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  • Join the Fun with the I Love Yarn Day Scavenger Hunt!

    October 14, 2017 is I Love Yarn Day. In celebration, the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is running an online scavenger hunt. The hunt takes you through a virtual tour around different yarn industry websites in order to complete a 20-question registration form. All tasks must be completed and entered in the online form by October 21st 11:59 pm CT in order to be eligible to win 1 of the 20 awesome prizes totaling more than $1,200.

    Check out the complete set of rules HERE and then get hunting!

    Prize List:

    • Interchangeable “Takumi” Circular Knitting Needle Combo Set
    • Interchangeable “Takumi” Tunisian Crochet Hook Combo Set
    • Prize package of Red Heart yarns
    • 3 Clover PomPom Makers
    • 2, 1- year subscriptions to Creativebug online classes
    • 3 sets of booklets from Leisure Arts: Emoji Crochet, New Twist on Macramé and Yarn Crafts
    • Prize package of yarn from Lion Brand Yarn Co.
    • Amazon gift card from Prime Publishing
    • 1-year subscription to I Like Crochet digital magazine from Prime Publishing
    • 3 Boye Pom Pom Tassel Makers
    • 2 Prize packages of newest yarns from Yarnspirations
    • 2 Vogue Knitting Ultimate Knitting Books

    cycPlease note this scavenger hunt is being run by the CYC and not Lion Brand Yarn. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the CYC.

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  • Comfort Afghans: Crafting for a Women's Shelter

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In light of this, I wanted to share the story of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms that recently contacted me looking for yarn to create afghans that will be donated to the shelter at Women in Distress in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After researching the organization, I was motivated to send this group a yarn donation for such a worthy cause. Women in Distress of Broward County has a simple yet powerful mission, “To stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.” The Needlework Group does their part by donating afghans to the emergency shelter. These blankets are placed on the beds before women arrive letting them know there are people who care about them. When the women are ready to leave, they can take the afghan with them.

    women in distress

    I would like to personally thank the members of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms for the work that they do and send my support to the women rising from unthinkable conditions and bettering their lives with help from the Women in Distress Organization.

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  • 10 Bag Patterns for National Handbag Day!

    Bag lovers unite! Today is your day!

    October 10th is National Handbag day. To celebrate the 10th day of the 10th month we've gathered 10 bag patterns for your crafting pleasure. Keep in mind bags make great gift projects since bags do not require sizing to fit properly as a sweater, socks, or hat do. Maybe make one to use in place of a paper gift bag?

    10 Bag Patterns

    Granny Motif Market Bag

    Craft: Crochet Kit
    Skill Level: Level 2 (Easy, Beginner +)
    This cute bag plays off of the traditonal granny square motif. Crocheted using 5 colors of Vanna's Choice yarn.

    Satchel Grande

    knit bag

    Craft: Knitting Pattern Download
    Skill Level: Level 2 (Easy, Beginner +)
    This large satchel is knit using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® yarn for a fast project.

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