Archive | July, 2010

Join Zontee on Knitting Daily TV This August!

22 Jul

Love spending time with Liz & Zontee? Well, then you’ll love this announcement:

Join Zontee as she guides you through three knit-alongs this summer! She’ll be appearing on Knitting Daily TV (showing on local public television channels all around the US) starting this August.

Click here to read Zontee’s blog post on the Lion Brand Notebook, Lion Brand’s official blog, and check your local television listings for times.

Don’t get Knitting Daily TV on your local channel? See clips and Zontee’s blog posts on the Lion Brand Notebook this August & September — or visit KnittingDailyTV.com for information about buying the whole season on DVD!

YarnCraft Episode 71 :: Eco-Chic Projects & Ways to Green Your Knitting & Crochet

20 Jul

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee share various ways to “green” your yarncrafting. From eco-friendly organic and recycled yarns to patterns that will get the most usage to ways, and even how to recycle and reuse things around the house for yarncrafting, it’s sure to be an episode that’s useful for everyone! Whether you’re being thrifty or being eco-conscious, we have tips for staying stylish while being low-impact.

Also, don’t forget to check out our last episode guide for great eco-friendly suggestions from our listeners, and check out the Lion Brand Notebook, our official company blog, for additional resources and ideas.

Interested in knitting with Zontee this summer? Watch the NEW season of Knitting Daily TV and join Zontee as she knits 3 projects this summer. Click here for KnittingDailyTV.com.

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On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share our favorite tips from the “Tip of the Day” section of LionBrand.com — all about recycling common household goods into yarncrafting supplies! From ways to make your own stitch markers to recycling milk crates into displays for your yarn, there are a ton of easy and inexpensive ways to enhance your organizing with goods found around the house.

Join us in two weeks when we’re joined by knit and crochetwear designers to ask them YOUR questions. Have you always wanted to ask a designer about their behind-the-scenes process? Share your questions with us, and we may include it in the next episode! 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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YarnCraft Episode 70 :: Tips & Tricks on Teaching Beginner & Advanced Knitting & Crochet Skills

6 Jul

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Sharing your knitting, crochet, and yarncrafting skills with others is a wonderful experience. Whether you’re teaching a total beginner OR sharing more advanced or specialized skills (from entrelac to colorwork to machine knitting or weaving) with friends from your yarncrafting group (listen to the last episode for ideas on forming your own!), we have tips and tricks that will help you to make the experience smoother for both you and your students!

Our guest is Patty, Studio Director of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, where they offer over 70 classes & workshops. She joins us to share tips on teaching someone knitting or crocheting for the first time.

We also hear from YOU, our listeners, and answer your questions and share your comments on your teaching experiences!

On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share ideas for beginner projects BEYOND the scarf — whether you live in a warm climate or just want a smaller, faster project than a scarf to teach, we have lots of patterns that you can check out.

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Join us in two weeks when we talk about teaching others knitting & crochet skills, whether that’s sharing a new technique with your guild or yarncrafting group OR teaching kids at a local enrichment program. Do you have tips on teaching others? 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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