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Episode 12: Hitting a Lot of Walls

(Book Talk starts at 42:06 )

SHOW NOTES

Intro

Yarn it Forward! discussion thread is here.  Stitch Party Podcast Fans Ravelry Group is here. Donate your yarns through the month of December!

What I’ve donated so far:

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WIPS

Sweatshirt is almost done

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My Owls sweater got a little love, until I lost interest in tubes.

Husband B-day Socks are progressing!

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New project from stash yarn!

Glitterful Taana with Berroco Glint Yarn

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Pattern Booklet purchased from Kelly from the CelticCastOn blog.

FOs

Georgia is done!!

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One Secret Xmas Present done! (more details later)

On Deck

Ondawa by Michele Wang with some super-stash yarn: Patons Wool in Cognac Heather

Still Palmyre by Nadia Cretin-Lechenn, possibly using Grace yarn, 50% merino, 50% silk in a burgundy shade

Also checking out Nadia’s other pattern (recently released) Imelda

Cool new cardigan pattern by Isabell Kraemer called Criss Cross

Books

Finished:

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

He’s Gone by Deb Caletti

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Currently Reading: 

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

Waiting for:

Canada by Richard Ford

Decided not to read the new Louise Penny mystery

Movies/TV

X-files

Homeland is soooo good!

Muppets: Most Wanted

20 Feet from Stardom

Somm

Libations

Rice Nog with Rum (recipe: pour the two together and enjoy!)

Coda

Coming Soon! My top 5 lists (books and knitting) for 2014.

Question for listeners: Would you prefer to be viewers?  Translation: Would you prefer a video podcast over an audio podcast?  Considering a possible format change for the New Year.  Make your opinion heard here at the Ravelry Group board.

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Episode 9 (and a half): The Great Stress

SHOW NOTES

(book talk starts at 40:40)

Apologies for taking so long to edit this episode!

Intro

Culling my stash – possible yarn swap event! “Yarn it Forward”

Still on a short knitting hiatus

Knit to Flatter Craftsy Class with Amy Herzog

On the Needles

Old Romance by Joji Locatelli

Cape Mod from Sew-Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp

FOs

Hella Hat

from Essentially Feminine Knits by Lene Samsoe

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On Deck

Seasonless by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Hansel and Hansel (half version) by Gudrun Johnston

Books

Finished: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Currently Reading: Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

TV/Movies

More X-files, more Fringe

Bob’s Burgers

Waiting for Grimm

Libations

Watermelons are a danger to society

Watermelon – Lavender Martinis (from Self Magazine)

I would probably make the simple syrup a 1:1 ratio, half a cup sugar, half a cup water, but either version would work.  I think the watermelon juice provides extra sweetness, but most simple syrups are 1:1.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon culinary lavender buds

4 cups cubed fresh watermelon

4 ounces vodka or gin

Ice cubes

4 sprigs lavender or 4 small pansies

PREPARATION

In a small saucepan, bring sugar, buds and 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium heat; cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, 1 minute. Cool simple syrup to room temperature; strain out and discard buds. In a blender, process melon until smooth. Strain; reserve juice in a large pitcher; discard pulp. Add syrup, alcohol and ice; stir. Strain into 4 glasses; garnish with lavender sprigs.

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