Becky of Boola Made and I are hosting a Maker’s meet up!
This is for all the sewists, crocheters, knitters, creators and makers.
On the first Saturday of each month at Syston Costa Coffee, 1247 Melton Road, Syston, Leicester LE7 2JT we will be meeting from 11am-1pm. Bring along a project to work on whilst we eat cake and chat making.
If you want to come along and learn a new skill you are more then welcome.
Hey guys, this is the show notes for Episode four of the HGDC Podcast. In this podcast I wrap up 2017 by recapping on all my completed makes and show off my December haul. I also talk 2018 plans and goals. Let me know what you think in the comments and click subscribe.
See my pictorial on how I make my scrap yarn balls here. I use the Bella Coco YouTube tutorial on how to magic knot when making my balls as it means your work will not come undone and there are no ends to sew in!
Scrap granny stripe: you can find the info on this blanket in my previous blog post here.
Patterns by me to follow: Bunting, hot water bottle cover, LeeLee blanket, Dharms Circle Charms, Momma D’s Blanket, Scraptastic
I used the Meet Me At Mike’s tutorial to learn the Larksfoot stitch.
I brought my Drops Fabel at the Wool Zone in Oakham, Rutland. This shop is wonderful and I should have taken photo’s when I visited but I will be sure to return. There is a great range of yarn available and plenty of help in choosing your selection from Julie. You can fund her in Instagram as @wool_zone.
I brought Drops Fabel Uni Colour numbers 107 (navy) and 109 (pink) , Drops Fabel Print number 522 (blues), 330 (purple), Drops Delight Print 12 (purple/orange) and Grundl Hot Socks Yarn 406.
Plus discount codes and of course, sweeties. This box actually had a stick of rock in there because obvs that is what all the mermaids prefer.
A HUGE thank you to those who purchased a box. A BIG thank you to all of you who helped spread the word, showed an interest and provided me with support. I have received so many helpful tips, and so many lovely wonderful messages from the IG community. Thank you for being my cheerleaders. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I have blogged about the HGDC Sock Box launch here and spoke about in in Episode 1 of the HGDC Podcast here.
The listing for the second HGDC SOCK BOX is now active and the theme is ‘Evergreen’. Think idyllic winter scenes, fir trees and frost. Gold sparkles and festive magic.
You can buy your HGDC Sock Box in Evergreen, here (take advantage of the Christmas reduction).
I joined this little knitting group autumn/winter 2016.
All the ladies are super welcoming and oh so helpful. We sit and chat for two hours on a Sunday afternoon whilst drinking tea (they do), eating cake and either knitting or crocheting.
The Exchange staff always have our sign ready for us.
Everyone has different levels of experience and different projects on the go. I’ve found this little group super helpful of when I have knitting related questions. Oracles! I often use this time to explore new techniques and this is where I sat and completed my first ever cable swatch.
Want to join?
If there are any Leicester Locals who want to come along the group meets every Sunday at 2pm-4pm at The Exchange Leicester. Street Parking is free and The Exchange cake is pretty amazing.
Every week Christine puts a post on the FaceBook page and we all comment whether we can make it or not. With wintery days coming back around I am looking forward to these cosy hours.