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Archive for July 22nd, 2009

Found on Facebook

July 22nd, 2009

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We have really been enjoying our connection with those of you who have become friends on Facebook.

Here is a photo that Brittany uploaded to our Facebook page of a Homespun squid that is worn on the head.  This wins my vote for a unique use of yarn!  Upload your photo and show us what you’re making with yarn.  Please join us, become a fan and get updates whenever we add a new video, run special offers, and provide behind-the-scenes pictures and info about what’s happening at Lion Brand.  Best of all you can join the conversation and make friends with thousands of other yarn lovers like yourself.

All-Stars Among Us

July 22nd, 2009

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While I was traveling through the Midwest last week, I was able to catch some of the MLB All-Star baseball game. Before the game began they played a video called “All-Stars Among Us” that was introduced by President Barack Obama, featured the last five living Presidents of the United States, and honored everyday people who make a difference in others’ lives. To my surprise one of the “all stars” mentioned was crocheting. I was so excited to see our industry represented in this undertaking before such a large national audience. The amazing woman featured in the video was Christine Shively who founded a charitable organization called “Knots of Love”. This charity is dedicated to making hats for those who have lost their hair due to their battle with cancer. Since she started the organization in 2007 she has donated over 21,000 caps.

We at Lion Brand commend Christine and all other who dedicate their lives to giving back for their efforts to help bring happiness and warmth to so many deserving people. This video truly touched my heart as I hope it will do the same for all of you.

(To see Christine’s 20 second clip fast forward to 3 min and 30 second portion of the video.)