Tutorial: Chainless Foundation

Crochet Basics

Differences Between Chain Foundation and Chainless Foundation (1:26)
Starting a Chainless Foundation (4:36)
Single Crochet Chainless Foundation (5:38)
Half Double Crochet Chainless Foundation (11:30)
Double Crochet Chainless Foundation (13:35)

(Please note that the later stitches are demonstrated a little faster than the single crochet chainless foundation. This tutorial was filmed with the assumption that you are watching through the entire tutorial and only skipping to those sections for reference.)

Tutorial: Crochet Basics

Crochet Tools (1:11)
Types of Stitches (4:14)
      Chain Stitch (4:49)
      Slip Stitch (5:48)
      Single Crochet (6:35)
      Half Double Crochet (7:59)
      Double Crochet (8:57)
      Treble Crochet (10:19)
Difference Between US and UK Terms (11:12)
How to Create Stitches (12:29)
      Creating Chain Stitches (12:29)
      Creating Single Crochet Stitches (15:55)
      Creating Half Double Crochet Stitches (28:49)       
      Creating Double Crochet Stitches (36:26)
      Creating Treble Crochet Stitches (44:00)
      Creating Slip Stitches (48:47)
How to Crochet In the Round (Granny Square) (51:57)
Keeping Track of Your Edge Stitches (16:31 24:31 28:49 33:52 35:52 )

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Episode 33: Dyeing a Little

Filmed on Sunday 1/29/17

Life Stuff

  • Politics – kejwfbiubvkjbvkueifuGWEBKSFJBIUEFIUBGkJfbdkvuoo
  • Birthday – My birthday was Thursday the 26th and I took that Thursday and Friday off work. Carried on the second annual pancakes and knitting tradition.
  • New craft room? Possible. We’ll see.
  • Snow Day Shawl by Mina Philipp Giveaway! There will be a thread up in the group with a prompt — Describe an ideal snowday. Winner will be drawn next episode in about two weeks.
  • Blanket MAL 2017 – Started Jan 1st! There is a chatter/encouragement thread up in the Ravelry group and I’m planning on pulling prizes once a quarter for this MAL. #2017BlanketMAL

Knitting Stuff

WIPs

  • Cobblestone Socks by Mina Philipp – US 0/2.00 mm DPNs – Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet
  • Rey Striped Socks – Must Stash Yarns “Rey” – US 0/2.0 mm circulars – Susan B Anderson’s heel from Smooth Operator Socks
  • Rainbow Dangling Conversations Shawl – pattern by Mindy Ross – US 2/ 2.75 mm needles 
  • Improvised Hat loosely based off of the Barley hat by Tin Can Knits – Space Cadet Yarns? – uS 4/3.5mm and US 6/4mm

Crochet Stuff

FOs

  • Giant Granny Squares – scrap yarn – 25 mm hook
  • Fat DC Throw Blanket – Red Heart acrylic in “Putty” and black acrylic – 25mm hook

WIPs

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted – US H/8 – 5mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Color Adventure With Gabs
    • Red overdye on two skeins of handspun
    • Purple overdye on two skeins of old stash
    • Black overdye on two skeins of handspun
  • “Exploding TARDIS” Classy Squid Fiber Co – Turtle Made Turkish spindle – chain ply
  • Loop “Cherry Pit” singles on Ashford Kiwi 2
  • Brown Cormo sweater spin on Ashford Kiwi 2

New Stuff

  • Chiaogoo Interchangeable Set – US 2/2.75 mm to US 15/10 mm needles
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co
    • Star Fishing batt
    • Intergalactic Spinning Kit
    • Oyster gradient rolags
  • Knit New Haven – Quince and Co – Chickadee
  • Knit Picks – US 0/2 mm needles (DPNs, 32” circs, 40” circs) and 6 skeins of Mighty Stitch Super Bulky in Pomegranate
  • Once Upon a Corgi – ASoUE Club – “His Name is Shirley” Audrey base 80/20 BFL/nylon

