Bernat Show Us Your Pompoms Contest

Put a pompom on it – share your favorite pompom creation for the chance to win $75 of Bernat On the Fringe!

To Enter

Take a photo of a project you’ve made that uses pompoms – knit, crochet, or other crafts.
Like the Bernat facebook page.
Upload your photo on Bernat facebook page by midnight EST on November 8, 2012.

Open to 18 years of age and resident of the U.S. (contiguous states only) or Canada.

To Win

Voting opens 1 am on November 8 and closes at 11:59 pm November 14.
Anybody who has liked the Bernat facebook page is eligible to vote.

The Prize

You could win 12 balls of Bernat On The Fringe, the ideal yarn to keep you chic in today’s faux fur trend!


Voting ends 11:59 pm EST on November 14, 2012.
You may vote once a day for each entry.
Voting for multiple entries is allowed.


Let’s create something!

I Love Yarn Day 2012

October 12th, 2012

I Love Yarn Day

Is national day to declare your LOVE for yarn!

You can Knit it, crochet it, wear it, post it, tweet it, carry it, share it, give it, or bomb it!
Are you loving on your yarn?
Can you find yarn items throughout your house?
Do you shop for yard more often then you really need?
Even if you just Knit / Crochet / Craft / spin / weave / love fiber every now and then, it’s ok!

Help spread the word about I Love Yarn Day!
This day is all about spreading that good feeling people have about yarn and yarn-related crafts.
It’s for you to affirm your passion for yarn.
This year will be the second annual I Love Yarn Day.
To participate all you need is your yarn and maybe a couple of friends.

Get Involved

  • Create an I Love Yarn Day badge
  • Teach someone to knit or crochet
  • Do something for charity
  • Wear a knitted or crocheted item
  • Give a gift of yarn
  • Take your yarn to work day
  • Host a yarn-a-bration party
  • Knit, crochet and craft in public


Any money generated from gear sales will be donated to the Warm Up America Foundation.
A 501C3 charity that has been providing warm clothing and afghans to people in need for more than 20 years.

Knitting abbreviations

You can find knitting abbreviations here.

Crochet abbreviations

You can find Crochet abbreviations here.

Need more incentive to love on your yarn?
Why don’t you try and win some yarn!

WIN Show us your love of yarn!

Go on the facebook page
There are three ways to enter: on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Take a photo showing your love of yarn!
‘Like’ the facebook page and fill out the form to submit an entry.
You can find the entry form here.
Or enter from your mobile phones via Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #YarnDayContest.
Have all your friends vote on your photo.


The Grand Prize winner will receive 365 skeins of yarn from prize sponsors: Bernat, Patons and Caron Yarns; Lion Brand Yarn; and Red Heart Yarns.
10 Runners-up will receive an I Love Yarn Day tote bag with a yarn-lovers’ collection of prizes valued at $300 each. Runners-up prizes are sponsored by All American Crafts (Knit ‘N Style, Knit 1•2•3 and Crochet 1•2•3), Annie’s (Creative Knitting and Crochet Magazine), Boye accessories, Clover Needlecraft accessories, Creative Partners’ books, Future US (Crochet Today magazine), Interweave (Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, and Knitting Daily TV), Leisure Arts (The Knook), Soho Publishing (Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Debbie Bliss magazine, Noro magazine), and TMA yarns.

How to Win

The 10 photo entries with the highest number of votes at the end of the contest period will each win the yarn-lover’s tote bag and prizes, and one photo entry will be selected from the Top 10 by a panel of Sponsor’s employees to win the Grand Prize, according to the following criteria: personality (33%), quality (33%), and representation of the I Love Yarn Day theme (33%).

Winners Announcement

Winners will be announced on October 26, 2012.


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Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder by Simplicity

Love to Knit and Crochet?
Always left with loose yarn?
You are going to love Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder by Simplicity!
Looking to buy it? You can find Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder

As you start to unbox, you will come across the instruction page.

Take Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder out of the box.
Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder will fit back nicely should you chose to store it in the box.

First look!

Use handle to place Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder on the table.

Lower the handle

Push down latch to secure section cup.
At this point Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder is as good as glued to the table.

Take your yarn and make sure it isn’t tangled.
It’s important so you’ll have even tension.

Let’s get started.

Thread yarn through the eye loop.

Zigzag across tension rod.
Behind first post, over second post and behind third post.

Thread though loop at the end of the guide bar.

Down through slits at end of the tube.

Plug your Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder into an electric wall outlet.

Turn Red dial slowly towards the bigger end of the triangle.

You can control the speed by turning the Red dial once the machine is winding the yarn.

Watch a ball of yarn form.

Ball of yarn will grow quickly.

Once it is done, turn Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder off by turning the Red dial.

Move guide bar.
Remove yarn from slit on tube.
Slide ball of yarn off.

Repeat for as many times as you need.
Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder will save you a lot of time.


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Knit a square… and make a cold child warm

Knit a square… and make a cold child warm

Please join KasCare’s knit-a-square project, where you can crochet or knit 8″/20 cm squares that are then put together to make blankets, hats, and other garments.  Started by two families in October 2008, one in Australia, the McDonalds and one in South Africa, the Lowries, this organization now has 5,000 committed members in over 40 countries with the goal of collecting 175,000 squares in 2011 and double that number in 2012!NOw, a registered charity under the name of KasCare
In early 2011 contributions are at 170,000 squares, representing over 7,000 blankets and more than 11,000 garments!

They need your help more than ever! The goal for 2011 is 175,000 (5,000 blankets), 5,000 hats and 2,000 knitted garments.


They are also accepting donations.

Like on facebook:

Join where you can find fabulous ideas, free crochet and knitting patterns

Are you a teacher interested in getting your class involved? Check out the  teacher resource page

Visit for additional information.

Contribute to this knitting project for the AIDS orphans of southern Africa and help the children keep warm and comfort.