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April 1, 2016 @ 12:11 am

Episode One - Knowing Me, Knowing You

Here are the show notes for our first ever The Crochet Circle podcast. In this episode, we introduce ourselves, our WIPs and our up-coming interview with Erika Knight. We round up this month’s crochet magazines and talk about Yarn Shop Day. It’s quite a long one – but hope you found it well worth a listen.

 

1. Meeting Fay and Lynne and putting faces to our names 

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2. Fay’s garoffice and home of The Crochet Circle Podcast

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3. Lynne Rowe links

Lynne blogs about her knitting and crochet adventures here:

http://thewoolnest.blogspot.co.uk

and Lynne also has a business website here:

http://lynnerowe.weebly.com

 

4. Fay Dashper-Hughes links

www.madashper.com for all things craft, blog and food

www.knitit-hookit-craftit.co.uk Fay's new start up company

 

5. First Competition Once Upon a Time in Crochet

This competition is being hosted on our Ravelry Group and is open until midnight on the 30th April. For full details on how to enter, click the link below.

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-crochet-circle-podcast/3403498/1-25#2

 

6. Local Knit Groups

Find a crochet or knitting group local to you: 

http://www.ukhandknitting.com/why-belong-to-a-group

 

7. The Crochet Circle WIP Wall (at 18.50 minutes)

Here's a photo of the WIP Wall and current status.

Lynne - 20 WIPs

Fay - 8 WIPs

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8. Our WIPs

Lynne's Blanket in Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran:

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/417920040402647882/

Link to the yarn

http://debbieblissonline.com/yarns/donegal-luxury-tweed-aran/

Fay' Blanket:

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/417920040402647891/

 

9. Lynne’s Use it or Lose it Campaign

http://thewoolnest.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/use-it-or-lose-it-1-rules.html

 

10. Erika Knight Studio Linen (at 38.30 minutes)

http://www.erikaknight.co.uk/studio-linen/  

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11. Pattern for Samples

Crochet sample square pattern coming shortly

Knitted sample square

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cables-and-lace-test-square

 

12. Magazine Round-up (at 45.00 minutes)

Inside Crochet:

Pom Pom Shawl (Designer Vicki Brown)

http://www.insidecrochet.co.uk/patterns/pom-pom-shawl/

Contemporary Cushion  (Designer Susie Johns)

http://www.insidecrochet.co.uk/patterns/contemporary-cushion/

 

Inside Crochet Digital Download issue 75

http://www.insidecrochet.co.uk/magazine/issue/75/

 

Intarsia Crochet:

Fay's first attempt at crochet intarsia

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/417920040402647827/

To help with intarsia crochet worked in rows, here are a few helpful tips:

If using a chart and working in rows, always work from the bottom right corner. Read first (and odd numbered rows) from right to left. This is the right side of your work. Read second (and even numbered rows) from left to right. This is the wrong side of your work.

Use short lengths of yarn at a time, rather than yarn from the ball, because if you have 4 or 5 different colours on the go at the same time, these will very easily become tangled up. Use approximately 2-3m lengths for smaller areas, or 4-5m for larger areas. The great thing with crochet is that you can join a new length of yarn easily at any time. The shorter lengths are easier to work with and can be wound onto a yarn bobbin if preferred.

When the chart changes colour, you will change yarn. However, you will always change colour during the last yrh of preceeding stitch. In other words, if the chart shows 8 sts in Colour 1 followed by 10 sts in Colour 2 and then 8 sts in Colour 1, this mean that you will change to Colour 2 during the 8th st of Colour 1, then change to Colour 1 during the 10th stitch of Colour 2.

Make sure you keep your yarn ALWAYS on the wrong side of your work. This is fine when working with the right side facing as your yarn is naturally at the back of your work and therefore against the wrong side. However, when you turn to work the next row, the wrong side is facing you, so you need to keep the yarns against the wrong side (which is the side facing you) when changing colour. 

 

Simply Crochet:

Caravan (Designer Kate Bruning)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-caravan

Lamb boot toppers (Designer HannahCross) 

No info available at present

 

Simply Crochet Digital Editions:

http://www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/digitaleditions/

 

Let’s Get Crafting:

Slip stitch chicken  (Designer Fiona Goble)

http://www.letsknit.co.uk/free-knitting-patterns/chicken-doorstop

 

Subscribe to Let's Get Crafting

http://www.letsgetcrafting.com/#latest

 

Woman’s Weekly:

Flower Blanket (Designer Leonie Morgan)

An extract from The Woman's Weekly Guide to Crochet by Tracey Todhunter

https://www.searchpress.com/book/9781782213833/woman-s-weekly-guide-to-crochet

Tracey talks about the beautiful blanket here on her blog

http://grannycoolcrochet.com/2016/03/31/a-rather-lovely-blanket/

Erika’s stripey Cushion:

Extract from Erika's latest knitting book, Simple Colour Knitting

 

Subscribe to Woman's Weekly Knitting & Crochet:

https://www.magazinesdirect.com/az-magazines/34207301/knitting-and-crochet-from-woman’s-weekly-subscription.thtml

 

Crochet Now (at 58 minutes):

Take a look inside a preview of issue 1 here:

http://www.crochetnow.co.uk/whats-inside-issue-1/

 

13. Yay Crochet or Nay Crochet (at 63 minutes)

Fay’s Nay Crochet eggs

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and what they should look like

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http://www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/2016/03/20/free-pattern-rabbit-egg-cosies/ 

 

14. Yarn Shop Day (at 67 minutes)

For more details on what’s happening near you on Yarn Shop Day:

http://www.letsknit.co.uk/yarnshopday   

 

15. What's Good

Lynne’s new bed is UK manufactured and contains wool! 

http://www.harrisonbeds.co.uk/choosing-a-harrison-bed/

Thanks for listening to our very first podcast and don't forget to tune in on the first Friday of each month for a new episode.

Happy Crafting,

Lynne and Fay x

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