Crochet podcast: Episode 1

Crafternoon Treats Crochet podcast Episode 1

The first ever Crafternoon Treats crochet podcast – woo hoo. Thank you for visiting me here at my blog and I’d love you to have a nosy and let me know what you think! I’ve been watching some knitting podcasts and I thought I would give this a whirl… So welcome to Episode 1. Hope you enjoy it (and you don’t think I look tooooooo silly 🙂

Crochet podcast notes

Some of the things I mentioned, with links to more information.

Social media links

The Victoria Shawl pattern by Sandra Paul of the blog CherryHeart

Crafternoon Treats Crochet Podcast Episode 1 - The Victoria Shawl byy CherryHeart

Take a look at one of Sandra’s episodes below and go subscribe to her channel – she is starting to do some spinning too…

My adventures in knitted and crocheted socks

Crafternoon Treats Crochet Podcast Episode 1 - survival socks pattern by Elin Stoodley

Current bagalong projects

 

Fridas Flowers project bag Crafternoon Treats Stylecraft CAL 2016 bag stash bag CAL logo

Another podcast mention

The other podcast that I’ve got into recently – which is mainly about knitting but also lots about yarn – is by two Canadian sisters: The Grocery Girls. This is BRILLIANT and well worth watching – see their latest episode below. I’ve subscribed to their channel to get all the updates and latest episodes.

Yarn buys

From various places – online and offline. Mainly sock yarn as I’m keen to make more socks (mostly crocheted but maybe another knitted pair, eventually) and I want to start planning a crochet sock scrap blanket…

Crafternoon Treats Crochet Podcast Episode 1 Yarn buys

I’ve probably forgotten something so just drop me a line if there is anything you’d like to know…

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately – the reason is that I’ve been trying out dummy runs of the podcast and learning how to use the video editing software… The podcast isn’t perfect and I hope it will improve as time goes on – I certainly had fun doing the chatting (the editing was a LOT tougher)… and I’ll be posting loads soon as I have so much catching up to do xxxxx Kathryn

27 thoughts on “Crochet podcast: Episode 1

  1. Heather says:

    How lovely. Really enjoyed your podcast and I’m now going to catch up! Definately going to have a go at the crochet socks!!

  2. Lynda says:

    Just watched your podcast and loved it … I too have down loaded the sock pattern ! Think they will make the perfect gift 😊 Your podcast was so inspirational ! Thank you x

  3. Lois Barlow says:

    Just enjoyed watching the podcast. I saw it last week while I was away, so saved the link to watch at my leisure. Very enjoyable and informative. Thank you. I am in the bag along group and have found Cherry Heart too. I find ravelry quite difficult to navigate but will persevere and will try some crocheted socks …… Maybe Christmas presents for this year! Thanks again for your inspiration.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Lois thanks for saying nice things about my first podcast! I know what you mean about Ravelry, I get overwhelmed when I’m in there… and it takes so much time. Time when we could be crocheting or playing with yarn for real 🙂

  4. Emma F says:

    I really enjoyed your podcast! It was lovely to see you chatting about your projects, and I have just bought Sandra’s pattern so it was interesting to see your take on the yarn used. I have to say, I really got a lot out of your thoughts on different types and costs of yarn. I had noticed that various other podcasts tend towards indie dyers, and for me such yarn would have to be a Christmas or birthday treat. I do love to see the ‘posh’ yarns though! After I watched your podcast, I nipped into our post office and scored eight balls of 100% wool yarn for £8.50 in their sale. I have never rated the yarns in our little post office/bookshop/stationary shop but have now looked at it with fresh eyes. I totally agree that crochet tends to use more acrylic type yarns, they need to in our house as we have three mucky kids dragging my crocheted blankets about and they need to be washed frequently (both the kids and the blankets)! Looking forward to more of your down-to-earth attitude and lovely projects x

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Emma I totally agree about yarn – you can still have fun and make some lovely things using yarn that doesn’t cost the Earth, whether its natural fibres or acrylic. I know several people who are allergic to wool and while I can wear a shawl, I can’t wear a 100% wool jumper – I get very itchy. The colours of hand dyed yarns are lovely and the price reflects the time it takes but acrylic yarns come in such large colour ranges now, you can still get a good colour fix. I’m very tempted to try hand dyeing – I will have to see if I can find a workshop 🙂

  5. Liz says:

    Thank you for your lovely podcast. Just discovered you today via Cherryheart on instagram and will be reading your blog too.

    Your podcast was very assured and enjoyable. I love your socks. The colours are just lovely. I have downloaded the pattern and hope to try it out. I do knit socks but it will be nice to try a crochet pair. I was interested to see the Drops Fables yarn, and the Delight too actually. I think I will get some of that. I really like that you talked about affordable ranges of yarns (most podcasts don’t!) I was interested to see you recommend the Deramore’s studio yarn as I have been thinking of ordering some – that’s a lovely colour you have chosen. The podcast notes are great, I find them really helpful, some podcasts either don’t do them or have stopped. I know they must be a lot of work, but it is appreciated 🙂

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Liz Thanks so much and so glad you enjoyed listening to me waffling on… I really enjoyed doing it. I’m going to carry on with the podcast notes too – they take a lot less time than actually writing a blog post! In fact, I produce a draft of the notes as part of my planning for the actual podcast so its a useful exercise xxx

  6. Donna says:

    Just finished watching your podcast and thoroughly enjoyed it! Full of great information and people/ideas to check out. Can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Donna thanks so much for your encouraging comments – I’m planning my next podcast very soon xxx

  7. NORA McGRANN says:

    Really enjoyed your podcast…have been a knitter for years and years but would love to be able to get the hang of crochet..have given it a go off and on over the years, so one day perhaps I will get there…

    Looking forward to your next podcast….thanks a lot for this one and all the links too!!

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Nora I hope you do because crochet is such a lot of yarny pleasure. Check out the Bella Coco You Tube channel – she has tons of helpful how-to videos on there for people just starting out in crochet. It helps to see what to do as well as to read and hear about it 🙂

  8. Sandra says:

    Thank you for your Podcast which I watched whilst woolwinding!!! Love it. It’s really nice to know what others are doing and have suggestions made. I bought a book on sock making around 2 years ago and ‘keep meaning’ to have a go, but I’m feeling inspired now I’ve seen your crochet ones. I’m sure I’ve got some sock yarn in my stash so will away and find it and have a go. Please do carry on with the podcast making. 🙂

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Sandra – glad you enjoyed the podcast and thanks so much for your comments. Brilliant idea to watch podcasts while woolwinding – I watch some when I’m ironing. Turns a chore into something nicer 🙂

  9. Nicola says:

    Really enjoyed your podcast! Very intresting! I miss the Yorkshire accent nice to hear about home towns as I now live in kent! the socks look really wearable also !

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Nicola thanks for saying nice things about the podcast and glad it reminds you a bit of the old home county 🙂

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Louise Yay! Why should knitters have all the sock fun? Glad you enjoyed the podcast and really glad you have been inspired 🙂

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Cheryn thanks so much for the supportive and lovely comment – I am planning the next one very soon xxx

  10. Lesley says:

    Just watched your podcast having found your blog a couple of months ago. Already downloaded the ‘survival socks’ pattern – just need the wool now! Podcast is very informative especially with the notes below. Keep it up.

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