11 September, 2017

Episode 265: A short one


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Episode 265:

Our thoughts are with everyone in all the states that are getting terrible disasters. 

Safe journeys or stay safe as you tuck in


Weigh in:


On my needles and hooks:

Exploration Station- Stephen West, MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light

Graduation Socks- Felici in Wizard - true after thought heel

Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.


Exercise

None


At the table

Play stuffed animal vet for grans babies


Appetizer:

Alegria Grande by Manos Del Uruguay


If you love Alegria, you’ll love Alegria Grande. This is a worsted weight version of their delicious superwash and polyamide yarn base. Available in both semi-solid and space-dyed colors.

Yardage: Approx. 197 yds / 180 mts per 3.5 oz / 100g

Gauge: 18 - 20 sts = 4" / 10 cm

Needle Size: US 6 - 8 / 4 - 5mm

Care Instructions: Machine wash or hand wash in cool water. Dry flat.

 

Some Talking Points:

Manos yarns are produced by skilled artisans in cooperatives located throughout Uruguay.

Each skein of yarn purchased helps a woman in Uruguay to support her family.

Bonus points for GREAT photography!

Each skein is signed by the artisan so that you know who made your yarn and which village it came from.

Manos yarn and fiber is certified Fair Trade.

 

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Michigan Fiber Festival - 

Feel good yarn Company -Silver Spun cotton & Tussah silk

Mindful moment:

It's ok not to be ok


This weeks recipe: 

Kabobs on the grill:

Meat of choice

Veggies

Soak skewers

Pop on bits

BBQ 


Recipes:

Grands

Sarge gone

Fall cleaning

Main computer died



On the menu:


Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

14 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event)

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget:  

Hulu- caught up on Librarians

Amazon prime- new season of Outlander

10 September, 2017

Episode 264: Wifenapped


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

and on the Ravelry group. 

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Episode 264:

Weigh in:


On my needles and hooks:

Exploration Station- Stephen West, MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light

Graduation Socks- Felici in Wizard - true after thought heel

Put away:

Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick



Exercise

Tour de Fleece fail: flat tire…Job

At the table

Country Stitches in Lansing. Bought a quilt kit and 1/2 yard of fabric. 


Appetizer:


Shepherds lamb yarn review

https://www.organiclamb.com/rambouillet-yarn

Pattern: Fuss Free Baby Cardigan ( turned into a pullover)



Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Knitting the perfect Fit by Melissa Leapman

Love of knitting fall 2017


Mindful moment:

Food as fuel - 

I stopped obsessing about every macro. 

I still take my vitamins and drink the 96 ounces I'm supposed to. But I don't obsess about every calorie that goes in my mouth. The stress was doing more harm than good. I'm on track and feeling good. 

This weeks recipe: 


Slow Cooker Spiced Chicken and Sweet Potato

Servings: 8

Here’s what you need

Olive oil spray

3 lbs skinless, bone-in chicken thighs

2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided

salt and pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon ground allspice

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup salsa, divided

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 large sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1 inch pieces

2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1 inch by ½ inch strips

1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced for garnish

Instructions

1 Rinse the chicken thighs and pat dry. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper.

2 Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly spray with olive oil. Add the chicken thighs and cook until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to plate. Remove the skillet from heat.

3 In same skillet, combine the smoked paprika, allspice, chicken broth, ½ cup of the salsa, garlic, and remaining 1½ teaspoons cumin.

4 In a slow cooker, combine the sweet potatoes and red pepper strips. Generously season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken thighs on top of the sweet potato mixture and pour the broth mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

5 Transfer the cooked chicken pieces from the slow cooker to a large plate. Remove the bones and shred the meat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sweet potato and red pepper mixture from the slow cooker and onto a serving platter. Top with the shredded meat and the remaining salsa. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis

285 calories, 6g fat, 15g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 357mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 40g protein.


Recipes:

Stitches Midwest

Thank you JenAus0524!!

Stayed at Home 2 you Hilton. 

Events like this are more about the people than the purchases for me. 

Loved seeing everyone!

Too many to mention. 


Purchases:

Treasure Goddess yarn booth - Outlander stitch marker bracelet

Buffalo Gold 2wo Sexy (bison &silk) dk gauntlet kit (getting hat pattern)

Garter Strip Jacket by Annie Modesett (mode knit yarn)


On the menu:


Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget:  

Purse sized projects. 

Socks, one skein shawls, baby sweaters

Small bags- I like zippered. 

Small notions kits. 

I haven't been able to knit at work yet, but I like knowing there is a project there just in case. 


15 July, 2017

Episode 263: Life Changes


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group. 

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Episode 263:

Weigh in:


On my needles and hooks:

Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

back one size smaller than fronts

short row sleeve caps

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick

Exploration Station- Stephen West, MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light

Graduation Socks- Felici in Wizard - true after thought heel


Exercise

132 yards two ply 18.5 Fiber from CJ Kopec creations. Merino, silk, camel, and alpaca. 

98 yards bulky chain ply Colors from uniquely yours 

Spinning blue merino

At the table

None


Appetizer:

Dale Garn- Lerke Pluss

is a 53/47 blend of Merino wool and Egyptian cotton, perfect for year-round projects! This lightly textured yarn lends itself well to jackets, sweaters, cardigans, and other all-weather garments for children and adults.

