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Archive for January, 2009

Studio Snippets: Customers Helping Each Other

January 19th, 2009

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A few days ago there was a woman sitting at the project table happily knitting away.  A few minutes later her friend joined her, spread out her work and they started working on her sweater together.  After a short time had passed I heard the second lady say, to whom I had assumed was her friend, “Thank you so much for all your help.  What days do you work here?”

It was then that the first woman informed her that she didn’t work here — she was just knitting and was happy to help.

Only at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio do you find EVEN the other customers are helpful!

Studio Snippets – Ready for Jan. 20th!

January 16th, 2009

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This Lion Brand Yarn Studio customer’s making Obama finger puppets for all her Inaugeration party guests!

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A Heartfelt Thank You from the Lion Brand Yarn Studio

January 15th, 2009

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The Knit One Save One Campaign is over and I just wanted to share a few statistics:

  • 102 knitters & crocheters involved
  • 209 crochet hooks used
  • 258 pairs of needles used
  • 36,750 yards of yarn knit & crocheted
  • 525 heads covered
  • 1,050 grateful parents

Thank you!


Special Evening with The Friday Night Knitting Club Author

January 14th, 2009

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On Monday, January 5, 2009 in our Lion Brand Yarn Studio, we had the pleasure of having guest author, Kate Jacobs, author of bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club, read passages from its sequel Knit Two. She also answered questioned and signed copies of her book. The Friday Night Knitting Club is going to be made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.

Didn’t make it to see Kate Jacobs? Listen to interviews with her on two episodes of YarnCraft, our bi-weekly audio podcast.

And join us on February 5th for our next special event, featuring the popular and talented knit & crochet designer, Nicky Epstein. Visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio’s news & events page for more information on how to RSVP.

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Studio Snippets: A Bit of Customer Wisdom

January 14th, 2009

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Two friends were looking at the new workshop schedule and one pointed out the Gauge class to her friend, commenting that she could use that class.  Her friend said, “Oh a gauge workshop, the class nobody wants to take and everybody should.”