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


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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.

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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 

31 March, 2017

Episode 258: Falling or Flying?


Episode 258: 

Weigh in: 

Finished: 

Harvest Sweater- neckline too big. Crochet chain to fix.  

#9 crochet jacket 

Chelsea Necklace Kit: Javori Designs - hard floss wire for beading  

http://javoridesigns.com  

code: HIGHFIBER 

15% off entire online purchase 

Expires 4/30/17 

On my needles and hooks: 

Mountain ridge cardi- StoneHedge fiber mill- Shepherds wool Spring Chick  

Simple socks- Kroy brown rose marl  

Appetizer: 

Mango Moon Twist 

Available in 10 heathered colors. 

85% Linen, 15% Cotton 

175 yards in 1.7oz; 160m in 50g. 

Sport Weight 

Recommended Needle Size: US 5/3.75mm. 

Information about Mango Moon: 

"At Mango Moon, we think knitting should be fun, and that we should try to leave the world a little better than we found it. We work with the Nepali Women’s Empowerment Group and a spinners’ co-op in Indonesia to bring you yarns that are colorful and fun, and that help improve the lives of the artisans who spin it. We also carry many high quality mill-spun yarns." 

Void- summer shell size 7 needles 

Potluck

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

Grocery shopping: 

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you!  

www.loveandleche.com Coupon code: highfiber "Buy one lotion bar in a tin (min $14) get a free mini balm sample ($4 value). Exp 5/1/17" 

Bowl cozys - thank you! 

Circular knitting machine from Michael's - not a keeper 

Clover pom pom makers 

Caron cakes 

Paparazzi Jewelry 

Harvest cardigan - thank you!  

A pound of cure 

Vogue knitting- late winter- Cowichan knitting  

Mindful moment: 

Walk it off 

Recipes: 

Follow up with Cascade yarns 30 squares.  

Talk to me of curly girl 

College check in: finals, Internship paperwork, Graduation paperwork 

Knit/spin day 

Craft fair 

Health check in:  

18 month check in- more protein/ water, less carbs, vitamins are good.  

My fitness pal- food journal- exercise journal 

Fitbit issues 

Battle ropes suggested- not possible at home 

Joining aquatic center- aerobics easy on knees and swimming laps. 

On the menu: 

YarnCon- not going- Fred has a possible head gasket blown. Adulting sucks! 

Tip of the Mitt Fiber fair 

Michigan Fiber Festival 

Stitches Midwest- maybe 

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017 

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only.  

Kal/cal. Keep it Simple 

 

New retreat possibly- Kitm weigh-in 

Bariatric friendly 

Crafter or not 

Putting feelers out.   

Gadget:  

Electric pressure cooker- steamed eggs!  

6x3 method 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

06 March, 2017

Episode 257: June + Leche


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

Thanks to June Cashmere and Love+Leche for the items to review. 

Thank you for listening!


Check out this episode!

Episode 257:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Nothing

On my needles and hooks:

memories granny square

Harvest sweater- more modifications

Caesious- from Curls

College knitting: 

2AAT kroy socks in brown rose

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

Cream crisp pattern 

2lbs of Merino spinning bulky

Appetizer:

June Cashmere

June Cashmere's rich organically dyed colors and and fairly sourced cashmere fiber are the best way to recharge after the holidays.


June Cashmere Lace Weight is a 3 ply yarn, perfect for lace stitches that pop! 

Each 50 gram skein is 308 yards.


ONE lucky winner will win 3 skeins of June Cashmere Lace and they can choose any combination of colors.

This will start 2/24 and run until 4/12 - link is below!


https://promosimple.com/ps/b23b



Strata Crochet Cowl by Shibaguyz Designz

Regina Marie pattern- Sarah Burch 

Potluck:

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

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 

Star Knits crochet hook

Bags by awesome grannie

Meal prep containers


Mindful moment:

How to take a moment to be mindful. www.mindful.org 

Recipes:

College as normal

Internship set up

Weekend with the grands


On the menu:

Knit/spin Day -March 11 10am-?

YarnCon

Michigan Fiber Festival

Stitches Midwest 

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Charity drive - feminine products 

Crafting: lovies for children in car accidents. To be given to the fire department here in GH. 

