27 April, 2017

Episode 259: Jiggly but firm


Thank you to Mountain Meadow Wool and Stitch Craft Marketing for the yarn for the review this week. 

As always, show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group.

Thank you for listening!


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Episode 259:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Simple socks- Kroy brown marl 

Felted slippers now felted

Simple socks from 2012- Spinningfates in space cadet


On my needles and hooks:

Simple socks in Arne & Carlos Regia

Caron cakes knit triangle shawl in Rainbow Sprinkles


Mountain Ridge Cardi in Shepherds wool spring chick and ultra wool grey- frogged

Void in Mango moon Twist- frogged



Appetizer:

Mountain Meadow wool

Alpine: 

Available in many rich colors

100% Mountain Merino

260 yards in 3.5oz; 237m in 100g.

DK Weight

Information about Mountain Meadow Wool

Mountain Meadow is a spinning mill set below the Big Horn Mountains on the Western Plains of Wyoming. It is a family operated mill, owned by Karen Hostetler, and dedicated to supporting local ranchers and raising awareness about ranching culture in the American West. Mountain Meadow is committed to revitalizing the American wool industry through eco-friendly operations and fair prices for ranchers. 

New for 2017!

Mountain Meadow Wool has launched the Legacy Yarn Club, offering subscriptions in 3-month installments for purchase throughout the year. This is a great way to learn about American fiber culture and experience new fibers through the club's themed shipments. Read more about the Legacy Yarn Club at 

http://www.mountainmeadowwool.com/legacy-yarn-club/ 

I received 2 skeins in Rose 


Made the Silver Leaf pattern by Lisa Hannes. 

The yarn is crisp and firm. Nice to work with and it gives tons of stitch definition. Caution, it did bleed when soaking. I used unicorn fibres wool conditioner. Water was pink after the wash, clear on the rinse. Two tub method with no temp change. Spun out in washing machine. Hung to block and dry


Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Cap n gown purchased

brain cell

Sticks & Strings in Lansing 

Online super sock- worsted- reds to black variegated 

ChiaoGoo needles. Dpn and one set interchangeable  

Sewing machine for Boo



Mindful moment:

Trust your gut


Recipes:

Follow up on curly girl- 

Bored with food..Trying out new recipes and going back to basics. 

Wrapper pizzas

Enchilada insides

Tried quinoa mixed results


Egg custard: 

http://www.bariatriceating.com/2015/04/egg-custard-perfect-bariatric-food/



Health check in: 

Abdominal pain 

CT scan

mrcp scan (MRI of abdominal cavity) 

Lots of blood work. 

On the menu:

Tip of the Mitt Fiber fair

Michigan Fiber Festival

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Kal/cal. Keep it Simple

Massage spots available

Gadget

Fooducate app 

31 March, 2017

Episode 258: Falling or Flying?


Episode 258: 

Weigh in: 

Finished: 

Harvest Sweater- neckline too big. Crochet chain to fix.  

#9 crochet jacket 

Chelsea Necklace Kit: Javori Designs - hard floss wire for beading  

http://javoridesigns.com  

code: HIGHFIBER 

15% off entire online purchase 

Expires 4/30/17 

On my needles and hooks: 

Mountain ridge cardi- StoneHedge fiber mill- Shepherds wool Spring Chick  

Simple socks- Kroy brown rose marl  

Appetizer: 

Mango Moon Twist 

Available in 10 heathered colors. 

85% Linen, 15% Cotton 

175 yards in 1.7oz; 160m in 50g. 

Sport Weight 

Recommended Needle Size: US 5/3.75mm. 

Information about Mango Moon: 

"At Mango Moon, we think knitting should be fun, and that we should try to leave the world a little better than we found it. We work with the Nepali Women’s Empowerment Group and a spinners’ co-op in Indonesia to bring you yarns that are colorful and fun, and that help improve the lives of the artisans who spin it. We also carry many high quality mill-spun yarns." 

Void- summer shell size 7 needles 

Potluck

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group.  

Grocery shopping: 

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you!  

www.loveandleche.com Coupon code: highfiber "Buy one lotion bar in a tin (min $14) get a free mini balm sample ($4 value). Exp 5/1/17" 

Bowl cozys - thank you! 

Circular knitting machine from Michael's - not a keeper 

Clover pom pom makers 

Caron cakes 

Paparazzi Jewelry 

Harvest cardigan - thank you!  

A pound of cure 

Vogue knitting- late winter- Cowichan knitting  

Mindful moment: 

Walk it off 

Recipes: 

Follow up with Cascade yarns 30 squares.  

