Thank you so much for stopping by! This podcast episode was originally published April 18, 2012 and I have since stopped producing new episodes of the Crochet Chat Podcast. However, these episodes have fabulous content, so I’m gradually re-releasing them so that we can keep enjoying them!
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In this episode, I’m reporting back after my fabulous California adventure… I visited yarn stores around the Santa Cruz and San Francisco area and made some fabulous finds!
I’ll also talk about learning the Crocodile Stitch (it’s fabulous!) and a little lesson I learned about free vs. paid crochet patterns.
Here’s how it works: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen to the episode in your browser, or right click here and select ‘Save Link As’ to save to your computer to listen to later!
Below is an outline and list of links to products/websites/things I chat about during the episode.
Hi! (00:00), Outline for the episode (00:11), the Banana Slug (00:37), Flight Delays (02:12), Yarn Stores in California (04:55), Habu, Tosh and Koigu (07:55), A Verb for Keeping Warm (11:23), Malabrigo Superfine (16:43), Crochet-Friendliness (19:24)
- Top 10 photos from the lightning storm
- Quiet (the book I read on the plane)
- The Swift Stitch (store in Santa Cruz)
- What does ‘rock up’ mean? (Australian slang)
- The Golden Fleece (store in Santa Cruz)
- Harts Fabric (fabric store with yarn in Santa Cruz)
- Habu Textiles
- Madeline Tosh
- A Verb for Keeping Warm
- My super-awesome mushroom yarn
- Imagiknit (yarn store in San Francisco with exclusive Malabrigo Yarn)
- Malabrigo Superfine Merino (feels like Cashmere! I accidentally called it ‘Uva’ in the podcast, but that was the colorway!)
Pineapple Doily Shawl (22:03), Graduation Owls (23:02)
Feature topic (24:52), The Crocodile Stitch (25:10), Paid vs. Free Patterns (25:50), My Project (32:04), Coming up (34:03)
- Bonita Patterns
- The Super-Awesome Crocodile Stitch Pattern by Bonita Patterns
- The Crocodile Stitch Workshop
- My Craftsy Workshop
- My Crocodile Stitch project
- Links to yarns with long colorways
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