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Episode 60 > Crochet Circle Podcast

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Episode 60

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My name is Fay and this is my audio and video podcast for those that love fibre crafts, particularly crochet.  This podcast is sponsored by my online crafting company, Provenance Craft Co. 

Thanks to everyone who tunes into the podcast whether it is through Stitcher, Podbean, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes or the YouTube Channel. Your support and engagement are really appreciated and makes running a podcast very special and worthwhile.   

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In this episode, I cover: Old Dog New Tricks; Final Destination; En Route; Quick News Beats, Big Up and J’adore. 



I don’t know how, but this month I managed to start and complete a blanket commission in a week.  I will be able to share it with you after it has been published. 

A valuable lesson was also learned this month.  It’s all very well and good being a monogamous crafter but it’s really silly to choose knitting and crochet projects that are both big garments (alongside the blanket commission).  

My brain needs the hit of quick wins and so I broke my monogamous rule and fired off a quick cat food mat for Pom.  

It’s made from Bobbiny 3mm cord which is made in Poland from 100% recycled cotton. I bought it from Wooly What Knot which was one of the best-priced places I could find it at.    


Peacock blue cotten cata food mat with a teracotta coloured trim.  Cat bowl on top and left over yarn showing.


I had never used this cotton for crochet, it’s predominantly sold for macrame.  It was perfect for this project because the Peacock blue is going to feature in our new kitchen, it’s 100% recycled cotton, so whilst there is an environmental impact because of the recycling process, no new cotton had to be grown for this yarn.  The yarn is also machine washable – an absolute requirement for a Pom food mat! 

I just made the pattern up as I went, but if anyone wants it, just let me know and I will pull a blogpost together on it.    

I have also finished my knitted Tower of Strength Skirt by JimiKnits  @jimiknits on Instagram. The pattern can be found here as an individual pattern (Ravelry link) or as part of her design collection Jimi Knits Volume One.     

Colourwork Tower of Strength skirt with columns of alternating knit colours.  Three overall colours of a dusty light teal, cream and mid-oatmeal brown.


It was made from Ashford Tekapo 8 ply (link) and although it is labelled as a DK, at 200m per 100g it’s more of an Aran/Worsted weight.  I am using Shade 227 Slate (link to UK shop selling this wool) and Shade 207 Natural (link to UK shop selling this wool). 

The third wool I am using is a random skein from my stash.  It has no label but the colours were good and it felt like the right weight of yarn in my fingers! 

It’s still wet blocking, I will have to wait until next month to show that one-off properly.   


 I have made some progress on my reworked Color Pop Sweater by Julme Conradie  who is on Instagram as @mysquarehat.  So far, I have completed both sleeves and am about to put some work into the body of the jumper.  The new version is being worked up in Erika Knight BB100 in shade Regent’s Park with a contrast sleeve detail in Kambgarn shade 1212 Honey, an Icelandic yarn.    

Because this is not the month for monogamous crafting, I have also started the Clean Lines Shawl by Anna Nickipirowicz (@annanikipirowicz on Instagram).  It was in Issue 124 of Inside Crochet and has sections of mosaic crochet.  This technique is interesting but definitely requires concentration and I have very little of that at the moment.   

A photo of Anna wearing a black top and green crocheted shawl.  Anna has bobbed black hair and is looking up and smiling.
Model shows of Anna's Clean Lines Shawl.  The shawl has solid sections in mid-grey and mosaic sections in the same grey and a bright/dark teal.  The mosaic uses triangular motifs.
Beginnings of a shawl in charcoal wool with chartreuse wool in the recent rows.


I sold a couple of skeins of yarn through the Yarn Snobs Facebook group, and then promptly bought two skeins from the same group. They are from Hand Dyed by Kate and although both are slightly different, they both feature the same pinks, greys and peacock green colours.   

Kate no longer dyes so I can’t share a link with you, but I have long admired her yarn, so was very happy to snag some.    

There is also the Bobbiny cotton that I showed off in Final Destination.  I still have most of the terracotta ball left and that will be used to macrame a plant pot holder for our new house – matching Pom’s food mat is very important.




1 - Global Hook Up –  The December hook ups are scheduled for: Saturday 19th at 8pm GMT and Sunday 20th at 9am GMT. The meeting ID number is 475-047-5819 and you will need to join via Zoom which you can do here:  https://www.zoom.us/join  if a password is required, it is WOOL. If you are joining on your phone or tablet you will likely need to download the software in advance.  If you are joining from a PC or Mac, you can join via the link above.  Everyone needs to use the same ID number to get into the session. 



Last weekend I really fancied a taste from my childhood and made a pineapple upside down cake.  

It was familiar and delicious and has inspired me to create my own version with dried pears and ginger.  If it’s good, I will share the recipe next month.   

 I’ll be back in 2021 on the 1st of January!  

 Fay x


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My name is Fay and this is my audio and video podcast for those that love fibre crafts, particularly crochet.  It’s a community for people that like to support their fellow humans regardless of race, gender, sexuality, ability, size or age. I hope you feel the welcome embrace and love of the Crochet Clan.  

Come on in and stay awhile.  

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