30 November, 2009

Episode 50: One X Shy

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Weigh in:

Finished: Sock 1


Owl cup cozy

Owl cup cozy

One button wrap


Still going: Other sock, Steel Topper and Sgt. Scarf

Fiber Exercise:

Coopworth: 1 ½ bobbins-- Experimenting with modified long draw

My exercise:


Cooking School:

The Incredible, Custom fit Raglan Sweater


Pattern asks for: Chest, neck, raglan, sleeve, Wrist, Body length
Add: Neck to waist, Bust. Side to nipple, Nipple to nipple

Pot Luck:

Phonixfire’s Shalom
PrincessBliti’s Cashmere & Pearls Scarf
Teacozy’s Sylvi

In the Kitchen:

Easy lemon Bars

1 Angel food cake mix
1 can Lemon pie filling (20-22 oz)
1 cup coconut

Mix 3 ingredients together.
Grease the bottom of 13 x 9” pan. Pour mixture into pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.


3 oz cream cheese
¼ cup confectioners sugar

(Neither has to be exact so if you get a 4 oz Cr. Cheese bar it is okay)
Whip together until smooth and frost cooled bars.
Can use pineapple pie filling, blueberry pie filling, apple pie filling.
I don’t suggest black berry as it didn’t turn out tasting very good.
Cut and serve.


Our Lady of Perpetual Fiber
Black Friday
Joy of sox
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hornshaw Woodworks- Swifts on Sale

On the Menu:

Kerstmarkt in Holland
Lots of Craft fairs around the area

Gadget Corner:

Baaaaabs the Scissor Holder

Thank you to my husband for being my guest host this week.

21 November, 2009

Episode 49: Blah

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Weigh in:

Finished: One-button Wrap (cascade- Rustic)

Still going: Another pair of Socks, Steel Topper

Holiday knitting:
Need to finish Sgt Scarf and NYCO
Need to start: Bella Mittens for Boo, Hat for Bear

Fiber Exercise:

Polwarth: Silver grey 80 yds.

Skein of Polwarth

Red Merino from AnitaT, Single from pencil roving

Red Merino

Working my Butt off:

Still Wiggling each morning

Cooking School:

Taking care of your tools
Scissor sharpener

Pot Luck:

Rjhuggz: Bittersweet Pi Shawl
Mariesniece: Blue Cream Center Square
Margaretw: My Drops Jacket
Knitstersusan: Amelia

In the kitchen:

Thanksgiving snacks

Pickle roll ups

Ham or turkey cold cuts
Dill pickle spears
Cream cheese-cut up
Take a cold cut, place cream cheese and pickle inside.
Roll up.
Hold with toothpick

Stuffed Dates

1 pound pitted dates
1 pound bacon, cut in half (can be turkey bacon)
1 lb chestnuts - peeled
Toothpicks soaked over night in water
Insert one chestnut into each date and wrap with bacon.
Hold with wet toothpick.
Place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

15 pairs of mittens by when?
Sweater KAL- Begins in January
Plans for Thanksgiving
Bah-Hum-bug mood
Hornshaw Wood Works
Grafton Fibers have name changed to DyakCraft

Kitchen Gadgets:

13 November, 2009

Episode 48: Retreat Recap

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Weigh in:

Finished: Forest sweater (Wool of the Andes)

Take-a-long socks (Red Heart--Heart & sole)
Take-a-long Socks

Started: One button Wrap (Cascade—Rustic)

City Knitting Purchase

Doing the “Tailors button hole” -- pictures soon

Fiber Exercise:

Spun Polworth in silver grey

My exercise:

More dancing, lots of walking

Cooking School:

Short rows: How I do them

Pot Luck:

In the Kitchen:
Russian Tea Mix
1/2 cup instant tea powder
2 cups Tang
1 pkg lemonade Kool-Aid- unsweetened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
In a large bowl, mix together powdered drink mixes, sugar, and spices. Place in jars.
Instructions to include with gift:
Place 2 to 3 rounded teaspoonfuls in a cup
Add boiling water and serve.


Fiber in the Forest Retreat
Thank you to Shady Side Farm and Sunset Dreams Alpaca Farm for the Farm crawl
Thank you to all yarn stores on the Shop Hop
Note: Margo KP brought the Personality buttons and Instantmess brought the hand sanitizers.
Winning Michael Jackson

On the Menu:
Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat February 11-14 Registration
Stitches West Registration has started
Knit-a-way 2010 – April 29-May 2 Link to Ravelry Group

Kitchen Gadgets:
MeiFa Hair Styx box—Sticks are great, box is better!

05 November, 2009

Episode 47: Insane

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Weigh in:
Finished: Mustard Scarf
Cherry Mustard blocking
Still Going: Take-a-long socks, Steel Topper
Started: Forest Sweater
Body of sweater done

Fiber Exercise:

Still doing the dancing

Cooking School:
Spinning and plying

Pot Luck:
Vicers5: Chunky Monkey
JavaNut: Biologist's DNA Scarf
Betani: Multnomah

In the Kitchen:
Pepper Bellies

Getting ready for Fiber in the Forest
Cleaning house- Fly-Lady
Parents Anniversary
School and knitting

On the Menu:
Fiber in the Forest

Kitchen Gadgets:
Pasta Rack- To dry wool on