15 July, 2017

Episode 263: Life Changes


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group. 

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Episode 263:

Weigh in:


On my needles and hooks:

Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

back one size smaller than fronts

short row sleeve caps

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick

Exploration Station- Stephen West, MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light

Graduation Socks- Felici in Wizard - true after thought heel


Exercise

132 yards two ply 18.5 Fiber from CJ Kopec creations. Merino, silk, camel, and alpaca. 

98 yards bulky chain ply Colors from uniquely yours 

Spinning blue merino

At the table

None


Appetizer:

Dale Garn- Lerke Pluss

is a 53/47 blend of Merino wool and Egyptian cotton, perfect for year-round projects! This lightly textured yarn lends itself well to jackets, sweaters, cardigans, and other all-weather garments for children and adults.

Available in 20 colors.

Blend of 53% Merino Wool & 47% Egyptian Cotton.

50 g = approx 87 yards.

Recommended needle size US 8

Gauge: 18 stitches in stockinette stitch on the needle US 8 = 4 inches

Information about Heart of the Mitten:

Heart of the Mitten is a friendly yarn shop located in the historic Owosso Casket Co. building, adjacent to Woodard Station in Owosso. Look for the orange door!

 

We are the exclusive retailer of Dale Garn, and carry every line of Mango Moon and Be Sweet yarn, plus more! Looking for Knit Picks interchangeable needle tips or cables? We have those, too! Patterns, kits, notions… visit us online or in person today to choose your next project! We will also be the only place to get translated Dale Garn patterns!

Thoughts on the yarn…

Anja’s hat-  I held the yarn double. 

Used 100% of what was sent me. 

Stitch definition is excellent. Not a lot of spring but I expected that. Really good for a sturdy shaped project. 



Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Work clothes

wardrobe for $40


Mindful moment:

Remember to do for yourself

Recipes:

Job hunting successful

HR position at a local manufacturing plant. 

Not used to working 40 hours

Crack chicken

Home made ricotta cheese


On the menu:


Stitches Midwest

Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget:  

This essay appeared under the title “The Paradox of Our Age” in Words Aptly Spoken, Dr. Moorehead’s 1995 collection of prayers, homilies, and monologues used in his sermons and radio broadcasts.



12 July, 2017

Episode 262: Better Late than Never


I recorded this episode two weeks ago. I apologize that it has taken me time to get it uploaded. Please enjoy. 

As always, show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group. 

Thank you for listening!


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Episode 262:

Weigh in:

Finished: 

Socks-Opal Ron colorway


On my needles and hooks:

Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

back one size smaller than fronts

short row sleeve caps

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick

Exploration Station- Stephen West, MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light

Graduation Socks- Felici in Wizard - true after thought heel


Exercise

Grellow - chain plied. 120 yards of bulky

On bobbins: 

18.5 Fiber from CJ Kopec creations. Merino, silk, camel, and alpaca. 

Colors from uniquely yours 

Tour de Fleece: July 1st- check out Team Sasquatch on Ravelry


At the table: 

From the Yarn Hoarder podcast:

100 acts of sewing:  dress 3 and skirt 1. 

Still need to get fabric. 

Need to make some clothes to wear to work. 


Appetizer:

Firmoo glasses- stiff, a bit small but they fit. Need to get the arms bent a bit. 

Came with a cute clamshell case and an eyeglass screwdriver keychain. 


Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Hippo butts (and heads) stitch markers from Ann Tudor

Leather punch gun

Graduation and birthday prezzies: 

Hand made journal

Hair wrap and bands

Mug decals

Gift card

Double stack pressure cooker tins

Pearl earrings


Mindful moment:

Hygge- thought process


Recipes:

Little Bear turned 6

Bear and family got the house!! They move in this weekend. 

Michigan Adventure- rode all the roller coasters!! 

End of internship

Graduation

Job hunting

Killed another steam cleaner :( priced linoleum for floors redo. 

