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Welcome to episode 61 of the iMake podcast. This is the last show of 2013 - I will be back in 2014, don't fret. Today's show includes my recent creative exploits, a review, a giveaway and a chat with Charles about his festive preparations. This episode is best enjoyed with a glass of mulled wine and a slice of Christmas cake...

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Welcome (01:01)

Hello and welcome to the show; hello to new and returning listeners. On to the plan for today's show:

  • Recent creative exploits
  • Review
  • Chat with Charles
  • Giveaway update

Recent Creative Exploits (03:00)


I have just finished Vintage Bullion by Marie Segares, the pattern was featured in  PomPom Quarterly.  I crocheted it in Quince and Co Puffin. Check out my free pattern, the Basic Beanie, here: Basic Beanie Pattern. Also mentioned: Preppy Twisted (pattern by Voolenvine). Thanks to the nice folks at Toft Alpaca for this...  Crochet Elephant. Find out about the Snowflake CAL here: Snowflake Crochetalong.

Other craft news

My sloe gin tastes nice (I think!)

 Sloe Gin

Handmade Christmas gift ideas:

Knitvent 2013 (09:07)

Knitvent is the fabulous idea of designer Helen Stewart. You may recall I have mentioned Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart  in a previous show.  Find out more about Knitvent here: Knitvent 2013 (20% discount to iMake listeners if you purchase the ebook before 24 December 2013 - use the discount code imakeknitvent at the checkout). Other links:

Magazine Things (11:55)

iMake in Craft and Click magazine:


Also mentioned:

Chat with Charles (13:15)

Links mentioned in our chat:

Martine's Lego advent calendar:


Giveaway (28:40)

December's giveaway on the blog - win Intensify Pro by MacPhun.

Wrap up (29:35)

My marathon blog. Thanks to show sponsor LoveKnitting. Positive iTunes reviews, as well as donations to my marathon campaign are always appreciated. Don't hesitate to get in touch and give me some feedback.

Direct download: Episode_61_Keep_Crafting.mp3
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