Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sorry--No Podcast This Week ;-<

Yes, I did record one for you. But then I got really sick... well, actually, no.

I have a cold, but the weird thing is this: I am VERY dizzy. To the point that I am having some trouble staying upright. The doc checked for a stroke--nope. Whew. So another doc tells me that this is just a sign that my virus has gotten up into my brain, hence the giddiness.

So I took off Fri & Sat, then I worked Sunday in the Infirmary. Mistake, that. Total crash by 1 PM, then in bed Mon & Tues (my typical "weekend" days). Went to work today because I teach a class to custody every Wed morning. Another mistake (sigh.) Did fine in class, but passed out in car for an hour afterwards. When I reached my unit, the front door cop looked at me and said, "Go home now." Sock Queen had the same reaction.

The 90 minute drive home took 3 hours, due to rest breaks. Will I try to drive in again tomorrow? I doubt it. But Friday, I am the only one there for the Infirmary...

I'll try to edit while at home. Cross your fingers!

Hey, at least I finally finished my new socks!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Episode 63 is live!

A toast to a great day with lots of friends!

A toast to a great day with lots of friends!

Rehash, via the usual segements, of the First CogKNITive Fiber Retreat.

The photo album is here.

StacyW's amazing slide show is here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CogKNITive Fiber Retreat 2009--Vendors

Please patronize our incredible vendors, who have made the first CogKNITive Fiber Retreat so special:

our core list of vendors, some of whom are tucking things into the bags:

True Love Fiber


Jamie's Metalworks from Lancaster

Tally's Bags and Markers + Diane's bags
Tally is RKSmom here on Ravelry, while Diane is ddltursocal there.

Freckle Face Fibers
Fiber to kill (metaphorically speaking) for!
Superwash, merino, and a bamboo sock blend!! SQUUEEEEEE!!!

Unwind]-- Burbank LYS
Excellent sock yarns, non-wool options, needles

Weaver's Outpost Acton, CA
Fiber, yarns, and tools

lace yarns, sock yarns handspun in breathtaking colors

Soaps by Knittinwolf
Sweet and savoury scents to soothe your tired hands after a hard day's work in fiber!

Purveyors of fine cashmere and other luxury fibers from their own ranch!

Episode 11--reposting

A reposting of Episode 11 from the series. Enjoy!

Episode 62 is live!


I finished a pair of warm winter socks! Just in time!

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map!

If you are attending the CogKNITive Fiber Retreat, please remember to bring your unloved object to drop in the raffle prize grab bags.

What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle: I am finished the Why Shawl. I am also finished one pair of the 2 different pairs of Regia socks. And I have begun my own Bella's Mittens.

Strategy: Use mathematical thought to distract your mind from anxious thinking. And a bit about the differance between being told to manage your anxiety and being told your anxiety is not real.

Something I Really Like: Sudoku

Blather: working on the OHU heats up and farewell to one of the psychiatrists

Look! The new colorway Poppies in Lorna's Laces Shepherds Socks, created especially for our retreat. Preorder from my favorite LYS Unwind:

The new colorway, inspired by Tehachapi in Autumn, from frecklefacefibers for the CogKNITive Fiber Retreat 2009:

She's making it in all sorts of different fibers and in SOCK YARN! Preorder some today--whether or not you're attending.