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Lola Loves Everything About Christmas in July … Well, Almost Everything …

July 24th, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus …

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Color Pop Felted Knit Stocking Knit Blooming Teapot Cozy Knit Tree of Life Afghan Crochet Ice Princess Throw
Color Pop Felted Knit Stocking — Made with Fishermen’s Wool®, Pelt and Bonbons Knit Blooming Teapot Cozy — Made with Vanna’s Choice® and Vanna’s Palettes Knit Tree of Life Afghan — Made with Wool-Ease® Crochet Ice Princess Throw — Made with Homespun®

For more great Christmas in July patterns, “>click here.

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If the Hat Fits… it’s a new “Out of the Loop,” the comic for those who love to knit and crochet!

July 17th, 2015

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We’ve teamed up with Todd Clark, creator of the ever-popular Lola series, to bring you “Out of the Loop,” a regular one-panel comic featuring humorous takes on the world of yarn.

Enjoy and please share widely!

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Top off your outfit with these patterns!

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Crochet Lady Who Lunches Hat made with Vanna’s Choice® and Bonbons Knit Cotton Sun Hat made with Nature’s Choice Organic® Cotton Crochet Flower Power Hat made with Heartland® Thick & Quick® and Bonbons

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Caption this Lola for a chance to win $250 to spend at lionbrand.com!

July 10th, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

The caption with the most votes will receive $250 to spend at lionbrand.com!

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Crochet Sea Breeze Top Knit Fishy Wishy Afghan Crochet Shark Afghan Crochet Amigurumi Octopus
Crochet Sea Breeze Top
Made with Cotton-Ease®
Knit Fishy Wishy Afghan
Made with Modern Baby®
Crochet Shark Afghan
Made with Hometown USA®
Crochet Amigurumi Octopus
Made with Vanna’s Choice®

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Lola Gets Crafty for the Fourth … Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Yarn!

June 26th, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

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You can get crafty too!


Firework Treat Toppers Crochet Independence Day Top Hat Crochet Independence Day Table Mats Knit Flag Pullover
Firework Treat Toppers
Made with Vanna’s Glamour®
Crochet Independence Day Top Hat
Made with Kitchen Cotton
Crochet Independence Day Table Mats
Made with Kitchen Cotton
Knit Flag Pullover
Made with Heartland®

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Abracadabra, amigurumi – same thing, right? It’s a new “Out of the Loop,” the comic for those who love to knit and crochet …

June 19th, 2015

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We’ve teamed up with Todd Clark, creator of the ever-popular Lola series, to bring you “Out of the Loop,” a regular one-panel comic featuring humorous takes on the world of yarn.

Enjoy and please share widely!

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Here are a few kawaii patterns to inspire you!

Crochet Filipa Fox Knit Little Pig And Bunny Crochet Critter Trio
Crochet Filipa Fox
made with Vanna’s Palettes
Knit Little Pig And Bunny
made with Vanna’s Palettes
Crochet Critter Trio
made with Vanna’s Palettes

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Lola Can’t. Not After Who She Met Today …

June 12th, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

Lola visits the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in Manhattan and you won’t believe what happens next …

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Have you checked out Lion Brand’s latest pattern collection, Curvy Girl? These patterns are Lola-approved!


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Curvy Girl Knit Tunic
Made with Textures®
Curvy Girl Crochet Rufled Collar Cardigan
Made with Heartland®
Curvy Girl Knit Cabled Cardigan
Made with Heartland®
Curvy Girl Crochet Tunic
Made with Heartland®

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Bait and Stitch by Franklin Habit

June 5th, 2015

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Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life.

I don’t know about you, but if the person who invented the “click bait” headline suffered severe contusions after being buried alive in an avalanche of refurbished laptop computers I would not weep heavily into my handkerchief.

Unless you’re reading a transcription of this online article from a parchment scroll, you know what click bait is. You’re fooling around on the Internet when something like this catches your eye:

“She Ordered a Half-Caff Double Latte with Extra Foam. What She Got Instead Will Shock You.”

Being only human, you immediately cease writing a wry comment on the photograph of your sister-in-law’s new pet ocelot (a rescue, so cute) and click the link. Being only human, you brace yourself for the advertised shock.

Being only human, you are annoyed to find that What She Got Instead was not (as you had rather hoped) a cardboard cup containing a human nose; but a Half-Caff Double Latte without the Extra Foam. You have wasted two minutes of your life, you are not shocked, and in the meantime your own daughter has already written the clever thing you were going write on the picture of the ocelot.

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This was bad enough when it was new; now it has become pervasive. The time lost is the worst of it. We are all too busy, in a gadabout age, without running after shocks that do not shock and amazement that fails to amaze.

And those of us who have things to knit, to crochet, to weave–can we stand to lose precious moments this way? We cannot. Life is short. Yarn is long.

Therefore, as a service to the public, I have undertaken to collect the latest crop of click bait and present you with a concise summary of the bait beyond the click. If you wish to investigate further, at least you will know what you’re getting into.

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Lola Meets “Dino-Kitty” …

May 29th, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

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Crochet Dotty Dinosaur Crochet Dinosaur Scarf Cats In Hats: Knit Dinosaur Hat

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Do You Really Have to “Lay Flat to Dry”? It’s a new “Out of the Loop,” the comic for those who love to knit and crochet …

May 20th, 2015

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We’ve teamed up with Todd Clark, creator of the ever-popular Lola series, to bring you “Out of the Loop,” a regular one-panel comic featuring humorous takes on the world of yarn.

Enjoy and please share widely!

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Here are a few woolly patterns to inspire you!

Crochet Log Cabin Afghan Knit Felted Tribal Bag Crochet Gaelic Bay Afghan
Crochet Log Cabin Afghan made with Fishermen’s Wool® Knit Felted Tribal Bag made with Fishermen’s Wool® Crochet Gaelic Bay Afghan made with Fishermen’s Wool®

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A Top Ten Moment For Crocheters: Lily Chin Guests on David Letterman!

May 19th, 2015

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Since taking the helm on CBS’ late night talk show in 1982, David Letterman has entertained his audience with humorous segments, charming wit, and unforgettable guests.

Fans have taken to the web to post their favorite memories  — and we have one of our own!

Designer (and long-time friend of Lion Brand!) Lily Chin made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman back in 2003, after she’d earned the title of World’s Fastest Crocheter!

Watch as she makes Dave a sweater using our Wool-Ease® yarn in the span of one episode.

We’re glad to have been a part of such a memorable part of pop culture, and for that, we say, #ThanksDave.

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