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

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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!