27 December, 2014

Episode 214: Hooker by Day

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Episode 214: Hooker by Day

Weigh in:


Elven cloche- Skacel Devine

Offhand gloves- sheep Dreamery

Double kick boot cuffs- Woolease

Happypotamus- Caron one pound

Robot- Caron one pound

Spartan hat- Caron one pound and Wool of the Andes

Viking hat- Caron one pound

Currently working on:

Felted clogs- Malabrigo in Paris Nights

Grill sgt: expanding

Grocery Shopping:



Craftsy class: Knit to flatter


Fresh start for 2015,

Finish or frog? Need to find my needles!

Cleaning the craft room!

Side dish:

House heater issue/repair

Sold Roo


Agents of Shield, Heroes, youtube

Done with pt

BS numbers are good

On the Forum:

NYCO: Miranda


Pay it forward/RAK-

On the menu

New Years

St. Distaff day- January 6th

Knittin'in the Mitten 2015:

Gadget corner-


Misto $10

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27 November, 2014

Episode 213: Holiday List

Episode 213-holiday time of year!

Weigh in:

Nothing on the needles interested me...started fresh. all projects are on my ravelry page

Finished: 4 ornaments-

Snowball buddies and owl puff -knit pick swish

Burton bear cowl- Katia Irish tweed

PHD: Turn a tube sock 1- sock 2 started- Lorena's laces live long and prosper &!oink pigment

Counter clockwise from machine. W&T to get correct direction. Flk as an afterthought.

Rocky coast cardigan- yarn hollow Aran in browns

Neckline too wide- moved two repeats from back to shoulder area. Cast on same. Increase on front edge as well as at raglans. Lots of stitch markers to keep track of when to add pattern to stitches. Dropped to size 10 needles for a firmer fabric.

Offhand Gloves- Sheep Dreamery worsted love in bloom

Need to start: Boot toppers, hats

Rug loom- cutting fabric. Not too exact.

Warped with blue sheet. Red, white, & blue stripes

Grill Sargent:

why the military for a career?

Grocery Shopping:

Regia: from Simply Sock Yarn


Craftsy class: Drafting from Worsted to Woolen

Potluck: On the Forum Board

Pocket slippers

Bellatrix cloak



Holiday gift list:

For the crafter:

New wheel- The Woolery

New spindle- Viking Santa on Etsy

Drum carder-brotherdrumcarder on etsy

Blending board- fricke crystalcreekfibers on etsy

New Full set of needles! Chiao goo, hiya hiya, Knitter's pride, signature or dyak craft

Interchangeable niddy noddy. http://magpiewoodworksusa.com/catalog/i9.html

Travel Kate https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/199074604/lazy-kate-cherry?ref=shop_home_active_2

Hornshaw wood works swift

Blocking mats- foldable or interlocking

Knitter's pride knit blockers

Books: Knowledgeable knitter, knitting master class, finishing school

Indie shops: give a list you would like- yarns, gadgets, yarnie lifestyle stuff, bags, stitch markers!

For the non crafter:

Taurus curve- new cc firearm

Inova flash lights

Crank flashlight/Weather radio- arc frx3 hand turbine

tactile pen

Boot organizer

Key deicer


Sock stuffers:

Bar-maids lotion bars

Soak Heel

WolfeFarm soaps/cable needles

Wonderwhyalpaca- goat milk soaps

Tix Trinkets shawl clasps

Eco hand cream and lip balm


Side dish:


Lake effect- loveAfrica

New patterns to match by DenKnits

Lake Avenue- inyeni

On the Forum:

Card exchange sign ups

Hip 2 B Square

Random act of kindness/ pay it forward

Our life:


Garbage disposal repair

When a tree falls.


Moist and Delicious Zucchini bread

Author: Thasneen

Recipe type: Breakfast Cuisine: American

Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  55 mins

Serves: 9 inch Bread



Zucchini, grated with skin on- 1½ cups

Brown sugar- 1 cup

Extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil- cup

Vanilla extract- 1½ tsp

Eggs, large- 2

All purpose flour- 1½ cups

Baking powder- ½ tsp

Baking soda- ½ tsp

Ground cinnamon- 1 tsp

Ground dry ginger- ½ tsp (optional)

Salt- ¼ tsp


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Wash the zucchini's well and grate it on the larger holes of a grater, you could keep the skin. One medium sized zucchini yielded 1½ cups of grated zucchini.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and salt.

In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, vanilla extract and oil.

Add eggs one at a time and beat it using an electric hand mixer.

Add the flour mix to the beaten egg/sugar, beat it until well incorporated.

Add the grated zucchini and combine well to the batter using a spatula.

Grease a 9 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Pour the prepared batter into the pan, fill only ¾th of the pan.

Place the pan on the middle rack in the oven.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a fork inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean.

Remove the pan from the oven, transfer to a cooling rack and let cool down for a few minutes.

Using a sharp knife, slice it and serve with coffee or tea.


Pulled beef- from Debijazz.


Jar of banana pepper (mild)

Packet of brown gravy

I added:

Italian seasonings

1/2 white onion sliced

Mix juice from peppers with dry ingredients.

Put roast, peppers (added onions) in crock pour juice mixture over. Cook until fork tender. Pull apart meat and return to crock of sauce. Cook a bit longer. Serve with crusty bread and a good drink.


On the menu

Thanksgiving- Firefly marathon - Friday big dinner with family.

24 days of Advent

St. Nicholas day-December 6th


New Years

St. Distaff day- January 6th

Gadget corner-


Turtle Made 3D printed Turkish spindle

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10 November, 2014

Episode 212: Kittin' in the Mitten 2014 Recap

Thank you to everyone who Attended, sponsored or vended at the retreat this year. 

Thank you to all of the podcast listeners as well. 

There are no formal show notes this week. 

Please check out My Mountain on Facebook to help KBDyer and her lys win the contest for hip new designs. 

We had fun at the retreat and talk all about it. 

Thank you for listening!


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03 November, 2014

Episode 211: Two Sleeps!

Warning: This episodeis not for while you are at work, around children or driving. Yep, Sarge broke Coggie. You have been warned!

Thank you for listening!!

Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

Weigh in:

Finished: cozy cuffed mitts

Retreat knitting: socks


Retreat list

Side dish

  • Porcupine Balls
  • 1 lb ground beef-extra lean
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • Mix together and form into meatballs
  • Start cooking in a sauce pan
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1/2 can water
  • 2 tbs Worcester sauce
  • Mix the liquids together- pour over the top of browned meatballs.
  • Turn flame to low, put a lid on the pan.
  •  Cook 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
  • We served with steamed veggies.

Threads for :

Sock architecture

A head for trouble

Kung fu knits

Aila Grace Shawl

Will start Tuesday 11/4

On the menu

Knittin' in the Mitten -

Getting ready!

Shopping Wednesday morning.

People are able to arrive after 3pm

Thank you to all our sponsors!!!!!


Blue Moon Fiber Arts 
Boho Chic Fiber Co 
Briar Rose Fiber 
Brittany needles 
Brown Sheep Yarn Company 
Daizie Knits 
Dancing Goats 
Fondant Fibre 
Girl Cave Bags 
Gourmet Stash 
Hippie Penguin Fibers 
Hornshaw woodworks 
Indie String 
Into the Whirled 
Jenny Field’s fiber 
Jimmy Beans Wool Co 
Kim Dyes Yarn 
Kirby Wirby Yarns 
Knitter’s Nightmare 
Knitting at Knoon 
Knitty Fingers 
Little skein in the big wool 
Nancy’s Knit Knacks 
North Cabin Fiber Crafts 
Oink pigment 
Olga Leja 
Patti’s Tote Bags 
Plover Bird bags 
Raindrop Knits 
Sara Kay Cow and Upcycled Bags 
Schacht Spindle 
School House Press 
Serene Fiber Art 
Simply Sock Yarn 
Slipped Stitch Studio 
Sparticus dyes 
Spun Right Round 
Stitched by JessaLu 
Studio in the Green 
Sundara Yarn 
Tix Trinkets 
Twisted willow farm 
Unicorn Fibre wash 
Uniquely Yours! 
Universal yarns 
Winding wool creek 
Wonder why alpaca 
Yarn Barn 

Yarn Hollow


Just more PT

Recorder- to help my lungs

Gadget corner



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28 October, 2014

Episode 210: Books, Give-a-ways, and Ranty Pants

Thank you for listening!


Weigh in:


Flower buttons

Lake Effect wrap


Silvermist bath set

On the needles:

Harbor street shawl- on hold- edging giving me problems.

Therapist socks- Kroy brown ragg - type of needle affects gauge

Floramania socks- bleeding bad!

