07Jun

Crochet Podcast Episode 24

{07.06.19}

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

Hello, Happy June! I’m so excited for the warmer weather. Everything is in bloom, the evenings are longer and everything feels that little bit lighter. We’ve just returned from a weekends camping trip to the Doone Valley. It’s such a magical place, no phone signal, no wifi – it was total bliss (besides the enivtable sleep depreication of sleeping in a tent!)

Anyway I’m back today with another podcast…

Finished Items:

The only finished item I’m sharing is my chunky granny blanket. I really enjoyed working on this one although it was getting very heavey towards the end! I've done a blog post with the square pattern I use and all the details of yarn amounts here.

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

I finished this cute Ice Cream for Lulu. It’s actually a from an Ice Cream Bunting Pattern from last months Inside Crochet (issue 113) by Samanta Fornino. I’ve made this for her play kitchen. Super sweet. I used Paintbox Cotton DK for mine.

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

WIPS:

I have so many WIPS on the go at the moment it is getting to the point where nothing is getting finished! A few I’ve started recently include:

Leopard Print Loop Stitch Bag – by Lottie And Albert

 I absolutely adore this tapestry project from Lyndsey and had to start it immediately as soon as she released the pattern. I’m still fairly new to tapestry crochet, I’m always getting in a tangle with it, but this project has definetly been worth it. I’m definetly going to get this one finished soon as I’m excited to use it.

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

Starburst Granny Squares

I’ve continued making and joining these beautiful squares using Drops Peru. I’m making fancy pillowcases for the bed!

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

Granny Square Flair

I'm working my way through the beautiful squares in Shelley Husband's book Granny Square Flair. I'm really enjoying this book which gives patterns (and charts) for 50 squares. The book also includes some project suggestions, I really have my eye on the heirloom blanket made up of all the squares. I'm going to keep going and see how many I get finished before I decide on a project, If I tell myself I'm making another blanket I just know I'll get bored! I'm working mine up in my trusted Paintbox Cotton DK in Champagne.

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

Giveaway:

Bed of Roses Stitch Keeper Necklace.

I shared the project bag and stitch markers that I purchased from Kathrins beautiful Etsy store on the last podcast. Kathrin very generously offered to make me a stitch marker necklace AND one to giveaway. I’ll be launching the giveaway over on Instagram: @Lululoves_UK in the next few days so if you are interested in the chance to win one for yourself pop over and have a look.

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

Books:

I finished the Witches of New York by Ami McKay which I absolutely loved. The story is slow growing but the characters are wonderful. I love the dynamics of the relationship between three women living outside the social norms of the 19thCentury. I enjoyed Ami’s writing so much that I purchased another of her books The Birth House.

Ive Just started reading The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal, set in London in the mid nineteenth century  it tells the story of a young woman who dreams of being an artist. Her and her twin are apprenticed to a doll maker. She has a brief encounter with a taxidermist in the park one day which leads to a dark obsession on his behalf. I’m really enjoying this one so far but I’m only a few chapters in so we will see…

I’ve also just purchased the new Elizabeth Gilbert novel City of Girls, which is set in 1940s New York around a young woman who starts work as a dressmaker for a playhouse. I love Elizabeths writing so I’m excited to start this one.

Lululoves Crochet YouTube Podcast | Episode 24

TV:

We've been enjoying watching the Up documentary, which has aired every night this week; which has been following the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were picked from a range of social economic backgrounds and the film makers return every seven years to see how they are getting on. The participants are now in their 63rd year and it's absolutely fascinating to watch.

I've also been watching some lighthearted TV in the form of Schitts Creek and enjoying the new pschological drama What If on Netflix.

Anyway, I think that’s all for me, If you want more of my thoughts on anything mentioned you will have to watch the podcast here or follow along on Instagram here: @Lululoves_uk ;)

Bye for now, Em xx

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