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28 Mar

There’s More Than One Way to Wear a Stole

Being a big knitter and crocheter, I am a scarf and shawl fiend! Scarves are easy and fun to knit and the perfect accessory to change up an outfit. I just love how comfy and how versatile they are. I’m such a big fan of scarves that I’m a little ashamed to admit that the enormous collection hanging on my closet door is so big that that when I try and close it, a scarf end always gets stuck poking out from the door!

Scarves, Shrugs & Shawls by Sarah Hatton contains 22 fabulous designs that you can wear all year round. My favorite part about the book is the “How To Wear” section which gives readers loads of ideas plus instructions for how to wrap, fasten, belt, or tie on your latest scarf project. In the pages above, I share with you the knitting pattern plus the “How to Wear” ideas for Sarah’s Multiway Stole. A few weeks ago I spotted this same design at Uniqlo — a large rectangular scarf with buttons up part of one side. Which made me think (as most crafters do), why buy one when I can make my own? I really hope you enjoy knitting this multifunctional and gorgeous piece. I think it’s the perfect Springtime accessory to wear — you can change the way you wear it based on the temperature outside!

27 Feb

Sarah Hatton’s U.S. and Canadian Workshops and Book Tour

Scarves, Shrugs & Shawls by Sarah Hatton

We’re excited to announce that Sarah Hatton, author of Scarves, Shrugs & Shawls, will be hopping the pond to come teach workshops and sign books in the U.S. and Canada for most of the month of March! Check out her tour schedule below to join a workshop and meet this uber-talented designer! Click on the links to the different locations to learn how to sign up.

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Friday, March 1 

6:00p.m.–8:00p.m. — Meet the Designer: Sarah will be signing copies of Rowan Studio and copies of her books.
Saturday, March 2
4:00p.m.–6:00p.m. — “Martha” Meet Up: For graduates of the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas “Martha” cardigan classes, as well as anyone who has tackled the cardigan on their own, here’s your chance to meet the designer and show off your handiwork.
Sunday, March 3
10:00a.m.–1:00p.m. — Understanding Lace and Designing Your Own Lace Charts workshop
2:30p.m.–5:30p.m. — Understanding Texture: Infinite Possibilities in Two Stitches workshop

River City Yarns West, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Monday, March 4
6:00p.m.–8:00p.m. — Meet the Designer: Pattern & Book Signing
Tuesday, March 5
1:00p.m.–4:00p.m. — Understanding Lace and Designing Your Own Lace Charts workshop
5:30p.m.–8:30p.m. — Understanding Texture: Infinite Possibilities in Two Stitches workshop
Wednesday, March 6
1:00p.m.–7:00p.m. — Amending a Pattern and Pattern Writing Basics workshop

Knitting Time, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Friday, March 8
6:00p.m.–8:00p.m. — Trunk Show & Book Signing
Saturday, March 9
10:30a.m.–5:00p.m. — Amending a Pattern workshop
Sunday, March 10
1:30p.m.–4:30p.m. — Understanding Textures workshop

Haus of Stitches, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada
Friday, March 15
5:00p.m.–8:00p.m. — Understanding Texture workshop
Saturday, March 16
10:00a.m.–3:30p.m. — Amending a Pattern and Pattern Writing Basics workshop
Sunday, March 17
1:00p.m.–4:00p.m. — Understanding Lace and Designing Your Own Lace Chart workshop

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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