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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:

Click here to see the issue of PatternJournal mentioned. Click here for more information & to purchase Michelle Edwards’ book. Click here to visit Kollabora.

We also share two interviews recorded at Vogue Knitting Live with designer Nicky Epstein and craft blogger 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