Our last knit-along of the Cable Luxe Tunic, was a big hit, and we’re ready to start another one! This time we will be working on a very special pattern — the Textured Circle Shrug from the book Glam Knits! We’re so excited to offer you this pattern for FREE, courtesy of North Light Books.
Knit-alongs are a great opportunity for people all over the world to connect on the blog and work together on their own versions of one particular pattern — it’s a chance to learn, make new friends, and expand your knitting abilities by helping each other through the pattern.
Our KAL host will be none other than the shrug’s designer, Stefanie Japel! Stefanie is the author of Glam Knits and Fitted Knits (click the titles to see/purchase the books). She also runs a great blog, Glampyre.com. Please introduce yourself, tell us about your skill-level, and where you’re from!
Stefanie’s first post will be next Thursday, so download the free pattern and collect your supplies! There’s no need to sign up. Just follow along with the blog and chat with us here, on Ravelry, or on Flickr — work at your own pace, share your pictures and thoughts, and have fun. We look forward to knitting along with you!
New to KALs? Read our beginner’s guide by clicking here.
NOTE: Looking for new knit-along entries by Stefanie? Click on the “blog” button above to go back to the main blog page, where all entries are shown in reverse-date order OR click on “knit-along” under Categories (in the right-hand bar) to see all knit-along-related entries.
Mother’s Day is almost here and in episode 39 of YarnCraft, our bi-weekly radio-style podcast, Liz and I celebrate the moms (grandmothers, aunts, etc.) in all our lives. We have great stories from listeners about the important women in their lives. Plus we share gift ideas for all types of moms–from Traditional Mom to Glamorous Mom, we have gift ideas for all the special women out there.
In our regular segment, Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we offer ideas for buying gifts for other yarncrafters.
Here are 5 of our great Mother’s Day gift ideas:
The great thing about taking classes, is it allows you to break out of you yarncrafting rut and try something new. Recently we taught a class on knitting in the round, make a hat. This wonderful student has been knitting for years, but never tried knitting in the round. I was so thrilled the other day when she took the time to come in and show off her finished product. I was so proud of her adorable hat, but I was mostly thrilled with how thrilled she was.
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Every month, the Lion Brand Yarn Studio creates a beautiful display to showcase its yarn of the month. April’s feature is Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton, which also has seven new colors (for a total of 14). The Studio did an amazing job decorating with umbrellas, rain boots, and (my favorite part) amigurumi birds. If you’ve guessed this month’s theme, you can probably guess next month’s! AND if you’re in New York City, swing by the Studio to see this fantastic creative display in person!
It’s not often I have an opportunity to write on the blog as my family and business responsibilities keeps me quite busy. I thought it appropriate to share about an event that was very special to the Blumenthal family and those that knew my father, Isidor Blumenthal, of blessed memory (1909-2003) that took place last Monday, April 20, 2009.
At the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, a division of the State University of New York, Lion Brand Yarn dedicated a seminar room to Isidor Blumenthal. In addition to being my father, Isidor was President of Lion Brand Yarn from 1957 until his passing in December 2003. He was truly the driving force behind our family and family businesses – Lion Brand Yarn Company and Orchard Yarn & Thread, Inc.
My father was a soft-spoken, modest individual with a passion for education. The importance of learning and teaching were among the most essential things in the world to him. It is most gratifying to have a seminar room named after him at an institution of higher learning and one that he thought so much of and to which he and our company are connected.
Dr. Joyce Brown, President of FIT, and Lisa Braverman, Dean of Students, spoke at the dedication regarding Lion Brand Yarn and its affiliation with FIT through scholarships, the endowment of the seminar room, and, on the occasion of Lion Brand Yarn’s 125th anniversary in 2003, by sponsoring an exhibit at the FIT museum.
During her remarks, Dr. Brown announced the establishment of a new award by Lion Brand Yarn for the student that shows the most creativity in hand knitting and/or crochet in the field of textiles.
We at Lion Brand are blessed with a wonderful heritage of helping others and providing a superior quality products that people enjoy working with.