In this episode we’re talking about the best crochet advice we’ve ever received and chatting with a favorite knit and crochet designer, Brenda K.B. Anderson about her work with amigurumi—the art of crocheting toys—and more.
First, Heather and Producer Sarah talk about their current WIPs and projects for the upcoming holidays. Heather finished some of her WIPs and received a celebratory harp sound while Producer Sarah is making lists and getting organized.
Next, Regan and Heather share some crochet wisdom from our crochet community about the best crochet advice they’ve ever received. Many people chimed in about what to do if you make a crochet mistake and it seems like mistakes are in the eye of the bolder and what to do about them is a highly personal decision. Here’s some advice – Listen to your yarn and this podcast episode.
Finally, Heather chats with designer Brenda K.B. Anderson about her crochet backstory, what she learned from her unusual day job, and all about amigurumi, including Brenda’s tips for success. Brenda’s professional life creating characters for live shows has carried over into her work with knit and crochet designs in surprising way. Brenda also has some hot tips to improve your amigurumis.
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Mentioned In This Episode:
Grahame the Badger
Quick Locking Stitch Markers
Solid Heart Fold Over Tags
Brenda K B Anderson’s designs
Sparkles the Unicorn Pattern
Glimmer Sisters Unicorn Slippers Pattern
Dazzler the Unicorn Headband Pattern
0:00 Heather and Producer Sarah check in
3:53 Heather and Regan talk about crochet advice
22:30 Sara and Heather talk about all the great things on crochet.com
26:16 Heather interviews Brenda K. B. Anderson
51:13 The Credits!