Wednesday, January 2, 2008

destashing or a giveaway?

I am attempting to declutter and make some more room both in my apt. and in my garage. I've been going through my stash and found some stuff I could part with. Though I'm on the fence about selling what I have or just giving it away. My gut is telling me I should just give it all away. That is, if anyone wants any of it! Mary Jane's Attic Handpainted Superwash Yarn (60% merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon) 430 yds.
2 skeins of reynold's soft sea wool. Not sure what the colorway is called but it says 0320.
"Fried Green Tomatoes" from white oak studio. Fat Sock (225 yds 100% merino). An exclusive from the ChickFlick Movies tvyarn sock club.
2 skeins of "Love Actually" from white oak studio. tvyarn sock (175 yds 100% merino) Another exclusive from the ChickFlick Movies tvyarn sock club.
A ball of noro silk garden lite # 2013.
a brand new copy of speed knitting from my first Felt Club XL event. (This is an extra copy).

Those of you that are regular readers of my blog know that I just received a crock pot for Christmas. All that I ask are links for some guaranteed delicious crock pot recipes. :) When leaving a comment, please be sure to let me know what you'd be interested in receiving! The contest will close once I've got enough responses. I can't wait to try out some new recipes. ;)


  1. oohh ,these are pretty..i'd really like to win the 2 skeins of "Love Actually" ot the fried green tomatoes...
    here are a couple sites i like and use.good luck with your new crock pot!Oh the time they save.

  2. oooh! my mom has this fabulous beef stroganoff recipe... i will type it up for you later tonight when i can find it.

    haha, not that i actually NEED any more yarn, but i would LOVE to win the mary jane's attic handpainted. ^^

  3. My favorite slow cooker recipe comes from the book "Not your mother's slow cooker cookbook" which has a TON of recipes, just this is the one I've honed in on and made several times.

    Moroccan Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas and Cumin

    2 16oz cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained
    1 15oz can of whole plum tomatoes, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
    1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch squares
    1 medium sized red onion, chopped
    1/4 c golden raisins
    2T tomato paste
    2T water
    1 1/2 t ground cumin
    pinch of paprika
    4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch cubes
    2T creamy peanut butter

    put all ingredients except the peanut butter in the slow cooker, mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Stir in the peanut butter, serve hot over couscous.


    Enjoy :) I don't really need more yarn either, but I love the Fried Green Tomato colorway :)

    and I don't trust blogger to give you my email address... so it's bethtoons at gmail dot com

  4. I have an excellent chili recipe if you'd like, and one for pulled pork. As far as yarn - love the TVYarn and the Reynolds....let me know if you'd like either recipe and I'll email them to you.

  5. Ohh, I'm in LOVE with the 2 skeins of Reynolds!!!! MUST HAVE. I'm going to go find my fave recipe for my crockpot - must find the magazine it's in (not sure where it went when we moved, but I'm going to look for it now and Im going to email you the recipe :)

    Oh oh - me me - PURPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I love the Reynolds, too, but it looks like it's already spoken for. However, here's my crockpot recipe anyway. Dump an unspecified number of chicken parts,
    2 TB butter,
    1/2 c honey,
    3 TB Dijion Mustard
    2 tsp curry powder a
    1/2 tsp salt
    cook on low for 6 hours
    serve over rice and prepare to smack lips.


  7. I really think all the yarn is pretty, though the mary jane, and the purple yarn are my favorits. :)

    This is one of my favorite recipes of all times:

  8. I hate my crockpot so I don't have many recipes, lol. But I do love the chili recipe I got from weight watchers like 3 years ago, especially with cheese and sour cream (ha! take that WW :P).

  9. Well, I'm just commenting to say I think you should keep the soft sea wool! It's a beautiful color, and is it enough to make a cool lace scarf or something?

    Anyway, re: the crockpot, check out this book - I've made a couple of things from it and it's resulted in some of the better crockpot things I've tasted:

    Slow Cooker Ready & Waiting Cookbook by Rick Rodgers


    Has lots of crock pot recipes...I haven't tried them all, but a few were very good. Check it out :)

    happy crock potting ;)

  11. I hardly ever use recipes to cook things in my crockpot - I usually cook pot roasts or stews and I just throw the meat in with whatever seasonings look good at the time (herbs, spices, vegetables, whatever) and cook until the meat's done.

    My mom made a beer and bear roast last week that was really good, and I think she did use a recipe for it, but I'm back at school now and can't look it up. I could e-mail her and ask for it if you like, but I have a feeling that the bear might be a little hard to come by.

    A tip, though: use less salt than you think you'll need. The cooking concentrates it (and you can always add more later if you need to).

  12. CDKitchen has a crockpot section
    AllRecipes has a Slow Cooker collection has free recipes
    Campbell’s kitchen includes crockpot recipes

    If you are looking for a cookbook take a look at Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook. It has a wider variety of tasty and healthy recipes than some of the older Slow Cooker/Crockpot books.


    I like the Fried Green Tomatoes the best. The purple reynolds is lovely too.


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