Crochet Luna Vlogcast Episode 15 The Future is Crafty

 

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.

 

CAL News:

#oneskeinwonderland

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

#olannandcrisscrosscal

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

https://www.olannand.ie/criss-cross-crochet-a-long/

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

https://oinkpigments.com/

 

#ultravioletkcal

This KCAL is hosted by the Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Podcast. January 15- March 1, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtATUON2bkM11sKl7tBvjg

https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/keep-calm-and-carry-yarn-podcast/3721813/1-25#16

 

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.

#boxofornaments2018

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

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traditional-scandinavian-ornaments

 

Mini Sweater Christmas Ornament

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-christmas-sweater-ornament

There is a YouTube tutorial for this pattern.

 

Check out this blog for ideas of what to do with old Christmas Cards.

http://dutchsister-s.blogspot.com/2011/11/tutorial-recycled-christmas-card-with.html?m=1

 

 

 

#fortunecookiecal

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:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_cookie

http://www.fancyfortunecookies.com/Articles.asp?ID=148

 

Fortune Cookie Stitch Marker – https://www.etsy.com/shop/kitschycreatives

Take Out fabric – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Marianneofmaui

 

 

FO #2

Dragon Fly Slouchy by Pattern Paradise – Free and Paid ($2) pattern

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragonfly-slouchy

This was for a Christmas commission.

 

FO #3

Quickie Chunky Hat by Longhorn Prairie

https://www.etsy.com/listing/264016361/quickie-chunky-hat-knitting-pattern-pdf?ref=shop_home_active_24

 

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.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-hypnotic-eye

Yarns:

Oink Pigments   https://oinkpigments.com/

Longdogyarns   https://www.longdogyarn.com/

Berroco Yarn

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.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-doodler

This is part of KAL by Kristy Glass Knits.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChz_jz50dnm5IlYn6GQHAqg/videos

Yarns:

Candy Skein   https://www.candyskein.com/

Lazer Sheep Yarns

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LazerSheepYarns

 

PQ #3 Rug Hooking Kit

The Punch Box – Flamingo (Punch Needle KIT) by myra AND Jean on Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/myraANDjean?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Check out andresueknits on Instagram for some beautiful rug hooking.

 

 

 

 

 

Yarnapolis

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.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZI1HnL9dV_dKfLYrqHh6A

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SockYarnSwappers

 

Gifts

Thank you to my fellow podcasters for your generous gifts!

Quoe Podcast –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtBG7SiWl9x13pIWn87muA

Love Charlie Crochet Podcast –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlPhPxLqsYutBgOkh85a4g

Mickymidge Podcast –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnc2OzonJDNAaSqt0VekycA

 

Bob Wilson123 – Crochet Luna Poncho tutorial

 

Pattern Palooza

Circus Sweater

https://genuinemudpie.ca/2012/04/10/happy-sweet-2nd/

Curvy Girl Crochet Tunic

http://www.lionbrand.com/lby_freedownload/download/link/product_id/149674/

Sabrina Tunic

http://www.lionbrand.com/lby_freedownload/download/link/product_id/149502/

Tivoli Tunic

http://www.lionbrand.com/lby_freedownload/download/link/product_id/157186/

Blue MesaTunic

http://www.lionbrand.com/lby_freedownload/download/link/product_id/150756/

Venice Beach Top

http://www.lionbrand.com/lby_freedownload/download/link/product_id/151084/

Easy Sparkling Top

http://www.lionbrand.com/lby_freedownload/download/link/product_id/149398/

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