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Old Yarns & New Friends at the NYC Crochet Guild

January 27th, 2010

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking to the New York City Crochet Guild. We had a great turn out of over seventy people. I truly enjoyed watching the proud participants of this group show off their latest projects and designs. I was able to show them all of the exciting new yarns that we have for this year, such as Hometown USA, Amazing, the LB Collection, and some new yarns that have yet to be introduced.  When I asked how many of the ladies had been to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the majority of the members had visited the store and absolutely loved it. I have attached some pictures for the meeting for your viewing pleasure.

My favorite part of the night was when one of the ladies, Irene, donated some vintage Lion Brand yarns to our archives. She donated some great oldies like Glitter Knit, Pamela, and Molaine that was made in Italy. She even gave us a sport yarn that was 100% pure wool that came out way before my time that was article number 804 with an old dye-cut label. Being that I love to collect vintage Lion Brand items for our archives, this was most exciting.

One of the greatest take away from visiting guilds around the country is all of the insightful feed back that I receive. I love going back to the office the next day and sharing all of the wonderful things I learned with the rest of the Lion Brand team. I can’t wait to visit my next guild.

Want Jack to visit your group? Groups of 50 or more in the tri-state area can contact jack@lionbrand.com regarding speaking at an event.

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  • D

    Love the vintage yarn! That’s so amazing! I was looking into the Crochet Guild and am going to become a member, looks like a wonderful organization.

  • Bobbie

    I am posting late on this blog but I remembered the comment about the vintage yarns and recalled it while I was visiting my mom this week. She has had to hang up her crochet and knitting needles and offered me her yarns. While going through the stash I found two dozen skeins of Molaine. It was a treasure trove of future cowls and scarves. Wow. Gorgeous silvers and mauve and lavendar. My knitting needles are gearing up.

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  • Dee

    Its good to know that some of the retired yarns are being archived. There are some yarns that I truly miss working with such as terry spun and Jaime baby. I often wonder what leads to a yarn being discontinued. When my daughter was in grade school I knit her a sweater with the Ivory Wool-ease sprinkles. It came in a huge ball similar to Pound of Love. She made me promise to save the left-over to use when she grew up and had her own babies (The yarn is still in my stash).

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