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Stitch for a Cause Blog

March for Babies 2010
Advocacy Day 2009
Knit One, Save One
Women's Scarf Project
Help for Homeless Animals
Charmed Knits Knit-a-long
 
VIDEOS
WHAS11 News Story on Knit One, Save One video

What Kind of World Do You Want video

Help for Homeless Animals video
 
GREAT READS
Kids Knitting
by Melanie Falick
Knitting (Kids Can Do It)
by Judy Sadler

Teen Knitting Club: Chill Out and Knit Some Cool Stuff
by Jennifer Wenger, Carol Abrams, and Maureen Lasher
Kids Can Knit
by Carolyn Clewer
 
 


Patterns
Stitch for a Cause Easy Preemie Hat (Knit & Crochet version)
Easy Crochet and Knit Patterns for Beginners
Knitting Pattern Central
Free Scarf Patterns


Great Knitting Sites
Bev's Country Cottage (LOTS of great baby and preemie patterns. We also made the hat tree (photo) mentioned on her site and it's great!)
Knitting.About.com
Knitty
The Daily Knitter
Knitters Review

Craft Yarn Council of America


Knitting/Craft Blogs--Daily happenings in the knitting world
Bev's Journeyings (Bev of Bev's Country Cottage)
Crafting for Charity
25 Things for Charity
Oddball Charity Blanket KAL (that stands for "Knit-along")
The Blue Blog
WendyKnits
Really Crafty
Knitted Toys
WhimsyKnits

Springfield Stitches for a Cause


Fun Projects for Kids
Dye Wool With Kool-Aid (Kool-Aid dyeing is fun and smells good!--can be done in the microwave)
Make a Spool Knit Teddy Bear (this pattern is relatively easy and makes a cute bear--try a BULKY weight wool yarn instead of using two strands as stated in the pattern. Also, you can NOT get 8-10 bears out of one skein of Lion Wool, but you can get 2 or 3.)
Make Knitting Needles With Jewelry Beads (We love making our own needles--here's a tutorial I created that shows how to use store-bought beads to make your own knitting needles. With the kids, we just use Sculpey clay on the ends--less fuss!)
Make Your Own Knitting Needles (video) (A great video-tutorial!)
Make Your Own Knitting Needles 2 (another tutorial with pictures--very easy to understand and colorful)
Knit a Bean Bag (a fun pattern we've adapted)
Finger Knit (fun to do--can make belts, head bands, and even scarves with your finger knitting)


Crafting Help
Teaching Kids to Knit (some tips from a teacher--posted on the Wool Works site. Will post our tips soon.)
KnittingHelp.com (tips and videos to teach you beginner to advanced knitting techniques)
Chic Knits Tips
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Crochet 911 and Knit 911 (help with solving those emergencies that inevitably happen)


Charity Knitting
Charmed Knits (a knit-along that runs through August for fans of Harry Potter. Knit a Hogwarts House hat with a free pattern from Alison Hansel's book, Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter. Collected hats will be donated to Warm Woolies, helping warm impoverished children who would otherwise suffer from cold.)
Project Linus (providing security blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized)
Warm Woolies (providing clothing for poverty-stricken children who would otherwise suffer from cold)
Mother Bear Project (delivers handknit bears to children affected by HIV/AIDS in developing nations)
Red Scarf Project (delivers scarves and care packages to college students who have aged out of foster care)
Snuggles Project (providing security blankets for shelter animals)

Warm Up America! (helping provide warmth and comfort to families in need)
The Dulaan Project (providing warm clothing to meet the urgent needs of impoverished people in Mongolia, where temperatures can plunge to -40 F)


Online Craft Stores
KnitPicks.com (very reasonable prices and great quality yarn)
Patternworks.com
Joann.com (great prices on knitting supplies--used this site to put together inexpesive knitting kits for new members. We LOVE the Boye Balene II knitting needles)
Fabric.com
MisterArt.com (a great site for supplies like PENTEL Pastel Fabric Crayons we use for picture quilts)


Louisville Area Yarn Shops
Sophie’s Fine Yarn Shoppe (an excellent yarn shop with great service--run by a KCD parent)
131 S English Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40245
(502) 244-4927

Hobby Lobby
7500 Jefferson Blvd
Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 968-3154

Michael's
10221 Westport Rd
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 412-4922

Ben Franklin's Crafts
11804 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 245-9259

Hancock Fabrics
1959 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 499-0086

 

 

 

 

 

 

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