Thursday, March 12, 2015

Online Classes on Sale at Craftsy

Would you like to spend more time doing what you love? Then consider taking advantage of Craftsy's sale on online classes at 50 percent off. The sale is good from today, March 12 until Monday, March 16.

If you do not like the course, Craftsy has a money-back guarantee, so what is there to lose?

Craftsy I am currently enrolled in the Crazy Quilting course with Allie Aller and it is fun. So, if you want to learn a new skill or learn something new in the one you love, take a look at these links and sign up.

Classes on Sale at Craftsy
Art & Photography Classes on Sale at Craftsy
Cake Decorating & Cooking Classes on Sale at Craftsy
Home & Garden Classes on Sale at Craftsy
Paper Crafts & Jewelry Classes on Sale at Craftsy
Sewing, Quilting & Embroidery Classes on Sale at Craftsy
Fiber Arts Classes on Sale at Craftsy

If you do sign up from one of these links, this blog will benefit since I am a Craftsy affiliate.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Colors in Vanna's Choice Acrylic Yarn at the Pen and Hook

I have added new colors of Vanna's Choice Yarn to The Pen and Hook this week and anyone who purchases at least one skein can get a 10 percent discount by using the code VANNA10 until March 16. 

Here are the new colors starting with Aqua:

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Aqua is a great color because it looks good on anyone and it's perfect for any season. How do you like Pink?

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Wouldn't it make a pretty afghan, scarf, or shawl for your favorite little girl?  It would also look nice with brown, don't you think? I'm thinking granny squares or even chevrons ...

With spring waiting in the wings, Fern would make a lovely shawl or shrug: 

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This creamy Beige would make a beautiful afghan for a wedding gift or an early Christmas project. 

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No matter what the season, black is always in. It looks a little lighter in the picture but this black is actually very dark. It would make a nice shawl, afghan or perhaps a bandanna. 

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According to Pantone, tangerine is a popular color for 2015 and this Radiant Orange yarn certainly fits the bill. When I first pulled it out of the box from Lion Brand, my eyes popped because it is so bright. And, since orange is not one of my favorite colors, I had to start thinking about things that I could do with it. How about making a little vest for kids who like to make believe that they are construction workers?  Or, if you have hunters in your life, this yarn would make much appreciated hats and mitts to keep them warm and safe.  If, your area high school uses orange as a color, make a scarf or a hat loaded with team spirit for that special teenager in your life. Also, if you just have someone who loves orange this would make something gorgeous that your special person would really appreciate.

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What are your ideas for using these yarns? 

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Scarves at the Pen and Hook

With Winter 2014 becoming history in just a couple of weeks, I have added a lighter weight scarf and cowl to the Pen and Hook. These new pieces are great for early spring when winter still has a tendency to throw temper tantrums. I hope you like them.

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The cowl is crocheted with merino wool and is perfect for adding pizzaz to a long-sleeved or short sleeved t-shirt. The gray scarf is made with Lion Brand Tweed Stripes. It is about 55 inches long so you can wrap it many ways to suit your tastes and the weather. You can find more information about these items by clicking on the links under the pictures. The links will take you to my Etsy store The Pen and Hook.

Have a great day!