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

Show Notes:
00:11 Intro and welcome
01:39 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles?
03:58 Listener resolutions
05:55 YarnCraft’s 7 resolutions for 2009
22:56 More listener resolutions
25:04 Stash This
31:55 Thanks to our guests

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  • Amy

    love the podcast! on episode 31, you discussed blocking. i have been crocheting for years but I’ve never really heard much of this technique. i searched the FAQ at lionbrand.com but the only reference i could find was in regards to felting. is blocking only used when felting? or is it a technique that can be used for all crochet and knit projects?

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Amy,

    Actually blocking is for all projects. Here are some basics from the ladies at Knitting Daily: Part 1 and Part 2. There are a ton of other great tutorials out there, but like we mentioned, Maggie Righetti’s Crocheting in Plain English has some great blocking advice (and general post-finishing care advice too). Hope that helps!

  • Angel

    Great podcast as always! My 2009 resolution is to learn how to knit socks. I’m looking forward to trying your superwash merino! Thanks for coming out with it! I love Lion Brand yarns and have been waiting for this! :-)

    Knit and Crochet On,

  • Terri Padilla

    I would like to download your podcast to my MP3 player. How do I do this? Thank YOu

    Zontee says: Hi Terri, to download the podcast from our website, simply right-click (Ctrl+click on Macs) the “Direct Download” link towards the bottom of the episode you want’s blog post here on http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com. Select “Save file as” and select where you want to save the file on your computer. Then transfer the MP3 to your MP3 player as you would any other file. If you don’t want to miss an episode, find out how to subscribe by clicking here.

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  • Wendymallette

    My yarncraft resolution this year is to invove more of my stash in new projects, and to finish at least one NEW project every month.