Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Loretta1031 The Sherpa is between Lexicom and me!
Sherpa: a member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering.
Books and Designs:
The Art of Seamless Knitting by Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest, available in both ebook and paperbook
Erica Hernandez on Ravelry, also in the Madame DeFarge books
California Revival Knits by Stephannie Tallent
Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, also by Stephannie Tallent
The Tehachapi Project Shawl by Michelle Miler/Fickle Knitter
Loretta's Maru Shawl on Ravelry
Lexicom's podcast is The Crochet Fiberist podcast!
The Knitting Rose Podcast
The 2 Knit Lit Chicks Podcast
The Hollywood Knitter Podcast
Knotty Knitters Knitcast
KnitKnit Café Podcast
Never Not Knitting Podcast
Fiber Hooligans Podcast
It Takes Balls to Knit on Vimeo
The Knitmore Girls--of course!
Official Charity of CogKnitive:
Mother Bear Project--make bears! be involved!
Some of the bears on display at Mother Bear's booth
Listener Kelly, Me, Mother Bear Amy and Amy's mom!
Specialties, where we ordered our sandwiches online and then picked up for Stitches
DishDash--fabulous food in Sunnydale
Tusca Restaurant at the Hyatt in Santa Clara
Apple Tree Knits--gradients to dye for!
Lisa Souza--always my first stop at Stitches
Wonderland Dyeworks on Etsy
Judy's Novelty Wools--corriedale to spin, among other things
Slipped Stitch Studios--bags, notions, general geek coolness for fiber folks
Mimi's Needle Basket--great notions!
Knitting Rose Yarns--Lise does great work!
Dizzy Blonde Studios
National Custom Spinning Works
Neighborhood Fiber Company
Bar Maids and Lolo Bars--best. customer. service. EVAR!
Posted by Gemma at 10:04 AM
Monday, February 24, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It's Mother Bear CAL/KAL time! We are off to Stitches West to meet Mother Bear! We are Bears #40, 41, and 42.
Post pics of your finished bears here to compete for our prizes.
Mother Bear Project will be at Stitches West!! BOOTH 709 -no more than 3 bears per person! PLEASE REMEMBER to bring $3 per donated bear to help ship them to their new homes.
Deadline is APRIL 1, 2014!
CFR 6 is coming! Oct 14, 2014!
More information here!
Celebrating our listeners who have joined the CogKnitive 25 – , 50 –, and 75 – Bear Clubs for MBP. You can see who they all are right here. Great work!
Have YOU completed 25, 50, or 75 bears for Mother Bear Project? Send me your snail and a link to your Ravelry projects page, and CogKnitive will send you a special wristband to celebrate with you.
Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.
We have a website at http://www.cogknitive.com/. You can find older episodes there.
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I am gemmadw on Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on geocaching.com, and DrGemma on Plurk.
Geocaching: www.geocaching.com. I am DoeWalking, if you would like to be geo-pals.
What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:
Not yet finished:
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller .
One Row Lace Scarf
Lagoon Socks--praise to the Regia DKtweed sock in Lagoon colorway
No spinning, due to sinus issues.
Look at life's big picture and stop interfering with your own happiness. Don't block your own happiness by staying caught up in anger or bad feelings. And you have to make decisions about this for the long run: will a short-term gain be worth a longer-term loss? Or vice-versa?
Put a Lid On It:
Pickled beets in process. Nom nom nom! Layer any hard root veggie--turnips, beets, rutabagas--in the crock pot over night with a puddle of water in the bottom on low overnight. Then cook any way you like.
FINALLY back to running and planking. Down 19 pounds.
Something I Really Like:
Pic's Peanut Butter from New Zealand. Ohhhhhhhh yeeessss.
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth. Find the app in the Mac online app store.
A class on Skype! Life is sunny! I killed my Fitbit and replaced it.
Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic on March 23rd!
Summer Mindfulness Retreat in Camarillo, CA--looking at June. $50 to attend.
Limited to 10-15 people
Mindfulness lessons, meditation, self-hypnosis training by the ocean.
Road trips to local yarn shops.
Road trips to local high-end outlet malls.
It's Mother Bear CAL/KAL time again! Details above.
1001 Fickle Knitter Designs. Of course!
1048 Forbidden Woolery. We love our newest friend of CFR!
1140 Alpenglow--We LOVE CURLIE! Sunday at 11 is our listener gathering there!
1146-8 Yarnover Truck YAY!
709: MOTHER BEAR PROJECT!! Look for me there on Friday especially and frequent check-ins
718: LISA SOUZA! I unashamedly love the Souzas. Great couple, yarn-to-die-for
738: Slipped Stitch Studios! More cool stuff than is legal!
804: Purlesence--everything I love
822: Sacred Laughter--Best. Pins. Ever!
827: Carolina Hone Spun--Everything a spinster yearns for!
906: Dizzy Blonde--we love them at CFR!
920: Ranch of the Oaks! Faboo! Beloved of CFR fans.
404-504: WEBS. Yep. Love ‘em.
1039: Abstract! Colorififfic!
COME SAY HELLO! I’d LOVE TO MEET YOU!
And here is another of my bears in its forever home with Mother Bear Project! Her person lives in Kenya!
Posted by Gemma at 7:32 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014
1 frozen banana OR 1 fresh banana + 5 ice cubes
2 cups almond milk
2 TB PB2 with or without chocolate
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup homemade yogurt
2 TB homemade raspberry freezer jam
Blend until smooth. This keeps you hydrated when sick, restores you after exercise, gives you biotics to keep digestion sound, and also gives 2+ servings of fruit.
Chicken Soup Done Right
1 whole chicken, preferably organic. Include giblets
Herbs you like--tarragon, herbs de provence
1 onion and
1. Wash chicken and giblets; cover generously with water in crock pot. Add herbs to taste; cook overnight on HIGH.
2. Next morning: Remove bird and giblets. Place on platter to cool. Feed guts to dogs.
3. Turn off pot and allow broth to cool.
4. 1 hour later: Debone bird, discard bones where pets cannot get at them. Feed skin to dogs or cats.
5. Put meat and cooled broth into fridge.
6. Several hours later: When broth develops layer of grease on top, remove from fridge. Use slotted spoon to break off grease layer and remove from broth. Discard grease layer.
7. Strain broth through cheese cloth or fine strainer to remove bone bits, herbs, etc.
8. Chop veggies and return to crock pot with broth and chicken meat. Cook low for several hours or overnight.
9. Add greens, such as spinach or kale or beet greens or collard greens. About 30 minutes before eating add pasta or rice of choice. I prefer orzo.
10. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.
Posted by Gemma at 10:49 AM