Posts Tagged ‘lion brand studio’


FO Friday: Bunny

Written by Sarah. Posted in gift, knits, toys

So I knew I said I’d give the toys a rest but, well, I guess I can’t resist. You must be wondering what happened with the afghan! And I’ll tell you, it’s turning out beautifully. There will definitely be an update on it soon. But look at this little critter! What a cutie!

He is Amanda Berry‘s Carnaby Rabbit pattern. He’s knit in Lion Brand’s LB Collection Baby Alpaca in Fawn Heather. What a great name for this color! I’m still sticking by the fact that the LB Collection yarns are the best and most affordable yarns for knit toys.

Here are some WIP pictures:

As you can see, I also knit this guy in the round. I just think it’s a big time-saver when working on toys. Sewing up seams doesn’t make sense to me when you can do it all at once.

I also didn’t use the little felt pads on the feet that the pattern calls for. They’re so adorable but I didn’t have anything suitable. I’m a pretty low-maintenance knitter when it comes to things like that. I think his feet turned out fine, though!

This was another quick knit and I think he has the most adorable face ever.

Follow Amanda Berry’s blog here.

Buy her patterns here. So many cute critters!

And I think this picture is cute. Sorry, hun!

Also, I gave the blog a little bit of an overhaul yesterday. I’m so excited to put a lot of energy into it and it seems to be paying off. I hope you are all enjoying it! Let me know what you want to see more of. I hate to feel like I’m posting just to hear the sound of my own keyboard typing, so to speak.

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Warm Up America!

Written by Sarah. Posted in knits

Lion Brand Yarn Studio is one of my favorite yarn stores in Manhattan. I’ve been making a lot of trips there with the holidays coming up. It’s kind of unavoidable this time of year. Ending tomorrow is their Warm Up America donation. I made a few 7″x9″ which will be turned into an afghan that will be donated to Warm Up America. I love donating like this because it not only feels great to give but it’s a wonderful stash buster. I’ve got yarn all over my tiny apartment and Jon’s!

And, on top of all that, LBY Studio is giving 20% off coupons to everyone that donates squares. So, of course, I had to buy a few (read: a ton) balls of angora merino for some holiday projects I’ve got going on.

Join Lion Brand on December 12th for their Joining Party. Help put all of the afghans together and score a 20% off coupon!

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