Talk to me of curly girl 

College check in: finals, Internship paperwork, Graduation paperwork 

Knit/spin day 

Craft fair 

Health check in:  

18 month check in- more protein/ water, less carbs, vitamins are good.  

My fitness pal- food journal- exercise journal 

Fitbit issues 

Battle ropes suggested- not possible at home 

Joining aquatic center- aerobics easy on knees and swimming laps. 

On the menu: 

YarnCon- not going- Fred has a possible head gasket blown. Adulting sucks! 

Tip of the Mitt Fiber fair 

Michigan Fiber Festival 

Stitches Midwest- maybe 

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017 

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only.  

Kal/cal. Keep it Simple 

 

New retreat possibly- Kitm weigh-in 

Bariatric friendly 

Crafter or not 

Putting feelers out.   

Gadget:  

Electric pressure cooker- steamed eggs!  

6x3 method 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

06 March, 2017

Episode 257: June + Leche


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group.

Thanks to June Cashmere and Love+Leche for the items to review. 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

Episode 257:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Nothing

On my needles and hooks:

memories granny square

Harvest sweater- more modifications

Caesious- from Curls

College knitting: 

2AAT kroy socks in brown rose

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

Cream crisp pattern 

2lbs of Merino spinning bulky

Appetizer:

June Cashmere

June Cashmere's rich organically dyed colors and and fairly sourced cashmere fiber are the best way to recharge after the holidays.


June Cashmere Lace Weight is a 3 ply yarn, perfect for lace stitches that pop! 

Each 50 gram skein is 308 yards.


ONE lucky winner will win 3 skeins of June Cashmere Lace and they can choose any combination of colors.

This will start 2/24 and run until 4/12 - link is below!


https://promosimple.com/ps/b23b



Strata Crochet Cowl by Shibaguyz Designz

Regina Marie pattern- Sarah Burch 

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 

Star Knits crochet hook

Bags by awesome grannie

Meal prep containers


Mindful moment:

How to take a moment to be mindful. www.mindful.org 

Recipes:

College as normal

Internship set up

Weekend with the grands


On the menu:

Knit/spin Day -March 11 10am-?

YarnCon

Michigan Fiber Festival

Stitches Midwest 

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Charity drive - feminine products 

Crafting: lovies for children in car accidents. To be given to the fire department here in GH. 

Gadget: 

Love+Leche lotion bar

Lavender

Lavender-Mint

Lavender-Rosemary

Citrus-Rose

Lemongrass

Unscented


I received Lemongrass bar and a sample of lavender-mint

www.loveandleche.com 

Coupon code: highfiber

 "Buy one lotion bar in a tin (min $14) get a free mini balm sample ($4 value). Exp 5/1/17"

24 February, 2017

Episode 256: No Filter


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

Episode 256:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Bulky and quick hooded owl blanket - Caron one pound in mixed grey and Easter basket 

On my needles and hooks:

memories granny square

Harvest sweater- more modifications

College knitting: 

New

2AAT kroy socks in brown rose

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

Cream crisp pattern 

2lbs of Merino spinning bulky

Appetizer:

Manos Milo

Milo is a gorgeous single ply yarn, in a 65% merino and 35% linen blend.

The linen unique nature gives Milo a rustic yet elegant look, with its raw fibers and sophisticated metallic shine.

We love the drape of the finished fabric and find it perfect for season spanning projects such as kerchiefs, shawls and lightweight tops.

Thank you to Fairmount Fibers, North American Distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns for providing product for review.

A little about Manos: 

Manos yarns are produced by skilled artisans in cooperatives located throughout Uruguay.

Each skein of yarn purchased helps a woman in Uruguay to support her family.

Bonus points for GREAT photography!

Each skein is signed by the artisan so that you know who made your yarn and which village it came from. 

Manos yarn and fiber is certified Fair Trade.

Savanah colorway

Curls book- 

Caesious- simple 4 row repeat

Yarn it! - to keep yarn safe

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 

Yarn excursion to South Haven. Sad that Needle in a Haystack is closing. 

Mindful moment:

Keep your hands busy

Recipes:

College

Spring cleaning

Walking outside

Bowling with the grands

On the menu:

Knit/spin Day -March 11 10am-?

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Charity drive - feminine products 

Gadget: 

Tablet holder for exercise bike. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AUIPJWU?psc=1 

08 February, 2017

Episode 255: Ba Da Bing


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

Episode 255:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Felted clogs pair 1 not sure I will get to pair 2- Patons classic wool. Mercury /navy

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Body length. Now that I tried it on, I want more length. I found 2 more balls in my craft room. After I finish the sleeves, I will rip back the bind off to where I inserted the pockets.  Need to make the sweater longer and I also want bigger pockets. 

memories granny square

Bulky and quick hooded owl blanket - Caron one pound in mixed grey and Easter basket. 

