On 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:
- Crochet Fall Nesting Bowls
- Knit & crochet felted storage bags
- Knit, crochet & woven pillows
- Knit, crochet & woven washcloths
- Knit & crochet bath items
- Knit & crochet sachets
- Knit, crochet & woven market bags
- Knit & crochet plastic bag keeper
- Knit, crochet & woven placemats
- Knit, crochet & woven coasters
- For the items pictured photo above, click on the photo to view the patterns.
On Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about 3 brand new yarns from Lion Brand: Casey (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.
On our next episode, we’ll be talking about warm-weather-friendly fibers & Mother’s Day projects. What fibers do you like to work with during this season? 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
01:13 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles?
08:02 Spring cleaning tips for knitters & crocheters
22:13 Refresh your home decor with fast projects for every room
27:52 Enter this episode’s giveaway
29:53 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
33:53 Thanks to our listeners