Please see the show notes at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com or on the group on Rvaelry.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I can tell you--this was a pretty weird Stitches West for me!
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 in progress until MARCH 1ST. You can enter ANY bear that you have made since MARCH 2, 2012, BUT you MUST post it to the group NOW, even if you've already posted it. That way, I can easily find who wants to be entered for our prizes.
What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:
Still in Progress:
The Tehachapi Project Shawl. In part one of the D chart section! No changes here.
Bertha's Mad, Mysterious Mobius. 5 more rows!
Plying a strand of alpaca with a strand of llama and a strand of 50/50 Merino/Silk...luscious sock yarn!
Be. Kind. REALLY.
Put A Lid On It:
I'd love to be canning citrus right now...
Something I Really Like:
The feminist things that happen when women get together for a knit meet...or a knit orgy, such as Stitches West.
Another Stitches West has gone by...
Mother Bear CAL/KAL update. Remembering Remy at Knitting Brooklyn
BEWARE THE BLUE EPISODE...and get the kids out of the room for that one...
Posted by Gemma at 10:12 AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Here I am with the amazing Mary Beth Temple at TNNALong Beach 2013!
On the Needles, etc:
The Tehachapi Project Shawl
Bertha's Mad, Mysterious Mobius
The Strategy du Jour:
Hypersensitivity: Try to always put the most positive interpretation on everything
Links to the people I loved and the products I met at this TNNA:
Zen Yarn Garden Yarns
ChiaoGoo Needles--Red Lace
Buffy Ann Designs--Yarn Bras and Stitch Lights
Sweet Georgia Yarns
Lavishea Lotion Bars
Mary Beth Temple's website--patterns, blog, publishing--and her podcast: Getting Loopy
Leafwise Shawl by Sivia Harding with Abstract Yarns
The Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel
The Ohm Shawl and the Pat Shawl by FickleKnitter
The Soak Box by Soak
Posted by Gemma at 1:48 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Stitch Light and Yarn Cozy from Buffy Anne Designs.
Here is the second installment in my series on 2013 TNNA in Long Beach. The interviewee is Buffy Anne herself of Buffy Anne Designs. I am a long-time user and fan of her stitch light, so it was a special pleasure for me to talk with her and her able assistant, Huguette.
The Yarn Cozy saved my Bertha's Mad, Mysterious Mobius! My yarn went from this--stretched out, yarn barfed, etc:
To this! Tidy, neat, easily unwound for knitting, and safe in my totebag. Thanks Buffy Anne!!!
Posted by Gemma at 11:09 AM
TNNA, Long Beach, 2013: Here are my discussions with various venders about what's new and interesting in the fiber crafting world. Notes are on Ravelry and at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com.
Laura models her lovely booth at TNNA 2013, Long Beach.
Here is the first of (I hope) a series of Out-takes episodes focused on my exciting weekend of TNNA. This episode is based on my interview on the floor of TNNA with Laura of Slipped Stitch Studios.
And here are photos of the products we discuss. Here is Laura with her new mug (I want, can you tell?)
And here is the very clever needle holder/case we talked about near the end of the interview.
Enjoy! More to come!
Posted by Gemma at 9:11 AM