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Friday, March 11, 2011

Sweet City Woman

Listen To Episode 25 Here!

Gearharts Pistachio Toffee is some of the best of the chocolate treats we've tasted.  You must try it!!

And in case you are needing a little "glow", here are Uncle Joe's Mint Balls.

The Secret Language of Knitters by Mary Beth Temple is a treasure trove of knitting terms and definitions.

Sadly, we will not be attending the Smokey Mountain Fiber Arts Festival March 17-19 but will be heading down south to Florida to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary and see some old friends. But we do plan on attending Stitches South on April 14-17 so we hope to see you there!


My February Lady Sweater is making slow progress.

The mittens I started for my daughter with my handspun are completed...just in time for Spring.

But most of my time has been spent on my Citron Shawl.  I have thoroughly enjoyed knitting this.

All I have left is the crochet beaded bind-off.


SAW 4 is still in need of some knitters to complete the roster.  If interested in taking a spot, pm me on Ravelry or send me a note to TheKnitWits@comcast.net.


This week it was Mango Martinis.  Here's the recipe:

2 oz. Absolut Mango Vodka
1 oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Mango Nectar
1/4 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Put all ingredients in a blender with lots of ice and blend.  Strain into glasses.

And here is Rick's non-exact recipe for his Fondue Stuffed Mushrooms:

Cream Cheese
Bleu Cheese Dressing
Bleu Cheese Crumbles
Large button mushrooms stems removed

Mix all ingredients to taste and scoop into the mushroom caps.  Dip into Tempura batter and fondue in hot peanut oil until golden brown.  Enjoy!


We have a new item up for trade.  A $75 gift certificate for Eat Sleep Knit.  If you have a trade worth $75 or more, please contact us at TheKnitWits@comcast.net or on Ravelry, pm Thriftyknitter.

Thank you to everyone who so willingly participates in our little podcast via the Ravelry group, donations, gifts, comments and positive reviews.  You are all so very much appreciated!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pork Butt And Cheese Grits

Listen To Episode 24 Here!

Upcoming Fiber Events:

Smokey Mountain Fiber Arts Festival March 17-19 in Townsend, TN

Stitches South April 14-17 in Atlanta, GA

Indiana Fiber and Music Festival April 30-May 1 in Charlestown, IN

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival May 21-22 in Lexington, KY

Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival May 27-28 in Dickson, TN

Here is the Dehydrated Kale Chips recipe I mentioned.

1 Bunch Kale stems removed and torn into bite sized pieces
2 Tbsp Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos or Tamari or Nama Shoyu (raw soy sauce)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 C Nutritional Yeast
Put all ingredients in a bowl and massage ingredients into kale and let sit 5 min.
Place on dehydrator trays and dehydrate below 107 degrees for 4-6 hours for raw chips or over 107 degrees for fewer hours and cooked chips. These can also be done in the oven on low temp.

Our Socks Around the World 3 is underway as well as 1 and 2.  Just a reminder, SAW 1 is a size 8 foot, SAW 2 is a size 10 and SAW 3 is a size 6 foot.  Toe knitters, please leave the tails and do not weave them in so the winner of the SAW socks can adjust the size as necessary.

Still working on a trade for an approx. 4lb. mohair fleece (unprocessed)

or 8oz. process mohair roving

We  have a trade we are looking at that is worth $75.  If you have anything that is worth $75 or higher and would like to trade, please let us know.

Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay  Rick liked this one better than I did but we both agreed it was better at room temperature.  We have enjoyed their Cabernet in the past so give that a try if you like reds.

Many thanks to our listeners and donors.  You make this podcast happen!!!