Shepherds at the Nativity and the Scrappy Curse is Broken

Episode 6: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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In the Suds (2:08)

My Tiny Christmas Hat pattern


The Land of Sweets Cowl (I’m also wearing my Antler Hat knit from handspun in this picture.)

Granny Stripe Blanket.

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket.


Corner to Corner Blanket.

My basket of misfit toys (aka NO-sock-yarn-esthetic).





Classic Mittens Pattern #615

Simple Cabled Socks by Debi Hassler- a free pattern!

Knitting Now (14:58)

Julekveld by Skeindeer Knits

The Woolly Thistle

Pondering and planning my next colorwork project…

Spinning (19:37)


Sewing (20:38)

Make a table runner from a childhood dress

In the Woods (21:21)

Persimmon cookie recipe

What Fills My Cup (22:44)

Homemade Hot Chocolate

In a heavy saucepan combine 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of hot water and a pinch of salt. Heat to a boil and cook for one minute. Stir in 4 cups of milk and bring to a boil once again. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve in festive cups or mugs, or you can place the hot chocolate in a crock pot on low to keep warm. Of course, add marshmallows to the top when serving! Enjoy!

Shepherds and Sheep in the Nativity (23:50)

As we gaze on nativity scenes and smile at those gunnysack shepherds, let’s not lose sight of the striking irony. A handful of shepherds, marginalized by the social and religious elite, were chosen to break the silence of centuries, heralding Messiah’s birth.

Shepherd’s Status by Randy Alcorn.

May God bless you and the ones you love. Merry Christmas!

[As always, many thanks to Chief for helping me get comfortable with a new audio recorder, and lighting the little red stove downstairs so that things would be cozy while recording.]


Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

Silent Night licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License



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