Thursday, December 18, 2014

Episode 22: Year in Review

As usual, thanks for the reviews and star rating on iTunes! 

Here's my birthday cake, in case you missed it. 

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits 

 Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

Knits in Rehearsal

Auditioning Knits

I've been looking at lots of slippers! 

Knitting Talk-Back: Year in Review

Did you meet your knitting goals for 2014? Why and why not? How will this year help to determine your goals for 2015? 

New Skills I Learned this year: 

Short Rows, thanks to this Craftsy Class  


What a Crock

Black Bean Soup

1 medium onion (chopped) 
4 gloves garlic (minced) 
1 tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cans black beans
1 can chicken broth
1 jar salsa
2 tbsp lime juice

Place 2 cans of beans with liquids in batches with broth in blender. Blend until pureed. Put all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.  

Love it or Leave It

Love It: I have a nice 2 week break from school coming up! 

Leave it: Lack of communication in relationships

Other News and Notes 

I'm continuing my 30 in 30 day challenge, so far I've worked out every day but 1 in december. 

Here's the yoga video I've been watching: Yoga with Adriene

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Episode 21: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Program Mentions: Thanks so much for the iTunes reviews!

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

Barley by Tin Can Knits 

Speedy Cable Beret 2 by Paulina Chin

Knits in Rehearsal

The Good: 

Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

                Tosh Merino Light By Madeline Tosh 

The Bad: 

#NaKnitSweMo Sweater: Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
                Yowza What a Skein by Miss Babs in Coffee Break 

The Ugly: 

Auditioning Knits

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young 

Mrs. Jeckyl and Little Hyde by La Maison Rililie

Bulb by Veera Valimaki
Check out her entire Knit You Advent Calendar! Surprises everyday!

Knitting News, Notes and Events

I hope you enjoy a #BecauseofKnitting story sent to me by a listener. Keep 'em coming! 

Technology Talk Back



What a Crock

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili  

Love it or Leave it

Love it: 

Serial Podcast
Jamberry Nails 

Leave it: 

My little companion Jackson is showing his age.

She's Crafty

Yarny Christmas Wreath Project

Other News and Notes

Participating in a Holiday Caberet Night. No details yet! 

30 in 30 Challenge: I've pledged to myself to be active at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days in a row. Join along! 

I've also registered for a 10k to benefit brain tumor research. It takes place in March and you can donate if you are interested! See the Team Derren page for more information and click on my name if you'd like to donate!