HGDC Sock Love Vlog seven

HGDC Sock Love

Hey Tribe

Today’s vlog is showing some sock love.

I talk you through my changes to YouTube in my YouTube Renovation blog and you can find the show notes here.

Knitted socks

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.

Truly Hooked
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TrulyHoo…

2.5mm KnitPro Zings
http://knitproneedles.co.uk/index.php…

3mm Addi circulars
http://www.addineedles.co.uk/circular…

Amy Florence Commercial Yarn Kal 

Project bag by @the_english_lady_spinner on Instagram

DK Rose Blush from Poundworld using the Winiwick Mum 6ply cuff down sock pattern

Crochet socks

Granny socks made using the Treble Stripe Socks pattern by Simone Francis

Vicki Brown sock patterns

Sock yarn stash

HomeSpunWondersYarn  

Pixel Atlantis

Jewel Green 20g mini Skein by River Knits Yarn

HGDC Sock Box

Reveal vlog here and blog post here

My HGDC Etsy Shop can be found here 

Find me on:

♡ Blog – http://hgdesignscrochet.co.uk
♡ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hgdesignscrochet/
♡ Twitter – https://twitter.com/hgdesignscro
♡ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hgdesignscrochet/

Thanks for watching.

Heather Boo xxx

 

Editing credits 

Song:

YME: https://soundcloud.com/ymemusic/yme-tilt https://www.facebook.com/YMEmusicoffi… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…
Music from Soundcloud Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lX9Z2dl23xM
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…

Edited by me using the following

Title:

Unfocused circles clip https://youtu.be/R5jIoLnL_nE
Overlay green screens by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/XTCecbuNlZQ
Green screen animations for social media by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/h4bePhuHG8c
Chevron transition https://youtu.be/FLaO25OnrKw
Heart overlay https://youtu.be/1WGmKQAWKEA

YouTube Renovation and All About the Crochet – Vlogs 5 & 6

YouTube Renovation and All About the Crochet – Vlogs 5 & 6

Hey Tribe 

Here are the show notes for Vlogs 5 &6 on the HGDC channel.

In the ‘YouTube Renovation’ Vlog I talk you through my plans and changes to the channel for 2018.

In the ‘All About the Crochet’ Vlog I show you my Just Because grannay squares, Snap’s baby blanket and a sock pattern I have started. 

YouTube Renovation 

I blogged about the #HGDCMakersMoment Tweet Up here

All About the Crochet 

I blogged about my inspiration and planning behind my Just Because blanket here

I vlogged about the LeeLee blanket in Episode 4.

Style craft Special DK in Candyfloss

Attic 24 Granny Stripe Pattern

Snap’s Blanket 

5mm hook, chain 68. 

38 colour changes. 

Stylecraft Special DK grey/silver

Stylecraft Special DK blue

Paintbox Grey

John Lewis Double Knit Yellow 514. 

Teddy Yarns pink. 

FAB Patons Royal Blue.

Tunisian Crochet 

Tutorial by Bella Coco

Granny socks made using the Treble Stripe Socks pattern by Simone Francis.

Let me know what you think in the comments and click subscribe.

Find me on:

♡ Blog – http://hgdesignscrochet.co.uk
♡ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hgdesignscrochet/
♡ Twitter – https://twitter.com/hgdesignscro
♡ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hgdesignscrochet/

Thanks for watching.

Heather Boo xxx

Editing credits 

Song:

YME: https://soundcloud.com/ymemusic/yme-tilt https://www.facebook.com/YMEmusicoffi… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…
Music from Soundcloud Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lX9Z2dl23xM
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…

Edited by me using the following

Title:

Unfocused circles clip https://youtu.be/R5jIoLnL_nE
Overlay green screens by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/XTCecbuNlZQ
Green screen animations for social media by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/h4bePhuHG8c
Chevron transition https://youtu.be/FLaO25OnrKw
Heart overlay https://youtu.be/1WGmKQAWKEA

 

My Top 5 topics I YouTube – YouTube Life

Top 5 topics I YouTube (obsessively!)

YouTube Life

YouTube is my thing.

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.

Image credit : Pinterest

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 did a thing! Tunisian Crochet swatch . This was so incredibly easy using scraps and YouTube (thank you @bellacococrochet). On to the next stitch! #HGDesignsCrochet #Crochet #TunisianCrochet #BiStitchual #CrochetAddict #NewSkills #IDidAThing

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.

My most watched channels are the Indie Projects and The Minimal Millennials.

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.

 

Image credit : Pinterest

Are you a YouTuber? Or a YouTube fanatic?

Leave links in the comments below.

Heather xxx

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HGDC Podcast Episode 4 – 2017 Wrap up

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.

Intro

Song:

YME: https://soundcloud.com/ymemusic/yme-tilt https://www.facebook.com/YMEmusicoffi… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…

Music from Soundcloud Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lX9Z2dl23xM
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…

Edited by me using the following

Title:

Unfocused circles clip https://youtu.be/R5jIoLnL_nE

Overlay green screens by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/XTCecbuNlZQ

Green screen animations for social media by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/h4bePhuHG8c

Chevron transition https://youtu.be/FLaO25OnrKw

Heart overlay https://youtu.be/1WGmKQAWKEA

Podcast proper

Granny socks made using the Treble Stripe Socks pattern by Simone Francis

Mini Podcast Sock Box reveal : here.

I blogged about my Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl here and the wonderful original pattern by Zeens and Rogers can be found here.

Reading Pillow: I followed this great little pattern by Fort Worth Fabric Studio which I found through Pinterest.

I blogged about my crochet journal here.

Blanket stack: 

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.

Haul: 

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.

Stitch markers by Charmed Knitting who is @charmedknitting on Instagram.

M & A Stationers, Wigston is where I brought Good Old Fashioned DK in Violet.

Join me on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/HeatherGriffith

You can find my Elevation Pinterest Board here.

Find me on:

♡ Blog – http://hgdesignscrochet.co.uk
♡ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hgdesignscrochet/
♡ Twitter – https://twitter.com/hgdesignscro
♡ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hgdesignscrochet/

Thanks for watching.

Heather xxx

Elevation 2018

Editing credits 

Song:

YME: https://soundcloud.com/ymemusic/yme-tilt https://www.facebook.com/YMEmusicoffi… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…
Music from Soundcloud Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/lX9Z2dl23xM
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCX…

Edited by me using the following

Title:

Unfocused circles clip https://youtu.be/R5jIoLnL_nE
Overlay green screens by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/XTCecbuNlZQ
Green screen animations for social media by Jan Tube https://youtu.be/h4bePhuHG8c
Chevron transition https://youtu.be/FLaO25OnrKw
Heart overlay https://youtu.be/1WGmKQAWKEA

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My Top 5 Yarn/Crochet/Knit Podcasts

My top 5 yarn/crochet/knit podcasts

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.

Number 5 is Rosina’s Zeens & Rogers 

Zeens & Rogers gave me the inspiration behind my Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle and I really want to try her jumper!

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!

 What are your favourite Podcasts?

Heather 

xxx