Tag: Needle Crafters

Needle Crafters: Knitting Versus Crocheting

Diana Oleson Knitting versus crocheting, there is always a question of which should you choose to learn? Both are methods of stitching yarn together, just in different styles. Knitting Stitches form a V Requires a pair of long needles to form loops, moving a set of loops from one needle to another; the stitches are…

Needle Crafters

Jeanne and Diana working on lap robes for our Eloy veterans

Diana Oleson Happy Easter! The answer to last month’s coded message is “Luck of the Irish.” The Needle Crafters have delivered to the Veterans of Eloy 30 crochet hats and 20 crochet lap robes. Now we start all over again. A word to all you men who secretly want to learn to knit or crochet,…

Knitting and Espionage

Knitting Morse Code

Diana Oleson As far back as 1914, women have knitted for soldiers during war time, so it wasn’t uncommon for a woman to be sitting at her window knitting and watching the passing trains. As a train passed, she would make a bumpy stitch, for one type of train, then, when another passed, she would…

Needle Crafters

Diana Oleson Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and I hope everyone is staying healthy, during these trying times. The Needle Crafters donated 29 hats, 18 pairs of slippers as well as some miscellaneous items to “The Morning of Generosity.” Thank you to those who contributed to make this happen. Now we start over for…

The Needle Crafters Give Back

Diana Oleson Thank you to everyone who made doll blankets for Operation Christmas Child! We donated 47 of them. We will do the same for next year! The blankets are 20”x20”, and for anyone who is interested in making a blanket and needs a pattern, please let me know I can email a pattern to…

Never Too Old to Learn

Diana Oleson I was looking for something to make with all the embroidery thread that I have, and I came across a pattern for crochet earrings. The skeleton earrings and brooch were a lot of fun to make. My next project is going to be to learn to weave, this is something that I have always…

Join the Needle Crafters

Diana Oleson Happy Fourth of July! In May’s Spry Living there was an article titled “Knit Away Anxiety.” It stated that knitting is therapeutic because of the repetitive movements, which is relaxing. Some research has shown that online global sales of knitting and crocheting kits increased by more than 75% at the onset of the…

Never Too Late to Learn Something New

Diana Oleson June already! Wow! Hope everyone has managed to stay healthy during these trying times. Thought I would begin this article with a quote from Maya Angelou: “This is a Wonderful day I’ve never seen This day before.” I’ve challenged myself to learn something new and try something I have never done before. My…