Friday, April 20, 2012

Flat Maddy Friday!

One of our long-time customers recently e-mailed us the sweetest little picture of her new friend "Flat Maddy".  Flat Maddy is a self-portrait drawing of actual girl Maddy who is participating in a school project based on the childrens book "Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown.  The Flat Stanley Project is used in many schools to teach reading and writing but also to get kids excited about those subjects.  We think this is awesome and wish Girl Maddy and Flat Maddy the very best in their adventures! Thanks Jenn for sharing her with us!  Flat Maddy has now officially visited and played in the yarn at Jimmy Beans Wool! :)


For those of you out there who might be new to knitting or crocheting like "Flat Maddy" and would like to learn, here are a few of our how-to videos so that you can get started! To learn, all you need is some worsted weight yarn, either knitting needles or a crochet hook, and a positive mindset!

Knitting- How to Cast On Stitches:



For how to Knit after you've cast on, view our English Style and Continental Style videos at the provided links. Pick the way that is easiest to you!

How to Crochet:



Happy knitting and crocheting and we hope you all have a great weekend!!

-Kristen & the Jimmy Beans Wool Team

P.S. Have you heard about the Stitch Red Campaign for Heart Disease Awareness? Check it out at www.stitchred.com!

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