20 November, 2008

Episode 12: Thanksgiving and Craft Room Dreams

The Podcast can be found at http://thehighfiberdiet.mypodcast.com/index.html

Weigh in:

Finished: Walking on Love
Walking on love socks
Frog pond: Shining Star
Request: Sleep Mask
Bought yarn for Cobblestone, Lion Brand Fishermen’s wool in Chocolate Brown

Finished: Hunting Socks,
Better than Booties for C-Pap

Going: Socks for mom in Cascade, Sleeves for the hand spun sweater

Ordered yarn for CPH

Fiber Exercise:

Had to fix drive band on Lola
Spun some of the Suri Alpaca
Wants to spin some Jacobs fleece

Link to Ashford for sale

Our exercise:

Lots of walking

Steam cleaned the carpets
Dancing: Salsa, Belly. Line… just dance


American Thanksgiving:
Roasted Chicken…Quick dinners during the week

Coggie’s Mom’s Cranberry Relish:
1 2lb pkg raw cranberries (the bagged berries)

1 pkg black cherry jello
1 orange Washed
1 cup sugar

2 cup boiling water
In blender blend cranberries with the orange , rind too so wash it first.In serving bowl pour boiling water over sugar and jello mix. Stir until dissolved, mix in cranberry puree. Let set in fridge.

Caramel Apple Salad
Butterscotch pudding mix
Cool whip
3-4 golden delicious apples (peeled cored and chopped)
Mix together and chill

Wires: Stainless steel welding rods
Yard stick or wooden/metal ruler
Board: 4 x 8 Sheet of Wall Wrap (pink foam)
Can be wrapped in Gingham
(thanks Amy)

On the menu:

Next Week:

Bams has an interview; The Chief will be guest host: They will go to the Sheep farm and talk about BFL Sheep


LNYP @ City Knitting: December 12th

KERSTMARKT : Bams was right, it hasn’t started yet

  • November 28: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • November 29: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • December 2: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • December 5: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • December 6: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • December 12: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • December 13: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shout outs:

Faery knitting : Spinningerin
Knit Together
Knitting 101 class at Wool & Company in Geneva, IL , YAY Bams Sister for joining the fun!!

Gadget Corner:

Thergonomic Hand -Aids Craft Glove
Hand-Aids Lycra Support Glove provides a simple way to relieve the painful stress and strain on hands that commonly afflicts expert sewers and quilters. The gloves' hand-hugging blend of nylon and stretch Spandex creates a firm pressure that will massage your hands and wrists as it supports. Heat generated by the body is contained within the tightly knit fabric. Heat helps stimulate circulation. What support hose does for the legs, Thergonomic gloves do for the hands and wrists.

13 November, 2008

Episode 11 - Bitch, Please!

You can listen here

Weigh in:

Hunting socks, hand spun Shetland 1 done 1 almost done


Turkish cast on

Magic 8 cast on


Finished: Hemlock Ring

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Sweaters: Ms. Purplepants, Wallaby, CPH, Sleeve in your pi, Whiter Shade of Pale, Hubbies Cardigan
Socks: Tiger, Swap, Vanilla, Walking on love, Jolly green Giant, Blue Hawaiian, and Thuja
Blankets: Green monster, Sage snuggle, Corners for Baby, Babette and announcing: Shining star -when done I will write out the pattern.

Fiber Exercise:

Groupie, pretty pink, purple, green and blue hand dyed fiber being spun for socks.groupiespun

More yummy soft Alpaca



The kids asked what I wanted for Christmas, I told them to go in together and get me a wheel… yeah like that is going to happen.

Our exercise:

Bams: Lots of raking and walking
Coggie: is a slacker

Coggie went to see Brooklyntweed: Jared Flood in Grand Rapids Pics November 08 022

Pictures: how to take good ones.

It was awesome seeing the real projects instead of just photos. He is hugely based on EZ’s waysPics November 08 Sewn bind off
He signed my IK Holiday 2007
Pics November 08

She-Knits Bags

Bams sister got bit by the bug!

Christmas Music…before Thanksgiving UGG! Let’s de-stress the season...tell us how you kick the stress out of your life.

Hunting season starts here the 15th - good luck to all who hunt

C-Snip- Thank you. Please support your local animal shelters and clinics

On the menu for this month:

LNYP: December 12th
Possible Field trip upcoming
Knit away in January

Gadget Corner:

Provo Craft - Crochet tool kit with ergonomic handles.

08 November, 2008

Episode 10: So Many Tangents, You'll Think You're Back in Geometry Class

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Weigh in:

Ms. Purple pants- One sleeve almost done, walking on Love socks
I have been working on a blanket for P-CAP

Pink Ribbon Socks: 1 done
Plain Socks:
Sleeves on the sweater

Fiber Exercise:

Bobbins for the Chiefs sweater.

Tried three different wheels

Our exercise:

Lots of walking

Lots of walking in the yummy weather, signed up for water aerobics

Recipes: Where we chatter

OK We Rant:

Hand Exercises: Coggie is a Do-Do, Please learn from her mistake
Sheep to Shawl: Hand care

Please see your doctor if you have injury, this is so you have exercises to help prevent injury.

P-Cap: Anything is welcome, please put a price on it , Contact us on Ravelry for where to send the items.

Bam’s has a butt kisser and lots of Alpaca: blond, strawberry and cinnamon. Mmmmm.

Hair, yes we rant about hair

Ornament exchange anxiety sets in.

Now we talk about Halloween-candy, pregnancy, friends, fun….

Interweave Holiday Edition

Yeah we can rant about everything

On the menu :

Knit away weekend: 2 spots back open January 22-25

Kerst Market in Holland

ThreadBear welcomes Franklin January 25th for Book signing.

January Knitting at The Bookman ?

Gadget Corner:

We are still loving Hornshaw Woodworks:

They now have Sockblockers YUMMO!

Only $19.95 for a set of two. Available in three different sizes, they hang for drying.
Etsy Shop
Coggie has a set and they are wonderful!

Ravelry ID's CoggieTM and BammerKT
Email : thehighfiberdiet@gmail.com