Archive for January, 2011...
January 28, 2011
February 2 Simple Stretches.
To help keep strain off the upper back, neck, shoulders, wrists and forearms I suggest you use round needles instead of the extremely long straight needles. If you are working on a heavy project such as a blanket the weight alone will cause strain and discomfort on all the above mentioned areas. By using the round needles all of the weight will be placed in the center of the needles and there will be less strain.
Upper back stretch:
Sit tall with your feet flat on the ground. Extend both arms out front. Round your shoulders slightly and try to reach as far forward as you can without leaning from your hip joint. Hold this position for 15 seconds.
For a little extra with this stretch you can drop your chin to your chest and you will include your neck.
Sit tall with your feet flat on the ground. Take one arm and cross your chest. Take your other arm and hold it for support. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Then switch sides.
The above is from the booklet “Stretches for those who Knit and Crochet” This book can be found on the website or on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Stretches-those-who-Knit-Crochet
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January 26, 2011
January 24, 2011
Good morning friends!
I hope you had a great weekend. I had a great weekend. Mike had off both days so we got to spend some nice time together.
Today, I’m expecting a HUGE shipment of new yarns to get here. I’m so excited! It’s like Christmas when they get here along with a killer bicep workout because the boxes are so heavy.
I wanted to share with you my first post as a guest blogger too! http://oaxacaborn.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/guest-blog-recycled-silk-ribbon-from-nicole-of-darn-good-yarn/
What do you think?
January 22, 2011
January 20, 2011
January 16, 2011
Here’s the video to the Bead making that I mentioned in the video:
Sale on Dragonfruit Red Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon at Darngoodyarn.com Valentine’s Day Sale! To get the great deal click here or the picture!
January 10, 2011
January 6, 2011
Being Thursday (where the hell did my week go?), I thought it would be wonderful to share a project made by a fellow Darn Good Yarn-er, Veronica. She creates magnificent (I mean it!) art quilts.
Thank you to Veronica for sending this picture over to me. If you note, you will see that she utilized Darn Good Yarn’s very own Premium Recycled Sari Yarn
The base is brown felt. Next she layered layered small pieces of sparkly tulle and chiffon. The next layer is painted cheese cloth. Then the recycled sari silk yarn on top. It is 16″ x 33″.
If you are interested in finding out more about Veronica and her work, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org