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Lola Says, “You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Visited the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City!”

December 11th, 2015

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

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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 Amigurumi Gingerbread House
— Made with Vanna’s Choice®
Knit NYC Skyline Afghan
— Made with Vanna’s Choice®
Crochet Gleeful Gingerbread Friend
— Made with Vanna’s Choice®

 

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Homespun®!

November 20th, 2015

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Homespun®, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: from your painterly shades, to that famous poncho, we love the texture and depth you give our projects. We’ll let brand ambassador Shira Blumenthal continue the list…

:: Can’t see the video above? Click here to watch — https://youtu.be/I2Ux4n9kkn8 :: 
 

Happy 20th anniversary, Homespun®!

Until November 30th, save 20% when you purchase Homespun®, Homespun® Thick & Quick® and Holiday Homespun® at lionbrand.com! *

* Sale on through to Sunday, November 30th, 2015. Applies to Homespun® family yarns only, excluding yarn already on sale or clearance. Valid at lionbrand.com only.


Happy New Year from Lion Brand!

January 1st, 2015

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From all of us at Lion Brand, Happy New Year!

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Tell us about your knitting and crochet resolutions for 2015 in the comments below.


Merry Christmas from Lion Brand

December 25th, 2014

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From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Christmas!

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My Visit to the Soundview Knitting Guild in Trumbull, CT!

December 22nd, 2014

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Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the amazing folks at the Soundview Knitting Guild in Trumbull, CT.   Having seen Jack Blumenthal present to a guild the month before, I was able to see how well he connects with people when he talks about our company.  So when he asked me to fill in for him in Trumbull, I was thrilled and a bit nervous.  But as a communications major and drama minor in college, I really do love standing up and talking in front of people, and as a fifth generation member of the family business, I’m more than happy to talk about Lion Brand.

We regularly visit knit and crochet guilds to share what’s happening at Lion Brand face-to-face with people who use our yarns. The feedback our customers give us is so important. These presentations are also an opportunity to show samples of our latest yarns.   I love getting “ooohs and ahhhhhs” when I show off our American-made yarns such as Heartland, Heartland Thick & Quick®, Hometown USA®, Country®, and Homespun Thick & Quick®.

At the Soundview Knitting Guild I also shared samples of Unique and Ice Cream, the latter of which was a definite favorite.

Personally, I have a soft spot for the LB Collection®, our exclusive collection of fine fibers which includes 100% Cashmere and Baby Alpaca.   I showed the Soundview Knitting Guild the newest addition to this collection,  Silk Chiffon Ribbon. It’s made from recycled Indian saris, and each hank is unique and gorgeous.

I also did an arm knitting demonstration. In the past year, arm knitting has become incredibly popular.  It’s perfect for people who are a bit intimidated by knitting and it’s a great introduction to knitting. You can easily finish a scarf in less than half an hour and if you keep going, you could have a blanket in less than an hour! I chose Quickie, which makes the project go even faster! At the guilds I love to demonstrate arm knitting and at Soundview, one lady was even arm knitting before my demonstration ended! She was so ready to go go go and make a scarf!

I had a great time visiting Soundview Knitting Guild in Turnbull, CT. Thank you to Guild President Nancy Boccuzzi and to everyone who made it such a memorable night. I’m looking forward to my next visit!

 

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Tell us about your guild in the comments below. If it’s located in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT), Shira would love to visit!

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