Welcome to Little Drops of Wonderful! My podcast is about crochet, knitting, and other lovely crafty stuff.
I’m on Instagram and Ravelry as starryeyesali and my Ravelry group is:
• Finished Objects – 08:00
• Works in Progress – 14:43
• Incoming – on the cutting room floor as this episode was sooooo long 😅
• From Yore… – 48:07
• Dodgy Bag MAL 2019 – 51:52
• Sharing the Love – 01:03:04
• Giveaway winners – 01:13:42
And here’s the info on the things I talked about…
May Vlog link - I’ve uploaded this video to be accessed by link only as it’s a bit more indulgent than my usual vlogs 😄 So if you’re interested here it is - May Vlog link - I’ve uploaded this video to be accessed by link only as it’s a bit more indulgent than my usual vlogs 😄 So if you’re interested here it is - https://youtu.be/0A2OI-u8F9I
:: Finished Objects::
- Scrappy Socks! The weave in as you go technique was from the Cosy Knitter and all the details are in these project notes here - https://www.ravelry.com/projects/starryeyesali/striped-mittens-according-to-badegakk
:: Works in Progress ::
- My Favourite Jeans top – pattern is by Natalie at Detroit Knots. Yarn is Paintbox Simply Aran.
- Souvenir Shawl – pattern by Maria Samuelsson, yarn is “Snowdrop” by Norah George.
- “Ugly Blanket” #2 living in amazing lobster 🦞 bag from Susanne @insidenumber22_
- Dan’s Socks - yarn is Grundl Hot Socks in colour 08 (forgot to say 🤦🏻♀️)
- Waroo Shawl – pattern by Adedaye Designs, yarns by Back to Blighty, Ironbridge Studio and Mr B’s Yarns.
:: From Yore ::
- The Moopy Bunnies are based on a pattern in the book ‘Curious Creatures for Immature Adults’
:: Dodgy Bag MAL ::
- The Dodgy Bag MAL is being hosted by myself and Claudia of Crochet Luna. IT runs from 01 May – 30 June. The chatter thread is here – https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/crochet-luna-podcast/3915706/51-75#62
And the FO thread is here – https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/little-drops-of-wonderful/3915533/1-25#3
Prizes mentioned were yarn from Attic Spin Dye and the Wingardium Leviosa Socks from Green Lambkin Yarn, plus the beautiful stitch marker necklace from Hanna of ‘Hanna from Sheep’s Alley’.
- Winners announced for:
*Dragon Toes Socks and Hint of Sophistication Socks by Jenn Shelan
*Summer Shorties Club by Lilli of Nordic Stitches
:: Sharing the Love ::
The three podcasts I talked about were:
- The wonderful Marce of Hey BrownBerry
- The brilliant Constance of Stitching Over the Days
- The beautiful Caleisha of the Quirky Monday vlogcast
That's it folks! I do hope you enjoyed my podcast as much as I enjoyed making it! If I have missed any information above just drop me a question in the comments.
Thank you so much for watching and for subscribing! And remember – put your listening ears on – listen, learn, improve, and be kind xx
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