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December 11, 2017
Warm Up America!'s Hurricane...
It’s almost Christmas and the season of giving is once again upon us.  To mark the spirit of Christmas, I’m going to share my experience in South Texas helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Read on to hear all about my trip helping in people’s homes and handing out Warm Up America! donations! Almost three months ago, I had the opportunity to go to one of the cities affected by Hurricane Harvey, Beaumont, TX, to help people whose homes were hit. I went with a group of...
November 30, 2017
Sarah Makes: Tunisian Crochet
If you’re like me, I learned how to crochet before I learned how to knit. Crochet looked easier to me and I’d heard that it was quicker than knitting. Now I know how to do both (or at least the basics) and as I was perusing Pinterest one day, I came across a term I knew nothing about (Tunisian crochet) and I really liked the fabric it created. Tunisian crochet is a cross between knit and crochet - you use a crochet hook but like knitting, you keep several stitches on the hook. The big...
November 13, 2017
Gobble up these fun Thanksgiving...
It’s almost Thanksgiving and you know what that means - another round of Holiday projects! Read on for our favorite Thanksgiving project ideas, which would make wonderful additions to your table or home decor, plus there's even a crafty yarn project to keep the kids busy while the turkey is cooking. And give thanks for our Pinterest board with even more ideas!   #1. Crocheted turkey #2. Pumpkin napkin rings #3. Turkey coasters #4. Cornucopia   #5. Turkey wreath #6....
November 07, 2017
How to tap into the online knit/crochet...
If you are a part of the online yarn community, you know following the right bloggers and makers can be a huge advantage while growing your skills as a knitter or crocheter. Having the support of experienced knitters and crocheters can help provide you with inspiration, new skills, and help you get past problems you may encounter while crafting. So how do you get plugged into this community? Here are 5 easy steps! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook this month to learn more about each...
November 07, 2017
Warm up America's! #GivingTuesday
Facebook is a powerful tool to not only connect people across large distances, but to shed light on important causes too. This year, Facebook is hosting #givingtuesday on November 28. #Givingtuesday is a global giving movement in the United States and in countries around the world. On #givingtuesday, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in by donating and fundraising on their behalf. We hope you will consider a...
October 31, 2017
Sarah Makes: Finger Crochet
For my October “Sarah Makes” post, I struggled all month with what to write about. I’ve been practicing several different crochet techniques lately and couldn’t decide which one I actually wanted to write about. I finally landed on finger crochet and here is my experience! As usual, I was in the office one day and I decided to check out the in-office yarn stash. I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for but realized that finger crochet would probably be easier with a bulkier yarn. I...
October 25, 2017
Spooky projects sure to haunt this...
Halloween is right around the corner and that means it’s time to bust out your needles, hooks, pompom makers and more to make the spookiest decorations in town. From monsters to spiders, we’ve got a roundup of the best Halloween inspiration.
October 23, 2017
Introducing: Unboxing with Warm Up...
Have you ever wondered what goes into the work that Warm Up America! does? The Craft Yarn Council’s partner charity receives packages every single day containing anything from afghans to scarves to socks. If you want a behind the scenes look into what it takes to go through all of our donations, then tune into our Facebook every Tuesday as we unbox YOUR donations! Make sure to watch every time or you could miss the opening of your box. Your illustrious hosts,...
October 18, 2017
Five reasons why I Love Yarn Day was...
I Love Yarn Day is a huge hit every year and this year was no exception. Our Facebook Yarn Bomb was a success and hundreds of people posted their favorite #ILoveYarnDay pictures on social media, with a combined  reach of over 1.4 million. Here are five reasons why we think I Love Yarn Day was so great this year!
October 13, 2017
Yarn for your Buck
I Love Yarn Day is almost here and we’ve got a few tips to help you make the most of the day. Yarn is great but it can also be expensive. Digging into your yarn stash is always an option, but what if that new project pattern calls for more yarn than you can afford? This month we talked to some of your favorite makers, including Stephanie from @allaboutami, Jess from @makeanddocrew, Alexandra from @twoofwands and Kelly from @knitbrooks to bring you seven ways to get the most yarn for...
October 11, 2017
How to stay on top of projects
Let’s face it: as someone who knits or crochets (or weaves, spins, or bombs), you probably have several projects going on at any one time. It can be tempting to set down a project and start a new one, or set down several projects. Sometimes that new pattern is too cute to pass up! While it’s not bad to have several projects going on at one time, it can easily become overwhelming. Not only do you need somewhere to store your many skeins of yarn, but you need to keep up with each...
September 29, 2017
Sarah Makes: Granny Squares
‘Sarah Makes’ is a new series featuring projects by CYC’s very own Sarah Guenther, who serves as the PR Coordinator. Each month Sarah will try a new project and write about her experience. Stay tuned for next month’s project!