Archive | April, 2010

YarnCraft Episode 65 :: Your Favorites! Tips, Techniques, and More from Our Listeners

27 Apr

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We asked YOU our listeners about your favorite tips, techniques, music to yarncraft to, and so much more, and on today’s episode, we find out the answers! From favorite tips like zip-top bags for storage, lifelines to keep track of your projects, and common home items that can be recycled into yarncrafting tools, we get the most from our listeners’ collective wisdom.

Liz & Zontee also share their favorite yarns, patterns, and yarncrafting tips. Join us for insights and some good, old fashioned laughs on today’s episode.

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Want more tips? Listen to episode 20: Oops! Common Mistakes & How to Fix Them.

On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about finishing — those techniques that will take you from “homemade” to “handmade”. Learn about seaming, blocking, edging and more!

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Next time, we’ll be talking about projects perfect for outdoor activities like picnics, day trips, and more.  What are your favorite projects for outdoor activities? Share your thoughts with us! 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 64 :: Show Mom Some Love with Gifts to Suit Her Hobbies!

13 Apr

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Moms (as well as grandmothers, aunts, and other important ladies in our lives) support us, teach us, and give us so much. Give back to them this Mother’s Day!

In need of gift ideas? We’ve got fashionable patterns for bags and shawls that you can finish in the next month, as well as wonderful creations customized to suit her hobbies! Join Liz & Zontee as we get creative and discover so many ways to get gifty with yarncrafts!

We also answer questions received via e-mail and phone 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’re joined by Will, the manager of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, who shares tips and tricks about knitting & crocheting flowers, perfect for spring decor and Mother’s Day gifts. Also get a preview of what’s in-store at the Studio in New York.

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Next time, we’ll be talking about YOUR favorites for yarncrafting. Tell us your favorite tip, technique, yarn, podcast, website, and more! 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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