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Friday, November 18, 2011

Episode 67 Donkey Ears and Pig Eyes

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Nature Notes 
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman 

Ginger from Mississippi found the solution for those pesky donkey ears on the corners of heels and toes that have been grafted (Kitchener) in:

Donkey ears are for donkeys, not sock toes: To avoid those little boxy corners on your grafted toes, slip the outermost stitch on each end on each needle over its nearest neighbor, eliminating four stitches which might have gone boxy on you. Now graft.

Ginger adds:
This works great on DPNs or two circs but if you’re using magic loop the stitches should be transferred to DPNs first. I slip the first two stitches on the left needle to the right needle, then pass the first slipped stitch over as if binding off, then move the remaining stitch back to the left needle. Another way to do this is use a crochet hook to pull the second stitch on the left needle through the first stitch (dropping the first stitch) and then putting that second stitch back on the needle. 

Cat Bordhi's web site and blog 

Little Box of Socks by Charlene Shurch and Beth Parrott

Vogue Knitting featured Martha Stewart and her new line of yarn from LionBrand.

I have a new favorite whole wheat bread recipe.  You can throw away the other one.
Before baking.  These are the bread pans I bought from The Urban Homemaker.
Cooling after baking.  I put a clean tea towel over the loaves, but of course, I had to take it off for the photo.
Ready to slice!

The Urban Homemaker

Best Bread Recipe

Rip Van Winkle Challenge

Enter for the prizes on our Ravelry board on the thread Prize Entries for Rip Van Winkel

The prize thread will close on Dec 1, 2011.

Nubby Noro Mittens Pattern by Annie's Woolens

Shawl Pattern by Laura Linneman  Thin Ice 

3 skeins Soft Touch Ultra from Shelridge Farm  100 % Wool Fingering weight.  185 yd each. 

Product Review
The Best of Knitscene: a Collection of Simple, Stylish, and Spirited Knits.
by Lisa Shroyer
Highly Recommended.
High Note
Meghan of Stitch It!! Podcast introduced me to:

Good Earth Original Caffeine Free Tea
(I see their packaging has changed from what I have.)


Diana Rowan.  Panta Rhei.  Track 07 The Sea Set. 

You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper 

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prymnumber said...

Hi Paula,

When I first saw the picture of the 2 bread loaves, my first thought was "why would Paula post a picture of bare bottoms?" Then I realized what they really were. My teenage brain then took over and thought "ooo... soft and doughy." LOL! Thanks for a great podcast Paula! Yours is one of my most favoritests!


PeaceofYarn said...

Hi Paula,
I also love Good Earth Original Caffeine Free Tea, have been drinking it for years. I usually find it locally at World Market or Dierbergs here in the Midwest IL. If you look online you can even get a coupon for a free box or some sites have coupons for %1 off. Thank you for your wonderful Podcast! Keep up the great work! Jane

Anonymous said...

Finished a Rip Van Winkle stash buster: Colonnade Shawl by Stephen West in Berroco Sundae, Colorway Rocket, that had lingered for several years awaiting a project. Of course, it has been discontinued, which i descovered when I ran short, but I was able to find more locally & then in Chicago. Predictably, I bought all I could find, so now I have enough for a matching muff and tam. Does mission creep mean I've failed? :)
Sylvia Sinclair
Liamsmommy on Ravelry

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