Archive | January, 2008

YarnCraft Episode 08 :: Meet Author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs

29 Jan

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The Friday Night Knitting ClubIn this episode, we speak with Kate Jacobs, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Friday Night Knitting Club, which will be made into a movie produced by and starring Julia Roberts.

But first, Liz and Zontee tell us about their latest projects including an adorable Pirate Pal, some fun amigurumi animals, and a couple of cowls.

Kate talks about the themes of the book, including how knitting metaphor is a metaphor for life and the meaning and importance of true friendship. She also shares her own favorite knitting projects and discusses what knitting has meant to her personally through the years. Learn more about Kate’s work on KateJacobsBooks.com.

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Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life–With the central element of Kate Jacobs’ novel being a knitting club, Liz and Zontee discuss how to find a yarncrafting group in your area including the Lion Brand Club Finder, as well as the knit and crochet online community including Ravelry, canadian viagra generic, Crochetville, and Knitter’s Review.

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!

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

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YarnCraft Episode 07 :: On the Set with Vanna White

15 Jan

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Vanna WhiteIn a special episode, we go behind the scenes with Vanna White, co-host of America’s longest running game show, Wheel of Fortune.

Jessica talks to Vanna from her dressing room at Wheel of Fortune and discovers how much time Vanna really spends making crocheted gifts, who she makes them for, and how she connected with the charity that benefits from the sale of her new yarn, Vanna’s Choice. Jessica also speaks to David Blumenthal, president of Lion Brand, as he shares his personal stories of working with Vanna White for the last 13 years.

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life–Inspired by Vanna’s charity work, Liz and Zontee talk about different ways to connect to charities including the Lion Brand Charity Connection and subscribing to our Newsletter. Find out the top three things you should keep in mind when yarncrafting for charity.

To leave your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! We may feature you in an upcoming episode! Tune in next time, when we speak to author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs, which is being made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.

Look for YarnCraft on Blubrry.com.

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

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YarnCraft Episode 06 :: Resolutions & New Beginnings

2 Jan

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It’s our first episode of 2008. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! In this episode, we focus on resolutions and new beginnings. So get ready to start your yarncrafting year off right!

First, Liz and Zontee talk about their crafting resolutions–find out how Liz is going to avoid a repeat of last year’s three unfinished sweaters. They also share what’s happening in 2008 at Lion Brand, including items in the newest Lion Design catalog, which should be arriving in your mailbox within the next few weeks.

Instructables robot knittingNext Liz interviews Eric Wilhelm and Christy Canida of Instructables, a website with instructions from users like you ranging from crafts to cooking to life-lessons. Find out more out about this new way to learn about techniques and to share your own yarncrafting skills with others.

Enter the Lion Brand Slideshow Challenge at Instructables.com and you could win one of 10 $25 Lion Brand gift certificates. To enter, submit photos of a finished project and tell us how and why you made it. Then, help us judge the contest by voting for your favorite projects. To find out details and official rules, visit the contest page.

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life–Liz and Zontee share ways to stay organized and on task in the new year (one of their resolutions). Keep on top of your projects (and other to-dos) with online programs like Remember the Milk and Ta-da Lists.

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! Tune in next time, when Vanna White, co-host of Wheel of Fortune and inveterate crocheter, joins us!

Look for YarnCraft on Blubrry.com.

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

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