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

Show Notes:
00:13 Intro and welcome
01:19 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles?
06:15 Customer stories
11:48 Listener call
15:10 Interview with Shira
19:09 Customer stories
23:45 Stash This
29:45 Thanks to our guests

  • Diane

    Really enjoyed the podcast. It sounds as though you are becoming more relaxed and comfortable. My favorite parts are when the two of you are just chatting together about knitting.

  • Megan

    Great podcast! This episode gave me some great ideas and really encouraged me to get knitting while my partner is driving. I guess I never even thought of it. Thanks!

  • Ayumi

    So fun as usual. :3

    I wanted to ask… You guys talk about amigurumi ALLLL the time. Everytime I try, I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to do. I get sooooo lost. Do you know how I could reach out to an expert and get tips? Because reading notes on line confuse me now.

    Also, I’m an F/V train frequenter… I wish I could see you, Zontee! That would be sooo rad. We should try to meet, hahaha. :D I’m sure you could help me.

  • http://www.ravelry.com/people/judikins Judi

    I’m sooooo excited you gals dedicated an episode to dishcloths. I know it sounds silly, but with my schedule (and attention span) I wouldn’t be able to finish a sweater in my lifetime; dishcloths are one of the only things I can finish and feel satisfied about making.

    In fact, the “Basic Dishcloth” pattern is my favorite to knit!! I’ve must have made half a dozen of those by now without tiring of the pattern. The results are so worth it! :)

  • http://www.groups.myspace.com/breakthroughcrochet Amber Green

    I know exactly what Judi means. It is excellent that you did dedicate a podcast to dishcloths. I have listened to your podcast for some time now and also told alot of people about it. I just wanted to tell you girls your podcast is by far the bast one I’ve heard in some time. Thanks for the excellent cast.

  • http://tricotandoeandando.blogspot.com Ana

    Hi Zontee and Liz
    Sorry for your DPNs at Germany. My hubby is very crafty, so he made me a circular needle in disguise last time I went to USA. He found those pencils at exact size of the needles, used some fishing line and rubber cement. If the customs got my circular needle, I could still work on my sweater, and maybe write a postcard or two. (;

    Winter hugs

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi everyone, thanks for the wonderful and sweet comments! We really appreciate it. You guys are the best listeners!

    Ayumi, If you’re having trouble with the spherical amigurumi, try one of the rectangular ones like the cat or the lion to start. You can also ask around your local yarn shops to see if they have crochet shaping or amigurumi classes. OR, as you might have seen on the Lion Brand Notebook, we’re actually opening a store near Union Square later this year, so you’ll be able to stop in for lessons and such. Maybe I’ll even stop by and say hi!


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