YarnCraft Episode 128 :: 6 Halloween (Yarncrafting) Horror Stories! (And How to Address These Knitting & Crochet Snafus)

23 Oct

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Hear terrible tales of gauge-gone-wrong and mutant sweaters on this episode of YarnCraft…then hear how you can avoid the same terrible fate–all in our special Halloween show. Zontee and Michelle share stories from listeners like you, themselves, and from Patty Lyons of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio (who was the source of inspiration for this episode).

Get tips on getting the most out of gauge, understanding fiber content, reading ahead in the pattern, understanding construction, and knowing when to walk away from a project.

Plus we share stories from listeners: LaLunaUnita, spitfireSNC, and cinderga. Click here to see listener spitfireSNC’s sock monkey lobotomy.

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee and Michelle share their top picks for leaf-inspired patterns. Add a touch of nature into your knit or crochet project with these patterns:

In two weeks, join us for a new episode on cast-ons and bind-offs, as well as starting chain methods. Share your favorite way to start or finish a project 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. 

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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

00:11 Intro & welcome
01:08 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
07:22 Halloween (Yarncrafting) Horror Stories
25:47 Patty’s Tale of Woe/Triumph
30:00 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
39:29 Thanks to our guest & listeners

  • Dee Bee

    Great episode, especially enjoyed the music.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com/ YarnCraft Podcast

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • http://twitter.com/artlikebread Art,LikeBread (Cami)

    I loved this episode!  While I missed the old music, I loved the scary music! :D  It was great to hear your cheerful voices and learn some really important tips about swatching!  I guess you just can’t skip the swatching, eh?

    THANK YOU, and I can’t wait to hear about your new episode.  I know you’re all getting back into things after Sandy & the snowstorm.   But New Yorkers can handle anything! :D Peace!

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com/ YarnCraft Podcast

    Thanks, Cami!