Archive | February, 2012

YarnCraft Episode 111 :: 15+ Patterns to Knit & Crochet for Your Kids

28 Feb

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee talk all about patterns and projects that are perfect for the kids in your life, whether they’re newborn or teens. We also talk about different ways that you can involve your children in your projects for them. Find out the easy and creative ways they can contribute to your projects!

Patterns discussed include:

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about must-have reference books for your yarncrafting library. For the Principles of Knitting giveaway mentioned on the show, cheap viagra online. For more information about Margaret Radcliffe’s classes at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, cheap viagra online.

Books mentioned include:

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YarnCraft Episode 110 :: 10 Spring-Friendly Projects, Plus 3 Fiber Artist Interviews

14 Feb

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On today’s episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee start looking ahead to spring with patterns for shawls, shrugs, bags, and more. As the weather gets warmer, we start thinking about making garments and accessories that are bright and airy, as well as useful for layering. Find out why you’ll want to think about small projects and bright colors this season.

Patterns discussed include:

Also discussed are tips for “reversing shaping.” Resources mentioned include:

Next, we share interviews with three fiber artists whose yarn creations are inspiring and varied: Anna Hrachovec of MochiMochi Land, Ruth Marshall, and Suzanne Tidwell. These interviews were recorded at Vogue Knitting Live this past January.

Finally, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we check in with our listeners and find out where you are with your goals and resolutions. We also share tips for accomplishing some specific goals mentioned by listeners. Resources mentioned in this segment include the Universal Toe-Up Sock Formula and Melissa Leapman’s new book, Stashbuster Knits.

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