Archive | December, 2011

We’re Off for the Holidays, But You Can Still Listen to 5 Holiday Episodes of YarnCraft!

20 Dec

Our next new episode comes out on January 3rd, but in the meantime, here are 5 inspiring holiday episodes of YarnCraft that you might want to revisit in the archives.

(Click the titles to view their episode guides, which include links for downloading the episodes or listening online.)

We hope you enjoy these episodes, and see you in 2012! Happy holidays!

YarnCraft Episode 106 :: Get Inspired by Yarncrafters! Plus Interviews with Mystery Author Betty Hechtman & Alex Perruzzi of Martha Stewart Living

6 Dec

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In this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee explore inspiration & crafting with yarn–what inspires us to knit & crochet, how crafting helps inspire us to try new things, and so much more. We share comments and stories from listeners, as well as interviewing two special guests whose work have been inspired and influenced by yarncrafting in different ways.

First, we talk to mystery author, Betty Hechtman, whose crochet mysteries featuring Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers. She combines her love of intrigue with her love of crochet, and in doing so, has written 6 mystery novels. Betty’s latest book is Behind the Seams.

Then, we talk to Alex Perruzzi, VP at Martha Stewart Living. He tells us what’s currently on his needles, why Martha Stewart was inspired to dive back into yarncrafts at this point in her personal life, and how the colors and textures of the Martha Stewart Crafts™ Lion Brand line were inspired.

Finally, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee take yarncrafting into the technology age with apps for your various devices. We share recommendations for apps including the Lion Brand app, two new ones from our friends at Interweave: Knit Handy & Crochet Handy, the Vogue Knitting app, KnitBuddy, Crochet Course, Etsy Addict, iSpinToolKit, and more.

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Tune in on Monday to See Zontee on the Martha Stewart Show!

2 Dec

Hey YarnCraft fans, be sure to tune into the Martha Stewart Show on Monday, December 5 (10 am/9 am Central) on the Hallmark Channel for an episode all about yarn projects for the holidays. Best of all, Zontee will join Martha for a mini-fashion show with great last-minute holiday gift ideas!

Check your local listings for channel numbers and times.

UPDATE (12/6/11): Click here to see the mini-fashion show with Zontee!