The Interlocking Loops's podcast (general)
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No show notes.  Contact me on ravelry with questions, comments

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Remember the Fall MAL/CAL will start Sept 1 and end about US Thanksgiving.  There will be prizes just to post anything you are making or doing crafty related to fall- including recipes  Spiced Pumpkin latte recipe anyone??

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Check my project page on Ravelry for current photos

Book Review


Other books mentioned

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

In Sheep's Clothing


The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book

Beer Batter Bread Recipe

Also mentioned Montadale Sheep Breed characteristics


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Sorry No show notes  contact me on Ravelry with any questions

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FO; Split back Snowflake Hat by Susan B Anderson

Feb 2017 socks


Wips: Blanket 1

Blanket 2


Find You Fade


New In queue: ZipKnit

Syncopated cowl


Message me if questions about the recipe  

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FO Socks for January


Waltyn Sweater

Split Back Snowfalke hat



New in Queue

Decemberist Shawl

Brookdale shawl


Crochet half granny square shawl

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FO: Slippers

Waterbottle sweater

'bout a nightcap wine bottle hat

Owl tea cup cozy

Wips; socks

More Littles projects

Tiny Little hats


Mini sock yarn sweaters

New in Queue: Find Your Fade

Zelm hat

Fireside pullover

Grinchy cowl

Chim Chim-in-ney Christmas Hat

Recipe:  Gingerbread Cheescake Dip

4 ounces softened cream cheese

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup powdered sugar

3 Tb molasses

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

2 cups whipped cream  Mix all ingredients except whipped cream.  Then fold in whipped cream.  Use graham crackers for dipping.  Originally from


5 ounces vanilla greek yogurt


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FO: Cowl inspired by joji Locatelli's Three Color Cashmere cowl

WIPs: Socks


Mentioned for slipper soles

Also mentioned

Atwater Hat

Lodgepole hat

Men's felted moc slippers

split back snowflake hat


New in Queue:

Granny Stripes

Faerie's Firelight

Boreal Forest hat and Cowl


Persian Dreams

Recipe 1 small box of sugar free jello (1 cup water boiling stir until dissolved and add 1 cup pineapple juice.  Then add 1 can crushed pineapple, 1 pound fresh ground cranberries and pecans( 1/3 to 1/2 cup). Stir well.  Store in the fridge until set.  Enjoy.

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Finished objects: Socks

Works in Progress:

Sweater: Azel Pullover

Cowl: Three Color Cashmere Cowl

My version of the three color cowl

New in Queue Brioche

Flying Seagull socks

Spinning Long draw 2 ply.  One ply cheviot from sheepspot, one from gray farm wool to make into hats.  Still need to finish the gray.

Drawings Midmonth winner announced

Drawing Closing the Around Your Neck and Shoulders KAL winner announced

Balnket patterns mentioned: Memory Blanket

Patchwork Triangles


Crescent Rolls- cut into 10 slices

top with a mixture of 4 ounces cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla.

On that add 1 -1/2 tablespoons canned cherry pie filling.  Bake 350 degree oven 18-20 minutes.  Drizzle powdered sugar milk glaze on top and serve.  Makes 10 danish.

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Ingo Designs etsy for sweater clasp and more


FO sweater Hiro



Sweater Azel Pullover


New: Lumineux

Savvy skeins yarn for roving


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Finished Object: Socks


Wip's: Sweater




Candle scent

New in the Queue


and here

Patterns I have purchased by Thea Colman here, here and here

Needle Review:  Knit Pro Zing review for DPNs


Recipe: Sliders

Apple Bread FROM SOUTHEAST Iowa Electric cooperative from Veda Faro

3 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 c. sugar

3 c. flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla

1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

 3 c. finely chopped apples

sugar cinnamon mixture  for topping

Beat eggs, oil and sugar together.  In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Then add dry ingredients into egg mixture and mix well.  Fold in vanilla, nuts and apples. Pour into two lightly greased loaf pans.  Sprinkle with sugar cinnamon mixture.  Bake 325 degrees.  Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes.

