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Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Ready for a night of ballroom dancing with Lola?

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


    Want to knit the Simply Elegant Bolero? Get the free pattern here.


    By the way, Todd Clark was recently featured in the Idaho Press-Tribune -- way to go Todd!


    Knit or crochet the Lola seen in the photo above, get the free pattern here.

    Enjoy other installments of Lola here.

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  • Our Visit And Photoshoot At Vanna White's Home

    In this post Lion Brand’s Creative Director Adina Klein shares stories and behind-the-scenes photos from her recent visit to Vanna White’s home near Los Angeles, CA. Joining her were Lion Brand’s Production Coordinator Karlye Mayer and our lovely photographer Jack.

    After twenty years, Vanna is definitely part of the Lion Brand family.  Some of us have been to her home and she's been to ours. Most recently she attended the company barbecue at our New Jersey headquarters. Going to Vanna's house is more like visiting a friend than visiting a celebrity--well, maybe, except for the fact that her house is nicer than most of our friends' houses. And even though she has a beautiful home with spectacular views, there's something so down-to-earth about it--just like Vanna.  Vanna even made us breakfast and let us into her closet to pick clothes for her for the shoot.

    You'd think her closet would be filled with glamorous gowns, but it was actually filled with an assortment of jeans, slacks, sweaters and t-shirts! We hung out in her bedroom, playing with her cat, Stella, while she had her hair done. We walked around the house, while she got dressed, looking for great spots to photograph.  In case you couldn't tell, we felt right at home.  You'd never know she is one of the most well-known celebrities in the world!

    One thing we love about Vanna is that she's always calm, always gracious, and always kind.  It made it a lot easier for us to get great photos of her because she puts everyone at ease.  Now that we're back home, we'll be editing the photos and finalizing the patterns for the beautiful afghans and garments we shot and soon you'll see the results of the day we spent with Vanna.

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  • Make a Your Own Flower Bouquet using Bonbons Yarn!


    During the summer months I prefer to work on smaller projects - something that I can complete in a day or so.

    When I saw a crochet flower pattern on one of Lion Brand's Pinterest boards, I knew it would be the perfect project for Bonbons. I decided on the "Nature" combination because of the variety of floral color combinations I could do with just one package.

    Even though Bonbons are small skeins of yarn, they go a long way! As you can see I've finished a few and I still have some leftover for several more! Flowers are great for embellishing solid color cardigans, shawls, and scarves. Or even a bouquet or corsage for special occasions like weddings or proms.

    For more fun projects with Bonbons, I've collected some of my favorite flowers patterns below:

    morninglorysmall applesmall poppysmall
    Knit Morning Glory Crochet Apple Blossom Knit Field Poppy
    tradescantiasmall rosesmall lilysmall
    Crochet Tradescantia Knit Rose Crochet Lily of the Valley

    Check out even more flower patterns on Stitchfinder.

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