as can be yarn ball ornament? Any knitter you know would love this hanging on her tree! In her post, appleshannon gives a detailed tutorial, complete with photos. You’ll want to make extras for yourself! Click here to visit Craftster […]

Fiber Thursday: A Beautiful Hand Spun, Dyed, and Knit Hat

Fiber Mod Jane Doe takes you through the process from white wool to this beautiful, colorful hat. She dyed the roving, spun the yarn, and knit the hat with gorgeous results. Our fiber boards are full of such projects, and lots of friendly Craftsters to share ideas with, and help you through any questions you […]

Just Because You Can…

Does NOT mean you should.

Book Introduction: Hat Heads

I have a new goal: become friends with Trond Anfinnsen. Having just read his fun new book, HatHeads I have concluded that Trond is a generous, fun, talented and entertaining guy, who made hats for everyone he knows! This book not only includes 50 knitted hat projects, but some very interesting stories about Trond and […]

Tute Tuesday: How to make Resin Knitting Needles

This week on Tute Tuesday we have an awesome tutorial for making resin knitting needles. If you want to swank-ify your knitting, or make a great gift for your favorite knotter, you are going to love this ingenious idea from Ammasmama. You can use glitter, sprinkles, shredded paper, or resin coloring to make your needles […]

CrafTATstic: Crafty Tattoos – Lubee’s fiber sleeve

We’re starting a new recurring article here on the ol’ Craftster blog: CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos. Lots of Craftsters like to wear their love of crafting on their sleeve… or… any other body part, really! There are tons of fabulous crafty tats floating around and we’re going to show them some love and maybe give you […]

Book Review: Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting

This book by Lorna Miser, of Lorna’s Laces, features projects she has made to commemorate the important relationships in her life. The stories are heartwarming, and the photography is exquisite. The stories behind each project are very personal, and range from funny to sad, and often spiritual. It’s a book of inspiration from life and […]

Book Review: One Ball Knits:Purses

This book by Khadija, Fatema, and Hajera Habibur-Rahman includes twenty knitting patterns for adorable purses that can be made from one skein, hank or spool of yarn. The patterns are divided by season (five patterns each) but could easily be used year-round. The book starts with easy to follow explanations of the tools, materials, and […]

Coraline Crafts

It’s no surprise that Craftsters love Coraline. Neil Gaiman’s writing, Henry Selick’s stop motion (he also directed The Nightmare Before Christmas, another Craftster fave), and omg TINY KNITTING! How could we not fall in love with this movie?