Crochet Luna Vlogcast Episode 13 Blessed and Thankful – Mandalas for Marinke Episode 13

 

We are on Thanksgiving Break. Thanksgiving is this Thursday November 23, 2017.  It will be our first Vegan Thanksgiving but really, only for my husband and me.  We have been eating a plant based diet since this past summer.  Lucky for us, a Vegan restaurant opened in our little downtown area.  The owner, Shanti is fabulous! She also does cooking classes.  My husband and I have attended her classes and let’s just say…yum!

The last class was all about Thanksgiving preparations and my husband was lucky enough to attend.  We will be putting several dishes together to take to the family Thanksgiving and I’m sure it will be yummy!

Check out my local Vegan restaurant.  Please note that she has limited hours of operation so be sure to check the website for hours.

California Homemades

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com

Website: http://californiahomemades.com/

RA Update: I overworked myself last week and by the end of the week, I was very achy.  The no sleep did not help but I am feeling better now.

While my husband was attending the cooking class I was headed to Long Beach for a very special evening.

When I started crocheting in the Fall of 2013 I had no idea that there was a whole global crochet community.  One of the first connections I made to this was a blog I found that was full of information and resources.  The blog is https://www.crochetconcupiscence.com  it is a blog created by Kathryn Vercillo.  She is a Tucson native who lives in San Francisco and who is “an author, blogger, crafter, artist…” Vercillo, K. (2017). Mandalas For Marinke Publisher: Author.

She used to do a roundup on Sundays of different crochet IG images.  I couldn’t believe it when one week, one of my little projects popped up in the round up.  I made me so happy.  Kathryn’s blog is a wealth of resource.  If you have not checked it out, you totally should.  Use #crochetconcupiscence to tag your projects on Instagram.

Fast forward to the summer of 2015 when I read the news that a lovely Dutch designer and blogger by the name of Marinke Slump known as Wink had succumbed to depression and committed suicide.  When I read Kathryn’s post the day she wrote about the sad news I very much felt the strong impact it made on Kathryn.  It made me sad to read about what had happened.  https://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2015/06/mandalasformarinke-crochet-project-in-memory-of-wink-from-a-creative-being/

I immediately went to Wink’s blog http://www.acreativebeing.com.  I looked at all the lovely posts and the patterns she had created.  She had even written a book.  It was called Boho Crochet: 30 Hip and Happy Projects. https://www.amazon.com/Boho-Crochet-Hip-Happy-Projects/dp/1604685514

When Kathryn announced she was doing a special crochet project to honor Wink’s memory, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. https://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2015/06/mandalasformarinke-crochet-project-in-memory-of-wink-from-a-creative-being/

In September, I visited Wink’s blog and started on my first mandala project ever.  I used the pattern for her Standard 12 round mandalas. http://www.acreativebeing.com/patterns/mandala-en/

Wink is given much credit in the crochet community for bringing the crochet mandala to popularity.  Before she was designing and posting about the crochet mandala there was not much out there.  It’s hard to see that now since crochet mandala patterns can be found everywhere these days.

Check out her Ravelry page. She has 54 patterns available.  https://www.ravelry.com/designers/marinke-slump

I so enjoyed the making of this first mandala that I made many more and have since. You may remember all those mandalas that finally got their ends woven in this summer.  I have made and gifted many mandalas since making that first one.

Wink was also working on a book that was completed by the help of a second author Anita Mundt.  The book is called Crochet Mandalas. You can find it on Amazon’s website. https://www.amazon.com/Crochet-Mandalas-Dover-Knitting-Tatting/dp/0486791351/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511245585&sr=1-1&dpID=51AOZ7dL%252BOL&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

There is a beautiful blanket pattern that she was working on that 12 crochet designers/friends of Wink came together to finish.  The blanket was part of a CAL hosted by yarn company Scheepjes.  The blanket is gorgeous.  There are three versions of it. http://www.scheepjes.com/en/cals/scheepjes-cals/scheepjes-cal-2016/information/#title

The name of the CAL is Last Dance on the Beach.  I got a little choked up when I saw the name of theCAL and the names of the different versions of the blanket.  I will make this blanket.  It will be one to start for 2018.  The pattern is on the Scheepjes website.

