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Hand y Machine Knitting

Welcome to the Hand y Machine Knitting podcast.

Whether you knit fast or slow, you'll find a new episode each month to inspire and motivate you to get some knitting done!

Jan 14, 2017

Episode 27 - Frugality

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Rave - Cooking at home
Rant - Noisy restaurants


The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is January 16.

April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164,

April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                  

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI

July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN,


It is a Michigan company called Indian Lake Artisans makes hexagon needles made in Michigan. Use HyMK10 to get 10% off your order.

Hand Knitting

I finished the Arch-Shaped Socks by Jen Showwalter of Mean Girl Design with Ambiente yarn.

I am crocheting the Granny Stripes afghan in sock yarn scraps.

Magic Knot tutorial on youtube.

Machine Knitting

I made several pairs of socks on my Legare CSM lately with these yarns: Kroy sock yarn, Lana Grossa Meilenweit “MEN”, Knitcircus Gradient Stripe, Opal - Vincent van Gogh.


For the best videos on using a circular sock machine, check out SockTV.

For a 50% off link to Renee Callahan’s knitting machine Craftsy class, go to her website.


Greek Salad Dressing - similar to Mitch’s
In a food processor pulse 2 T lemon juice, 5 T cider vinegar, 1 t dried oregano, 1 t dried basil, 1 t dried tarragon, 1 clove garlic, 2 T Dijon mustard, scant t molasses, 1 T mayonnaise. Drizzle in 1 cup olive or vegetable oil or combination of the two. My food processor has a tiny hole in the bottom of the pusher thing and that pusher holds exactly one cup. I pour the oil in there and run the processor as the oil is drizzled in in a slow stream.

Asian Ginger Dressing
½ t garlic powder, 2 T grated ginger root, ¾ c oil, ⅓ c rice vinegar, ½ c soy sauce, 3 T honey, ¼ c water. Combine everything in a little sauce pot and warm to slightly liquify the honey. Let cool before dressing the salad.

Blue Cheese Dressing
¾ c crumbled blue cheese, 5 T buttermilk, 5 T sour cream, 3 T mayonnaise, 1 T white vinegar, ¼ t sugar, ⅛ t garlic powder, ½ t salt, ¼ t pepper. Mash the cheese into the buttermilk then mix in everything else.