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – A Series of Unfortunate Events, Dairyland Knits hosted by Josh, The Sockmatician Podcast hosted by Nathan 
  • Stuff I’m Reading
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Relistening to Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (audio) narr by Jonathan Davis
    • Relistening to Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (audio) narr by Ashley Eckstein
  • Fanfic Recommendation
    • Tano and Kenobi by FireflyFish    
    • SW AU: Timetravel!!
    • After the events of Twilight of the Apprentice (end of Rebels season 2), Ahsoka Tano wakes up back in time and the first person she runs into is 12 year old Initiate Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Episode 32: 2017 and VKL

Life Stuff

  • Happy New Year!
  • Vogue Knitting Live
  • Blanket MAL 2017 – Started Jan 1st! There is a chatter/encouragement thread up in the Ravelry group and I’m planning on pulling prizes once a quarter for this MAL. #2017BlanketMAL

Knitting Stuff

Frogged – 

  • Le Moelleux Shawl by Mina Phillip

FOs –

  • Barley by Tin Can Knits – Handspun fiber from Highland Handmades “Edge of the Inferno” – US 4/ 3.5 mm and US 6/ 4.0 mm 

WIPs –

  • Afterthought Everything Socks – US 0/2.0 mm  needles – Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock bas in “Gazania”
  • Cobblestone Socks by Mina Philipp – US 0/2.00 mm DPNs – Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet –
  • Cozy Memories Blanket – US 1/ 2.25 mm needles – 40 stitch mitered square
  • Rey Striped Socks – Must Stash Yarns “Rey” – US 0/2.0 mm circulars – Susan B Anderson’s heel from Smooth Operator Socks
  • Rainbow Dangling Conversations Shawl – pattern by Mindy Ross – US 2/ 2.75 mm needles  

Crochet Stuff

FOs –

  • Box o Socks Box – US I/ 5.5 mm  – improvised 

WIPs

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted – US H/8 – 5mm hook
  • HDC Scrap Blanket Fingering – US B/ 2.25mm hook
  • Granny Stripe Fingering – by Attic24 – USB/2.25mm hook

Fiber Stuff

  • Brown Cormo Sweater Spin – #legacysweaterspin – Clabber Glynn Farm and Marsh Mallo Farms
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co – Venice Batt
  • T-Shirt Yarn

Sewing Stuff

  • Sew4Home.Com — Stylin’ Damask & Canvas Duffle Pattern/Tutorial
    • Grey bag for 2017 Blanket MAL prize
    • Star Wars bag for me
  • Halloween Quilt

New Stuff

  • Leather DPN holder from a friend – BookandSkein.Etsy.com
  • Knit Picks Sock Heels and Toes stash and free tote bag
  • Vogue Knitting Live
    • Shirsty Cat Designs Fiber
    • Biscotte Yarns
    • Loopy Mango US U/25 mm crochet hook

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – Rogue One
  • Stuff I’m Reading – (tracking on GoodReads) 
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
    • Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston (audio) narr by Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka from Clone Wars and Rebels!!)
  • Fanfic Recommendation – 
    • i guess i’ll know when i get there by Eisoj5    
    • AU: Rogue One and how they fit into the Rebellion after the Scarif mission; focussed on Bodhi Rook and deals with his PTSD, his guilt for the things the Empire has done, and his delightfully awkward non-courtship with Luke Skywalker

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Episode 31: Goodbye 2016

Filmed on Monday 12/26/16

Guys, it is hard to post this today because of Carrie Fisher’s death this morning. It feels weird to have this go up. Unfortunately, it’s not going to feel any less weird tomorrow or the day after, so just keep in mind that this was filmed before that news broke.

