Watch Episode 13 of the Crafternoon Treats podcast – Lots of yarn squishing here:
Start to 5 minutes 58 seconds: Stylecraft blogstars
Intro and information about the Stylecraft blogstars. Find out more about my trip over to the Stylecraft Mill in Slaithwaite near Huddersfield. I got to meet the other blogstars:From the left me, Sandra of Cherry Heart, Heather of The Patchwork Heart, Julia of Hand Knitted Things, Phil of The Twisted Yarn, Helen from The Knitted Adventures of a Woolly Kitty, Lucy of Attic24, Sarah of Annaboos House and Sue Pinner. The other Stylecraft blogstars are Emma Varnam, Jane Crowfoot and Angela of Get Knotted Yarn Craft.
6.02 to 13.35: Lots of yarn squishing with the new Stylecraft Batik DK
More about the new yarn that I got to play with including Stylecraft Batik DK and some other new yarns due for launch very soon.
13.41 to 15.39: Stylecraft giveaway
I’m sharing a few of the goodies I got on my visit with YouTube subscribers and members of the Facebook groups Bagalong with Crafternoon Treats and The Crafternooners. The winner will be announced in an upcoming episode of the podcast.
15.45 to 18.48: Finished Contour shawl
This is the lovely shawl pattern by Joanne Scrace who is @notsogranny on instagram and who teams up with Kat Goldin to form The Crochet Project.
You can buy the pattern for the Contour shawl on Ravelry. My shawl is made using my own hand dyed yarn.
18.49 – 21.50: A new prototype shawl
Another project that I’ve been doing with my own hand dyed yarn to see how it works up and to play around with shawl pattern ideas.
21.55 – 23.46: My plan for upcoming giveaways
I love to have a giveaway for each episode of the podcast so I’m doing a bit of planning and here I talk about future giveaways.
23.52 – 28.15: The giveaway for this podcast
The lovely yarn by Eleanor of Solstice Yarns was won this episode by Anne Griffith. Anne has now been in touch and will be receiving happy post and a chance to do her own yarn squishing very soon.
Read more about Eleanor and see what she currently has in her Etsy shop in my recent blog post.
28.20 – 39.36: A sock blank from Sara’s Texture Crafts
I explain all about a sock blank using this lovely one kindly donated to the podcast by Sara of Sara’s Texture Crafts. I’ll be working up a project with the blank Sara has sent for me to use over the next few weeks.
The second sock blank will be a giveaway in an upcoming episode.
39.36 – 43.44: The Daisy Cowl pattern by Smine on Ravelry
I’ve also received the offer of a giveaway of not just one but two copies of a lovely crochet cowl pattern. Its by Steph from New Zealand who is Smine on Ravelry. I’ve already started the Daisy Twist cowl and I’ll be talking about it again and sharing pics of my progress on social media.
You can buy the Daisy Twist Cowl pattern here.
43.41 – 53.19: A visit to Wingham Wool Work
Loads of pictures and a tour of Wingham Wool Work, a centre for fibres and equipment for anyone keen on spinning, felting, dyeing or other fibre crafts. A really fascinating place and more fibre stroking than yarn squishing, although there was undyed yarn available for sale and some lovely sari silk yarn too.
Find out more about Wingham Wool Work here.
53.26 to End Thanks for watching!
This is the first podcast that I’ve allowed ads to show on – thanks for the response to my request for feedback last time. I hope they aren’t too much of a distraction. I’ll see how it goes for future podcasts and will keep reviewing options 🙂