Saturday, August 14, 2010

She-Knits #101 I am knitting as fast as I can!

Title Talk and Comment's Feedback
Kniscene sample and pattern....check
Twist Collective submission....almost check
Kimmy and Samantha....almost check, truly only strap details left

Family
Rosh Hosahnah
Labor Day
Knitting
Mostly talked about in Title talk
Interview with Miss Babs from Stitches Midwest

New and Nice

on haitus this week

Fear

Menopause

Gratitude and Good Thoughts
Good thoughts to teachers for the school year
ad again to the wonderful nurses out there especially
after having first hand experience with them during
my son's appendectomy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

#100 She-Knits celebrates and gives out prizes!

Title Talk and Feedback
Well it is no secret that having a contest was not just for you, it was for me as well. Thank you for all your book suggestions and sharing with me what YOU are proud of in your life. You have to know I did the contest not so much to celebrate the fun fact that this is my 100th podcast but to lure people out ...I know for sure 44 people listen!

Heather is the winner, please PM me on Ravelry with your shipping address Heidi.
I especially want to thank those that went on to share kind words that they are enjoying the show as I always say, it is comments like those that will keep me regularly podcasting.

One of my very fav. comments was candisrrt who said
Hey Cindy Loo Hoo! We HEAR you!!!!! We're here! We're here!
I know I am behaving like a wee one when it comes to looking for your plp!
Can you guess what plp is? Come on, leave a comment with a guess!

Have any of you figured out what Katie might do that led her, when asked what she is proud about, to say " I am proud of the work I do and that I do it safely" Take a guess what she does....and come on..post your guess...wink wink ...nudge nudge

Have you joined the She-Knits Mystery KAL #5 - take a look - and please, if you join please please post your appropriate badge in your projects...it helps our group (and my bis) grow...thank you!
Family
Down to the wire. 17 year old coming home Sunday. 13, 15 and 19 yr. olds coming home Monday, 21 year old coming in Monday night. Its the attack of the offspring!
Knitting
I am writing up my pattern for the Knitscene piece as well as writing up Kimmy and Samantha bags for the Mystery.
I think is a neat pattern
I think is also quite cool.
New and Nice
Found this kid friendly recipe for making sushi with your kids in Daily Candy
ice-cube-tray sushi!

You’re looking for more time with your kids, less time in the kitchen.

So were Pilar Guzm├ín, Jenny Rosenstrach, and Alanna Stang, three former editors from the now-defunct and much-missed Cookie magazine. Which is why they pooled their culinary brilliance and compiled a book of recipes for moms like you (and them), called Time for Dinner. Here’s one that uses leftover rice to dazzling effect.

Ice Cube Tray Sushi
Serves four

Ingredients
7 oz. sashimi-grade salmon, cut into ¼-inch cubes (cooked shrimp or vegetables work well, too)
3 scallions, chopped
3 tbsp. cucumber, finely chopped
3 tbsp. (approximately 5) grape tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. orange juice
2½ tbsp. mayonnaise
¼ tsp. sesame oil
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 c. cooked rice (preferably from a Japanese or Chinese restaurant)

1. Combine all ingredients except the rice in a bowl.

2. To make the sushi-rice blocks, use an ice cube tray as a mold. Prepare the mold by sprinkling it lightly with water.

3. Press the rice into the tray squares; use your finger to push a hole three-quarters of the way into each square.

4. Turn the mold upside down onto waxed paper and tap until the squares fall out.

5. Fill each hole with 2 tsp. of the salmon, shrimp, or vegetable mixture and serve.

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Look at this hot air Microwave safe popcorn popper with built in butter distributor.

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Theo Grays Mad Scientist Book Experiments You Can Do At Home - But Probably Shouldn't

This book looks like a whole heck of fun

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I am reading/listening Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and really enjoying it. I give it two thumbs up Fear

My biggest fear at the moment is that when all the kids get home my husband is going to be short tempered again and the one girl that ALWAYS picks on the other girl will still be doing it. It is so incredibly unacceptable to me and at this point I don't know what can be done time out on teenagers? Take away cell phones? Grounding? Ignoring? Letting them work it out? Earmuffs....for me?

Gratitude and Good Thoughts
This week is a weird one. I am giving gratitude to my brains ability to dream (you can see I am inspired by the book I just listened to, Stroke of Insight). My dream life this week has been all about having a baby and all I am experiencing is the joy of having a tiny baby. Now in reality do I want another baby...uh...no, however it sure is nice in my dreams!

My good thoughts go towards those that are having to deal with difficult situations with their aging parents...its such a hard job and I commend those of you that do it especially in a loving and compassionate way.