Available in 20 colors.

Blend of 53% Merino Wool & 47% Egyptian Cotton.

50 g = approx 87 yards.

Recommended needle size US 8

Gauge: 18 stitches in stockinette stitch on the needle US 8 = 4 inches

Information about Heart of the Mitten:

Heart of the Mitten is a friendly yarn shop located in the historic Owosso Casket Co. building, adjacent to Woodard Station in Owosso. Look for the orange door!

 

We are the exclusive retailer of Dale Garn, and carry every line of Mango Moon and Be Sweet yarn, plus more! Looking for Knit Picks interchangeable needle tips or cables? We have those, too! Patterns, kits, notions… visit us online or in person today to choose your next project! We will also be the only place to get translated Dale Garn patterns!

Thoughts on the yarn…

Anja’s hat-  I held the yarn double. 

Used 100% of what was sent me. 

Stitch definition is excellent. Not a lot of spring but I expected that. Really good for a sturdy shaped project. 



Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Work clothes

wardrobe for $40


Mindful moment:

Remember to do for yourself

Recipes:

Job hunting successful

HR position at a local manufacturing plant. 

Not used to working 40 hours

Crack chicken

Home made ricotta cheese


On the menu:


Stitches Midwest

Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget:  

This essay appeared under the title “The Paradox of Our Age” in Words Aptly Spoken, Dr. Moorehead’s 1995 collection of prayers, homilies, and monologues used in his sermons and radio broadcasts.



12 July, 2017

Episode 262: Better Late than Never


I recorded this episode two weeks ago. I apologize that it has taken me time to get it uploaded. Please enjoy. 

As always, show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!


Episode 262:

Weigh in:

Finished: 

Socks-Opal Ron colorway


On my needles and hooks:

Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

back one size smaller than fronts

short row sleeve caps

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick

Exploration Station- Stephen West, MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light

Graduation Socks- Felici in Wizard - true after thought heel


Exercise

Grellow - chain plied. 120 yards of bulky

On bobbins: 

18.5 Fiber from CJ Kopec creations. Merino, silk, camel, and alpaca. 

Colors from uniquely yours 

Tour de Fleece: July 1st- check out Team Sasquatch on Ravelry


At the table: 

From the Yarn Hoarder podcast:

100 acts of sewing:  dress 3 and skirt 1. 

Still need to get fabric. 

Need to make some clothes to wear to work. 


Appetizer:

Firmoo glasses- stiff, a bit small but they fit. Need to get the arms bent a bit. 

Came with a cute clamshell case and an eyeglass screwdriver keychain. 


Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Hippo butts (and heads) stitch markers from Ann Tudor

Leather punch gun

Graduation and birthday prezzies: 

Hand made journal

Hair wrap and bands

Mug decals

Gift card

Double stack pressure cooker tins

Pearl earrings


Mindful moment:

Hygge- thought process


Recipes:

Little Bear turned 6

Bear and family got the house!! They move in this weekend. 

Michigan Adventure- rode all the roller coasters!! 

End of internship

Graduation

Job hunting

Killed another steam cleaner :( priced linoleum for floors redo. 

Birthday



Health check in:

Esophageal ablation

NSV: Repairing stairs

Sarge picked me up and set me inside the house.

Foods:

New recipes: skinnytaste.com 


On the menu:


Stitches Midwest

Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget

Kindle unlimited. - loving summer! 

Audio books/ reading books 

30 day trial with Amazon Prime. 

25 May, 2017

Episode 261: We will drive 500 miles and ...


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

Episode 261:

Weigh in:

On my needles and hooks:

Opal Ron colorway

New: Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

no hood, add pockets and length. 

back is done. Cast on one side of the front. Errata! 

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick

Boho gypsy bag- white cotton, need D rings. Ordered a leather punch gun.


Exercise

Spinning! The zen is real.

Blue fiber for the sweater

Ice melon Grellow

Uniquely yours! Colors


Appetizer:

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Tip of the Mitt Fiber event:

Tried a treadle wheel again. Now on my list to buy. 

Phone crashed - theothersarge fixed it but no photos. Sorry. 

Stone Hedge fiber mill Corriedale almost 5lbs

Woof from Washentanaw wool company

Laundry butter

Gift: love at first stitch


Mindful moment:

Failure is not the problem. Giving up is! 

Saw this on a road sign. Ah-ha moment. 

Is losing over 100 lbs but not reaching my goal really failing? 

Holding steady on weight. Looking into pound of cure and the Dr. V diet. Both are more veggie based until weight loss is done. Protein to maintain. 



Recipes:

Road trip-We will drive 500 miles! 

Weekend with amazing friends! Thank you SNotestine and Theothersarge for hosting

Kindle unlimited- resubscribed

Looking at flooring. Rolled laminate. Start a savings plan. 



Health check in:

Goals: 

Short term:

More water

Less popcorn

Graduate


Long term:

Walk a 5k in less time than last year

Laugh more

Find a job


NSV- sleeping on an air mattress. No slouch. 



On the menu:

Graduation from Baker College

Stitches Midwest

Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget


Bubba coffee mug