Monthly Archives: December 2017

Good Cheer Shawl

Brew a cup of tea, grab your favorite book, and bundle up in this shawl near the fire .

Cozy, squishy, and totally wrap-able, this aran-weight shawl has everything you love to knit. With a little bit of lace and a little bit of texture you’ll enjoy the process as much as wrapping up in the super-soft finished shawl that is large enough to keep you warm on the coldest day.

The single-ply Malabrigo Worsted yarn provides excellent stitch definition that really shows off your work. Pick four skeins of your favorite aran weight yarn and get started!

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Grandma’s Peppernuts

Our Grandma Childs made these spicy little cookies every Christmas and shared them with all her children. They are different than traditional Peppernuts (or Pfeffernuss) as they do not have any anise or pepper in the recipe. I guess she never liked the traditional flavors and neither did any of her children or grandchildren. We love these poppable sweets just as they are in all their ginger-y, molasses-y goodness!

 

Peppernuts

From the kitchen of Gay Rosenberg Childs

Ingredients:

3/4 cups sugar

1 cup dark molasses

1 cup shortening

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

6 cups flour

Directions:

Cream sugar, molasses, shortening, and water together. Sift together all dry ingredients and mix until incorporated  and forming a stiff dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least four hours. Roll chilled dough into snakes about 1/2 inch in diameter and cut 1/2 inch slices. Scatter on ungreased baking tray. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes at 350 degrees farenheit. Allow to cool on pan. Store in airtight container  and snack away! Makes about eleventy-billion tiny cookies.

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Episode 25: Good Cheer


Contact Us You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

Show Notes

We (meaning me, Emily) lost my notes for this episode. With the holidays I’ve chosen not to spend the time on show notes this week. I hope you’ll all understand. Many of the projects and yarns used this week can also be found in previous episodes. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact me via email at emilygclawson (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks so much for bringing us such great joy during this holiday season!

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Holly and Ivy Felt Christmas Ornament Pattern

Make some fun and easy ornaments for your tree this year with some simple supplies and basic skills. You can stitch the leaves on the heart, or glue them in place, depending on your mood.



If you have not yet learned how to blanket stitch, watch this great tutorial from Hobby Lobby by clicking on the link below.

BLANKET STITCH TUTORIAL

 

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Episode 24: Parade of Hats

 

Contact Us You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

French Meringue Socks by Vanilla Wool

Yarning Apart in Dust Light colorway

Dot Shawl by Casapinka

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play in Bahama Woodstar colorway

Malabrigo Sock in Rupestre colorway

Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure

Malabrigo Sock in Rayon Vert

Totally Tubular Hat by Wendy Goekner

Malabrigo Rios in Winter Lake

Malabrigo Arroyo in Auguas (held double)

Fur PomPom by FFfabulouss

Picacho Peak hat by Alyssa Latuchie

Berrocco Folio in Color 4545

Hedgehog Fibers Sock in Zephyr colorway

Molly Hat by Erin Ruth

Lion Brand Heartland in Isle Royale

MJ Yarns Sophistisock in Joseph colorway

Christmas bag swap – Tifflary on Instagram, Southern Sparrow on Etsy

 

 

Queen Emily’s Projects

What I’m wearing – Sweet Summer Nights (pattern coming next year)

Material Culture Fiber Arts in Garnet colorway

Flowers for Yvonne shawl pattern by Romi Hill

Anzula Meridian in Emerald colorway

Antler Toque by Tin Can Knits

World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits

Knerd String DK in Uniform colorway

Cabled hat – my own pattern

Knit Picks Felici in Fanciful colorway

Heels and toes in Piratenwolle color 550

Flax Light Sweater by Tin Can Knits (working it like a So Faded Sweater by Andrea Mowry)

Hedgerow Yarns in unnamed one of a kind colorway

Knit Mona Yarns in Ice Cream Sprinkles colorway

My hand-dyed yarn in Carribean Cooler colorway

McMullin Fiber Co in Electric Rainbow colorway

Bea and Rose in Summer Breeze colorway

Wobble Gobble yarn in Rose colorway

Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli

Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love colorway

 

 

 

Other Mentions

Bea and Rose Podcast

Tales from Cuckooland Podcast

 

 

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