If you’re like me, then you are totally, completely, hopelessly addicted to yarn. As soon as I hear of a yarn sale, I immediately start looking for a pattern for my new skeins before I’ve even bought them! I get excited to crochet Christmas gifts before the summer has even ended, and I knit far more gloves and scarves in the wintertime than I could ever wear. I don’t know if I’m hooked on yarn crafts because they’re relaxing to create or because I adore the coziness (doesn’t the idea of a soft crochet afghan on a chilly autumn day make you smile?). There are dozens of reasons to love crochet and knitting crafts, but you don’t have to spend dozens of dollars to get your fix. Just in time for I Love Yarn Day on October 17, 2015, get crafty on the cheap with daily discounts on all of your favorite brands and colors at CutRateCrafts.com!
Although I like to create yarn crafts all year round, most of my friends and family only want to receive my creations once the weather begins to cool. This always correlates with football season. As soon as kids head back to school, I start receiving requests for scarves and hats in school colors, and afghans to stay warm while fans cheer on their favorite team. My secret for projects like these? Skeins of team spirit yarn! Available in color combinations that are great matches for professional teams, self-striping yarns make it easy to create homemade items that show off school or team pride. Keep it classic with Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn or Deborah Norville Go Team Yarn, or jazz up your crafts with Red Heart Boutique Sashay Team Spirit Yarn. Just choose the university or team that you want to cheer for, and select the yarn that matches. You can even create an amigurumi mascot to show your support!
I know several students who have left home for their first year of college. The first semester away is always the most difficult: between moving into the dorms and making new friendships and balancing collegiate classes, it’s a time full of transitions. And although every college student is excited to receive a care package full of popcorn, candy and Ramen noodles, they would also appreciate a sentimental touch that reminds them of home. That’s why I love Hometown USA yarn from Lion Brand. Each skein was designed to be reminiscent of a city in the United States… perfect for someone who is feeling a bit homesick. You’ll be surprised at how accurate these skeins capture the essence of USA’s most memorable cities. From Honolulu Pink to Tampa Spice to Savannah Sage, these yarns are beautiful and easy to work with. And don’t feel confined to only using the yarn that represents your hometown. Give a casual weekend bag a carefree touch with San Diego Navy, or create something chic with New York White. Just choose the destination that inspires you, and get crafting!
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