I'm looking for a knitting or crocheting book or magazine for my 12-year-old granddaughter. She already does basic knitting and crocheting. I'm looking for something that will give her directions for projects and help her to expand her skills. I've seen Kids Knitting suggested in a previous AskMe, but I'm wondering if there are other books that would be good. Is there a magazine subscription that might be better? Her parents are very religious, so famous knitting book with the word "bitch" in the title is out.
I need to knit/crochet my dachshunds some sweaters since regular dog sweaters aren't long enough for wiener dog body shapes. Our dogs would wear these every day (not just as occasional costumes on holidays) and thus these sweaters would be subjected to a lot of wear and tear and go through the wash frequently. What kind of yarn would be best for this particular application? Thanks!
What are your go-to craft projects for gift giving? What handmade goods do you like to receive? [more inside]
I'm looking for links/books/a place to start researching to find out more about the origin of afghan blankets. I just ordered the yarn to knit a largish blanket of my own design. In thinking of a name for the pattern I got to wondering whether the word "afghan" as applied to blankets really had anything to do with Afghanistan. [more inside]
I want to find pattern books that aren't written in pattern shorthand. [more inside]
I have found other questions here about garter belts and garters, but those probably apply more to the flimsy-ass tights material than what I'm talking about. Yarnie folks who have done this, let me know what you'd recommend! [more inside]
What should I knit or crochet as gifts for friends and family who are having babies? [more inside]
HelpMeNameMyThingFilter: I need a name for a women's group I'm co-leading where we learn to knit, crochet, bake, can, garden, and quilt together. More details inside. [more inside]
[Knitting/Crochet Filter] Help me find a great bag for my crochet projects and supplies. [more inside]
I'm pretty sure I have bed bugs. I've kept my considerable stash of knitting yarn next to my bed. Can I salvage it? [more inside]
I'm taking a beginner's crochet course soon, with a view to going on to do amigurumi and maybe (much further down the line) trying a hand at knitting. What do you wish you knew when you started? [more inside]
The history of knitted cozies around bike racks... [more inside]
I'm trying to teach myself to knit/crochet and have found that one of the major barriers to learning is the yarn - acrylic yarn to be exact. It irritates my skin. [more inside]
Can a novice in Boston turn casual crafting into a social outlet? [more inside]
Can you recommend a yarn that won't make me feel sick? [more inside]
No more scarves or hats! Looking for non-hippydippy crochet or knitting projects. [more inside]