Archive | March, 2010

YarnCraft Episode 63 :: Must-Have Spring Projects for Men, Women, Children, and Even Pets!

29 Mar

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We wanted to know what YOUR must-have projects for the season are, and on today’s episode, Liz & Zontee share the answers, as well as some great project recommendations to get you in the mood for warm-weather. From projects for adults to those for kids and even pets, we’ve got fun and inspiring ideas to keep you crafting this spring!

We also share two phone calls and a bunch of comments from listeners like you. Join us for all this and more, next on YarnCraft!

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On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about books that are great resources on all topics yarncraft-related. Learn more about the books by clicking the links below:

Next episode, we’ll be talking about great Mother’s Day projects. Have you made a special gift for Mom? Tell us about it! 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. We may include you in the next episode!

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YarnCraft Episode 62 :: Oh Baby! Make Irresistible Projects for Your New Arrival

16 Mar

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Spring is in the air, and we’re in the mood for cute and cuddly projects! Join Liz & Zontee as they explore the adorable world of baby blankets, booties, and more!

Also, Zontee returns from Stitches West with some fun stories. We share an interview with Gemma of the CogKNITive podcast — want to see more from Zontee’s trip? Click here to see her blog post over at the Lion Brand Notebook. We also hear from YOUR fellow listeners and answer YOUR questions.

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On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about spring cleaning. Yes, it’s that time of year when it’s good to go through your yarn and supplies, organize, and de-stash anything you no longer want (in order to make room for the new!). Get tips on everything from yarn storage to getting rid of pests. Links discussed include:

Next episode, join us for must-have spring essentials for men, women, and children. What are the projects you just HAVE to make this season? 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. We may include you in the next episode!

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YarnCraft Episode 61 :: Spring Ahead with 10 Patterns for Layering

2 Mar

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We’re heading into the spring, and to get you in the mood, we have 10 fashion projects for people of all ages to help you head into the warm weather. These pieces are great for layering, so you can wear them now AND when it gets even warmer.

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Stash This — Ideas for Your Crafting Life: It’s the middle of the night and you have a yarncrafting question — ever been in that situation? Well, don’t worry! Liz & Zontee share resources on LionBrand.com and the web at large to make sure that you can get on your way, no matter what your yarncrafting conundrum is! Listen for useful resources for knitters, crocheters, and yarncrafters of all levels!

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Next episode, join us for baby projects. Are you working on something for a new child in your life? 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. We may include you in the next episode!

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