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Archive for November 6th, 2008


Crochet a Reminder to Give Thanks

November 6th, 2008

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The cornucopia is a symbol that reminds us to appreciate the abundance in our lives.  No matter how difficult times may be, Thanksgiving is a time to focus on what we are grateful for.

This cornucopia is a crocheted horn shape with individually crocheted mini fruits and vegetables inside, including a pumpkin, an apple, an egglplant, a corn on the cobb and a squash.  The filled cornucopia measures 6 3/4″ wide by 6 1/2″ tall.

We invite you to comment and share with us and with each other the things that you are grateful for.


Showing Sports Spirit in Yarn

November 6th, 2008

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This is a post from John, in our New Jersey office:

My name is John, and I work in Lion Brand’s Information Technology (IT) department. I originally learned to crochet from Carolyn, my best friend in our Customer Service department. As of Nov. 11th, I will have been working here for one year. Crocheting is still an uphill battle for me, so I am not as good as other associates here, but I get by.

Like many people from New Jersey, I was born a die-hard New York Giants fan. My cubicle is adorned with a fair share of Giants paraphernalia, especially Super Bowl Champions things. Between work, football, and only a cursory knowledge of crochet, I have very little time to practice.

Luckily, my good friend Stephanie decided to make me a Giants hat for my birthday. She told me to pick the colors, yarn, and layout and she would take care of the rest. I picked Vanna’s Choice in Colonial Blue, Scarlet, and White to match the Giants’ team colors. The resulting hat keeps me warm while rooting for the Giants. Go Giants!

For more ideas about showing team spirit, check out our latest issue of our monthly newsletter, BK4K.