I was not able to figure out how to get a hold of the yarn packs, maybe they don’t sell them as a pack anymore but the list of the colors used for each version is available.

I found a lovely video of Wink schooling us on how to pronounce the name we love to butcher: Scheepjes.  Here is the video of Wink. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC_c-cIqN7Y

For over a year Kathryn posted the mandalas that were submitted to her.  Over 1,000 mandalas. “There were more than 350 total contributors coming from more than 30 different countries around the world” Vercillo, K. (2017). Mandalas For Marinke Publisher: Author.

I mailed off my mandala in September of 2015.  Shortly after, I received a lovely postcard from Kathryn thanking me for my contribution. In March of 2016, she wrote a lovely post about my submission. https://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2016/03/claudias-crochet-mandala/

Kathryn had also shared that she would be putting together an art show as well as a book to showcase the mandalas that were contributed to the project. Imagine my surprise to read that there was going to be a showing of the mandalas as well as an opportunity to meet Kathryn here in Southern California.  I was looking forward to it all week.  I dropped my kiddos off at my parents, so they could enjoy some grandparent time and I headed off to Long Beach.

The show was taking place at a lovely art space called Grab Bag Studio.

https://www.thegrabbagstudio.com/

https://www.instagram.com/grabbagstudio

I was met warmly by ladies of Threadwinners Alyssa and Liz.  They are a crochet team that creates fiber art in Southern California.  They were critical in making the art show happen.

https://threadwinnersart.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/thread.winners/

I was introduced to Kathryn and I was so happy to finally meet her. She was so nice and approachable.  Her gorgeous pup was with her and we took a selfie!  The evening was great.  I loved seeing all the lovely mandalas and to see the dance performance that took place.

I was also able to purchase the book Mandalas For Marinke.  A wonderful self-published book that documents the project as well as wealth of resources.  The book has beautiful photos of the mandalas as well are collages that utilize the mandalas in part or as whole. There are simple instructions to make a basic mandala. References on the symbolism of the mandala, books dealing with depression and suicide, movies, websites.  In all, a wonderful resource.

I also picked up another one of Kathryn’s books: Hook to Heal! 100 crochet exercises for health, growth, connection, inspiration, and honoring your inner artist.

Both of these books as well at her book Crochet Saved My Life, can be purchased through Amazon.

I cannot express enough how honored I am to be part of this project. Thank you Kathryn!

Yarnapolis

Took a trip to Michaels and bought some Red Heart Super Saver and Patons Classic Wool.

Red Hear Super Saver colors: Carrot, Flamingo, Heather Grey, Aran, Country Blue

I Visited Yarns at Border Leather in Chula Vista, California. http://www.yarnsatborderleather.com/

I picked up a skein of Malabrigo Rios in color 005 Aniversario and I picked up the rest of my yarn to finish my Skull fillet Jumper.  I picked up some Berrocco Vintage in the colors, 5168 and 51180

Finished Objects F/Os

This week I have 3 finished objects.  All are based on the pattern Cowl Neck Poncho Tutorial by Bobwilson123. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HGBiSOGAOc&t=969s

This is a quick make and I am totally addicted to making these!

I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn as well a Patons Classic Wool as well as Classic Wool in Merino.

Check out how to do a standing double crochet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aduDzuchP6c&t=21s

I also finished three project bags.  I used this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daOnDzy01YY&index=8&list=PLaYKMpHrnGpG5W9Bbc5Hw1jHPDNXkgFC2

Works in Progress (WIPs)

New work in progress is Spun Gold by Kat Goldin.   https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spun-gold

Llamacorn stitch marker by Pandia’s Jewels.  https://www.pandiasjewels.com/

I am using a sock blank I purchased from Goosey fibers. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GooseyFibers

The sock blank is called “Aid to Texas”

Check out the details for the Crochet Circle Podcast and Love Charlie Podcast CAL. https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-crochet-circle-podcast/3699358/26-50#42

I finally picked up the yarn I need to finish my Skull Jumper by Pony Mctate. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/filet-crochet-skull-jumper

The yarn is Nevado by Omega yarn company.

