Episode 8: Patterns and Badgers

Sorry for the week delay (Erica is sometimes technologically incompetent and deleted the file as Dave left for a weeklong gaming convention).

Kakadu yarn by Queensland – yarn Erica is using to make her crochet triangular fan scarf

Pattern Browser and Advanced Search on Ravelry (also accessible through pattern page immediately below the regular search box)

Sponsored Pattern Think Tank by Erica Kempf Broughton using Zooey Yarn from Juniper Moon Farm

Dave’s Horus Heresy Event near Chicago – adepticon

Dave’s new airbrush – Badger 105 extreme patriot


Episode 7: What Shape is Steak

Perpetual Painting on instagram

Sponsored Pattern – It’s Not Square to Crochet Scarf

Recommend Louisa Harding Ondine, Bamboo Pop, Universal Cotton Supreme DK

Finished up Roving Indiana yarn crawl for this year – some of the most popular yarns for customers on it were: Bamboo Pop, anything from Good for Ewe, Malabrigo Rios, Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock

Episode 6: Explore New Gravel

Fancy Tanktop – Seamwork Addison

Sew Many Dresses, sew little time by Tanya Whelan

Adepticon – 40k/30k miniatures tournament

Perpetual Painting – Dave’s painting studio

Privateer Press P3 metallic paint

Vallejo Air Paint

Scale 75 Paint

Project of the Month Clubs here at Nomads

Knit market bag with the deceptively short handle Marvelous Market Bag by Erica Kempf Broughton

Flapper-tastic Hat by Erica Kempf Broughton

Newsboy Crochet by Erica Kempf Broughton

Amigurumi – small crochet creatures (Wikipedia page)

Sponsored pattern – Light as Air by Erica Kempf Broughton.  Recommended KFI Luxury Mohair, Debbie Bliss Angel, Rowan Kidsilk Haze, Louisa Harding Pittura or Queensland Uluru yarn

Sodalis Nature Park – Dave was right, there are bobcats!





Episode 5: Crocuses and Daffodils

Roving Indiana yarn crawl

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival


Seamwork patterns – Manila (leggings), Kenedy (dress), Addison (fancy tank top)

The French Seam – garment fabric shop on the North side of Indianapolis

Project of the Month Club here at Nomad Yarns

Lime Magenta color of Malabrigo yarn…opps, we meant sapphire magenta

Sponsored Pattern – Asymmetric sleeves

Me Made May

Favorite Things Cowl by Jill McGee

E4: Five Lasagnas

Aberdeen batwing tee pattern from Seamwork

Manila – legging pattern from Seamwork

Super thick yarn for Afghan – Sirdar Gorgeous

Dave’s painting studio facebook page – Perpetual Painting

Jaquard Dyes – procion dye for cotton

Pasta Maker we use – Homdox Pasta Maker

Chipotle peppers available in most supermarkets – La Costena

Homemade soda book we are using  – Homemade Soda by Andrew Schloss

Sponsored Pattern – Afterthought Sleeve Bolero made with Uluru yarn

Dharma Trading Company – where we got onesies for dyeing

Check out the free days or extra opening hours on holidays for The Indianapolis Zoo, State Museum, Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum, Children’s Museum


Music credit for our intro, outro and segment breaks: Scramby Eggs by Andy G. Cohen



Episode 3: So Much Cheese

Brew Link Microbrewery – next door to us at the shop

Roving Indiana – Our local yarn crawl

Juniper Moon Farm – Yarn company we’ll be featuring for our yarn tasting

Pre-made socks Erica likes to gift her dad instead of knitting them herself – Uptown Himalaya Socks

Super thick yarn for Afghan – Sirdar Gorgeous

Aberdeen batwing tee pattern from Seamwork

How to prune a fruit tree video – Good summery of what we talked about from ‘This Old House’

Sponsored Patterns – Hooty and the Owl Mitts and Hat

Craftsy zipper class appears to be no longer available – but they have many other great free and pay for crafting classes

Erica’s massively neglected blog on How to sew a cotton covered wool diaper cover – in case you are as obsessed with cloth diapering as she is

Jungle Jim’s – the Midwest’s craziest grocery store, where we went to The Big Cheese Fest


Music credit for our intro, outro and segment breaks: Scramby Eggs by Andy G. Cohen








