Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Cute, Formal / Bridal, Outdoorsy, Eco-Friendly, Casual
I used a long knitting loom and scrap yarn that my grandmother had in her bag of yarn after she had past away.
What was your inspiration?
Well, there was so many things that I was thumbing through on the internet when it came to crocheting and knitting that I found the cowls. I was just experimenting with some extra yarn that my late grandmother had; and the long blue knitting loom that I just kept going and I ended up making this multicolored cowl for a child. It looked beautiful on my niece but she did not like the colors.
So I put the cowl in the box with the rest of crochet and knitted hats that I sell for a charity called Ride for Kids with Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. I have been a volunteer for the last 4 yrs. I like to find a good home for this and put the money that I used to sell this to a good cause. I also am looking for more yarn to make more not just for kids but for adults also.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud that I can make some beautiful things and sell them for a charity that I so much love. I love motorcycles and I love helping people for a good cause. I encourage those that are motorcycle riders and craft people to come together and ride for a good cause. I also work on many projects that others have order from me. My two projects that I am working on right now is an afghan for a 3 yr old that is a Flyers Fan and a dress for my niece that is pink and black trim.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I would tell others to experiment with different yarns and also try something that they have not tried before. I would say go and find out what type of knitting looms that they like and try many different things out with them.