Archive | February, 2009

YarnCraft Episode 35 :: Live at Knit-Out & Crochet 2009

24 Feb

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The YarnCraft girls bring you to the Mall of America for all the excitement at this year’s Knit-Out & Crochet event! Thousands of knitters, crocheters, and yarncrafters flooded the largest mall in America for a weekend of fun, learning, and even some competition.

We interview Mary Colluci of the Craft Yarn Council of America, the industry group that puts on this event about the various fashion shows — pets, kids and teens, and fashion. We talk to groups like the Machine Knitters Guild of Minnesota that hosted a booth at the event, listeners like Becky and Mary Lee, and members of the Lion Brand team who worked behind the scenes and taught demos.

Listen in for a taste of the happenings — and maybe we’ll see you next year!

Yarns discussed include Homespun, Recycled Cotton, and LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel.

Patterns mentioned include:

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life — Liz and Zontee share tips for knit and crochet lace. We discuss lace patterns such as is it illegal to buy viagra online in ireland, lace ripples, pointelle, and star mesh, which can be found in our StitchFinder. Find out about lifelines, stitch counters, and why blocking is your friend when it comes to lace. For more information on blocking, listen to Episode 15 and Episode 31.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Our next episode will be all about spring projects. What’s your favorite warm-weather item to make? Let us know and you may be included in the next episode!

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YarnCraft Episode 34 :: All About Yarn & Secrets of LionBrand.com!

10 Feb

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Yarn, glorious yarn! Liz and Zontee discuss the important information you should know about yarn, from fiber content to construction to weight and color. Find out how to substitute multiple strands of a lighter weight yarn into a bulky pattern!

Pages from LionBrand.com mentioned include yarn by weight, yarn substitutions, and yarn care instructions.

We also check in at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio to find out what customers and associates are working on.

Patterns discussed include:

In this episode’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share the secrets of LionBrand.com, including My LBY, bookmarking, saving your downloaded patterns, finding abbreviations, stories, and much more. To access all of the features of our website, be sure to register for a LionBrand.com account.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Our next episode will be all about the 2009 Knit-Out & Crochet at the Mall of America. Are you visiting the event? Are there any great yarncrafting events in your area? Let us know and you may be included in the next episode!

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