Archive | November, 2010

YarnCraft Episode 80 :: Top Gift Ideas for Knitters & Crocheters

23 Nov

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In today’s episode, Liz & Zontee highlight some of the most popular must-have gifts for yarncrafters. Find out what to get your yarny friends this season OR the items on this list with your friends and family so that they know what to get you!

With all of the great products we talk about on today’s episode, it’s “Link City” here in the episode guide! Click any of the highlighted text to see more about any of the items discussed on today’s episode. In addition to the items mentioned below, we encourage you to explore the handmade world with online artisan marketplaces like and!

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Products discussed, from (now offering FREE shipping on domestic orders over $45), include:

Other product recommendations included interchangeable needle and hook sets from companies like Denise, Hiya Hiya, and Addi/Skacel; fiber wash from Unicorn; project bags from Walker, Nantucket Baggs, and Mind Your Knitting; and charting software from Intwined Pattern Studio.

Today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life features staffers at our New York City Design Center sharing their wishlists for the holiday season. Items discussed include pom-pom pins, Knit Kits, blocking boards, Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein, LB Collection Superwash Merino, project bags from Namaste, and Lily Chin’s Knitting Tips & Tricks and Crochet Tips & Tricks. Also discussed was Studio Associate Grace’s Minimalist Mohair Top in LB Collection Silk Mohair.

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NEW on the YarnCraft Blog: Threaded Comments

17 Nov

Attention YarnCraft fans! You know we love hearing from you — now we’ve added a new feature here on the blog that makes it even easier to interact with us AND each other!

We’ve just added threaded comments to our blog, meaning that in addition to leaving a comment on any of our episode guides, you can also respond directly to other listeners’ comments and others can respond directly to yours! What’s the benefit? All related comments are organized together, making the conversation clearer, PLUS you can get e-mail notifications when other commenters respond to your thoughts to keep you in the loop about the conversation. It’s like a mini-forum on every episode guide.

We hope you enjoy the new feature, and we hope you continue to share your thoughts, recommendations, questions, and more, here on the YarnCraft blog!

YarnCraft Episode 79 :: Must-Make Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

9 Nov

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l20306aOn this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee run through 10 fast-finish holiday gifts that will please any friend or family member on your gift list! Whether you’re making something for your garden-loving mother, your sassy teenage niece, or your casual friend, we’ve got ideas for you!

And on the following episode, we will also share must-have items for YOU and the yarncrafters in your life, so tune in next time too!

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On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about patterns for holiday decorating. Whether it’s for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, we’ve got ideas for your decorating!

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