The Interlocking Loops's podcast

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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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Episode 43
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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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