Saturday, June 30, 2012

Episode 133 is Live!


My current favorite project just graduated from KG.

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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What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle:

STOP THE PRESSES! The ladies at 2KnitLitChicks are running a CAL/KAL for Mother bear project! OF COURSE YOU CAN USE YOUR BEARS FOR THEIR CONTESTS AS WELL AS MINE! The goal is to get more bears made, not to chase you all around to make your prove something...

Not much just now. Considering a colorwork Christmas stocking for a loved one. Maundering on about steeking.

Still in Progress:

My extremely well-fitted (so far) Noro Kuryon vest. I am getting down to the bottom edge of the body at last!

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The endless Petal Shawlette. Really should be hibernating....

Dizzy Blondes:

I am drop spindling these gorgeous silk hankies dyed by KnitterCritter of Creative Pursuits, our LYS for the CFR 2012.

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Strategy: Stop expecting the dog to play the piano.

That's one big dog

Baron is going to leave home if we ask him to play the piano one more time.

Something I Really Like:
Has been purloined by The Knitmore Girls. Bring it back!

Put  Lid On It:
Thinking about preserving food in 2-stages: The hold-over stage (freeze & dehydrator) and the actual canning stage.

The Bibles:
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Ball Blue Book Guide


Team Cog-CROCHET-tive, Team Cog-SPIN-tive, May fundraising, and CFR updates. Many thanks to all who have donated so far to the podcast!

Ranch of the Oaks and their fiber mill. Thanks to Mette ("Alpacaholic" on Rav).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Out-Takes: News Updates

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Nothing says "Fathers Day" like a squirt gun battle in PJ's.

All the latest on the CFR2012, Team CogSPINtive in the Tour de Fleece, and Team CogCROCHETive in the Ravelry Games/RavOlympics.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Out-Takes Episode: On the Road with Alpacas & Gemma Gets Her QME

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Left to right: Summer, Jubilee, and pale Rasheda in the back in their new paddock.

Recording made as I drove my son home, following the van driven with my spouse and my new herd of alpacas.

How (and why) I got my qualification as a Qualified Medical Examiner for the state of California.

Rasheda is the gentle boss of a very affectionate trio of alpacas. But she really wanted to drive the cargo van:


Jubilee, then Rasheda, decided to check out the kitchen:

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