Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Episode 150 Lex Lends a Hand


Yep, I spent an afternoon with Lex, who helped record this episode, but totally forgot to take any pix! So here is an older one of her, from Stitches West last year.

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.

We have a website at You can find older episodes there.

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I am gemmadw on  Twitter and DrGemma on Plurk.

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:

Still in Progress:

The Tehachapi Project Shawl. Onto the second B chart section!.

My Hitchin' a Ride Shawl in crochet, not worked on this week.

Random sets of bear legs were passed off as pants for his own bear to my son, who did not buy it...

Yet another Calm Cowl....


Dizzy Blondes:

The SpinOLution Bee Wheel as spun upon by our Lexicom. The Sidekick by Schacht.

Lexi with Babette, her 19th-century Czech wheel:


Plying the cream alpaca into the bright yellow singles in SWM. About 300 yards.

Don't talk to Dr. Gemma about guns right now, unless you want to hear the rant against firearms. Real strategy next episode...

Something I Really Like:
Tunisian Crochet and the Sunset Ruana and 2 weeks in a row of 3 working days...hanging out in a café with a good buddy

Put A  Lid On It:
Oranges in Cointreau from the Ball Canning Book. Lovely and tasty for the holidays. And don't forget the Orange Slices in Honey, Orange Marmalade, the Pickled Lemons, the Pear Pickles, Ginger-Pear Jelly...
The Perfect Scoop for sherbets, etc.
Aunt Mim's Bitter Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing (see recipe a few entries back here for the recipe)

Weather chat, plans for days off, looking forward to attending Stitches West, Knit Knit Café, friends up in northern CA. Memories of Valley Gurlz..
Dharma Trading Co.
Field of Dreams Alpacas


Sarah in Houston said...

I really enjoyed your podcast. I enjoy them all. I have been trying to find Lex's podcast and it is either not on iTunes or I'm spelling something wrong. Can you help me out?
Happy New Year!

Sarah in Houston said...

I really enjoy all of your podcasts. I'm trying to find Lex's podcasts. I'm either spelling it wrong or they are not on iTunes. Can you help me out?

mrsalphageek said...

Lex's podcast can be found here...

mrsalphageek said...

Lex's podcast can be found here: