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:
- The Harmony Guides
- Barbara Walker Treasuries
- Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Vol. 1 – 6
- 150 Knit & Crochet Motifs
- 150 Crochet Trims
- 150 Knitted Trims
- Knitting Block by Block
- Crochet Blocks in a Box
- 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet
- 75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet
- 75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine Life to Knit & Crochet
- Crochet Bouquet
- 200 Fair Isle Motifs
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.
On our next episode, we’ll be talking about spring cleaning your crafting space and closet. Do you have any particular spring cleaning rituals, yarncrafting or otherwise? Share your thoughts with us! 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.
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:09 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles?
05:22 Liz & Zontee’s top yarncrafting “life lessons” & tips
14:43 Lion Brand staff lessons & tips
19:47 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
29:06 Thanks to our listeners & colleagues