Friday, November 28, 2008

Episode 17 is Live

Welcome to Episode 17,It's a lengthier one, recorded before the Thanksgiving Interlude Episode and uploaded on Black Friday....That's my cat, Dough, who was a kitten when this was taken, and is now 20 years old and still a kitten.
What's on My Hook/Needles: Same things as ever lately, but some progress on the Vest and the Unique Sheep socks.
Strategy: Gathering Evidence/Running an Experiment, Part One
Something I Really Like: Polarized, Prescription Sunglasses--With Horn-Rims!
Blather: How mental health clinicians do diagnosis and some updates on the Cast of Colleagues

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Episode 16A is live--Because It's Thanksgiving!

Here's another brief episode to bring us all up-to-date on CogKNITive-related issues. Most of all, though, this is a big THANK YOU to you all for listening. Try to get through the first minute or so...I promise you, it's not all singing!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Episode 16

Welcome to Episode 16, where we get a bit Into The Spirit with an almost-KAL/CAL, a little gossip, and a suggestion for a good nap! (That's Quechua and Domingo after their last shave!)

What's on My Hook/Needles: Same 5 projects!
Strategy: Sleep on It
Something I Really Like: Knit 1, Save 1
Blather: Of the podcast’s statistics, my gratitude, and some fuss at work.

Friday, November 21, 2008

We Now Have a Ravelry Group

Go check us out. I invited everyone who has contacted me thru Rav to join. Please join if I somehow missed you! I have been having fun all day designing the banner & badge. Tell me what you think!

2 Recommended Books for Zen

Thanks to DharmaFey of Socks in the City for these, both by Brad Warner:

Hardcore Zen and

Sit Down and Shut Up.

Based on their Amazon reviews, I'd say these are not your typical books describing ancient practices....but they look amaaaaaaazing!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Episode 15 is Live!

I am happy to bring you a fresh episode, in which I am not mute, but a prisoner is, I am not competing with someone else to speak, but 2 Starbucks ladies are, and there is lots of happy stuff.

What's On My Hook/Needles: 7 Little Gift Bags, the Log Cabin Project, the Yule Stocking, I Need a Vest!, and 1 finished Unique Sheep Sock!

A Strategy: Reality testing

Something I Really Like: Drive-Throughs!

Selective Mutism, Minx and Murphy need your help and kind thoughts, and
Knit Naturally podcast
Socks in the City Podcast

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Episode 15 Has Been Kidnapped!

By sheer tedium. It was so awful, I need to try again. Stay tuned!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Warm Fuzzies

My thanks to Dawn of Knit Naturally and StitchStud of Stitch Stud and His Bride for their kind remarks to me of late! It is a great pleasure to be noticed by other podcasters, so I am feeling rather spoiled right now.

Add that to the also great pleasure of being friended on Rav by many listeners--I love it!

Have I said "Thanks so much for listening, Everybody" yet?

Thanks so much for listening, Everybody!

You all so rock! Big warm hugs all around, right now!

Episode 14b--More Jo, Love to Stashymama, Spinning

Another "betweener" episode in which Jo and I finish chatting, Anne/Stashymama's talents are discussed with ideas of exploitation, and spinning chat.

Episode 14 is Live

Thank you's to Dawn of Knit Naturally podcast, office space burbling, and love of inexpensive yarns.

What's On My Hook/Needles:

Annie's Woolens Stockings Kits
You can see progress on my version of this stocking above.

A Strategy: Reframing

Something I Really Like: Lion Brand Yarns

Blather: Office space, Susan93940's ideas, and a dangerously gorgeous sunset

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Episode 13a--Psychology of the Creative Process--Interview with Jo

Here are the knitted and crocheted (and sometimes both!) objects described in the interview. Photos are from Jo's Ravelry pages (username = Bellatrix). Links are to Jo's (KaleidoscopEyez's/Bellatrix's) Ravelry pages with descriptions and more photoes of the same.

KaleidoscopEyez/Jo/Belatrix's Knitted Scarf

The Gauntlets

The crocheted scarf that went to the Fair:

Jo on Etsy

Jo's Journal/Blog

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Episode 13 is Live!

A new cast of continuing characters from work and a stunning desert sunset, all wrapped up in this single episode for you.

What's On My Hook/Needles:
Annie's Woolens Stockings Kits That's Annie's picture of the one I am making...

A Strategy: Yoga
Yoga Journal's Yoga for Beginners with Patricia Walden

A Morning Cup of Yoga (suggested by listener HappyMe2--Thanks!)

Something I Really Like: Crochet Today magazine

Blather: More About My New Location

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Epsiode 12 Is Live

A new episode, a new working location, and some crisp autumnal weather! That's my kitty Smudge, at left, enjoying the fall some years ago...

What's On My Hook/Needles: The Unique Sheep and the Rams Club

A Strategy: Exercise

Something I Really Like: Being "Doctored"

Blather: A Little About My New Location

Hey! I Have Followers! COOL!

Welcome Jo & Molly! Followers, eh? What a concept....makes me think I should lead...hmmmm....we could be The New Congregation of Fiber. Nah. Too dull...

CogKNITive Congregation? Alias ConCon? Con Squared?

Okay, okay, I'll stick with just podcasting and leave others to lead flocks...
creative suggestions always welcomed, of course....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Episode 11

We're a little back-to-front in this episode, but somehow it all gets fitted in there.

What's On My Hook/Needles


So many Happy Events!
Modular Scarf for Her

A Strategy: Just Keep Swimming

Something I Really Like: Payday!