Episode 2: Full of Beans

Jaquard Dyes – procion dye for cotton, sun activated

30K/40K Gaming Tournament Dave is attending in March – AdeptiCon

Super thick yarn for Afghan – Sirdar Gorgeous

Chipotle peppers available in most supermarkets – La Costena

Local butcher with very tasty, affordable meat – The Meat Shop

Erica’s favorite tomatoes to grow for canning – San Marzano

Sponsored Pattern – Football Head

Yarn We used in original football head – Jojoland Tonic.  Also recommend Uptown dk and West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley

Podcast recommendations from Dave – Revolutions by Mike Duncan (he also did The History or Rome)

Podcast recommendations from Erica – The Knitmore Girls and (oldie but goodie and looks like it’s still up on iTunes – Cast On by Brenda Dayne)

Smokehouse Chilli Recipe

4-5 slices of smoked bacon chopped

1lb minced beef – I prefer a higher fat ratio for this recipe

2 cans black beans

1 can pinto beans

2 medium onions diced

5 cloves garlic crushed and chopped

1tsp smoked paprika

1tsp sweet paprika

1tsp onion powder

1tsp Mexican oregano

1tblsp dried chicken bouillon

1tblsp balsamic vinegar

4-5 chipotle peppers chopped

2 large cans chopped tomatoes


  1. In a large pan over high heat add the beef, bacon and onions and sauté until the beef is browned. Break up the meat as much as possible.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the beans and cook for 1-2 minutes
  4. Turn the heat to low and add, well, everything else. Simmer for a minimum of 1 hour but the longer the better. This is even better the following day.

For Vegan version, sub the meat for a can of vegan refried beans and the chicken bouillon with vegetable bouillon


Music credit for our intro, outro and segment breaks: Scramby Eggs by Andy G. Cohen


Episode 1: Who are we and what are we doing here?

Roving Indiana Yarn Crawl info – www.rovingindiana.com

Yarn for baby socks – Jojoland Melody – www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/jojoland-melody-superwash

Fairisle baby sweater – Fairisle Skill Drill by Erica Kempf Broughton – www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fairisle-sweater-skill-drill

Information on our project of the month club (for locals-sorry, it’s not an online thing). www.nomadyarnshop.com/classes/class-series/project-of-the-month-club/

Seamwork magazine pattern for wrap sweater I’m sewing – Elmira www.seamwork.com/catalog/Elmira

Dave’s other job, painting miniature figurines for tabletop gaming, mostly Warhammer 40,000/30,000 – www.facebook.com/perpetualpainting

Math for how many sts to pick up based on row to stitch ratio

If you have 15 sts & 20 rows in a 2″ swatch: 15/20 = .75 = 3/4 = 3 sts every 4 rows

If you have 15 sts & 23 rows in a 2″ swatch: 15/23 = .65 which is close to .66 = 2/3 = 2 sts for every 3 rows

Sponsored Pattern: Big Comfy Chunky Hat by Erica Kempf Broughton – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-chunky-comfy-hat

Favorite smoked paprika – www.bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Erica’s favorite cooking show – Alton Brown’s ‘Good Eats’ – http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/good-eats.html

Cloth diaper bank – The Rebecca Foundation – https://www.clothforall.com/


Music credit for our intro, outro and segment breaks: Scramby Eggs by Andy G. Cohen


Taste of Nomad – December 2016

Taste of NomadIt’s the last Taste of Nomad for the year and for a while – we’re working on new ideas so stay tuned!







The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)


It sure is cold outside… even Dave is wearing a hat (ok this was a while ago, hence no snow). Cabled for Cold weather is a great unisex hat with a nice understated cable. A great fast fix for the holidays too if you’re rushing! We’ve provided the scrumptious silk and Merino blend Venezia for this pattern for a little bit of shimmer!

The food


Don’t be a turkey this holidays. Make sure to have some of this wonderful sausage stuffing full of winter herbs and spices to accompany your festive meal. This one is always a hit at our house – in fact we make it all year too!

That’s it for this month’s whistle stop tour. We hope your month is a festive one

Taste of Nomad – November 2016



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The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)

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Gloves are the order of the month here at Nomad. These top down gloves can be made with or without comedy moustaches. We’ve provided you with beautiful Heritage 150 for your pattern but have left the moustaches up to you to find some fun scraps in your stash – you’ll need at most 20yds of dk.

The food


OK, Pumpkin it is…. but no ordinary can of sadness, a fresh, orange globe of succulent joy. We may be overhyping this a bit, but we present to you our masterpiece of pumpkin pies. Creamy, sweet and with crisp, orange scented pastry all in tiny cute packages. Can you tell Dave is proud of this one?

That’s it for this month’s whistle stop tour. We hope your month is a sweet one