About YarnCraft

About YarnCraft:

YarnCraft is an audio-podcast–a show you can download or subscribe to–for people who knit, crochet, and craft with yarn. (We like to say it’s like “Car Talk,” but for knitters and crocheters.) We hope to inspire and inform you about the possibilities that yarncrafting offers. Join us twice a month for new content.

Plus, we always want to know what you’re interested in, what you like, and who you’d like to hear from, so tell us by commenting on the blog, leaving us a message on the comment line (at 774-452-YARN; that’s 9276), or e-mailing us (at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com)! Please note that only voicemails and e-mails used in the podcast will receive answers.

About the Hosts:

Zontee Hou & Michelle Urcuyo

Zontee and Michelle are two New York girls who love to knit, crochet, and laugh! Zontee is the editor of Lion Brand’s three weekly e-newsletters, the official Lion Brand blog (the Lion Brand Notebook), and the editor/producer of YarnCraft. She has also appeared on Knitting Daily TV and The Martha Stewart Show as an expert on knitting and trends. Learn more about her on her website or follow her on Twitter.

Michelle is the manager of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, Lion Brand’s retail store and education center in New York City. A lover of all things yarny who also has a serious case of start-itis, Michelle has a background in theater, with her clown-school training shining through on some episodes of YarnCraft. (And yes, she knit that top in the photo.)

Find them on Ravelry, screenname: YarnCraft.

Liz Shaw (Episodes 10-116)

Liz is a yarncrafter passionate about knitting, crocheting, and yarn–crafting wherever they are. Before leaving to start a family, Liz served as director of yarn development at Lion Brand. She’s appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and has a degree in design from Parsons The New School for Design.

Zontee, “Lionsaurus Rex”, and Liz

Jessica Abo (Episodes 1-9)

Jessica Abo loves to ask questions, so it is easy to understand why she is passionate about being a journalist. The Bethlehem, Pa., native received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her broadcast career has taken her to many places; she most recently spent the last two years in Burlington, VT reporting, producing and anchoring for WCAX-TV. When she is not reporting the news or hosting a podcast, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her grandmother was an expert knitter and Jessica would like to continue that knitting legacy. A personal yarn goal: learning to make socks.

About Lion Brand Yarn:
Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 130+ year-old entity and is America’s oldest hand knitting yarn brand. Founded in 1878, the company began operation in New York City and has been a leading supplier of quality hand knitting and crochet yarns ever since. Throughout its history, Lion Brand Yarn has been at the forefront of yarn trends while consistently providing its customers with the highest quality product, service and inspiration.

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  • dulce M EsquibelAbuengrampy

    Its real anise experience to browse true YarnCraft  thanks

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001044897532 Josh Johnson

    Hey YarnCraft, for starters let me just say this about your site, I absolutely love it, and second of all, I had a kind of small request to ask you guys, well again for starters, My name is Joshua Johnson and I am President of a kind of small Club, at my school called Needle Arts Club (NAC) for short actually. But anyways and I was wondering if you guys would be able to put a shout out to people in the Tacoma District, Or maybe in the Lakewood one If you please and maybe post it on your guys website. Because my club really needs help. Love Joshua Johnson

    Oh and P.S. 

    Would you be able to post my e-mail at lowthare@gmail.com 

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

    Hi Josh, thanks for commenting! We’ll try and fit in a shout-out in an upcoming episode. In the meantime, don’t forget to register your group on LionBrand.com so others can find you:

  • Jeanne

    I am looking for a Lion Brand yarn that is comp to pomes an old yarn. My pattern is old from 1977. A hooded sweter I have made many times in the past. I have had a request for another but cannot find a substitute yarn. Suggestions??

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

    Hi Jeanne, we always recommend that you substitute yarns based on similar thickness and texture. For more information, please see LionBrand.com’s FAQ:

    As this is the website specifically for the YarnCraft podcast, you may find it more helpful to contact support@lionbrand.com for questions about products. Hope that helps!

  • Calchick

    would like these more if they were videos you can listen and watch on your ipod, etc.- referring to podcasts

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Hi Calchick, since video production is much more time-intensive, we would only be able to produce a few episodes at a time (which is why most video series and TV shows have a limited number of episode in a season) versus having episodes every other week–plus we believe there’s a medium for every type of content, and the podcast is for those who want to enjoy a radio-style show as they knit/crochet! However, if you prefer video content, please check out http://www.youtube.com/lionbrandyarn and our “Talks from the Yarniverse” interview series. Enjoy!