Birthday



Health check in:

Esophageal ablation

NSV: Repairing stairs

Sarge picked me up and set me inside the house.

Foods:

New recipes: skinnytaste.com 


On the menu:


Stitches Midwest

Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget

Kindle unlimited. - loving summer! 

Audio books/ reading books 

30 day trial with Amazon Prime. 

25 May, 2017

Episode 261: We will drive 500 miles and ...


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group. 

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Episode 261:

Weigh in:

On my needles and hooks:

Opal Ron colorway

New: Central Park hoodie - Highland Handmades in Worth Waiting for.

no hood, add pockets and length. 

back is done. Cast on one side of the front. Errata! 

Summer Love Wrap- shepherds wool in Spring chick

Boho gypsy bag- white cotton, need D rings. Ordered a leather punch gun.


Exercise

Spinning! The zen is real.

Blue fiber for the sweater

Ice melon Grellow

Uniquely yours! Colors


Appetizer:

Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Tip of the Mitt Fiber event:

Tried a treadle wheel again. Now on my list to buy. 

Phone crashed - theothersarge fixed it but no photos. Sorry. 

Stone Hedge fiber mill Corriedale almost 5lbs

Woof from Washentanaw wool company

Laundry butter

Gift: love at first stitch


Mindful moment:

Failure is not the problem. Giving up is! 

Saw this on a road sign. Ah-ha moment. 

Is losing over 100 lbs but not reaching my goal really failing? 

Holding steady on weight. Looking into pound of cure and the Dr. V diet. Both are more veggie based until weight loss is done. Protein to maintain. 



Recipes:

Road trip-We will drive 500 miles! 

Weekend with amazing friends! Thank you SNotestine and Theothersarge for hosting

Kindle unlimited- resubscribed

Looking at flooring. Rolled laminate. Start a savings plan. 



Health check in:

Goals: 

Short term:

More water

Less popcorn

Graduate


Long term:

Walk a 5k in less time than last year

Laugh more

Find a job


NSV- sleeping on an air mattress. No slouch. 



On the menu:

Graduation from Baker College

Stitches Midwest

Michigan Fiber Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

13 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Information on the Ravelry group. 


Gadget


Bubba coffee mug 


17 May, 2017

Episode 260: Frogged


Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

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Episode 260: Frogged 

Weigh in:

Finished:

Simple socks in Arne & Carlos Regia

On my needles and hooks:

Caron cakes knit triangle shawl in Rainbow Sprinkles

Opal Regia Ron colorway

Boot socks online worsted sock yarn 150g skein

Outline by Beata Jezek - started in DK assorted skeins. (Started and Frogged)

Sweaters of knitting past- frogged

Ink, Antler, Boxy, Entangled vines, Old town, Stone Mountain. 

New: Central Park hoodie - no hood, add pockets and length. 

Summer Love Wrap- 


Appetizer:

Kraemer yarns:

Tatamy DK

45%Cotton/55% Acrylic

Available in 25 rich colors

Great for Baby and Child garments

DK weight

3.5 oz. / 100 Grams

Approximately 250 Yards


Kraemer Yarns is a small, family-run company located in Nazareth, PA for over 100 years, and they spin their own line of hand knitting yarns as well as yarns used for apparel, home furnishing, and other industries outside of the knitting world. They source US materials whenever possible. and every yarn they introduce goes through six months of vigorous testing by knitters before it is brought to the market, to ensure that it meets and exceeds customers’ expectations.

Colorway: birch 

Pattern: Cloe Cardigan from Webs by Kirsten Hipsky

Kraemer yarns sent 1000 yards

The Cloe Cardigan from Valley Yarns is an unstructured, one-size, one-piece sweater that lets the intricate lace pattern take center stage. 

Sizes: One Size 

Finished Measurements: 57” bust


Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Gordmans closing. Smaller jeans fit! 

