Yarn Chat Podcast (Live)

Yarn Chat Podcast (Live)


Welcome today’s yarn podcast we will be
taking a look at our well all the finished objects that I have done I’ve
Donna a how are you I am trying something a little bit
different today so hopefully all will go well so just have a little bit of
patience with me Hi Melissa how are you I’m going to be
going over some finished objects today my inspiration for the projects and why
and how I picked my colors and my upcoming Wips so that is what I’ve got
going on today how is my sound and my picture
this is all new how shall we say it Tech today so this is you guys are making me
Guinpigs today so I need to know-how everything is going out from Florida hi
miss Florida I miss Florida a lot I am sideways okay so let’s go hopefully that’s better like if that new
tech here hopefully the pictures no longer sideways okay now it’s good okay
like I said new tech so alright no like I said sorry about that I thought I had
it right but okay alright so now I’m not sideways sorry about that guys I thought
I had it right the first time but okay so hopefully the picture is a good size
and we’re going to play a little bit with the tech well yeah it’s a new it’s
something I’m playing with before I let it out the bag I want to make sure I
have it fixed so I can help you guys with it especially those of you who are small like me it’s it’s because I’m on
my phone Jackie I haven’t done a live in a while
and the borders are on both sides because I’m not on my computer so like I
said it’s uh I’m testing something out and I want to make sure that I get all
the kinks worked out before I let everybody know what it is I’m doing like
I said I’m trying something out and I want to make sure everything is working
before I kind of let the cat out of the bag so I’m playing around
so let’s um let’s look at some lips I finally got the blue shawl all finished
and my inspiration for this was I missed the beaches of Florida we moved
we moved from Florida to Texas so this is kind of inspiration kind of a beach
cabin theme and it starts out kind of which reminds me of the beach waters and
it goes in to what you would see kind of a starry night sky if you were in the
cabin and it is a four row repeat and it measures 58 wide by 57 long and it was
really simple if you have I’m just outside of Houston hi Teresa that so if
you have if you’ve got the double crochet down you’ve got it and this is a free pattern from oh I’m gonna have to
look it up I have it written down somewhere I want to say oh I can’t
remember right now I’m sorry I’ll have to look it up so it’s it’s really it’s a
really simple four row repeat and it’s quick it’s real quick double double
crochet oh that’s not too far Melissa I I wish right now my eyes were
cooperating more and I could travel because I used to jump on the car and
travel everywhere but my eyes have been difficult lately so this is one of the
shawls I got done good I’m glad you did I’m glad it arrived so that was a real quick one 4 row
repeat and pretty much make it with anything it was real fun this one is the
Harlequin shawl I um actually ran out of yarn so it’s smaller than what it should
be so another I just love the colors of this so there’s no real rhyme or reason
to the actual colors like the other one but it is a simple four row repeat again
I did lose the yarn chicken game I wish I had more I would have made it larger
this one is 58 no 57 by 34 the only addition other than double crochets in
single crochets is the treble on the border but as you can see it’s simple Oh yuck 46 where are you whoo no I don’t
like um I don’t like cold oh I’m not I’m not a cold kind of uh-huh
no I know if it’s below like 70 no I I enjoy well I can’t find I I liked
Colorado when I went for my doctoral thesis meetings out there but I got
extremely altitude sick oh boy did I get altitude sick but I loved it but my son can’t be there he the
altitude would really mess with him bad with his heart condition but yeah so
it’s a visit kind of place but that would be it yeah it’s it’s yeah oh I can’t
it’s a place to visit and then this is my latest whip this is the new pattern by fiber spider
this is his spiderweb blanket and this is the big scoop ice cream or
big scoop I don’t know the big scoop yeah and it’s um it’s just the yellow
white and gray and it’s again another four row repeat very simple the only
thing you have to pay attention to is as you’re going is which direction you’re
shifting on your cuz you shift your directions of your double crochets it’s
double crochet and front post that’s it a front post and back post that’s it
really easy pattern and of course you know his his tutorials are real simple
real easy love it I recommend writing them down unless
