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Kristin Matteo’s Hometown® Hero

Kristin Matteo from Ocean Grove, NJ Kristin is on Instagram as @tripsandtastes Who is your Hometown® Hero? I am nominating Stacy Wiener, the Founder of “Supporting A Community with Kindness (S.A.C.K)” @soapsacks. Stacy deserves this recognition because she has taken her passion for crocheting and knitting and turned it into a global movement that is…

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Hatstravaganza 2021, A Blue Hat Contest

It might still be 2020 but Shira is already making big plans for #HatNotHate 2021! Hat Not Hate is an anti-bullying campaign founded by Shira Blumenthal. Each year Hat Not Hate collects Blue hats and distributes them to schools during the month of October which is National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal for 2021 is…

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Kathleen Conti’s Hometown® Heroes

Kathleen Conti from Franklin Square, NY Kathleen is on Instagram as @Ladybug144 Who is your Hometown® Hero? Alice Cashman and Pearl Chin from Knitty City. @bryantparknyc & @KnittyCity Can you tell us about your Hometown® Hero and what their project has meant to you? A few years ago, I came across an initiative that was…

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SHIRA’S HOLIDAY SWEATER CONTEST!

December is fast approaching and we have the perfect contest to get you in the Holiday spirit. The host of The Shi Show, Shira Blumenthal wants to bring a little joy to your needles and hooks this season with a zany Sweater Contest! We are looking for your most over the top and creative sweaters…

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Hometown® Heroes!

Hometown® Heroes! Brought to you by Hometown® Bonus Bundle® Yarn Over the last few months, we have been inspired by the stories of community members coming together through yarn. These could be acts of kindness that affect a whole town or even just one neighbor. We all have stories, but we rarely have a chance…

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THE #LBYWickedWIP WINNERS!

Today is the day! We are announcing the official winners of our #LBYWickedWIP contest! This contest has been so much fun for everyone at Lion Brand to see what you all came up with for your costume designs! 3rd Place – Humphrey The Tortoise from @honeyann.sibleyguerette Made with Basic Stitch Anti Pilling™ Yarn 2nd Place…

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My Life In Yarn: Niki Dionne

is a featured artist in Intangible, a Craft Yarn Council fiber art installation. Created in collaboration with The Sweet Tooth Hotel. Niki is a Pom-Pom maker, knitter, and illustrator. @actualfootageofme

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My Life In Yarn: Molly Margaret Sydnor

Molly Margaret Sydnor is a featured artist in Intangible, a Craft Yarn Council fiber art installation. Created in collaboration with The Sweet Tooth Hotel. Molly is a weaver, painter, and experimental fashion designer. @mollymargaretdesigner

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When 80 Blankets Became 125

If you’ve been following along with my #80Blankets posts then you already know a piece of my story. In case this is our first meeting, let me share some of the blanket history. My wedding was scheduled for December 2020. (“Was” being the key word in this sentence.) We planned to have our ceremony outdoors…

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My Go-To Blanket Stitch: The Wavy Chevron

One stitch pattern in particular has become my go-to, my buddy, my best friend and it’s the wavy chevron. It’s classic ripple stitch goodness that works with just about all yarns no matter what the weight or texture. So far I’ve worked this pattern using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, Totally Tubular, Feels Like Butta with Mandala Roving, Feels Like Butta with Winter Nights (on…

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