CH 151: Crochet Rabbit Hole and chatting with Shahnaz from Knitaid

Curious Handmade Podcast

Today on the show I am talking about my plans for a crochet granny stripe blanket. I have an interview with Shahnaz from Knitaid about collecting knitted items to send to refugees in Europe.

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Knitvent Update:

It’s the fifth week of Knitvent already, and behind window #5 was the Juniper Mitts



This is a great time of year to help out Knitaid who are accepting knitted donations until the 20th of December to send to the refugee camps. They focus on hats, cowls, and other warm things, knit with love and quality yarn for people who have lost everything, and they’ve just asked for covered hot water bottles this time, so I’m donating free versions of my Warm Wishes Hottie Pattern to anyone who wants to knit one for Knitaid. Use the code KNITAID when you check out on Ravelry!

Christmas Party

We’ll be gathering for another Curious Handmade Krimbo Party here in London very soon! Here are the details:


Sunday 11 Dec

The Paternoster

Pater Noster Square near St. Paul’s Cathedral.


We’ll be doing an informal Secret Santa: if you want to participate bring a skein of yarn: £12 to £20 in value, wrapped as a gift. We’ll do somehting fun to swap them on the day. Maya from The Wool Barn has sent me the most beautiful sock kit for a door prize, so some lucky person will go home with that as well!

That’s everything this week! Thank you so much for listening and until next time, happy knitting!

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