My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Crafting Toy!

While researching ball/yarn winders, I came across this:

Since I had no clue how to use it or what it was even called, I asked my fellow crafting friends. My one crafty friend said it was called a Nostepinde, nystepinne and/or nostepinne. The last way is how I have seen it the most lately. I have found youtube videos and links on how to use it. There are even people that have made their own. Apparently there are different styles of nosterpinnes and a few different ways to wind yarn on them. Most people wind yarn cakes on them. Yarn cakes are the flat balls of yarn, sort of like Peaches N Cream balls.  I am hoping to learn how to use this in order to get my stash in control. This is one of the youtube videos that will be my guide. How to Wind a ball of yarn on the nostepinne. The lady in the video just says like a fun lady to be around. One of my kids giggled at the beginning of the video because she said some along the of nice flat balls. Enjoy and as always, Happy Knitting!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Please Help Crafting Sunshine Win!!!!!

Please Help Crafting Sunshine Charity Win!!!!!

Please help Crafting Sunshine win a contest!! Not only does Bev's site offer tons of free patterns for charities to use but they are offering a yarn prize!!!!! Visit their blog, then click Bev's Country Cottage Blog link. The blog that brings the most hits to Bev's website in August wins!! So simple!!!! Thanks!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Craft Talk

Craft Talk is an funny video by  Leslie Hall, about getting a little out of control when it comes to crafting. Can you ever get out of control when it comes to crafting? If so, is it really a bad thing?? It's better than going crazy with drugs or other equally addicting habits. A friend shared this on my Facebook profile last year with this lovely comment, "I didn't know you made a video!!" Such love from my friends. Hope you find this amusing & as always, Happy Knitting!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Look what I have learned to do!!

Look what I learn to do last night!!!!!!!! Yes, it is a crocheted washcloth!!!  I have been trying to learn how to crochet for years. People have patiencly tried to teach me, trying learning from many books, VHS tapes, DVDs, crochet related websites, blogs and youtube. Finally, I found a youtube video that helped. My husband is just thrilled I have another hobby that involves yarns! As always, Happy Crocheting, errr... Knitting.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

I hope everyone has a safe, enjoyable, and sunny Memorial Day weekend! A special thanks to all of the brave men and women that have served or that are currently serving our country!!  

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Foward

I would like to remind you to move your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed on Mar. 12 (tomorrow night). It is also a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when changing your clocks!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm back, this time for good! I promise!!

I had to take from blogging after the move to get everything organized in my new home, in the new school room and the online side of Crafting Sunshine. I am going to jump back in slowly with some knitting humor! Enjoy & as always, Happy Knitting!

My understanding husband can relate to this cartoon.

After being stuck in the house due to all the snow & rain this winter season, I thought about knitting sweaters for odd things around the house. LOL!