YarnCraft Episode 58 :: Keep Cozy with 16 Quick Winter Accessories & Learn All About Charts

19 Jan

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On today’s episode, Liz & Zontee talk about quick winter accessories, that will have you feeling cozy in no time. (Pictured left: Knit Nordic Gloves)

We hear from listeners like you about YOUR yarncrafting goals for 2010, and Liz & Zontee also answer customer questions: What yarns felt? How do you pull from the center of the ball? Find out all of this and more on YarnCraft!

Patterns discussed include:

Stash This — Ideas for Your Crafting Life: Want a way to visualize your patterns and colorwork? Find out all about charts with Liz & Zontee, who share tips for reading charts, making your own, and more.

Examples of charts include:

We’ll be talking about great projects for Valentine’s Day on our next episode, so share your suggestions and tell us about what you’re making for your friends and loved ones. Post a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.

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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 & welcome
01:27 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles
12:00 Winter Accessories
23:40 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
35:12 Thanks to our listeners

  • Harriett

    Thank you Liz & Zontee. The information you gave about what yarns are good for felting has been helpful. When I visit my LYS, with the helpful tips-I’ll know which yarn to buy. I’m so excited to get started on my purses. Your doing a great job ladies, keep up the good work:).

  • Rita Fuentes

    Please repeat the software suggestions on YarnCraft 58.. and where to buy.

    YarnCraft says: Hi Rita, Liz mentioned the Knit Visualizer and Stitch Painter software programs. Do a quick web search to see where you can purchase them.

  • Kristin

    Hi! Thanks for the information on the center pull ball — I feel silly that I have sat numerous times letting both ends unwind, knit a little, have to unwind, etc. I have just started a goal of learning colorwork — I am knitting the knitted kimono that Vanna modeled in Knit Simple magazine when Vanna’s Choice first came out. I’m using 9 different colors of Vanna’s Choice with more mustards and browns than are suggested in the pattern, and I am so incredibly pleased with how all of the colors look together! I’m excited to have a colorful sweater to snuggle up with when I get home. Thanks for your wonderful podcasts!

  • Kristen

    Hi Liz and Zontee,
    I am such a fan of the yarncraft podcast. I learned to knit when I was a teenager but recently got back into after I got married this year. I am really big into blogs and I was wondering if you could suggest some good blogs that are helpful for newbies that are looking to expand their yarncrafting.

    Thanks so much for your podcasts!

  • Miki Thompson

    First I have to say I LOVE THE BLOG AND PODCAST. Ok now that I have that off my chest, I am new to this craft. I am traditionally a paper and paint junkee but was finding that I was spending too much tome away from my family to do the craft so I picked this up as a way to keep my hands busy while hanging out. The problem I am having is organization. How do you organize your yarn and needles – by project, color, etc.? I have added to the raverly site like you said but to be honest i do not see that as something I will likely keep up. My other big issue is what do you do with the little balls that are left over? I was thinking about just tossing them into my kid’s craft stash but some are substantial enough that i might be able to salvage for another project. Do you keep the labels with them? Any suggestions would be very helpful.