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May 4, 2018 @ 9:12 am

Episode 29 - All the dubs

Hello there and welcome to The Crochet Circle Podcast and the show notes for Episode 29 – All the dubs.

In this episode I cover: Global Hook Up; Final Destination; En Route; Feeding the habit; Quick News Beats and J’adore?

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1 – Different Designer CAL – Thank you to everyone that took part in the CAL.  As you know, I pulled for prizes live on the podcast.  Emma wanted the skein of yarn and Caroline wanted the bag – perfect!

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There are lots of lovely projects in both the Ravelry FO thread and under #DifferentDesignerCAL on Instagram.

Many thanks to Gilly at Fjord Fibres for offering up some fabulous prizes!

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2 – Final Destination

It has been a bit of an odd month really.  I have been really busy but haven’t managed a scrap of personal crocheting!  I did however finish my copper Loft crocheted (3mm straight hook) and knitted (3mm circular needles) shawls (both use John Arbon Knit by Numbers Copper colours in 4 ply 100g/400m).

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I have also finished my fourth (!) pair of Mini Mania socks and have another two pairs to make!  I love the pattern and how they look but really, I could do without making a further two pairs!  All pairs are made using RiverKnits mini skeins (British Bluefaced Leicester and 2.25mm circular needles).  I am working on an extension of the pattern to show how you can knit two pairs of socks from 7 x 20g skeins.

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My biggest FO of all was my stand for Wonderwool Wales.  It takes a lot of effort to create a stand at a show and I was really chuffed with how it turned out.  I know what I want to improve on for the next show (Wool@J13 – I’m on stand 33) and next year’s Wonderwool Wales (if I get in).

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3 – En Route

I haven’t made any progress on my Stoborough shawl by Sarah Hazell so won’t show it off again until I have.

The two ongoing projects that I showed were vanilla socks for Matthew using Fjord Fibres sock yarn (100g/350m and using a 2.5mm circular needle).  The main colour is called Night Storm and the contrast colour is Boreal Forest.  I love this yarn. Warm. Bouncy. Quality. Even. Beautiful. 

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The second is my second version of Loft Knitted which is in the grape colourways from the Knit By Numbers range 4 ply 100g/400m using a 3mm circular needle)

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4 - Feeding the habit 

What I am showing you below is a mixture of things I have bought and lovely things that were given to me. 

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 1 - Southdown fibre from Adelaide Walker

2 - 'Wood' which is a collaboration between RiverKnits and BabyLongLegs

3 - Poll Dorset from the Kennixton Flock (thanks Caroline)

4 - Twool - twine made in Devon and spun by John Arbon (thanks again Caroline).

5 - Mini skeins from RiverKnits

6 - New badge pin from Claudia at CrochetLuna (if you wanted one of these and live in UK/EU they will soon be availble from me at KNIT IT - HOOK IT - CRAFT IT)

7 - My bag swap bag from Claudia - my idiot cat was found attacking it this morning.  He does not share my love of all things cacti...

 

5 - Quick News Beats

Global Hook Up – The next Global Hook Up is due to be on Saturday 5th May 2018. 

Time: Saturday 5th May 2018 8:00 PM London

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4750475819  The meeting ID number is 475-047-5819 and you will need to join via Zoom which you can do here:  https://www.zoom.us/join

Dyeing with daffs - Depending on what part of globe you are in, you may have daffodils that are or have just gone over.  The heads can make the most amazing, colour fast natural dye.  I aim to get twice the weight of flower heads to yarn to dry out so that I can use them when I am ready.  That ratio gives quite an intense mustard/ochre yellow so you could try 50:50 if you wanted a more subtle colour. 

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6 – J’adore

Here is what I am currently loving:

Woolly Wool Festivals – the next one that I am attending is Woolfest in Cumbria on the 22nd and 23rd June 2018.  There is something lovely about hearing sheep in the background as you walk around purchasing wool.

On the way back, I had 90's dance music blating out of the van radio with this amazing sunset keeping me company. It was a good journey home, marking the end of a great weekend.

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See you all in June when hopefully I will have had some decent crafting time out in my garden.

Fay x

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