Episode 2: Less Yada Yada
For those of you who haven’t heard yet… I recently started a podcast and these are the show notes for the second episode.
If you would like to watch the podcast simply follow THIS link to my YouTube channel, and please subscribe if you like what you see.
The first episode was quite long, about 1.5 hours! This second episode is just over 60 minutes, but it does include a tutorial at the end, which you don’t need to watch, if you’re not interested 😉
Now for the show notes:
Hello, my name is Stephanie. You can find me on Ravelry, Instagram and Facebook as a bag full of crochet (the links are in the left side bar on the blog). The show notes can be found on my blog (abagfullofcrochet.co.za) and in the Episode thread of the designated Ravelry group.
1. The GREG mystery CAL blanket, designed by Shelley Husband of spincushions, Scheepjes Wol Invicta and Regia 4ply sock yarn with a 3.5mm hook. I explained how I want to change it into a rectangular blanket, instead of a square and that I am thinking of getting a fifth colour for the Bob’s, as well as finding the perfect red for the join.
2. The Fall in Love cowl test knit I am doing for Regina of the Herbstblatt Regina podcast. Yarn used is Nurturing Fibres Too soft for socks (sadly the yarn is discontinued) in the Ma Cheri colour way with a 3.75mm circular needle using magic loop. It’s a lovely, simple cabled cowl worked in the round. The pattern will be released on Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14. February.
- Emma‘s PJs, Vinnis Colours Nikkim with a 4mm hook. The photo shows them still missing a button.2. Knitted cabled socks in Drachenwolle’s Himbeerschnute colourway and 2.5mm Addi Lace 100cm circulars. Knit two at a time with magic loop.
3. Donna’s Mandala, a new pattern I designed using Nurturing Fibres Eco Cotton and a 4mm hook.
The featured design is my overlay crochet heart, which was the first tutorial posted on this blog.
New design project:
I’ve been seeing quite a bit of crochet ‘brioche’ recently but to me it’s not true brioche since it’s not reversible and doesn’t look the same on both sides.
I’ve been playing around with a technique which I’m quite excited about but not ready to share yet, since I want to finish a design idea first. I am using CascadesYarns Superwash yarn, which I’m not very impressed with. It’s quite plastic and splits really easily.
I was gifted a few things by Regina, whom I met up with in Braunschweig a few weeks ago when we went to visit a Playmobil exhibit with Eliana.
Regina and I have also decided that we would like to start a monthly craft meet up in Braunschweig, so if any of you would like to join please let me know.
I also received a lovely package from Julia of The Happy Knitting Podcast, which I wasn’t expecting. Well, I was expecting the green and pinky/orangy skein of her handspun but the rest was a lovely surprise. The two other yarns are her first handspun from her spinning wheel and Vietnamese cotton.
The featured yarn of the week is Nurturing Fibres’ Eco Cotton.
Lastly, the tutorial explains the crab stitch (UK) or reverse single crochet.
If you would like to skip ahead to the tutorial please feel free to do so, it begins at 52:53 minutes.