Welcome to 2018! The start of a new ye
ar and new crochet projects on the hook.
Thank you to all current and new subscribers. So happy that you have decided to spend some time with me. I have so much to share on this episode.
This year I am breaking up my Goals (not calling them resolutions) into the 4 quarters of the year. So, for the 1st Quarter of the year, my Goals include:
- Organize Online life – Get rid of old contacts on phone and on email contacts
- Clean up FB and Instagram– Delete old social contacts that are not relevant to my current social circle
- Delete social media platforms I am not using – Twitter, Ello (signed up but never used it)
- Signed up for Trello trello.com It’s free or there is a paid version for $5/month or annual fee of $45
B.hooked Crochet – https://www.youtube.com/user/bhookedcrochet
- Organize physical space. De-stash, donate, throw away, filing cabinet of patterns.
Hosted by Fay of the Crochet Circle Podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlPhPxLqsYutBgOkh85a4g/videos
and Charlie of the Love Charlie Crochet Podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlPhPxLqsYutBgOkh85a4g/videos
The CAL thread on Ravelry is hosted on the Crochet Circle Podcast https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-crochet-circle-podcast/3699358/1-25
FO #1 – Terra Cowl, using a free pattern by Petals to Picot: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/post-stitch-cowl
Yarn by: Terra Mitchell. Her Etsy shop is Mitchell’s Creations: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MitchellsC
This gorgeous design is by Fay of The Crochet Circle Podcast. You can also find her on Instagram @faydhdesigns or on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/designers/fay-dashper-hughes
The CAL is hosted by Olann and Magazine – Ireland’s fibre and craft magazine
This CAL started January 1, 2018 and finishes on February 23, 2018. The Ravelry Thread is on the Olann and Ravelry Page. https://www.ravelry.com/groups/olann-and
WIP #1 Criss Cross Shawl
Yarn: Oink Pigments – Oink Sock in color Le Pink
This KCAL is hosted by the Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Podcast. January 15- March 1, 2018
I am presenting two New Crochet Luna CALs. One is an almost year-long CAL and the second one is for the first quarter of the year.
The first CAL is an almost year long CAL that will conclude with a swap. I had such a difficult time with hanging Christmas Ornaments on my tree this year that I am doing away with all heavy ornaments for Christmas 2018. I will be making ornaments throughout the year to fill up my ornament box.
The CAL will conclude on Nov. 4 and if you would like to swap ornaments with other participants, you will have to let me know your address and I will match you up with a swap partner. We will see how many people would like to swap ornaments and hopefully we have enough so that we can each swap at least one ornament with a fellow maker. Ornaments don’t have to be crochet, as long as they are handmade, they will count. I will pick a winner from the thread I set up on ravelry at the end of every quarter and gift someone a pattern from Ravelry to keep you motivated! My goal is to have a Christmas tree decorated with only hand made ornaments.
First winner will be picked on March 31, 2018
I have already collected many patterns that I would like to make.
The Lovebomb Christmas Ornament by Queen Babs. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lovebomb-christmas-ornament
Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments
Mini Sweater Christmas Ornament
There is a YouTube tutorial for this pattern.
Check out this blog for ideas of what to do with old Christmas Cards.
Will Start on February 16 (Chinese New Year) – March 31, 2018
Any crochet project will count if you can tie it in with your fortune cookie fortune. There will be prizes. I will crack open some fortune cookies on the next podcast that you can use in case you don’t have access to them.
Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog
Red is the color of good luck.
Fortune Cookie History Links:
Fortune Cookie Stitch Marker – https://www.etsy.com/shop/kitschycreatives
Take Out fabric – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Marianneofmaui
Dragon Fly Slouchy by Pattern Paradise – Free and Paid ($2) pattern
This was for a Christmas commission.
Quickie Chunky Hat by Longhorn Prairie
1st Knitted project from private lesson I took with Barbara at Sin City Knits. http://www.sincityknitshop.com/
FO #4 Spun Gold Shawl by Kat Goldin. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spun-gold
Yarn: sock blank “Aid to Texas” from Goosey Fibers. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GooseyFibers
PQs (Project Queue)
PQ #1 Hypnotic Eye by Alexander Reynoso known as @alexcreates on Instagram.
Oink Pigments https://oinkpigments.com/
Check out Quayln’s test crochet for this pattern. Instagram – @portquoelio
PQ #2 1st Knitted Shawl is going to be The Doodle by Steven West.
This is part of KAL by Kristy Glass Knits.
Candy Skein https://www.candyskein.com/
Lazer Sheep Yarns
PQ #3 Rug Hooking Kit
The Punch Box – Flamingo (Punch Needle KIT) by myra AND Jean on Etsy
Check out andresueknits on Instagram for some beautiful rug hooking.
Fjord Fibers https://www.etsy.com/shop/FjordFibres
Hayley’s hand carved wood hooks – Find her on Instagram as @fireweedfibres
Don’t forget to participate in the Swapless Swap of minis by What The Flock. https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatTheFlockHandDyed
This minis swap is hosted by Lisa of Happy Scrappy Life. She has a podcast and an Etsy store.
Thank you to my fellow podcasters for your generous gifts!
Quoe Podcast –
Love Charlie Crochet Podcast –
Mickymidge Podcast –
Bob Wilson123 – Crochet Luna Poncho tutorial
Curvy Girl Crochet Tunic
Venice Beach Top
Easy Sparkling Top