Sunday, June 22, 2014

193: Eating Cheesecake with AbbeyKnitz


Summer Mindfulness Retreat in Camarillo, CA: July 25, 2014. $50 to attend. We are taking names for the wait-list.
Game plan:
Limited to 10-15 people
Mindfulness lessons, meditation, self-hypnosis training by the ocean.
Road trips to local yarn shops.
Road trips to local high-end outlet malls.

Info is here. Come have a fun weekend by the sea of meditation, mindfulness, and shopping with your fiber-buddies! We are going to have a mellow, fun, relaxing few days together to feel good and hang out.)

(PSSSST: Dizzy Blondes may be bringing some yarn to Camp Cog!)

Philly Camp CogKnitive is still in planning stages--no date yet. Hotel and other suggestions welcome.

We are up to 11 people.

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
More information here! Sign-ups for people who have already attended HAVE BEGUN! Sign ups for newbies begin JULY 1st!

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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I am gemmadw on  Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on, and DrGemma on Plurk.
Geocaching: I am DoeWalking, if you would like to be geo-pals.

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

Bigger On the Inside (Abbey)
Abby's Skew Socks
Greenwich Socks
The Tehachapi Project Shawl

Not yet finished (Gemma):
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller .
One Row Lace Scarf
The Blueberry Waffle Socks in colorway Witchwind from Forbidden Woolery
Halloween Linen Stitch Cowl

Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

The Yarn-Over Truck! Like them on FaceBook, follow their calendar here.

Dizzy Blondes: 

The yarns under discussion:

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Top orange is my handspun; blue is from Knitting Rose yarns, and linen stitch cowl is along the bottom.

No spinning for Gemma, due to sinus issues. Abby is working on her 3 Feet of Sheep.

A discussion of how adjustments to one's spinning happen, either via changes to the wheel or changes to the spinster's behaviors at the wheel.

About spinning with joy and experimenting at the wheel.

Eat Cheesecake. Now. With a good friend. Trust me. And hang out with podcaster pals!


Put a Lid On It:
Not this time.

Aw Shoot!

Despite the class-action suit against Vibram (which was filed by someone who never actually used the shoes), I still love mine. I wear them for everything except running because I do not want to reduce my distance in running to acclimate to barefoot running.

Summer Running Essentials:
Please remember to hydrate you and any running pals.
Important facts:
one gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds
Any mammal can carry only up to one quarter of its weight.

Ruffwear backpacks for dogs.

Something I Really Like:

Podcaster Mashup!


Pretty much this entire podcast--spinning and using your yarns, hanging out with my pal AbbyKnitz!

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