Kid Friendly Knitting Needles

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

Between the pool and the park and camp and play dates, summer can be a whirlwind of activity, and even the most energetic kids will sometime need a quiet activity to do in the cool of the indoors. If you have a burgeoning knitter this summer, or a child interested in learning to knit, but you aren’t ready to hand over your good needles, why not put the kids to work making their own knitting needles?

Here’s what you need


Dowels – 1/4 inch and or 3/8 inch
Pencil sharpener
220 grit sandpaper
Rocks, buttons or beads, even small toys
Hot glue or super glue

If you have longer dowels, cut them into pairs of even lengths, 12 inches long works well but you can go shorter depending on your preference.


Using the small hole of the sharpener for the 1/4 inch dowels or the larger hole for the 3/8, sharpen the end of each dowel until you have an almost sharp point.

Sand the sharpened end until smooth, then sand the shaft of the dowel to make sure there are no nicks in the wood to catch on the yarn.


Using either the hot glue or super glue, attach the beads, buttons or rocks to the flat end of the dowel.

Allow the glue to dry before using.

** a 1/4 inch dowel give you a size 10 1/2 knitting needle, a 3/8 inch dowel makes a size 15, both are great sizes for beginning knitters, especially when paired with a bulky yarn.

Free Stuff Friday!!

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It’s another lovely Friday, and we are so excited to give away another prize! One lucky winner will receive this amazing Clover Bamboo Circular Needle Gift Set!

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This set includes seven 29 inch bamboo circular needles in sizes ranging from 7 – 15, all in a roll up carrying case!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  Do you live in the country, suburbs, or city?

If the comment box is not below, scroll to the top and click “comments”.

Fashionable Friends

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

Peg’s Crafting Corner

Fashionable Friends All-Occasions Card

Friends like fashion, shopping and spending time with each other, but sometimes that is impossible to do.  Send this card to someone that you are thinking of or are wishing you could be spending time with doing some shopping.  Add a little note with your shopping itinerary and maybe she’ll decide to join you!

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Stitch Marker For Knitters

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

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Just the thing to make for your favorite knitter. Using beads or charms that fit their personality can really make these a special gift. Stitch markers are used to mark a place in the knitted piece or help count rows. They are useful tools that are easy to make.

Supplies

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

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It’s Monday again, and that means it’s time to give away another wonderful prize! Our lucky winner will be walking away with a Clover Bamboo Circular Needle Gift Set! Congratulations to… Monica!

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This set includes seven 29 inch bamboo circular needles in sizes ranging from 7 – 15, all in a roll up carrying case!

The winning answer to “If you could invent a flavor of ice cream, what would it be?” is…

“Peanut butter sundae ice cream! It would have vanilla ice cream (best ever sundae base), peanut butter cups, fudge, peanut butter sauce, and real whipped cream all swirled in! Mmmmmmm…”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

Free Stuff Friday!!

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free-stuff-friday

It’s Friday again, and I’m really excited to give away our next prize! One lucky winner will receive a Clover Bamboo Circular Needle Gift Set!

5.2

This set includes seven 29 inch bamboo circular needles in sizes ranging from 7 – 15, all in a roll up carrying case!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  If you could invent a flavor of ice cream, what would it be?

If the comment box is not below, scroll to the top and click “comments”.

Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Monday! Someone’s luck is coming in handy today, it’s time to announce our Free Stuff Friday Winner! Congratulations to… Mary! Knit to your heart’s content with the Boye NeedleMaster Set!

Boye the Needlemaster Set

Never look for the right needle again with this interchangeable needle set. Includes needles from size 2 – 15, interchangeable cords to create circular knitting needles, and various accessories.

The winning answer to “Do you watch TV or listen to music while crafting?” is…

“Music is a part of the process for me. The choice of music dictates the mood or energy I want for the project in mind.”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

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