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The knitting and crochet online community is a thriving place, full of chances to connect with other yarncrafters and great content. Lion Brand is excited to be part of this space. Thank you for joining us!
In our first podcast, meet Jessica Abo, and join her as she visits the Lion Brand Design Center in New York City. She interviews Ilana Rabinowitz, V.P. of Marketing, and finds out why we’ve created this podcast and what we’re looking forward to.
|The pink dress made by Jessica’s grandmother for her|
Jessica also asks Zontee Hou, who edits our newsletter and online content, and Liz Shaw, from our design department, about the surprising results of our recent podcast survey, the online knitting and crochet community and their favorite — and your favorite — blogs.
…And that some of your favorite blogs include:
To leave your comments, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com or post a message to the blog. For our next two episodes, tell us what inspires you to knit or crochet, or about the best (or worst) knit or crochet gift that you’ve given or received.
Look for YarnCraft on Blubrry.com.
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:01 Intro and welcome
00:41 Introduction of show host, Jessica Abo
01:43 Interview with Ilana Rabinowitz
03:51 Ilana explains why and how Lion Brand decided to podcast
04:51 Ilana explains the name YarnCraft
05:30 Goals for the YarnCraft podcast
06:23 Interview with Zontee Hou and Liz Shaw of Lion Brand Yarn
08:06 Introduction of the survey
08:20 Zontee discusses interesting survey findings
08:35 Goals for the survey
08:52 Zontee and Jessica talk about Ravelry and other knitting/crocheting communities
09:42 Liz discusses her favorite yarn and gives advice to new knitters
11:58 Liz shares what YarnCraft means to her
13:34 Liz discusses Ravelry and other social network groups
14:10 Liz’s picks for favorite blogs and podcasts
15:58 Community favorites
16:40 Thanks to listeners and Lion Brand team
17:04 Preview of next episode: What inspires you to knit or crochet?