Archive for August, 2010...
August 31, 2010
Check out the one skein scarf that’s super easy and takes no time at all to make. Best of all it’s made from recycled silk sari remnants and is created by women. No sweatshops, no child labor and only at www.darngoodyarn.com
To make it:
Get one skein of one of the following yarns:
Get your size 19 knitting needles. Cast on 5 and work the whole skein up in garter stitch. Yea it’s simple. but like what I always say, you don’t need to over-complicate a complex yarn with a crazy pattern. Let the yarn speak for itself!
August 27, 2010
August 26, 2010
Holy moly, have you checked out this site? http://jimbosfrontporch.blogspot.com/
No? Well let me give you some eye candy baby!
But, before I do that I have to tell you about International Crochet Day and the fact that Jimbo (maker of these AMAZING hooks) is having one bad-ass contest totally worth entering.
Check it out click here and spread the word!
August 18, 2010
The next time you are in Mineral Point Wisconsin and you’re in the mood for a show stopping scarf or wrap, stop in and say hi to Jony at Simply Scarfs.
And if you have a moment check out the video on the lower bottom http://www.mineralpoint.com/visitor_information/index.html
She carries a wonderful collection of hand knit scarves that she created! And now she’s creating them with Darn Good Yarn’s Recycled Sari Ribbon!
Jony makes unique designs using various combination of yarns to give each one a mixture of colors and textures.
You can find her at 154 High Street in Mineral Point WI or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, if you’re a cool facebooker, go over to her shop and “like it” by clicking here.
But, I need to draw your attention to her shop window. A friend of her’s down at the hardware store made these giant knitting needles! And you know what Jony knitted that with? Clothes line!!! I know isn’t that wonderful?!
August 18, 2010
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We’re donating some yarn to the 2nd Annual Fiber Festival being run by the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood NJ. It’s this October 12 and 2 2010.
Go and visit this site to get all the information you’ll need to visit- Just Click this text!
Visit the festival and get some raffle tickets to win a Darn Good Yarn goody basket!
Do you have an event you’re sponsoring and are looking for a similar donation? Please contact us!
August 18, 2010
Mixed media intimidates the hell out of me. Sure, I wish I could say, I can combine ribbon, paint, beads, old print media and present you with something fantastico. Nope, not happenening. But, I know someone who can do that! Ginny of Small Studio Productions! An amazing artist and she also carries a fantastic array of hard to find crafting products like bakery twine in different colors and vintage Jell-O molds!
She has a few venues that you should poke around:
Ginny often goes to conventions and shows (so keep up with her on her blog http://smallstudio.typepad.com)
And now for some eye candy! I spy with my eye, some recycled silk sari ribbon from Darn Good Yarn!
August 11, 2010
Yes, it’s been far too long since we’ve had a contest on the site. What have I been doing? Oh, I don’t know…sipping margaritas… perhaps.
Those of you die-hard Darn Good Yarn-ers know I’ve posted this question in the past on facebook but I want to make a top 10 list of places where you get your crafting inspiration from. So, where do you get your best crafting inspiration from?
The contest will go from 8-11-2010 until 9-10-2010.
How to enter? Add your idea to the comments section of this blog post. Be sure to include your email address in the form. What you do win? Bragging rights and a $5 gift certificate to www.darngoodyarn.com! Cool!
The “Top 10″ will be chosen by me and Mike (the official husband of Darn Good Yarn.. in case you forgot).
And if we need to have Squeakers jump for the final judgment, we will stoop to that level!