30 October, 2009

Episode 46: Down on the Farm

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Weigh in:

Take-a-long socks
Cherry Mustard scarf

Fiber Exercise:

Spinning Alpaca still

Our exercise:

Dancing again

Cooking School: On Recess

Pot Luck:

Aprilshowers: frog hat
AJDury: Boo boo kitty
JJ2Edwards: Butterfly Cabled Shawl
DNAPrice: Red Ishbel

In the Kitchen:

Enchilada Casserole

1 lb. lean ground meat (I use chicken)

1 medium onion, chopped

1 10oz can enchilada sauce

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. black pepper

8 corn tortilla, sliced up

½ c. shredded cheddar cheese

½ c. shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese

Brown meat, add onion and cook until translucent. Drain.Put in 2 Qt. casserole dish. Add sauce & seasonings and stir. Fold in ½ of tortilla slices. Fold in other ½ and ½ of the cheese. Smooth out. Put the rest of the cheese on top.

Bake at 325 about 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with Refried beans and Spanish rice.


Interview with Shadyside Farm

Photos can be found here


On the Menu:

Fiber in the Forest Retreat
Hands On 2010- Chicago

Kitchen Gadgets:

Wolfe Farms Herbal Body Soap

23 October, 2009

Episode 45: In Full Color

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Weigh in:

Still going: Take a long sock
Back in action: Sgt Scarf

Fiber Exercise:

Spun up another bobbin of alpaca
Shake the stash

My Exercise:

Closetomyheart Thank you! : Belly Dancing

Cooking School:

Knitting from a silk hankie (Boo is trying to make the video presentable)

Pot Luck:

Teacozy: Jack
Profusion: War and Peace


Color tour

PrettyFull ColorCorn in the fallColorful leaves


Miss Bouncy and BooHow CMU welcomed the Seniors
Lawn Darts at CMU Sarge@CMU

More Color

New Color

On the Menu:

Stitches East
Fiber in the Forest- 2 weeks

In the Kitchen:

Old Fashioned Caramel

Kitchen Gadgets:

DarriellesClayArt Yarn bowl

16 October, 2009

Episode 44: It must be Awesome

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Weigh in:

Fingerless mitts

Finished Fingerless Mitts



Still going:
Steel topper, take a long socks, Summer Frills, Sgt. scarf

My exercise:

Walking & Yoga

Cooking School:

Vacation this week.

In the Kitchen:

Witches brew—Grape juice and soda water
Ghost toast-- toast with butter and coconut

Pot Luck:

LadybugKnitter: Amelia
Knitstersusan: Curve of Pursuit Afghan
JetGirl1313: My First Sock


United States Afghan
Deployed Member

Apple Butter
Pie Filling- cooling
College/Family trip

On the Menu:

This weekend:
NY Sheep and wool Festival (Rhinebeck)
Yarn Con

Near future:
SAFF: Weekend of the 24th & 25th
Fiber in the Forest Nov 5th – 8th

Kitchen Gadgets:
The Knit Kit --Contest announcement

09 October, 2009

Episode 43: Boob Check

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Weigh in:


Started fingerless gloves
Fingerless Mitts

Still going: Steel topper, colonnade, take a long socks


V-nk #113 Sweater

Cabled scarfSocktober KAL Through the loops

DPN holder pencil holder knigivering it

Row counter (said stitch holder) bracelet

Fiber Exercise:

Coggie: No spinning time


Wheel, Square Neck Side Slit Pullover #174


Down 2#, pants almost falling off

Cooking School:

Soft block, steam block, hard block
Knitty.com link to blocking

In the Kitchen:

Pulled Meat Sammie
2-3 pounds of lean meat (pork roast, chicken or beef)
1 small jar unsweetened Applesauce
1 bottle of cheap traditional BBQ sauce
Coleslaw (optional)
Place meat in crock-pot. Pour applesauce over; pour ½ of BBQ sauce over.
Place lid and cook on high for 4 hours. At this time if your meat has fat on it, defat it.
Cook another 2 hours on low for chicken or high for other meats.
About ½ hour before serving, pull meat apart with forks, take out any more fat you see and the bones. Pour the other ½ of the BBQ and stir. Cook for the next ½ hour on low.
To serve, Place meat on rolls, add coleslaw if you wish.

Pot Luck:


Hey mom you won’t loose your mind!

Washers- Bye-bye Inspired socks

Sarge redeems himself

Shout outs to podcasts: All can be found on iTunes

Sticks & Strings
It’s a Purl Man

Here’s to ewe
Electric sheep
Crafternoon tea with grannyg
Strings & Things
Jacobs reward fiber farm
The sassy sheep

On the Menu:

Count down to the Fiber in the Forest retreat

Kitchen Gadgets:

Roosterick’s Etsy
Heartstone Ceramic Etsy

A special thank you to MargoKP for co-hosting with me this week.

03 October, 2009

Episode 42: YO Toilet Paper

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Weigh in:

Take a long Sock

Take a long sock

Steel Topper

Steel Topper


FLS-- Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter


Ripple Beret

MIL's Hat

Fiber Exercise:

Alpaca and polypay

Our exercise:

MIL - walking the dog

Cooking School:

Yarn over’s: Good resource

Pot Luck:

Tmkr: Malabrigo Blanket
Mountianpurl: Eliina Shawl
Teacozy: shawl of cables II

In the kitchen:

Beef Tips with noodles
1 lb Beef tips
1 small onion chopped
Garlic powder to taste
Brown gravy packet
1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
Small bit of milk to thin out soup
1-package egg noodles – cooked

Brown beef tips, add onion and garlic powder, cook until golden. Add cream of mushroom soup and milk. Stir picking up meat drippings from pan.
Pour over noodles
Serve with veggies of your choice and a crusty roll

On the Menu:

Yarn Con- October 17th
Fiber expo in Ann Arbor: Oct 24th
Fiber in the Forest- November 5th - 8th

Kitchen Gadgets: