Wednesday, February 11, 2015

205: North Carolina


CogKnitive Episode 205: North Carolina is live.

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


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

205: North Carolina

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Sort of says it all...

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in August!.Aug 21-23, 2015.

Northern California Camp Cog has been postponed! Dates TBA!

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

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!

MOTHER BEAR CAL/KAL is in progress!
Get the pattern right here for $5 and warm up those hooks/needles!

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.

A SECOND Mother Bear CAL/KAL also running right now! KNIT 15 BEARS IN 2015!!! Post a group pic of the 15 bears you've made for Mother Bear Project in 2015 by Dec 31, 2015 on our thread to compete for prizes. FIRST PIC of a group--crafter gets to select a color for wristbands. if we get 20 people making the 15 bears, I WILL make up wristbands!

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:

Warm'n'Fuzzy--LYS in Cary, NC--4.5 stars
Great Yarns--LYS in Raleigh, NC--3 stars

In Progress:

TARDIS-blue Coronet Hat in Big Merino Hug

#wikn Tagged by @abbyknitz I am doing the band of a Coronwt hat as requested by Twinface in TARDIS blue. Tagging anyone who wants to play as I rush off to my office!

The Lost Geek Podcast

2-At-A-Time Socks for Twinface--FROGGED!--But they WILL be back!

TARDIS socks for Twinface--FROGGED! Fair isle segment was just too tight.

The first TARDIS Sock Tribute is done at last! Of course, I did have a few other things to keep me busy this week...:-)

TARDIS Sock Tribute

Bear #1 for 2015.

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. In time out.

Dizzy Blondes: 

No spinning...

Strategy:
Use your tools.  And it never hurts to remember that the power of the human mind is a major force in recovery, so don't discount a placebo effect as a tool. When you empower a person, they will always do better, and that is the purpose of a placebo effect as a tool.

Put a Lid On It:
Recommended:
Quaker instant ROLLED oats
Trader Joe's Cocoa Almond butter
Congee (?) Rice:
Cook jasmine rice in your slow cooker and keep adding water until the rice can no longer absorb it. Cook into mush; fruit--dried or fresh can be added. Flavor with honey or maple syrup.

Aw Shoot!
I am back on-track as a runner, but down to 1.5 miles is my current distance. I will be returning to the 5K distance.

Something I Really Like:
Smart-phone and recharging-friendly airports and airplanes
Massage stations in airports
Farewell to Sky Mall!

Blather:

HysterSisters--a FANTASTIC resource for those enduring any form of hysterectomy
The SkeinMinder: sign up for newsletter and pledges and possible prizes here. It does not seem to be on Kickstarter...

Here is the TOTALLY awesome Aggie-- Lingua Franca on Rav. We had a fabulous brunch today, then off to the LYS in CareyNC...,

The amazing Lingua Franca (Aggie) helped keep me going with lunch at Academy Road Bistro and Warm'n'Fuzzy Yarns. The Calendar for 2015:
Feb 20-March 1: Fiji!
March 21: Griffin Dyeworks Spring Fling
April: Northern CA Knitter's Retreat
May-Jun: Retzlaff Winery Spinning Day
July: CGOA event in San Diego
August: The gathering at Sunnybank in Patterson, NJ AND 2015 Camp CogKnitive
Oct. 10: CFR7!

Outrageously GREAT LYS in Carey, NC. Interviewed owner for podcast!

The haul from Warn and Fuzzy LYS--Habitat hat pattern by Jared Flood, 2 skeins worsted in TARDIS blue, 2 skeins Mmmmalabrigo for Habitst(s ).

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

204: 6 Years of This?


Episode 204: 6 Years of This? has been uploaded.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

204: 6 Years of This?

#operationsockdrawer It's been a pretty exciting night here on the TARDIS Tribute Sock! So glad to be out of the colorwork and into the texture-work section.

The TARDIS Socks' band of stranded knitting...

CogKnitive Holiday Hustle is now over!! Prizes will be distributed...

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in August!.

Northern California Camp Cog has been postponed! Dates TBA!

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

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!

MOTHER BEAR CAL/KAL starts on Jan. 1, 2015.
Get the pattern right here for $5 and warm up those hooks/needles!

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.

KNIT 15 BEARS IN 2015!!! Post a group pic of the 15 bears you've made for Mother Bear Project in 2015 by Dec 31, 2015 on our thread to compete for prizes. FIRST PIC of a group--crafter gets to select a color for wristbands. if we get 20 people making the 15 bears, I WILL make up wristbands!

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:
Pink Waffle Socks--yarn is Cotton Candy Clouds in Sock yarn from Oink Pigments.