you’re going to keep repeating the tutorial and it’s real quick and simple
to go with my only other wip that I’m gonna be working on is a market bag
using the yarn that I got from my last leither company box and then something
fun that I’m going to show is this is for Sherie over at the string stretching
studio because she was she made it a really nice fun comment let me pull
these over here real quick about um quite a few videos ago I posted some
socks my daughter had sent sent me oh yes yes I was very excited about that as
well Thank You Teresa my daughter sends me little fun gifts
from Florida she had sent me some socks a while back
so sharing had posted a comment I think it was this morning about the fun socks
so I thought hi Betsy sorry my phone just rang I’m going to
share a couple other little fun creative little gifts that a few of you may find
interesting this is a baby turtle that she sent she found in one of the little
shops there in Florida that is baby turtle 2 the first one accidentally took
a flying leap off the shelf and then here’s another one and these are almost
made out of rock I want to say and this is something she sent her
brother for his birthday and this one is made up of all sorts of little shells so
she finds really unique fun little things like that that she sends for for
gifts for the family so but that is my WIPs and projects for the week so but
yeah I figured I’d get on here today and do a little test and show everybody and
I haven’t been on a live in a while and hi Avery thanks for joining and and just
show everybody and kind of give you an idea of the projects that I was working
on in the the how difficult the actual patterns were if anybody’s been a little
nervous on doing it of him and I’ll put the links to the actual patterns in the
descriptions below because most of them are free patterns on some of the the
bigger sites but they’re easy to get to and really easy to work up but they’re
they’re fun to do and they’re quick most of these didn’t take me very long I
think the blue one took me the longest because I had to wait for yarn to come
in so Thank You Avery Melissa uh no problem yeah Betsy they’re there they’re quick
items and I because I like they’re hard sometimes to do really big projects you
get kind of bored with doing them and you’re just like oh I got to find
something that to keep you know to keep your crojo going because if not
you just kind of get bored and like I’m so tired of doing the same stitches over
and over and over again it just gets redundant that’s why I got kind of tired
of doing big blankets and what’s a smaller blankets like baby blankets you
just get bored doing the same thing over and over again forever
I like the shawls they work up quick and they’re fun and I’m excited to see where
this spiderweb blanket go this is going to be fun I’ve got two two of the balls
of yarn to see how far it goes and then if anything else it’s for my daughter so
it’ll it’ll if maybe I’ll go get some more for her I’ll make it nice and big
so but yeah I’ll definitely link all the the only ones obviously I can’t put the
links for is obviously the the market bag because that’s a subscription oh I
can’t wait to I’m very interested to see yeah to see your reaction to that I hope
you liked it if not you let me know and I’ll make you a different one and then
I’ll next week you all will see the video too to what she’s getting at least
my side of the video and then hopefully she’ll post a picture of it so
it’s the they’ve all seen the squares of the pictures but nothing nothing full
because I know occasionally you pop in and watch the videos Avery so I have
been very very strategic on what I’ve posted sneak peeks of what what’s in
that package or at least I tried to be Oh exciting so if anybody’s interested
to see you you can pop in and see her live on on Thursday to see what she got
over at skips tactical solutions but does anybody have any questions or would
like to see anything upcoming hi Sharon thank you for stopping in hey sandy but yeah I’m awesome Thank You Betsy I did a little bit of coffee here real
quick right now my my two favorite I go between clover and that’s the other one
I’ve been using and I got a good deal on good gracious my go-to is clover and
there’s another I I don’t think I’ve ever tried to furl there’s another one I
got tulip I I did get a set of tulips because I got it on on a sweet a sweet
deal I got a coupon and I actually said do you like those they’re just a regular
ones though the the brown ones and so I go between those two for years and years
I guess use the straight ones that that you get at Walmart in the pink standard
