Archive | September, 2010

YarnCraft Episode 76 :: Projects Men Want, PLUS Gifts Under $20

28 Sep

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canadian pharmacy cialis super activeIn this episode, Liz & Zontee explore knitting & crochet projects that men will appreciate. Whether it’s a hobby-based gift, a warm-weather accessory, or a sweater (as the old adage says: don’t make one until you’re sure he’s a keeper!), we’ve got project ideas for all the guys in your life, whether you yourself are a man or a woman.

We’re also joined by Bruce Weinstein, whose new book Knits Men Want, features essays on the rules of knitting for men as well as patterns written for a variety of gauges. Click here to visit his blog.

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On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about luxurious, unique, and quick gifts for under $20, all made with our LB Collection yarns.

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Join us in two weeks when we talk about techniques from Tunisian crochet to creating textures and motifs. What are some techniques that you have always wanted to learn? Share your thoughts 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 75 :: Fit & Flatter with Sweaters for Every Body Type

14 Sep

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canadian generic viagraOn this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee explore sweaters for men and women of all different body types. We help you understand which kinds of details will fit and flatter your body, as well as draw attention to your best features.

We also answer a bunch of customer questions, received via e-mail, Ravelry, and voicemail–listen for information on topics from color work to great yarns for prayer shawls.

We love to hear from you, so keep those questions and comments coming!

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For more on sweaters for various body types, visit the original blog post on the Lion Brand Notebook; visit this blog post to download a personal measurement card from our friends at BurdaStyle.

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Liz & Zontee are also joined by Josh Bennett, the knitwear designer also known as Boy Meets Purl, and he shares more tips on making sweaters, choosing patterns, and adjusting them to make them just right for you. Visit his site to see his great selection of patterns for men and women.

Join us in two weeks when we talk about men’s projects. We want to hear from our great male listeners — what are those projects that you love to make? What do you like receiving? Do you have any great stories about the trials and tribulations of a male yarncrafter? Share your thoughts 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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