Dyeing- inspired by mother nature Thrift stores! Pots, crock-pots, salad spinner, condiment bottles

A bit of fiber:

ITW serenity. 266 yards Dk

Lladyllama fiber co- punis- zombie virus

Grocery Shopping

Outlander unclub- InnerYarnZen

Aila Grace Shawl


On the Ravelry group



Side dish

Gilmore girls marathon

startcooking.com iTunes or Internet.

We bought a car.


On the menu

Knittin' in the Mitten -

Show/try on night- projects or products


Project bag sewing on Friday

Sponsors! See Ravelry board for links


Scar tissue

Lack of balance

Pimped my cane

Gadget corner

Sock architecture

A head for trouble

Kung fu knits



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27 September, 2014

Episode 209: You've got Skills!

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Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com


Episode 209: You've got Skills!

Weigh in:

All about designing this week:

Smart mitts- free pattern.

Lake Effect wrap

Lake Ave cowl

Harbor street shawl

Short row garter


Em's Pineapples

Chair Socks

Rippling Infinity


Cast on to kick cancer to the curb!!

Sillyfru- blessing and healing juju

Any color- any cancer- donate or don't.

Think of someone you love while yarning along.

Side dish

Hunting season:

House hunting

Car hunting

Anniversary thread- Infinitetwist, Inkling the squid. Pattern giveaway

Autumnal equinox sweater a long-Pattern giveaway

On the menu

Knittin' in the Mitten

Tees & bags preorder- until October 3rd

Yarn & fiber preorder- until October 16th

Show/try on night- projects or products?

Mugs 6+ dozen painted and cured

Menu update-

Project bag sewing on Friday

Sponsors! See Ravelry board for links


Pt extended.

Knee crunch-

Gadget corner




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25 August, 2014

Episode 208: Seventh Season Begins

Episode 208

Weigh in:


Vodka lemonade

Fruit stripe gum socks-PhD

Mojo socks-finished

Smart mitts-finished

Mixing the grape and the grain-finished

A bit of fiber

Roo is home- Into the whirled

Espinner BFL

Grocery shopping

Outlander unclub

Great Lakes hand dyed

Stitched by Jessalu

LillaRose small & medium plain flexiclip

Michigan fiber festival

Briar Rose

Beaded bag

Bijou basin

Lost city knits



Inkling the squid


All potluck is from the groups project pages.


Six years!! Happy anniversary!!

Side dish

Killed another steam cleaner

Car in the shop

On the menu

Knittin' in the Mitten

Tees & bags preorder- coming soon

Yarn & fiber preorder- coming soon

Non retreat swap- sign ups until the end of August

Show/try on night- projects or products?



Pumped up PT

Small set back

Gadget corner/favorite things


Chicken pot pie

1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

1 cup cut-up cooked chicken

1can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup

1cup Original Bisquick mix

1/2 cup milk

1 egg



Heat oven to 400ºF.

Mix vegetables, chicken and soup in ungreased 2-quart casserole.

Stir remaining ingredients in small bowl with fork until blended. Pour into casserole.

Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.


Whiz cinnamon rolls

From The Girls and Boys Cookbook

2 c. Bisquick

2/3 c. milk

1/4 c. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon


Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups. Beat Bisquick and milk in bowl for 15 strokes. Roll dough around on floured board to prevent sticking. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll into 12"x7" rectangle. Spread with soft butter. Sprinkle with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Roll up tightly, width wise. Seal well. Cut in 1" slices. Set in muffin cups. Bake about 15 minutes. Yield: 12.

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07 August, 2014

Episode 207: Solo

Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

Thank you for listening!!


Episode 207: Solo

Weigh in:

Vodka lemonade

Fruit stripe gum socks

Mojo socks

Capucine x2

Mixing the grape and the grain

Grocery shopping

Knitters Chatelain



Went a Courtin' cowl


SilverSpun by LanaMundi Yarns

Smart mitts


Coffee and cream crochet

Cabled net shawl

Voyageur action figure

Side dish

Little bear learning the alphabet

Little miss Z had surgery

House back to normal

Cedar cove-tv show

Outlander/Written in my own hearts blood

Book of life

Spaghetti in a crock pot fail! 

beans and ham

On the menu

Michigan fiber festival


Walking  without the cane

Tackling stairs


Gadget corner

 Lilla Rose Flexi clips 

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

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11 July, 2014

Sarge is frisky- Not fully edited- Don't drink while listening- He broke Coggie!

Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

Thank you for listening!


Weigh in


On the needles:

Fruit stripe gum socks

Vodka lemonade- autumnal equinox sweater along

Tan house brook shawl- bostonjen



Tour de fleece not happening here


Grocery shopping:

Berroco vintage Dk:

Grey, 2 blues

Opal Dk

400 stitches from potter craft

Crochet with beads

CaithnessCraft- bag...and extras



 Northport blanket -Taproot magazine




Karbonz dpn's

Knitters pride comfort grip crochet hook



Side dish:

Hip2bsquare drawing

My birthday mani/pedi

iPad cover

Olive drab bag for carrying my iPad

Super hero/sidekick mugs

Tried the recipe from last episode


Independence Day




Written in my own hearts blood

Inner yarn zen on Etsy: outlander unclub!


Book of life


Knit1, heart too- Wendy's Star Trek bag

(Webs charity shawl drive)

Fiber trek

Knit worthy

Dark matter knits


On the menu:



Spots for full event






Final payment is due






Weigh in

Labs and numbers


Dessert/gadget corner


Eucalan delicate wash

Eucalan wipes



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24 June, 2014

Episode 205: A Case of the Grumpies

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Weigh in

Wee Bonnie mouse

Fruit stripe gum socks


Log cabin shawl

One design being test knit

Planning a menu

Michigan fiber festival

Knittin'in the Mitten

Keep up on the boards

Final payment due 7/1

Grocery shopping

Jewelry with a purpose- The Vintage Rose

Coggie's colors- masham- Highland Handmades




jewelry frame

Beauty from Ashes

Burpy Monster


Southwestern one pot dinner

Side dish

Infinitam winner announced

Sarge's birthday-Stephen Colbert shirt

Father's Day- grand children time

Ball winder

Coggie's birthday- coming up

Vera Bradley purse and wallet

If I were a rich girl: erlbacher-gearhart-knitting-machine-co

New roku


PT: Sarge is done

About Coggie's

Gadget corner

Design software

Intwined studio


Envisioknit design

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25 May, 2014

Episode 204: Legally Stoned

Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com 

(coming soon)

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29 April, 2014

Episode 203: Moral High Ground Taken

Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com
Thank you for listening!

Weigh in:
Bunny cube- Zealana Air Marle
Kitty bean
Sweet memories cowl -yarnsisters willow                                  
Rooibos vest- knitty
Opal happy socks- fish lips kiss heel
Sleeves in your Pi
Cross stitch

A bit of fiber:
Loop batt- Navajo plied 400 yards

Planning a menu:


Grocery shopping:
Thank you for Easter goodies from Finland
Cross stitch kits
Round hoop
Rug hooking kit

Side dish:
Girls weekend/spin day

A bit of walking
A lot of dancing
Diabetes class recap
Surgery moved to May 2nd

Gadget corner:

Knitters Pride Nova cubics interchangeable set

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06 April, 2014

Episode 202: Rambling

Show notes are located at http://www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

Thank you for listening!

Ep #202

Back to basics: Introductions for new listeners.

Weigh in: Hybernating:

Antler Cardigan, Miranda

New: Piper’s Journey

Socks, Hip2Bsquare

A bit of Fiber:

Vicuna- 80 yds 2ply

Loop bump- Rainy Days

Planning a menu:

Fibery Goodness day- April 12th

LASIK- April 18th


Boo’s Graduation- April 26th

Knee Surgery- April 28th

Grocery Shopping:

Desert Vista Dyeworks- Top Gun

Knitters Nightmare- Military Minis

Opal- Happy and Worsted

Addi Sock Rockets

New Ply and Spin off Magazines

Creations by Uli- Stitch-marker Bracelet

Snacks: (New to me patterns or designers)

Quiescent by Hunter Hammersen


Paintbox Log Cabin Afghan

Gold Ribbon Craft Hat   More Info:

 Bronwyn’s Fight and Gold Ribbon Craft

Entrée: (Tech talk)

Sleeves in my Pi- take 2

Side Dish: (a bit of talk about our lives)

Snow has melted- mostly

Spring cleaning




Diabetes Class


Knittin’ in the Mitten:

Contacted about payment due

We have kitchen and swap help!

Questionairre- Please fill this out.

Kitchen Gadget or Dessert: (Favorite thing of the week)-


 Little Golden Books


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