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Archive for June 16th, 2009


Wood, Plastic or Metal?

June 16th, 2009

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What type of material do you prefer your knitting needle or crochet hook to be made of?  Do you always use the same material or does it vary depending on the project?


Lion Brand on Long Island

June 16th, 2009

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Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Long Island Knitting Guild. We had an excellent turn out of almost one hundred people, which is one of the largest turn outs I have ever seen at a guild. It was such a delight to speak to these wonderful women, who are so passionate and knowledgeable about their craft. I couldn’t wait to tell them all about our new Lion Brand Yarn Studio and all the exciting things it has to offer. They loved getting a back stage pass into our company and were so intrigued by its family history.

What I love most about speaking at guilds are the thought-provoking questions and customer feedback. I think also it’s great when people give us fresh ideas for new colors and textures. Talking first-hand with the people who use our yarns is one of the most rewarding parts of going to these guilds.

Thanks again to everyone at the Long Island Knitting Guild for being so gracious and welcoming me into your circle!

Have a group of 50 or more in the tri-state area? E-mail jack@lionbrand.com to arrange for Jack to come speak to your guild or yarncrafting group!

For more on your local guild, visit the Knitting Guild Association’s website or the Crochet Guild of America’s website.