Archive | March, 2012

YarnCraft Episode 113 :: 5 Spring Cleaning Tips (Plus Project Ideas) for Knitters & Crocheters

27 Mar

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where can i buy genuine viagra onlineOn this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee share their favorite tips for spring cleaning–translate your regular spring cleaning rituals (like switching out your wardrobe or getting papers ready for taxes) into rituals that will help you get your knit & crochet supplies in order!

Plus get tips on throwing a stash-and-more-swapping party that will help you and your friends refresh and rejuvenate your yarncrafting spaces!

We also answer listener questions on: controlling the curl in your crochet scarf, and beginner-friendly knitting projects & cast-on tips.

Then Liz & Zontee also share their pattern recommendations for home decor projects to freshen up your space. Patterns discussed include:

On Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about 3 brand new yarns from Lion Brand: canadian international pharmacy association membership (a rayon-from-bamboo blend baby yarn), Chenille (a new take on this classic texture), and Kitchen Cotton (100% cotton, made in the USA, in smaller mix-and-match-sized balls).

Congratulations to the winner of last episode’s Knitting for Peace giveaway, Tammy Scott! To find charities in your area, click here to visit the Lion Brand Charity Connection database.

For this episode’s giveaway, leave a comment below about your spring projects by April 5, 11:59:59 EDT for a chance to win a copy of Crafting a Meaningful Home. Please be sure to leave your email address in the designated box. Open to individuals of the age of majority in their respective locales; void where prohibited.

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YarnCraft Episode 112 :: 10 Top Yarncrafting Lessons & Tips

13 Mar

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee, along with listeners like you and other Lion Brand staffers share their top lessons-learned & tips for yarncrafters. From keeping your tools organized to checking your dye lots to knowing when to stay away from the pets, find out what are the lessons we wish we knew when we started out.

Patterns discussed include:

Click here for the blog post on directional decreases mentioned on this episode.

Next, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life,  Liz & Zontee share their top picks for favorite stitch dictionaries and motif books. Books discussed included:

We’re spring cleaning, which means that YOU have a chance to win a copy of Knitting for Peace. For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this blog post about charity yarncrafting (what you’ve made, to whom you’ve given, why, etc.). Be sure to include your email address in the appropriate box, so that we can reach you if you win! Comments must be left by 11:59:59 EDT on March 22 to qualify.

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