December 20, 2013

Design Your Own Knit Cap with the My Mountain Yarn App!

Use My Mountain Yarn to create bold, youthful outerwear!
Schachenmayr has been a leading producer of robust, high-quality knit and crochet yarn since 1822, and we take great pride in carrying their My Mountain line in our retail stores and on Our favorite thing about My Mountain is its bold color palette and its youthful allure. It is ideal for creating teen and young adult beanie caps, unique scarves, and a variety of other cold-weather apparel items.

To help you create the perfect cap with your My Mountain yarn, Schachenmayr has released an innovative app that allows you to try on a variety of different styles using only your Android or Apple device!

My Mountain Hat Designer app interface
Simply download the app using the links above, snap a "selfie" using your smartphone's camera, and then try on the variety of different cap styles. Once you've decided on a style, download the free pattern and corresponding shopping list and you're almost ready to begin creating your cap!

Replace the grey figure with your "selfie" for a digital try-on!
From here, you can share your My Mountain designer cap on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. The app allows for seamless integration of all your social media outlets, making it easy to share your project with friends, family and fellow knitters. Take a peek at our online selection of My Mountain Yarns to begin coordinating your cap color scheme!

December 18, 2013

Weekly How-To Project: Craft Stick Snowman

A perfect kids' craft that doubles as a quaint decoration!
Need a quick, simple craft to help entertain your little ones while you wrap gifts, finish off decorating the tree, or simply kick back and celebrate completing your Christmas shopping? This craft stick snowman is exactly what you're looking for. All it requires is a handful of craft sticks, acrylic paint, hot glue, googly eyes and a few other items, and you're set! Once your little completes this piece, it can be displayed as a cute decoration, or mounted on the refrigerator with the help of a magnet.

The craft stick snowman is just one of the many Christmas how-to articles we have available at Take a peek at what else there is to create, then share your work with us on Facebook!

December 17, 2013

Join the Dark Side With Help from Camelot Cottons!

Character Collage from Dark Side by Camelot
Who knew? Joining the Dark Side doesn't have to be all bad. This new release from Camelot Cottons features licensed artwork from every sci-fi junky's favorite series, Star Wars! A vibrant primary color scheme of red, yellow and blue ties the bold, comic-like prints together. The best part about this line of textiles? They feature glow in the dark accents!

Character Collage II from Dark Side by Camelot
Galactic Empire from Dark Side by Camelot
Rebel Alliance from Dark Side by Camelot
Use this awesome grouping to revamp your little one's room, create an awesome colorful glow in the dark quilt, apparel or just about any fun novelty fabric craft you can think of! In case you're wondering, these fabrics are totally safe for quilting, cutting and regular machine washing. The glowing accents require about 30 minutes of exposure to light, and they will continue to glow for 10-15 minutes after each charge. Ready to embark on your Jedi training? Take me to the Dark Side collection!