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Archive for April, 2011

Village Mountain Mission Project

Monday, April 25th, 2011

My name is Sarah Punderson and I design for Plymouth Yarn.  I initiated a group with the teacher Margi Wright to teach the students how to knit or crochet and make hats for babies in the Dominican Republic. It’s a great way to broaden the number of knitters/crocheters and gain awareness for the Village Mountain Mission Project.

blog-photoA former Spanish teacher from Monsignor Donovan High School runs the mission programming for the Village Mountain Mission Project.  (it is not a religious mission)  Groups of students, usually, go down for 9 days and build houses.  Thank you Plymouth for donating yarn to this project.

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The finest fixer upper!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I’ve heard about yarn being used for various things other then knitting or crocheting.  For things like hair on a doll, as a piece of string to hold a little porch tree straight, arts and crafts and even a hair accessory.  When I received this link the other day it totally blew me away.  It showed me a whole new use for yarn,  something I would have never dreamed of ……  A pothole filler!!  Yes that is correct a pothole filler.  What a terrific and funky idea!   Just think of how great, some of our cities could look with pretty yarn, used to fill in the cracks that nature leaves us with.   No patterns needed just some yarn and a little time.   :)   What an interesting way to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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With Earth Day right around the corner it is time for us to remember that every little bit helps.   As I was searching the internet for Earth Day activities in my local area, I came across a cute poem I wanted to share:

Everyday is Earth Day, If it’s cold or wet or hot pitch in to save the planet it’s the only one we’ve got.

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Snuggle Knit Bunny

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Spring has sprung here at Plymouth Yarn.  With the Easter season upon us we are reminded of warmer weather soon to come.  This is the time of year when the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and the sun is shinning.  So I was thinking what another great idea for Easter.  An adorable hand knit bunny.  This pattern is made using the Dreamin yarn.  How much fun would it be to give your little ones a hand knit basket made from Galway and this snuggle bunny from Dreamin.  Contact your local yarn shop to purchase pattern 1795.

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Pattern for Easter Basket

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I have to share a wonderful project knit with Galway.  What a great gift for your kids on Easter morning.  Just a few hours and you can knit this beautiful pattern.

p512duckNot a hard knitting project to complete before the holiday.

Pattern P512

Using our Galway yarn and you can accent with any novelty yarn.

Consider this pattern for a gift for your favorite little one on Easter Sunday.

Knitting for the holidays is always fun.

Enjoy.