Category - Inspiration

Color Pooling

Color pooling is a trend that is on the rise. There is more to color pooling than meets the eye. It is a matter of trial and error to get the look that you wish to achieve. Not all yarns have the proper variegation to get the tartan design that is being flashed around the web. Red Heart is the most readily used for this pattern. We wanted to see...

Crafting Trends: Elephants !

Crafting trends are constantly changing, this can be easily seen by logging into your social media accounts. On social media pictures of projects and patterns are always being shared, liked, and appearing on everyone’s Timelines, many of which follow a theme. One trend that we have seen has been all about Elephants. I decided to gander at...

Lookalike Fashion

Jessica Simpson is a trend setter for young women and active moms. She has done everything from singing, starring in movies to creating her own line of shoes, clothing, and accessories and even has a maternity line. Wouldn’t you love to replicate her style? Jessica is seen here wearing a beige turtleneck style poncho. We have poncho kit to...

What I Wish I Knew

I have knit for as far back as I can remember. When I learned to knit, I learned on my grandma’s aluminum Boye knitting needles.  I always loved to walk in her house and hear the clicking of her working on whatever project she was in the midst of. I would go in her yarn closet and stick my head in the many, many pink Mary Maxim bags of yarn...

Celebrity Lookalike Fashion

For many years we have looked to celebrities and well-known artists to see what trends to follow or the newest style of clothes to wear. There is even television make-over shows that help your everyday gal or guy get a similar look of celebrities. They show them how to do it for a fraction of the cost of the high-end items celebrities or models...

Mary Maxim Prism Yarn

Mary Maxim Prism is a favorite yarn here at Mary Maxim, and for good reason; the 12 colors are amazing and the feel and texture is unlike our other yarns. Prism is hand dipped, which gives it it’s extra vibrant color. Prism is a DK/ sport weight yarn that is spun loosely to give the feel of a hand spun yarn and creates thick and thin areas...