Saturday, 2 December 2017

Advent Meditation Part I


Hello Hello!


The first part of the Advent Meditation is here! We are sooo excited about it and can't wait to hear how you like it! General information about the idea can be found here



For the first pattern, you need about 20 grams of DK yarn (we use Stylecraft Classique Cotton), a 4mm crochet hook, scissors and a yarn needle.

It is a very easy pattern, however you need to know how to crochet sc, dc and ch stitches. The pattern begins with a magic circle. We simply adore that technique but if you can't do a magic circle (yet), you can also crochet 4ch and close them to a circle. When you finished the pattern, remember to sew in all the ends securely! 

Remember to take your time, don't be afraid to pause or rewind if you need to, and above all don't get stressed about it - this is meant to be a relaxing, mindful, creative activity.

Note 3rd Dec: This has become far more popular than we expected and as you probably noticed, our bandwidth with Googledrive has expire. So we looked into alternative solutions and have come up with the following.

1. You can listen to the podcast via Youtube. The video can be found here

2. We have now uploaded the file several times to the Filehoster 1fichier. The filehoster is can be used for free but of course that means they found themselves with ads. We recommend installing an adblocker to your browser but it works without too. You will just have to ignore tons of advertisement. When you open the link, scroll to the bottom of the page. Down there it will look like this. 



Click access to download and the next page will open. You will have to scroll down again and then there will be a button to download the file. Note that you need to click through to the actual download page in one go (no going back and forth) otherwise it will make you wait 60 min before you can download "again".



But without much further ado, here come the download via 1fichier: 
a) Crochet Advent Meditation b) Crochet Advent Meditation c) Crochet Advent Meditation 

We have the file on Googledrive as well but the bandwidth there expired as so many of you downloaded it (hurray for the downloads, argh for the bandwidth thing). If you reading this after the first advent weekend, it might work for you again, so here comes the link just in case Crochet Advent Meditation Part I.

Please post pictures of your finished coasters on our Facebook page or on instagram (hashtag #cbwadvent)! We can't wait to see them. :) We do ask you however to wait for 1-2 days til you post pictures, so others will have the moment of surprise too! Thank you :)

Feel free to ask us questions, we will try to reply as soon as possible. Please note that we are doing this for free in our spare time for you to enjoy, that is please be kind and give us the time needed.

Should you find a mistake (we hope there are none, but we are only human after all), please message them to us directly. If needed, we will have an errata list here. 

Enjoy and happy first Advent Sunday!!

Take care
Michelle & Anne

24 comments :

  1. Thank you that was really relaxing despite the fact that aparently I can't count to 2 :D Looking forward to next week already

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    1. Oh wow you’re already done! I’m glad you found it good Donna ❤️

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  2. Starting now! Have a great day!

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  3. Can you use any yarn or does it have to be cotton?

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    1. You can use any yarn but if you use cotton the coaster will be sturdy enough and sit flat. If you use other yarn you might need to block it 😊

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  4. Sadly Google Drive is telling me too many people have listened or downloaded the file so I should try again in 24 hours. :-( Probably best not to advise people to listen directly from Google Drive but to download their own local copy. That should help your bandwidth.

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    1. Hm, how weird. It is still working fine for me. Can you try again to see if it is working for you again? Thanks!

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  5. Won't let me view either, says too many have already listened to it and to try again in 24 hours.

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    1. Did you try the download link from ifichier?

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  6. Neither link will work very disappointed.

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    1. Please don't be disappointed! It has turned out to be way more popular than we thought, and our limited resources (we are just two people on other sides of the world) are struggling to keep up with demand :) We are working on another solution at the moment and will post here and on Facebook as soon as it is available!

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    2. I have uploaded the file to the file sharing site and the new links can be find above.

      The podcast is now on Youtube as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq75NPMw_9A

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    3. I was able to access the podcast n youtube today. I am looking forward to the Advent Meditation. I am in the USA and it is 7:30pm.

      Thank you.

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  7. Ifichier does not work with my iphone and on my pc just keeps popping adverts up socannot download

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    1. We are currently working on another solution! Thank you for your patience :)

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    2. Thank you, looking forward to listening to it

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    3. Hi! We have now uploaded the podcast to Youtube as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq75NPMw_9A

      We have also uploaded it several more time to the file sharing site and I have added a mini tutorial to the blog post on how to download it. I recommend adding a ad blocker to your browser as that will avoid the popups. :)

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    4. The youtube worked brilliantly thank you for your pattern lovely experience to follow along, looking forward to next weeks

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    5. Thank you!! And thank you for your patience :)

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  8. YouTube worked for me, and this was very fun to do. I’m much slower than your testers, though. Had to pause after each set of instructions for a side.

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    1. I'm glad YouTube worked for you! Don't be worried about speed, it is definitely not a race :) I'm glad you were comfortable pausing when you needed to!

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  9. Made the first one a couple of days ago. Great fun. I'm using a no10 mercerised cotton and it works well, but must check my tension. The coaster is more of a small motif that can be joined into a bigger object. thank you.

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