College knitting: 

I forgot my knitting at home. 

I think I wrote up my next shawl design

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

None

Appetizer:

Left coast coffee roasters- Plays with pointy sticks

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 


Work bench from Harbor freight for my CSM

Regia- 4 ply- color 07709- workboots

Arne & Carlos- color 03766

Allegro- wool free sock in Sea Rhythm

Berroco Ultra Wool -Heather grey 

June Cashmere- 100% Kyrgyz Cashmere - for review 






Mindful moment:

App: Calm. Take 10 minutes for yourself. 

Recipes:

Excursion out

Meet Bessie

HIIT

Chicken parmesan meatballs

 INGREDIENTS

1 lb. Ground Chicken

1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce – Divided

1/4 Cup Parmesan – Grated

3 Tbs. Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – Chopped

1 Tbs. Garlic – Minced

1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning

1/2 tsp. Onion Powder

1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt

1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese

(2 Tbs. Peace and Love)

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, 2 Tbs. pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic salt, and black pepper.

 

Form into 12 equal meatballs.  Bake for 25 minutes, on middle rack in an 8 x 11 baking dish.

 

Remove from oven, spoon pizza sauce over top of each meatball and top with mozzarella cheese.

 

Broil on top rack until cheese is melted and golden brown – About 2-3 minutes.

 

Prep Time – 15 minutes

Cook Time – 25 minutes

 

Makes 4 Servings: 

1 Serving:  3 Meatballs

Calories: 276

Carbs:   3 net grams

Fat:  14.5 g

Protein:  32.5 g



On the menu:

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

UR Power diffuser

Healing Solutions- Best Blends Essential Oils

05 February, 2017

Episode 254: Not 253 again


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com or on the Ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening. 


Check out this episode!

Episode 254:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Two YarnHoarder hats: one colored, one textured

Kitty hat- cascade 220 in hot pink. 

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Arm issues- had to rip back

Felted clogs- 2 pairs- Bev's pattern. Patrons classic wool in mercury and navy

memories granny square

College knitting: 

Socks for Sister-  sport weight That I dyed. Size 2 needles

NYCO - Ebony- vintage in cast iron

Not touched: 

Memories of KitM Crochet throw- 12 colorways

Close to you shawl- Justyna Lorkowska - Pink Amingo Rainbows

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

3 feet of sheep

Noro Rainbow rolls

Appetizer:

Celebrate 30 years of Cascade yarns! 

The first square is live!  This is the first square of the 30 square Knitterati Blanket.  The  blanket commemorates Cascade Yarns’ 30th anniversary.  The 30 squares will be released throughout 2017 as part of the mystery knit along.

Cascade Yarns will be making a donation to Haiti Babi https://haitibabi.org/ equal to the amount that it receives from Ravelry for the sale of this pattern.  Haiti Babi, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to training and employing struggling mothers in Haiti.  Rather than merely providing a meal or housing, Haiti Babi provides training and jobs to moms in Haiti so they can earn a sustainable living wage, provide for their children, and keep their families together.  We encourage you to visit Haiti Babi’s website and to learn more about their cause.  In Haiti, one in ten kids lives in an orphanage, and 80% of kids in orphanages have a parent, or parents, who simply cannot afford to care for them.

Get the next installment of this project for FREE.  Sign up early for Cascade Yarns’ newsletter at www.cascadeyarns.com.  (individual download codes will be published in the newsletter throughout 2017.)

Susan B. Anderson

Amy Bahrt

Josh Bennet

Galina Carroll

Cathy Carron 

Courtney Cedarholm

Rosemary Drysdale

Shannon Dunbabin

Edie Eckman

NIcky Epstein

Faina Goverstein

Tanis Gray

Amy Herzog

Kyle Kunnecke

Melissa Leapman

Patty Lyons

Linda Medina

Lynette Meek

Lorna Miser

Deb Newton

Brooke Nico

Pat Olski

Mari Lynn Patrick

Xandy Peters

Irina Poludnenko

Sandi Prosser

Carol Sulcoski

Mari Tobita

Jacqueline Van Dillen

Ethel Weinberg

I finished square 1. 

Not a fan of square 2. Waiting to see if I will make it. 


Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 


Easy canvas prints 


Mindful moment:

Listen to hear not to reply

Too much replying without giving thought 

Step away from social media

Recipes:

pink

100s in 100 days-

College- 

HR Seminar- Capstone

HR Performance Management

In search of a drop leaf or island table

Taxes

On the menu:

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

19 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

Friends- yes, once again my greatest assets are those people I call friends. 

