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 Pattern Magnets, Interchangeable Hook & Needle Sets, 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:

Join us again in two weeks, when we talk about gifts for yarncrafters! What’s on your holiday wishlist? Let us know! 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.

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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

Show Notes:
00:11 Intro & welcome
01:29 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
06:48 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas & More
23:40 Interview with Patty Lyons
31:42 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
39:26 Thanks to our listeners and guests