On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee give you a first-look (or listen) at the NEW Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Knit & Weave Loom Kit and its capabilities. Learn about how this tool can give you over 30 configurations from knitting in the round to weaving rectangles to making rosettes.
Then, the ladies of YarnCraft explore the world of other yarncrafting tools that will help you to keep your hands healthy and relaxed so that you can craft for years to come. Tools discussed include:
Zontee also interviews Denise Layman of KnitChat.com, author of the new book, How to Knit Scarves on Circle Looms, who shares with us 5 reasons for all yarncrafters to explore the world of loom-knitting.
Plus, as a special treat for YarnCraft listeners, we give a sneak peek into what you can expect from the entire Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn line, coming out this September.
Finally, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share interviews from the Knit & Crochet Show that took place last month. Hear interviews with designers Kimberly McAlindin and Tammy Hildebrand, and Ellen Gormley. Zontee also talks to perennial YarnCraft guests, designer Lily Chin and the Craft Yarn Council‘s executive director Mary Colucci.
We want to congratulate Teresa and Janice, the winners of our last giveaway! To enter this episode’s giveaway of a set of Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks (good for Tunisian crochet!) and 3 balls of Vanna’s Colors–these are 2 separate prizes–simply leave a comment on what kinds of fibers you’re looking forward to trying/working with this fall. Comments must be left by August 25, 11:59:59 EDT; be sure to include your name and email address so that we can get in touch with you.
Join us again in two weeks, when we talk about weaving on various kinds of looms. Have you ever woven? What were your impressions? What are your favorite resources or techniques? Leave a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:36 Contest winner & next contest announcement
02:45 First look at the Knit & Weave Loom Kit and hand-healthy tools & techniques
15:31 Interview with Denise Layman
22:18 Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn line preview
23:52 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
34:46 Thanks to our listeners and guests