Sunday, March 31, 2013

Episode 159: The Birthday Endeavor


Live Long and Prosper and get ready to sign up for the CogKnitive Fiber Retreat!

SIGN-UPS for CFR V begin:
June 1st--if you have already attended a CFR
July 1st--if you have NEVER attended a CFR

More information here!

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.

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The Annual CogKnitive Mother Bear project CAL/KAL is now finished! Stay tuned for the winners!

PRIZES for the Mother Bear CAL/KAL:



What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Still in Progress:

The Tehachapi Project Shawl. One repeat of the final chart done, and moving right along happily.

Bears for the Mother Bear Project--my 13 bears in2013 project


Knit Komono--there IS a Kindle edition!
Folk Shawls

Dizzy Blondes:
No time to sit down at the wheel right now...trying to ply the llama/alpaca/silk/merino

Catalog your GOOD qualities. Recognize what you are good at, and enjoy these qualities.

Put A  Lid On It:
Oh yes, I DID!! Pickled lemons! Read more about them here.

From the Ball Book of Home Preserving

10 lemons--5 juiced, the other 5 in quarters
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup salt--no iodine in this salt!
8 bay leaves
2 tsps. whole black peppercorns

Toss the lemon quarters in the salt.
Then divide everything between 2 quart jars (sterilized before you load them), including the salt left over from tossing the lemons in salt.
Fill to within half-inch of top of jar.
 Put lid on and ring. Close finger-tip tight. Shake up and then place in dark spot or in brown bag. Turn jars upside-down once per day to redistribute salt.


Something I Really Like:
 The 21-Day Meditation Challenge
Since beginning it, I have quit caffeine, continue off sugar, do yoga a few minutes a day, and begun walking my dogs as often as I can.

Delicious Yarns


More evaluations...good and bad. HELP! I am seriously overworked!
On being a team player versus being an individualistic practitioner.
Spock in the box! A party in the park for a group of excited 6 and 7-year-olds
Spoon races, 3-legged races, and trash bag races.
A trip to see the shuttle Endeavor

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