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Happy New Year from Lion Brand!

January 1st, 2014

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All of us at Lion Brand want to wish you a Happy New Year!

While most resolutions revolve around good health, life, and a better you, we wonder what your yarncrafting resolutions will be for 2014? Are you looking to learn a stitch or try a new pattern or will you finally organize your yarn stash?

Happy New Year from Lion Brand
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  • Hilary Green

    After falling in love with all kinds of crafts in 2013, I want to knit, crochet, patchwork and applique (among other things) for family, friends and if I can, for a craft stall at the local farmers market.

  • Tazangel in Brooklyn

    To use up the many tubs of yarn bought on sale to do the many projects not started yet. To try more challenging patterns and get our of my comfort zone of baby blankets and afghans and shawls.

  • Erin Wright

    Theres so much I want to do and try, but most importantly, I hope to finish all projects that I start this year. I tend to pick up several at a time and not finish what I’ve started for months on end. So thats my resolution…to COMPLETE my crochet and knitting projects!

    • Erin Wright

      …also, I’d like to FINALLY post one of my own patterns!

  • catmom

    To learn many new techniques and stitches, so I can crochet even more exciting items in the future

  • Danielle

    I will FINISH many projects I already have started. For each new project, I will finish an old one as well!

  • Jenn

    I am working on opening a new shop with my crocheted creations! Here’s to a bright, colorful, WONDERFUL year ahead for all!

  • Nancy Lee

    To improve my skills, try new patterns without fear, and new yarns too. Also make lots more baby clothes for Stitches from the Heart.

  • tara

    knitting 50 bunnies to send to Bolivia next Oct. i am just finishing number 16

  • zilveti

    Resolutions? Actually I need to finish a cozy rabbit, some pockets with numbers, a chubby Santa Claus and I need to sew some knitted pencil cases and clutches. Wow! A lot of stuff.

  • zilveti

    I also would like to knit a sweater for a baby due to May, as a great friend of mine will be grandma.

  • Lois the knitter

    I am going to “try to” finish one project before starting a new one!!!!LOL

  • Pamela Kirschman

    I’m going to knit a pair of socks per week. 52 pairs!! (in 2013 I did 50 pairs, so I’m pushing myself just a little more)

    • Petrina

      What an impressive goal. I wish you luck.

  • Rhonda

    Start my Christmas knitting much, much earlier! like now!

  • Julz

    I’m going to learn to knit from my 86 yr old grandma. I’ve been crocheting for 31 yrs… you would think knitting would come easy. lol

  • mawee

    I hope to make more blankets for the Linus Project and love the comment by Deebee – find a cure for startitis!

  • Erin Smith

    My resolution is to learn to knit socks and to knit a sweter for myself. I’ve made 2 baby sweaters for my niece, now I want to try something new!

  • Collette Griffith

    I plan to find some new patterns for things to make for our Crafts Shows this coming Fall. I teach a crochet class at our local Senior Center and we send afghans to Veterans’ hospitals, Prayer Shawls to our local Hospice, and hats to various Children’s hospitals. Since we are non-profit, we sell our crocheted items to make money for yarn and postage.

  • Guest

    To make a complete wardrobe for my granddaughter’s 18″ doll. And learn how to knit, finally!

  • GailMV

    Planning on a really big, and yet fun adventure. I have been very involved in crocheting projects as gifts for mostly family and very close friends for the last 25 or more years. I learned the craft my Grandmother and took to it right away it turned out to be a real gift to myself and a blessing during my challenging times of being a Mom, etc. and yet, also I found I could really be happy, especially for holidays like Christmas and birthdays and just special days. In any event, this year, I want to start my own 1 or 2 days a week (2-3 hours each) crochet group for advanced and beginner crocheters. Over the years I have collected an amazing amount of patterns, lots of them purchased and some free patterns available from places like JoAnn’s and Michael’s. I have taught small groups how to crochet and have done classes for a local church group.
    So now I want to share my knowledge with others and have a group starting in my home for local individuals from the community in my immediate area. I have pictures of what I have crocheted over time, so I will put these together for sharing, etc, I think it would be fun to pick one project type (light newborn beanies or bibs), and set a goal to donate to a local pediatric hospital with a SPECIAL NEWBORN BABY Nursery (preemies and other medically challenged infants) a portion of what myself or the group makes after a month of fun times, sharing, visiting and learning the skill.
    It could turn into something bigger and that is fine with me, I know there are definite benefits for each person who learns this skill and enjoys doing it as well. It is a great take-along craft for trips and makes each trip I have done this on that much more fun and special.
    I am open to suggestions from others, as I really want to be up and running with this group no later than March, 2014.

  • Katie

    I have a big family (my mom has just her parents, her brother, and his wife, but my dad has nine siblings, with five of them married, and many cousins and second cousins. Plus, I have my sister and four dogs.) So my New Year’s Resolution is to make everyone in my family a gift.

  • Debi

    To find more time to crochet and to try to sell a few for a little extra income.