The Interlocking Loops's podcast

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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Finished:  22 Little Clouds

Current Kiss Of North

Breaking Hear s Sock pattern from Turtlrgirl76 in Another Crafty Girl Strong sock base fingering in the colorway:  Hey, your nose is loose.  Purchased from the Loopy Ewe

Aquisitions:  Western Sky Knits DK in pink owl colorway and gumball colorway.  One will be the Rikke HAt by Sarah Young

Spinning more merino top from Knitting Knorth on etsy

Blog Iowa Girl Eats

Recipes Spaghetti Pie

Cook 8 ounce pkg Spaghetti, mix with 2T. Butter and 1/3 c. Parmesian cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and a beaten egg.  Base layer put in greased pie pan.  Cook 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck (or meat of choice), add 1 medium onion diced and green pepper 1/4c. chopped cook until soft.  Add into meat mixture 1 jar 20 ounce shaghetti sauce 1 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/2 tsp garlic salt.  Second layer over noodles-8 ounces ricotta cheese, then layer on meat mixture and add 4 ounce motzarella cheese grated.  Bake 350 degree oven 40-45 min.

Peas and pasta Carbonara

Salisbury Steak

Events:  Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

Stitches Midwest

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Current knitting 22 little clouds by Martina Behm, Kiss of North By Melissa Schaschwary 

Spinning 8 ounces hand dyed , 1 ounce merino top from

New to me designer Paulina Popiolek

Recipe Rhubarb Crunch

1c. sugar, 1c. water, 2T. cornstarch and 2 tsp vanilla combine and cook on stove until thickened.  In a separate bowl combine 1c. flour, 1c. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 3/4 c. rolled oats and 1/2 c. melted butter-mix.  Press 3/4 of this mixture into bottom of 9 inch square baking pan.  Top oatmeal mixture with 4 c. diced rhubarb.  Pour on thickened mixture and sprinkle with remaining  oatmeal mixture.  Bake 350 degrees for one hour.

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Finished objects:  Sweetheart Washcloth By Susan B. Anderson  Second washcloth cute heart shape Peaches and Cream yarn 02417 colorway on size 6 needles

With Love hat pattern By Parna Mahrbani from a kit I purchased through  Great for beginner stranded knitting!! US size 7/8 needles

Current project: 22 little clouds by Martina Behm In Malibrigo Rastita 809 Solis colrway with ChiaoGoo US 7 circ.

Spinning wool/ mohair combo I dyed myself 2 ounces spun working toward sweater quantity of handspun for a sweater.  Less is more pattern cardigan by Amy King

Acquisitions:  Spud and Chloe at the Farm by Susan B. Anderson

Socks a'la carte By Raffino, Cade and SWTC staff

Stitch markers from

and and she is having a sale!!!!

New patterns:  Breaking Hearts sock pattern and TARDIS hat more colorwork

Farm life


Walking to jogging working toward  a 5K

Orange Smoothie recipe

6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate

1 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla

10-12 ice cubes

1 cup water Blend all till smooth can add a banana or other fruit.  I will open up a thread on rav for any ideas on smoothies for a snack or as part of a meal.

Contact me on Ravelry as Angellac, follow on twitter as goatgirlAngella, blog, join the rav group Interlocking loops podcast  Listen in on Itunes


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Finished Knitting; Western Sky Knits (, needle US 1 DPNS, 64 stitches,

Honey Cowl 8 Circ

Current Knitting: Susan B. Anderson Sweetheart Washcloth, knitted on US 6,

With Love hat pattern from Twisted (

Learning Fair isle knitting  Book From Leisure Arts:  I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Fair Isle Knitting By Sheila  G. Joynes

Farm Life


Teens -Not too early to check into scholarships for college, daughter knitting!!

