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Archive for the 'Humor' Category


Lola Gets Leggy on the Skating Rink!

January 22nd, 2016

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

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Knit Colorwork Leg Warmers And Hat Knit Prince Street Leg Warmers Sassy Stripes Leg Warmer Trio
Knit Colorwork Leg Warmers And Hat
— Made with LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Knit Prince Street Leg Warmers
— Made with Tweed Stripes®
Sassy Stripes Leg Warmer Trio
— Made with Modern Baby®

 

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When Lola’s Passions and New Year’s Resolutions Collide …

January 8th, 2016

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

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Knit Color Grid Pullover Crochet Sorrento Ripple Shrug Knit Sunday Stroll Vest
Knit Color Grid Pullover
— Made with Vanna’s Glamour®
Crochet Sorrento Ripple Shrug
— Made with Heartland®
Knit Sunday Stroll Vest
— Made with Homespun®

 

For more great pet patterns, visit PatternFinder.

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Franklin Habit’s Friendly Three-Point Message to Journalists Who Seek to Write About Knitting and Crochet

January 6th, 2016

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franklin_400x400Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please let me say how delighted I am that you intend to devote column inches (or equivalent in screen real estate) to something so dear to my heart. It’s a broad and fascinating subject, reaching back centuries and stretching the world around. Much has been said of it, yet so much remains unsaid.

I venture to guess, based upon prior experience with reporters covering this beat, that it was not your first choice among the week’s assignments. You are new, perhaps. An intern, possibly. Or you got caught in the office supply closet with the editor’s girlfriend at the holiday party, and this is your punishment.

Chin up, friend. You could do worse. Your sources are legion. They will eagerly supply fodder sufficient to overflow the boundaries of a book, let alone your limit of 2,000 words. Play nice, and you might get to keep the mittens after the photo shoot.

Field research will take you to guild meetings, knit nights,  and yarn shops, at which you will be offered tea and cookies, frequently; and stronger libation, almost as frequently.

You will not have to jump off a bridge or wear a silly costume. You will not be required to crawl down mine shafts or across battlefields.

However.

Before you turn on your recorder there are a few fundamentals you must understand. They will help you to write a piece full of truth and beauty. A piece that will be passed merrily around the Internet like a plate of homemade macaroons. A piece that will not inspire fifty million plugged-in yarn fanciers to flood your publication with sternly worded messages of complaint.

Ready? Good. Take notes.

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Lola’s Making a Sweater for Santa and Checking it Twice …

December 25th, 2015

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Come see Lion Brand®‘s holiday window at 34 West 15th Street in New York City!

 

Crochet Amigurumi Gingerbread House Knit NYC Skyline Afghan Crochet Red Hook Cheeseburger Dog Toy
Crochet Cookie Jar
— Made with Vanna’s Choice®
Knit The Celebrator Hat
— Made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® and Fun Fur®
Knit The Celebrator Dog Sweater
— Made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® and Fun Fur®

 

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Curds, Whey, Crochet: It’s a new “Out of the Loop,” the comic for those who love to knit and crochet …

December 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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Get your own web-ready look with these pattern ideas!:

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Crochet Sunset Stripe Hat & Scarf Set made with Heartland® and Vanna’s Glamour® The Pom Crochet Spider Magnet made with Vanna’s Choice®
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