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What to do with cotton yarn

I absolutely LOVE cotton yarn. There are more colors available than every before, it feels softer than ever before, and is a great value. I will admit, however, I do struggle from time to time with ideas for cotton.

There are plenty of bath scrubbies and dish cloth patterns available – regular favorites for this type of yarn – but beyond that, I really have a hard time finding something to use the yarn that I love. I’ll make scrunchies out of anything, including cotton; but what else?

CottonSlippers1Well, I’m starting to do a hard search for patterns that work well with cotton. Last week I made these really cute slippers!

My next cotton projects will be this really nice coffee cozy and this cute mug cozy. In case you haven’t noticed, I have a tad of a coffee problem. And because I am an angler, I have to make these adorable little puffer fish!

What do you make with cotton yarn? I would love to hear your thoughts?

 

March is National Crochet Month

crochetSo if you haven’t been getting your RDA of crochet, now is the time to pick up that hook! March is National Crochet Month. Many wonder what they could do to mark the occasion? Here are a few suggestions.

Plan a “Stitch and Bitch”

Crochet and being social go hand-in-hand. Plan a get together at a local coffee shop, book store, library or even your home and enjoy sharing each other projects and future crochet plans.

Teach a child to Crochet
Today kids are bombarded with “high tech” products like MP3 players, video games and cell phones. Teach a child to appreciate a “low tech” and creative process like crochet.

Donate Projects to Charity
There are plenty of charities out there that ask for crocheted items. From chemo caps to baby blankets to pet blankets, reach out to a local or favorite charity to see if they are in need. If you aren’t sure where to donate, call your local pet shelter, hospital or cancer center to see if they accept crocheted items for those they care for on a daily basis. I will be making chemo caps to donate to a local cancer center.

Start a New Project

Try making something  you have never made before. A perfect example is my sock project . I have tried several times in the past to crochet socks with zero success. I am doing a long-distance sock crochet along with my buddy Tonya and it is going very well! We are able to help each other when we get stuck and discuss our progress. It is great fun!

These are just a few different ways you can celebrate National Crochet Month. So pick up that hook and get stitchin’!

Stitchin’ at Starbucks: Take Two

Well, hopefully the weather will play nice this week so we can meet and kick off the fall season of Stitchin’ at Starbucks!

Our first get together of the fall season will be
this Thursday, September 23 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks next to Pier One
in the Target Strip Mall within the Rockaway, NJ Mall Complex. This is a perfect time to get started on those fall and winter knit and crochet projects!

If you are on Facebook, check out our official group found here . Hope you can join us!

Rockaway Stitchin’ at Starbucks for 9-16 CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the weather has a different idea about us getting together tonight for our first Stitchin’ at Starbucks after the summer has passed. The weather reports are calling for serious weather later this afternoon into the late evening. As a result, it is best that we cancel for tonight and reschedule for next Thursday, September 23rd.

I hope to see you all then!

Rockaway Stitchin at Starbucks is Back!

The weather has finally cooled below 90 degrees, the kids are back at school and soon the leaves will start to turn. This makes it a perfect time to get started on those fall and winter knit and crochet projects!

Stitchin’ at Starbucks is back in action! Our next get together will be this Thursday, September 16 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks next to Pier One in the Target Strip Mall within the Rockaway, NJ Mall Complex.

If you are on Facebook, check out our official group found here . Hope you can join us!

Stitchin’ at…Nonna’s!

This week we are going to do something a little different. We are taking our Stitchin’ at Starbucks on the road! Join us at Nonna’s Yarn Cafe in Denville, NJ at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, as we help celebrate their fifth anniversary! Then at 8:00 p.m., let’s head down the block to Mara’s for some coffee and crochet!

Please be sure to call Nonna’s at 973-983-9276 if you plan to attend, so they have an accurate count for the evening!

Hope you can join in on the fun as we celebrate this great achievement!

Keep Cool with Stitchin’ at Starbucks

Let’s face it, this week has been ridiculously hot here in New Jersey. What is the best way to stay cool you might ask? Heading to Starbucks for a Frap and some crochet!

The next get together will be this Thursday, July 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks coffee shop next to Pier One in the Target strip mall at theRockaway Mall, Rockaway, NJ. We are having a great time getting together every few weeks and would love to have more join in on the fun!

If you are on Facebook, make sure to join Stitching at Starbucks,our happy little group! Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Stitchin’ at Starbucks in Rockaway, NJ

The next get together will be this Thursday, June 17th, 7:00 p.m. at the
Starbucks coffee shop next to Pier One in the Target strip mall at the
Rockaway Mall, Rockaway, NJ. We are having a great time getting together
every few weeks and would love to have more join in on the fun!

If you are on Facebook, make sure to join Stitching at Starbucks,
our happy little group! Hope to see you there!

The Next Stitchin’ at Starbucks in Rockaway, NJ

The next get together will be this Thursday, May 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks coffee shop next to Pier One in the Target strip mall at the Rockaway Mall, Rockaway, NJ. We arehaving a great time getting together every few weeks and would love to have more join in on the fun!

If you are on Facebook, make sure to join Stitching at Starbucks, our happy little group! Hope to see you there!