Gadget: 

Love+Leche lotion bar

Lavender

Lavender-Mint

Lavender-Rosemary

Citrus-Rose

Lemongrass

Unscented


I received Lemongrass bar and a sample of lavender-mint

www.loveandleche.com 

Coupon code: highfiber

 "Buy one lotion bar in a tin (min $14) get a free mini balm sample ($4 value). Exp 5/1/17"

24 February, 2017

Episode 256: No Filter


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

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Episode 256:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Bulky and quick hooded owl blanket - Caron one pound in mixed grey and Easter basket 

On my needles and hooks:

memories granny square

Harvest sweater- more modifications

College knitting: 

New

2AAT kroy socks in brown rose

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

Cream crisp pattern 

2lbs of Merino spinning bulky

Appetizer:

Manos Milo

Milo is a gorgeous single ply yarn, in a 65% merino and 35% linen blend.

The linen unique nature gives Milo a rustic yet elegant look, with its raw fibers and sophisticated metallic shine.

We love the drape of the finished fabric and find it perfect for season spanning projects such as kerchiefs, shawls and lightweight tops.

Thank you to Fairmount Fibers, North American Distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns for providing product for review.

A little about Manos: 

Manos yarns are produced by skilled artisans in cooperatives located throughout Uruguay.

Each skein of yarn purchased helps a woman in Uruguay to support her family.

Bonus points for GREAT photography!

Each skein is signed by the artisan so that you know who made your yarn and which village it came from. 

Manos yarn and fiber is certified Fair Trade.

Savanah colorway

Curls book- 

Caesious- simple 4 row repeat

Yarn it! - to keep yarn safe

Potluck:

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

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 

Yarn excursion to South Haven. Sad that Needle in a Haystack is closing. 

Mindful moment:

Keep your hands busy

Recipes:

College

Spring cleaning

Walking outside

Bowling with the grands

On the menu:

Knit/spin Day -March 11 10am-?

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Charity drive - feminine products 

Gadget: 

Tablet holder for exercise bike. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AUIPJWU?psc=1 

08 February, 2017

Episode 255: Ba Da Bing


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

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Episode 255:

Weigh in:

Finished:

Felted clogs pair 1 not sure I will get to pair 2- Patons classic wool. Mercury /navy

On my needles and hooks:

Harvest Sweater- TinCanKnits-Cascade 220 Heathers in Pyrite (fools gold)- pockets on waste yarn. 

Body length. Now that I tried it on, I want more length. I found 2 more balls in my craft room. After I finish the sleeves, I will rip back the bind off to where I inserted the pockets.  Need to make the sweater longer and I also want bigger pockets. 

memories granny square

Bulky and quick hooded owl blanket - Caron one pound in mixed grey and Easter basket. 

College knitting: 

I forgot my knitting at home. 

I think I wrote up my next shawl design

Sewing: 

None

Spinning: 

None

Appetizer:

Left coast coffee roasters- Plays with pointy sticks

Potluck:

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

Grocery shopping:

K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! 


Work bench from Harbor freight for my CSM

Regia- 4 ply- color 07709- workboots

Arne & Carlos- color 03766

Allegro- wool free sock in Sea Rhythm

Berroco Ultra Wool -Heather grey 

June Cashmere- 100% Kyrgyz Cashmere - for review 






Mindful moment:

App: Calm. Take 10 minutes for yourself. 

Recipes:

Excursion out

Meet Bessie

HIIT

Chicken parmesan meatballs

 INGREDIENTS

1 lb. Ground Chicken

1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce – Divided

1/4 Cup Parmesan – Grated

3 Tbs. Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – Chopped

1 Tbs. Garlic – Minced

1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning

1/2 tsp. Onion Powder

1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt

1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese

(2 Tbs. Peace and Love)

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, 2 Tbs. pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic salt, and black pepper.

 

Form into 12 equal meatballs.  Bake for 25 minutes, on middle rack in an 8 x 11 baking dish.

 

Remove from oven, spoon pizza sauce over top of each meatball and top with mozzarella cheese.

 

Broil on top rack until cheese is melted and golden brown – About 2-3 minutes.

 

Prep Time – 15 minutes

Cook Time – 25 minutes

 

Makes 4 Servings: 

1 Serving:  3 Meatballs

Calories: 276

Carbs:   3 net grams

Fat:  14.5 g

Protein:  32.5 g



On the menu:

Knittin' in the Mitten 2017

15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. 

Gadget: 

UR Power diffuser

Healing Solutions- Best Blends Essential Oils