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)

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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

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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

 

 

Taste of NomadTaste of Nomad is here and it’s the one thing you’ll need to have on hand this November. Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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

Taste of Nomad – October 2016

 

Taste of NomadTaste of Nomad is here and so is fall! A fun, fast project this month and a great fall warmer recipe.   Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)

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Genius Cowl, yep, one of Dave’s designs snuck in this month. This cowl uses a fancy little trick to get drop stiches in the middle of a solid piece, it really is Genius!

This month’s Yarn is Ushya by Mirasol. A soft and squishy merino with a purpose. Enjoy the yarn and find out more about how Mirasol supports fiber prodcuers and families in Peru: http://www.mirasol.com.pe/

This pattern  is available through our Ravelry store. Go check the store out here

The food

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Fall is the time for Pumpkin, darn pumpkin, enough with the Pumpkin already! YEs we’re rebelling and celebrating another member of the squash family, our friend the Butternut with this rich and creamy sauce for pasts (or Dave’s favorite) gnocchi.

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

Tate of Nomad – September 2016

 

Taste of NomadTaste of Nomad is here and it’s time for harvests and strating those warm winter projects.   Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)

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“Thistle do Nicely” is the pattern this month, a fun colorwork hat perfect for the end of summer. Nice and compact to work on but super warm for the coming season.

We’ve given you some beautiful Painted Sky by KFI and Ella Rae Classic Superwash so this one is machine washable and will give you a cool stripe effect too!

This pattern  is available through our Ravelry store. Go check the store out here

The food

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It’s time to start enjoying hearty meals again and this month we have a fun harvest combo. A British classic of Sausage and Mash with a root vegetable twist. We hope you enjoy it (Dave does, one of his favorites!)

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

Taste of Nomad – August 2016

 

 

Taste of NomadTaste of Nomad is here and it’s time for something roasting hot like the weather.   Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)

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August and Summer is still in full swing, but it’s this time of year we need to turn to fall knitting. This little number won’t make you hot whilst working on it, but will keep the chill off your hands during Fall walks. This pattern was featured in Noro magazine but is still available through our Ravelry store. Go check the store out here

In honor of our magazine appearance, we’ve given you a beautiful pair of skeins of Noro Kureyon. It’s a self striping winner!

The food

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Pasta La Revolution 2! Last year we started our crusade against jars of pasta sauce, to give you some recipes for fresh, flavorful dishes with more than a nod to classic Italian. This month is the second wave, with Sausage Ragu the order of the day. Try this one, it’s easy and you won’t be disappointed.

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

Taste of Nomad – July 2016

 

Taste of NomadTaste of Nomad is here and it’s time for grilling and felting on those balmy summer days.   Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)

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Summer is a time for enjoying the outside, how better to do that than with all your essentials in tow. This little felted number is one of the first patterns we ever wrote and a larger version was featured in “60 Quick Knits from America’s Yarn Shops”. We’ve selected the beautiful Cascade Jewel for the project this month to give your piece a little more oomph.

The food

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Time for grilling and what better that a nice steak. We can’t take all the credit for this one, some Mexican friends served us these and they were so good Dave stole and adapted the recipe. So enjoy this little piece of summer and don’t forget those summery vegetable side dishes!

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

Taste of Nomad – June 2016

 

 

Taste of NomadJune is here and so is the heat, my goodness! Still, the perfect time to sit on the porch and knit with your new Taste of Nomad kit.  Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)

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This month we’re sending out kits for a delightful hot dog coaster….  Ok not really but it does look like it in the picture above. This month’s pattern is our Escapology Socks a great little trick where you make a sock with no cuff and then presto change add it in as an afterthought. We’ve given you 3 skeins of Cascade Fixation this month, a perfect summer yarn. Being cotton with a little elastic this blend is stretchy and cool. Great for summer socks. You’ll only need two for this project so think of something fun to match! Find this pattern on our Ravelry store for our readers not already part of Taste of Nomad.

The food

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Chock full of Bok Choi. This month we’ve given you our recipe for Bok Choi Bonanza. A great summery dish you can serve on the side of pump up into a full meal. This recipe works great with other spring and summer greens too so why not try it with sprouting broccoli or some Savoy cabbage?

Extra Extra!

We’ve squeezed in another treat this month. One of the ever popular Nomad Mugs – everyone knows you should stay well hydrated during summer knitting so here’s some help.

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

Taste of Nomad – May 2016

 

Taste of NomadWhat a strange month May has been! But hey, Taste of Nomad is always here to add some spring cheer. Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern and yarn (aka the main event)

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It’s a Farmers Market themed box this month. Not only is there a suitable pattern in the form of our fun Marvelous Market Bag but there’s also a glut of yarn.  We’ve packed your boxes full of Ondine, a wonderful soft cotton from Louisa Harding. No extra treat this month as we’ve packed in 3 skeins. Enough to make 2 bags and an msrp of $27! Find this pattern on our Ravelry store for our readers not already part of Taste of Nomad.

The food

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Everyone loves a fresh green salad right? Well make those greens pea green.

Snap peas are a must have crop in our gardens. When Dave was growing up in rural Norfolk his grandmother always had fresh pod peas in the gardens, nothing tastes quite like them making him a pea snob for life!

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Yes anyone paying real close attention will have noticed this recipe is a reprint. Well May has been an odd month and the produce is thinner on (and in) the ground than usual.

So.. Bonus comfort food recipe!

Slow roasted pork shoulder

Ingredients:

5-6lb pork shoulder joint

2 clementines sliced

1 small bunch fresh sage

1tsp peppercorns

1tblsp kosher salt

2 large onions, sliced

5 cloves garlic, whole

Method:

Pre heat your oven to 450F.

In a large roasting tin, lay down a bed of the sliced onions and garlic cloves. Place your pork joint on top skin side (or largest piece of fat side) up. Score the top surface in a diamond pattern. Also make an incision in the side about half way up to form a pocket.

Stuff one sliced clementine and the sage into the incision along with half the peppercorns. Rub the salt onto the top on the joint and top with the other clementine and the rest of the pepper. Stick the whole thing in the hot oven for 15minutes.

At 15minutes, turn the oven down to 350F and bake for 4-5 hours (yes really) basting occasionally with the pan juices. The pork should come apart with a quick scrape with a fork.

Serve with pride and all the trimmings!

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

Taste of Nomad – April 2016

 

 

 

 

Taste of NomadApril… showers? Well no, April has been a scorcher and the gardens at Nomad are going crazy. Taste of Nomad this month brings some light and airy food and knitting for your spring flings. Didn’t sign up yet? Well either call us on 317-742-7456 or Shop Online

 

 

 

 

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A lovely light and airy project for this month, perfect for warm weather knitting. The Plaid lace scarf is one of Erica’s favorites and a big hit of our first year at the store. For this Nomad classic we’re giving you the beautiful Taiyo sock by Noro, a classic cotton and silk blend in vibrant spring colors. Find this pattern on our Ravelry store for our readers not already part of Taste of Nomad.

The food

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Another month and again we’re encouraging you to eat your greens…. this time a springtime treat. Asparagus is one of the first crops to poke its ferny head out of the soil and it really is an event we look forward to. Right in the middle of all the planting, take some time to enjoy the crops – well not too much time, gotta keep digging. This month’s recipe is a simple stunner and is faster than a speeding bullet to make. Enjoy!

 

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