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Jan 07 2012

Episode 141: “Farewell”

episode 141: “Farewell”

Babble:
-littleman transitioned to his new school, and all is going well!
-holiday recap

Fibery Goodness:
-Jewel sweater from Custom Knits
-Try-it-on tubing
-Mandel by Fallmarche

Announcement:
4 years of podcasting, and it’s time to say a fond farewell. :)

Favorite thing:
the podcast and everything it has allowed me to experience and everyone it has allowed me to meet. i wouldn’t change it for the world. :)

Please check back here periodically. I hope to start a blog up, so i can still share experiences and what i am doing. it just won’t be me sitting down behind a microphone to do it. I’m also on twitter as itsjustmeghan. please follow me on there if you want to see what shenanigans i am up to!

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Nov 30 2011

episode 140:”i’m a real mommy now!”

episode 140: “I’m a real mommy now!”

Donation incentive for this month is a Vera Bradley Erica In Very Berry Paisley. SUPER cute and filled with wonderful wonderful pockets!

Homesteading:
-garden buttoned up
-black tarps down to expand the beds
-wildlife highway

Handmade holidays:
Ribbon chains for the Christmas tree

Babble:
-Halloween I’m a real mom now!
-IEP and changes coming
-skin care service announcement
-Ryan’s new job

fibery goodness:
-spectra shawl and scarf purgatory
-vanilla socks to the recue
-Vivian
-boneyard shawl by westknits in handspun
-The Big Project comes back

Favorite things:
Walk Fit orthotics

http://www.walkfitplatinum.com/

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Oct 06 2011

episode 139: “I love fabulous robots”

episode 139: “i love fabulous robots”

We have a winner for this Rowdy’s Fleece! Teresa is the big winner this month! The donation was provided by WestWinds Farms Super thanks to them for donating such an amazing prize!

homestead:
-Garden update
-Apples and pears
-Food Inc and ingredients
-Baking bread with Paula i co-hosted episode 59 of knitting pipeline podcast with her too!
-Pyrex with Jackie
-Cast iron with salt

Babble:
-Fabulous robots
-Joys of homework/fighting genetics
-”the man didn’t want smiles” school pictures
-when I grow up, no giants

Upcoming events:
-Knitting Pipeline retreat in Washington, IL March 2-3
-CampKIP in New Haven, MO Session #1 April 21-24 still open

Knitting:
-Vivian drama again, needle sizes…
-Progress on Vivian
-Hat knitting on hold

Favorite thing:

Good Earth Original Tea (I drink the caffeine free version)

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Sep 18 2011

episode 138: “Princess of Wool”

episode 138: “Princess of Wool”

Donation incentive this month is Rowdy’s fleece! Rowdy is a corriedale cross lamb who was sheared for the first time in March this year, and it weighs about 2lbs. The donation was provided by WestWinds Farms

Homesteading:
-Zucchini bread and roasting tomatoes
-Drying herbs
-Fall plantings
-Patching jeans

Babble:
-Ry’s photos in the art show *photo website now up!*
-Art class and a Dog named Bob
-M is for mommy

Fibery Goodness:
-blocking shawls
Tika Batt handspun Multnomah

clockwork with marr haven sport and handspun

-knitting hats with hand dyed

-vivian update

-Wisconsin sheep and wool
i fell down in Kinkoona Farm’s booth.

Favorite Thing:

Cast Iron Skillets

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Sep 02 2011

episode 137: “Underwhelmed”

episode 137: “Underwhelmed”

Donation incentive this month is Rowdy’s fleece! Rowdy is a corriedale cross lamb who was sheared for the first time in March this year, and it weighs about 2lbs. The donation was provided by WestWinds Farms

homesteading:
-digging up plants
-plagued with creeping charlie
-bugs revisited

babble:
-started school
-kindergarten open house
-amazing thrift store find! DANSKOS!
-hummingbird feeder

fibery goodness:
-hanging out with Paula from Knitting Pipeline
-stitches midwest recap
-fibery fun with my neighbor
-dyeing with the crockpots
-wisconsin sheep and wool festival

knitting:
-vivian sweater ripping and knitting
-my new row counter
-hand knit hats

favorite thing:

Downton Abbey

ukulele:
Don’t Stop Believing by Journey (50:50)
Take on Me by Aha (53:51)

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Aug 23 2011

episode 136: “Ladybug Army”

episode 136: “Ladybug Army”

Donation incentive this month is Rowdy’s fleece! Rowdy is a corriedale cross lamb who was sheared for the first time in March this year, and it weighs about 2lbs. The donation was provided by WestWinds Farms

Homesteading:
-Garden update
-Ladybug Army
-Quinoa
-Zucchini muffins
-Earth Machine Compost bin
-Maggot followup

Babble:
-Family fun: trip up north, art fairs, fishing and s’mores with the neighbors. BBQs and the zoo
-I would HAPPY to help you make pancakes!
-Ryan’s photography
-School starts soon!

Fibery goodness:
-spinning update
-Vivian changing gauge and adding cable to avoid whale tail butt
-Knitting hats for upcoming art shows
-CAMPKIP!!!!! :)

Favorite thing:

Caprese salad

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Jul 28 2011

episode 135: “Bob”

episode 135: “Bob”

Homesteading:
-garden update
-meghan vs bugs

Babble:
-we will miss you, Bob. you were an amazing cat, and a good friend and companion.

-Question of the day: “WHY?”

Fibery Goodness:
Tour de fleece update and finale!

Favorite Thing:
my sweet shirt Jackie made me.

Ukulele selection:
Patience by Guns N Roses

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Jul 08 2011

episode 134: “Honda, Toyota, Chevy! OH MY!!!”

episode 134: “Honda, Toyota, Chevy! OH MY!!!”

homesteading:

garden update

cloth napkins

revisit the washcloths

 

babble:

bob

good breakfast makes a big difference

our fourth of july

“i don’t know how to close my eyes!!!”

honda, toyota, chevy, oh my!

 

spinning:

tour de fleece updates

 

favorite thing:

The Friendship Song

 

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Jun 23 2011

episode 133: “Elephant noses”

uploading the show right now! shownotes to come soon (i think)

episode 133: “Elephant noses”

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May 26 2011

episode 132: “Goodbye, Old Man Willow”

episode 132: Goodbye, Old Man Willow

homesteading:
-garden, garden, garden
-swingset goodness
-goodbye old man willow
Old man willow
-garden, garden, garden
Garden 2011 may
-bread and the love of oven thermometers and pizza stones

babble:
-playing with the neighbors

fibery goodness:
-finished the neverending maltnomah
-casting on simple hats
-spinning up Norbert’s Jacob fiber
-preparing fiber from THE BIG PROJECT for the tour de fleece

favorite things:
Popsicles on a sunny day

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