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.

Patterns discussed include:

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

Show Notes:
00:11 Intro
01:12 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles
04:29 Tips for travel/vacation/staycation yarncrafting
16:58 A story from Michaela Murphy
26:30 Thanks to our guests

  • Jennifer


    Thanks for prefacing each pattern in the “Patterns discussed” list with the words knit or crochet this time. I have often thought that would be a good idea, although I’ve never suggested it. It’s a real help when a person going down the list is interested in patterns for only one of the two crafts. That way, you don’t end up looking at a number of things that aren’t relevant for you.

    Thanks for the podcast, Jennifer

  • Grace

    Now that ravelry is such an important tool for sharing project information, I find myself a little lost without it when I’m on vacation, unplugged and in need of help with a pattern. I try to stalk the finished projects in advance for as much information as possible to add notes to my photo-copied pattern.

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