Green Stockings Craft & Design

July 30, 2014

Episode 4: Giant Sweater of DOOM

Filed under: Crafting, Podcast — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 2:56 PM

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for stopping by the blog!  Please enjoy Episode 4!


The audio is really quiet, so please turn up your speakers!


Project Notes:

Vivid Blanket by TinCanKnits in Patons Superwash DK in Green Apple

Coral Top by Isager in Berocco Linsey in Chillmark and Denim

Stockinette Socks in Deborah Norville Serenity Sock in Teal Tease

Giant Sweater of DOOM in unidentified super bulky wool

Child’s sweater design in worsted soft acrylic


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July 15, 2014

Gluten & Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe

Filed under: Food — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 7:57 PM

It’s been a pretty ground beef-heavy summer around here!  We’ve been feeding not only the two grown ups and a toddler, but a hungry teenager as well, and for us like for a lot of families, money is tight too, and ground beef is a pretty cheap staple around these parts.  So there have been a lot of hamburger steaks and spaghetti stew dinners.  Tonight I said “enough”!  A quick google search for ground beef recipes turned up many the wheat-y choices, but when I saw meat loaf, I knew that the paleo blogosphere would definitely have come up with some great suggestions, and I wasn’t disappointed.


Many of the paleo meatloaf recipes rely on coconut or almond flour for their stick-together-ness, but with neither of those things in the house, I was pleased to find the SarahLynnSmile recipe which included sweet potato, which I not only had on hand, but would please our hungry crowd before they head off to Tuesday night archery practice.


Served with rice and raita (Indian yogurt dressing) for the bottomless pit of a teenager, or with salsa for the most paleo member of the household, this meatloaf turned out great!  So with thanks to Sarah Lynn, here’s my gluten & grain free meatloaf recipe


Gluten free, grain free, meatloaf – Yum!



2 lbs medium ground beef

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and grated

1 medium onion, grated (you can also food process your onion to get it to the pulpy stage)

6 to 8 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups lightly packed baby spinach, finely chopped (spinach is like brown sugar – you want to pack it in while measuring, because it’s the most disappointing vegetable for how much of it there actually ends up being!)

2 tsp salt

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp ginger powder

1 tsp all spice

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp butter, melted

2 eggs, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 400F

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine well (I recommend just mashing it all together with your hands!), press into 2 loaf pans lined with parchement paper.  Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until sweet potato is soft and beef is cooked through.

Turn out and slice, serve hot.

Pro tip: flavours will be even better if the mixture is prepared ahead of time and allowed to stand for a few hours.


July 3, 2014

GreenStockings podcast Episode 3!

Filed under: Uncategorized — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 9:16 PM

Hi Everyone!

Please enjoy the podcast,  Episode 3!

Project Notes



Coral Top by Helga Isager; knit in Berocco Linsey in Bluefish and Chilmark on 3.25mm and 4.5mm needles

Vivid Blanket by TinCan Knits; knit in Patons Classic Superwash DK in Green Apple on 4.0mm needles

Plain Vanilla socks; knit in Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fasset on 2.5mm needles



SMASH shawl by Waterview Knits; knit in Susan Andrews Collection Alpaca Gold in Lavender and Purple with beads


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