I binge on YouTube like the cool kids binge on Netflix. I watch YouTube whilst making, cooking, editing, bathing, washing up, putting clothes away, doing my hair and sometimes even when i’m on the treadmill. I go from Mac, to iPad to iPhone depending on what else I’m doing and seriously want to get a bluetooth speaker because sometimes you need that extra bass when streaming yano.
1. Makers Life:
At number 1, my most watched YouTube topic has to be craft casts. Knitting. Crochet. Sewing, DIY. I am subscribed to a bajillion crafty vloggers who I also follow on all the social media. The creative community is amazing and I am so glad I started my IG over a year ago and found them all. It lead to this blog and the start of YouTube habit. I recently blogged about my Top 5 channels to subscribe to here and I have newly subscribed to Carmen’s channel New Leaf.
I also follow the likes of Winiwick Mum, Knit Freedom and Bella Coco as they have tonnes of tutorials and how to’s. With the help of Knit Freedom I knitted my first pair of toe up two at a time socks and Bella Coco just taught me how to Tunisian Crochet Yo.
I’ve also joined the ranks of YouTubers with my own channel.
2. Van Life
Van life is my latest and greatest fascination. Okay, borderline obsession. I’ve always been into Grand Designs and the whole build it yourself movement, I even have the early series on DVD. A few years back I got into George Clarke’s Amazing Small Spaces, which I also have on DVD, and then I searched small spaces on YouTube and BAM. Whole new world.
I’m subscribed to no end of channels dedicated to small living. Clamping huts, Yurts, and all manner of little spaces converted into full time homes. But my real love is going on van tours. Not going to lie, I want my own Sprinter to convert and tootle of in on a big adventure and live a stealth alternative life.
The Van life leads nicely into minimalism and the zero waste movement which I also have a strong interest in. I decided last month that 2018 would be the year I use more of what I have, be less of a consumer and declutter life. I may also pledge to a No spend. I am all about that simpler life.
3. Gym Life
Topic number three of my most watched is FITNESS. I am all about the gym life and 2018 is the year I am going to smash goals and truly see how strong my body is. Spartan Girls is goals.
I watch a lot of videos on lifting techniques, new exercises to switch up my training sessions, calisthenics for motivation and a bit post recovery stretching is definitely creeping in more often.
Plus shout out to my brother Little Karlton Training who is also a YouTuber and vlogs his fit life. The Griffith’s are taking over. Go check him out and show his videos some love.
4. Music = G.R.I.M.E LYF
Music is life. I have Spotify on constantly. If YouTube isn’t on Spotify is. I use YouTube to watch music videos and listen to mixtape. I listen to all types of music but I am 100% a grime head. Bugzy Malone is my ultimate voice crush and I usually start a gym session with him coming through the Dre Beats. The King of the North tweeted me as well you know. Just saying. Mad love to you B Malone.
5. Twerk Life
Seriously, I have mad appreciation for a decent twerker. Fraules is where it is at and one day I want that sort of muscle control. Plus crocheting to these sorts of songs really sets a tempo. LOL.
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.
When I crochet or knit I like to watch Netflix, twerk videos(!) and more recently podcasts/vlogs. I have always YouTubed tutorials and YouTube recommended Amber’s Yarn Hoarder podcast and I HAD to watch just so I could find out more about that stash.
Number one – Amber’s Yarn Hoarder
Amber covers knitting, spinning a little crochet and sewing a Me Made wardrobe. She live sin America and has a whole range of pets, home schools her kids and is just surrounded by yarn. Bliss.
Number Two – Molly’s A Homespun House
Molly lives in Germany and has her own yarn line. She is gentle and her podcasts are so soothing. She knits the most beautiful garments and gives insights into he lifestyle. I am a little bit impressed when I hear her speak German ad then switch back to English. No biggie. Bilinguals are cool.
Number three – Ami’s A Little Tailoress
Ami has adorable baby Jack and Gaddesby the dog. She talks about knitting and sewing. Her projects are so on point and so stylish. She is colour pallet goals and home decor goals. She also has her own yarn line and project bags.
Number four – Lindsay’s Lottie & Albert
Lindsay is all about the colour, all about the chunky and all about the crochet. She uses acrylic yarn which I rate her for and do myself. She is also an editor for a crafty magazine and is an ambassador for HobbyCraft so she shows you all the latest must haves. She is a trend setter, like she creates the IG hypes, and she also churns out some amazing pattern.
There are so so many more podcasts that I am subscribed to. There is just something nice about watching crochet and getting new ideas and cooing over someones projects whilst working on your own. The enthusiasm is infectious. Kinda like a knit and natter in your own home.
These podcasts where also the inspiration and push for my own Podcast!