25 September, 2009

Episode 41: I've Lost "IT"

You Can Listen here

Weigh in:

Finished: Inspired socks

Still going: Steel Topper, Colonnade

Started: Take along Socks

Fiber Exercise: No spinning this week

My exercise: Stress

In the Kitchen:
Comfort Food

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 egg
1 cup salsa
¼ cup ketchup
1 cup instant rice
2 tsp dried minced onions
1 Tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp. parsley flakes
Mix together, place in 2 qt round oven safe casserole with smaller bowl in the middle
Bake 375 for 40 minutes or until done.

Cooking School:
Edit: Pictures of buttonhole can be found here

Pot Luck:
Mommyknits: On a Fall Day Scarf
EannRN: Green Susie
DrMolly: Mystery Socks


Holiday gifting
Clean desk, unplugged phone
Choir schedule

Kitchen Gadgets:
Cosmetic bags

18 September, 2009

Episode 40: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

You can listen here

Weigh in:

Steel Topper
Steel Topper

Inspired socks



Origami Sweater

Fiber Exercise:

Coggie: CVM

WasUn: Polypay

Working our butts off:

Coggie:Still dropping some

WasUn: Describes her routine

Cooking School:

Edging onto a pre made sweater
Nicky Epstein Knitting Beyond the Edge

In the kitchen:

Fall produce

Braised Winter Squash
2 acorn squash
3 tbsp. Reduced sodium soy sauce
1 cup Vegetable stock or water
3 Tbs. honey
3 tbsp. Dry white wine
Cut and seed squash, chop into 2-3 inch pieces
Place in Crock-pot
In small bowl mix the rest of ingredients and pour over squash
Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 2.5- 4 hours

Pot Luck:

AnitaT Dark Mark Scarf
SiljaDevines Color comfort


Work Status
Colors are changing
Sweater weather
Yarn storage

I touch apps

On the Menu:

Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival September 25-27, 2009,
Yarn Con- October 17th
Fiber expo in Ann Arbor: Oct 24th
Fiber in the Forest- November 5th - 8th

Kitchen Gadgets:

Microwave rice bags

10 September, 2009

Episode 39: Stirring it up

Weigh in:
Finished: Mini Emma

Purse organizer

Still going: Summer Frills, Inspired socks

Started: Steel Topper- pattern men’s top down cardigan #264, Cascade 220

Fiber Exercise:

CVM mix- possible three ply
Boo’s room- unspun wool being knitted
You tube videos on spinning

My exercise:

More walking
Single Food diet

In the Kitchen:

Peanut Butter crèmes

Cooking School:

Gauge swatch in the round


First day of school
High Fiber Diet
Teal Toes

Pot Luck:

Mollysmum’s ingenue Sweater
Pinsandneedles’ Leggies-
JenAus0524 Koolhaas-

On the Menu:

Stitches Midwest: Sept 10-13 in Schaumburg, IL
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Fest: Sept 11th-12th
The Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival September 25-27
Sheep & wool Festival at Mt. Bruce in Romeo, MI- September 26-27
Yarn Con- October 17th
Wooly Warped Women and Material Men WI Spin in
Fiber in the Forest- November 5th - 8th

Kitchen Gadgets:

Crock Pot for Dying wool

04 September, 2009

Episode 38: Coggie Flies Solo

Weigh in:

Finished Shalom sweater
Crazy Toes & Heels socks
Finished but need to felt: Emma Bag100_6847

Still going: Inspired socks, Summer Frills

Fiber Exercise:

Spun up 4 oz of BFL, 282 yds100_6850

Alpaca 2 bobbins
Diz usage for getting drafting right. Ordered from 7 yaks design $3.00

My exercise:

Diet is going good, down a total of 23 pounds now.
New Goal : another 15 off by December

Pot Luck:

Teacosy --Shawl of cables Pattern #05 Shawl of Cables
Siljadevine--Hole in hole scarf by Silja Devine

In the kitchen: This week’s recipe

Ice Cream Watermelon -- This is the recipe I found online. Mostly like mine, but I use smaller amounts.


Fiber Fest
Wooden needle caseBlue:Columbia/Romney Roving, Brown:CVM, White: Mohair/Cormo/Merino top

New wheel dreams
Spin Control
Back to school

On the Menu:

Fiber Fair at The Old Farm Girl in White Cloud, MI- Labor Day weekend
Stitches Midwest: Sept 10-13 in Schaumburg, IL
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Fest: Sept 11th-12th
The Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival September 25-27, 2009, at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds in West Branch Michigan
Yarn Con- October 17th
Fiber in the forest- November 5th - 8th

Kitchen Gadgets:

Salad Spinner