Tuesday, December 16, 2014

202: Uninfected


Episode 202: Uninfected is live!

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


Check out this episode!

202: Uninfected!



CogKnitive Holiday Hustle is back!!
We are running for charity over these holidays! Details here! $10 donation to a charity gets you entered. Photos must be posted to the thread by Dec 31st to be eligible.

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in July.

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.

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!

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.

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:

Teacher's Gift Calm Cowl

#HOHOHO Here is the holiday gift for my son's wonderful teacher. It is a fleece from Pilgrim the alpaca, late herd-mate of my trio, handspun and crocheted by me into a Calm Cowl. #granolagirl #camelidranchingismysuperpower

In Progress: The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. It bit me. In time out.
Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Sockhead Hat--Done in yarn from Dizzy Blonde Studios. I think the 4 inches of rib are worth it, personally.

#kniitersofinstagram One more inch of stockinette!!! Give me strength!!! One more inch!! Ten more rows...! #sockheadmadness

Frolic Two-At-A-Time Socks:

Two-At-A-Time top-down and toe-up books by Melissa Morgan-Oakes on Amazon.
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Gareth's Christmas Surprise--Crocheted Beard-Hat

#hohoho Super Secret Christmas Project for my lil Elf. It is wonderful to decide to make something & then find exactly what I need already in my stash!

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing here this week. Nope. No spinning...

Gourmet Stash. Holy spit! Look at her shop! Go spin a puni on your drop spindle. Someone who really gets drop spindling!

Bourbon Barrel Cake Sock Yarn:

@gourmetstash SQUEEEEEE!!!! Look what came in the mail!! Bourbon Barrel Cake!!! SQUEEEEE!!!!

Strategy:

Mindful eating: Track your intake.

1. Counting calories is the easiest way.
2. Keeo measuring cups and spoons next to your cooking area and use them to track how much you use to cook.

Eat small forkfuls and finish one forkful and swallow before you put the next in your mouth. It's that easy!

Harvard Study on Effects of 8 Weeks of Meditation on the Human Brain.

Study of Oxygen Efficiency in Older Adults Who Jog.

Put a Lid On It:

Whenever you roast a bird, chop extra onion and celery while you are making your stuffing. Set the extra aside in the fridge.
After you finish enjoying your meal, strip the large bits of meat off your carcass. Don't strip it too clean; small bits left on will be flavoring.
Place carcass into crock pot on high with the extra onion and celery you previously set aside.
Add bay leaf as well.
Fill with water and let cook at least overnight; 24 hours max.
Strain through cheesecloth and you have lovely broth!

Aw Shoot!

A bit more about the Hero's Challenge Run for Troop 139 of the local Boy Scouts.

Lunging Roxy and voice training her.

Do your 5K/30 mins of exercise and donate $10 and YOU could win in this year's CogKnitive Holiday Hustle! Must be completed by December 31st! I will offer one prize for every 3 people entered.

Additionally, K8erpillar has offered the winner's choice of a set of stitch markers from her lovely Etsy shop.


Something I Really Like:

The Pebble Basic watch.

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This baby REALLY shines when you use it with a Run tracker, such as Runtastic or RunKeeper, and with its built-in alarms for meditation timing.

Blather:

Pretty much covered in the other segments!

A bit on how to work on your running distance and speed.

Coming back from 2 infections and a sore Achilles tendon. But coming back!











Friday, December 12, 2014

201: Did I Miss Something...?


Episode 201: Did I Miss Something...? is live!

 

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


Check out this episode!

201: Did I Miss Something...?

Rashida struts her stuff.

Rashida is a star this month as a donor to the Calm Cowl for my son's teacher.

We are running for charity over these holidays! Details here! $10 donation to a charity gets you entered.

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in July.

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.

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!

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.

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:

Blankets is barking in the background.

Finished:

Gareth's Green Yarn Socks

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In Progress:
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. It bit me. In time out.
Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Sockhead Hat--Done in yarn from Dizzy Blonde Studios. I think the 4 inches of rib are worth it, personally.

...sick people are allowed to cast on a new project! #sickathome Dizzy Blonde Studios colorway Ginger, Sockhead hat @dizzyblondestudios

Frolic Two-At-A-Time Socks:

Two-At-A-Time top-down and toe-up books by Melissa Morgan-Oakes on Amazon.

TAAT socks coming right along...

Teacher's Gift Calm Cowl

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Gareth's Christmas Surprise--Crocheted Beard-Hat

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing here this week.

Have I mentioned that I love bamboo blends for my warmer weather socks.

Strategy:

Please don't unintentionally or otherwise bring down the holidays for someone else. Don't be the dog in the manger.

Put a Lid On It:

Enjoying the pickled cherries at last! Dribble that pickling liquid over a fresh avocado or in your green salad for a wonderful treat.

Turkey broth:
Carcass of turkey after eating, stripped of larger bits of meat, little bits still clinging
bay leaf
Minced onions and celery
Baby carrots
Leftover meat from bird
Bowtie pasta
potato, chopped

Turkey carcass goes overnight in the slow cooker on high. Strain broth and discard bones. You can add the minced onions and celery and the bay leaf before or after cooking the bones. After straining broth through cheese cloth, add the remaining ingredients and cook for an hour or so on low.

Aw Shoot!
Santa Clarita 5K is once again done for this year. A really good time and happy race.

Do your 5K/30 mins of exercise and donate $10 and YOU could win in this year's CogKnitive Holiday Hustle! Must be completed by December 31st! I will offer one prize for every 3 people entered.

Additionally, K8erpillar has offered the winner's choice of a set of stitch markers from her lovely Etsy shop.

