Archive | August, 2009

YarnCraft Episode 48 :: Design Inspiration and Knit & Crochet Show Interviews

25 Aug

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Join us for reflections on the Knit & Crochet Show — get a taste of all the excitement of being around hundreds of knitters and crocheters right from your own home (or wherever you listen to YarnCraft) — as well as designer interviews, in which we ask where they get their inspiration.

On today’s episode, we’re joined by popular blogger and the Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky (who last graced us in episode 21), and we also talk to local NYC designer Michaela Drapes, who is one half of the menswear duo Kindling and Tinder.

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Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life — Customize your projects with easy tips and tricks, as we celebrate the return of our handy-dandy quick ideas segment.

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. Our next episode will be focused on new patterns from our upcoming catalog, and must-have fall trends. What’s your favorite fall project? Let us know and you may be included in our next episode!

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YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids 06 :: Tips & Tricks from Kids and Their Parents, Plus Back to School Projects

18 Aug

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buy viagra no prescriptionOn the 6th and final episode of Summer Crafting with Kids, we catch up with some kids at the Knit & Crochet Show, who were making friendship bracelets with crochet and finger-weaving: Zach, Cassetta, and Katy tell us what they enjoy crafting. Check out is it legal to buy viagra online for more crocheting with kids. We also talk to Getting Loopy‘s Mary Beth Temple and her daughter Katy about their experiences crafting together. Finally, we talk to craft-maven and mother of 3, Vickie Howell, to get some more tips on crafting with your kids.

Liz & Zontee also share some recommendations for projects to take you into the school year.

Patterns discussed include:

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog. You can also email us 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 and the RETURN of Stash This – Ideas for Your Crafting Life.

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YarnCraft Episode 47 :: Travel, Relax, and Laugh – 10 Ways to Add Yarncrafting to Your Summer Break

11 Aug

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Summer is the time when many of us take breaks from our busy lives and do a little traveling and relaxing. On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee explore ways to work your yarncrafting into your travel plans, or for those who are planning a “staycation”, we explore ideas for making your stay a little more craft-friendly, with travel-friendly projects that are easy to make on the go.

We also talk to the hilarious writer and storyteller Michaela Murphy who joins us from Seattle. Michaela’s funny and relatable Crafté’s Inferno series can be found on CraftStylish.com and she can also be heard on the Moth Podcast for even more laugh-out-loud stories.

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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 in two weeks for the RETURN of Stash This and our regular podcast format. It’s been a fun summer, and we hope you’ve enjoyed these abbreviated episodes! We’ll be sharing interviews and stories from the Knit & Crochet Show, as well as back-to-school ideas for students from pre-school to college. Share your thoughts about these topics and you may be included in our next episode!

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YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids 05 :: Make Memories & Keep Your Kids Entertained While Traveling

4 Aug

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Savor the end of summer with trips, family memories, and crafting! On today’s episode, Liz & Zontee discuss ways to keep your kids entertained on long trips, and also how to use crafting to capture memories of your trip to enjoy for years to come. From fun projects for long car rides to easy projects that are road-friendly, we have great ideas for you and your family. We also get inspiration from Michelle Edwards’ story, Road Scarf, for a yarn-creation as travel journal.

We talk about hostess gifts that you can make in preparation for a visit to friends and family, mentioning our fun tour of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio with the Studio Squirrels.

Patterns discussed include:

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog. You can also email us 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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