Pattern Palooza

New pattern by the talented Quayln Stark of the Quoe Podcast.  It’s called Melchior Scarf and it’s gorgeous!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melchior-cable-scarf

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

Standard 12-Round Mandala by Marinke Slump

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/standard-12-round-mandala

Spoke Mandala By Marinke Slump

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spoke-mandala

Christmas light decoration by Marinke Slump

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-light-decorations

Gorgeous Wrist Warmers by Marinke Slump

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gorgeous-wrist-warmers

Canyon Ridge Fringed Poncho

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/canyon-ridge-fringed-poncho

Noro Rhombus Poncho

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/13-rhombus-poncho

Happy Scrappy Swapless Swap

I’m so happy to announce the Mini Swapless Swap that is currently running in the Ravelry group by Lisa Woodruff.  Check it out for more information. https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/crochet-luna-podcast/3708779/1-25

Lisa also has a podcast on YouTube called Happy Scrappy Life. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZI1HnL9dV_dKfLYrqHh6A

Holiday Card Swap

If you would like to swap Holiday Cards with me and receive a Crochet Luna Holiday postcard send me an email with your mailing address.  Email me at crochetluna.claudia@gmail.com

 Giveaway

Don’t forget to join the Crochet Luna Ravelry Group for this episode’s giveaway.  I am giving away a copy of the book Hook to Heal by Kathryn Vercillo.

Other Mandala books I shared on the video:

Mandalas to Crochet by Haafner Linssen

Modern Crochet Mandalas by the Editors at Interweave

Thank you so much for watching and Happy Thanksgiving!

Crochet Luna Vlogcast Episode 12 The Sweetest Things

 

 

In this episode I talk about:

Salvadorean Traditions for Day of the Dead

Celebrated on November 2 – We call it Dia de los Difuntos ( another way of saying dead). Traditions include:

Visit loved ones graves

Clean graves and repaint crosses/headstones

Bring flowers to the graves of loved ones

Cook ayotes en miel ( squash/pumpkin in honey)

 

Mexican tradition for day of the Dead

Celebration starts October  31 – November 2

Colorful celebrations are more in Central and Southern Mexico and include altars and sugar skulls.

Sugar skulls adorn altars and are supposed to be a treat for the visiting spirits.

Here is a good blog post that explains some of the traditions:

https://www.mexicansugarskull.com/support/dodhistory.html

I’m incorporating the altar tradition to remember my loved ones who have passed.

 

#SST CAL

A special thanks to my co-host Hannah of The Cozy Cottage Crochet Podcast.

Thank you to all who participated.

Winner of the Chatter Thread – BrowneyedgirlGB

Winner of the F/O Thread- jojogeee (this was her first Tunisian crochet project!)

#HALCAL2017

A special thanks to my co-host Jo who is jojotwinkletoes on Instagram and Ravelry.

Thank you to all who participated.

Winner of the Chatter Thread –  Ravelry/Instagram: JustALilBitCrafty

Winner of the F/O Thread-  Ravelry: Weezy34   Instagram: Crochetcorner99

FINISHED PROJECTS

I’ve been making project bags.  I am experimenting to see what shapes work and I’ve been having a blast doing it.  I have used two main YouTube tutorials for making the bags.

Crafty Gemini Creates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj1NcYU8Zk4&t=617s&index=2&list=PLaYKMpHrnGpG5W9Bbc5Hw1jHPDNXkgFC2

Hue Loco:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WiSfTJ-4cc&t=2s&list=PLaYKMpHrnGpG5W9Bbc5Hw1jHPDNXkgFC2&index=3

 

I finished this super simple Cowl Neck Poncho by bobwilson123

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HGBiSOGAOc

Yarn: Red Heart – Peruvian Print

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

I’m working on finishing my Fillet Skull Sweater for the HALCAL2017.

Pattern by Pony Mctate: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/filet-crochet-skull-jumper

Simply Crochet Issue 59

FUTURE PROJECTS

Pattern: Basalt  by Fay Dashpher-Hughes Designs

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/fay-dashper-hughes-designs

 

Pattern: Skysail Top by Elena Fedotova

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skysail

 

Pattern: Spun Gold by Kat Goldin

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spun-gold

 

Check out Pearl & Plum on Etsy for cute project bags.

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

 

SOCK IT TO ME

Cable socks from Interweave magazine Fall 2017 issue.

There has been mini progress on my Gorman Street socks from the book Step Into Crochet by Rohn Strong.

