20 February, 2013

Episode 179: Shorter than Normal

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Episode 179: Shorter than Normal

Weigh in:

Finished: Calligraphy- North Hampton sport

Frogged: Cowl

Hibernated: Mitts

Still Going: Crosswords at the coffee shop- Cuppa by Turtlepurl

Started: Winging it Portion control:

Webs: Eco +- Dark Green, Cascade 220 Heathers- Olive

Highland Handmades: GH Winter & Summer

Miss Babs: Ponytail

Miss Ivy’s Originals- Grosgrain ribbon

Digits Designs- Leather look buttons

ITW club- Take it to the bridge

Fiber Exercise:

Truffle from Yarn Hollow 2 ply

My dyed fiber & My fave from North Cabin Fiber crafts.

Cooking School:

Finishing school

A La Carte:

Crochet by Kathy

In the Kitchen:

Roasted potato soup

On baking sheet put:

2-3 baking potatoes- cubed

1 small onion- cubed

2 cloves of garlic (whole)

Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped parsley

Roast until tender at 350 degrees

Mash together in stock pot.

Add enough veggie stock to get soup. Bring to a simmer. Serve with parsley, cheese and bacon

Pot Luck:

Not So Itty Bitty Giraffe for Mason


First Fairisle Hat

Field Report:



Bobbins up Drawing- Snotestine!! (new podcast- KnitSip)

Deep cleaning the house, New curtains

On the Menu:

Shearing day

Knit- Topia



Gadget Corner:

Ply Magazine

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08 February, 2013

Episode 178: Sweaters, Books, and Bobbins oh my!

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Weigh in:

Calligraphy- Sleeve woe

Mataines Mitts

Crosswords at the coffee shop- top down

Sweater bug!!

Fiber Exercise:

Yarn Hollow- Truffle

CJ Kopec Creations- Magic- Thick thin single- 200 yds

Three Waters Farm- Sunlit- 3 ply- 120 yds. 2ply- 20 yds., N-ply- 18 yds.

Portion control:


Stone Button Studio

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

The spinners book of Yarn Design

The complete guide to spinning yarn

Taste Testing:



Black Welsh-25/3ply


Grey Swaledale-71/2ply

Cooking School:

Craftsy Short Rows class

A La Carte:


My Favorite Things

In the Kitchen:

Minestrone Soup A la Margo--Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 6 hr 30 min
Makes: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

1/4 cup Zesty Italian Dressing (I always add a little more than that)
1 cup chopped onions (about 1 medium)
1/2 cup chopped celery (about 1 stalk)
1/2 cup chopped carrots (about 1 medium)
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (19 oz.) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
2 cans (14 oz. each) vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 tsp. Italian seasoning (if you don’t have this – just throw in some seasoning salt)
1-1/2 cups small shell macaroni, uncooked 1/2 cup
Grated Parmesan Cheese

I add a can of tomato paste with the broth and a chopped zucchini when I add the pasta.

HEAT dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add Veggies; cook 2 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Spoon into slow cooker. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, water and Italian seasoning; stir. Cover with lid.

COOK on LOW for 6 hours (or on HIGH for 3 hours).
STIR in macaroni; cook 10 to 15 min. or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

Pot Luck:

Indiski Shawl (KAL w/ class)

Neutral Aidez

Stealing from Myself

Field Report:





Craft day

First Sweater for Mommybear

On the Menu:

Shearing Day at Shady Side Farm- Mar. 2

Gadget Corner:

Bobbins up

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