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Finished:  Socks

Wips:  Socks

Swatching for sweater

New in Queue  Sweater



Chile Knitz yarn


Recipe:  Pumpkin Pancakes

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FO: sweater




Shawl- little change


The Scholarship System

The Ultimate Scholarship book 2017

Blazing the Trail


August Bakealong

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Please contact me on Ravelry with any questions 

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Finished Object:   Sockhead Hat  Socks

Works in Progress:






Baby Botanicals e book

Gale's Art sock blanks

Simply Socks yarn Co.

Must Stash


Fat cat Knits fiber  

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Sock Patterns

Josey Baker bread book


Sourdough bread book


New in Queue: Banff hat by Tincanknits

Random act of color wrap by Amy Meeks and Debbie Reece


Audio Podcasts on Itunes not knitting:


Root Simple

A Prairie Home Companion

The Splendid Table

The Key 3

America's Test Kitchen

Gardenfork DIY food etc

Gardenfork Radio

Cooking with Bruce and Mark

Living HomeGrown

Books on the Nightstand

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Little on show notes.  I could not even find the recipe on the Kraft Food and FAmily magazine page!!??

Any questions contact me on Ravelry;)

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FO: Yowza Shawl

WIP's: socks


Hubby's socks  sorry no project page yet!

Other:   Hue Loco podcast on You Tube and tutorials on her blog tutorials and blog sewing related

The Nome Knitter DPN cozy tutorial

30 Day Squat challenge Dr Oz website

Recipe: Asparagus







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FO: Plume Panel Hat

Spring Fever Socks


Mother's Day Gift 2016

Rikke HAt

March 2016 socks

New in the queue:

Flurry in Fair Isle Hats


Recipe:  Molasses Cookies by Ckie Hughes

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1 tap cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

2 tsp baking soda

2 cups flour

Sift salt, cinnamon, cloves, soda and flour together.  Cream sugar and shortening together.  Add molasses to wet mixture.  Add egg to wet mixture.  Then add dry ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.  Shape into balls slightly bigger than a quarter.  Roll in granulated sugar.  Place on cookie sheet 11/2 inches apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes. Oven temp 375 degrees.


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FO: Field of Wildflowers hat

WIPS: socks

Hat Plume Panel

New Patterns of interest:  Ice Shanty

Milk Stout Cardigan


Simply Socks

Outlander MKAL

New Podcasts on You Tube

Stick + Twine

AndreSue Knits

Inside Number 23

The Grocery Girls

Legacy Knitz

Recipe Granola:  2 cups oatmeal

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup brown sugar

Add above ingredients together and in a separate bowl combine:

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup honey 

3 Tb plus 1 tsp oil

Oven 325 degrees

Line baking pan.

Mix all ingredients plus dried fruit, nuts or white/choc chips.  Spread on pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes.  Stir every 5-7 minutes.  Once cool store in airtight container.

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Sorry Show notes are absent.  Feel free to message me on Ravelry with questions.

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Recipe Cranberry Orange Scones from Taste of Home

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Finished: Boot Cuffs

WIPS: Sweater

Boot socks

Mentioned patterns: Hat


Blogs: down to earth blog

Dog Under my desk blog

Budget Bytes blog

Beading tutorials:

Fleegle beader

Tutorial for beader

Tutorial for flosser 

Knit picks tutorials here and here


Recipe: Butternut squash and Black Bean Chili

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Finished: Shawl  I will get a blocked picture on the rav page soon:)

Colorblock mitts


WIPS: Hali Boot Cuffs


New on the radar

boot socks


Fiber from

bag mentioned 


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sweater vest Pineland

Informal sweater knit a long  must be a member of the group to win a prize

Spin for socks knit a long to start now  run till approx mid Jan  post in thread

Will start knit a long for socks approx mid Jan  can be any socks but I am hoping to use the handspun from the spin a long

Drawing winner announced

Next drawing mid Dec  must be a member of the group to win  join the thread


Recipes from the cookbook Practical Paleo  by Diane Sanfilippo  I strongly encourage you to purchase this book there are excellent recipes, menu ideas and great photos of completed recipes.

