Archive | September, 2012

YarnCraft Episode 126 :: How to Connect with Other Crafters Through Festivals, Knit & Crochet Guilds, and Social Networks

25 Sep

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If you love sharing ideas and trading knowledge with other yarncrafters, then this is the episode for you. Zontee and Michelle share interviews recorded at the Knit & Crochet Show that took place two weeks ago in Reno, Nevada.

There, Zontee inteviewed up-and-coming designer Laurinda Reddig, whose tapestry crochet technique shows that anyone can innovate in these age-old crafts. Check out her website ReCrochetions.

Zontee also interviews Laurie Wheeler, founder of the Crochet Liberation Front. Check out their new social network: Hookey.org. She also interviews Penny Sitler, executive director of The Knitting Guild Association. Also, learn more about the Crochet Guild of America at crochet.org, and the show at KnitandCrochetShow.com.

Michelle and Zontee also talk about their latest projects, featuring yarns including Superwash Merino Cashmere, Wool-Ease, and Amazing.

The on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee and Michelle discuss Pinterest, a new social network that features virtual photo mood-boards. Want to see it in action? Click here to see Lion Brand’s boards, and click here for Zontee’s personal boards.

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YarnCraft Episode 125 :: 15+ Favorite Fall Accessory Patterns

11 Sep

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Celebrate the return of fall with fun and fashionable accessory patterns! Zontee and Michelle highlight some of their favorite new patterns from LionBrand.com, ranging from scarves with interesting stitch patterns to socks featuring colorwork.

Patterns discussed include:

We also share interviews with writer/illustrator/teacher Franklin Habit and designer/teacher Edie Eckman, recorded at Stitches Midwest last month. Be sure to check out Franklin’s Knitty column and newest Lion Brand column, as mentioned in the episode.

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee and Michelle share some of their favorite blogs, including Yarn Harlot, The Panopticon, Crazy Aunt Purl, Yarn-A-Go-Go, Purl Bee, Craft Test Dummies, and Craftzine. For more blog recommendations, visit safe to buy generic viagra online and this one on the Lion Brand Notebook. Also, be sure to check out Zontee’s other pursuits at ZonteeHou.com.
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