Episode 15- A Bit Loopy



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Show notes on knittingspring.com


Thank yous, 

  • To all new and returning viewers –
  • And to all of you who comment and get in touch with me.

The Knitting


  • Ribbe Sweater
    • Pattern: RIBBE by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
    • Yarn: Wolke by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Stellar Banshee
    • Needles
      • US 3/3.25mm
      • US 4/3.5mm


  • InStillness Sweater
    • by Alicia Plummer
    • Yarn Miss Babs Yowza
    • Color: Obsidian
    • Needles
      • US6/4.0mm
      • US5/3.75mm
  • Brother’s Knee Socks
    • Pattern: My Standard Vanilla Sock Recipe 72 stitches
      • Kneesock pattern: Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau
    • Yarn: Footsie by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Dirty On Purpose
    • Needles
      • US 1/2.25mm
  • Beautiful Shawl
    • Pattern – Yowza Weigh It Shawl #4
    • Yarn: Miss Babs – Yowza
    • Color: Beautiful Dreamer
    • Needles: US 8/5.0mm
  • Voodoo You Love Me Stuffie
    • Pattern: Voodoo You Love me by Susan Claudino
    • Yarn: Plymouth –
    • Color: Beige/Blue
    • Needles
      • DPNs US 5/3.75mm


Blue Sky

  • Want to cast on a Shawl – have yarn etc ready for the Canopy Shawl
  • Mina’s Highland Peaks – 3 skeins of worsted – Malabrigo
  • Kristin’s Wildes Meer Shawl


Stash Enhancements

  • Hedgehog Fibers:  Sock Yarn – Graphite
  • Gauge and Tension Haul
    • Western Sky Knits
    • Jones and Vandermeer
    • Skeinny Dipping
  • Webs Haul
  • Homespun House Harry Potter Club – April
    • the Boy who lived and his trusty companion
  • Mrs Brownbags Lutz Bag!
  • 99 Increases and Decreases


Knitty Excursions

  • Maryland Sheep and Wool – May 2016
  • Gauge and Tension closing weekend
  • Brooklyn Roasting Company with the New York Knit Knerds

Indie Along

  • Miss Babs-a-long
  • Begin March 1, 2016 thru April 30th 2016
  • Rules are in the thread on Ravelry
  • Prize: Project Bag by Mina Makes and a pattern of her Highlanders Shawl Pattern

Created a # tag in Instagram for indie-a-long

  • Skeinny Dipping – May/June


A List of Indie Dyers

  • Phydeaux
  • Sunrise Fiber Company
  • Becoming Art
  • Dragonfly Fibers
  • Sleep Season Yarn
  • Fable Fiber
  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts
  • Dyeabolical Yarns
  • Lisa Souza
  • Miss Babs
  • Desert Vista Dyeworks
  • Sunsoaked Yarns
  • Abstract Fiber
  • Voolenvine Yarns
  • Hue Loco
  • L Bien Aimee
  • Skein Yarn
  • O’Wool
  • Gynx
  • Barenwolle
  • Dream in Color
  • Peepoloo Fields
  • Sophie’s Toes
  • Magpie Fibers
  • June Pryce Fiber Arts
  • Marigold Jen
  • One Twisted Tree
  • Fiddle Knits CCC
  • Primrose Yarn
  • A Homespun House
  • Narwhal Needleworks
  • Kat’s Kettle
  • Spun Right Round
  • Fiddle Knits


Just finished — Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones

Reading/Listening …

  • Pride & Predjudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay


One Pot Curry — From Real Simple Magazine

Curry in a Hurry


  1. 1cup white rice
  2. 1 1/2tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  4. 2teaspoons curry powder
  5. 1/2cup plain yogurt
  6. 3/4cup heavy cream
  7. 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (optional)
  10. meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, sliced or shredded
  11. 1/4cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if desired). Remove from heat.
  5. Divide the rice and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.


2 thoughts on “Episode 15- A Bit Loopy

  1. I love Darynda Jones’ books also. The audio books are read by Lorelie King. She also reads the Janet Evanovich books. I found Darynda’s books by searching for books read by Lorelie. You might really like Jodie Taylor’s books. Very sassy protagonist.

    Love your podcast.


    1. Thanks so much for watching! I am definitely put Jodie Taylor on my list and que her up after I finish the Charlie books! I really do love hearing back from all of you.

      Will keep you posted on how I feel on the rest of the series.

      All the best, Tonya


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