By now, you may know I’m a fan of DIY’s Knitty Gritty. I like the show because I actually can learn techniques from it that I’ll use both in crochet and knitting.

Tonight, the topic was recycling garments either by frogging (they didn’t use the term on the show, I was disappointed), or just embellishing old knitted garments. There were techniques for adding knitting to fabric garments too which could work easily for crochet (i.e. use embroidery thread to put a blanket stitch edge around a hem, then pick up stitches and knit or crochet a decorative edge). So you could, for example, take a fabric t-shirt and add a crocheted skirt, turning it into a funky dress.

By the way, the guest on the show was Knitty’s Kristi Porter, it was the first time I’d seen someone from the world of online knitting on the show.

They also had Erika Knight talking up a new (?) yarn line from Rowan called R2. What do you know about it? Let me know.

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