Archive | October, 2011

Please Vote! We’re Nominated for a People’s Choice Podcast Award!

25 Oct

Thanks to our awesome listeners, we’ve been nominated for the People’s Choice Podcast Award in the “Best Cultural/Arts Podcast” category.

Now it’s time for voting!

Please take a minute and click here to vote for us. Select us under “Cultural/Arts” and any podcasts you listen to in other categories, scroll down to the bottom to fill out your info, and then click “submit”.

You can vote once a day until 10/27!

Thanks for your time and your support!

YarnCraft Episode 103 :: All About 5 Common Sweater Types

25 Oct

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On this bonus-length episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee take a look at the 5 common types of sweater construction. They review terms for different types of sweater bodies and sleeves.

Patterns discussed include:

Books discussed include:

Then Zontee interviews the Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky, who gets us thinking about charity crocheting and knitting.

Next, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee talk about ways to use stitch dictionaries and share an interview with designer Robyn Chachula, whose new book is Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia.

Robyn & her publisher are giving away a copy of the book to ONE lucky YarnCraft listener. For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this blog post about why you like stitch dictionaries and how you use them. Be sure to include your email address in the appropriate box, so that we can reach you if you win! Comments must be left by 11:59:59 EDT on November 1 to qualify.

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YarnCraft Episode 102 :: Our 3 Favorite Trends in Home Decor PLUS Quick & Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

11 Oct

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On this episode of YarnCraft, we cozy up with home decor trends. Liz & Zontee share ideas for translating their 3 favorite trends into yarncrafting projects, as well as ideas for fast-finish projects that are perfect for a mini-home-makeover. Get great ideas that you can put to use right away!

Patterns discussed include:

On Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee share tips for becoming a knit or crochet designer. Find out their top 6 pieces of advice to freelance designers. Learn more about the Crochet Guild of America’s Professional Development Day and what it can do for up-and-coming designers on the CGOA website.

We also share interviews with the Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky, and editor-in-chief of Interweave Crochet, Marcy Smith for their perspectives on Professional Development Day.

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