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Lion Brand Yarn Spotting

February 16th, 2010

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One of the funny things about working at a yarn company is that you start recognizing yarns all over the place. I recently received a cozy crocheted hat, that I suspected was Vanna’s Choice in Rust.  My only doubt came from the fact that my aunt, who gave me the hat, does not crochet.  Then minutes later my cousin opened her gift, which was also a crocheted hat, this time undeniably Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Wood, confirming my assumption that mine was Vanna’s Choice in Rust.

It turns out that my aunt had bought them from Krochet Kids, an organization where women from northern Uganda crochet hats to support themselves and their families. (Click the related links below to learn more about Krochet Kids.)

Each hat has a tag with the woman’s signature in it so that you can look up who made your hat on their website. It is always really fun and exciting to see Lion Brand yarns used in people’s work in online marketplaces, and it was especially fun to see it used by this interesting organization.

To see some other great uses of Lion Brand yarns, check out the Lion Brand Gallery on Artfire.  We also love seeing how you use our yarn, so be sure to post your most recent finished project in our Customer Gallery.

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