Simple cranberry sauce

16 ounces fresh cranberries

organic honey or maple syrup

juice plus zest of one orange

may add orange segments, nuts,pineapple

pumpkin pie custard

1 tsp cinnamon,1/4 tsp ground ginger, 2 pinches grated nutmeg, pinch of salt

1 cup pumpkin puree, 2 eggs beaten, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup full fat coconut milk

350 degrees



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Finished: Antler Cardigan





Police Box Hat

Soon to be on the needles Pineland by Elizabeth Smith

Recipe:  Apple cider baked doughnuts

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WIPS:  Sweater



Drawing winner announced

Recently queued:  Omena by Jill Zielinski

Irisa Cardigan by Cassie Castillo

Spinning fiber from Sheepspot

Recipe:  Crockpot Apple Crisp

 Butter bottom and sides of a crockpot.  Add 8 peeled, cored and sliced apples tossed with 1 tsp lemon juice to the bottom of the crockpot.  In a separate bowl mix 2/3 cup oatmeal, 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg.  With pastry utensil cut in 1/2 cup softened butter.  Then add oatmeal mix on top of apple mixture.  Place 3 layers of paper towels on top of crockpot UNDER the lid (to absorb moisture) and cook on high for 2 and 1/2 hours.  Eat with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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Finished: Gamut Socks

Wips:  Sept 2015 Socks

After thought heel tutorial

Sweater:  Antler Cardigan

Shawl:  Yowza Weigh it Shawl 3

Sweater Knit a long thread to be started

Pacific Knits Book review

Drawing winner

Next drawing announced  colorway of sock yarn

Recipe will be on the blog chocolate Ganache Tarts

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Finished: Sweater- I still need FO pics but here is the pattern


Wips: Socks

Patterns mentioned:

Antler Cardigan plan to swatch using Berroco Vintage in dark graycolor 5107

Laurie pullover plan to swatch in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in color35 a teal--I don't have it listed in my rav stash yet

Zilver Shawl

Pattern Book Mentioned: Pacific Knits

Yarn Purchased The Loopy Ewe:  Baah Yarns LaJollaFiji Coast colorway

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Finished:  Shawl


WIPS:  Socks


Patterns mentioned:yowza-weigh-it-shawl-3

Yarn mentioned: and and

Recipe:  Recipe from

I highly reccommend this book- it is packed with information and recipes 

Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs

Mix in a small bowl:  1/4 cup melted butter, 2 tb gluten free mustard, black pepper to taste, 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp dried sage.  Place on lined baking sheet 12 chicken thighs to feed 4-6 servings.  Brush each piece of chicken with the glaze and bake 45 minutes or until test 165 degrees fatenheight with meat thermometer.  Oven temp is 425 degrees

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Recipe:  Bacon wrapped pork loin.  Take about an 8 inch porkloin and wrap with bacon.  Place in your crockpot.  I added a little water 1/2 cup or so and cook with lid on .  Turned onto low setting for 8 hours.  This fed 4 servings.  Next time I will make 2 and have leftovers.  I have been thinking the next time I will add a bit of brown sugar or BBQ sauce.  We enjoyed it , I hope you will too.

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Finished Dk weight socks

WIPs:  shawl



Iowa sheep and Wool festival  

Class with Carol Rhodes  highly recommend this class on Know your Dorset and Cormo wools.  Spinning and fiber prep, uses of these types of fleece.

Purchases:  Shetland roving from Prairie Retreat Farm

fiber and buttons from Sheepish Creations

I also purchased cormo roving and can not find the receipt from the business :(

New drawing winner announced  please contact me on Rav for your prize.  

Next drawing for Mid July for yarn

Recipe from a new Paleo Book  Book Here

 with recipe Fresh Blueberry Crumble  Preheat oven 375

Place 2 pints fresh blueberries in the bottom of  a 9 by 9 inch baking dish.  Then squeeze juice from  a lemon over the blueberries.  Toss lightly to coat.  