case and I do have to say that I really do enjoy these ones that I was getting
from Leither the only ones there was one set that I are one of these that
I dig it I don’t know I you know sandy I don’t know that’s a good eye I I don’t
know I hold like this so whatever you would call that a pencil I don’t I guess
a pencil question is it a pencil a good question I
don’t know I don’t know what okay I’m like yeah that’s that I don’t know on
that one so um yeah for years until I started watching crystal or Krista
sorry Krista and then I decided to give the okay it’s it’s been a while since I
did a live it has been a while I I don’t know why I’ve never tried the firls I
just I’ve never tried them thank you Thank You Avery I just decided to go
yesterday to get it cut again I love it I I have too much hair and I’m lazy and
I don’t like doing it okay okay yeah I’m I’m kind of on the cheap side when it
comes to stuff like that I just you know I’m forever and ever I just went with
the straight cheap metal from Walmart but you know I found that the only time
that I do that go back to those is when I’m working like with the Catherine’s
wheel where there’s just not enough let me show you with the ergonomic ones
where there’s just not enough space between the tip and the handle so your
stitch and your build up between the stitch and the handle there’s not enough
room to work with other than that I just I don’t go back
to them I keep him around but I don’t use them I try and shop on deals when
they’re they’re on sale on Amazon I’m finding though I need more sixes
definitely yes it is definitely a problem Katherine’s wheel was a huge
problem for me stacking them up because it was there was
just so I think it was like seven it was a huge problem because you had them
stacked up and then you had to like you can’t find a seven in clover ought to
keep an eye out for you I’ve got one at least one if not two yeah and that’s I get them off Amazon always
Amazon you’ll find them cheaper there I hide
that’s only place I shop pretty much oh you’re gonna pay a bloody fortune on at
Hobby Lobby they’re extremely expensive extremely expensive sandy they’re you’re
gonna pay at least two or three times more expensive it Hobby Lobby or I mean
I’m just saying I mean I’ve watched people walk through and I’ve looked at
the prices and a couple times that I’ve gone in there there are a lot more
expensive there than they at Amazon I haven’t used eBey in a long time I mean there’s places that yes I agree
to go to for your especially your small places you know and I definitely agree
with buying with smaller places but for hooks I would look around like the only
reason why I got my tulips is because I had a thirty dollar off coupon at or was
it now you’d have to look yeah I agree Betsy they are a better
deal online I mean definitely look around you might be able to get them
better on on eBay absolutely I just haven’t used eBay in a long time
probably since 2003 I haven’t used eBay yeah just before my son was born but I I was a huge fan of them I just
haven’t used them in a while I got my both my big sets really cheap I shan’t
it that’s probably why – yeah I got burned
out I was using them constantly but they’re there they are I mean you
can get get hooks you can get yeah but if you’re an Amazon Prime Prime
member its it’s great you can pick it up and have it delivered within a day or
two yes Shannon her name is Avery yes okay Betsy that helps a lot I may have to look back into it thanks Avery No Skip is Skip Avery is Skip she is one in the same Avery Avery run skip tactical solutions
she’s a firearms instructor and she’s pretty awesome she’s a she’s pretty fantastic yes she is she’s a very good friend of
mine it’s just got some pretty cool guns too have a good day sandy thank you for
coming by well guys I’m gonna let you go I’ve got
some editing and other fun stuff to get to today Oh Betsy what happened if you
need some help reach out to me that’s I’d try and keep letting
everybody know if you need some help let me know all my contact information is
below but my phone number and there’s a reason for that there’s some creepers
out there well at Betsy I had started as a series and there wasn’t a whole lot of
enthusiasm out there for it and I kind of I’m not gonna put out a whole lot of
content that there’s not a whole lot of interest in and it kind of wastes my
time and so I just kind of move on but yeah
if and that’s why I keep saying if you guys need some help or something or you
will see something from me reach out in different different well I know that that Jana over at
craptastic pockets craptastic yarn podcast put out
a really great video on how to compress your files your video upload and it was
