Episode 134 – The One With Purple

Please note that Ravelry links will be identified as such

 

Tea

Katie: Ginger Honey

Sarah: Dark Chocolate Orange

 

What’s New in Life? 

Katie: 

  • Mice. Fostering a cat?

Sarah

  • “The imaginary is what tends to become real.” — Andre Breton

 

Patterns, KALs & Announcements

 

Destination Achieved 

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

 

Sarah:

 

On the Horizon

Katie:

 

On the Knitted Path

Katie:

  • My goals are much smaller than Sarah’s, as usual. Honestly what I really want is a way to track and see my stash

Sarah: 

    • Have you seen Ladderback Jacquard? https://youtu.be/iLtuGY_M-ds
    • Here are my goals: 
      • 1) More out than in. 
      • 2) I want to knit at least one project from every bin I have except lace weight.
      • 3) (secret goal, don’t tell anyone) I want to knit 4 sweaters for myself this year

 

Off the Knitted Path

  • Wheel of Time Series
  • Jason Bourne books vs. movies
  • Prayer for Owen Meany vs. Simon Birch

 

Board games

Katie:

  • Knittens on Netfilx

Episode 133: Bounteous

 

 


 

Patterns, KALs & Announcements

 

Destination Achieved 

Katie:

Sarah:

Both:

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

 

Sarah:

 

On the Horizon

Katie:

 

On the Knitted Path

Katie:

Sarah: 

    • Yarn in: +6,250
    • Yarn Out: -2,927 
    • Year to Date Balance: +3,139

 

Board games

Katie:

Sarah: 

Episode 132: Feet to Be Feet-Sized

Please note that Ravelry links will be identified as such

Tea

Katie: Monster Mash (David’s Tea)

Sarah: Früchte Tee

Patterns, KALs & Announcements

  • Sarah: still undecided
    • Sweater, though. Maybe Akara yarns (Rav link) held with another yarn?

Destination Achieved 

Katie:

Sarah:

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

On the Knitted Path

  • House Shoes

Board games

Katie:

Announcing the ImagiKnitting KAL 2022

 

Make a project that’s been on your mind, use a yarn you’ve been dreaming of, or pick up a technique that’s been on your mind.

The ImagiKnitting KAL is meant to be a low-stress, high-satisfaction make along. In the deeps of January, it seems wonderful to turn to things that light us up.

While we call it a knitalong, crochet, weaving, and spinning are also welcome.

 

Read More!

Announcing the Year of Gnomes Knitalong!

year of gnomes knitalong from Imagined Landscapes

 

What is this? Why is this? How is this?

 

Great questions! This is a knitalong during 2022 to knit gnomes, have fun, and fill our lives with gnomey whimsy.

The key thing to know is that it’s designed to be low-stress, easy to join, and no pressure. Every month that you start and finish a gnome, you can enter to win a prize. If you do all 12 months, you’ll get a special digital prize and a chance to win the Grand Prizes.

That’s the short answer!

There are two ways to get the longer answer.

  1. Click here and read
  2. Watch my overview video!

Episode 131: Shoulder Pads of Death

 


 

Please note that Ravelry links will be identified as such

 

Tea

Katie: Chocolatey Chai

Sarah: Caramel Shortbread

 

Patterns, KALs & Announcements

  • Leave Gnome Stone Unturned (Rav link)
  • Indie Design Gift A Long (Rav link)
  • Year of Gnomes
  • Live mini episodes: Link to December’s video on YouTube
  • ImagiKnittingKAL – Dec 24 – end of March
    • Knit a thing that brings you joy and that’s been in your imagination in some way
    • #ImagiKnittingKAL22

 

Destination Achieved 

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

Imaginary Knitting

Sarah: 

 

Off the Knitted Path

Katie:

Episode 130: Rein It In


Please note that Ravelry links will be identified as such

 

Tea

Katie: Monster Mash

Sarah: Caramel Shortbread

 

Patterns, KALs & Announcements

 

Destination Achieved 

Sarah:

 

Are We There Yet?  

Katie:

Sarah:

 

On the Horizon

Sarah: 

 

Board games

Katie:

Sarah: 

My Gnome Advent Project

I loved the process of sending out the December MKAL gnome last year so much. Energy, community, and joy seemed to magnify all that was good in the world.

Of course, for me it was more in the spirit of the giver than the receiver. And this year I wanted both. I want to send a daily dose of specialness into the world and I want to open up a dose of excitement.

So in January, I knit 24 small gnomes (Let’s be honest. I knit more than that. Who can stop at 24? I’ve given some away, and displayed others.) I used the Gnaomi version of the Gno Fun Like Gnome Fun pattern – a pattern designed for gnome beginners, and people who want tiny gnomes, and people who want to knit a gnome a gnight every evening for a month.

I gathered a restricted palette of fingering weight and DK weight yarns, and just went at it. Improvising. Riffing. Bearding. (10/10 – highly recommended)

I ordered coilless safety pins and attached them.

I ordered numbered bags from Hunter Kouture, a Canadian shop on Etsy.  (Link to the bags I ordered)

three little knit gnomes lay between two piles of numbered cloth bags

I had way too much trouble narrowing down the garland options. Goodness me, there are a lot of garlands. Eventually I went with a felt ball garland from Pink Butterfly Designz, another Canadian Etsy find. (Link to the garland I ordered)

tiny knit gnomes from Imagined Landscapes Gno Fun Like Gnome Fun pattern scattered about on a wool pompom and holly leaves garland

The plan: someone in this house will place the gnomes in the bags. I’ll hang the bags up somewhere. I admit: this part I’m still fuzzy on. (Our gnome-killing, highly creative, and athletic cats put a crimp on my options here.)

Then I’ll open one each day, making cooing noises as appropriate and declaring each one my new favourite. I’ll hang it from the garland. I’ll stand back, sigh, and feel pretty heckin’ satisfied with life.

Gnomes and garland and joy, oh my

It’s not too late to join me: the Gno Fun Like Gnome Fun pattern really does make knitting gnomes a quick proposition!

Two upcoming Talks

To Gnome Them is to Love Them

First, this Saturday Nov, 13: members of the Sea and Sand Knitting Guild get to see this – and as their meetings remain virtual for now and membership is open to people outside their geographic area, this is an option for all.

Her talk “To Gnome Them is To Love Them” will touch on her love of knitting and the unusual path she took to find it. She’ll discuss her theories about why knitting resonated with her and what that also probably means for other knitters. Then the focus will shift to the personalities and details of her gnome designs. From acorn collectors to hiking guides, these little creatures lead interesting lives! Some have proven harder to bring to life, and Sarah will show a few of her ‘unfortunate prototypes’ as part of the parade of gnomes.

See more here

 

The Emotions of Colour Choice 

Join us at Fiberside Chats as Sarah demonstrates tips for finishing stuffed toys with finesse! Then she’ll lead us in exploring the emotions of color – not just whether something has enough contrast or not, but helping you diagnose your own emotional reactions and style preferences to colors. You don’t want to miss this Chat – beginning with some finishing and ending with a new perspective on colors!

Sign up at Fireside Chats. This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, November 21st at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Pacific

Watch a little trailer about the chat: