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Welcome to episode 75 of the iMake podcast. This episode ponders one of life’s big questions - to puff, or not to puff? There’s also chat about books, stationery, cross-stitch, and yarn - yummy, lovely yarn! Let’s chat…


Hello and welcome to the show. Perhaps a weather check and a Penny update might be in order? Find Penny

Creative chatter

There has been some knitting, including a bit of a sock crisis.

I’m working on: Purple Muscari by Wool and Honey.

Despite my WIPs-a-plenty, I am pondering a Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits. I don’t need another WIP. But I want one! I’ve been drawn to modular projects for ages now… Will I start ‘puffin’?

I’m also working on the Think Happy Thoughts cross-stitch by Emily Peacock.

I’m rather enjoying The Green Gables Happy Paper Club (£10 a month).

I’m excited about BritYarn, a new UK based online yarn shop specialising in British yarn. It’s uniqueness comes from an unwavering commitment to seek out the provenance of its yarns and sharing the information with customers. They are on Twitter as BritYarn and their website is

iMake Book Club - shall we take it to the podcast?

Currently reading: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I’m late to the party…

Guernsey stuff

It’s the 70th anniversary of Guernsey’s Liberation on 9 May 2015 - more information here: Guernsey’s Liberation Day.

That’s all for now - I hope you’ll tune in next time.

Direct download: Episode_75_Puffin.mp3
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Welcome to episode 74 of the iMake podcast - or should I say the “new and improved” iMake podcast! This show is a bit of a catch up as I have not recorded an episode since February. I have lots of exciting news and creative exploits to share with you.

Introduction (00:33)

Welcome to the show this one is called Revamp! More on that later. Happy Easter Monday. I’m on Easter break. The weather is lovely.

Today’s show has 2 halves this first is my recent creative exploits and the second explains the title “revamp”.

Recent creative exploits (02:11)

After a lot of sleep, I’ve rediscovered my creative mojo and energy!

Hubby and I are pleased to announce the arrival of Penny the Cavachon. Check out her Instagram feed here:pennycavachon.

I’ve been knitting and crafting…

Easy Ombre Slouch Hat by Paul S Neary on Ravelry

Rico Essential Soft Merino Aran - £3.24 per ball on Love Knitting

Stitch Block Cowl by Purl Soho on Ravelry

Rowan Kidsilk Haze - colourway Candy Girl


Crochet Happy Blanket by The Mercerie 

Bias Before and After Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Sock Yarn Blanket/Knitted Patchwork by iMake

English Paper Piecing

Revamp (18:00)

iMake is now all about the podcast!

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That’s all for now - please tune in next time.

Direct download: Episode_74_Revamp.mp3
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