Author: Jeanie Gist
20 Jan 2017
Episode WhateverI have no idea what episode number this is since I've recorded and accidentally deleted so many of them but here it is.
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- Book Review
Amazing Crochet Lace by Doris Chan available on Amazon
- Interview with Doris Chan on Crochet Insider.
- Blog Spotlight
- Yarn Reviews
Lion Brand Organic Cotton
Bernat Cool Crochet (retails for about $3.99 per skein)
- DFW Fiber Festival - April 13 - 15th
- Listener Question:
What is YOUR favorite crochet blog or crochet website?
- Laurel Burch Bags
- Crochet Wiki - http://www.craftacular.com/
- Cheryl's blog (with pics of her stitch markers and bunny!)
- Book Review
Posted on 23 Mar 2007
New And Improved!Click here to listen
A new show with an all new format and a new co-host! Inspired by many of the podcasting "duo's" such as Lime & Violet and Stash and Burn, I've asked my friend, neighbor, and fellow fiber-enthusiast (Cheryl) to co-host the show with me. I still do most of the talking in this episode (Cheryl's dealing with a little mic-fright) but the next show will be MUCH more Cheryl and MUCH less me (I promise)!In this show, we introduce you to my new co-host Cheryl (and all her "critters"), talk about the new upcoming format of the show, and talk about what's on our "hooks" and "needles".Edited to Add: Seeing as it appears to have done more harm than good amongst the fiber community, the editorial portion of this episode has been removed.Show notes:Cheryl's Lion Head Bunny (Mushie)
Cheryl's Tea Leaf LusterSheen Shrug (Leaflet #3922)Brooks Farm Duet Hat and Scarf
New Crochet Book, Crochet On The Edge (on sale at Amazon)Grumperina's post about Addi Turbo's needlesBelow is a copy of the email I sent to the owners of KnitPicks (roughly adapted from Grumperina's letter to Skacel). Feel free to copy and paste (modifying as necessary) this text into your own email to the KnitPicks folks!
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Petkun -- My name is XXXXX XXXXXXX and I'm writing to let you know that I adore your KnitPicks Options needles. In fact, I adore them so much that I'd like to formally beseech you and your research crew to design a crochet hook set that is as impressive as your Options knitting needles.
As I'm sure you know, crochet is extremely popular and there is a niche in the market for a high quality, smooth, and fast crochet hook set (such as your Options needles). I understand that the focus of your company is on knitting, (the name "KnitPicks" somewhat gives it away), however many crocheters patronize your site as well and crochet with many of your fabulous yarns, and would be eternally grateful if you could design and produce crochet hooks as nice as your Options knitting needles. Specifically, a crochet hook set (sizes B - L or there-abouts) that is as smooth and slick as your knitting needles would make crocheting much faster and enjoyable, and you would have many delighted customers.
I know that you and your staff need to have a sense of the market before launching a whole new crochet hook line. Not to worry - I will urge all my crocheting friends who've dreamed of crochet hooks as smooth as your Options needles to write to you. I hope you will see that the demand is high, and invest time into researching this option further.
Thank you again for manufacturing superior products, for listening to the needs and desires of knitters and crocheters, and for your willingness to evolve as the fiber-arts change. I appreciate your consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions, or to request any additional information.
P.S. Being able to purchase additional hooks individually would be an awesome feature as well!Want us to review a particular yarn? Just have the manufacturer contact us and we'll take care of the rest.
Posted on 19 Mar 2007
New Episode Coming Soon!Recording has been delayed because Cheryl's mom was hospitalized for a few days. She's out now and doing fine (thank goodness), and recording will resume soon. Your patience is greatly appreciated!
Jeanie & Cheryl
Posted on 17 Mar 2007
Still Alive!Hey Everybody!!! Yes, the show and I are still alive, although we have been somewhat illusive lately. I'd like to thank EVERYBODY who has left comments and sent me emails asking about the show and want to let you all know that I hope to have a new episode recorded soon. Believe it or not, I'd recorded an episode just before the holidays but somehow (during editing) deleted a large portion of the middle of the show. Don't ask. Needless to say, with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I never had a chance to re-record the show but hope to record an entirely new episode very soon.
In the meantime, I thought I'd link to a couple of entries from my personal blog since they're crochet-related, so that you can see what I've been up to. Enjoy!
No Time To Write
Posted on 19 Jan 2007
Crochet FeltingClick here to listen.
Oh my gosh! A new episode!!! Thanks to all of you who emailed me asking for more episodes and for all the support and encouraging words. Let me know how you feel about unedited episodes for future reference (but be gentle if you hate the idea). Interested in submitting episode content or doing a guest episode? Email me!
Oh and I think I was WRONG about the shrinkage -- after looking at my before and after pics, it appears that you get more shrinkage in width than in height. Once again though, if you get different results, please post that in a comment!
Here's just one example of a needle felting artist's work.
Here is a link to several different felting patterns and books.
You can see some of my crocheted felted bags in my introduction episode show notes.
Here are a few more...
My crocheted slipper (no pattern) before felting
And after felting.
(yeah, I suggest following a pattern!)
A bag before felting
Posted on 11 Sep 2006