Podcast 107: Wish I’d hoovered better

Hello and welcome to Podcast 107, which you can watch on YouTube below.

Gadgets that help me crochet

In this podcast, I’m reviewing a few of my favourite gadgets, which I usually buy from small sellers on Ebay or Etsy. All of the ones I’m showing are from Ebay.

  • Wooden swift – I bought this more than a year ago now and it was from a seller who provided fair trade items. This is a similar one available on Ebay UK.
  • Cake winder – this is an unbranded one that is available from many sellers and has actually gone down in price since I bought mine. Its similar to this one.
  • Granny square and motif board blocker – this one is from a very small UK home business. Currently they have three boards available.
  • Wool Jeanie – I bought this last week from another UK seller and they currently have more than 10 available. I think you can also buy it outside Ebay.
  • Wooden sock blockers – I got mine from this seller on Ebay UK and they are very good value at just under £5 for two plus postage. Note that you need to order two at the same time as they are sold singly. No sign of any mitten blockers, sadly.


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Many thanks to Marion for her help and collaboration on the feature on her blankets. The sound quality was tricky but this was a phone conversation! She is so interesting to listen to and her blankets are just amazing.

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Giveaways for this episode

Marion has very kindly agreed to give two of her patterns away to two winners who are viewers of this episode.

The two patterns available are the Beach walk blanket

And her new pattern, the Christmas blanket

To enter the giveaway, add a comment below the video and say which pattern you like the best and why! I’ll announce the winners in a vlog and you will need to add your Ravelry or Instagram user name so I can contact you.

Etsy shop news

I will be dyeing up some Christmas mini sets and some seasonal colourways in the next couple of weeks so look out for the vlog announcing they will be coming. I’ll ask you to email me to register your interest so I can get an idea of how much to stir up in the dyepots.

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