Then in mixing bowl combine 1 cup almond meal or almond flour, 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, 1/4 cup melted butter, @ Tablespoons maple syrup, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 pinches of sea salt.

Spread nut mixture over berries.  Bake until fruit is bubbly and topping golden brown.  About 30-40 minutes.


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Aquisitions Berroco Vintage from webs for a mock up of the Dr. Who scarf and and another hat

Events Iow Sheep and Wool

Spinning Bullseye bump

New Drawing see how you can enter



No recipes but reading a new Peleo book

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Sparce show notes this time message me on Ravelry if you have questions


Recipe Pest Past with Green Beans

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Finished :  Hiro

On the needles:

Yowza weigh it Shawl

Dk Rainbow socks


Mentioned the following patterns: 


In Stillness



Reverb Shawl although I can't find it on the website now  here is a link to the yarn shop



Enter the current drawing see thread in Rav group

Did announce recent winner

Recipe:  Italian Cream (coconu)t Cake

By Polly Mecom

Cake:  1 stick butter, 1/2 c shortnening, 2 c sugar, 5 egg yolks, 2 c flour, 1 tsp b. sode, 1 c buttermilk, 1 tsp. vanilla, small can angel flake coconut, 1 c chopped pecans, 5 egg whites (stiffly beaten).  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and shortening.  Add sugar and beat until smooth.  Add egg yolks and beat well.  Combine flour and soda and add alternating with buttermilk.  Stir in vanilla; add coconut and pecans.  Fold in egg whites.  Fill greased and floured  9 inch round cake pans.  Bake 25 minutes ot until done.  Cool in pans 10 minutes,  Remove from pans and cool completely.

Frosting:  8 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 stick butter, 1 ib. powdered sugar, 1 c chopped pecans, 1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and cream cheese; add sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Stir in pecans.  Frost layers, assemble: and frost top and sides.


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Finished object:  Atlantic current socks

WIPs:  Susan B Anderson Shawl yarn

Hiro Pullover

Newest socks April Meadow Stripes colorway Patons Kroy



 New stash for socks from www.sheepspot.com

New on the wheel from www.loopfiberstudio.com

patterns for consideration:


potential yarn for either pattern Classic Elite Solstice verde collection cotton/wool blend




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Finished:  Calorimetry

WIPs:  Hiro Pullover

First Day of Spring Socks

#Fridaycaston Instagram

Listen to the last episode for the recent drawing winners.  Be sure to sign up for  mid April drawing for 3 skeins Cascade yarns Casablanca  see Ravelry thread.  Remember you must be a member of the rav group to win.

Spinning:  Finished singles from KnitSpinFarm on etsy  plan to spin natural colored wool singles to make a two ply.

Started spinning for socks!  Have first ply done.  Fiber Optic Yarns fiber

A bit of sewing project bags from you tube also a fellow podcaster

Recipes:  Spiral Omelet Supreme

Reading Sheepish

and Roadside Diner Cheeseburger Quiche

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WIPs:  Socks  Wanting to knit all the things I have decided to cast on on Fridays.  Each sock of this pair cast on on A Friday.  Follow cast on's on instagram #Fridaycaston

Hiro Pullover

In the running Yowza Weigh it Shawl  Yarn will be

Or the next might be another pair of socks.  Yarn here


Drawing winner:  Redraw for Knit Picks Fair Isle collection-Hodges00

Drawing for The Wooly Witch Rolags -Sharbie 

Both winners need to message me on Ravelry with mailing addy and I can get those out in the mail.

