Happy New Year 2018! A new podcast is live today!

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Happy New Year 2018 title slide

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to a new episode of the Crafternoon Treats crochet podcast. In this one I actually talk about everything else but crochet! Well, almost.

Here is the link – enjoy!

In this episode…

This is a bit of a holiday episode and although there is some crochet and some knitting, I’ve mainly been either cooking, spending time with my lovely children or doing a bit of glitter-related crafting this Christmas.

I am feeling very well rested and have that New Year urge to get organised… but we will see!

I talk quite a bit about the crafty projects I’ve done. My most successful was a lovely dried orange garland for over the aga, and a little Hygge display on the table in the kitchen, with a live tree, hyacynths and candles. I really love how cosy this feels and I’ve decided to keep it for a couple of weeks. When the kitchen refit time comes, everything will have to go, so I might as well enjoy it while I can.

Happy New Year 2018 orange garland

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 kitchen hygge

I got some lovely Christmas presents this year, including some lovely books. The Secret Garden colouring book will keep me stress-free and amused for hours in 2018.

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Christmas books

The Making Winter book is set to become one of my favourite reads of all time. It really is like a hug between two book covers and there are so many great crafting projects to help you through the darkest evenings and weekend afternoons in winter.

I have tried a couple of them already and I’m really pleased with these air dried clay heart decorations that I am planning to make into a garland for my garden room. The air dried clay was bought – I tell you about the disaster of the home-made version in the podcast 🙂

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 air dry clay 15

My Christmas Eve cast on of the Blueberry waffle socks for fingering weight yarn has not been without a few setbacks. It all started out very well…

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Christmas eve cast on 2

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Blueberry bits back

However, when I got to the waffle pattern, my knitting, for once, was faultless…

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Sock close up

It was my cutting and pasting when I wrote out the instructions and my plan that failed badly. This isn’t actually the Blueberry waffle sock pattern, its a totally off-piste version – but one that I really like so I’m sticking with it. I’ve edited the Blueberry waffle sock post already and I’ll be posting again this week about the stitch counts for the heel flap, heel turn and gusset.

For my New Year’s Day cast-on I’m really excited about challenging myself with my knitting and I’m going to make the new hat pattern, Lilletine, by Emilie of the Arctic Knitting podcast. Its colourwork but using only two colours and I’ve been wanting to have a go at this since last New Year…

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 hat

As for crochet, well I am pleased that I finished my laceweight shawl project. It looks lovely now its blocked and its just as soft and lightweight as I hoped it would be.

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Flame shawl 3

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Flame shawl 2

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 Flame shawl 1

Happy New Year 2018 Podcast 46 podcaster

Happy New Year! xxx Kathryn



9 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2018! A new podcast is live today!

  1. Nadia says:

    Hi Cathrine love all your podcasts and the flame shawl in lace weight is amazing how many Metre/yards did you use good luck with you kitchen Xps and your socks😂

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      It was somewhere between 700 metres and 800 metres Nadia – and the shawl is over 5feet in span xxx

  2. Tracy says:

    Happy New Year, Kathryn! Very much looking forward to another creative year along with you. :). Your decorating is very lovely, very hygge? And just love the socks… Learn to–finally–grasp sock knitting is high on my wish list for this yesr.Wishing you a very happy, healthy, creaive, peaceful and love-filled 2018! :)))

  3. soozee says:

    Hi Kathryn
    please could you let me have the details of the lovely crocheted cowl your friend Flora honeypot made for you.
    Happy New year

  4. soozee says:

    please could you let us have details of the crochet cowl your friend Florahoneypot made for you.
    Thank you
    Happy New Year

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  6. Nicola says:

    I have the Secret Garden colouring book too! And I love the hat you’re planning to make. And your Hygge display. I rather love this time of year, which is just as well as we’ve had tons of snow. Not as cold as the middle part of Canada (minus single digits rather than minus 30 or 40). Happy New Year.

  7. Andrea says:

    I wondered why my blueberry waffle socks weren’t looking like those on Ravelry. Oh well, I’m too far along to rip back now. Maybe I should cast on another pair…

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Yes, I thought that too but it still didn’t click what I’d done… sorry! But the socks will be nice with the non-waffle pattern 🙂 Yours will be nicer than mine – I’ve just ripped back to redo the heel flap as I made a counting error there too. Never give up, that’s my motto though 🙂

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