Episode 32 – Hotel of Bees Tadah!

Hotel of Bees Tadah!

The first big news (apart from the reveal of the HOB) is that we have a big giveaway this time to celebrate reaching 4000 YouTube subscribers! Thank you so much. The giveaway is of 3 skeins of my yarn to combine to make either the Hotel of Bees shawl or a crocheted or knitted shawl of your choice! To enter go to my channel on YouTube (click the button below), subscribe and make a comment, including your Ravelry name. I’ll draw the winner for the next podcast in a couple of week’s time 🙂

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Episode 32


I am busy collecting up prizes for a grand 5000 subscriber giveaway. We have quite a way to go yet but subscriber numbers are increasing quite fast. If you would like to offer a complimentary pattern or other prize, I would be happy to feature your pattern or product and mention your pattern store, Etsy shop or website!

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In this episode I’m talking about my Hotel of Bees shawl and showing some photos and wearing the lovely beastie. Find out more about my HOB journey here.

Hotel of Bees Tadah!

The CAL to make the Hotel of Bees shawl still runs until the end of May so there is time to join in – search- #hobcal on instagram. This is the idea of Sandra (of the blog Cherry Heart) and Sam (of the blog Betsy Makes) and the shawl is beautiful. The pattern is by Christina Hadderingh of the blog A Spoonful of Yarn. Its really exciting that other people are using my hand dyed yarn to make it and I’ve donated a prize of some bee stitch markers to Sandra and Sam.

One set of gold bees, one set of silver tone enamelled ones and a mixed set with two silver and two tiny bees on their honeycombs… Some of these sets may still be available in the shop – click on the picture to check…

Bee stitch markers

Important links for the HOBCAL

The Hotel of Bees shawl pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hotel-of-bees-shawl
Christina’s blog A spoonful of Yarn
Sandra’s blog Cherry Heart
Sandra’s podcast Channel is Sandra Paul
Sam’s blog Betsy Makes
Sam’s podcast
Alyson’s blog and podcast – Keep calm and carry yarn

My trip to Norfolk

I love north Norfolk and I really enjoyed my weekend away with Helen, one of my fellow blogstars. See more of my trip photos here.

Knitting news

My first ever knitted garment is also coming along and I’ve finished the back! I’ve put the remaining stitches onto a stitch holder and I’ve now started the two fronts. I did try to work them both together on the same circular needle but that didn’t work out too well, so I’m carrying on working on them on separate sets of needles.

Etsy shop and hand dyed yarn news

At the end I talk a little bit about my Etsy shop and my continuing adventures in yarn dyeing and stitch marker design.

This episode includes a giveaway of 3 skeins of my yarn for someone to make the HOBCAL shawl (or another shawl, the rules aren’t that strict!). To enter you must be a channel subscriber and then please leave a comment below the video with your Ravelry name. I’ve put a few limited edition three skein shawl sets together to give you some ideas (or if you don’t win…).

Music: Oliver Chester-Nolan. Commissioned and composed specially for the Crafternoon Treats Podcast by Oliver, a young and very talented musician and composer – https://soundcloud.com/oliverchesternolan. Other music by Purple Planet Royalty Free Music. All other content generated and originated by Kathryn Senior of Crafternoon Treats.

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Thanks for watching, Kathryn xxxxx