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80 Blankets: Winter Night Chevrons

Welcome back to my #80Blankets for my wedding journey! If you missed the intro you can catch up HERE. The little sparkly sequins on Winter Nights yarn are the perfect match for my December evening wedding. And since my colors are ice blue and pale gold, the Ivory and Light Blue in this yarn pairs…

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My Life In Yarn: Kristi Simpson

Featured Customer of the Week: Kristi Simpson from Hartselle, AL  Q: What’s your favorite Lion Brand yarn? A: Come on. How am I supposed to pick ONE? My go-to yarn is Vanna’s Choice(R) because I can use it for all things from amigurumi to blankets. The variety of colors are awesome. Then if I want…

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Travel The World In 2020 With This Afghan!

Join Lion Brand and 49 designers and bloggers from seven different countries as we embark on the 2020 “My Life in Yarn” campaign with the Traveling Afghans project! Starting in January, the Traveling Afghans will set sail from NYC and journey to a new designer every two weeks. Each designer will create a 10″x10″ square…

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5 Ways Knit and Crochet Explain Math and Science

If you’ve ever shown a knit or crochet pattern, especially a lace or texture chart, to a non knitter or crocheter they may have said something like, that looks like a code or another language. It is! And maybe even more so than a casual first glance would give away. Knitting Is Code Elisabetta Matsumoto,…

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Go Behind the Scenes on Sutton Foster’s Photo Shoot!

Sutton Foster, star of the silver screen and stage, is also an avid crocheter! In her downtime you might find her relaxing with hook and yarn, most likely whipping something up for her daughter. Sutton’s visit was filled with an abundance of yarn, laughs and smiles all around! And of course there was yarn shopping!…

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Celebrity Stitch Night: Tune In To Watch Live!

Mark Your Calendars! Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 8pm PST We’re flying to LA for a night of stitching with a few yarn-loving celebs we know you’ll recognize! Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram at 8pm PST on Tuesday, July 16 and watch the live broadcast to see who’s dropping by! Shhhh… we can’t say…

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Socked

My first sock was the product of peer pressure. Everyone else was knitting socks; they felt that I, too, should be knitting socks. By way of encouragement, they began to give me skeins and balls of beautiful, expensive sock yarn. I hadn’t been knitting seriously for very long, so I didn’t have much of stash…

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Send Us Your BLUE Hats For a Chance To Win $500!

If you aren’t familiar with the Hat Not Hate campaign, Lion Brand Yarn Company launched our anti-bullying campaign in 2018. We encourage people to make, wear, and post handmade blue hats, adding #HatNotHate when sharing on social platforms. Blue hats are our symbol in the “craftivist” movement to eradicate bullying. READ MORE ON HATNOTHATE.ORG GET INVOLVED! Make…

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Carpe Filum

I had intended this month to continue the series of little knitting memoirs that began with my first scarf, then continued with my first yarn shop, and the first (and last) time I was held captive by one of my own projects. But life had other ideas. Instead of firsts, I’m thinking about lasts. I’ve…

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#YarnBuzz

Crafting a Difference  by Barrett Stinson A 94-year-old woman has spent much of her spare time over the past eight years crocheting plastic bags into sleeping mats to distribute to an international humanitarian relief organization so that underprivileged people can have a dry place to sleep. READ MORE A Different Perspective  via Milwaukee Independent Viral…

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