Saturday, November 15, 2014

199B: CFR6 is an FO

#Repost from @bcastiel #cfr6 ...and this one too... ---  I made my mark At Red House BBQ #CFR6 #knittersofinstagram #instaknit #knitting #Cogknitive #handknitting

At the Red House BBQ for CFR6.

CFR7 is Oct 10, 2015
Northern California Camp Cog is next up for Camp CogKnitive! Dates TBA!

Philly Camp CogKnitive is still in planning stages--no date yet. Hotel and other suggestions welcome.

Raleigh, NC Camp Cog is a definite maybe...

DFW TX Camp Cog....I really hope so! I am scared off by the Open Carry Protest groups right now, but we'll see.

CFR 7 is coming! Oct 10. 2015!
 
More information here! Sign ups for everyone continues...

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.

You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

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. I am also drgemma on Instagram.

#Repost from @ jedimom. I have to go back and find this....  ---  #Tag #2014 #cfr6

What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:


The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller
Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

And here is where Gemma shows that she can be a bit of a dizzy blonde herself with afterthought heels. But I did learn to pick up stitches at each end of the waster yarn row BEFORE I pull out the waste yarn.
Brenda’s Shawl for CFR6: Winona Shawl

Done in yarn from Dizzy Blonde Studios:
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Cooperative Press with Erica Hernandez was in the house!

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing here this week.

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Yep. That's one of my favorite designers, Brenda Castiel, teaching us how to do buttonholes.

Strategy:
Reduce drama: Set limits and keep it simple.

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Can you guess this year's theme? What would we do without Jamie and Tally/RK's Mom?

Put a Lid On It:
It's back to the recipe in the Ball Book for Watermelon Rind Pickles, as the ones from America's Test Kitchen just were too salty for me.


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We are so lucky to get designer Michelle Miller/FickleKnitter back every year! Not to mention her great kids Maya and Dmitri.

Aw Shoot!

I got my run on at CFR6! I will try to enter my route on Runtastic for the rest of you to follow.We have an archery contingent at CFR! CFR7 will feature a bellydance class!

#cfr6 #eveninggatherings

Saturday evenings in the banqueting room are always wonderful!

Something I Really Like:

My designer buddies, including Erica Hernandez, Michelle Miller and Brenda Castiel! Hanging with creative people who dye and deign. And apps that help you find routes for weekend exercise when you are away from home. Localikki, Runtastic, RunKeeper, and Map My Walk/Run. Smart watch: Runtastic Orbit.

#100HappyDays Day 63 Whenever I feel blue in the next 363 days before CFR7, I will have pics such as this to remind me of the people who bring me joy each October.

Saturday evening with part of the gang at King of Siam.

Blather:

Looking for a new hotel for CFR7, but otherwise, a successful CFR6! CFR 7 was designed with the help of the Sunday Morning Brunch Committee—thanks, Everyone! See the (currently locked thread) for details of CFR7’s events.
Thanks to our spectacular and generous vendors!

Mother Bear Project received 33 bears and $375. from CFR6. Great work! WE ARE THE ONE PER CENT!!!!
Northern California Camp CogKnitive Mindfulness Retreat is scheduled for the 3rd weekend in January. Please see the thread on Ravelry for details.

BEST. VENDORS EVER!!

Red Fish Dyeworks:

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Ray's Magic Fingers:

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Bee Mice Elf:



Dizzy Blonde Studios:



Slipped Stitch Studios:



Forbidden Woolery



Yarnover Truck

Friday, October 31, 2014

199B: CFR6 is an FO


 

Episode 199B: CFR6 is an FO  will be live on Nov 2, 2014.

 

Please see show notes on Ravelry or at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com

 

 

 


Check out this episode!

198: Summer of Wonders

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As a family, we have worked miracles this summer. ANd here are the two people who have done and achieved the most, IMHO.

Northern California Camp Cog is next up for Camp CogKnitive! Dates TBA!

Philly Camp CogKnitive is still in planning stages--no date yet. Hotel and other suggestions welcome.

Raleigh, NC Camp Cog is a definite maybe...

DFW TX Camp Cog....I really hope so! I am scared off by the Open Carry Protest groups right now, but we'll see.

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
 
More information here! Sign ups for everyone continues...

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.

You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

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. I am also drgemma on Instagram.