Trip to Ulta or "the mother ship" as Boo calls it

Hair-Deva curl- leaves my air sticky- returned

Living proof- liking it. Not sure if it's better than the Not your mother's products.

Trying Makeup- prefer clean face


Knitted Wit yarn

Mother's Day- flowers and Vera Bradley cross body bag



Mindful moment:

Know your limits. 

Removing Facebook shopping groups. 

Transfer addiction- when stressed, I shop. 

Guilt associated from not helping friends meet goals. 




Recipes:

Internship happenings

Social media & Art show in Traverse City

On campus- Resume class

Interview outfit purchased

Getting Thank you no thank you letters




Health check in: 

Back on plan. 

Books: 

pound of cure by Matthew Weiner

Small Bites: Daily Inspirations for Weight loss surgery Patients 

  by Katie Jay and Julia A F Persing

Protein

Exercise

Water


On the menu:

Tip of the Mitt Fiber fair

Graduation from Baker College

Michigan Fiber Festival

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Kal/cal. Keep it Simple

Massage spots available on Wednesday 1.5 hour lots


Gadget

Straw



27 April, 2017

Episode 259: Jiggly but firm


Thank you to Mountain Meadow Wool and Stitch Craft Marketing for the yarn for the review this week. 

As always, show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group.

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

Episode 259:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Simple socks- Kroy brown marl 

Felted slippers now felted

Simple socks from 2012- Spinningfates in space cadet


On my needles and hooks:

Simple socks in Arne & Carlos Regia

Caron cakes knit triangle shawl in Rainbow Sprinkles


Mountain Ridge Cardi in Shepherds wool spring chick and ultra wool grey- frogged

Void in Mango moon Twist- frogged



Appetizer:

Mountain Meadow wool

Alpine: 

Available in many rich colors

100% Mountain Merino

260 yards in 3.5oz; 237m in 100g.

DK Weight

Information about Mountain Meadow Wool

Mountain Meadow is a spinning mill set below the Big Horn Mountains on the Western Plains of Wyoming. It is a family operated mill, owned by Karen Hostetler, and dedicated to supporting local ranchers and raising awareness about ranching culture in the American West. Mountain Meadow is committed to revitalizing the American wool industry through eco-friendly operations and fair prices for ranchers. 

New for 2017!

Mountain Meadow Wool has launched the Legacy Yarn Club, offering subscriptions in 3-month installments for purchase throughout the year. This is a great way to learn about American fiber culture and experience new fibers through the club's themed shipments. Read more about the Legacy Yarn Club at 

http://www.mountainmeadowwool.com/legacy-yarn-club/ 

I received 2 skeins in Rose 


Made the Silver Leaf pattern by Lisa Hannes. 

The yarn is crisp and firm. Nice to work with and it gives tons of stitch definition. Caution, it did bleed when soaking. I used unicorn fibres wool conditioner. Water was pink after the wash, clear on the rinse. Two tub method with no temp change. Spun out in washing machine. Hung to block and dry


Potluck:

All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. 


Grocery shopping:

Cap n gown purchased

brain cell

Sticks & Strings in Lansing 

Online super sock- worsted- reds to black variegated 

ChiaoGoo needles. Dpn and one set interchangeable  

Sewing machine for Boo



Mindful moment:

Trust your gut


Recipes:

Follow up on curly girl- 

Bored with food..Trying out new recipes and going back to basics. 

Wrapper pizzas

Enchilada insides

Tried quinoa mixed results


Egg custard: 

http://www.bariatriceating.com/2015/04/egg-custard-perfect-bariatric-food/



Health check in: 

Abdominal pain 

CT scan

mrcp scan (MRI of abdominal cavity) 

Lots of blood work. 

On the menu:

Tip of the Mitt Fiber fair

Michigan Fiber Festival

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, day-tripper(full event), Saturday only. 

Kal/cal. Keep it Simple

Massage spots available

Gadget

Fooducate app