Spring Scarves have Sprung!

Spring is here! Luckily, this doesn’t mean it’s time to put away our scarves. Chunky winter scarves can hit the closet, but it’s time for lighter, more colorful scarves to hit the town! Here are some patterns for great stylish and fun spring scarves.

Crochet Ruffle Scarf (via JimmyBeansWool)

Really cool Spring Tendril Scarf (via Crochet Uncut)

Airy Shells Scarf (this looks so cute in yellow!) (via Crochet Uncut)

Dreaming of Spring Scarf (via Ravelry)

Guerilla Knitting

A town in New Jersey has found itself covered in mysterious knitting! The “midnight knitters” have slowly adorned trees, signs and even pay phones around the city with their brightly colored yarn creations. The police in West Cape May are investigating the knitting, which has been deemed “graffiti.” Meanwhile, the knitters, who describe themselves as “mystery knitters who are sick of knittin kitten mittens,” have started a websiteFacebook and Myspace pages, and gained national media attention. Here are some photos of the knitters’ handiwork– is it graffiti or public art? Tell us what you think!

Kiss me, I’m a fiber artist!

It seems like New Year’s Eve was just last week– but here we are with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner! St. Patrick’s day is a holiday that’s rich with historical traditions, and dressing up can be so much fun! Here are a few ways to decorate yourself with your own handmade items:

For a small way to show your St. Patty’s day spirit, grab your crochet hook and make this clover to pin on a sweater or jacket. Or, pull out your beads and make this quick Leprechaun Hat pin!

To spread Irish cheer around your house, check out these knitting patterns for a shamrock cloth and a coffee cozy!

For another quick way to celebrate, find some pretty green yarn and create this cable knit headband!

With these ideas, you’ll be able to celebrate with cheer and avoid any St. Patrick’s day pinches! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Laurel Hill!