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Podcast title Welcome to Crochet For Men!
Website URL http://crochetformen.blogspot....
Description Crochet For Men is a weekly podcast featuring news stories for crocheters, stories from MenWhoCrochet yahoo group, interviews of Men Who Crochet and a question & answer session! I hope you all enjoy!
Updated Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:13:15 PDT
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Link to this podcast Welcome to Crochet For Men!


1. Out Of The Ashes Comes A Rising Phoenix
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Description: *Brushes off the dust from his jacket*

My God, nearly four years since I have posted to this blog and updated my podcast.

It's sad that it has taken this long for me to be able to pick up the pieces and begin anew.

I know that I have probably lost most of my audience, but let me say that Crochet For Men will, in fact, be returning very shortly (weeks if not days).

My life is back on track, I am stronger and healthier than before, and I want to bring this podcast back to those who so dearly enjoyed it once more.

Sincerely and with gratitude to those who have stayed, hoping for my eventual return,

Jude "The Crochet Guy" -- Sorry, Dude's been taken!

PS -- If all goes well, I will be adding a NEW podcast discussing all the many avenues of crafting available to men, and eventually through funding I hope to have a VIDEO podcast show.

Stay tuned - It's about to get exciting!

2. CFM to Return Soon!
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Description: Greetings, crocheters,

Jude has asked me, Mike Conway of the RPG Showcase podcast, to let you know that his illness has been passing and he's getting his life in working order. I dare say that he's looking better by the day.

He appreciates all the prayers and e-mails he's recieved from all of you, and he looks forward to beginning the podcast anew. Within the next few weeks, he will be working on a new edition of Crochet for Men, and he hopes that you will enjoy it.

God Bless,

Mike and Jude

3. Brief Hiatus
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Description: Greetings, crocheters,

This is Mike Conway, and I host a podcast called RPG Showcase, and I am a good friend of Jude's. I'm leaving this message here to let you know that Jude has taken ill in a very bad way and is unable to continue doing the podcast at this time. Make no mistake, doing this podcast is a labor of love to him, and he wishes to continue soon, but for right now, he must let his body heal.

As soon as he's able, he'll be posting here once more, and the show will continue. Please pray for him that he'll get better soon, and keep checking back.

If you would like to send him a get well e-mail, click here. I'm sure he'll appreciate it.

God bless.

4. Technical Difficulties & Such
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Description: Dearest readers, listeners, and all others,

Please forgive me, but I have had the following happen to me:

1. I currently live with friend's family and, due to some recent equipment bought by the Aunt, there is now a horrible hum and feedback in the background of my podcast. This hum drowned out my voice several times, so I am going to move the computer to a different location and try recording the podcast again.

2. Also due to the electrical interference caused by the Aunt's flourescent light and air purifier, I get repeated disconnected from the internet (I use a wireless modem). Thus, I cannot upload even the 'bad' podcast if I wanted to.

3. I received more information by email for my theme, some news stories and a book to review. So, here is my promise to you:

No matter how bad the hum, no matter how intermittent the connection, I will have this week's podcast up no later than Tuesday (if not, rest assured you will all be informed). Also, I will do two podcasts this week - you can expect the next one at the regular Friday time.

Finally, in the coming days, I will be adding an email subscriber to my homepage so that an email will go out to you whenever the podcast has been updated. I hope that this will help you all!

Thank you again, and please remember to pray for those involved and volunteering for the disaster known as Hurricane Katrina!


5. New Info & Updates!
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Description: Hello and welcome to all of my listeners, readers and subscribers!

I wanted to take some time and update you on a lot of information that has now been updated, and also explain why my next podcast will be late by a day.

First off, due to some helpful hints and suggestions, I decided to do away with the fonts on this website. So, for now on, this site should be much easier on the eyes and not require much to be downloaded again to view it.

Secondly, we are now OFFICIAL! You do not have to update your podcast software, but for those of you who would like to update your links, the new address is www.CrochetForMen.com

This also means I have a new email address, which is Jude@CrochetForMen.com

Finally, I have received a lot of great information today for the next podcast, so I am postponing it until tomorrow. So do not worry nor fret - the podcast will be live, 'on the air' this Saturday evening. Be sure to tune in, for we shall be covering Premature Births, the March of Dimes and how you can help! Let's all make a difference and raise awareness of this epidemic.

See you all tomorrow, and please have a good night!