 

Life Stuff

  • Family Medical Stuff
  • Holidays
  • Fic – Posted a fic called An Unexpected Solution 
  • Blanket MAL 2017 – Starts Jan 1st! There will be a chatter/encouragement thread up in the Ravelry group and I’m planning on pulling prizes once a quarter for this MAL right now.
    • Prize Inventory
      • Once Upon a Corgi miniskeins (coming)
      • Stitch Marker Sets (coming)
      • Blanket Sized Project Bag (to be made by me)
      • Ravelry Pattern up to $10
      • Blanket Sized Tote Bag by Sullivan and Wallace Dry Goods sullivanandwallace.etsy.com
      • Ravelry Pattern up to $10
      • Notions Kit from the box of prize stuff from javasuann
      • Mini-skeins from Rachel
      • A Hundred Ravens – Yarn Poppers (bought, not sponsored)
      • Heybrownberry (Marce) – working out the details, possibly hand-dyed yarn or a project bag

Knitting Stuff

FOs

  • Christmas Gifts Parade
  • Movie Socks 2 – US 1 /2.25 mm Chiaogoo needles – Patons Kroy in “Bramble Stripes” – using the Smooth Operator Socks information for the heels

WIPs

Crochet Stuff

Frogged

  • Tunisian/Crochet Blanket – Frogged and turning into a plain HDC Blanket – US I/ 5.5mm

FOs

  • Storage/Notions bags – US G/4.0 mm, US H/5.0 mm, and US K/6.5 mm hooks

WIPs

Fiber Stuff

  • Brown Cormo Sweater Spin – #legacysweaterspin – Clabber Glynn Farm and Marsh Mallo Farms
  • Doctor Who Christmas Special Rolags from Classy Squid Fiber Co – Chain ply

Sewing Stuff

  • A smidge of handquilting

New Stuff

  • Patterns from some knitty friends
  • Knitting T-Shirt from a Real Life friend
  • New Kindle!
  • Quilt hoop stand
  • Quilting clips
  • Iron for the craft room
  • Rib Magazine
  • Star Wars Project Bag/Storage Pouch from Amber/Yarn Hoarder
  • Once Upon a Corgi – Series of Unfortunate Events Club – “But It Could Kill You”

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – Rogue One, Gotham
  • Stuff I’m Reading – (tracking on GoodReads)
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (audio) narr by Daniel Davis
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss (audio) narr by Jeff Gurner
  • Fanfic Recommendation –
    • Black Mirror by DarthNickels 
    • Rebels (TV Show) era fic, sometime in the beginning to mid-season 2 – Darth Vader goes to investigate the Lothal Temple and gets trapped in one of the Trial chambers that shows you what you want – Gives the Ghost crew and Ahsoka the opportunity to capture Vader and they have to face the fact that Vader is basically just an sad, angry disabled guy who is pretty committed to ruining everything because he has nothing left to lose (while also not excusing what he’s done)
    • 7 Chapters long and ongoing – currently about equivalent to a 300 page book

 

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Episode 30: Star Wars and Christmas

Filmed on Saturday 12/10/16

 

Life Stuff

  • Week Off – All the craft, all the time.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Read by Obi-Wan Kenobi and “friends” 
  • Fic – Posted a fic called Open Fire and a companion piece called Shadow – More Star Wars Time Travel, but with a very different outcome 
  • Blanket MAL 2017 – I’m going to be hosting a year-long blanket make-along for 2017. There’s a thread up in the group for prize planning. If anyone has any ideas for prizes that they want to see for the make-along or if anyone thinks that they might want to donate a prize, please go comment in that thread or shoot me a message on Rav. I’m going to be making 1 or 2 big blanket-sized project bags to giveaway and I’ve asked Gabby/Once Upon a Corgi if she’d like to contribute some mini-skeins. I’m aiming to do a random giveaway once a quarter or once every 2 months, depending on the prize pool. It’ll be open to knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, whatever. WIPs will be welcomed and encouraged. Nothing needs to be finished to qualify for prize drawings. This is just some incentive for us to work on our (many MANY) blankets.

Knitting Stuff

FOs

  • Christmas Gifts
  • Tiny Hat

WIPs

  • Christmas Gifts
  • Tube project – US 3/3.25 mm Nova Kubics

Crochet Stuff

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted – US H/8 – 5mm hook
  • Granny Stripe Blanket

Fiber Stuff

  • Mystery fleece spinning on the Ashford Kiwi 2
  • GnomeAcres Destash – SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon and Hilltop Cloud Blue 75/25 BFL/Camel
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co – “Behind the Rain”

Sewing Stuff

  • Tree skirt
  • Felt Garland

New Stuff

  • Camera stuff – new mic for $12 from Amazon
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • Package from Pacasha with scraps and leftovers

