YarnCraft Episode 152 :: A Fond Farewell – Zontee & Michelle’s Favorite Things

29 Oct

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YarnCraft Episode 152 :: A Fond Farewell - Zontee & Michelle's Favorite Things

Zontee and Michelle’s last episode of YarnCraft is upon us! By popular demand of listeners like you, they share their favorite yarn-related and not-so-yarn-related things, as well as some thoughts on the New York Sheep & Wool Festival that took place earlier this year.

Patterns discussed include:

On Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we also hear from other members of the Lion Brand staff, who share their memories of some of their favorite projects over the years.

We also want to congratulate Abby M. and Stefanie R., the winners of episode 151′s giveaway. Enjoy the books, ladies!

…and now for an outtake!

Zontee and Michelle: the outtake

We’ll continue to feature older episodes of YarnCraft, as the company considers what to do with the podcast. Keep an eye out for future announcements. 

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

00:09 Intro & welcome
01:36 Thoughts on the New York Sheep & Wool Festival
06:36 Zontee & Michelle’s favorite things
24:56 Congratulations to our contest winners!
25:24 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
28:17 Thank you from Zontee & Michelle

  • Sara

    Best wishes Zontee, I’ll miss you and Michelle on the podcasts. I just found you on podcast about a week ago and have really enjoyed listening to your helpful information on the way to/from work. There are only about 9 previous podcasts available on iTunes. Do you know if older podcasts will be ‘re-broadcast’? Thanks again for all your helpful information and great laughs on the Yarncraft podcasts. I hope Lion Brand decides to continue them. God Bless, Sara

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Hi Sara, yes, we’ll “rerun” some older episodes, but in the meantime, you can listen to all available episodes on our blog (click “archival index”) at the top of the page.

  • kim dawson

    :( I am so sad that you two will not be here with me knitting each week in my living room… best wishes and hugs!

  • Wendy Williams

    All the best to you Zontee! I will miss your touch on the Yarncraft podcast. I do hope that Lionbrand will continue podcasts though, they are a wonderful service to the yarn craft community. I do wish you both all the best.

  • Amigurumi

    Zontee, I will miss you! I have been listening to the Lion Brand podcasts for years, and I love listening to them as much as I love crocheting and knitting. You and Michelle (and Liz, too!) are friends with whom I have laughed and learned from. Thank you for everything. Zontee, I know you will be successful in whatever you do. You are super smart and super organized. A true inspiration.

    My favorite podcast has to be your interview with yarn-crafting fiction author Betty Hechtman, whom you interviewed, I believe, partially because of a suggestion I made here on your blog. That was fun! Thank you for listening to customer suggestions. I also loved your episode that discussed your favorite movies that show (however briefly) knitting or crocheting. I had no idea that the Lion Brand Studio has a movie night. I wish I were close by so I could attend.

    I hope Lion Brand will continue the podcasts. It’s a great way for me to keep up with what’s happening at Lion Brand and in the world of yarn crafting. The podcasts make Lion Brand come alive for me, demonstrating that the company cares that I am happy with the creations I make with their yarn and patterns and inspiring me to improve my skills. While I don’t have time for Ravelry or Facebook, I can listen to podcasts while exercising or cooking–or crocheting or knitting (if I’m not counting, of course). I do plan to listen to your extensive archive of podcasts.

    Thank you, Zontee, Michelle, Liz, and Lion Brand for many hours of listening pleasure, education, and information provided by your podcasts. Much appreciated!

    Best wishes!

  • Linda

    I am surprised that this is their last podcast. Will Lion Brand do more podcasts? Zontee and Michelle and Liz were great! I purchased a MP3 so I could listen to them as I take my morning walk. I am very sad. Good luck to Zontee and Michelle! Linda

  • Jorie

    I am so sad to hear about this. I learned how to knit during my pre-internet childhood, so hearing a podcast about knitting was a revelation. I loved listening to young women like me who loved knitting and pop culture, and found a lot of useful new techniques to try because of things mentioned in different episodes. When I was sick in bed, or sad about something, it was something I could listen to that was cheerful and comforting.

  • Dana

    I have really enjoyed the podcast and wish you the best. You will be missed!

  • Deebee

    I love the Estell Manor Afghan, its going on the wish list of things to make in the future.

    Best of luck to both Zontee and Michelle. You will be missed