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Archive for June 17th, 2009


Celebrate Independence Day with BK4K!

June 17th, 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.

Summer is officially in full swing, so celebrate with cook-outs, picnics, and pool parties! This month’s BK4K is all about celebrating Independence Day and other summer holidays with fun crafts for parties. Set your party table with patriotic place cards and knitted napkin rings.

Want to make party favors for your next barbecue? Make crocheted Summer Magnets to match the food that you’re serving for a great gift your friends will love to use.

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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Oceanic Desk Decorations

June 17th, 2009

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Like most offices, Lion Brand’s New York offices are filled with beautifully decorated desks. From personal pictures to swatches of new yarns, each person finds a way to decorate his or her desk in a beautiful and charming way. I decided that my desk needed to have an underwater theme, so I have been crafting sea creatures during my lunch breaks and when the internet has been slow. Meet my friendly desk creatures, Anglie the Anglerfish and Archibald the Octopus.


The pattern for my anglerfish came from Hansi Singh’s Amigurumi Knits. I used four different shades of Vanna’s Choice to add a personal touch. Everyone who visits my desk loves to ask questions about her.


Little Archibald was made from Vanna’s Choice Baby in Aqua using our popular Amigurumi Octopus pattern. He makes a friendly and adorable addition to my desk.

I’m always looking for more sea creatures to add to my desk, so feel free to suggest a knit or crochet pattern to me!