31 October, 2008

Episode 9: The Halloween Episode Where We Barely Mention Halloween

Happy Halloween all!!!

Link to the show

Weigh in:

Still going: Ms. Purple pants- One sleeve almost done, walking on Love socks
Still Going: Fruit Loops almost done, Sweater fronts done, Skull gloves

Fiber Exercise:

Yummy alpaca
Shetland is to be spun
Spin for a sweater: Anyone want to join us for Cobble Stone after the New Year? OOO Exciting, our first KAL possibly
Still carding Alpaca

Hopefully will try wheels this week

Ladybug knitter it’s your entire fault!!! (We forgive you)

Our exercise:


Lots of soups in the diet

Recipes: Where we chatter;

Knit-a-way weekend

Army of Women.org Study on breast cancer

Warm drinks: Hot buttered Rum

Costumes: Ravelry to the one Bams talked about: Lady Parts

Chapstick holder

Simply Knitting

Ornaments: Minutia 08 Minutia07


Winners!! We have Winners!

Boy! Were they hard to choose!

Booby prizes:

StarsongKY: Knit Simple Holiday

JennyGirl: Surprise Prize

Grand Prize Winner:
JellyBean !!!

Thank you Hornshaw woodworks for the Swift

On the menu:

Jared Flood in Grand Rapids at City Knitting
Kerst Market in Holland

Gadget Corner:

Elizabeth Zimmermann DVD’s

24 October, 2008

Episode 8: Holidays, Mushy Stuff, and project Schizophrenia

Weigh in:
Finished: 1 fruitloop sock done.


Working on: Sweater fronts , a pair of skull fingerless gloves. Fingerless glove, We call them pirates hat, We call them ampersand


Going to Start: Pink Ribbon socks:
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
How to check yourself properly

Secret of the Stole: will be worked on hopefully

Finished: A few washcloths Lacy round dishclothWashclothes, 1 love sockWalking on Love

Still going: Ms. Purple pants - on to the sleevesMs PurplePants back of Ms. PurplePants

Babette, Socks, Hemlock Ring Blanket

Started baby blankets for charity.Corners for baby

Fiber Exercise:


Susan Delgado: yummy Blue/yellow/green yummy hand spun. 350 yds.
Suggestions on what Bams should make please


She tore apart a silk dress and mixed it with Black Cori dale wool.

Is still in love with the Babe, wants to try one.

No exercise this week, but I gained weight.
Thank you Lisa for setting me up with Kim as a partner: Knitpicks starter dye kit, sock blank, Tea cozy book (sunflower and sheep cozy can be seen in the pictures), The Opinionated Knitter . Thank you Kim for everything!

Our exercise:
Did her running this week… Katie O - how’s it going? Anita did you start?

Wasn’t feeling good, so not any of this exercise either. Did check out the local aquatic center and will join it this next week

Recipes: Where we chatter;

Happy Anniversary Bams and the Chief

The sweetest story about their wedding

Sweetest day: Alfred Hitchcock
Holiday Kal/Cal- Yarnthing and Knaked knits: Sign ups are until October 31st

Holiday gifts

What are your holiday traditions? Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Winter solstice? Let us know.

Do you want to this swift? One more week

Hornshaw Woodworks

On the menu for this month:

Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI-Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, October 25 & 26, 2008 $3 admission

The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (better known as SAFF) Oct 24th- 26th in Fletcher, NC

Knit a way weekend: January 22-25 In Ludington, MI- 2 spaces left they are being raffled off. Contact KNITKNUT67 on Ravelry for info

Shout outs:
LadyDragonTear: you go girl!! Keep those socks a going.
Knitter83: You and yours are in our prayers


The Parent-Child Assistance Program: (P-CAP)

Anything from Booties to Blankies and everything in between is a welcome gift to these new babies. If you would like to make baby items, please contact us and we will let you know how to get them to us to donate.

Gadget Corner:
Lucet - Thank you Tim (teejtc) for our gadget this week

You can find us on Ravelry as BammerKT and CoggieTM or email us at thehighfiberdiet@gmail.com

14 October, 2008

Listen to the Yarn Talk

Fall is here along the Lake shore and the colors are beautiful!