6. 2005-09-02 Charity 1 of 4
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Welcome to all my listeners! I am so glad you could make it!

This podcast is one of a series of four that will be covering news stories and information on how crocheters like us, men and women, can make a difference. I hope you all enjoy what I am presenting to you, and I am so very happy you are here.


As you have heard (or will hear) in the News section of my podcast, I covered a lot of stories including Warm Up America! and Blankets for Canada, Martha Stewart and Lion Brand Yarn's Charity Connection. Below you will find the links for more information:

To send your completed squares and/or afghans, please send to:

Warm Up America!.........Blankets For Canada
2500 Lowell Rd. ............... Suite 217
Gastonia, NC .................. 214 - 905 - 1st Ave South
28054 ......................... Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4M7MediaSyndicate: 'Coming Home' Poncho reportMichael's craft storeFayetteville OnlineMartha StewartSave Martha!News story covering Freedom of Martha StewartLion Brand Yarn's 'Coming Home' poncho pattern direct linkMediaSyndicate: Charity Connection by Lion BrandDirect link to Lion Brand's Chrity Connection

Free Items of the Week

Want to help out Warm Up America!, Blankets for Canada or another charity that needs baby blankets, lap-ghans and adult afghans? Or perhaps you are looking to make that special gift for this Christmas/Chanukah/Yule? Please enjoy the links I have provided below.

Also, please email me at CrochetForMen@GMail.com with pictures of your finished projects! I will post them here for all to see, just include your first name, last initial, what book or website you used for the pattern(s) and finally your location. That's it!

I look forward to your submissions! Now, here are the links to the free patterns!
Basic (and a few intermediate) Afghan Squares from Warm Up America!Beautiful and fun designs from Crochet-N-More!Chez Crochet's Celtic Triangle and SquareChez Crochet's Mile-a-Minute: Stacked Hearts, Victorian Fans & Frames w/ Open FansChez Crochet's Mile-a-Minute: Single Shell & V's and Christmas Trees

Hurricane Katrina: YOU CAN HELP!

If you cannot listen to the podcast, please do stop and have a moment of silence for the families that are hurting and are in need of help due to Hurricane Katrina. Many have died in this hurricane, and being that Peter Franzi, owner of the Men Who Crochet yahoo group, cannot reach his family in Mississippi, we were unable to procure an interview at this time. Please keep Peter and all of those who have been affected by this travesty.

If you would like to help, click on one of the pictures below and show your support! Thanks!


Book Review

As promised, below is the direct link to Vanna's Favorite Gift Afghans. Please enjoy this book as I have!

Thank you again for listening, and have a great evening! May God Bless you all, and remember - Just because it says it has no dye lot, doesn't mean the colors will match! Good night!

~Jude Thaddaeus~

7. *Update* New Time, Same Channel
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Description: Hello to all my listeners and readers,

Crochet For Men's podcast is officially moving to Friday. That's right, Friday.

I thought that this change would be best for everyone, and just think - All my listeners can start their weekend right with some great news, reviews and some interesting interviews!

See you all there, and feel free to drop a comment (it should be fixed so that *anyone*, not just Blogger members, can post)!


8. Podcast 2005-08-25
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Description: UPDATE:
My dear listeners,

I was informed via email that my podcast was not attached to my post. I am *very* sorry for this mishap, and now all should be fixed!

Welcome to all my patient readers and listeners. This podcast is the first official one of Crochet For Men, and I am so excited with what we have to offer you this week!

First off, I do want to let you know that the format has changed fom what you have been hearing. Instead of hearing music in the background at all times, you will only hear it at the beginning, the closing and the intros. Speaking of intros, they are:

Crochet in the news. In this section we shall cover news stories that is important to crocheters, especially men.
Interviews This section of the podcast shall be where we interview someone, such as a MenWhoCrochet eGroup member, a celebrity or even another crocheter. This is not limited to only men!!
Reviews In this section we will review one to three products to let you know what we like and what we dislike about it. Products can entail books, supplies, and even websites.

Free Stuff This is not going to be a feature in every podcast, but when we find something cool and free, be it a pattern (or patterns), supplies, books, or a great deal, we'll tell you here!

As always, I love feedback and encourage you to do so. Please email me at CrochetForMen@gmail.com. This also includes any news stories, any ideas, requests or suggestions for interiews and/or items to be reviewed. Remember, this podcast is for you, my listeners, so please don't be shy!