 

YARNAPOLIS

#fridayisdyeday

Last Friday of the month we are dyeing yarn! You should try it.  It can be done in so many ways.  I used the tutorials in Hue Loco’s YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0iOvt3XNv0&t=651s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRieb7DaA9U&t=18s

The book I am reading is called: Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan

The started set of the acid dyes was bought on Amazon and they Jacquard Acid Dyes

I ordered yarn from Wool 2 Dye4: http://www.wool2dye4.com/

PATTERN PALOOZA

These are the patterns I shared:

Chic Cowl Neck Poncho

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/chic-cowl-neck-poncho#

 

Dubonnet Poncho

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/dubonnet-poncho

 

Chevron Shawl

http://www.lionbrand.com/chevron-shawl-l40498.html

 

Vintage Ripple Shawl

http://www.lionbrand.com/crochet-pattern-vintage-ripple-shawl.html

 

Urband Tunic

http://www.lionbrand.com/crochet-pattern-urban-nomad-tunic-cowl.html

 

Foxy Cape

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/foxy-cape

 

Winners of the Enamel Pins:

Youtube: Joyce Gravino (please contact me at claudiacarpenter@gmail.com)

Ravelry: OddbutAvid

 

A Big Thank you to Hannah of the Crochet Circle Podcast for the lovely gift she sent.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2m-l-OAbm0ungrL3BRj5Q

 

Thanks so much for watching!

Crochet Luna Vlogcast/Podcast Episode 10 Scrappiness is Happiness

 

In this episode I talk about:

Halloween Crochet-A-Long

The #HALCAL2017 is a Crochet-A-Long that is co-hosted by Jo who is Jojotwinkletoes on Instagram and Ravelry and the Crochet Luna Vlogcast/Podcast.  It will run from September 29 to October 31,2017.

The pattern for this CAL has a skull design for a filet jumper by designer Pony McTate and was published in Simply Crochet magazine issue 59. It will be available shortly for purchase on http://www.ravelry.com,

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/filet-crochet-skull-jumper

There will be a Chatter/Wip Thread and a F/O Thread on the Crochet Luna Vlogcast/Podcast Group on Ravelry starting September 29, 2017

 

The Super Simple Tunisian CAL  is co-hosted by Hannah of The Cosy Cottage Crochet and the Crochet Luna Vlogcast/Podcast.  It will run Oct.1 to Oct. 31, 2017.  Use #SSTCAL so we can see all your lovely projects.  Both Hannah and I will have two patterns on our Ravelry group page that will include two patterns and video tutorials to help everyone complete a total of 4 dishcloths.  Facecloths and scrubbies are also welcome.

Join us, there will be prizes!

A huge thank you to Terra of Mitchell’s Creations for sending me a most awesome gift. Check out her lovely Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MitchellsC

 

Patterns:

Interweave Crochet magazine Fall 2015 – Ananas Shawl by Zsuzsanna Makai     http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ananas-shawl

Fortune’s Shawlette – http://www.mooglyblog.com/fortunes-shawlette/

Caron – Slouchy Beanie   http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/slouchy-beanie-simplysoft.html

B.Hooked Crochet – Traditional Granny Stitch Shawl   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnc5SDv1u8I&t=44s

Maggie’s Crochet – Granny Stitch Blanket   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqHscHyCDAQ

Book: Modern Crocheted Shawls & Wraps by Laura Strutt

Free crochet pattern: Vintage Sweet Shawl (EN)    https://haakmaarraak.nl/free-crochet-pattern-vintage-sweet-shawl-eng/

Half a Granny Square Shawl – Brooklyn Tweed Loft Version. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/half-a-granny-square-shawl

Claudia Scarf. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/claudia-scarf

Yarns:

La Dolce Vita Alpacas – http://www.ldvalpacas.com/LDVA/Welcome.html

Long Dog Yarn – https://longdogyarn.com/

Wander Lust – https://wanderlusthues.com/

Forbidden Woolery- https://forbidden-woolery.myshopify.com/

Inner Zen Garden – https://www.etsy.com/shop/InnerYarnZen

Incan Spice- https://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarn/incan-spice-item-594-new-fall

Project Bags- Instagram: KC’S Pockets to go.  https://www.instagram.com/kcspocketstogo

Podcast Recommendations:

The Quoe Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtBG7SiWl9x13pIWn87muA

The Earl Grey Crochet – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNW-FWgH13WQCRjz9wmMOUg

No Catchy Name Crochet – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IeDb-wXQxXWc0igm8r8cw

Litte Fuzzy  Sarah – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=little+fuzzy+podcast

Love Charlie Crochet – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlPhPxLqsYutBgOkh85a4g

 

Thanks for watching!

