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.

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!