My pink blueberry waffle socks are done! Yarn is Sock by Oink Pigments and I give it 2 thumbs up!


In Progress:

2-At-A-Time Socks for Twinface.

TARDIS Sock Tribute

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. It bit me. In time out.

15 Bears in 15 for Mother Bear!
Sign up on the thread to join this CAL/KAL. Post a pic of your group of 15 bears on the thread to compete for prizes.
CAL/KAL ends on Dec. 31, 2015!

Mother Bear CAL/KAL is well underweigh! Bears eligible include bears made after March 1, 2014 and up until March 1, 2015! Post your pics to the thread, even if you have already entered them in another CAL/KAL/competition!

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing here this week. Nope. No spinning...
Pondering the sales of wheels.

Strategy:
The 4 questions of Mindfulness:
1. Do I have enough to eat today?
2. Do I have clothing that covers me warmly and sufficiently?
3. Do I have a safe place to sleep tonight?
4. Do I have people who love and and care about me?

When you are anxious or sad, ask yourself these questions to bring yourself back to today.

#doggiesforanthony

Put a Lid On It:
Shepherd's Pie:
meat, leftover or not. Brown ground beef first
Leftover stuffing/dressing from holiday bird
Mashed potatoes leftover
leftover veggies.
gravy or meat broth
grated or shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 350-400F

Use stuffing to line pie pan as bottom crust and sides.
Fill with meat, veggies, and gravy. Top crust is made from mashed potatoes. Cook for about an hour. Put cheese on top.

One holiday bird makes stock (add spices and bay leaf to bones I slow cooker), and then soup. Shepherd's Pie, and the actual holiday meal.

Still enjoying last summer's cherry harvest. Pickled my beloved lemons and made my well-loved bread'n'butter pickles.I preferto use Persian cukes for my sweet pickles.

Aw Shoot!
I'm pretty much treading water on weight loss and exercise--no gains, but steadily maintaining. Dreams of trail running on REAL trails. Safety first--don't be out there alone, wear ID (I like RoadID), and pick the best shoes for stability.

Something I Really Like:
Trader Joe's food stores. More on what I am doing with my Pebble watch. Flex-o-mania!

Blather:
The Calendar for 2015:
North Carolina: dates unknown so far
Feb 20-March 1: Fiji!
April: Northern CA Knitter's Retreat
May-Jun: Retzlaff Winery Spinning Day
August: The gathering at Sunnybank in Patterson, NJ AND 2015 Camp CogKnitive
Oct. 10: CFR7!

As requested: 10 lemons, lemon juice, 2 tsp black peppercorns, cup canning salt, bay leaves (2 per jar), 4-inch cinnamon sticks (2 per pint).

Out-Takes: 2015 Camp CogKnitive Camarillo

WE ARE BACK!!!
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Welcome to the official thread for Camp CogKnitive 2015, the summer weekend retreat in Camarillo, CA for the CogKnitive Podcast. Here is where all the latest info about our camp can be found.

Bella Capri Inn

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Date: Friday, August 21, 2015 through Sunday, August 23.
Place: Camarillo, CA
Cost: $75. per person for the classes and event

Nearest airport: Los Angeles, LAX. Burbank airport is also an hour away.

Nearest train: Metrolink and Amtrak, Camarillo station. Train station is half mile from hotel on foot. Trains connect the Burbank airport to this station.

We will be filling up any available rooms at this small, boutique hotel.

Attendees list is here.

How to sign up is here.

Hotel link and info is here.

Room prices are here.

Hotel Phone is: (805) 482- 0777

Hotel is the Bella Capri Inn & Suites.

**Wifi is free.** All rooms have fridge, microwave, coffee station.

Train info and schedules are here. Camarillo is on the VENTURA line, and the station is within walking distance of the hotel.

Event schedule is here, as soon as we see who has signed up, so that I can adjust last year's schedule as needed.

Local restaurants and eateries are here.

Info re: LYS in area and Camarillo (high end) outlet stores are here.

Event on Ravelry's Calendar of events is here.

Last year's lunch on Saturday--wonderful group!

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Please be patient, as this thread and this header section are most definitely under construction and liable to revision.

JOIN US!!! It's a great weekend of relaxation with mellow people, yarn shopping, meditating, and ocean breezes!

OT: 2015 Camp CogKnitive Camarillo


Please see our shownotes ta www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspor.com or on our Ravelry group.

 

Out-Takes Episode: 2015 Camp CogKnitive Camarillo is live!


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

203: Holiday Joys


Please see our show notes at www.cogknitivepodcast.logspot.com or on our group on Ravelry.

 

Episode 203: Holiday Joys is live!


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