Episode 12: Not So High-Brow After All

We’ve settled in now and are feeling comfortable enough to let a little of the inner crazy out. In this episode we start our first KAL, a NEON  themed knit/crochet along! #neonalongKAL

 

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

 

Patterns  mentioned

Little Spring Mandala by Barbara Smith

Ophelia Bonnet by RDP Knits

Lancashire Dream by Gabrielle Danskknit

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket by Mina Phillips

Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Socks Therapist

No Purl Monkey Socks by Cooki A.

Dot Shawl by Cassapinka

Geek Socks by Wei S. Long

Good Vibes by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne

Fusion Blanket tutorial by Coriander Quilts

Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder

 

Yarns and Fibers mentioned

Up In Yarn Designs (business no longer open)

The Alpaca Yarn Company – Glimmer Yarn

Yarn Bee – Urban Chic

Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, “Flagstone Heather”, and “Down Heather”

Rhapsody Fiber Arts, “Darlene”

Malabrigo Sock, “Impressionist Sky”

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play, Satchel, “Bahama Woodstar”

Knit Picks Felici, “Bubble” – discontinued

Hedgehog Fibers, “Banana Leg”

Frabjous Fibers, #249 “Kaleidoscope”

Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton, “Silver”, “Ice”, “Natural”

Created by Elsie B Fiber Braids

Spectrum Fibre

Chile Knits

Plymouth Yarn

Vintage Fairie LLC on Etsy

 

Books mentioned

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

The Bathroom Guest Book

 

Other mentions

Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village in Utah

 

Introducing our first Knit-Along/Crochet-Along!

Visit our Ravelry page for more details. Use the hashtag #neonalongKAL on Instagram and other social media to share your ideas, progress and creations with everyone.

Prizes will be given away at the end of the KAL in May.

Prizes from:

Chestnut Fibres Project Bag

Hedgehog Fibers sock in “Envy”

Pacifica shawl pattern by Lisa Seifert, DoleValleyGirlKnits

 

Podcaster Shoutouts

Amber of the Yarn Hoarder Podcast

Opera Jo of Stitching the High Notes

 

 

 

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Episode 11: Socks, sock blanks, and sock yarn blankets

Whew! A month has flown by since our last episode and it was such a joy to be talking about wonderfully yarn-y things again! Here are the notes for this episode. We hope you enjoy!

Products Mentioned

Up In Yarns Designs in Fart Flowers

Knit Picks Hawthorne in Parkrose

Knit Picks Felici in Bubble, Kaleidescope, and Time Traveler

Loop Shawl and Dot Shawl by Casapinka

Anzula Nebula in Denim

WN Yarns

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play, Satchel in Bahama Woodstar

Malabrigo 400 in Repestre

Split Back Snowflake Hat by Susan B Anderson

Cascade 220 Superwash

Barenwolle in Wild Orchid

Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner (misattributed on the podcast to Susan B. Anderson – Sorry!)

Ophelia Bonnet by RDP Knits

Knit Picks Glimmer Yarn

Blazing Needles LYS

Malabrigo Sock in Impressionist Sky

Rohrspatz und Wollmeise

Chestnut Fibers

Patons Kroy Socks in Meadow Stripes

Wildflowers and Honeycomb by Olivia Villarreal

Rhapsody Fiber Arts in Darlene

Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits

Schoppel Das Paar

Knitterly Things – Rainbow of the Month Club

 

People mentioned

vintagefairiellc on Instagram

Holland Handmade Podcast

Yarn Hoarder Podcast

Little Bobbins Knits Podcast

 

Books

These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

 

TV

Poldark

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Episode 10 – Meet Our Crazy, Creative Children

We’ve invited our children to join us as we interview them each separately to discover what they have been creating and reading. We also share updates on our own knitting.

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

 

Yarns, fabric, and patterns mentioned

Barenwolle in Wild Orchid (yarn)

Loop by Casapinka (pattern)

Anzula Nebula in Denim (yarn)

WN Yarns

Drops Eskimo Uni in Light Gray #53 (yarn)

Knit Picks Felici in Time Traveler (yarn)

Deborah Norville Serenity yarn

Lang yarn

Cotton + Steel fabric by Sarah Watts

Black Apple Doll (pattern)

Kit Kat hat by Andre Sue

Everyday shawl by Jenny Faifel (pattern)

Quince & Co. (yarn)

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play in Bahama Woodstar (yarn)

Malabrigo in 400 Rupestre (yarn)

Up In Yarns Designs in Fart Flowers

Knit Picks Hawthorne in Parkrose

Split Back Snowflake Hat by Susan B. Anderson (pattern)

 

Websites mentioned

My Froggy Stuff

Custom fit by Amy Herzog (pattern generator website)

 

Books mentioned

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry

These is My Words by Nancy Turner

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Wings of Fire book series by Tui T. Sutherland

The Ranger’s Apprentice

Series by John Flanagan

Lord of the Rings

Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

The 5000 Year Leap by Skousen

The Giver quartet by Lois Lowry

Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Harry Potter

The Mouse Mansion by Karina Schaapman

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

 

Other mentions

White  Buffalo Pottery (local Utah potter)

Hidden Figures (movie)

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Episode 9 – Knitting Goals and Hand Knit Sock Swap

We finally made the time to podcast in the new year! We recap Christmas projects, talk about our knitting goals, and announce our hand-knit socks swap! It’s going to be SO much fun and we hope you will join us. Also, a huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful viewers and friends who have been in touch over the last few weeks. What a delightful bunch you all are!

