We want our knitting TV!

Have you heard about this awesome new project? Our favorite knitting host is coming back to TV with a killer show about knitting. Vickie Howell, who hosted "Knitty Gritty" has a new show series all planned out and ready to go. She just needs our help! 

"The Knit Show with Vickie Howell" will be a new program on digital media so anyone anywhere can watch the show at any time and any pace. That's awesome. Are you a beginning knitter in Pennsylvania? Or are you an experienced knitter in Australia? It doesn't matter! Vickie and a plethora of designers, experts, and industry superstar guests will be right there with you. 

There will be two guests (including me! and some Ewe Ewe yarn that you love!) plus a full studio of knitters for each episode. This will be the first community-funded and internationally accessible episodic knitting how-to series which makes it a literal DIY of a DIY show. Awesome! 

Take a few minutes and watch Vickie explain the reasons why you should help this show get made:

If you decide to sponsor Kickstarter be sure to check out all of the great rewards that are available as a thank you for your support. If you loved "Knitty Gritty" (I know I did!) then help Vickie get this new show off the ground.

Visit "The Knit Show with Vickie Howell" on Kickstarter to show your support. Go to Kickstarter >

Quick Crochet Earrings {free crochet pattern and tutorial}

Here's another fun jewelry accessory you need to make. These little Quick Crochet Hoop Earrings are so cute, a great yarn stash-buster and perfect for summer. Make a couple pairs today!

Quick Crochet Hoop Earrings

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #108
Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: one size 

You will need about 5 yards of your favorite color of Wooly Worsted yarn, two 1" hoop earrings, scissors, a size J/10 6mm crochet hook and a darning needle for weaving in ends.

To begin, make a slip knot about 4" from the end of the yarn. Slip the loop on the crochet hook.

Insert yarn through the opening of the earring, wrap the yarn around the hook from back to front and draw this loop through the loop on the hook. 1 slip stitch made.

Insert the hook through the hoop, wrap the yarn and draw up a loop. 

Wrap the yarn around the hook and draw this loop through the two on the hook. 1 single crochet made.

Continue working in this manner -- Insert the hook through the hoop, wrap the yarn and draw up a loop, Wrap the yarn around the hook and draw this loop through the two on the hook -- making single crochet stitches around the earring hoop.

There will be about 16-18 stitches on your earrings. 

Cut the yarn leaving about a 4" tail. Pull the yarn through the last stitch on the hook to finish off.

Weave in the yarn ends and...

You're done! How fun was that? So much fun that you get to do it one more time. Repeat for the second earring.

Click here to download the Quick Crochet Hoop Earrings PDF crochet pattern.