There will be some winter noises in this recording. Some wind, some street plows. It’s just part of living where we do. And after all, recording a podcast is more important to us than waiting for a perfect moment.
Sarah: Gnomes. I’m up to 4 now. (5 by the time the show notes were written!)
Are We There Yet? (WIPs)
- Ciao is in hibernation
- as is Fog and Whisper (cabling and all that purling no good for my elbow).
- Started Om Shawl
- Still poking at the Hermione’s Everyday Socks
- A gnome. Don’t judge.
- Dyed the yarn for the Margo Poncho, though! A complicated blue.
Wearable Blanket KAL
Rules: Not many. What counts? Ponchos, big shawls, stoles. Kilometers of laceweight yes, allover lace stitch, not so much. We’re not into policing people’s entries, so go ahead and persuade us that it’s a wearable blanket! Ponchos are as close to garments as we’re getting. WIPs allowed, as is dipping, double dipping, mega dipping, skinny dipping – we are pro-dipping
Use #wearableblanketkal so we can find you on social media streams, and we’d love for you to use #imaginedlandscapespodcast on those posts too, so new people can find out about us.
Prizes given per month to someone chatting in the Ravelry KAL thread or using the hashtags on Instagram:
- Amplitude pattern by Greg Cohoon of the “Unravelling with Greg and Joey” podcast
- Pattern of choice from Imagined Landscapes Designs
- Project bag sewn by Sarah
- Luminous pattern from Sunflower Knits
- Pattern of choice from Jennifer Lassonde
FOs posted in Ravelry FO thread (will be opened later this month):
- Pattern of choice from Andrea Mowry
- Sun Valley Fibers – 100% BFL Superwash DK in Green Envy
- Sun Valley Fibers – Merino, Cashmere, Nylon Fingering weight yarn in Boys will Be Boys
most frequent/most knit category of project:
- Katie: more gifts (10 plus baby sweaters and 1 unintentional gift) and baby sweaters (5) than ever before.
- Sarah: hats – 9 projects +7 for designs
Most worn project
- Katie: 11,649 yards in 28 projects – incomplete. I didn’t track for Heroic Herschel, or a few other smallish projects
- Sarah: 9,600yds in 39 projects
- Want to see a version of the cool yardage bar graphs we were talking about in Ravelry? Here’s Katie’s.
- Katie: 36,057. BUT almost 22K of that was cones of weaving yarn, soooo
- Sarah: 30,000yds
- Katie: I try not to use regret as a category in my life. The things that could potentially fall into the “regret” category are all things that come from choices I’ve made, and I’m trying to rewire my thinking to consider things that might be regrets as lessons
- Sarah: No new sweater or cardigan
- Katie: Toys and tight gauges still hurt my messed up neck. I’m not as good at jogless stripes as I’d like to be (Slytherin Diffraction)
Biggest thing I learned as a designer:
- Mastering spreadsheets!
Katie’s word of the year possibilities: Extend. Stretch. Intention
Sarah can’t pick hers. Center. Invest. Fundamentals. Purpose. Foundation. Loyal.These remind me of what I want, but no joy, no zest to them.
- Have a Luna term rather than a Hermione term
Stash goals? Yarn bank? Certain yarn to buy or knit with?
- Katie: Continue to be mindful about what enters my stash. Try to buy less.
- Sarah: not interested in rules right now. Luna isn’t into that kind of thing.
DIY yarn club – brown paper bags –
- Sarah: not for me, although I did it one year
- Katie: Could be fun for socks, since my sock yarn stash is big. This is dependent on me continuing to knit socks, though….
- Katie: Make the CustomFit pattern I bought. Make a Wollmeise sweater (Make a Wish). Finish the socks for Kyle and maybe start another pair.
- Sarah: No numbers, but my family loves socks and I ‘only’ knit 5 pairs this year
Knitting health goal?
- Sarah: Knit more! It makes me happy.
- Katie: Don’t eff up my elbow more! Take breaks. Start using a timer.
- Katie: Saving for NYC Vogue 2018
- Sarah: Maybe NYC?
- Sarah: Don’t plan too far in advance. I don’t need to be locked in.
- Katie: start watching a video podcast