Crochet Luna Podcast Episode 9 Oh Boy!

Find me on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crochetluna
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/crochet-luna-podcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crochetluna
Blog: http://crochetluna.com/

Welcome to a sweaty, muggy episode. In this episode, I talk about:

Those affected by Hurricane Harvey can have a little bit of their stash restored by reaching out to the following:

On Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knit-two-together-for-texas

On the Web: https://www.thelemonadeshopyarns.com/harvey-donations

Check out the Instagram account for Loloditit to see how they donated money to the American Redcross Harvey Fund

There is also the Red Cross website: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey

If you have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, my prayers and good vibes are with you.

Here are the new podcasts I talked about:

Hand Me Downz Knit and Crochet: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_EecAIlHSDin89adPB47-Q

The Quoe Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtBG7SiWl9x13pIWn87muA
He has a new scarf patten, The Dust and Ashes Scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dust-and-ashes-cable-scarf

 

Rohn Strong: https://rohnstrong.com/

Benjamin Krudwig: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNtUeGeFyhGSZ0VxUHNMHaw

Levi: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_xNEztERHMQoYybGK0p-TA

Acquisitions:
I purchased my project bag from: https://www.etsy.com/market/not4profit

My granny square license plate came from: http://www.cafepress.com/

The Caron Cakes I purchased at Michaels. https://www.michaels.com

Cotton Flowers: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CottonflowersYarns

CAL News:

I will be cohosting the Super Simple Tunisian CAL with Hannah of The Cozy Cottage Crochet. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2m-l-OAbm0ungrL3BRj5Q
More details to follow

I will also be cohosting a CAL with Jo who is jojotwinkletoes on Instagram. Check out her blog: http://jojotwinkletoes.blogspot.com/
It will be for a sweater pattern found in Simply Crochet Issue 59
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/filet-crochet-skull-jumper
More details to follow.

The Granny square poncho I showed was inspired by a vintage magazine poncho. It can be found in Woman’s Day Granny Squares Number 2, published 1974.

I used Vanna’s Choice yarn in the colors: Mustard, Linen, Charcoal Grey.

Future Projects:
I will be starting on my Liula wrap. This is a paid pattern by Emma from the Potter and Bloom Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_N9czUb0fkmOuVt7-PMXFw

The pattern can be found on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/liula

I will be making the Beltine Cuff-Down Socks from the Rohn Strong book, Step Into Crochet.

I will also be making Three Springs. This is a pattern by Deanne of Addydae Designs. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/three-springs

WIPS:
I am currently working on my Urban Stripes Shawl by Rosina of the Zeens and Roger Podcast. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhguvECJDPlgDG9YZ_omBQ

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-stripe-shawl

Pattern Palooza:

Beginner Ribbed Crochet Hat Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beginner-ribbed-crochet-hat-pattern-mens—unisex

Crocheted Ribbed Hat Pattern

Men’s Infinity Scarf Pattern: http://raediantcrochet.blogspot.com/2012/11/mens-infinity-scarf-pattern.html

Simple Scarf for Men: http://hearthookhome.com/simple-scarf-for-men-free-crochet-pattern/

The Every Man Scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/every-man-scarf

Father Pullover: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/father-pullover

Patons Kroy Toe Up Socks: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/toe-up-socks-crochet

Free Yourself Shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-yourself-shawl

Check out Toni’s website.  She is a great crochet designer and resource. https://tlyarncrafts.com/

Julietta Shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/julietta-5

Thanks so much for watching!

Crochet Luna Podcast Episode 8 “Summer Loving had me a blast” Show Notes

 

In this episode:

We wrap the Summer of Romance CAL hosted by Clarisabeth of the Crochet Cakes Podcast. Crochet Cakes YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/user/moshimoshiJan/videos

and myself. The CAL ran until August 5 and I hosted the WIP/Chatter thread on my Ravelry Page for this podcast.

