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:

Join us again in two weeks, when we share our top must-make warm, winter projects! What do you just have to make in the winter months? 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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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

Show Notes:
00:13 Intro & welcome
01:16 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
05:33 Knit & Crochet Resolutions
18:04 Lion Brand Staffers’ Resolutions
23:19 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
32:18 Thanks to our listeners and guests

  • BetsyK

    I am all about the cowls this winter. Just finished the cowl pattern on the superwash merino cashmere label in that yarn (takes 4 skeins) and have more in a different color to make another one; am starting the luxe cowl in LB collection cashmere (I just received my lionbrand order that I placed before the free shipping offer expired: 4 skeins of LB collection cashmere and 4 skeins of the LB superwash merino). I plan to make cowls and hand/wrist warmers to have on hand for gifts (okay, I’ll keep a set for me). Zontee has inspired me to keep a box of handmade gifts at the ready for those last minute gift-giving opportunities that sneak up on us) Happy New Year!

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft Podcast

    Fantastic to hear, BetsyK! Hope you enjoy those yarns! Happy new year!

  • Karenbochinski

    Hi guys love your show! I hope to see Zontee at Stitches West this year!

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft Podcast

    She’ll be there again, so definitely stop by the Lion Brand booth!

  • Blax

    My winter project is always an afghan. This year I’m a bit behind because twin 15 month olds were just added to our family. I have to learn an easy way to knit 2 of everything. I really enjoy the podcasts.

  • Linda O./Bordeauxbound

    Hi, holiday gift tally – 1 sweater (hooded/zipped!),1 lace scarf,1 LB amazing redwood shawl,1 pr of LB wool-ease gauntlets,1 LB fisherman’s wool leaf table runner and coasters,1 ipad cover,1 laptop cover,1 amigurumi (reversible!),1 hat and 5 coffee cosies!! Take that Zontee :) See all on ravelry at bordeauxbound. Thanks!

  • bordeauxbound

    Hi Blax, try knitting both at the same time. I always knit sleeves together and it does take longer, but I don’t have to do the shaping and everything twice. Maybe that will help!

  • bordeauxbound

    Liz and Zontee, I hope to see you at Vogue Knitting Live this week! Linda O./Bordeauxbound.

  • Judy

    I just listened to this podcast today so I’m a little late responding. My yarncrafting New Years resolution is to only knit things that speak to me in a special way, whether they be beautiful, or challenging, or just interesting. I have alrady finished the first item, a Baby Surprise Jacket using yarn left to me my by my mother. She had a lot in her stash and this seems like a good way to use it up. This is an amazing pattern and I’ll probably make some more. The second item on my list is one I haven’t started yet, the Hexagon Socks in the “Think Outside the Sox” book. Do you have a suggestion for a good sock yarn for this that would really show off the colors?