Monday, December 10, 2012

Episode 148

yarma The Calm Cowl, close up. 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.

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The Annual CogKnitive Mother Bear project CAL/KAL will run from Jan1, 2013 until I get to Stitches West in late February. Get your materials ready!

What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle:


The Calm Cowl! What a great use for handspun! What a useful cowl! Easy and fun.


Still in Progress:

The Tehachapi Project Shawl. Lo, Tragedy strikes....


My Hitchin' a Ride Shawl in crochet, not worked on this week.
Random sets of bear legs were joined with pants....

Dizzy Blondes:

Finished 2 bobbins of 4 oz each of Merino yellow by Freckle Face Fibers and working on the cream alpaca to ply into these 2...

50 Shades of Teal Shawl pattern by Brenda Castiel
Bertha's Mad Moebius by Ericah64, aka Erica Hernandez
The White Wool by Ericah64, aka Erica Hernandez

Hypersensitivity: Tolerating pain and the odd stray sensation insde our bodies.

Something I Really Like: Manicures! Deluxe, lots o' painted coatings, arm and hand massage

Put A  Lid On It:
Buying in bulk and using your empty jars for storage.

Easy lentil stew:
Big ole stew pot
2 c. red lentils
4 c. water
1 chopped onion
1 Tblsp garlic or garlic paste
handful of parsley
2 Tblsp soy sauce
1/4 c. nutritional yeast (optional)
1 jar of tomato sauce from Trader Joe's
4 c. water and a pound of pasta you like

Cook the first set of ingredients up to dashed line for about 40 minutes on very low simmer. Stir and watch so it does not burn onto bottom of pot. Add the remaining stuff and cook gently for about 15 minutes.
Hearty winter dinner.

Tabouli from mix:
Follow directions on mix, but add fresh or dried mint, chopped fresh tomatos, and chopped black olives

The Joy of Pickling. You want this for a present under the tree!

The Perfect Scoop in ebook format.

The 68 bears collected at CFR2012 have finally been mailed!

Please go contribute to Knitting Brooklyn's CAL/KAL for Hurricane Sandy survivors.

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