Monday 5 December 2011

Episode 18: Baby, it's cold outside

Aplayfulday is kindly sponsored by Superknits, the home of super yarns for super knits. Please show your support for our playful friend by clicking on the link above- go on, spoil yourself!!!

Show notes:
Stay tuned for some surprise holiday specials.....

The winner of Coastal Knits is: Catalina! Please get in touch as soon as possible so I can get the goodies to you!

I interview Stephen West of Westknits fame. 

Off the Needles
Purl Ridge Scarf by WestKnits in Madelinetosh DK, colourway Graphite.

On the needles
Humanity Mitts by Denise Lotter in Rico Design Essential Soft Merino Aran
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in September Yarns Essential Sock Yarn (discontinued)
Stockholm Scarf by Knitted Bliss in Merino Cashmere DK, Artist's Palette Yarns

A fully playful party for Socktopus by Alice Yu of Socktopus fame. Available from GMC or your LYS.

Festive Munch Burp Schlurp
I mix up some festive edible gifts, with a variation on this recipe for Cranberry Vodka. I added orange peel and am debating a clove, vanilla, and cinnamon mix next time.

I also share my last minute bread maker's gift hamper: pre mixed bags/ tubs of bread flour and seed butters in pretty jars. For the nut/ seed butters you will need approx 200g seeds or nuts of your choice and to crush them in a blender or coffee grinder. Add 1 tblsp of oil at a time till you get the consistency you desire (usually about 200ml). Keeps for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on Music Alley
When gentle snowflakes by Steve Stellavato, available on Music Alley
The First Noel by Alison Crowe, available on Music Alley
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Janet said...

I so enjoy your podcast!! Thanks so much. Loved the interview with SWest. What a delightful young man. Also loved your ideas for Christmas gifts. My youngest and her family recently moved to Portland and I will miss making cookies with her this season. So, I think I will make some and send them.

Have a good week.

Fruitful Fusion said...

I know this is an old podcast, but I've just listened to it! I LOVE the bread makers hamper idea. I love baking, especially bread and I love hampers and little tins too! Now, you have a picture up there of a beautiful aqua/blue shawl, but I can't figure out which one it is. Can you tell me the name of it?

Fruitful Fusion said...

Oh got it! Little Colonnade!!! It's lovely!