Patterns I talked about in this episode:

Knitted: Hermoine’s Everyday Sock
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hermiones-everyday-socks

Knitted: Patchwork Weasly Sock
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/patchwork-weasley-socks

Crochet Patterns:
Gorman Street Socks – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gorman-street-toe-up-socks

Urban Stripe Shawl – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-stripe-shawl

Ohana Top – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-ohana-top-set

Retro Granny Stash Bag – http://crafternoontreats.com/retro-granny-stash-bag-quick-start-guide/

Blurre Shawl – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blurre

Divine Hat- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/divine-hat-2

Liula (this is the pattern for the Liula CAL)- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/liula
This CAL is hosted by Emma of the Potter and Bloom Podcast.
Podcast link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_N9czUb0fkmOuVt7-PMXFw

The Liula CAL will run September 01, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Check out her blog for a discount code for the pattern.
http://www.potterandbloom.com/blog/episode47
Use the hashtags: #CAKECAL, #letthemcrochetcake, #liula

Karmic Kitty: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/karmic-kitty-pillow-plushie-pincushion-or-mascot

Spotting Clouds: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spotting-clouds-top

Doris Chan: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-shawl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mesh-vest

Three Springs: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/three-springs

Hove Beach Bag: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hove-beach-bag

Joy of Motion: https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/shop/summer-sweater-crochet-pattern/
https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/shop/delicatus-headband-crochet-pattern/

Yarns:
The Lemonade Shop – Colorway: Sugar Plum Fairy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonadeshop

Yarns that I purchased at Sin City Knit Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.sincityknitshop.com/

Ella Rae – Cozy Soft and Cozy Prints, colorways: Pacific Blue, Wallflower, color 30

Universal Yarns, Wisdom Yarns – Pix, colorway: Citrus Slide

LGF Suris – Mini set

I did not purchase but I talked about Zealana yarn. https://zealana.com/

Big thank you to all the lovely people I met at Sin City Knit Shop. Everyone was so kind and welcoming.

I purchased two project bags from Pearl and Plum
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PearlandPlum
A big thank you to Vivian who was incredibly generous and donated one of her awesome project bags to the podcast. THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to Fay of The Crochet Circle Podcast for the lovely package she sent. I was able to make a small bag from the tweed she sent and I simply love the John Arbon yarn she sent. It is so soft and squishy!

The Crochet Circle Podcast link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJaui0bZMoRRM0pzvukZnaw

John Arbon: https://www.jarbon.com/

If you would like a copy of the Christmas list pdf. Please email me at: crochetluna.claudia@gmail.com

 

I used this YouTube video from Hue Loco to make my little tweed fabric bag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WiSfTJ-4cc

Thank you so much for watching!

Crochet Luna Podcast Episode 6 – Sock it to me!

The words of the day for this episode are: Super and Cool. I just wish that on this hot summer day, I would feel…super cool!

Find me at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crochetluna/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crochetluna/
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/crochet-luna-podcast
Blog: http://crochetluna.com/

In this episode, I talk about:

My crochet socks are from the new book by Rohn Strong and it’s called: Step Into Crochet. https://rohnstrong.com/

The yarn I am using is called Ultimate Booger by Casual Fashion Queen. http://www.casualfashionqueen.com/

My new 2.75mm hook is from Polymer Clay Shed.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/polymerclayshed

I talked about a swap project (non-yarn related) I participated in a few years ago. Here is a Link to the swap page.
https://www.perfectstrangers.co/

I showed two sock blanks. Both are from Etsy sellers.
1. The undyed one is from Stickchick.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/stickchick

2. The painted sock blank with the bear portrait called “Family Reunion” is from Goosey Fibers.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GooseyFibers

**My Fantasy Crochet Sock —Giveaway** Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a nice package that will include Rohn Strong’s new crochet sock book and other goodies.  Find the details in my Ravelry page.

The Summer of Romance Cal is hosted by Clarisabeth from the Crochet Cakes Podcast and myself.
If you haven’t checked out the Crochet Cakes Podcast on YouTube, you totally should! Link: Crochet Cakes Podcast
She is also hosting the F/O (finished object) thread on her Ravelry Page. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/crochetcakes-podcast

The Summer of Romance CAL (#srcal) runs through August 5, 2017
I finished my shawl for the CAL using a great pattern by Deanne Ramsay of Addydae Designs. http://www.addydae.com/
The pattern is called the Blurre Shawl. You can check out other gorgeous Blurre Shawls on her Ravelry page. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/addydae-designs
Deanne also has a lovely podcast on YouTube you should check out. Addydae Designs Podcast

I am hosting the WIP (work in progress) thread on my Ravelry page.

