Yes I'm going to be continuing with this project. All my good intentions were derailed by a wedding, a vacation and a church carnival. The bride was beautiful once she was through the ceremony. The vacation was relaxing. The carnival was exhausting. Behind the scenes for these events has had me running in 20 directions at once.
Now I'm done with them. I'm working on the posts and hopefully swatches for each. I found the shopping bag I stored all the materials for this project in a recent clean up.
A bunch of charted stitch patterns will be coming our way. I love me a good chart. In looking at the crochet charts from around the world, all the symbols are mostly the same. But the same can't be said for the knitting charts. A post will be following to help explain the symbols.
Enjoy your summer if you are in the northern hemisphere. Enjoy your winter in the southern. Seasonal changes are coming....maybe....
Monday, July 10, 2017
This post started out being about books about knit and crochet. But it changed its mind. This is about what we listen to while we knit or crochet. Or watch on TV, or perhaps read?
Do you prefer music? What kind? Do your hands keep time with the music as you stitch? Mine used to. If I listened to a fast paced music, my hands made the needles heat up, Now not so much. Issues with repetitive motion stresses have slowed me down. If I listened to something swing-y, my work conducted. What artists do you listen to? In today's time, I like Glenn Miller and Brahms. Yes they are very different. But I don't really listen to much music while working.
I prefer audio books now and podcasts these days. I like series of books so I can go from one to the next and so on. I have a real love for the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, Harry Potter obviously, a historical/contemporary time romance mystery series by Lauren Willig and a few others.
Amazingly, I came across this question on a Facebook knitting group post. I'll check out those suggestions.
I recently made a list of the podcasts I listen to since my phone went in the drink and I was afraid it wouldn't keep going. So far so good, but it's only a matter of time. But my podcast app of choice is podcast addict. I put into the search bar knit, knitting, crochet, yarn. I can specify if I want audio, video or both. Since I listen on the go as well, I try to keep it to audio only. Here's a partial list. Maybe you will find some new ones. Post yours and maybe I will.
knitmore girls savvy girls 2 knit lit chicks 90% knitting a playful day
actually knitting betty in the sky bhooked capital yarns cast on
close knit coffee knit repeat cogknitive colors & cocktails craftish
confessions of a pink haired maker crochet crash course crochet cast doubleknit
crocheter's connection curious handmade destined to knit down cellar studios f this knit electronic knitter knit breathe relax fiber hooligan fiber knitche free crochet
hand y machine knit Hollywood knitter house of knitting in a sknit kino knits
jane and jen knit funny keep calm and carry yarn kitchen stitches knit 1 geek 2
knit actually knit dye read knit picks knit.fm knit circus
knit british knit together knit pug knit one crochet two
You should find something interesting in this list. Sadly there seems to be a lot fewer crochet podcasts than knit. Some are older like knit picks and cast on. But they have a lot of useful information and are fun. These are all English. I can't keep up with the very limited Spanish and German I know. So I don't listen to other languages. It might be a great way to eventually learn a new language though....