iMake
A Guernsey girl shares her love of everything creative and handmade. Episodes cover a wide variety of crafts including knitting, food, photography and much more. The show also includes a generous helping of Guernsey culture too. So go on, join in - share the handmade love and celebrate the sheer joy of making stuff. Show notes can be found at www.imakegsy.com.

Welcome to (mini) episode 70 - today is an important day in the life of the iMake Podcast. Can you guess why? Listen to find out...

Show Notes

It's the iMake Podcast's 4th birthday!

Episode - A Podcast is Born

My Favourite Things Infinity Scarf by Gill McGee

My Favourite Things Knitalong on Pinterest (please email me if you'd like an invite to add to this board)

My Favourite Things Knitalong on Ravelry (thread on the iMake group)

iMake Splendid Striped Cowl pattern

Very Pink Knits on Fair Isle

Snowflake Crochetalong

Subscribe for email updates

Direct download: Episode_70_My_Favourite_Things.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:58am UTC

Welcome to episode 69 of the iMake podcast. There's a fair bit in this one: knitting, crochet, cooking, reading, photography... something for everyone. The Guernsey section of the episode is all about our local summer shows. Enjoy!

Show Notes

Recent Creative Exploits

Food

My dehydrator

Paleo diet

iMake on Instagram

Dehydrator recipe ideas (my Pinterest board)

Knitting

My Radiance Shawl (blog post)

My Radiance Shawl (Ravelry)

Thistle by Tin Can Knits (Ravelry)   

Bias Before and After Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (Ravelry)

Vanilla Sock (Ravelry) 

Vivid Blanket by Tin Can Knits (Ravelry)

Crochet

Crochet Happy Blanket by The Mercerie (Ravelry)

Mandala Rug by Marinke Slump (Ravelry)

Hoooked Zpagetti from the Wool Warehouse 

Snowflake CAL August Announcement

Crochet stones

iMake Magazine

Issue 4 is live

New iMake Promo

It's here! Please share :-)

Book Club Update

All about the iMake Book Club (includes the grab badge)

iMake Book Club August Choice

Photo-a-Day

Suzannah Conway's blog

The August Break 2014

My August Break so far...

Guernsey

North Show website

South Show website

West Show website

Direct download: Episode_69_Showbiz.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:28pm UTC

Welcome to episode 68 of the iMake Podcast in which we recap a fun, yarny weekend at Unwind Brighton. This episode includes an interview with knitwear and crochet designer Joanne Scrace and a great deal of squealing at squirrels. You've been warned...

Show Notes

Unwind Brighton

Brighton Dome

Beaker Buttons

Vintage Crochet Edgings class

Joanne Scrace - Not So Granny blog/website

Joanne on Ravelry

Jenny on Ravelry

Snowflake Crochetalong

Photos from Brighton

Online Crochet Class
Direct download: Episode_68_Unwind_Brighton.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:52am UTC

Welcome to episode 67. In this episode I experiment with mobile podcasting so please excuse any sound quality issues. There is chat about works in progress, next month's trip to Unwind Brighton and also some great creative tech resources.

Show Notes

Bossjock app

Unwind Brighton

Recent Creative Exploits

Miss Jojangles

The Bellweather

Frogged: Hermoine's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Frogged: Follow Your Arrow Shawl by Ysolda Teague

The Happy Crochet Blanket by The Mercerie 

Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart

Bias "Before and After" Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas in Juno Fibre Arts Alice Lace

Vivd Blanket by Tin Can Knits

Sock Yarn Blanket by iMake

Ripple Blanket by Attic24

Next issue of iMake Magazine will happen in July (please email me if you want to pitch an idea for an article)

Bullet Journal: 2 Months Later

Bullet Journal website by Ryder Caroll (features great video)

My initial thoughts on Bullet Journalling

Let's Knit Magazine

Event

I'm going to Unwind Brighton on Saturday 12 July 2014  with Charles(and perhaps the Sunday!) It's at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. In the morning I will be doing Kirsten Kapur's Triangular Lace Shawl Design course in the morning. There will be a podcaster meet up at 1pm on the Saturday and iMake listeners are very welcome. We will meet at 1pm at the cafe on the Mezzanine of the Corn Exchange (above the marketplace).

Creative Tech

iMake Book Club

Wrap Up

That's it for now - feel free to make contact on social media or send me an email on imakegsy@gmail.com.

Direct download: Episode_67_Creative_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:41pm UTC

Welcome to episode 66 of the iMake podcast. This show is just a little bookish; there's a book review and information on iMake's new book club, as well as some thoughts on bullet journalling. There is a WIP tour and news of an upcoming event that I will be attending. So grab yourself some craft and a cuppa and join me for a creative catch up!

Show Notes

Recent Creative Exploits

New Website: imakegsy.com!

Hermoine's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Love Knitting

Yarntini  

Follow Your Arrow Shawl by Ysolda Teague

Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart

Bias "Before and After" Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas in Juno Fibre Arts Alice Lace

Vivd Blanket by Tin Can Knits

Sock Yarn Blanket by iMake

Russian join tutorial video

Snowflake CAL - May

Ripple Blanket by Attic24

"Design it, Stitch it: Hand Embroidery" by Jessica Marques (Craftsy class)

Heisenberg cross stitch pattern by Seemingly Stitched

Next issue of iMake Magazine will happen in July

Handmade envelope tutorial by iMake

Handmade coasters tutorial by iMake

Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal website by Ryder Caroll (features great video)

My initial thoughts on Bullet Journalling

Book Review

"Cute Crochet World" by Suzann Thompson

Amazon.co.uk: Cute Crochet World

Amazon.com: Cute Crochet World

iMake Book Club

June's book announcement on iMake

Event

I'm going to Unwind Brighton on Saturday 12 July 2014 (and perhaps the Sunday!) It's at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. There will be a podcaster meet up at 1pm on the Saturday and iMake listeners are very welcome. We will meet at 1pm at the cafe on the Mezzanine of the Corn Exchange (above the marketplace).