08 January, 2017

Episode 253: AWhole New Year


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

and on the Ravelry Group. 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

Episode 252:

Weigh in:

Year wrap up: 

 37 projects completed

7 hats

6 cowls

6 pairs of socks

2 sweaters

Misc others

Start of the year count:

11 projects on needles

10 hibernating 

Might have more not listed on Ravelry 

4 quilts

Lost over 100lbs

Finished:

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Socks for Sister-  sport weight That I dyed. Size 2 needles

Close to you shawl- Justyna Lorkowska - Pink Amingo Rainbows

Felted clogs- 2 pairs- Bev's pattern. Patrons classic wool in mercury and navy

Memories of KitM Crochet throw- 12 colorways

memories granny square

NYCO - Ebony- vintage in cast iron

Chilkat cowl in Louet Gems 


Sewing: 

Goal is 4 quilts and some soup bowl cozys

I need coasters too.

I need to take the machine in and clean it. 

Spinning: 

I took 2016 off from spinning. 

This year my goal is to spin. 

Appetizer:

Yarn review- 

Kartopu premium line Merino Yün

Stitch Craft Marketing

Yarnhoarder hat one finished, one going. 

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 

Mindful moment:

Observation

Recipes:

Car update- meet Fred

Snow shoveling

100s in 100 days-

Wonder Why Farms goat soap in Sore Muscles. 

College- started early

Soup season:

Cabbage roll soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup chopped onioon

1/2 cup chopped shallots

2 pounds ground beef

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

16 ounces marinara sauce

1/2 head cauliflower or 2 cups riced cauliflower

5 cups beef broth, low sodium

1 large cabbage or 8 cups sliced


Instructions

Heat olive oil and garlic on medium high heat.

Add onions and shallots and cook until softened.

Add ground beef and cook until browned and no longer pink.

Add seasonings to beef and marinara sauce.

Add the riced cauliflower to the beef mixture and stir until coated.

Pour the beef into the crock pot.

Pour beef broth into crock pot and add cabbage.

Stir to combine everything.

Cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours. If you don't have a crock pot, simply cook ground beef in a dutch oven or heavy soup pot, follow recipe and simmer on low, covered for about an hour until cabbage is tender.

Notes

Net Carbs: 9.8g

You could reduce the carbs more if you have just a cup as a serving instead of suggested serving.

If you choose to use rice instead of cauliflower then I would suggest 1 cup of cooked rice and eliminate the cauliflower.



Enchilada soup 

It's cold and rainy so what do I do? Put up a crockpot full of yum - 20 oz chicken breast, 28 oz of red enchilada sauce, one sliced onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 can black beans (drained) and 1 cup of frozen roasted corn. Set the crock pot on high and come back later. will make 6 servings at 219/28.7 and I'll serve over "cauli rice" which will take it to 244/30.7....mmmm comfort food




On the menu:

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

20 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

Planner

01 January, 2017

Episode 252: Mindfuckery


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening and Happy 2017!!


Check out this episode!

Episode 252:

Weigh in:

Finished:

white hat pink pom- woolease thick n quick

2 drop stitch cowls in Bear Creek


On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Socks for Sisters- 2 pairs. 

One in sport weight That I dyed. Size 2 needles

  One in Lion brand stripes. Size 0 needles- too tight. Ripped. Waiting for 1.5's

Socks- Christmas Eve cast on- no!

Close to you shawl- Justyna Lorkowska - Pink Amingo Rainbows

Felted clogs- 2 pairs- Bev's pattern. Patrons classic wool in mercury and navy

Memories of KitM Crochet throw- 12 colorways

Sewing: 

2 t-quilts planned need to buy interfacing

Rag quilt planned. Need to get flannel and batting. 

Spinning: 

Appetizer:

Yarn review- Louet Gems from Louet Yarns of North America

Stitch Craft Marketing

Chilkat cowl

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 

Grocery shopping:

Patons Kroy

Recipes:

Car update

Jolabokaflod- Talking as fast as I can by Lauren Graham

Christmas

The new year: 

Word or theme for 2017

Mindful or present

Start as you wish to go on

NYCO- Do you want to knit a Sweater? 

Ebony- vintage in cast iron

Needle issues- not a fan of the short Hiya Hiya interchangeables

On the menu:

Stitch marker give away- thank you K8erpillar 

College

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

20 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

Warm drinks! 

Celestial seasonings seasonal teas. 

Sugar cookie, Sugar plums, Candy cane, Gingerbread

Sugarfree chai at StarBucks- cinnamon chai tea bag, sf vanilla syrup, frothed milk of choice (I love coconut milk)

Tim Hortons flavored coffee- always sugar free!