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What a Fantastic Studio Preview!

November 13th, 2008

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On Sunday, I had the most exhausting, exhilarating, crazy, fun- filled, AMAZING day ever!  Of course, I’m talking of Lion Brand Yarn Studio’s first member-only preview day.  At 10:30 am, the line had already started to form. By the time we opened the doors at noon, there were already sixty fantastic, loyal, excited Lion Brand Yarn fans waiting to get in. We opened the doors and the fun began.  In the next five hours, over 500 Lion Brand customers passed through our doors.

First ones in!

It was so great to meet you all! What a remarkable bunch of yarn-crafters. I met someone who flew in from Washington DC, a woman who came in from Maryland, a man who drove from Pennsylvania. I guess it’s true what they say about us yarn lovers: if you build it (and fill it with yarn), we will come. I think my favorite part of the day was when I visited the back of the line to see how everyone was doing. I asked, “How’s everything going back here?” and a wonderful woman said, “Great, we’re all having fun and making friends.”  I hope that will set the tone for our future.

Speaking of the future, we have lots of fun events coming up in the next few months.  First, there’s the grand opening, November 18th.  We will have free demos throughout the day and hourly raffles!

Check out our web page,, for news and events, and be sure to sign up for the Studio e-mail list! If you are on the Lion Brand Yarn e-mail list, you still have to sign up separately for the Studio e-mail.

Today will be our second preview day, from 12 to 7 pm — we look forward to meeting even more of you!

Hope to see you all soon and often!

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Join Us for our Knit-Along and Get the Pattern Free!

November 13th, 2008

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Cable Luxe TunicLast month, we asked you which pattern you would like for our next knit-along. Although there were many votes for the Zen Coat and the Cabled Cashmere Sweater, the winner was the Cable Luxe Tunic!

Our KAL host will be Heather, a great freelance designer and knitting teacher. Please welcome her and introduce yourself!

Heather’s first post will be next Thursday, but in the meantime, go get your supplies, download and/or print the pattern (available for FREE only until November 27th ESPECIALLY for KAL participants), and get ready to knit with us!

No need to sign up or anything! Just follow along with the blog, and chat with us here, on Ravelry, or on Flickr. With all of the holidays coming up, we’ll be working at a leisurely pace, so jump in whenever you want!

We look forward to having you join us!

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