The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 20 – Super Bulky Sweater Yarn, Vintage Embroidery from Mexico, and a Pooping Flamingo

In season 3, episode 20 of the Very Serious Crafts Podcast, you’ll find new knitting projects on our needles, unironic Christmas catalog craft toy joy, and the real-time exploration of a cool but tricky cross-stitch app.

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 20 – Super Bulky Sweater Yarn, Vintage Embroidery from Mexico, and a Pooping Flamingo
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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 20 – Super Bulky Sweater Yarn, Vintage Embroidery from Mexico, and a Pooping Flamingo

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 20 – Super Bulky Sweater Yarn, Vintage Embroidery from Mexico, and a Pooping Flamingo

In season 3, episode 20 of the Very Serious Crafts Podcast, you’ll find new knitting projects on our needles, unironic Christmas catalog craft toy joy, and the real-time exploration of a cool but tricky cross-stitch app.

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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 20 – Super Bulky Sweater Yarn, Vintage Embroidery from Mexico, and a Pooping Flamingo

S3E20 Show Notes:

Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:

Mollie Needs to Make This (Again)

♥ How to Make Your Own Snuggie: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/fleece-snuggle-blanket-with-sleeves-1253783

Mexican Tourist Jackets

♥ About Mexican Tourist Jackets: https://www.animalquilter.com/blog/2018/12/3/the-mexican-tourist-jacket
♥ Atomic Redhead’s Collection: https://atomicredhead.com/2013/04/16/viva-the-mexican-tourist-jacket/
♥ The Jackets from Mollie’s Family:

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On this week’s Very @seriouscrafts episode I talked about these Mexican tourist jackets, which my aunt Carolyn (actually my grandma’s cousin) brought home from travels. 🗺 While we don’t know much about the specifics of these (there’s a child’s and adult’s jacket here), my research tells me they were hand made in Mexico. And my eyes tell me they are gorgeous. 🗺 Be sure to listen as @redhandledscissors and I discuss some of the complexities of these both in the 40s and 50s when these were made, and still today. (And swipe through to see some stitch details, the backside of the stitching, a teeny amount of fading, and one more reason for me to love these! •ᴗ• )

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Mollie’s Wishlist Finds

♥ The Gotta Go Flamingo (Cringe!): https://www.walmart.com/ip/Little-Live-Pets-Gotta-Go-Flamingo-Singing-Wiggling-Pooping-Toy/835439860
♥ Blinger: https://www.amazon.com/Blinger-Ultimate-Collection-Comes-Styling/dp/B07ZKTBGR2/ref=sr_1_5
♥ Lego Dots: https://www.lego.com/en-us/campaigns/dots
♥ Twisty Petz: https://www.target.com/b/twisty-petz/-/N-eg84b
♥ Twisty Petz Girls: https://www.amazon.com/Twisty-Petz-Transforming-Collectible-Bracelet/dp/B084SDV33S

The Sweater Haley is Knitting

♥ The Modern Garden Cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/modern-garden-cardigan
♥ Rain Knitwear Designs: http://www.rainknitwear.com/index.php/patterns/cardigans/modern-garden

The Cross-Stitch App Haley Can’t Wrap Her Mind Around

♥ Stitch Sketch: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/stitchsketch/id525117691

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By Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox writes the craft blog https://www.redhandledscissors.com/. She's a knitter, sewer, maker, cross-stitcher, lover of cats, purveyor of quirk, an author of cross-stitch books, and avid swearing enthusiast! (But not on this podcast!) She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon called Tiny Cranky Haley.

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