YarnCraft Episode 59 :: 20 Valentine’s Day Projects & Learn to Adapt Patterns of All Kinds

2 Feb

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Get inspiration for fun favors and sweet gifts, just in time for Valentine’s Day. On today’s episode, Liz & Zontee share ideas that are quick, easy, and perfect for making with kids and kids at heart.

We also discuss fast-finish, charming gift ideas for your friends and family. Treat your loved ones to a little something special this Valentine’s Day.

Also this season, consider donating to charity organizations as part of your Valentine’s crafting — click here for our Charity Connection to share the love with those in need.

Patterns discussed include:

Stash This — Ideas for Your Crafting Life: Want to customize a pattern? Resize it by substituting with a thicker or thinner yarn! Make a stitch pattern into the project of your dreams! Add embellishments to hats and more! Find out how to do all of these things in today’s very useful Stash This segment! Links discussed include:

Next episode, learn about artists doing amazing things with knitting & crochet. Want to hear about a specific artist? Let us know! 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:
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:21 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles
03:40 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
12:03 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
25:07 Thanks to our listeners

  • DCAlaneKnits

    Liz & Zontee – I discovered your podcasts a couple of months ago, and I think I have finally caught up and listened to them all now. It will be hard to wait two weeks for the next one.

    I’ve been inspired to try new things this year, partially due to listening to you. I will learn how to manage the dpns and do some felting. I’ve started to try cables and some fancier patterns. I’ve knitted off and on for forever, but I’ve become a bit compulsive over the last year or so.

    Thanks so much!

  • Chris W.

    You have a fun and highly informative podcast. Well worth listening to, except for one highly annoying fact…
    Are you aware how often you say, “Definately”???
    It severely detracts from your podcast.

  • Rene

    HI Liz and Zontee
    I have been enjoying your podcast for a year or so and I heard Liz comment a couple of weeks ago that there may be listeners in the southern hemisphere, she didn’t sound convinced. Just wanted to let you know that we had 44 deg Celcius here in Sydney Australia 2 weeks ago (Approx 118F) and I was still able to knit!! I have learned a little about our knitting habits from listening to you and looking at the Lion Brand site. I realised that our staple winter yarn weight is 8ply (DK) for a reason….we just don’t get the snow and below 0 temps that a lot of US states get (not complaining!) Summer knitting, if done at all ,is cotton or a 5ply (not sure of the equivalent) OF course there is everything else in between too. ANyway just wanted to tell you you are a global phenomenon…..as to the last comment, we don’t mind the “definately”s and the “exactly”s and the “absolutely”s my sons (8 and 11 yrs) just count how many each episode and see which one was used the most!!
    Keep up the great work

  • http://www.restlessgrace.blogspot.com Grace

    I like the “recycled” heart crochet motif idea. I have a beloved cardigan that is wearing thin at the elbows. I think I might crochet some heart patches to cover them out of the collection dk superwash merino.

  • Valencia

    Love Love Love YarnCraft! Each episode provides lots of information and inspiration. I like to listen to it and click on the mentioned pattern. I get lots of ideas and tips. I know this is old now, but I really did love the summer series on teaching kids to yarn craft. It really helped me when I was teaching my daughter to crochet. Keep up the good work!

  • Judith Gellerstein

    I’m getting an error when I trying to start this episode. Is there something wrong with the file?


    Judy Gellerstein

    YarnCraft says: Hi Judy, it seems to be working just fine for us, and we haven’t had anyone else have problems. What kind of error message are you getting, and where are you trying to access it from? If you haven’t tried it yet, you can follow the directions on the bottom of the blog post to download it directly to your computer. Hope that helps!