YarnCraft Episode 106 :: Get Inspired by Yarncrafters! Plus Interviews with Mystery Author Betty Hechtman & Alex Perruzzi of Martha Stewart Living
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.
We’ll be taking a break for the holidays, but join us again after the new year for a brand new episode of YarnCraft. In the meantime, be sure to leave a comment telling us about how your holiday yarncrafting is going, what you’re looking forward to making in the new year, or what you want to hear more about! We hope to hear from you! 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.
00:11 Intro & welcome
01:15 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
02:42 What Inspires You?
09:01 Interview with Betty Hechtman
18:26 Interview with Alex Perruzzi
29:12 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
34:09 Thanks to our listeners and guests