Archive | October, 2009

YarnCraft Episode 52 :: Yarn Project to Keep Cozy & Save Money

20 Oct

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As it gets chilly outside, Liz & Zontee discuss ways to keep cozy at home and save on your heating bill. Staying warm isn’t just about turning up your heat–it wastes energy and money.  Keep warm with cowls, wristers, sweater, and blankets.  Liz & Zontee also talk about keeping the heat in with rugs and draft stoppers. But first, Liz & Zontee talk about what’s on your hooks and needles (like the Anna Ripple Afghan) and answer some of your questions.   Projects discussed include: For Your Hands

Cowls

Sweaters for Women

Sweaters for the Rest of the Family

Shawls

Home Decor

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life — In today’s segment, Liz & Zontee discuss project journals and all of the wonderful benefits of keeping track of projects, patterns, and inspiration. To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. Direct Download (Right-click — Ctrl+click on Macs — and select save) Read more…

Nominate Us for a People’s Choice Podcast Award

13 Oct

It’s not a podcast Tuesday, BUT we do have something to share with you! It’s time for the annual Podcast Awards, and we’re hoping that you’ll nominate us!

We love writing/recording/producing the podcast — it’s a fun activity on top of our regular jobs, and it’s always great connecting with you guys.

If YarnCraft is a podcast that you love, help us show the world what knitters & crocheters are all about! You still have 5 days to nominate us for a People’s Choice Podcast Award! Nominations are open until Oct. 18, and if we make the cut, we’ll let you know when official voting begins!

Nominate at: http://www.podcastawards.com/

How this works: You can write us in for EITHER People’s Choice OR Best Produced, PLUS one other category (Cultural/Arts probably makes the most sense). Type in our podcast name: YarnCraft and our URL: http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com — Fill in your info at the bottom and click “submit.” It’s just that easy!

And as always, share your thoughts, questions, suggestions, and more — we always love getting your feedback!

Lots of love,

Liz & Zontee

YarnCraft Episode 51 :: 7 Spirited Ways to Get Ready for Halloween

6 Oct

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We love Halloween here on YarnCraft, so we get into the spirit with 7 kinds of projects, sure to add some spook into your decor, costumes, and trick-or-treating.

Join Liz & Zontee as we introduce our NEWEST Halloween patterns, as well as tips on how to get family and friends into Halloween crafting.

For more Halloween ideas and stories, check out these episodes of YarnCraft:

  • Yarncraft Episode 47 – Michaela Murphy tells a hilarious Halloween story from her childhood.
  • Episode 26 – Get your whole family involved in Halloween crafting.

Projects discussed include:

Candy Bowls

Tablescape Ideas

Wall Decor

Soft Toys

Accessories

Costume Ideas

Candy Bag

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life — Keep your four-legged friends warm too this fall. Today’s Stash This is all about great projects for your pets.

Projects 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.

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