Archive | July, 2009

YarnCraft Episode 46 :: Get a Jump on Holiday Gift-Making

28 Jul

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buy viagra without prescriptionOn this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee encourage you to get an early start on your holiday gift-making, so that come December, you’ll be ready to go and relaxed, instead of scrambling to make gift deadlines (like two certain podcast hosts). Find out about some of the great new patterns that are available for the holidays, as well as gift ideas for everyone from your friends and family to co-workers and teachers.

We also introduce one of Lion Brand’s newest yarns, Holiday Homespun, designed in reds, greens, multis, and white, all with a gold metallic wrap — especially with the holiday season in mind.

Patterns discussed include:

Afghans

Sweaters

Bags

Scarves

Socks

Hats

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com, or call us and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. In two weeks, join us for another episode of YarnCraft, when we’ll be talking about yarncrafting for traveling, creating a yarncrafting staycation, and sharing fun stories. What do you do to relax with your yarncrafting? Let us know! Share your thoughts and you may be included in our next episode!

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YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids 04 :: Connect Your Kids with Charity Work

21 Jul

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This is the fourth episode of our special series, Summer Crafting with Kids, coming to you on alternate Tuesdays when YarnCraft’s regular episodes aren’t on. Join us all summer long!

Yarncrafts provide a great way to make items to give to charity, whether its for patients at a local hospital, children in poor areas all over the world, or animals at a shelter. On today’s episode, we talk about different charity projects that you and your child can do with your yarncrafts. Liz & Zontee share tips on selecting a charity that will interest your child, getting the community involved, and encouraging kids of all ages and skill levels to discover the joys of giving to others.

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To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com, or call us and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. Join us next week for a new episode of YarnCraft OR join is in two weeks for the next episode of Summer Crafting with Kids. Share your favorite tip or story about crafting with kids — We’d love to include you the next episode!

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YarnCraft Episode 45 :: Express Yourself Through Yarncrafts & Interview with Brooklyn Tweed

14 Jul

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Yarn-cozied bike rack at the Lion Brand Yarn StudioOn this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee take a look at yarncrafting as a means of expression — we discuss artists utilizing yarncrafts for political and social expression, out-of-the-ordinary “yarn-bombing” or yarn graffiti, and projects that involve contributions from yarncrafters from all over the world.

We are also joined by Jared Flood, Brooklyn Tweed, a blogger and designer who showcases his knitting and photography on brooklyntweed.blogspot.com. Jared shares his tips for taking great photos and tells us how he got started yarncrafting.

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Detail of Yarn-cozied bike rack

Detail of yarn-cozied bike rack

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com, or call us and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. In two weeks, join us for another episode of YarnCraft, when we’ll be sharing ideas for getting a jump-start on your holiday yarncrafting. It’s all about Christmas in July. What are you making for this holiday season? Share your thoughts and you may be included in our next episode!

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YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids 03 :: Teach Your Kids to Knit & Crochet

7 Jul

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This is the third episode of our special series, Summer Crafting with Kids, coming to you on alternate Tuesdays when YarnCraft’s regular episodes aren’t on. Join us all summer long!

Join us for a special episode of YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids! We focus on teaching your kids the basics of knitting and crochet, with useful rhymes, suggestions on yarns and materials, and hints and tips. For even more tips and suggestions, listen to YarnCraft episode 13.

But first, we share with you thoughts on how yarncrafting helps you to strengthen your relationship with your kids, from MakeandTakes.com  — click here for the original article.

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To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Join us next week for a new episode of YarnCraft, all about unique art with yarn OR join is in two weeks for the next episode of Summer Crafting with Kids. Share your favorite tip or story about crafting with kids — We’d love to include you the next episode!

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