 

 


 

 

Show Notes

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

Yarns and patterns mentioned

Paca Peds yarn

Summer Slice Sock Pattern by Cassandra Dominick

 

Knit Picks Felici in Bubble Gum

 

Everyday Shawl pattern by Jenny Faifel

Cove Cardigan by Heidi May

Teeny White Daisy bag

Up In Yarns Designs in Fart Flowers colorway

Knit Picks Hawthorne in Parkrose

Barenwolle in Wild Orchid and Lucid Dream

Lancashire Dream by Gabrielle Dansknit

Yarn Bee – Urban Chic yarn in Gray 06

Frabjous Fibers in #249 Kaleidoscope

Gleener “the Ultimate Fuzz Remover”

Piratenwolle

Amanda Makes Yarn in the beautiful Meanwhile, At the Castle colorway!

Chileknits Strong Sock in Bliss 2.0

WN Yarns

Podcasts Mentioned

Cherry Purls

Holland Handmade

Yarn Hoarder

 

Come join us on our Ravelry Group and sign up to be part of our hand knit sock swap!

#matcsockswap

We will be closing the thread on January 21st and pair you up with a swap partner. We can’t wait to hear from you! Thanks for watching!

 

 

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Episode 8: Giveaway!

 

Episode 8 is live! Christmas projects are piling up all around us and we are knitting as fast as we can. We share our update on our Dad and talk about our favorite Christmas Eve traditions. And apparently I crunch on ice while Deborah is talking (what’s up with that Em?). Best of all, we announce the winner of our awesome giveaway!

 

 

 

Show Notes

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

 

Yarns and patterns mentioned

Summer Slice Sock Pattern by Cassandra Dominick

Creating With Sticks

No Purl Monkey Socks

Madelinetosh Twist Light in Dustweaver

Primavera Capelet by Paulina Popiolek

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Baltic

Marianated Yarn in Jungle

Greenwood Fiberworks in Sublime

Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel

Knit Picks Felici in Bubble Gum

Geek Socks by Wei S Leong

Snowball Buddies by Susan Claudino

Little Cotton Rabbits by Julie Williams

Cascade Eco Duo in Vanilla

Burlap and Blossoms pattern -Rudolph

Everyday Shawl pattern by Jenny Faifel

Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Paca Peds yarn

Cove Cardigan by Heidi May

#cozywithtastythings

Kimarie’s Knit Knacks yarn

Hedgehog Fiber’s in Envy and Banana Legs

The Sexy Knitter

Lorna’s Laces

Baby Boo Yarn

 

And our Giveaway goes to Frenchyknits on Instagram. We are so excited to send you this awesome package! It includes :

 

Amanda Makes Yarn in the beautiful Meanwhile, At the Castle colorway!

Project Bag and Progress Keeper by Deborah at Indigo Chicken

 

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Sweet and Spicy Gingerbread

I LOVE gingerbread cookies. The smell fills up your house long before the delicious cookies are done and ready to eat. And I find that I like mine to be sturdy but still soft, and have a little bit of kick to them. This recipe has floated around my family for long enough that I don’t know where it came from, but I’ve adjusted it so many times that I feel okay to call it my own.

Bake up some festive goodies and enjoy decorating them with your children.

 

Gingerbread Cookies

1/2 cup butter, soft

1/4 cup shortening

1 cup dark brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons molasses

Combine the above ingredients, mixing thoroughly and set aside.

2 1/2 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or less, if you don’t like it spicy)

Combine dry ingredients then add to the wet mixture above. Mix until it forms into a ball. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Let dough rest on the counter for about 10 minutes before rolling out on a floured surface. Roll to 1/4″ thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place 1/2″ apart on a silicone mat and bake for 12-14 minutes. Let the cookies cool and firm up on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

When cookies are completely cool, decorate with royal icing. I like the recipe for icing with meringue powder found here.

I haven’t tried this recipe for making a gingerbread house but it has been nice and sturdy for large gingerbread men so I’d be interested to know if it works. If you try it out, please share your results!

 

 

 

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Episode 7: Wish Fairies and Harry Potter

Episode 7 is now available. We had a wonderful time chatting about all kinds of delicious yarn-y things including our Christmas knitting, socks and more socks, and an update on a longer-term project. We also rhapsodize over the amazing yarn and fiber community and the generosity that abounds there. And we continue to be obsessed with Harry Potter. To no one’s surprise.

Don’t forget to keep watching until we talk about our giveaway. It’s the most beautiful set!

 

Show Notes

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

Information about Meanwhile, At the Castle

The quote from C.S. Lewis can be found here.

