Tuesday, December 16, 2014

202: Uninfected!

CogKnitive Holiday Hustle is back!!
We are running for charity over these holidays! Details here! $10 donation to a charity gets you entered. Photos must be posted to the thread by Dec 31st to be eligible.

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in July.

Northern California Camp Cog has been postponed! 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 7 is coming! Oct 10. 2015!
More information here!

MOTHER BEAR CAL/KAL starts on Jan. 1, 2015.
Get the pattern right here for $5 and warm up those hooks/needles!

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 Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Teacher's Gift Calm Cowl

#HOHOHO Here is the holiday gift for my son's wonderful teacher. It is a fleece from Pilgrim the alpaca, late herd-mate of my trio, handspun and crocheted by me into a Calm Cowl. #granolagirl #camelidranchingismysuperpower

In Progress: The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. It bit me. In time out.
Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Sockhead Hat--Done in yarn from Dizzy Blonde Studios. I think the 4 inches of rib are worth it, personally.

#kniitersofinstagram One more inch of stockinette!!! Give me strength!!! One more inch!! Ten more rows...! #sockheadmadness

Frolic Two-At-A-Time Socks:

Two-At-A-Time top-down and toe-up books by Melissa Morgan-Oakes on Amazon.
Gareth's Christmas Surprise--Crocheted Beard-Hat

#hohoho Super Secret Christmas Project for my lil Elf. It is wonderful to decide to make something & then find exactly what I need already in my stash!

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing here this week. Nope. No spinning...

Gourmet Stash. Holy spit! Look at her shop! Go spin a puni on your drop spindle. Someone who really gets drop spindling!

Bourbon Barrel Cake Sock Yarn:

@gourmetstash SQUEEEEEE!!!! Look what came in the mail!! Bourbon Barrel Cake!!! SQUEEEEE!!!!


Mindful eating: Track your intake.

1. Counting calories is the easiest way.
2. Keeo measuring cups and spoons next to your cooking area and use them to track how much you use to cook.

Eat small forkfuls and finish one forkful and swallow before you put the next in your mouth. It's that easy!

Harvard Study on Effects of 8 Weeks of Meditation on the Human Brain.

Study of Oxygen Efficiency in Older Adults Who Jog.

Put a Lid On It:

Whenever you roast a bird, chop extra onion and celery while you are making your stuffing. Set the extra aside in the fridge.
After you finish enjoying your meal, strip the large bits of meat off your carcass. Don't strip it too clean; small bits left on will be flavoring.
Place carcass into crock pot on high with the extra onion and celery you previously set aside.
Add bay leaf as well.
Fill with water and let cook at least overnight; 24 hours max.
Strain through cheesecloth and you have lovely broth!

Aw Shoot!

A bit more about the Hero's Challenge Run for Troop 139 of the local Boy Scouts.

Lunging Roxy and voice training her.

Do your 5K/30 mins of exercise and donate $10 and YOU could win in this year's CogKnitive Holiday Hustle! Must be completed by December 31st! I will offer one prize for every 3 people entered.

Additionally, K8erpillar has offered the winner's choice of a set of stitch markers from her lovely Etsy shop.

Something I Really Like:

The Pebble Basic watch.


This baby REALLY shines when you use it with a Run tracker, such as Runtastic or RunKeeper, and with its built-in alarms for meditation timing.


Pretty much covered in the other segments!

A bit on how to work on your running distance and speed.

Coming back from 2 infections and a sore Achilles tendon. But coming back!

1 comment:

Theresa Merkling said...

Gemma, I sincerely hope Camp Cog NC becomes a reality. Got tons of fibers and supplies, even a barely broken in wheel - just need some community to get moving forward...