I am also participating in the Festival of Finishing(#festivaloffinishing). This CrAL is hosted by Fay from The Crochet Circle Podcast on YouTube.
Link: The Crochet Circle Podcast

There is a CAL (crochet a long) starting July 1 hosted by Jillian of the Coo Coo for Cowls Podcast. Link: Coo Coo for Cowls Podcast
Details of her CAL are on her Ravelry page. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/coo-coo-for-cowls

Another MAL (make a long) going on is hosted by the ladies of the Grocery Girls Podcast on YouTube. Link: Grocery Girls Knit Podcast
Check out their Ravelry page for details. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/grocery-girls-podcast

I showed a quick and lovely shawl called the Philomena Shawl by the blog Fiberflux. Link: http://www.fiberfluxblog.com/
I entered my shawl that I called my Rocky Shawl on the Yarn Hoarder Podcast’s Ravelry page as an entry in the  Kevin Kal. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-yarn-hoarder-podcast.

I visited a local yarn shop: The Black Sheep in San Diego, CA and I purchased two yarns. One was from Malabrigo Yarn called Arroyo in the colorway Arco Iris. The other one was a gorgeous yarn from Trendsetter Yarns. This yarn is called Olives for Oliver.

I showed a pattern by Salena Baca. She is a great crochet designer and I really love her patterns. Find her patterns in her Ravelry store. http://www.ravelry.com/designers/salena-baca
The pattern I show is called the Julie Lynn Poncho

Here are some new podcasts to check out:
Melody Crochet: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgQKyxzsKLz-LtUA-N5tIxQ

Toe Creations: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZVH_l6PXBGX-CEyqBIgDg

Lottie & Albert:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZVH_l6PXBGX-CEyqBIgDg

Little Drops of Wonderful:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXWQfl7WmeumzOYfKZwhT0g

Lorraine Pugh Podcast:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQQYfaoOOkZC5J3S4v6mueA

DunkelGrun Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxOWVPj1k3e4eXUjWpEwkU
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Thanks for watching and crochet on!

 

Crochet Luna Podcast Episode 4 – Summer of Romance CAL

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Crochet Luna Podcast

This episode is loaded with CAL information, new yarny goodies and other fun tidbits.  Grab a drink and enjoy!

Thank you Jan Carruthers of Urban Gypsy Crochet for the lovely mention on her podcast.  Hope you are feeling better!

Thank you to Candance O. of the Yarn Craft Council for responding to my inquiry about the lack of 3mm and 7mm hook in the Yarn Craft Council guidelines.  Visit their website for more information.  http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/

Here is information on the Summer of Romance CAL hosted by Crochet Cakes and Crochet Luna.

Use #SRCAL for your WIP and your FO.  This CAL will run from June 3rd to August 5th.

Choose a couple from Books, Movies, TV, and showcase your couple with a crochet, knitted or any other hand crafted project.  You can use any pattern, yarn, fabric, etc. that will help you complete your project.

I will host the chatter thread where you can post your WIP and Clarisabeth of Crochetcakes will host the FO thread on Ravelry.  The FO thread is a no chatter thread so please only post the picture of your finished object and the source of your inspiration.

Crochet Luna Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/crochet-luna-podcast

Crochet Cakes Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/crochetcakes-podcast

Check out the KAL/CAL hosted by Keep Calm and Carry Yarn.  Post your crochet project and the yards you used to complete it so it can be entered in the Yardage Thermometer in the Ravelry thread for this KAL/CAL.                                     Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/keep-calm-and-carry-yarn-podcast. This will be running May 5th to August 10th.

Another CAL to check out is being hosted by Deanne Ramsay of Addydae Designs.  This is the Blurre CAL and it is running May 6 to June 30th.

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/deanne-ramsay

Deanne also has a podcast on YouTube.  She is an Australian crochet designer.

New Indie Yarn dyer from California.  Check out her Etsy shop: Wolfy Wool.

