Archive | May, 2012

YarnCraft Episode 117 :: Becoming a Professional Yarncrafter: 3 Stories; Plus 6 Ways to Make a Custom Afghan

22 May

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Liz is currently home on maternity leave with her new baby Theodore, and we wish her family all the best. 

On this episode, Michelle (manager of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC) joins Zontee as we explore the stories of how Michelle and Patty Lyons (director of the LBYS) got into the yarn industry professionally, and what it has meant for them personally.

We also share an interview with Brenda Dayne, the popular podcaster behind Cast On, who tells us about her North American tour, her ongoing art project, and what it’s like to live (and craft) in Wales.

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Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee & Michelle talk about different methods of constructing afghans–whether you want to make it in pieces for portability or you want to make it seamless for less sewing.

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Best of YarnCraft :: 5 Yarn-Filled Episodes for the Awesome Men in Our Lives

15 May

The current episode of YarnCraft features 10 ideas for Father’s Day, but if you’re looking for even more great ideas for the guy in your life (or you’re a yarncrafting guy who’s looking for ideas for new projects), check out 5 more episodes that are all about the guys:

Guys, what do you like to make? Ladies, what do you like to make for the men in your life? Share your thoughts!

YarnCraft Episode 116 :: 10 Knit & Crochet Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

8 May

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee share ideas for great knit & crochet gifts for the men in your life. With Father’s Day coming up in about a month, we talk about project ideas–and ways that you can customize them based on  your father’s (or uncle, brother, husband, etc.) favorite activities, sports teams, or colors.

We also interview Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby, one half of the Shiba Guyz design team, who shares one man’s perspective on considerations when making garments and other projects for the guys in your life. Find out the one modification that you might want to consider when making a sweater for your guy! Click here to learn more about their newest book, Urban Edge.

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Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about different ways to approach patterns for the graduating student in your life. Whether he or she is planning on spending the summer at the beach or in the working world, we have gift ideas that send them off into the next stage of their lives in style!

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