Cooking:  Tuscan Sausage and Potato Soup from Taste of Home 

Tuscan Pea and Snap Pea medley from Kraft Food and Family Magaziine Sprin 2014

Rav Group INterlocking loops podcast, Rav Id:  Angellac, twitter: @goatgirlAngella


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Finished:  Moxie Pullover is done

Also finished FatCatKnits In daisycakes colorway 2 ply barber pole beauty

Current:  Honey Cowl, Vanilla socks

Newly in cue potential next projects by Lisa Chemery, Thea Colman and Melissa Schaschwary

Perhaps spinning Loop Bullseye bump may be nice to make dhawl by Susan Ashcroft A Certain Slant

Acquisitions/Birthday month

Farm Life

Teens learning about over commitment and budgeting time


Homemade rootbeer kit


Join me on Interlocking loops podcast group Ravelry, twitter as @goatgirlangella, ravelry as Angellac

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Current Knitting:  Moxie Pullover By Amy Christoffers, Vanilla socks in Western Sky Knits yarn, Honey Cowl smaller size with hand dyed yarn 2 ply unknown yardage dyed by me

Yarn aquisition Mad tosh vintage Alizarin colorway ordered

Purchased patterns:  Sea Stines by Melissa Schaschwary ,Effortless cardigan  by Hanah Fettig and September Morn by Baby Cocktails

Spinning which one: Loop bullseye bump or fat cat knits polwarth in baby cakes colorway

My spinning wheels

Baby goats are here (all but one doe has kidded)

Cooking Asparagus  From Midwest Living magazine april 2014, Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Join me on Ravelry Interlocking loops podcast group has been set up

find me on ravelry as Angellac, twitter as @goatgirlangella


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Current Knitting:  Vanilla Socks in Western Sky Knits and Moxie Pullover

Spinning:  CVM

Farm:  Baby goats are arriving

Crafts:  Craftsy  Design and sew an A line skirt by Doborah Moebes

Cooking:  Potato Soup

2lb. pkg Ore-ida patatoes O'Brien

1 stick butter

1 med chpped onion

garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste

3/4 can milk

1 can cr chicken soup

1 can cr celery soup

1/2 lb. shredded monterey jack cheese


Place potatoes in pot and cover with water (only to the top of the potatoes.  Then add onions and butter.  Boil 5 minutes.  Turn heat to low and add remaining ingredients and heat until cheese melts(15 minutes).  Sprinkle with parsly before serving.  

Seed Savers Exchange

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Epidose 3

Ravelry:  Angellac

current knitting:  Moxie Pullover by Amy Christoffers, vanilla socks in Western Sky Knits  lilac rainbow colorway twinkle sock base pattern loosely adapted from knitting pure and simple  beginners lightweight socks #216

Finished:  Shalom cardigan and frostbeat headband

Excited about: Kiss of North by Melissa Schaschwary

Spinning CVM 6 ounces done 4 or so more to go

farm life:  Baby chicks from Murray McMurray hatchery

Sewing :  Knitting Blooms tutorial youtube tote bag

Cooking:  Crockpot recipes Taste Of Home Mushroom and Steak Stroganoff and Wild Rice 



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Current Knitting:  Shalom Cardigan By Meghan McFarlane found here

Frostbeat headband By The Caffeinated Knitter found here

Heart on a String cowl By Beth Kling found here

Finished objects Patons Kroy socks Cover colors

Spinning Olympic style  CVM Roving spinning into a 2 ply dk weight light gray

2014 Goals

Farm Life in the winter

Teen activities

In the Wild Sighting found hereof MArtina Behm Hitchhiker pattern found here



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Podcast Introduction

Ravelry: Angellac

Podcast topics will include:

Kintting projects in the works 

Spinning in progress

other crafts/cooking segment

Farm life in the midwest

Family life with 2 teenagers

Next episode will contain goals 2014, knitting/spinning while watching the Olympics, farm life in the winter and a recipe to name a few.  

Ravelry group will be set up in the next couple of weeks.

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