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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!!!


  1. Our 20th anniversary is on March 16th! Congrats on your 19th. We'll celebrate by going to a steakhouse near Disney World -- the same one we ate at on our honeymoon.

  2. Happy 19th!

    I was driving during the Austrailian Newscaster with the hiccups. I was laughing hysterically (through much of the episode!) and in the car alone. I'm sure the other drivers on the interstate thought I was nuts, but I don't care. :) I haven't laughed that hard in a while. Thanks.

  3. Cheez Whiz in the celery valley was a childhood favourite in our household. Yes, the extra "u" back there means I'm Canadian. I've been meaning to get some to see if my picky child would go for it.

  4. Mmmm thanks for the recipe for the mango martini!!

  5. Another Canadian here!!! Funny thing is whenever we go to the US we buy squirt cheese can't get it here. Anyway I just found your podcast & LOVE IT!! I'm going back to the beginning to listen to them all. Thanks for all your work on producing this wonderful podcast.
    Keep up the good work & Rick love your voice.

  6. LOVE the colors in your handspun!

    Rick: Agreed - The Secret Language of Knitters is wonderful.

    Another great show. Thanks.

  7. Just wanted to pop by and say "hello!" Found your podcast the other day and am working my way from the beginning.
    We used to stick peanut butter in the celery valley, then put raisins on it -- voila, "ants on a log". (I'm Canadian, if you're wondering). Cheeze Whiz was not allowed in the house. I didn't even know you could get it in a squirty can. I gotta say that sounds revolting. Cheeze Whiz in a jar is bad enough.