Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of the Crafternoon Treats Crochet podcast. This one is hinting at the coming holiday season… there has been bauble making!
Watch episode 44:
This podcast is about what I’ve been up to in the last month. The light at this time of year isn’t great for podcasting, so its been a bit of a trial to get this episode out! As a result, its a bit disorganised in places so I apologise about that. I need to get back into a better routine so that I can record at lunchtime, when the light is good.
Start to 3.06 – a general chat and intro
3.06 – 9.40 Crochet bauble making and going bauble-tastic
Links to the three blog posts about crochet bauble making are here:
- My favourite patterns
- Colour coordinating your crochet baubles
- Detailed tutorial on how to cover a bauble with crochet
9.40 – 18.54 My faffing with colour planning tools
While doing the bauble tutorial I’ve been trying out little granny squares, yarn pegs and wound tags, all used in combination with a shade card. Loads of fun and a huge eater of time!
I found a lovely Etsy seller too, who winds pegs and sells them so that you don’t have to… what a fantastic idea by ThePolkaDotGiraffe on Etsy.
18.54 – 23.36 Progress on my new Linus blanket
I’ve started this and completed the first dozen rows and I’m really liking the vintage pastel colours. The website in the UK that coordinates blankets and other things with charities who need them is called Loving Hands.
23.36 – 34.38 What I’ve been up to on the Craftsy Crochet Blog
I’ve been working on several new posts and the first one on the retro legwarmers was published on 25th November.
My post on blocking granny squares will be published on December 12th, and the one with the free pattern on the fingerless mitts will be out in January.
34.38 – 39.14 A bit of Etsy shop news
I’m back to the dyepots and I’ve also been making new sets of the Never Forget your Hook size crochet stitch markers, stitch keepers and progress keepers.
39.14 – 40.06 is the bit about the giveaway winners from ages ago
I then ramble on and have loads of excuses (none of which hold water) about why I’ve not been very good at my Ravelry admin ;(
41.50 – 53.56 News about my crochet WIPS and the poncho along
The ponchoalong got underway on November 8th and is in full swing. It will run here on my blog and podcast, on social media and in the Ravelry group until 14th February 2018. Check this out on the Ravelry group – there are now two threads, one for chatter and questions and the other to post the finished ponchos so that you can win a prize.
The lovely Emily has already finished her poncho and its fantastic. I’ve asked her and she says its OK to feature it on the Ravelry pattern page 🙂
I’ve finished my mini-poncho and I’ve just started another full size one, but there’s nothing much to show yet…
53.56 – 1.00.14 Some of the crafty birthday gifts I got this year
I was very lucky with my handmade and crafty gifts from my lovely friend Nicola 🙂
My phone ran out of charge while I was still burbling so I’ve added in a little footage of Mango, and his reaction to a snow flurry outside the window. That cat is such a character!