Going Tunisian Crochet Podcast notes 6

Tunisian crochet podcast episode 6

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Episode 6 Going Tunisian Crochet Podcast notes

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Social media links

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Tunisian crochet – my workshop at Black Sheep Wools

I might not be tempted yet to start a Tunisian crochet podcast but this was a great day out in Warrington and I really enjoyed the course taught by Rowan tutor Gina Couch. It was a lovely and relaxed day and I made progress with the first of my fingerless mitts, finishing them a couple of days later. All materials were included in the workshop and there was free tea and coffee, a cold buffet lunch and an afternoon tea with scones and cake (Victoria sandwich was to die for…). And plenty of opportunity for retail therapy with 10% off all purchases included in the course fee.

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Crochet shawls

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Crochet socks

I’ve been making the survival socks again using the Sirdar Heart and Sole yarn and ran into a few problems… so I understand why people in the Crafternooners group had issues when they used yarn other than the Drops Fabel. Sometimes patterns just don’t translate to other yarns and I think that crochet socks benefit from a slightly stretchier yarn. This crochet sock journey certainly is a big learning curve 🙂

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I’m currently making socks in Sirdar Heart and Sole and the flavour of the yarn is pigeon toes – love that name! I’ve also started a new pair in King Cole Zig Zag in the new colourway Summer Meadow.

I’ve found some crochet sock books and you can get these on Amazon. I have one (see below) and the others all have good reviews:

My sewing efforts

I won’t be doing a tutorial on sewn bags any time soon (haha) but I made the crochet pod bag to store my crochet hooks. The ones I like best are the Clover Soft Touch ones, which I buy from Amazon. Over the last 18 months I’ve collected several in different sizes ranging from 2mm to 6mm.

When I checked on Amazon, one of the market place sellers currently has a very good deal on a set of 9 hooks in exactly that size range for just under £26 – less than £3 per hook, which is great value.

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Blanket progress

My giant granny square blanket in Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn is coming along. I’m using gold, parchment, copper, burgundy and spice.

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GIveaway winner

The winner of the giveaway – 6 free issues of the new Crochet Now! magazine went to Laura L – congrats Laura and I hope you enjoy the magazine.

This mag only started in March 2016 and you can currently buy 3 issues for £6! This is an introductory offer so won’t last forever… and its a great way to try out the magazine to see if you like it.

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Coming up – episode 7

Episode 7 will be in two weeks time to give me chance to catch my breath, catch up with a bit of home decorating (the totally NOT enjoyable kind) and day job. I’ll also be adding some new posts to my blog that I haven’t had chance to finish – so watch this space xxx If you have any ideas of things you’d like me to chat about in future episodes please leave a comment and let me know.

I’ve already got a few things planned and I’ll be telling you more about becoming a patron of the Bakery Bears podcast. You can see top right that i became a patron this week – I pledged $10 per month, which is about £7.50 and now have access to all of Kay’s knitting tutorials and lots of other video material that is really fun to watch! Maybe I can now make some better progress with my knitting 🙂 You can pledge as little as $2 a month and this will enable Dan and Kay to produce loads more material. Dan is a cancer survivor and I am in awe of the way they have both coped with his diagnosis and treatment and feel really good that I can add my few pennies of support…

That’s all from me for now – have a great two weeks and I’ll be in touch on the blog, FB and IG 🙂

 

One thought on “Going Tunisian Crochet Podcast notes 6

  1. Rowena Corlett says:

    Another enjoyable podcast. Do you have any tips on keeping your giant granny square blanket straight and square? Mine goes crooked! I have tried changing direction each round which does help. I am relatively new to crochet – might it be a tension problem? Thanks in advance!

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