This episode of the podcast is quite heavy on milestones (and podcast giveaways!)! Its Episode 40 and we passed having 5000 subscribers over a week ago now and have almost 5100. Look out for lots of gorgeous prizes very kindly donated by many very talented people.
Just comment on the video on YouTube (click below), comment on this blog post or comment on the announcement post on my Facebook page or my IG feed to enter to win any of the podcast giveaways listed below and mentioned in the video. Both these posts will be from the evening of 12th September.
Notes for the Crafternoon Treats Podcast Episode 40
0.24 Introduction and what’s happening in this podcast
4.52 A bit about what I’ve been up to – mainly preparing for Yarndale
6.58 Why I find Autumn so inspiring in terms of colour for projects. This section includes information about the new Stylecraft Batik Elements yarn, new colourways in Batik, the Stylecraft blog tour and my previous contributions to that and looking a little bit forward to this year’s tour.
20.07 Why I love making scarves and a bit about my two scarf patterns, including the Sammhain scarf that I’m wearing in the podcast
27.25 A little bit about what I’m planning to do in the next two weeks – as usual a to-do list longer than my arm(s). In this section I also talk about the new Halloween stitch markers I’ve been making.
33.49 The big podcast giveaways section – all about the prizes on offer and how to enter
36.20 Focus on the Bargello Baby Blanket by Michelle Westlund that has taken Ravelry by storm this last week. Crafternoon Treats viewers and followers are being treated to a special discount code – CRAFTERBARGELLO that Michelle has set up specially. It gives 30% off this pattern on Ravelry and is valid until midnight (UK time) on September 20th.
42.30 Happy post – all about the lovely parcel I received from Joanna of the Stitching the High Notes podcast after I did a prize for one of her KALs and sent her some of my hand dyed yarn. I also show my new 6.5mm crochet hook that I bought this week from the Etsy shop of Heather of Pink Milk
Podcast giveaways for the 5000 subscriber celebration
There are loads of prizes – check out the section in the podcast. All the links to patterns and Etsy shops and websites/blogs are below.
Crafternoon Treats patterns
I am giving away a copy of the two patterns for the scarves I talk about on Ravelry, which I did quite a while ago. I still love the scarves, particularly the Sammhain scarf with all its Halloween colours. Perfect for this time of year.
- The Sammhain scarf is available on Ravelry for a cost of £2.40
- The Sea breeze scarf is also available on Ravelry for a cost of £2.40
I’m making good progress with the version I mentioned using the pack of natural wools that I’ll be offering for sale at Yarndale and that are in my Etsy shop here.
Also up for grabs is a copy of my giant circular blanket – the Blandala
- The Blandala blanket pattern is also available on Ravelry for a cost of £2.40
PlusCrafternoon Treats Halloween stitch markers
I’m also offering a complete set of my Halloween stitch markers – that’s 11 altogether! These are available for sale in my Etsy shop, either as a complete set, or in smaller sets, or individually.
The Moonlit shawl by Sandra at Cherry Heart
Sandra has again been very generous and allowed me to offer a copy of her latest shawl pattern, the Moonlit shawl.
The Moonlit shawl is available on Ravelry for a cost of £4.50.
A Hooks ‘n Tales pattern by Jen Tyler
Jen has very kindly offered another of her wonderful motif patterns – this one is called the Amanzi block. It’s available on Ravelry at a cost of $2.40.
The Bargello baby blanket by Michelle
And, last but not least, the beautiful Bargello baby blanket pattern by Michelle Westlund. One free copy will go to a lucky winner but everyone else can take advantage of the 30% discount code until September 20th. Quote CRAFTERBARGELLO when you order.
- The Bargello Baby blanket pattern is available on Ravelry at a cost of $5.99 (about £4.70)
Yarn prizes offered as podcast giveaways
Lots of lovely people have offered yarn giveaways for this episode of the podcast.
From Stylecraft Yarns
- Two balls of the Sundae DK yarn in a lovely pale pink and pale grey.
- A 100g ball of their Head over Heels sock yarn
From Betsy Makes
The lovely Sam from Betsy Makes has offered a fantastic yarn prize – one skein of her gorgeous hand-dyed, self striping yarn in the Boy meets Girl colourway. Note that Sam is sending this to me to pick up at Yarndale, and I want to show it on a podcast after than, so the prize winner will receive the prize at the beginning of October.
You can buy the self striping yarn in her Etsy shop. I’ll be showing it and talking more about self striping yarn in the podcast after Yarndale.
From City Knits
This lovely bricks and mortar yarn shop in Birmingham is family-run and I have been there to help with their fundraising for Marie Curie. They have worked with West Yorkshire Spinners to produce a new sock colourway in Marie Curie colours and I have one 100g ball as one of our podcast giveaways.
You can buy this special edition yarn at CityKnits online, and in person at Christine’s Wool Shop in Birmingham. £2 from every ball sold is donated to Marie Curie.
From Yarn Etc
Fiona has a fantastic yarn shop in Harrogate that I love to visit frequently. She has very kindly donated a vintage cushion pack, complete with 6 balls of 100% wool, a pattern and the fastenings. Find out more about Yarn Etc.
From For the Love of Yarn
Lisa and I swapped a skein of yarn at a recent fibre show and I got this beautiful ocean colourway in a sparkle yarn for a giveaway for the podcast. Lisa has an Etsy shop selling all of her lovely yarn and will be at Yarndale.
Lynn of Stitching Fairy Crafts
Lynn send me this prize ages ago and its going to be hard to part with it! Its a beautifully hand made notions pouch and dpn holder. You can see Lynn’s other gorgeous hand makes on her Etsy shop.
Helen, AKA Florahoneypot
Helen loves amigurumi and makes these gorgeous crocheted bears. Bob Bear has been sitting in my craft space for quite a while but he is looking forward to going to a new and forever home.
Giorgian on Etsy
Ann made this lovely card that I bought recently at Salts Mill. Check out her Etsy shop for her other handmakes.
From Hiya Hiya
Hiya Hiya Europe contacted me recently and then sent this little pack of cutie stitch markers, complete with handy tin.
And that’s it for this episode. Remember to enter to win any of these prizes, you can:
- Comment on YouTube on the video for Episode 40
- Comment on this blog post
- Comment on the post announcing the podcast is live (Facebook)
- Comment on the post announcing the podcast is live (Twitter)
I’ll announce the winners straight after Yarndale 🙂