Category - Inspiration

National Craft Month

National Craft Month was started in 1994 by the National Craft and Hobby Association. It was designed to help people rediscover the joys and benefits of crafting in all of its many forms. Aside from all of our Knit and Crochet items, we wanted to tell you about some of the other types of craft items we carry at Mary Maxim. We encourage you to...

Couture Jazz

The trend of “big” yarn looks like it is here to stay! Crafters all over are loving the ability to work up a project in no time using these big puffy yarns and a huge needle, hook or even their arms. We are excited to bring you Couture Jazz from Premier Yarns! Couture Jazz is a very unique yarn; when you look closely, it is actually a...

Super Bowl Projects

The Super Bowl is right around the corner but there is still time to whip yourself up a few accessories to show your team spirit for the big game! We have put together a few quick projects that can be made using Mary Maxim Starlette or Red Heart Team Spirit. If you are rooting for the New England Patriots we would suggest Starlette in Navy, Red...

The Classic Ripple Blanket

The Ripple Afghan is a classic pattern that has been made for decades by both knitters and crocheters alike. We are sure that you, like many of us, remember the 1970’s Ripple with orange, brown and cream. Now, they are being redesigned with more modern colors and more stitch detail. We have many Ripple patterns here at Mary Maxim, ranging...

Macy’s Lookalike Fashion

While browsing this shopping season, we noticed that there were a lot of styles and textures similar to our sweater kits. We wanted to see how well we could match our sweaters to trending items from Macy’s department store. Nothing beats the satisfaction of someone asking where you bought your cute sweater and being able to say, “I...

#OneLessInNeed

This holiday season we wanted to use our crafting gift for good and truly encourage others to do the same. In the U.S. at any given time there are over 500,000 homeless individuals. As we come into our coldest months, we feel like it only makes sense to do what we can with what we have to help as many people as possible. We want to spread the word...

Wins/Losses Scarf

The baseball season has come to an end, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. My team the Detroit Tigers did not make it to the play-offs but I was able to make this wonderful scarf to show off this seasons triumphs and defeats. If you missed it, here is the original post with the scarf pattern. We had such a great time doing this as a group...