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Fun Halloween Projects!

Friday, September 29th, 2017

spooktacular

I knit all year ’round but consider this week the official start to knitting and crochet season. I love seeing all the fall projects that pop up.  Pumpkins, spiders, and clowns are everywhere!  There are several Halloween inspired free crochet projects collected on Confessions of Crafty Witches facebook page (and some yummy recipes too) to get you started. They feature a raven, shrunken heads and a Chucky doll!

Here are some fun pattern finds where you can use your favorite Plymouth Yarns!

How adorable is this Candy Corn Hat? Free pattern and photo courtesy of Sarah Sagaser/sarahlou on Ravelry.

Candy Corn Hat by Sarah Sagaser

Candy Corn Hat by Sarah Sagaser

Still one of my very favorite Halloween patterns is our Encore Worsted Pumpkin Sweater! Free download. 

Free Pattern F466 in Encore Worsted!

Free Pattern F466 in Encore Worsted!

You can find this Skull Sweater pattern (#2129) made with Encore DK at your local Ravelry Pro shop.  Don’t know if you have a local shop? Check the find a shop feature on plymouthyarn.com

Pattern 2129 available for download only at your favorite Ravelry Pro shop

Pattern 2129 available for download only at your favorite Ravelry Pro shop

 

A Labor Day Message….

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Courtesy of Zingerbug

Courtesy of Zingerbug

It is officially the unofficial end of summer.  Labor day is one of my favorite holidays as it celebrates the American worker, which is me! A big thank you to Matthew Maguire and Peter J. McGuire,  labor union officials who first proposed the holiday back in 1882 as a day of rest and celebration for workers and their families. I’ll gladly take a 3 day weekend,  I have one UFO that needs tending to, a grill that is begging for some steaks and a blender just waiting to make some margaritas.  We always stay close to home, trying to visit our swim club as much as possible before they lock the gate for the final time on Monday 8pm.

For the first time, my son is dreading this weekend, or at least the end of it.  Now he’s a second grader, aware that back to school means homework, early bedtimes and tucked in uniform shirts.  No more weeknight outings to the movies or miniature golf.   I’m excited to meet his teacher and wondering if she’s a knitter.

Early bedtimes for the kid means uninterrupted knitting time for mommy.  My goal over the next few weeks is to master crochet.  I am a novice and I am ready to change that.  There is way too much fantastic crochet out there that I am missing out on.  I would like to replace my holiday knitting with crochet this year.  Click here for one of the many videos I will be using as guide this weekend.

Make sure you call your local yarn store this weekend too.  Many of them have received their fall orders and are having some amazing sales.  If you get to your shop, check out some of our new yarns like Gina, Sakkie and Pasea, the hottest sellers right now.

Sakkie Crochet Pattern 2364, call your yarn shop for details

Sakkie Crochet Pattern 2364, call your yarn shop for details

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.

Knit Bunny

Knit Bunny

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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.