Archive | June, 2008

YarnCraft Episode 18 :: Knitting & Crocheting On the Go

17 Jun

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So much yarn, so little time

With summer being a popular time to travel, the girls of YarnCraft share their knitting & crocheting travel stories. Find out why Liz had to leave her DPNs in Germany and what project Zontee finished at the beach.

We also share a listener’s call-in, New York subway stories from Ravelry members, and stories from the Lion Brand customer story collection, read by our intern, Shira. Share your stories by commenting here on the blog.

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee share ideas for washcloths and dishcloths (always travel-friendly projects):

We discuss the Tree of Life Afghan knit-along over at the Lion Brand Notebook as a source of dishcloth inspiration, and Zontee also recommends the StitchFinder as a good place to find new designs to incorporate into your dishcloths and washcloths.

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 17 :: Connect to Others Through Knitting & Crochet

3 Jun

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viagra new price canadaKnitting and crocheting are great activities that are even better with friends. In this episode, Liz and Zontee share tips on how to find a group in your area and how to start a group of your own. Our guest is Rita Weiss, president of the Crochet Guild of America, and she shares with us her thoughts on the benefits of joining your local knitting guild or crochet guild, as well as upcoming events like the Knit & Crochet Show.

Patterns mentioned by Liz & Zontee are:

We also talk about Worldwide Knit in Public Day, taking place on June 14th, as well as using the Lion Brand Club Finder and Charity Connection, and the Tree of Life Knit-Along on the Lion Brand Notebook.

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee give tips on throwing your own yarn-centric party. Group-friendly patterns recommended include:

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Answer Liz’s question: Tell us your favorite summer yarncrafting memory.

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