What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Finished:

Halloween Linen Stitch Cowl--Mainly from Gnome Acres mini skeins in Halloween colorways.

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Calm Cowl in Rose Bush Colorway
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Still working:

My Franken Socks, again in mainly Gnome Acres yarn minis

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller


How to connect skeins You Tube video link

Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Dizzy Blondes: 

I've gotten back my processed roving from Mette and Tom of Ranch of the Oaks! It includes fluff from my llamas + Rashida the alpaca!

Dizzy Blonde Studios Mean Girls' Yarn Club still has openings!

Strategy:
Selective Journaling

Put a Lid On It:

Some cooling down of the weather has led to stews and such in my kitchen.

Aw Shoot!

Okay, so I have discovered that I can use a mild running injury as an excuse to wear a tight skirt and low pumps and walk slowly....

The racing season is upon me!

Summer Running Essentials:
Please remember to hydrate you and any running pals.
Important facts:
one gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds
Any mammal can carry only up to one quarter of its weight.

Ruffwear backpacks for dogs.

Something I Really Like:
I'm watching Season 1 of the AMC series Once Upon a Time on Netflix.

Blather:

We have completed an amazing summer. Struggles to get an appropriate educational placement for my son. Thanks to our own well-loved Allison 1031 for her review of Camp CogKnitive on her podcast The Hollywood Knitter.

 


 

 

 


 


199A: Yarnosphere 2014


Episode 199A: Yarnosphere 2014 is live.

Please see our shownotes on the thread in our Ravelry group or at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com


Check out this episode!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

198: Summer of Wonders


Episode 198: Summer of Wonders is live. Please see the shownotes on our Ravelry group or at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com.


Check out this episode!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

197: Pony Alarm Clock


Please see the show notes at our Ravelry group or at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com.

Episode 197: Pony Alarm Clock has been released.


Check out this episode!

197: Pony Alarm Clock

Tirion Du took me for a grand ride all over the neighborhood this morning. After, when she was cool, I tried spraying her with the hose and found--she likes it! That's why her neck is shining--she was frolicking in the wet in the 90 degree weather.

The Lady is secretly an alarm clock!
Northern California Camp Cog is next up for Camp CogKnitive! Dates TBA!

Philly Camp CogKnitive is still in planning stages--no date yet. Hotel and other suggestions welcome.

Raleigh, NC Camp Cog is a definite maybe...

DFW TX Camp Cog....I really hope so! I am scared off by the Open Carry Protest groups right now, but we'll see.

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
 
More information here! Sign ups for everyone continues...

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.

You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

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. I am also drgemma on Instagram.

What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Finished:

The Blueberry Waffle Socks in colorway Witchwind from Forbidden Woolery.

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Beachy Shawl for Camp Cog Cam-- in Just Beachy from Dizzy Blonde Studios.

#100happydays I finished my shawl from 2 skeins of Lambie Toes from Dizzy Blonde Studios in the Camp CogKnitive Colorway Just Beachy.

Not yet finished:

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller--started again! On D chart.
One Row Lace Scarf--FROGGED! I just got so bored...
Halloween Linen Stitch Cowl--Mainly from Gnome Acres mini skeins in Halloween colorways.

Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing much; just wheel maintenance time.

Strategy:
About waiting and being patient with yourself.

Put a Lid On It:

The kitchen is quiet, due to 100F heat. Yearning for a chance to make more pickles.

Aw Shoot!
90 minutes on the elliptical is my current standard. Weight loss stalled, but that’s okay because I seem to be building considerable muscle. Roxy is getting walks out in the neighborhood, but not much more in the heat. 10K run on elliptical easily achieved in August. The problems with using BMI as a guide to good health. Better method: circumference of waist to that of hips.
Mother Jones: Why BMI is a Big, Fat Scam.
 
Summer Running Essentials:
Please remember to hydrate you and any running pals.
Important facts:
one gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds
Any mammal can carry only up to one quarter of its weight.

Ruffwear backpacks for dogs.

Something I Really Like:
Instagran. Follow me as drgemma there. Also: #100happydays

Blather:
CFR6 (of course). I have been felled by a rather nasty sinus infection for several weeks. Meanwhile, Tirion has become the alarm clock for the farm.
A review:
Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjoman from Passiflora Press: