Episode 4 – End of rant

In this episode I’m really tired and talk a lot. I also rant a bit, but not as much as I thought.

Since the last episode I have:
Started rganizing my stash, took photos of some of it and added to ravelry. Link to my stash
Iv’e decided to knit more from stash and knit more for me
Bought two crochet classes on Craftsy.com: Amigurumi with Stacey Trock and Crochet basics and beyond with Kim Werker

FO’s

Jay, the bird by Stacey Trock in Not as delicate as I look on Nerd Girl Yarns Conspiracy
Spring Bunnies by Stephanie Jessica Lau in Drops Safran

WIP’s
Daydream believer in Don’t blink on Nerd Girl Yarns saucy

Spinning

Gourmet stash Luxury tribbles. 330yd. 4oz. Will make Little Waffles Shawl

Stash Enhancements

Friday Studio’s Kaylee’s Strawberries on Thursday

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Episode 4 – End of rant

Episode 3 – Let There Be Light

In this episode I talked about:

My christmas and my family’s christmas traditions.

FO’s
3 pairs of adult Lovikka mittens and 1 pair of baby mittens
Nutbrown Hare Hat in Drops Cottonmerino

WIP’s
Lovikka mittens for my nephew
Daydream Believer in Nerd Girl Yarns Saucy

Spinning
Gourmetstash Fibery Tribbles in the Philosopher’s stone colorway

Stash Enhancements
Tribbles and yarn from Gourmetstash
Yarn from Gynx Yarns and from Wollmeise

(added jan 4th)

I forgot to add the link to my fathers blog and his photography, so here it is. He is not a pro, he is a self taught and happy amateur. But I really like the light in his pictures and how he “composes” them. I hope you do to. 🙂
BeBest blog

Episode 3 – Let There Be Light

Swedish lussebullar ( saffron buns )

Sorry for taking so long to translate it, but here is finally the english translation for the Swedish saffron bun recipe. I’ll write it in both metric/european and american measurements. And don’t hesitate to ask if something is unclear. And of course, please share your thoughts if you dare to try the recipe out. 🙂

Swedish Saffron Buns

5 dl (2 cups) milk with ~3% fat
1 g saffron, powdered
50 g (1.7oz) fresh yeast
1 pinch of salt
1.25 dl (0.5 cup) granulated sugar
2 eggs
1.6 L (7 cups) flour (not self rising)
200 g (7oz) soft butter

~1dl (0.5 cup) raisins
1-2 eggs for brushing

Start by putting the dough hook in your mixer. (or be prepared to use some serious elbow grease and get your hands covered in very sticky dough)

Pour the could milk, together with the saffron and yeast in the mixer bowl. Blend on low speed until the yeas has dissolved. Add salt, sugar and eggs, stir to combine.

Save about 1dl (0.5 cup) of the flour for later. Stir in the rest of the flour. When it is blended, add the butter about a table spoon at the time while running on low to medium speed. Let the machine knead the dough on low to medium speed until it is soft and releases from the edges. It will look very soft and sticky at first but after kneading you should be able to handle the dough without it sticking to your hands. It will take about 10-15 minutes and at least double the time if you are doing it by hand. If you pick up a piece if the dough you should be able to stretch it between your fingers to a thin membrane you almost kan see through. Like this

Cover the dough with a towel and put it in the refrigerator to rest for about 1-1.5 hours.

Heat the oven to 250c or ~480f.

Cover your working surface with some of the flour and take your dough out of the bowl. Knead it a little and divide it in to 35-40 equal parts. Roll each piece to a “snake” and then roll each end towards the middle to form an S like shape (look at the picture for reference). Place them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper, space them out, they will grow.

Let the buns rise for 10-30 minutes (until they are about double in size). Whisk the egg lightly and brush the buns with it. Press a raisin in the middle of the swirls (2 on each bun that is).
Bake for 5-8 minutes or until a medium/dark golden brown (like the picture or a little lighter).
Let them cool on a rack under a towel.
Store in a bag with as little air as possible and freeze all buns you will not eat in a couple of days. They dry out quite fast. They taste absolutely best if you heat them in the microwave for a few seconds so they are slightly warm but not burning hot. Enjoy them with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cold milk, cola or your other beverage of choice. 🙂

Swedish lussebullar ( saffron buns )

Episode 2 -Swedish Christmas Traditions

WIP’s
Nutbrown Hare Hat in Drops Cotton Merino
Drops slippers 150-4 in Drops Eskimo color 07

Spinning FO’s:
Punis from Knitters Nightmare
Frogged some handspun out of Nerd Girl Yarns Umbrella Drink on Polwarth Silk.

Stash Enhancements
3d printed bobbin from Akerworks

Giveaway

I’m hosting a random act of kindness giveaway on instagram. The prize is the limited colorway Voolengynx on single merino from the collaboration between Voolenvine yarns and Gynx yarns.

Swedish Christmas Traditions
I talked a bit about swedish christmas traditions and promised a clip of a traditional lucia celebration.

I found this quite funny clip that talks a bit about it in a humorous way.

This clip is from one of the broadcasted celebrations:

Episode 2 -Swedish Christmas Traditions

Episode 1 – Hello World!

FO’s
Weehistoric baby cardigan in yarn from easyknits
Gramps cardigan in Malabrigo Worsted in the Marine colorway.

WIP’s
Nutbrown Hare Hat in Drops Cotton Merino that lives in my project bag from Little Skein
Gold Dust Gypsy in handspun from Loop.

Spinning FO’s
2 bullseye bumps from Loop. Mermaid and Mermaid Coordinate. 930 yds and 10.45 oz total.

Stash Enhancements
Nothing bought but I’ll be trying out some 3d printed bobbins from Akerworks on my Kromski Sonata.

Episode 1 – Hello World!