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Dear Friend,

As we move into August, we start to look forward to fall with afghan patterns galore. Make a quick & cozy project just in time for autumn nights.

We also continue to get ready for back-to-school with a new story by writer/illustrator/knitter Franklin Habit. Plus, entertain your kids with adorable crafts in Bonbons multi-packs--they're perfect for friendship bracelets, pom-pom animals, and more to share with their friends once classes start!

With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: 8/10/2012

Get Cozy: 6 Colorful Blankets & Afghans

Franklin Habit: Unwillingly to School

New Tote Bag: Daydreams of Yarn

20% Off: Save on 2 Popular Afghans

On Our Blog: 3 Ways to Save Time While You Yarncraft

Sea Creature: Knit Angelfish; Lola

Get Cozy: 6 Colorful Blankets & Afghans
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Crochet Patchwork Squares
                                          Throw
Crochet Patchwork Squares Throw
in Vanna's Choice
Crochet Mitered Afghan
Crochet Mitered Afghan
in Homespun
Knit Compact Car Blanket
Knit Compact Car Blanket
in Hometown USA
Knit Log Cabin Pocket
                                          Blankie
Knit Log Cabin Pocket Blankie
in Martha Stewart CraftsTM Extra Soft Wool Blend
Loom Knit Sampler Afghan
Loom Knit Sampler Afghan
in Vanna's Choice
Crochet Vintage Ripple
                                            Throw
Crochet Vintage Ripple Throw
in Homespun Thick & Quick
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Franklin Habit: Unwillingly to School
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Popular School Yard Myths
                                        About the Fiber Arts

Popular writer/illustrator/knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his new monthly column combining humor with the unique point of view only a yarncrafter possesses.

My knitting is sticking to my fingers. As I write this, it's ninety-four balmy degrees outside the workroom. The plants in the window box are rioting--I abandoned judicious pruning in mid-July--and just below so is a gaggle of inebriated baseball fans, lurching homeward en masse after an afternoon game at nearby Wrigley Field. Sure signs of high summer in my Chicago neighborhood: heat, weeds, and another loss for the Cubs.

Continue reading.

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NEW Tote Bag: A Daydream of Yarn
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Yarn Tote


Every ball of yarn holds so much possibility! With that in mind, we worked with award-winning illustrator Timothy Goodman to create this charming design, featuring a daydream of all the possibilities that your yarn holds.

This ultra-lightweight tote is perfect for knitting & crochet projects, for storing your yarn, or even as a shopping bag. Plus it can be tucked into its attached pocket for easy storage.

See colors & order.

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20% Off: Save on 2 Popular Afghan Kits
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Crochet Squares Afghan
                                      & 6 Hour Afghan

Crochet Squares Afghan (left)
Made in strips, this beginner-friendly afghan is designed with solid and "painterly" colors of Homespun paired together for a showstopping look. Get more info & order.

Knit 6 Hour Afghan (right)
Four strands of Homespun are held together to make this project one that you can finish in a weekend. Get more info & order.

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On Our Blog: 3 Ways to Save Time as You Yarncraft
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Crocheting over your endsOn the Lion Brand Notebook, we share 7 quick & easy projects for the grill-master in your life, 3 ways to save time by doing your "finishing" as you knit or crochet, and 9 popular pins from our Pinterest boards.

We also share a look at yarncrafting history, 5 tips on incorporating bright colors into your wardrobe, and creative ways to use 4 everyday objects in your yarncrafting.

Visit the Lion Brand Notebook.

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Sea Creatures: Knit Angelfish

Knit AngelfishWe'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.

Knit yourself an adorable Angelfish in Wool-Ease yarn.

View the directions.

Lola Gets Crafty

Click for a new Lola comicLola discovers our Bonbons, multi-packs of mini yarn skeins.
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