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Lola Finds Her Inner Claire on a Path She Never Expected …

November 13th, 2015

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

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Make your own Outlander: The Series garments! Lion Brand® is the official licensee of knit and crochet kits inspired by the popular television series, OUTLANDER THE SERIES. There are seven knit and seven crochet easy-to-make designs made in your favorite Lion Brand® yarns.

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NEW from Todd Clark! Girdle Without A Cause: A Lola Collection is out now!

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Talk to the Paw by Franklin Habit

November 3rd, 2015

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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.

“Leelee just loves my knitting,” she said brightly, plucking the ball of yarn from the corner into which it had rolled. “Don’t you, Leelee?”

Leelee was silent.

“She just loves it,” she said again, winding on the twisted clew that had circumnavigated the legs of the armchair, the coffee table, and a medium-sized plaster reproduction of the Venus de Milo. “You love it, don’t you?”

Leelee watched sullenly for a moment, then turned her back and began licking her foot.

Leelee, as you may have guessed, is a cat. Unable to speak for herself, she is frequently given voice by the knitter with whom she resides. Leelee is often said by the knitter to be quite the yarn fanatic. Leelee pores over the knitting magazines that litter the floor and offers mewling critiques of the patterns inside. Leelee does not care for intarsia, drop shoulders, or very bright colors. Leelee is presently infatuated with chenille.

“Did she tell you that?” I asked.

“She doesn’t have to, silly!” said the knitter. “Cats and yarn! Cats and yarn!”

I felt, on Leelee’s behalf, a certain resentment. I understand what it’s like to have everyone assume they know you just by looking at you. As a man, I am generally reckoned to have a deep love of football (no) and a violent aversion to needlework (also no). It’s not quite fair.

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Lola’s Ready for Halloween, Thanks To You … The Votes Are In!

October 30th, 2015

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

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Make your own Fuzzy Bear Hood.

Get into the Halloween spirit with our new video, “6 Fears That Keep Every Knitter and Crocheter Up at Night“!

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6 Fears That Keep Every Knitter and Crocheter Up at Night

October 28th, 2015

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Ghouls and goblins have got nothing on… dropped stitches?! We know what’s really scaring you this Halloween; Brand Ambassador Shira Blumenthal spins a spooky web of a tale in the video below!

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Happy Halloween, from all of us here at Lion Brand®!


What costume should Lola wear for Halloween? Vote now!

October 16th, 2015

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

Tell us what costume you think Lola should wear this Halloween for a chance to be selected to receive a $50 gift certificate to use at lionbrand.com! Can’t see the voting tools below the comic? Click here.

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