really good and I know it’s helped me out and a matter of fact I helped that’s
true I know I’m compressed some Avery’s files for and send them over to her and
it helps on just a transfer of the files between the two of us and it helps on
cutting down the upload time so it’s a great it’s a great you know software it
definitely helps I mean I’m not gonna I’m definitely not gonna Trump on her
parade go check it out it’s a great it’s a great video and it helps a lot on your
upload time even even in a 4k video it drops your upload time so I don’t know
if you have the capability to upload in 4k but it helps a lot so because I know
I know on Avery’s videos I’ve been making skippy sure she’s uploading in 4k
but she may not know that but she is so so but it helps it helps your up it
helps your upload speed to compress your compress your files and Janes stuff is
really really good her videos great she walks you all the way through the steps
and it might be and it also depends on what time what time you’re uploading if
you’re uploading in a peak time that’s going to make a huge difference to late
at night and everybody’s uploaded everybody’s upload and then if YouTube’s
doing something you know it’s it’s gonna glitch on that too yeah oh yeah all that
makes a huge difference you’d be better off if it’s starting
you’re noticing your downloads or your upload speeds or so on now give it 20 30
minutes try again because if it’s something YouTube’s doing or everybody
else is doing then you’re gonna be like uh it’s gonna be four hours give it 20
30 minutes yep if you keep if you keep getting there give it about 20 minutes
try again because you’re gonna have a you know you’re you’re gonna get total
difference or worst case now you wait till the next morning and try it again
and and then you know you’re gonna have oh yeah and then you what you may need
to do to is get an external hard drive move some of your old files off and clear up your browser just a little bit yep you may just have to wait a little
bit because you know you got to realize how many people are truly uploading on
to that platform and then god forbid if YouTube’s doing some tweaks and they’re
always doing tweaks so you know you can give it a little bit of time but
everybody else who’s going I got an upload a video to decongest the
system and then give it a try you know cuz very little very not very often is
there something that you’ve absolutely got to upload right now unless you’re Avery it was yesterday then you really gotta upload now yeah that I mean because it mean the
file size is another thing and that that program that she sent out was awesome it
really does make a size difference especially if you’re uploading in 4k and
your quality of your video is awesome too it’ll make a huge difference and
it’ll make a big difference on if you change your upload quality it also ranks
your but your videos better if you didn’t know that if you’re uploading in
higher quality and you uh you upload it Allah the higher quality it’s just and
it also sets you up for future when they change their the your videos when you
upload into higher quality YouTube kind of ranks it a little bit better and down
the line when people are going to actually be upgrading their viewing
quality your our your videos are already going to be in that quality and it’s
really not hard to do it’s actually really easy it’s actually really simple so it it’s a click of a mouse button or
a click of a phone setting it’s not constructive criticism it’s
actually just your videos or you know it’s well it’s just like what you did
now I didn’t know I was sideways I look fine I didn’t know that like even people
are like your sounds low oh I didn’t know that I don’t know unless somebody
says something there’s been a couple videos people have told me hey you’re
sure you have no sound oh okay let me go fix that I take the video down for about
10 minutes I go in and I fix it hi how are you and done easy but unless
somebody tells me I don’t know exactly exactly I understand that but it’s just
like when I suggested on that that tech video that I did hey everybody you know
turn on your closed captioning you know how much of a difference it makes for
those of us that are hearing-impaired that can’t hear someone who doesn’t
happen to have a mic or if you have background noise or you’re not sitting
close enough to your phone if you don’t have closed captioning on we can’t
understand you so it’s very very difficult if you don’t
know how to use your closed captioning you don’t edit your closed captioning
you may actually one loose that audience member that really really actually wants
to watch your video and two if that if one wasn’t enough for you it actually I appreciate that thank you so much it