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – The Crown, Gotham
  • Stuff I’m Reading – (tracking on GoodReads)
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press 
    • Relistening to SW:TOR Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
    • SW:CW:Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller (audio) narr by Jeff Garner
    • Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (audio) narr by Daniel Davis
  • Fanfic Recommendation

 

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Episode 29: KotOR and Crochet

Filming on Sunday 11/27/16

Life Stuff

  • Thanksgiving
  • KotOR – Periscoped KotOR and crochet, might do that occasionally
  • Blanket MAL 2017 – I’m going to be hosting a year-long blanket make-along for 2017. There’s a thread up in the group for prize planning. If anyone has any ideas for prizes that they want to see for the make-along or if anyone thinks that they might want to donate a prize, please go comment in that thread or shoot me a message on Rav. I’m going to be making 1 or 2 big blanket-sized project bags to giveaway and I’ve asked Gabby/Once Upon a Corgi if she’d like to contribute some mini-skeins. I’m aiming to do a random giveaway once a quarter or once every 2 months, depending on the prize pool. It’ll be open to knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, whatever. WIPs will be welcomed and encouraged. Nothing needs to be finished to qualify for prize drawings. This is just some incentive for us to work on our (many MANY) blankets.

Knitting Stuff

FOs

  • Christmas Gift –  Malabrigo Rios Piedras
  • Christmas Gift – Manos del Uruguay
  • Christmas Gift – Berocco Ultra Alpaca

WIPs –

  • Christmas Gifts
  • Afterthought Socks – US 0/2.00 mm – Biscotte Yarns 85/15 Merino/Nylon “Gazania”

Crochet Stuff

  • HDC Scrap Blanket Worsted – US H/8 – 5mm hook
  • Mitered Square Pillow by Marie Segares – US I/5.5 mm hook – scrap acrylic
  • Crochet Pouch/project bag – US G/4.0 mm

Fiber Stuff

  • Mystery fleece spinning on the Ashford Kiwi 2
  • GnomeAcres Destash – SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon and Hilltop Cloud Blue 75/25 BFL/Camel

Sewing Stuff

  • Little bit of work on the Halloween quilt, but not enough to lug the quilt back up here
  • Looking for a men’s long sleeve shirt pattern that’s not a raglan shirt? I have some  jersey fabric in my stash that I’d like to turn into a shirt.

New Stuff

  • Camera stuff – arm, blu-tooth remote, smaller tripod
  • Worsted weight scraps from Angela
  • Legacy Fiber Artz Advent Calendar
  • Mrs. Browns Bags – Scrappy Prints Large Bag
  • Classy Squid Fiber Co – Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Batts – Behind the Rain and Venice
  • Once Upon a Corgi – Mystery SOUE Book #2 – Coconut Cream Cake – Audrey Base
  • Must Stash Yarns – “Jyn Erso”
  • New England Yarn and Spindle Black Friday Sale
    • Plymouth Yarn – DK Merino Superwash in Dark Grey
  • In Sheep’s Clothing – Small Business Saturday Sale
    • Tote Bag
    • Ornament Kit
    • Chanel Feza
    • Plymouth Yarns Encore Tweed 75% acrylic/22% wool/3% rayon in 5854 (Blue) and 6389 (red)
    • Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet 100 90% SW merino/10% nylon color 122

Other Stuff

  • Stuff I’m Watching – finished Luke Cage, Moana
  • Stuff I’m Reading – (tracking on GoodReads)
    • Relistened to Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (audio) narr by Jonathon Davis
    • Rereading Ashlesha by Jer Keene – book 1 of the Awaken the Stars series – Amazon and Altered Nature Press alterednaturepress.org
    • Relistening to SW:TOR Revan by Drew Karpyshyn (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
    • Relistening to SW:TOR Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn (audio) narr by Marc Thompson
  • Fanfic RecommendationStealing Harry by copperbadge
    • Alternate HP series if Sirius didn’t go to Azkaban and took Harry away from the Dursleys when he was young
    • Unfinished series, but it’s well worth a read. There’s plenty there to go through.

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