Archive | December, 2007

YarnCraft Episode 05 :: Men Who Knit & Crochet

11 Dec

Please note: Due to technical issues, this episode is no longer available.

Krochet KidsIn our last episode of 2007, we focus on men who knit and crochet. We interview animator and crocheter Aaron Duffy, Krochet Kids International’s Ryan Motley and Travis Hartanov, and Wendy Eidson, producer of the video “Real Men Knit.”

First, Liz and Zontee share a few of their personal “men who knit and crochet” stories, as well as a few about crocheting men at Lion Brand. Jessica then interviews animator and creative crocheter Aaron Duffy, whose animated work (check out the short film “The Special Guest” with its crocheted man!) you can see at and whose hats you can make for yourself with these patterns. Aaron also talks about his volunteer work, which he found through our Charity Finder.

Next, Jessica talks to Ryan Motley and Travis Hartanov of Krochet Kids International and learns about how a bunch of college guys and crochet are helping to fight poverty in Uganda. (Some of the guys are pictured above.) Learn more about KKI at their website.

Jessica also speaks to Wendy Eidson, creator of the video Real Men Knit. The trailer for the DVD has been a YouTube hit; see it here. You can also purchase the DVD by clicking here.

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life–Liz and Zontee are joined by Aaron Duffy, and the three of them share tips for yarncrafting on the go.

To leave your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! We may even feature you in an upcoming episode! For our next episode, leave a comment about your yarncrafting resolutions.

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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

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