In this episode, we bring you to the Knit-Out & Crochet event that took place at the Mall of America over President’s Day weekend to get firsthand accounts from the fashion shows, the demonstrations, and all of the excitement. Click here to visit our Flickr pool for photos from our booth.
Interviews include Lion Brand president David Blumenthal; Lion Brand staffers Kristy, Nadira, and Geni; crochet designers/authors Cecily Keim and Kim Werker (CrochetMe.com); volunteer “yarn doctor” (and YarnCraft fan) Debra Lea; Jane Niemi of the Machine Knitting Guild of Minnesota; and executive director of the Craft Yarn Council, Mary Colucci.
Patterns discussed in the episode include William the Hedgehog and products discussed include our new Woolspun and LB1878 cone yarns. To find out about your local Knit-Out & Crochet event, click here.
Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee share tips about how a basic rectangle can be the basis of all kinds of garments, from hats to sweaters. Some examples include:
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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
Show Notes (see above for more details):
00:14 Intro and welcome
01:44 Liz & Zontee talk to customers at the Knit-Out & Crochet event
05:50 David Blumenthal
15:14 Cecily Keim
16:50 Kim Werker
19:28 Nadira & Geni
23:10 Debra Lea
24:23 Jane Niemi
27:36 Mary Colucci
30:45 Stash This
38:28 Thanks to our guests