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Dear Friend,

Discover our NEWEST yarn! This week, meet Homespun Thick & Quick, a super-bulky take on our fan-favorite Homespun yarn! Coming soon to a store near you & now available on

Dining alfresco? Do it in style with knit & crochet table accessories. We continue to highlight great cookout and picnic-friendly patterns all month long, both here and on our blog, the Lion Brand Notebook. Scroll down for 6 quick projects that make perfect hostess gifts.

With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: 7/20/2012

Introducing Homespun Thick & Quick

Alfresco: 6 Patterns for Outdoor Dining

Michelle Edwards: Memorial Knitting

Get a Free Ball of LB Collection Cotton Bamboo with Orders of $30+

YarnCraft Explores Fiber Festivals & Conventions

Sea Creature: Crochet Bullion Coral; Lion Brand on Pinterest

A New Take on a Favorite: Homespun Thick & Quick
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Homespun Thick & Quick

We took one of our most popular yarns and took it to the next level! This new super-bulky yarn has the same silky hand and rich colors as classic Homespun, but allows you to make accessories and afghans in almost no time! Stitch it up quickly with size 13 needles or a P-15 hook!

Want to learn more? Watch a video.

Homespun Thick & Quick comes in 17 different shades, all made in the USA. See available patterns.

See colors & order.

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Alfresco: 6 Patterns for Outdoor Dining
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Crochet Shapes Table
Crochet Shapes Table Runner
in Lion Cotton and Cotton-Ease
Knit Potholder
Knit Potholder
in Lion Cotton
Crochet Ripple Luncheon
Crochet Ripple Luncheon Mats
in Kitchen Cotton
Crochet Wine Carrier
Crochet Wine Carrier
in Vanna's Choice
Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet Dishtowels
in Lion Cotton
                                          Napkin Rings
Wrapped Napkin Rings
in Martha Stewart CraftsTM Glitter Eyelash
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Michelle Edwards: Memorial Knitting
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Genie McCliment

"Let's turn our grief into afghans," suggested Connie. Earlier that hot August day, we both attended the funeral of my dear friend and good neighbor, Genie McCliment.

"There are so many Warm Up America squares that need sorting," she continued. "I could use your help. Come over tonight."

Connie was the new leader of our synagogue's WUA group. I was a very fringe member. Occasionally, I contributed a stack of squares. Rarely did I stay for a meeting. But this wasn't a scheduled meeting. This was a kind invitation to soften my sorrow with simple chores.

Summer evenings are long out here in Iowa City. It was still light when I passed Genie's house on the way to Connie's. I glanced at her living room window, already missing my old buddy.

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Free Gift with Purchase! LB Collection Cotton Bamboo
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Get a ball of LB Collection
                                        Cotton Bamboo with your $30+

Have you been wanting to try our LB Collection of luxurious, natural fibers? Now is your chance!

With purchases of $30 or more, you'll get a FREE ball of silky, soft LB Collection Cotton Bamboo, perfect for a quick summer project. Only through next Wednesday, July 25!

Shop now.

What will you make with your Cotton Bamboo? Here are 4 patterns that only take one ball of this yarn: Angora Tam, Lovely Lace Cap, Lacy Luxe Scarf, and Lacy Luxe Cowl.

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YarnCraft Explores Fiber Festivals & Conventions
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Explore the wide world of fiber festivals on this episode of YarnCraft with interviews with 4 designers, recorded at the Knit & Crochet Show, as well as Zontee & Michelle's favorite tips for taking
classes and shopping at these wonderful events, featuring artisanal yarns, tools, yarncrafting celebrities, and more. Click here to listen directly [MP3] or click here to find us on iTunes.
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Sea Creatures: Crochet Bullion Coral

Crochet Bullion CoralWe're currently featuring 10 designs from the book, 75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine to Knit & Crochet. Join us for a new knit or crochet design each week.

Create charming coral with Vanna's Choice yarn.

View the directions.

Follow Us on Pinterest!

PinterestIf you love the virtual bulletin-board site, Pinterest, be sure to follow Lion Brand!

Enjoy photo-inspiration with our Pinterest boards ranging from the just-for-fun (like "Yarn Funnies" and "Classic Hollywood Yarncrafting") to the useful (like "Favorite Yarncrafting Books" and "Craft Spaces & Storage").

Visit our Pinterest page.

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