Next drawing for mid April drawing

Desire to spin for socks.  Researching fleece for this project

Recipe:  Italian Casserole


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FO:  Halloween socks

WIPS:  socks

Hiro Pullover

Spinning:  Batt from knitspinfarm on etsy

Acquisitions:  Knit Picks books  Cast On Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor,

The Knitter's handy book of Top-Down Sweaters by Ann Budd

Purchased a sweater sized knitting bag from the Fat Squirrel Speaks

Winner of last month's drawing :  Craftyknitter7.  Please message me on Ravelry with contact information so I can send it out.  If I don't hea anything by March 15 I will redraw for the Knit Pick's Fair Isle collection book

Current prize thread is open on Rav for the rolags from the Wooly Witch on etsy  As usual you must be a member of the rav group to win.  Drawing will be held next episode.


Recipe:  Best Hamburgers

1 egg, 1/2 a can ( 10 1/2 ounce) condensed french onion soup, 1/2 cup more or less bread crumbs, 1/4 tsp salt, pepper to taste, 1 1/2 pounds ground beef.  Mix all together if too wet add more breadcrumbs.  Shape into patties and cook on grill or in pan until cooked through.  These are fabulous and my picky eaters even like it!



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FO:  September Morn Pullover

Sweet Somethings

On the needles:  Dark Chocolate Sundae socks

50 Row Shawlette

Spinning Batt

Winner Knit picks Fair Isle drawing Craftyknitter7  please send me your address

Enter the next give away enter in the rav thread.  Must belong to the group to win.  Details of the prize there



Illnes abounds

Recipe:  Italian Wedding Soup  I substituted turkey in place of the ground beef and omittedthe spinach

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Finished objects:  Charity mittens, child size

Works in progress:  September Morn

Halloween socks still


Spinning Batts from

Sock yarn purchase from Simply Socks

Susan B Anderson's tutorial darning socks you tube

Last Chance enter to win Knit picks 2015 Fair Isle collection of patterns  must be a member of the rav group of the podcast.  Winner will be announced next podcast.  The contest thread is in the interlocking loops podcast group.

Round Barn Fiber Inc shipment of fleece made into worsted weight yarn arrived.  Nice people and good quality

Recipe from Martha Stewart Pumpkin doughnut muffins

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FO:  Christmas Eve Socks

Rikke HAt for MiMi

Paton's stripey socks

Charity Mittens By Elizabeth Durand

WIP's:  September Morn by Baby Cocktails , Thea Coleman

Halloween socks 2014 picked back up

Starting another pair of Charity mittens.  See pattern above.  Same yarn.

Purchases:  Miss Babs Yowza A Pox on You

also Miss Babs Fire Ball

Large Ball Winder

Knit Picks 2015 Fair Isle Collection Giveaway.  See thread.  Must be a group member of the podcast to win.

Any advise on blending boards??

Scrappy Spinning

Teens College Planning


Recipe:  Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash

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Finished Objects:  Barley Hat for Me

On the Needles: Patons stripey socks

also Rikke Hat for MiMi

And September Morn

last one Christmas Eve Cast on Socks

Suggestions for Childrens mittens please

Aquisitions Yarn

Western Sky Knits

Woolsilklace on etsy

Stray CAt Socks on Etsy

Patterns by Lisa Mutch on Ravelry


and finally

New on my radar:  Hatcowl and Yowza Weigh it Shawl

Goals for New Year?

Podcast One Year Anniversary coming up- Lets celebrate!



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Finished: Sambuca Pullover By Baby cocktails

Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits

and here

and here

Cowl wavy rib cowl by Megan Delorme

Cowl for Niece

Work socks

WIPs:  Patons stripey socks

Swatching for next sweater September Morn



Knit/Craft a long ongoing

Recipe:  Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

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WIP- Sambuca Pullover

Barley Hat

Work Socks for Me


Gift a long prize winner please contact me Angellac on rav.  I will send the buttons out once I have your name and address.

Buttons from Beadfreaky on etsy and Vintage in SE MO etsy shop

Remember discount code for Shuli  Designs on etsy


Cold weather



Recipe:  Oatmeal Cake

1 1/2 cup boiling water add 1 cup oatmeal and set aside for 20 minutes.

In a separate bowl combine 1 stick melted butter

2 eggs

1c. brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 to 1 1/3 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt and finally the oatmeal mixture.  Mix until well combined.   Pour into greased 9 by 13 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  Cool completely.  

