YarnCraft Episode 135 :: How to Make and Care for Heirloom Projects


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YarnCraft Episode 135 :: How to Make and Care for Heirloom Projects

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Make a project that marks a milestone! In this bonus-length episode, Zontee and Michelle share pattern ideas and customization tips for special events throughout your life. Plus we share stories from listeners about the special heirloom projects they’ve given and received over the years.

Patterns discussed include:

  • Knit Lavish Booties
  • Knit & crochet baby blankets
  • Knit & crochet baby sweaters
  • Knit & crochet christening sets
  • Crochet Best Bunny
  • Knit Heirloom Cable Cardigan
  • Knit School Colors Felted Laptop Sleeve
  • Crochet Boutique Laptop Sleeve
  • Crochet iPad Cover
  • Crochet coffee cozies
  • Nicky Epstein’s afghan patterns (including the Tree of Life Afghans)
  • Knit & crochet dish cloths

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We also share two interviews recorded at Vogue Knitting Live with designer Haley Pierson-Cox. These industry insiders give us their trend outlook for 2013.

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee and Michelle share tips on cleaning, caring for, and storing your knit/crochet projects and yarn. Find out what to do when bugs get in your fibers and how to prevent them in the future. Learn how to rip out a project and prepare the yarn for reuse.

Join us in two weeks when we talk about projects to ring in the spring season. What do you love to make for spring? 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
01:26 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
09:51 Heirloom projects
26:13 Interview with Haley Pierson-Cox
29:58 Interview with Nicky Epstein
33:16 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life Intro
48:07 Thanks to our guests and listeners


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