Archive | December, 2008

YarnCraft Episode 31 :: 7 New Yarns & Realistic Resolutions

30 Dec

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Lion Design Catalog Winter 2009

It’s (almost) the new year, so we’re taking you into 2009 with realistic resolutions to expand your yarncrafting — whether it’s with new skills, new yarns, new projects, or new friends! Liz and Zontee share their top 7 resolutions for 2009. The YarnCraft girls also introduce some of our newest yarns and give you a sneak peek into the NEW Winter 2009 Lion Design catalog.

We also share listener comments and find out what YOUR resolutions are!

New yarns discussed include:

Patterns discussed include:

If you’re interested in resolution #6 — teaching someone to knit or crochet — don’t forget to listen to Episode 13 for more ideas and tips!

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee talk about caring for your garments once they’re finished. From blocking to washing to folding, find out what easy techniques will keep your handmade garments looking their best.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! We’ll be talking about favorite cozy winter projects. Do you have a favorite winter project? Tackle resolution #7 from this episode and tell us about it, and you may be included in our next show!

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YarnCraft is on Vacation!

16 Dec

With the holidays coming up, there’s no new episode today. BUT we look forward to having you join us on December 30th, for our next episode.

Liz & Zontee will get you ready for the new year, with great new project ideas, a preview of our newest patterns and yarn, and resolutions that you can really handle! Join us then!

In the meantime, if you’re craving some YarnCraft, unwind with a classic episode all about creating the perfect environment for knitting & crochet, featuring designer Margaret Hubert, podcaster/writer Mary Beth Temple, and designer/world’s fastest crocheter Lily Chin: Click here for Episode 22!

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Our next episode will be about New Year’s resolutions, new skills, and new ways of meeting yarncrafters. Do you have a yarncrafting resolution? A new skill you want to try? Tell us about it, and you may be included in our next show!

YarnCraft Episode 30 :: Quick Last Minute Gifts, De-Stressing for Yarncrafters, and More

2 Dec

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http://www.elliottspharmacy.com/The holidays are almost upon us, so it’s time to get going on those last minute projects! In this episode, Liz and Zontee share their tips for quick crafting, including quick-working yarns like cheap viagra and Sasha, as well as plenty of fast finish gift ideas including striped scarves like the Town and Country Scarf. We’re also joined by Cat, host of the popular video podcast Let’s Knit2gether, who tells us about how she started podcasting and about her holiday experiences with handmade gifts.

Liz and Zontee also suggest thoughtful presents for fellow yarncrafters, including books like Vintage Styles for Today, a ball winder and yarn swift, the Needle Master and Crochet Hook Master, a great tote bag for your projects, and even making a personalized “crafting music mix.”

Patterns discussed include:

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life–Liz and Zontee share ideas for relaxing while crafting. Find out more about some techniques to unwind from the stress of the upcoming holiday season. We’ve even included some calming music at the end of the show to help you de-stress. Music is “Winter Wildflowers” by Jack Erdie, from the Podsafe Music Network.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Our next episode will be about New Year’s resolutions, new skills, and new ways of meeting yarncrafters. Do you have a yarncrafting resolution? Tell us about it, and you may be included in our next show!

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