Wrap Up

That's it for now - feel free to make contact on social media or send me an email on imakegsy@gmail.com.

 

Craftsy Logo
Direct download: Episode_66_Bookish.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:47pm UTC

I have a new website! Please check out imakegsy.com. This announcement gives you all the details you need to ensure your subscriptions to the iMake blog and podcast continue.

New website: imakegsy.com

Post on new site including RSS feed and Bloglovin buttons: New iMake Website

Podcast page: imakepodcast.libsyn.com

New iMake email: imakegsy@gmail.com (if you have any problems with the site or your subscriptions, please email me!)

Direct download: New_Website_Announcement.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:38pm UTC

Welcome to episode 65 of the iMake podcast. In response to a number of requests this is a special episode about my recent marathon run. Charles interviews me - it's fun and he is a fab interviewer! There is a little crafty natter at the end so do hang on if you aren't interested in the running stuff. More crafty podcasts coming soon, I promise.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com. If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Topics mentioned:

Chi Running

Nordic Walking

Martine's Running Blog

Race report part one, 2 and 3 (in reverse chronological order)

The Gherkin Soreen

Energy gels

Race for Life

Paul Hollywood's Hot Cross Buns recipe 

Positive iTunes reviews, as well as donations to my marathon campaign are appreciated. Don't hesitate to get in touch and give me some feedback.

AN PIC

 

TEST

Direct download: Episode_65_Ran_Martine_Ran.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:49pm UTC

Welcome to episode 64 of the iMake podcast.  This is a short and sweet episode during which I teach a very nice young man, Ollie, how to knit! Enjoy.

Here's the knitting rhyme I mentioned: under the fence, catch the sheep, back you go, off you leap.

ollielearns2

You can read more about teaching knitting here: Teaching Knitting.

Here's a link to this month's giveaway: February Giveaway.

Here's a link to this month's SnowflakeCAL info: February Announcement.

Thanks to BBC Guernsey for letting me share this audio.

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.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com. If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_64_Catch_the_Sheep.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:31pm UTC

Welcome to episode 63 of the iMake podcast. This is a special episode featuring an interview with Ross Gledhill, owner of the White Rock Brewery, Guernsey's first micro-brewery. Craft + Beer = Good Times! I hope you enjoy the interview.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com. If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

SHOW NOTES

Welcome (01:01)

Hello and welcome to the show, this is a special episode featuring an interview with the owner of Guernsey's first micro-brewery. I hope you enjoy it!

Interview with Ross Gledhill, Owner of White Rock Brewery (03:03)

White Rock Brewery on Twitter

White Rock Brewery on Facebook

White Rock Brewery website

For more photos, visit the show notes on iMake's website.

WhiteRock

Giveaway and wrap up (19:21)

This month's giveaway: Sock Anatomy.

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_63_White_Rock.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27am UTC

Welcome to episode 62 of the iMake podcast - it's my first show of 2014 and it's a windy one! Today's show is just an informal chit chat and catch up as it's been a while. I had a short, un-planned break (which was lovely I have to admit) but I am now back in the swing of things. So let's settle down with a cuppa and indulge in that crafty chatter...

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com. If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

SHOW NOTES

Welcome (01:01)

Hello and welcome to the show; hello to new and returning listeners. On to the plan for today's show - it's simply a crafty catch up and chit chat! This is not the usual format (just in case you are a new listener). Check out Guernsey's recent bad weather here and here.

Recent Creative Exploits (03:34)

I started my London Marathon training at the start of the year, check out my progress here: Run Martine Run. My charity vest arrived...

Vest

I am feeling fitter and the training is going OK! Running is good - who knew? Special thanks to the Knitmore Girls for keeping me company. Also check out this great running book: Born to Run. JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

Find out about the Follow Your Arrow KAL and Socks with Sarah KAL: here and let's reminisce about knitting Ishbel. Also, knittingsarah.com is worth a visit. Socks on the needles: Diagonal Lace Socks by Wendy Johnson and a pair of sport weight vanilla socks in this... zb

Love Knitting have got Rowan Fine Art and lots of Noro - hop over and see them (get 10% off using the code imake10). Click the button below to pay them a visit:  

You can find the Golden Skein here: The Golden Skein and read all about my experience of their trial club here: Oh Yarn. If you'd like to get your hands on a free copy of the Hanois Cowl knitting pattern follow this link: Hanois Cowl. The iMake (free) Knitted Patchwork Recipe is now available in French. My Granny Square blanket is being knitted in Rowan SoftKnit not KnitSoft... it's lush.

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Find out about the Snowflake CAL here: Snowflake Crochetalong. Here's the Snowflake CAL Pinterest board and here's the Everlapse. Issue 3 of iMake Magazine is coming soon... As is a trip to a local brewery. Do you remember our trip to Haut Maison? Book recommendation:

Giveaway and wrap up (23:12)

This month's giveaway: Sock Anatomy. 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_62_Chit_Chat.mp3
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