Listen to us here

Weigh in:

Finished: : Holiday Joy

Still going: Ms. Purple pants, Babette,Socks, Hemlock Ring Blanket

Pictures are found on her blog
Finished Baudelaire socks, YUM! Yay Cookie A
Frogged: Swedish Thora, Mystery Stole IV is headed for the pond too
Started: Basic Black Sweater

Fruit loops socks: In another hand spun yummy yarn

Learned to knit backwards

Starting to think about Halloween costume for the boy. Last year's:

Fiber Exercise:

spinning has happened and will continue to spin 2/3’s more
The alpaca Farm: 38 lbs of Suri Alpaca Fleeces were bought and brought home

Doing research in the Spin off magazine.

Our exercise:

Couch to 5k: getting back into the running

Diet/walking looking for Winter stuff to do

Where we chatter;
Bams met Franklin Habit: Thread bear Field trip in January

Taste of home cooking school: Yummy food!
Bread crumbs are McCormick Crusting blends with Panko bread crumbs

LNYP with Cookie A- did I insult her? If I did I AM SORRY!! I love your patterns, I just knit Vanilla Socks!
Coggie w/ Cookie A
Oh and she has designed scarves and other items beyond socks. Check her out on Ravelry
Not a lot of people showed up Small group at the LNYP
Cheesy Contest at the LNYP.Coggie making her cheese sockMIL making her cheese sockBethany making her Cheese sock
YAY BethanyG!!BethanyG with Cookie A, With winning Cheese Sock

Good Apple Cider: J.K. Scrumpy’s farmhouse organic hard cider

Do you want to this swift?
Hornshaw Woodworks

On the menu for this month:
Thread Bear is having that curves class: I will not be able to attend, Saturday classes start that week

Bams sold out at Carpedyeem.etsy.com new yarns are up now

Shout outs:
Cammera: (Kathleen in Japan) Thank you for the different yarns for me to try and for the crochet lace book
Camelspin by Handmaiden Fine Yarn
Hand made Paper yarn by
Stainless Steel & Merino from Habu

WendyMcD: Thank you for asking the question about Rav-addiction.

Please Vote on November 4th if you are in the USA

Gadget Corner:
Bams mom makes awesome Scrubbies
She has made a Pilgrim Hat for Thanksgiving.
We will be getting a pattern made up for it.

01 October, 2008

Dye It! or Diet?

Between Cats and allergies, yes we knit.

Weigh in:

Finished: Acorn bag
Still going:
Ms. Purple pants
Ms. Purple Jeans
babette and Love Socks
Love Socks

Hemlock Ring Blanket (thanks to Sydney and DNA Price) almost to “fan and forever”HRB and Holiday Joy

Finished: Spicy squash socks, YUM!

Still going: SOTS and MOTS

Ripped: Swedish Thora, but to be cast on when new needles arrive

Here is the Russian Join we talked about:

Started: Charity Scarf, Baudelaire socks by Cookie A

Our exercise:

Couch to 5k: going GREAT!!

Diet/walking, feeling better

Fiber Exercise:

Bams: Six Million Miles of Lace weight? Yummy BFL ½ way spun up.

Recipes: Where we chatter

Going to the Taste of home cooking school on Thursday.

Thank you to the response to the teal toes, let’s keep it going. I set up a link on Ravelry for this.

SheepShed Studios

Do you want to a swift from Hornshaw Wood Works?

If so, take a photo of how you wind your yarn from hank to center pull or ball.


We will be choosing a winner about Halloween time.
You can either post the photo in the Ravelry group
email it to us at thehighfiberdiet.gmail.com
On the menu:
Yarncon OCT 4th – Chicago Land Area
Bams is off to it
People who will be there and have booths that we know of, Meghan from stitch it, Sharon from Sheknits

LNYP- OCT 10th City Knitting, Grand Rapids, MI
Cookie A will be there

Suri Alpaca Farm- Bams gets to go on Wednesday (Coggie is Jealous) report next week

Shout outs:

LlamaLady: Thank you for the link for Cormo wool

Gadget Corner:

Silvalume Handi Tool: Thank you 1to1 for the gifts, you are awesome!