Monday, August 4, 2014

195: It's a Magical Place


Everyone was awesome! Everyone was cool 'cos we're part of a team....
Camp CogKnitive Camarillo 2014. Thanks so much!!! You totally are the best!

Northern California Camp Cog is next up! Dates TBA!

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

Raleigh, NC Camp Cog is a definite maybe...

DFW TX Camp Cog....I really hope so! I am scared off by the Open Carry Protest groups right now, but we'll see.

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
More information here! Sign ups for everyone continues...

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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Geocaching: I am DoeWalking, if you would like to be geo-pals. I am also drgemma on Instagram.

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

Pirate Yarns--Isn't this just DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS???  Alpaca-merino-tencel blend. LUSCIOUS!! Thanks, Dani! Sensational!

#campcogcam Dani's gorgeous yarn from her own herd! Thanks Danimac !

The Official Camp Cog Colorway: Just Beachy from Dizzy Blonde Studios:

#campcogcam Dizzy Blonde Studioes dyed the perfect colorway for us in luscious Lambie Toes. Great job, Laura!!!

Not yet finished:

Beachy Shawl for Camp Cog Cam:

#campcogcam shawl crocheted in Dizzy Blonde Studios' color way for Camp CogKnitive. 1.5 skeins to go! I am really liking it.

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.

Finished: The Fiji Dreams Shrug from my handspun finished as part of Tour de Fleece 2014. I wrote up my changes in my notes on the Ravelry page linked above:

This handspun yarn...


Became this shrug:


Dizzy Blondes: 

Tour de Fleece 2014 Results! It was indeed PLY-O-RAMA!



A lengthy review of the Ashford Joy portable wheel:
Here is where you can get some oil in a handy applicator. Look down the printed list.


Fear is the story that you tell yourself about a situation. Change the story, and the fear leaves.

Put a Lid On It:

Simple Beet Salad:
Red pickled beets
chopped white/yellow onion
Feta cheese.
Mix, chill, enjoy! No dressing needed.

It is pretty much pickling season for me. So far: pickled green beans, pickled red beets, and watermelon pickle. A book I like, but not for its watermelon rind pickles!


Aw Shoot!

I continue to love Zombies, Run app as I increase my elliptical time to 80 minutes. No outdoor running as the weather goes into the 100sF.
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:

What else? Camp CogKnitive!  ....and my Woolee Winders for spinning and plying. Exercise clothes from Old Navy...and inexpensive tights/leggings from Old Navy and Forever 21. I mean $5 or $6, for heaven's sake!


Camp CogKnitive Camarillo was a success! Find us on FB and Instagram and Twitter under #campcogcam.

#Campcogcam anniversary roses at Camp Cog started off a great and relaxing weekend. Thanks, everyone!

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