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I did it! The Hero's Challenge 5 K in the first weekend of December.

Something I Really Like:

Two-At-A-Time (TAAT) sock knitting! Use the longest needles you can tolerate if you do this technique via Magic Loop.

Mimi's Needle Basket--coming to CFR7!

Two-At-A-Time top-down and toe-up books by Melissa Morgan-Oakes on Amazon.

Blather:
The Waver's Guild show at Torrance in November, followed by the Griffin Dyeworks Fiber Frolic in Monrovia.

Veranda Mediterranean Food in Monrovia--2 enthusiastic thumbs up!

Kamalei's Naturals--comparable to Lolo Bars, excellent price, nice range of scents, lip balms also available. Goes on nicely, lightly scented, nice range of scents.

Roxy gets a bit of review of her basic training. As I age, I realize that the way I train my dogs is not unlike the way I work with patients and is VERY like the way I train my pony. Positive reinforcement really works!

Doggie updates as we reach the 4th anniversary of the arrival of Blankets and the 3rd of the coming of Baron.

Review: A Head for Trouble by Julie Turjoman. Briefly: I love this book, but do be prepared for some finishing work by hand. Adorable patterns, great information on embellishments.










Saturday, November 29, 2014

OT: Gving Thanks Event and News


Out-Takes Episode: OT:Giving Thanks Event & News is live.
Please see our group on Ravelry or the blog at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com for show notes.

Check out this episode!

In the spirit of last year's Virtual Giving Thanks Run/Walk, I am back with a new way for our group to give thanks for the holidays by showing our health!

 Here is how it works:

1.Go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and donate a minimum of $10. If you are not in America, please donate the equivalent to a local and comparable fund.

2. You will receive a letter of thanks.

 3. Please email me a copy of your letter or message me here on Rav. You can PM me here on Rav for my email. OR you post an image of you and your thank-you letter here or on Rav..

4. I will send you your reward--the nifty certificate shown below!

5. POST A PIC HERE of you and your award certificate AFTER you do your distance. **You can run, walk, bike, limp, elliptical, roll, swim, but we are shooting for 5K or 3.1 miles.**

6. Last day you can post a pic is Dec. 31st!!

7. I will award One prize for every 5 runners, up to 3 prizes total (plus any extra prizes donated by others for this cause). There will be a minimum of one prize and a max of 3 from me, plus any prizes donated by other individuals or groups. Awards will be by random drawing FROM PICS OF PARTICIPANTS WITH THE FINAL CERTIFICATE..

Sunday, November 23, 2014

199A: Yarnosphere 2014

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I made it to Yarnosphere! And I enjoyed lunch at Baba Ganoush in Long Beach.

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:

My Franken Socks

#100happydays My glorious Halloween Socks are done! Absolutely the most fun I have ever had knitting socks!





Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.
Still working:

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller

Gareth's Yarn Green Socks

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing right now in progress.

Strategy:
Make a calendar and use it by loading it up with local events you can attend and meetings with friends. Schedule your happiness.

Put a Lid On It:
Another hot week with no real kitchen work.

Aw Shoot!
I ran the race for my son’s school and finished first among the 50-59 ladies. Sadly, my actual grouping was “women—30+.”

#100happydays first 5K of this autumn completed successfully. 38:03, best for women's 51-60. Albert Einstein Academy Boosters 5K. Best time so far for me; over 10 minutes faster than a year ago!

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:
Namaste Minibags and Chic-a’s huge selection of indestructible bags for everything! Chic-A Bags are here.

Blather:

Dog updates.

Lazer Sheep yarns:

Raghouse Designs:

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Look! It’s Renaissance Austin of Raghouse!

Ranch of the Oaks: Yarn, Fiber, and fiber processing

Dinner was at Atun Sushi with Loretta!

#100happydays Sushi with Loretta at Atun Sushi in Long Beach after Yarnosphere.

Out-Takes: Giving Thanks 2014 Event and News

Event Info:

In the spirit of last year's Virtual Giving Thanks Run/Walk, I am back with a new way for our group to give thanks for the holidays by showing our health!
Here is how it works:
1. Go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and donate a minimum of $10.
If you are not in America, please donate the equivalent to a local and comparable fund.
2. You will receive a letter of thanks.




3. Please email me a copy of your letter or message me here on Rav with an image like the above. You can PM me here on Rav for my email. OR you post an image like the above on this thread.
4. I will send you your reward--the nifty certificate shown below!



5. POST A PIC HERE of you and your award certificate AFTER you do your distance. You can run, walk, bike, limp, elliptical, roll, swim, but we are shooting for 5K or 3.1 miles.
6. Last day you can post a pic is Dec. 31st!!
7. I will award One prize for every 5 runners, up to 3 prizes total (plus any extra prizes donated by others for this cause). There will be a minimum of one prize and a max of 3 from me, plus any prizes donated by other individuals or groups. Awards will be by random drawing FROM PICS OF PARTICIPANTS WITH THE FINAL CERTIFICATE.


Additional Info from episode:

NorCal Camp CogKnitive has been cancelled or postponed.

There is an episode 200--but it's called "199B"

Mother Bear CAL/KAL starts on Jan 1, 2015; enter any bear made since March 15, 2014. You can enter bears you may have made for any other podcast/contest/forum.

Three ways to get your weight/fitness under control:
1. Be flexible. Try different things until you find what works for you.
2. Be patient. Time is on your side; if you can keep going, you will see improvements.
3. Invest. Buy what you need to help your plan to lose and to get fit. Make things as easy on yourself as you can.