Archive | November, 2011

YarnCraft Episode 105 :: 20 Gift Ideas for Yarncrafters, PLUS 5 Sock-Making Tips from Clara Parkes of Knitter’s Review

22 Nov

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee explore great gift ideas for knitters, crocheters, and yarncrafters. Whether you’re adding items to your own wishlist or shopping for your yarn-loving friends, we’ve got ideas for you. Find out how to pick the right books to add to your list, why you can never have enough project bags, and more.

Products available on LionBrand.com include:

Zontee also interviews Clara Parkes, author of the new book The Knitter’s Book of Socks, and the force behind Knitter’s Review. Clara shares with us 5 tips on making handmade socks last!

Finally, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee explore ways in which you can de-stress and find joy in your yarncrafting, even when it may seem like you have hundreds of gifts to get through!

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YarnCraft Episode 104 :: 15+ Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas to Knit & Crochet

8 Nov

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee go through their favorite fast-finish gift ideas. We’re less than 2 months away from the holidays, so you know it’s time to get knitting, crocheting, weaving, loom-knitting, and more! PLUS hear some gift-making dilemmas from listeners like you, and find out what Liz & Zontee recommend.

Also on this episode: Learn why the Martha Stewart Crafts™ Knit & Weave Loom Kit just might be a go-to tool for quick gifts that are woven or double-knit.

Patterns discussed include:

Zontee also sits down with Patty Lyons, director of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City, who tells us about gift trends that she’s been seeing. She also tells us about items like the cheap viagra online, http://destinationpharmd.com/, and Cases that she’s hoping to get from her own wishlist.

Finally on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee talk about ways to combine knit, crochet, and even woven fabrics, along with reasons why you may want to consider doing so. For more ideas and book resources, see episode 14 in the archives. Patterns discussed include:

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