Archive | May, 2008

YarnCraft Episode 16 :: Get Crafty–Interviews with Innovative Crafters

20 May

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Amigurumi Display at Maker FaireIn this episode, Liz and Zontee share their interviews from the Maker Faire, which took place on May 3rd and 4th in the Bay Area in California, an incredible event with makers and crafters of all sorts of things, from robots to clothing.

Join us as we talk with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Natalie Zee Drieu and Becky Stern of Craft Magazine, Kathy Murillo–the Crafty Chica, Corey Fogel–the knitting drummer, Kelley Dean Crowley, and knitters and crocheters taking classes at our booth.

Patterns mentioned by Liz & Zontee include:

Get more behind-the-scenes stories from the Maker Faire at the Lion Brand Notebook.

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee share recommendations for Father’s Day gifts:

Tell us what kind of projects are you making/have you made for the father in your life?

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com!

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YarnCraft Episode 15 :: You Asked and We Answered

6 May

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learntoknit2.jpgWe asked for YOUR questions and you sent them in. In this episode, Liz and Zontee along with two other Lion Brand staffers Kristy and Jackie, answer your questions and share suggestions on all sorts of projects and techniques. We may not be able to tell you the meaning of life, but we DO explain techniques like SW (slip-and-wrap) and more.

Find out about using the Lion Brand support line (800-705-8636; Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) and e-mail (support [at] lionbrand [dot] com). Learn about using our FAQ section and our new blog, the Lion Brand Notebook. Join the knit-along as Corinna works on the Tree of Life afghan.

Discover techniques for working with specific yarns; get advice about blocking; hear what Liz has to say about socks; and learn more about the Lion Brand offices.

Jackie joins us to talk about finding the right gauge and the 5 issues you can solve by correcting your gauge. Learn to get gauge whether you knit or crochet.

Lacy Stole patternStash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee share ideas perfect for prom, weddings, and other formal events:

Zontee and Liz also suggest making boutonnières (for a man’s lapel) or corsages with basic flowers like our felted flowers or our daffodil pencil pattern.

For more patterns, visit our Pattern Finder.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Tell us what you’re working on!

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