For my second installment in my top favorite YouTube knitting channels to watch, I want to recommend the wonderful series of videos by Stephanie at Edible Thoughts Makes. I’ll share her latest episode first. It features so many lovely autumnal objects and colors — autumn is my favorite time of year as well — that I’m excited to share it with anyone who will listen.
What I love most about her videos, after being amazed at the amount of knitting she manages to do, is the comfortable feeling, as if you’re visiting a friend to chat about and share knitting projects, the garden, food, life, and books you’ve been reading. Today it’s too easy to be so busy that we forget to stop and visit, so even when it’s someone I don’t really know — though there are levels of knowing these days, with the internet , for sure — it’s comforting to find these pleasant moments.
In addition to her regular episodes, which are usually about an hour, maybe more (I tend to break them up and watch in sections when I have 20 minutes or so), she now and then posts some shorter ones, such as the ones on washing and folding hand-knit socks, or how she uses German short rows to make Purl Soho’s Half + Half Triangles Wrap (she is on her fifth now). And don’t get me started on her sewn project bags (not for sale, btw), which are inspiring me to do something with my fabric bits.
Some quick links to other videos:
Those first two text links above make for great eye candy even if you don’t knit or even own any handknit socks, because she’s made so many beautiful, colorful socks! She can also be found on Instagram and on Ravelry. Just check the descriptions of her videos for those links.