You can also find more information about our Heroic Youth programs at www.HeroicYouth.com

Yarns and patterns mentioned

Cascade Heritage Handpainted in Sage Honey

Marianated Yarn in Jungle

Fork In the Road Socks by Lara Neel (Thumb Joint Hat heel)

No-purl version of the Monkey Socks pattern

Madelinetosh Twist Light in Dustweaver

Cove Cardigan by Heidi May

Madelinetosh Light in Button Jar Blue

Vernal Equinox Shawl by Lankakomero

Up In Yarns in Kissed, Yonder, Lemon Slice and Fart Flowers

Knit Picks Felici in Bubble Gum

Geek Socks by Wei S Leong

Spectrum Fibre in Rainbow Bright 2

Lancashire Dream by Gabrielle Danskknit

Snowball Buddies by Susan Claudino

Peerie Floores Mittens by Kate Davies Designs

Bucilla Felt Kits

Frabjous Fibers in Kaleidoscope

Created by Elsie B 

Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters

Amanda Makes Yarn in the beautiful Meanwhile, At the Castle colorway!

Join our giveaway for the beautiful Meanwhile, At the Castle yarn and Deborah’s gorgeous project bag! You can get one entry into the drawing for each of the following:

– Follow @saltcityknits on Instagram

– Follow @indigochickendolls on Instagram

– Join the Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle

– tag three friends on Instagram in our giveaway for an additional entry!

The giveaway ends on December 10th!

 

 

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Episode 6: Christmas Knitting and a Giveaway!

Episode Six is now live and ready for your viewing pleasure. We had a great time discussing our current knitting projects, including many Christmas gifts in the works. Please come join us and enter our lovely giveaway!

 


 

Show Notes

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

Yarns and patterns mentioned

Cascade Heritage Handpainted in Sage Honey

Marianated Yarn in Jungle

Knit Picks Felici in Bubble Gum

Malabrigo Sock in Pearl

Greenwood Fiberworks in Crocus Magenta

Sweet Tomato Heel

JuliannasFibre in Silver Lining (for the mittens)

Tied Knots Hat by Justyna Lorkowska

Knit Picks Swish Bare

Just Like Me Knits pattern book, Gigi Doll Military Jacket

UpInYarns Christmas Mini Set

Burlap and Blossoms quilt block patterns

Amanda Makes Yarn in the beautiful Meanwhile, At the Castle colorway!

 

Join our giveaway for the beautiful Meanwhile, At the Castle yarn and Deborah’s gorgeous project bag! You can get one entry into the drawing for each of the following:

– Follow @saltcityknits on Instagram

– Follow @indigochickendolls on Instagram

– Join the Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle

The giveaway ends on December 10th!

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Episode 5: Buy All The Things!

This week Deborah and I told ourselves that we weren’t going to have an episode as long as our last two Well, in one way we were right. We apparently are not capable of being short on words. We are embracing our verbosity and just throwing caution to the wind. We hope you enjoy this episode. We had such a great time making it!

 

 

Show Notes

Patterns, yarns, shops and supplies mentioned

Malabrigo

Twisted Owl Fiber Studio – Desert Sunset

Wasatch and Wool Yarns (LYS)

Lane Cervinia

Isabel’s Yarn Shop

Cascade Heritage Paints – Sage Honey

Marianated Yarns – Jungle

Madelinetosh – unicorn tales in Glazed Pecan, Neon Peach, Flashdance, and Cousteau

Knitpicks Felici – in Time Traveler, Bubble, Kaliedescope, Rainbow and Hawthorn fingering

KitKat Hat by Andre Sue Knits (pattern)

ChaioGoo needles

Addi Sock Rockets

Paradise Fibers (LYS in Spokane Washington)

Sweet Georgia Yarns – Smitten

Ella Rae Lace Merino

Geek Socks (pattern)

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play – Bahama Woodstar

Muriel Capelet by Louisa Harding from Knits from an English Rose (pattern)

Loop by Casapinka (pattern)

Reversible Bucket Bag  from the Bag Making Bible (sewing pattern)

Podcasts mentioned

Little Bobbins Knits

Amanda Makes

Bakery Bears

Books Mentioned

The Lonesome Gods by Louis L’Amour

1984 by George Orwell

The Cursed Child by JK Rowling , Jack Thorn, and John Tiffany

The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

 

 

 

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Episode 4: Quilts Galore!

We had such a great time sharing our knitting projects and all about our love of quilts! For some reason the color in our video looks very different than what we saw during filming but c’est la vie!

Show Notes:

Shusui by Layla Qing of Qing Fiber

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu

Lancashire Dream by Gabrielle Danskknit

Project bag by AMarieKnits

Susan B Anderson How I Make Socks

Moda Bake Shop Pinwheel Baby Quilt

Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

You can find Deborah:

On Ravelry as Purplepinwheel

On Instagram as indigochickendolls

On Etsy as Indigo Chicken

You can find Emily:

On Ravelry as Egclawson

On Instagram as saltcityknits

 

 

 

 

 

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