Monday, January 4, 2010

Episode 71 is Live!

Our 3rd bear by RJHUGGZ

Post a picture of your bear right here as a comment or here at Ravelry.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map!

Our 2nd bear by GRANDMAJEAN

What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle: The Mother Bear Project CAL/KAL has begun! Roll your cursor over each bear here to see the name of its fabulous creator.


**Use the instructions from one of the links below to knit or crochet a bear for the Mother Bear Project.**

Details and donations buttons (you can get the pattern by giving $5 and emailing them that you'd like the pattern)

Various links to the (free) patterns available:

Knitted bear

Crocheted bear

Bear knitted in the round and also here.

The wonderful book, Knitting For Peace by Betty Christiansen

**The CAL/KAL starts Jan 1st, officially, and it stops when I am done at least one bear!**

**One entry for the yarny wonderful prize per bear knitted or crocheted!**

Get out those scraps and warm up those hooks and/or needles! **You can publish your pics in January right here!!**

**Send completed bears with $3.00** to cover cost of postage for shipping to Africa to:

Mother Bear Project
P.O. Box 62188
Minneapolis, MN 55426

Volunteers will sew a red felt heart onto your bear's chest. If you did not buy a tag from them, volunteers will also fill out one for you, with your name or anyone's name you suggest on it, to be attached to your bear.

**These bears are meant to be personal, so each child will know the name of a person who loves them and is thinking of them!**

Our first bear by THREADBUNNY

I'm heading up the cuff of the first of my Not More Socks in a bamboo blend. Still not moving on the Eliina Shawl.

Strategy: Give from your abundance as a way of expressing joy in the New Year.

Something I Really Like: Knitting for Peace by Betty Christiansen

Blather: How the Lendrum landed, eating at Hobees in Palo Alto one more time, and a chat with Gigi of The Knitmore Girls.

Stay tuned for details of the next CogKNITive Fiber Retreat! Planning has begun!


Sarah in Houston said...

I really enjoy your podcasts. I identify with a lot that you talk about. I've been in therapy and I teach school. lol I have the "Knitting for Peace" book and I'm going to make a bear with you. Knitting for charity allows me to knit fun things that I normally wouldn't make. Any reason to knit works for me!! Sarah in Houston

Gemma said...

I am looking forward to seeing yur bear here!