actually helps you rank your videos if one wasn’t enough for you I think that’s pretty awesome so
YouTube’s actually giving you credit for helping your audience why wouldn’t you
do it if one wasn’t enough why wouldn’t you do it for two so yeah and if you
don’t if you you know if you don’t have a computer it’s really simple to do it
on your phone it’s a little more time consuming when you have a phone because
your keyboard keeps popping up and down and up and down violet but it’s doable there’s a video on my channel tell you
how to do it both on a computer and on a phone yeah you’ve been able it and then
you can go in and edit it to make sure it’s right and doesn’t say anything
funny please do that because there’s nothing worse than a wrong closed
captioning for the most part YouTube YouTube is uh is pretty good at it
coming coming across very well but there’s a few times that they can be
very wrong trust me sometimes it can be very wrong yes sometimes they are
hysterical like when I come on and say hi I’m Dee sometimes it says hi I’m
David I’m not David yeah it’s it’s quite funny and it’s like
you’ll be watching even some of the big news channels I news channel how do they
get it wrong but it’s funny to watch and I do watch closed captioning I am
hearing impaired so it’s it’s quite funny to watch closed captioning and
what was funny is my son has impeccable hearing he’s awesome he’s got
great hearing and when he was younger he watched her all the time and we would
sit here and laugh at how incorrect they were on big channels but yeah it’s a
it’s but all these little things no I have it I will know though believe it or
not I actually can’t find the remote to my my I have a surround sound system
because I have to I have to listen to it quite loudly if I don’t wear my hearing
aids and I’m lazy and I don’t wear them because sometimes they give me a
headache so yeah I’m gonna I can’t find the
remote so I’ll be listening or I be reading the closed captioning a lot cuz
I crochet and I listen it’s so yeah I’ll be probably turning it on again because
that’s how that’s what I do that’s how I keep up with so many channels and be
able to you know have these good conversations with everybody and do so
many replies and everything is because I do it while I work all day yeah autocorrect is another funny one
something that I recommend with I do grammarly keyboard you can add grammarly
keyboard to your phone as well as your computer to help some of the car the
autocorrect issues some it doesn’t catch all of them though that’s one that I
like to use because I am notorious for errors in my typing yeah I’m all about
cheats all about it anything that I can do to make my life easier yeah I will definitely have to go check
that out there’s another channel Patriot in the dark he’s a fellow friend of
Avery’s and I he’s also legally blind and I thoroughly enjoy watching his
channel he builds boxes and he does a lot of other stuff that’s he does some
second-amendment and other stuff related to that but it is phenomenal how he
works with his hands and builds things and whatnot and I find it very
interesting how just how he works with different things and and because I find
it fascinating adaptation to different things yes Melissa I noticed that have you
fixed that yet somebody pointed that out and I went
back to your description I was like you do know you can fix that’s that’s
generally something you would send a private here’s my messenger I don’t know
that’s funny though autocorrect is such an evil thing okay I normally get
messages from my husband or my kids about that and it’s frustrating they’re
like you know you need to go fix that but I generally do it in Facebook for
everybody in the family sees it I’m so lucky my family doesn’t watch my
YouTube but they all see Facebook and they all tell me about it
you know you spelt this wrong thank you much appreciate it my son my son will go
through all my my descriptions and everything for me he’ll look he’ll go
back in and look granted it might be a week or so after I post them but he’ll
go in and look welcome back Sherrie I love your candles by the way that’s a
unique idea I understand that definitely understand that I’m limited
with my driving due to my vision now okay ladies I’m going to go ahead and
get off here and I’ve got a little bit of work to do and I will catch you guys
again soon I will review this and see how everything worked and keep testing
it so we may do this again soon thank you all for coming back in and catching
this live and I appreciate it and letting me test this and you guys have
an amazing day and keep crafting have a good day

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