On stove top in saucepan combine: 6 Tbs butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup nuts, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla.  Cook until bubbly.  Pour over cake.  This cake is even better the second day!!


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Finished:  Mama Vertebrae cardi

WIP: Halloween socks (for more info see last podcast or two show notes)

Started:  Sambuca by Baby Cocktails

Purchases:  Fibernymph dyeworks froot loops sock yarn

Simply socks Poste striping yarn Elm Street colorway sock yarn

The Lemonade Shop on etsy sock yarn

Recipe from weight watchers magazine sept/Oct 2014

Quick and dirty show notes.  If you have further questions get me on Ravelry!

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Finished:  Duffers revisited

Second scarf for Iowa Special Olympics

WIP:  Mama Vertebrae cardi

Join craft along we have donationsn code 

Coupon Code WELCOME for

Prize Donations from and

Having trouble uploading.  Will put recipe for the honey wheat loaves on the ravelry board under episode 23.  Thanks for your understanding.

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Finished:  Ear sweaters (ear warmer) pattern by Kathy North

Charity scarf#1

Rikke Hat pattern by Sarah Young knit from Western Sky Knits yarn dk weight

On the needles:  Mama Vertebrae by Kellie Brooker

Halloween socks  yarn by Fresh fron the Cauldron colorway Tea Party  64 stitches on 2.25 mm needles

Soon to be on the needles  Duffers revisited slipper pattern by Mindie Tallack

Spinning tunis roving  


Farm life


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Finished:  Uncle Bryan's Cowl

On the Needles:  Another blanket square

My Rikke Hat- Rikke Hat Pattern by Sarah Young  Western Sky Knits dk yarn

Swatching finished on Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Booker



Recipe Baked chicken

put chicken in covered baker.  I use a clay baker with clay lid.  Add veggies of your choice potatoes-sweet potatoes or regular, baby carrots, whole green beans, cut up onion.  Add 2 cups of chicken broth and bake 300degree oven for 21/2 to 3 hours.  will come out tender and moist.

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Finished:  Breaking Hearst socks In Another Crafty Girl strong sock yarn colorway Hey Your Nose is Loose

2 Blanket squares from the free Lion Brand Yarn company  Knit Sampler Throw

Fingerless mitts a gift for my daughter free pattern from Knitty and Color purchased at Stitches Midwest

On the needles: Rikke Ha by Sarah Young knit in Western Sky Knits Willow DK gumball colorway

Just Try It cowl by Stitchnerd Designs knit with US 8 circ out of Mineville Wool Worsted knighten colorway  gift knit

Soon to swatch for Mama Vertebrae cardi by Kelly Brooker  out of handspun.  Yes you heard it out of my handspun!!



Farm life

Cooking Pesto recipes

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Finished:  Urban Lace Infinity Cowl

Heart on  A String cowl By Beth Kling  Great first cable project

Soon on the needles:  Lion Brand pattern  Knit sampler throw for blanket squares



Recipe  Fresh Tomato sauce with rosemary and Bacon from Cooks Illustrated

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Finished:  Patons Kroy FX socks, Cascade Colors  

Works in Progress:  Out of hibernation- Heart on a String Cowl by Beth Kling  knit in Dream in color Classy Valentine colorway

New Project Bag By Awesome Grannie

Buttons by Button Jones JR etsy

Salsa Recipe:


4-1/2 cups tomatoes

2 peppers

1cups hot peppers

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1cup chopped onions

1-1/2 teaspoon salt

8 ounces tomato paste

4 cloves minced garlic

Tabasco sauce to taste

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Finished: 1.   My Lollipop socks

2.  Rikke Hat for Rissa The Rikke HAt pattern by Sarah Young

On the needles: 1. My Breaking Hearts  Socks

2.  Paons Kroy Fx socks Cascade colors

Potential Pattern for knitting Cascade yarns casablanca yarn

Our first Knit along  Starts August 1st for gift knitting, birthdays, holidays etc.  Thread to open Aug 1st.  Must be a member in the group to win prizes.  This will hopefully keep me motivated to finish several projects to be given as gifts later this year.