Fay of The Crochet Circle Podcast is hosting the Festival of Finishing (#festivaloffinishing).  This CrAL is going to help us finish our neglected projects this summer.  Find more information in her show notes: https://thecrochetcircle.podbean.com/

Amber from the Yarn Hoarder Podcast is hosting the Kevin KAL.  Her beloved pup Kevin has sadly past away but we can honor him and our pets by crocheting a project to enter in this KAL.  She is allowing crochet projects. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-yarn-hoarder-podcast

I finished my Hotel of Bees Shawl, yay!  I love my shawl and enjoyed participating in my first CAL.  This is a paid pattern by Christina Hadderingh and you can find it at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hotel-of-bees-shawl.

This CAL is hosted by Sandra of the Cherry Heart Crochet Podcast and Sam of the Betsy Makes Podcast. It runs April 8th to May 31st.  Sandra is hosting the WIP/Chatter thread http://www.ravelry.com/groups/cherry-hearts-cozy-corner and Sam is hosting the FO/No Chatter thread  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/betsymakes-podcast-group.

My current WIP is designer’s Kat Goldin’s  Doris Shawl.  I am using a combination of Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play Yarn that was exclusively dyed for the Yarn Over Truck and that I picked up at the Vista Fiber Arts Festival (Vista, CA) last year and Berroco Folio Luxe in the color 4603.

I have added the following yarns to my stash:

Casual Fashion Queen in the colorway Ultimate Booger

The Lemonade Shop in the colorway Broadway

I purchased some cute sheep stitch markers from Kathryn’s Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/market/crafternoon_treats

My sister in law is a romance writer for Harlequin books.  Her name is Teresa Carpenter.

It’s Giveaway Time!  Comment on YouTube episode 4 to participate in this giveaway. Add a picture of your current WIP to the WIP thread on the Crochet Luna Podcast page in Ravelry to earn another entry into the giveaway.  I will choose a two winners.  One from YouTube and one from Ravelry.  Each winner will receive a copy of Take Two by Lynne Rowe & Fay Dashper-Hughes.

Winners will be announced in Episode 5.

I will be adding a new thread to the Crochet Luna Podcast page on Ravelry.  It will be where we can discuss anything that has to do with crochet socks.  Look for the Sock It To Me! thread in Ravelry.  We are lucky enough to have Tamara from Crafty Escapism as our resident sock expert.  She is actually teaching a crochet sock class so who better to help us out!  I showed a free sock pattern by a designer that Tamara suggested.  The designer is Karen Whooley and the pattern is the Cozy Crochet Socks.  She also suggested I look up Rohn Strong and Vicki Brown who also design socks.

Thank you again for all the crochet love and support you send my way.  I really, really appreciate it.  Sending you hugs from sunny Southern California.  Until next time, crochet on!

 

 

 

 

Crochet Luna Podcast Episode 1 Show Notes

Hello and Welcome!

After a year of neglect, I have revived my little blog.  I will be posting show notes here so thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy a little bit of yarny goodness.

I am Crochet Luna on Instagram, Ravelry, and Facebook.

Following are the links for the things I talked about in my crochet podcast.

 

 

Tiny sample of what is currently displayed. The Autry MuseumMuseum of the American West
https://theautry.org/

 

Fiber Arts installation

Please visit the link below for more detail images of what is on currently on display.  Everything is on display outside, no need to purchase museum entry. The installation will be displayed from March 14, 2017 through June 25, 2017

Yarn Bombing LA
http://www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com/

Vest on display, The Little Knittery

The Little Knittery
http://www.thelittleknittery.com/

 

Knit Collage
https://knitcollage.com/

Polymer Clay Shed
http://polymerclayshed.blogspot.com/

Survival Socks
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/survival-socks

On The Spice Market Shawl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/on-the-spice-market

Jimmy Beans Wool
https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/knitting/yarn/Kits/LornasLacesShepherdSockOntheSpiceMarketShawl.asp

Terra Form in Crochet
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/terraform-in-crochet

Sweet Georgia Yarns
http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/

Sending Crochet Love to the following Podcasters

http://crafternoontreats.com/
http://www.ravelry.com/people/crochetcakes
http://www.cherryheart.co.uk/
http://www.potterandbloom.com/