Episode 58: Christmas Wrap Up

recorded Monday, 23 December 2013

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Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

Sweater Craft-a-long

FOs:

  • Kenny’s Tube Socks Pattern: improvised Yarn: Vesper Sock in Hellfire; Science Monkey Mercantile in Texecuted Needles: US 1, 2.25mm
  • Cowl Pattern: Improvised Yarn: See Jayne Knit in Mermaid Tail Needles:  US  11; US 15
  • Skylar’s Blanket for the Schuyler Blanket Project
  • Stalagmite by Cookie A Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby  in Prince Needle: US 1, 2.25 mm
  • Red Wing Rock Stratas Pattern: by Josh Ryks Yarn: Caron One Pound in black; Caron Simply Soft in Heather Gray; random red acrylic Needles: US 7, 4.5mm
  • Red Seamless Salomas pattern: by Megan Williams Yarn: random red acrylic Needles: US 6, 4.0mm
  • Firn Shards by Josh Ryks Yarn: Solar Flair Fibres Apollo in Seaglass; Science Monkey Mercantile Faraday in Chattaboogie Needles: US 8, 5.omm

WIPs:

  • Brown Rock Stratas Pattern: by Josh Ryks Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Warm Brown, Buff, and Coffee Needles: US 7, 4.5mm
  • Robert’s Dog Pattern: Sweet Pup Crochet Pattern by Terri Crews Yarn:  Caron One Pound in white, black, forest floor. Hook: US G, 6; 4.25mm
  • Prima Legwarmers by Sarah Wilson. Yarn: Sensations Bamboo and Ewe in Pink/red Pattern Needles: US 4, 3.5mm
  • Roberts’s Tube Socks Pattern: improvised Yarn: Sensations oles and More in greeen, blue, yellow Needles: US 1, 2.25mm

You mean I can cover my entire body in sock goodness?!?!? Pattern: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, The Heathen HousewifeNeedles: US 2; 2.75 mm

  • Up to 350 squares!

What I’m reading

  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  • A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  • Devoted by Hillary Duff with Elise Allen
  • Allegient by Veronica Roth

New Things

  • Ornament, scarf from Lisa

Merry Christmas!

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Episode 57: It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

recorded Monday, 16 December 2013

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Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

Sweater Craft-a-long

FOs:

  • Strider Sock by Claire Ellen Yarn:  Daizie Knits Shoot Base in Wicked Cool  Needle: US 1, 2.25 mm
  • Cecilia’s Tube Socks Pattern: improvised Yarn: 716knit 716 sock in “Poo Poo SOuthern California Poo Poo”; Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled Needles: US 1, 2.25mm
  • Bryan’s Scarf Pattern:  improvised Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in red; Caron One Pound in black Hook: US N, 9.0mm

WIPs:

You mean I can cover my entire body in sock goodness?!?!? Pattern: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, The Heathen HousewifeNeedles: US 2; 2.75 mm

  • 4 squares – 1 with Hayley yarn, 3 from my recent projects

What I’m reading

New Things

  • KnittingDen ornament swap package
  • Yarny prize from Wolfe Farms – Sophie’s Toes Sock Yarn in Vintage Kitchen

Favorite Holiday Cookies

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

2 c butter

2 c brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

4 c flour

2 tsp salt

5 c blended oatmeal – blend oatmeal in blender until you have 5 cups of oatmeal powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 80z hershy bar, grated – use the smallest size of the grater

16 oz chocolate chips

3 c nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. Mix first four ingredients in one bowl, the next six in a seperate bowl. Slowly add dry mix to wet, stirring thoroughly. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop in rounded spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Let sit 2 minutes on cookie sheets to cool, then move to wire racks to cool completely.

 

2. Spritz Cookies

Ingredients:

1 c sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp almond extract

1.5 c butter, softened

1 tsp baking powder

3.5 c flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees f. Mix went ingredients and sugar together. Sift in flour and baking powder. Drop spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet or use in a cookie press. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheets for two minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool.

 

3. Caramel Apple Cookies

Sorry, secret family recipe that I am not at liberty to share.

Episode 56: Scissor Skills

recorded Monday, 9 December 2013

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Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

Sweater Craft-a-long

Thank You

FOs:

  • Arm Warmers pattern: k2, p2 Yarn: Caron One Pound in black Needles: US 6, 4.0mm
  • Steve’s Ziprelaxagons Pattern: Ziprelaxagon by Kirsten Hall Yarn:  Nooch Fiber  Morningside Sock in Cloud 9. Needle: US 1, 2.25mm
  • 3 ply blue yarn

WIPs:

You mean I can cover my entire body in sock goodness?!?!? Pattern: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, The Heathen HousewifeNeedles: US 2; 2.75 mm

  • on hiatus

What I’m reading

New Things

  • KnittingDen ornament swap package
  • Yarny prize from Wolfe Farms – Sophie’s Toes Sock Yarn in Vintage Kitchen

3 Podcasts to check out

Episode 55: Hi-BRRRR-nation

recorded Monday, 2 December 2013

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Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

Sweater Craft-a-long

FOs:

  • Kenny’s Dragon. Inspired by Filth Wizardry’s Milk Jug Dragon Mask
  • Red Wings Spatterdash Pattern: Spatterdash Wristwarmers yarn: Vesper Sock in Hellfire Needles: US 1, 2.25mm
  • Christmas Wreath by Crafty Alien, Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Paddy Green, Red Hook: US F, 5; 3.75mm
  • Slipped Stitch Socks Pattern: K3, sl 1 Yarn: Yarn Bee Walk Away in Tango Needles: US 1, 2.25mm
  • Wrist Warmers pattern: k1tbl, p1 Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Coffee Needles: US 6, 4.0mm

WIPs:

You mean I can cover my entire body in sock goodness?!?!? Pattern: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, The Heathen HousewifeNeedles: US 2; 2.75 mm

  • on hiatus

What I’m reading

New Things

Showing off

The bunny I made for G when I was pregnant