Episode 43: Fasten Off!

Episode 43: Fasten Off!

Destination Achieved

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

 

Sarah:

 

Imaginary Knitting

Katie:

  • Pavement pullover
    • Almost have enough Fino in stash. If I augmented with one more skein of something, it would work. Where could I use a different colour to make it look intentional?
  • Sparkle cardigan

Andi Satterlund

On the Knitted Path

Sarah

Board games for beginners, and others

 

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Episode 42: No Puffed Sleeves



Patterns/KALs including ILWinterKAL2018

Better Sweater KAL

Done! Thanks to everyone for participating.

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Imaginary Knitting

Katie:

Sarah

  • Marion  and Myrna by Andi Satterlund 
  • Looking for other dress-friendly pattern recommendations

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Episode 41: Seven-Year Ankle Socks

Imagined Landscapes Podcast Episode 41

 

 

Patterns/KALs including ILWinterKAL2018

  • Tripod Hat now published. Cabled worsted happiness for all!

 

Destination Achieved

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Imaginary Knitting

Katie: Nakia’s Infinity Scarf – the actual design from Black Panther!! Made with Malabrigo

 

On the Knitted Path

Sarah:

 

Off the Knitted Path

Sarah:

Katie:

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, and A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

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Episode 40: An Interview with Kim McBrien Evans


Patterns/KALs including ILWinterKAL2018

 

 

Mentioned in the interview with Kim 

Indigodragonfly Yarns

Kim’s patterns on Ravelry

Motion Clothing in Toronto

Kim’s One Skein Yarn Club, aka Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Club 9

Kim’s fave yarn colourway name: Sargasm

Other colourways mentioned: Grover Kill; Squeals when Boiled (link to photo); Feed Da Osteovsky (the one Kim couldn’t remember); Cumberbacchanal; I Would Hug You, but I’m Hans Gruber; Ninja Leopard Interpretive Dance;

Sweater club; Indigodragonfly Rav Group

Don’t Starve app game

Episode 39: An Interview with Amy Herzog

Imagined Landscapes Podcast interview with Amy Herzog

 

Destination Achieved

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Off the Knitted Path

Interview with Amy Herzog

Episode 38: No Pompom Regret

Episode 38 Imagined Landscapes Podcast - No Pompom Regret

 

Patterns

Winter Bright Hat – worsted, 5 sizes from baby to adult large

Winter Bright Hat - a worsted weight knitting pattern that loves to show off your favourite yarns from Imagined Landscapes

Better Sweater KAL

FO thread is live

 

Destination Achieved

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

On the Horizon:

Katie:

 

Imaginary Knitting

Katie:

Sarah’s Designer Support Group: KinoKnits, Tellybeanknits, & Paper Daisy Creations

 

On the Knitted Path

Katie:

  • Elfe – would be great for either top or bottom heavy folks, depending on how you weight the carler colour to draw the eye up or down

Off the Knitted Path

Sarah:

 

Katie:

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Episode 37: Step Away from the Scissors

Better Sweater KAL

Katie:

Sarah:

NEW PRIZES!

  • one copy of the pattern of your choice from TalithaKuomi’s Towers of the Desert collection – everything from bracelets to vests and sweaters
  • Stitch markers from the fabulous TrufflesShuffle as a chatter prize

FO thread is live

 

Destination Achieved

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

  • Shawl design

 

 

Off the Knitted Path

Sarah:

Katie:

Episode 36: Comings and Goings

Destination Achieved

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

On the Horizon:

Sarah

 

Better Sweater KAL

  • Discount code from IndigoDragonfly!  15% off yarn orders over $75; expires Feb 28, 2018
    • coupon code: imaginedkal15

 

-Dragon Fibre Bags – Medium bag – yellow and green, knitting themed fabric fits 3 skeins easily, 5 pocket section, yarn guide,

-Sun Valley Fiber – 2 skeins, one each (Post pictures in the thread)

– Katie’s Mystery Cross Stitch

HandpokedGirl (Riana from near us) – Ezekiel, her first design and a lovely cardigan

-more to come – contact us if you want to donate a prize!

 

 

Discussion of our sweaters

 

helix method – 3 yarns at once in a spiral for in the round projects to prevent pooling

 

On the Knitted Path

  • Vogue Knitting Live – Gnancy!!
    • Thanks to Serasmom/Eleanor for having lunch with me!
    • Classes:
      • Snip’n’Zip
      • Making Successful Sweaters with Amy
      • Making YOUR Gauge Work with Patty Lyons 
  • YARN: Magpie Fibers – 8 skeins of Swanky DK in Empty Night for Vertical Impressions
    • Cozy Color Works Superwash Merino (feels like there’s cashmere in it) in Bordeaux
  • Shout out to Destination Yarn
  • Katrinkles

 

Off the Knitted Path

Sarah:

  • PrairieCon Board game day – our first public gaming with strangers…

 

Board games for beginners

(not just for beginners, just also a good place for beginners to  start)

Sushi Go Party

Episode 35: Better Sweater KAL

Better Sweater KAL - knit along with /imagined Landscapes podcast

Happy New Year! We talk about the “Word of the Year” concept.

Katie mentions the Enneagram, and a book called The Road Back to You

Destination Achieved

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

On the Horizon:

Sarah

  • Hat for Rainer

Katie:

  • VKL homework! I leave in 2 weeks!
    • contact if you’ll be there

 

Better Sweater KAL

Rules of the Knitalong

  • Post a picture of you in your sweater that you knit between Jan 1-Mar 31 (prior swatching permissible) in the FO thread (not up yet).
  • Any full sweaters qualify – no shrugs or ponchos. Tshirt-style sweaters ok.
  • Bonus Entry – explain why you choose that pattern and any mods you made so that the sweater would be flattering. Mods include using Custom Fit, because…duh.
  • Knitting done by Mar 31, have until April 7 to post pictures.
  • for chatter prizes, post in the KAL thread and use #ilwinterKAL2018 on Instagram

Discount code from IndigoDragonfly!  15% off yarn orders over $75; expires Feb 28, 2018

  • coupon code: imaginedkal15

 

Prizes:

  • Dragon Fibre Bags – Medium bag, fits 3 skeins easily, 5 pocket section, yarn guide
  • Sun Valley Fibers – 2 skeins, one each for 2 winners
  • Katie’s Mystery Cross Stitch
  • more to come – contact us if you want to donate a prize!

Discussion of Craftsy Knit to Flatter Lessons 1-5

  • Premise of this and her book Knit to Flatter: About presenting a visual impression of balance as a silhouette. Easier to visually widen something narrow than make wide narrow
  • Three body types
    • Sarah: I’m probably balanced, but I feel bottom heavy, and I know that if I’m not careful I easily make choices that can emphasize my bottom and throw me out of whack – hem length in particular
      • Also, I can easily forget I have short legs compared to my torso
      • Top-heavy, bottom heavy, balanced.  Also variations in terms of short vs long torso, short vs long legs, curvy vs straight, busty knitters
      • Sarah’s Featherweight cardigan (oops, nope – I meant my Reservoir)
    • Katie: balanced with tendency towards top heavy
  • “Next favourite sweater”:
    • Focus on getting a perfect size for shoulders, because that’s hardest to alter
    • Pieced, seamed, set in sleeves, plain fabric
    • Katie’s Hubris Sweater

Our sweaters:

  • Sarah: Sequin – Using Custom Fit – for the third time.
  • Katie: Dopamine. I have plain cardis, I want WOW.
    • Will make the fronts symmetrical

What’s your favourite sweater? What sweater type do you love for your body type? Tell us in the KAL thread! (PS You don’t have to read all the posts. Skip to the end and jump in!)

Off the Knitted Path

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Giftalong Interview with SqueakOwl

Indie Design Gift-A-Long

Today’s interview, the last one of the bunch on the last day of the Giftalong, is with someone who isn’t a designer but is intimately involved. Known on Ravelry as squeakowl, she’s a volunteer and chief elf.

How long have you been involved in the GAL?

I’ve been involved with the event since year 1, so since 2013. My first year was doing a portion of the Designer Hunt and the Random Select Designer Trivia clues, but I didn’t write any of them. Eventually, the next year, my mom (Nina Machlin Dayton, a.k.a. ninaknits) asked be if I would be willing to do more of the games work, and so I ended up taking on the Designer Hunt and Random Select Trivia completely. The rest is GAL history. I quite like writing and designing all the clues and questions, and I LOVE playing Prize Fairy.

Why volunteer when you’re not a designer?

Well, originally, I was sort of “recruited” by my mom (who is both a Participating Designer and the GAL’s fearless leader), but since it’s fun, it turned out to not be too much of a chore. I do eventually have aspirations to be a designer, but that’s a sort of back-burner aspiration right now. Maybe someday!

How do you manage the huge set of details?

Google Docs, and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. So. Many. Spreadsheets. Plus, labeled folders on my desktop for the picture clues for the Designer Hunt.

How do you find ideas for the games? (Because I love them and think they’re so fun and creative)

Aw, thank you! I’m glad you like them. I find ideas by combing through the designer pages, mostly. Sometimes I see a pattern with a name that would make a good picture puzzle, sometimes I see one with such an interesting name that I have to go in and see why the designer picked that name. And then I sprinkle in just enough details about the designer themselves to make them identifiable…but not TOO easily identifiable. ;)

What has surprised you about the GAL? What are some funny/awesome moments you can remember?

I think the thing that has surprised me the most is how much we’ve grown as a group since the first year – the first year, I think our minds were blown when out group member numbers grew so quickly in the first year. Now we’re about 20-odd members shy of TEN thousand! It’s kind of unbelievable. And I’m also always so pleased (although not entirely surprised) at how much fun it is hanging out “backstage” with all the other Mods. We’re a really great group, in my opinion, and they’re just great to talk to. Every year, without fail, there’s not a day that goes by during this event that I don’t laugh out loud at some conversation that goes on in Mod Land!

Are you a big gift knitter? What’s your favourite knitting to give?

I do knit some gifts, and I mostly enjoy knitting accessories like hats and cowls. I just learned to knit colorwork (fancier than plain stripes), and am now addicted. I usually don’t have much time to knit many gifts, though, because I’m usually knitting samples for my mom, Nina Machlin Dayton.

If someone were to knit you a present, what would you most love to receive?

Honestly, if someone went to the trouble to actually knit me something, I’d love anything. My mom designed me a bonnet-style hat for Christmas, and I’m loving it! I’m always touched when someone takes the time to make me anything, and since I know how time-consuming knitting can be (and how much nice yarn costs), knitted items are always particularly lovely.

Tell us about your favourite yarn.

OMG SO MANY. I have a thing for many yarns. I think I’d have to go with anything by Malabrigo, or anything by Madelinetosh. I’m a sucker for intense colors (not neons, just rich and saturated) and softness, and both of those yarn lines have that in spades. My stash would be MUCH bigger if I had the funds…

As for photos, how about a picture of the view I have while I work?

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I get to sit on a comfy couch, and look at my gorgeous Christmas tree, and my snowy picture window. (And I was watching “It’s A Wonderful Life” when I took this photo)

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