Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Domiknitter

Hi all! I am working with Lion Brand Yarn on their Yarn Heroes campaign. Check out their blog to see the other 14 Yarn Super Heroes! We want to spread the word about giving this season by encouraging all fiber artists to knit or crochet for charity. Love Scarf Project has been a wonderful inspiration for me for years now, and I wanted to post about the campaign here.  Hopefully to encourage you to donate to LSP's in your community, and better yet, to start your own!

18 years ago I watched the painful journey that my mother-in-law took, as she battled stage 4 melanoma cancer.  Watching a loved one suffer and pass away from such a crippling disease, left me feeling quite helpless.  As is most often the case when I feel helpless and out of control, I am drawn to my needles.  It is this time of year when I am missing my loved ones and counting my blessings, that I feel compelled to spread joy through the fiber arts.



You can too!  It's easy! Contact your local cancer center and ask them when is a good time to donate scarves or hats, and spread the word around to your knitter/crocheter friends.  Giving deadlines and reminders is good.  Pretty soon, you will have a wonderful pile of fiber goodness to give to those suffering and fighting their own battles.


My alter ego/yarn hero is the Domiknitter!  I am spreading the word by dressing up in this (ridiculous) awesome costume! I hope you feel inspired to start a movement today!  To help get you started, here is a free pattern for a super fast, chunky, scraptacular cowl.




Great news! By using coupon code YARNHEROES2016 at lionbrand.com you will get $5 off your yarn purchase above $20 for your KNITTING FOR CHARITY needs through December 15th. Pick ANY charity--this is a great time of year to spread joy through your fiber gifts!


Be a Yarn Hero!


SHOW US YOUR MORAL FIBER!

Follow me on instagram at the handle: domiknitter for some superhero goodness this next month!  And don't forget kristyglassknits instagram too ---there may be a  yarn giveaway coming soon------>

Monday, November 14, 2016

Scraptacular Cowl


Scraptacular Cowl
By Kristy Glass


Use up your scraps in a quick and easy cowl to give to your favorite charity.

Materials:
Jumbo Yarn (I suggest Lion Brand Yarn’s Color Clouds)

Or

Multiple Strands of Scarp Yarn held together to achieve a jumbo weight



Size 19 Straight Needles

Yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Skills: Knit Stitch, Mattress Stitch

Yardage: 40-50 yards

Size: Women (Men)

Loosely CO 30 (33) stitches.

Knit 12 rows.

Loosely cast off, leaving a long tail for seaming the cowl.

Line up both ends of the cowl –careful not to twist (unless you want a twist in it!), sew up the seam using the mattress stitch.


This cowl is meant to sit close to the neck as to avoid letting much cold air, flow.  Of course you can cast on as many as you want!  The more stitches you cast on, the looser the cowl will sit on the neck/collarbone.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR RHINEBECK SWEATER

This labor of love is getting so many great views and comments and messages and new subscribers and followers. My fiber community has just OPENED UP! SO much fun!

Enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kristy Glass Knits


I wanted to spread the word about my latest business venture. I started Kristy Glass Knits Youtube Channel and Instagram feed this month! I will be posting videos 2-3 times per week. It will feature interviews, yarnbombing, works-in-progress, lessons and ANYTHING I want to talk about regarding FIBER ARTS!  Please stop in!

INSTAGRAM: Kristy Glass Knits

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My loves

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While cooking she said:" Don't cut off my arm! Else I can't hug"

Outside trains are up
Inside trains are down
me: How do you know?
Because... I'm an expert

Loved all your help in the garden this summer.

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so proud of you for just going to ALL THE CAMPS with a great attitude and confidence. You came back a different kid, ready to tackle high school

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you had a little anxiety after your first day at swim team, but then swim team became your LIFE. Your team spirit and dedication was infections. You would NEVER miss a practice. You made great friends and learned how to make a mean egg sandwich. Your body changed!  You got lean and muscley! It was a joy watching you learn and grow on the swim team this summer.

Monday, August 29, 2016

18 Years

You will not believe how dysfunctional this "photoshoot" was.  I just wanted a little photo of us celebrating 18 years. Ridiculous.  Jason was paying special attention to the LIKES I was getting on my instagram feed surrounding these photos, so I made it a special mission to get him some followers over on instagram.  It was actually a fun element of our date night.  Happy 18 years honey!