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!!!!!


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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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