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Archive for March 24th, 2009


Celebrate Easter & Passover with BK4K

March 24th, 2009

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BK4K (By Kids, For Kids) is our monthly kids’ newsletter that’s perfect for kids and the adults that craft with them, from parents and grandparents to teachers and scout leaders.

Since March is National Craft Month, we’ve decided to get ready for upcoming holidays in advance! In this issue, we share great patterns for Easter and Passover to keep children busy during those rainy spring days. These great crafts can be used as the centerpiece for your holiday table, a toy for children, or just a joyful holiday decoration.

Even if you can’t knit or crochet yet, you can still make handmade decorations! Our Over Easy Eggs are a great way to personalize crafts without all the mess of dyeing eggs.

For even more holiday inspiration, search our Pattern Finder for “Easter” or “Passover“.

For more great kid-friendly ideas each month, subscribe to BK4K. If you already have a Lion Brand account, you can simply add it by clicking on “My LBY“, and selecting it under “My Subscriptions.”

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Lion Brand Wins a Flamie

March 24th, 2009

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On Monday, March 16, we got some exciting news — the Crochet Liberation Front announced the winners of its first annual Flamies. The CLF decided on several worthy nominations in each of approximately 20 categories, and around 4,000 votes were cast online after! Live on Getting Loopy — a great fiber-podcast — they announced the winners of the Flamies and honored Lion Brand as the Most-Crochet Friendly Yarn Company. I was happy to be on the podcast to accept the award.

Lion Brand is so grateful to all the crocheters out there, as well as the CLF!

The Crochet Liberation Front originated as a group on Ravelry and is now a website, blog, and podcast. The CLF is dedicated to the appreciation of crochet as its own entity, rather than the “kid sister of knitting”. The Flamies were devised to honor brands, designers, magazines, etc. that respect their mission of treating crochet equally.