Episode 57 notes: Focus!

Welcome to Episode 57 of the Crafternoon Treats Crochet podcast. I’m co-presenting with myself of last week in this one due to a very naughty computer drive 🙂




Timestamps and links

Start to 3.12 Introduction and chat

3.12 to 13.53 The Skimming Stones shawl

The Skimming Stones shawl was designed by Joanne Scrace of The Crochet Project is available as a paid pattern in the Ravelry store of The Crochet Project. Search Instagram for the hashtag #skimmingstonesMCAL to see all the beautiful shawls made by people who joined in with the mystery crochet along in June and July.

The yarn I used was a combo of alpaca and rose fibre from The Border Mill, my own hand dyed Shetland and alpaca and, the main skein, is a BFL and silk from Natural Born Dyers (its their Bluebottle colourway).

I’ve also written a separate blog post about my experiences with the mystery crochet along organised by The Crochet Project.

13.53 – 18.46 I’ve started my Patreon page

Find out more about what I’m aiming to do on Patreon here.

Check out my Patreon space and join in as a subscriber.

Crafternoon Treats Patreon page is open

18.46 – 27.01 Two more blocked shawls

Stylecraft Head over Heels sock yarn is widely available from local yarn shops in the UK and from the major UK-based online retailers.

The C2C shawl made by Elaine is in the Ingleborough colourway; the virus shawl made by Carole is in the Etna colourway.

27.01 – 31.54 Progress on my garter stitch knitted jacket

The knitted jacket I’m making is sold as a kit by the www.thewoolshopleeds.com.

31.54 – 36.59 Complete knitted sock failure

You can read the original blog post with all my grand plans here.

36.59 – 39.01 A new project in Styecraft Life DK

Check out the video review of the new yarns in this range from July.

39.01 – 40.08 Little update on the crochet sockalong

This will be starting this September and will be happening with several crochet podcasters.

40.08 – 59.40 My visit to the British Wool Show (August 11 2018)

This includes information about my purchases from the following vendors and my meeting with Emma who demonstrated nalbinding. Emma’s company is Nidalvenir and she provides items made using the ancient technique of nalbinding and offers a kit to get started if you want to try it yourself.

The Stationary Geek have very kindly provided an A5 crochet bible as one of our finishalong prizes and their new stash book and WIP cards as a giveaway for this episode.

59.40 – Wind down and looking forward to Yarndale 2018

This year’s project for Yarndale is butterflies and you can read all about it on Lucy’s blog.

I also have a couple of news items about my Etsy shop. From September I will have some project bags in the shop made by Creative Explorer.

If you want to register your interest for advent calenders for this year, please email me at crafternoontreats@gmail.com.

You will be able to choose the following options:

  • A calendar with 24 x 10g mini skeins of woollen spun, non-superwash British wool
  • A calendar with 12 x 10g mini skeins of woollen spun, non-superwash British wool
  • A calendar with 24 x 20g mini skeins of superwash wool with nylon sock yarn (some sparkly hopefully)
  • A calendar with 12 x 20g mini skeins of superwash wool with nylon sock yarn (some sparkly hopefully)

And finally, a heads up that the lovely Lisa Cook (Lisasattik on Ravelry) has her first book published in September and one copy will be going to our 8000 subscriber giveaway!


One thought on “Episode 57 notes: Focus!

  1. Tracy says:

    Great to see you with another episode, Kathryn! Your Skimming Stones shawl is FAB! Such beautiful color pairings… and the variegated blue yarn is especialy lovely! Always fun to see what you’re creating and doing. Very much looking forward to the Crochet Sock Along! And will be eager to see your pattern for this, as I’ve already begun looking for patterns, but not finding many I like the look of as much as knitted socks. VERY exciting to see from the British Wool Show, and see Emma/Nidalvenir demonstrating nalbinding. Nalbinding is something I learned and tinkered with earlier this year. I made a kind of pouch for my tech cords, etc… Ancient meets Modern… LOL! https://www.ravelry.com/projects/PinkMagic/tech-pouch-in-nalebinding The nalbinding technique is VERY time consuming and eats up a LOT of yarn. Fun to learn, and so much appreciate the old craft…but I prefer knitting and crochet. The Coastl Colours yarns look wonderful! I’ve been on the hunt for superwash-less sock yarns. Thank you for this episode packed with goodies! 🙂

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