My fav (non crafty) Podcasts

I love listening to stuff when I’m crocheting. Mostly, I listen to audiobooks. Terry Pratchett & Anne Rice are firm favourites.

Sometimes, though, I fancy something a bit different. That’s where podcasts come in. They keep me amused & it’s like passive learning (if it’s good enough for Eddie Izzard, it’s good enough for me, lol)

Here’s whats in my ears just now, so to speak!

  1. Dave Ramsey – Love, love, love Mr Ramsey. ¬†If you don’t know who he is, FIND OUT. He’s matter of fact & funny. When it comes to finances, DO IT THE DAVE RAMSEY WAY.
  2. Problogger – Found this last week & WOW. This is chalk a block with blogging advice. Can’t recommend highly enough. Nice aussie accent as well ūüôā
  3. Ferndog podcast – great for when your walking your pooch, there’s even ‘training while you walk’ episodes. Now, if only I could get Jax to listen to it too.
  4. Ask a clean person The podcast – I listen to this when I’m doing the housework, because I need all the help I can get. Jolie Kerr presents it & lets face it, anyone who writes a book called ‘My boyfriend barfed in my handbag….and other things you can’t ask Martha’ is going to be worth a listen!
  5. Casual Preppers – what to do when the end is near, and you really can’t¬†be a*sed! Cyber attacks, Zombies, plagues, these 2 dudes¬†cover it all. Funny & kinda weird, they are an acquired taste, but definitely worth a listen for the banter.

Amigurumi wordsearch

Aviary Photo_131382246392371225It’s been a while since I’ve posted a word search so I thought I’d do one on my favourite type of crochet…amigurumi.

Here’s the just of¬† cute critters –
BEAR   CATERPILLAR   DRAGON   FOX   BIRD    DINOSAUR   ELEPHANT   OCTOPUS   CAT   DOG   FISH   RABBIT

Enjoy xxx

 

 

If crocheters ruled the world……

..bus stop seats would be a lot comfier. If the bus came while you were half way through a row, they’d wait.

…everyone would be taught the difference between crochet and knitting at an early age, no-one would ever have to ask again.

…crocheting would be an Olympic sport

…whittling crochet hooks would be more than a post apocalyptic life skill

…kids would leave school knowing how to crochet (obviously), as well as knitting, cooking, sewing, basic mechanics & DIY.

…yarn markets would beheld in every town, Wednesdays & Saturdays. You could ‘meet the sheep’ your yarn was coming from

…everyone would want a hooker as an ancestor

…someone would add a snack dispenser to the beer can hat, so we could eat and drink without putting down our work

…crocheted goods would be bartered. A simple scarf would be worth 1kg carrots & a bag of tatties at least (depending on season and type of tatties) A blanket would be worth 4 hours babysitting or a full MOT on your car, easy peasy.

Can you think of anything to add to the world?

 

Share it in the comments below x

Stylecraft wordsearch

I loved the Sue Pinner CAL last year, it was so bright and pretty. The yarns all had cool names too, so I decided it was time to immortalise them in a word search!

The words you are looking for are:

ASPEN     CLEMATIS    FUCHSIA PURPLE    LIPSTICK    PARMA VIOLET    TURQUOISE

ASTER   CREAM    GREEN GRASS     MAGENTA     PISTACHIO     CITRON     DUCK EGG

LAVENDER    MUSTARD    SPICE

I hope you have fun with this one & I’ll publish the results next week ūüôā

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Tunisian troubles in crochet.

 

 

For the last few days I’ve been focused on my work for the Tunisian crochet along & for the past few days I’ve been failing miserably.
I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I don’t know if its even me, it could be the pattern or the yarn. My tension could be wrong, I could be misreading something. Perhaps I’m just not a great crocheter. That’s how much this pattern has got to me, I’m doubting myself ūüėí

When I first chose the pattern I noticed that a few questions had been asked about it but the designer hadn’t answered . I don’t think I’ll get any help there, it seems that others have had the same problem as me. It just doesn’t work right.

Todays it’s last chance. Today I’m starting it from scratch & doing it the way I think it should be done. I’ll be making notes as I go, in case my woes can help someone else in the future.
I’ll record my progress or lack of, throughout the day.
If, at the end of the day I’m still having problems, I’ll choose another pattern, close the door on this one & it’ll forever be the pattern that got the best of me.

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Crochet word search

I’ve been thinking about trying this for a while, so here goes. I love crochet and I love a good ¬†word search so why not try both.

The words you are looking for are:

bamboo     hemp     yarn     wool     tunisian     pattern     chart     amigurumi     crochet     blanket     stitch     ripple     puffstitch     grannysquare     guage

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Enjoy ¬†& have a great weekend ūüôā

I’ll post the answers on Sunday xx