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Lion Brand Fashion Show CHA show 2013

Okay if you didn't "hate me" after my last post go ahead and do it now! I was lucky enough to see the Lion Brand fashion show and yes VANNA was there!!!!! And Lion brand was soo nice, they gave me a tour of all their yarns ( no pics allowed :( ...) and I had fun chatting with them about the designs I saw in the show! Never in my yarniest dreams would I think I could talk to people at yarn companies! I did speak to other yarn companies don't worry, I have decided to keep the in separate posts!

These are pics from my droid, I am not a photographer but a non great pic is better than no pic right?? Comment below and let me know your favorite... keep an eye out for the maple leaf piece I love it! Also something to know is these pieces were made and DESIGNED by fashion students in the us and Europe!!!! Kudos to you Lion Brand for highlight young new designers!
Of course the first photo HAS to Be of VANNA and The President of Lion Brand!!!

This piece was stunning and textured in person!

I really Loved the free aspects of this!


It's hard to tell in the photo but I liked hoe the lines were raised!

I could see this being fun in a dorm or teen's room!

Very cute in high school/ college colors!

look at that scarf lots of the yarn companies are coming out with this type of yarn!! soo much FUN!!

Love the vest

love the grannies!

One of my favorites!!

Lots of fun vivid colors!

totally reminds of the 80's but I love it!

This look far better in person, pictures can't do it justice!

I like the angle at the bottom and the way the colors worked up in this!

a view of the maple leaf piece which is my FAVORITE!!!

I love the yarn used in this! so pretty!

Another View of my FAVORITE!!! It's a Maple Leaf!!! I LOVE the way this was put together!!! This inspires me!!

This was My favorite Afghan! the Heritage afghan!

I really liked this one too! free from is just amazing! What do you think?

Color Blocking...

*An interesting fact I learned is Lion Brand is an American company with their main office right here in the usa**


  1. lucky you! didn't know lion brand was USA...will buy more of it from now on!

    1. I was soo excited!! I was at the show 45 minutes earlier so that I could be sure to see the show!!


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