Now, as far as this weeks podcast, we cover the following items in our news section:

* Boise State Broncos' tailback Ian Johnson
* Altoona, Wisconsin Young Men Crochet Group
* Prisoner Inmates at Orofino Giving Back
* Todos Santos Cuchamatan, Guatemala
* Tapestry Crochet with Carol Ventura
* Purple Kitty Yarns
* BBC - Mathematicians Crochet Model of Chaos

I mentioned pictures, and here they are:

This is a sample of the Guatemalan 'Pa' crocheted bags.

The Crocheted Model of Chaos

As promised, here are the links for the Freebies!

* CLICK HERE FOR FREE ITEM. - Annie's Attic. Please type in TOTEBAG when asked for claim code.
* Free Bernat Disco Yarn
* Free SmartYarn Patterns - Gone September 1st! Hurry!!

Finally, here is the direct link to Ann Benson's Designer Beadwork:Beaded Crochet Designs
Thank you all once more for visiting our podcast, and may all your projects find themselves loved!

NOTE: As promised at the beginning of my podcast, you can listen to more voice demos from Mike Conway at his homepage.

9. Apologies and explaination
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Description: Hello everyone!

I am so sorry that this weeks podcast has not been up yet.

To tell the truth, we at Crochet For Men have been having quite a lot going on in our lives. One of the reasons the podcast is not yet up is because I and some very close friends & family went to see Robert Allen & Mark Victor Hansen'sCracking the Millionaire Code. I do actually own some Chicken Soup for the Soulbooks, as well as One Minute Millionaire and Cracking the Millionaire Code. I highly recommend that all my readers take a look at these two men and their books. They are quite amazing!

Secondly, I have been beseiged by news for the podcast, and am currently putting it all together. I hope that these stories will entertain and enlighten you all!

Finally, you can expect the next podcast by tomorrow (Thursday August 25th). Keep on listening, and please feel free to email me at crochetformen@gmail.com

10. And yet more to look forward to!
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Description: Good morning my readers, subscribers and podcast listeners!

I received some exciting (and some sad) news in my email today! Peter Franzi, owner of the MenWhoCrochet Yahoo! group has agreed to an interview for the Crochet For Men podcast! Unfortunately, though, Peter has gone through a tough time in his life right now.

For those of you who pray (light candles, chant, etc.) please keep Peter in your prayers.

The other exciting email is from Dean 'Dino' Harpster who will also be interviewed for an upcoming podcast. So keep your iPods and mp3 players tuned into this website to find out when their debut is to be!

May all your yarn be inexpensive yet look like a million dollars!

11. A peek into things to come!
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Description: Hello to all my faithful listeners and readers!

I just wanted to take a moment and post some new and exciting items that will be discussed in an upcoming podcast.

First off, today I met two wonderful gentlemen at the Dulcimer Shop in Manitou Springs (Colorado). They were quite wonderful to speak with, and I enjoyed the owner stumming out some good folk music on his Mountain Dulcimer (he even played a little Iron Man).

The owner and his webmaster (I will post their website at the time of the podcast. Currently it is being rebuilt and updated.) have agreed to allow me an interview with them on crochet. As soon as everything is official I will post it here as an announcement.

And by the way: We all may even get to listen to a little bit of their music from the owner's band, "Cripple Creek" so stay tuned!

12. Intro:The Man Behind the Podcast
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Description: In my podcast, you will hear:

* How old I was when I started crochet
* Who taught me
* What inspired me
* Issues with crocheting in public
* Any teasing?
* What patterns am I drawn to
* Unique Character to crochet by men

As always, I am eager to recieve feedback. Feel free to email me at crochetformen@gmail.com. Enjoy!

13. Welcome to our new home!
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Description: Hello, and welcome to the new host for the Crochet For Men Podcast! I am so excited at the new design, and I hope you all enjoy it as well. A new podcast will be out soon.
I am curious to know: I am thinking of making this podcast a twice-a-week deal. Would all of my listeners like that? Either leave me a comment, or send me an email at crochetformen@gmail.com

14. **Teaser Trailer**
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Description: The teaser trailer is back online and hosted at a very reliable source!

If you have not heard this trailer, it tells a little bit about Crochet For Men's podcast and what you can expect from upcoming podcasts. May you all enjoy!

And, as always, feedback is always appreciated!