YarnCraft Episode 41 :: Crafting Confessional – Stories, Tips, and Projects by Men Who Yarncraft

19 May

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On today’s episode of YarnCraft, the ladies of YarnCraft dedicate the episode to men who yarncraft and to the men that we yarncraft for. We share some hilarious and insightful comments from some of our male listeners, share project ideas for man-friendly knitting and crocheting, and hear from a couple of guys at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio’s monthly Men’s Night.

Find out the secrets of men from what our listeners do while knitting to what unexpected things Liz’s dad makes with Chenille Thick & Quick.

Patterns discussed include:

For more stories from men who yarncraft, go back to episode 5 of the podcast!

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life — In this segment, we go over different ways to start your project, from different ways to cast on, to creating a base ch/sc at the same time, to creating a magic ring (from CrochetMe.com) for seamless crochet circles. Find out new ways to start your project off right.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Our next episode will feature interviews from the Knit & Crochet show, pattern ideas for graduation and summer, and more. Do you have a favorite project for summer or a great graduation gift story? Tell us! We’d love to include you the next episode!

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

Show Notes:

00:10 Intro
01:21 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles
03:01 Listener phone call
04:33 Stories from guys on Ravelry
13:52 Will’s interviews at Men’s Night
15:52 Father’s Day patterns
24:56 Stash This
38:27 Thanks to our guests

  • Terry Mort

    I would love to listen but I can’t. In my podcast catcher AND here on the site it says “error opening file”. Nothing appears to be there to listen to!

  • http://www.treasuresandgifts.blogspot.com Harriett A Bromell

    I have the same problem. On my computer, it only says, “error opening file.” I so was looking to listen and excited about the new podcast. What’s going on?

  • http://crochetpassion.blogspot.com Michelle Browne

    Same here, I’m getting message that IE can’t download file. Doesn’t download on Firefox either.

  • Theresa Mitchell

    I can’t get episode 41 to download either. I hope it is not my computer. I could listen to episode 40 with no problems.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Everyone,

    It looks like the podcasting service might have been down for a short period last night, but it’s working now and you can go ahead and listen to the episode.


  • http://bubbaandme.blogspot.com/ Wendy

    Familiar with The Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky?

    Zontee says: Hi Wendy, in fact we are! Drew was a guest on episode 21 (Sharing Your Designs with Others). Click here to find out more about it and to listen.

  • http://www.bountifulbusiness.blogspot.com Harriett

    I love this podcast, and it’s refreshing to hear about how men like to knit and/or crochet. Oh also I’ve seen Drew Emborsky on this PBS station channel call CREATE on this episode of knit and Crochet Today with Brett Bara as the host. He’s good-I see why they call him the, “The Crochet Dude.” Thanks for an insightful podcast. :)

  • Christine in Knitvada

    The Stash This segment was really good this time: as a knitter who envies the crochet-proficient folks, I learned a whole bunch from those crochet tips! Thanks gals!

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  • http://www.linnel.com Linda

    Hi Liz and Zontee,

    Summer Yarncrafting!

    I’ve just completed the Urban Girl Cardi and matching tote bag for my neice who is turning eight this June. Both patterns are adorable, and I can’t get over how quick and portable both projects are to complete. I truly appreciate this on the hot train ride to work during the summer.

    Today, I’m starting the amigurumi graduation owl for my neice who’s graduating from elementary school on Saturday.

    I love your Podcast! Multitasker that I am, I’ve created a playlist of Yarncraft episodes on my podcatcher, and I listen while I’m cleaning on Saturday mornings. It truly inspires me to keep yarn crafting, which I’m constantly doing especially in the summer.

    Keep up the great work!

    Linda from Stoughton Ma

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