Archive | January, 2011

YarnCraft Episode 83 :: 10 Quick & Warm Winter Projects PLUS Insider Outlooks for 2011: Interviews from TNNA pt 1

18 Jan

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Liz & Zontee help you cope with the cold with quick & easy projects sure to warm you right up. From clothes and accessories to cozy home projects, they’ve got 10 different kinds of projects that you may want to consider this winter season.

But first, the ladies of YarnCraft take a few minutes to answer questions from listeners like you, covering topics from recommended podcasts to color repeats in variegated yarns.

Patterns discussed include:

We also introduce our new mini-series “Insider Outlooks for 2011,” featuring interviews with industry insiders from the National Needlearts Association’s winter show, which took place in early January. This week’s episode features friend of YarnCraft, Mary Beth Temple of Getting Loopy, as well as Kimberly Reynolds (aka somebunnyslove) of XRX/Knitter’s Magazine. Find out about trends for 2011 and fun things coming to a yarn/craft store near you!

And on “Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life,” we talk about skill levels in patterns and what they indicate — all because of a great listener question. Have a question of your own? Scroll down for more info on how to share it!

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YarnCraft Episode 82 :: Ring in the New Year with Knit & Crochet Resolutions

4 Jan

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Start your year off right, with YarnCraft! Liz & Zontee share some of the most popular yarncrafting-related resolutions that are on knitters’ and crocheters’ minds, as well as tips on how to make them happen this year. Take this opportunity to commit to learning a new skill, organizing your crafting supplies, doing more for charity, or meeting other yarncrafters!

Also, find out what other knitters and crocheters at Lion Brand are hoping to accomplish in 2011! As usual, we also want to hear about YOUR yarncrafting resolutions, so be sure to leave a comment here on the blog and share your 2011 plans!

Patterns mentioned include:

On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Yarncrafting Life, Liz & Zontee review all of the yarns introduced by Lion Brand in 2010, including new colors. Get inspired by all of the different yarns you may want to try — PLUS some hints about what’s in store in this upcoming year. Yarns discussed include:

New colors discussed included those in these following yarn lines:

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