Friday, December 23, 2011

Episode 118 is live!


From left to right, that's HeyMindy, Loretta1031, Dragonhearth, and Jspraggins under Janice's incredible heirloom crocheted blanket at this year's Holiday Party. Yeah, they do have demon eyes, now that you mention it...

It is almost Mother Bear Project time again! Warm up those hooks and needles; the CAL/KAl begins on January 1, 2012 and ends when I get to Stitches West on Feb. 29th (I think).

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What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle:

The lovely Bandana Shawl I made from my own handspun yarn.


The Candy Cane Shawl (modeled by Straphanging):


And the Afghan for Us, modeled by a wonderful volunteer:


Still in Progress:

I am back to my Noro Kuryon vest

Petal Shawlette. I am knitting this one on train rides every week.

And yet another Simple Scallop Shawl, out of Noro Taiyo sock yarn.

Dizzy Blondes:

I am working on some SW BFL by BeeMiceElf. I neeed to get down to some serious plying with my other finished singles!

Strategy: Fight fire with way.

Something I Really Like:

My new office!




My office, Stitches West plans, Mother Bear CAL/KAL 2012 is starting January 1st, farewell to our own beloved Lexicom as she moves to a new home, and I share my diseases (sigh).


Karen said...

Love your last podcast. So sorry you have been so ill. I am so happy you mentioned Spinning Jenny. I really like her show. So sorry she has been ill since September. Are you guys related in anyway. You sound a lot alike?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I have tried one of your strategies myself, and it worked! It was this episode's strategy, fight the fire with the fire. Well, I have this very annoying male coworker. He's been really harassing me with very childish jokes, and it went too far, so far that I was afraid to meet him, because I didn't know how to handle him, and he would just enjoy embarassing me (active aggressive?). He kicked me for fun(not hard, but still!) today. So today I used the same weapon as him. Before he could say a word, I began joking at him and tried to be as "funny" as he usually is when he addresses me. AND guess what, HE LEFT! I got rid of him, and he was clearly puzzled!
I feel SOOOOO good now! Because now I know how to handle him and make him shut up - and leave. Now, I know this won't be a long lasting solution, but I am enjoying it immensely. Thank you Dr. Gemma! Love your strategies.