Recipes:  Bacona and Scallion Corn muffins also added 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese to recipe

Blueberry Struesel Muffins added 1 tsp grated lemon zest

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Finished:  Kiss of North vest By Dandelion Designs

Current:  Patons Kroy FX socks in Cascade Colors Purchased Fish Lips Kiss Heel Pattern from Sox Therapist designs

My Breaking Hearts Socks   Breaking Heart Sock Pattern A Turtlegirl76 design

knit with Another Crafty Girl strong sock in Hey Your nose is loose colorway

Finished Spinning  Knitting Knorth on Etsy  Merino top

Purchased stitch marker supplies to swap at Stitches Midwest  youtube videos








Recipes:  Potluck Potatoes

Mix together 2 lbs. frozen hash browns, 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup, 1 can condesed cream of chicken soup, 2 cups shredded cheese (we use cheddar), 8 ounces sour cream 1/2 cup melted butter and chopped green onion to taste and salt and pepper to taste.  Plut mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan and add topping. Topping :  1 cup corn flakes, 2 Tb melted butter mixed together.  Bake in  a 350 degree oven for one hour.


Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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Finished:  Preemie Hats basic pattern from Jane Bonning Perfect Knitted Preemie Cap

Current Knitting:  My Lollipop socks Downton Abbey colorway from Lillipop yarns on etsy  Need to have heels put in.  

Kiss of North by Dandelion designs has been picked up again  

Generic socks yet to be named US 1.5 DPN''s, Patons Kroy socks FX in cascade colors marled brown , gray and teal

Spinning no progress but washing Jacob Fleece 

Info re Correidale fleece from

Purchases at Iowa Sheepa and Wool Festival

YarnGeek Fibers rolags 

Silent Auction CVM fleece in a morit medium brown color

Met Yarn Geek Fibers Dyer Sarah see link to her shop above

Also Diet Sprite on Rav an avid sock knitter

Kristi from In a Sknit video podcast   hello Kristi!!  and

Both girls from The prairie Girls Knit and Spin audio podcast hi Danni and Susie!!  I recommend both podcasts highly!



Recipes:  Honey Salmon in Foil


Easy Potato skins recipe


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Episode 12 Start up the Grill Chicken Grillers

Finished:  Crayon Box Socks after thought heels video tutorial from the knitgirllls, Preemie Hats for charity knitting Perfect Knitted preemie cap pattern 

Current:  My Lollipop socks Knit with Signature Needle Arts DPN's

Info about Jacob Fleece

Acquisitions:  Signature Needle Arts DPNs and storage tubes

Fabric DPN organizer

Grey Silver Wool Fleece Corriedale mix from

FABLE myth or truth

Printed Martina Behm pattern Miss Winkle



Events:  Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival June 14 and 15

Stitches Midwest August

On the grill- Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and feta cheese wrapped in bacon or stuffed with cheddar cheese and wrapped in bacon  purchased from local grocery store and grilled although cheaper if you ade them at home.

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Finished:  Kellie's Graduation Cowl, knit on US 50 needles, With Araucania Patagonia Nature Cottn held double.

Current:  Startitis Hits

Blueberry Pie Studio, My Box of Crayons colorway US 1.5 DPNs

Lollipop yarns Downton Abbey colorway, US 1, Signature Needle Arts DPN's

Another Crafty girl yarn, Hey, your nose is loose colorway, Knitters Pride dreams 1.5 US DPNs

Aquisitions from

and LYS Jacquard dyes

Dyeing  California Red roving Purchased at Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, from Esther Purl Fibers  Information about this typr of fleece from a pamphlet from Esther Purl Fibers and from The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook


Prepping to wash Jacob Fleece


Farm Life

Planning to attend Saturday afternoon, Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

Sure Jell Strawberry- Rhubarb Jam recipe

Stuffed French Toast recipe  I used whole wheat bread and the jam made previous

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