Sunday, February 8, 2015

205: North Carolina


Sort of says it all...

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in August!.Aug 21-23, 2015.

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.

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 is in progress!
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.

A SECOND Mother Bear CAL/KAL also running right now! KNIT 15 BEARS IN 2015!!! Post a group pic of the 15 bears you've made for Mother Bear Project in 2015 by Dec 31, 2015 on our thread to compete for prizes. FIRST PIC of a group--crafter gets to select a color for wristbands. if we get 20 people making the 15 bears, I WILL make up wristbands!

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

Warm'n'Fuzzy--LYS in Cary, NC--4.5 stars
Great Yarns--LYS in Raleigh, NC--3 stars

In Progress:

TARDIS-blue Coronet Hat in Big Merino Hug

#wikn Tagged by @abbyknitz I am doing the band of a Coronwt hat as requested by Twinface in TARDIS blue. Tagging anyone who wants to play as I rush off to my office!

The Lost Geek Podcast

2-At-A-Time Socks for Twinface--FROGGED!--But they WILL be back!

TARDIS socks for Twinface--FROGGED! Fair isle segment was just too tight.

The first TARDIS Sock Tribute is done at last! Of course, I did have a few other things to keep me busy this week...:-)

TARDIS Sock Tribute

Bear #1 for 2015.

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. In time out.

Dizzy Blondes: 

No spinning...

Use your tools.  And it never hurts to remember that the power of the human mind is a major force in recovery, so don't discount a placebo effect as a tool. When you empower a person, they will always do better, and that is the purpose of a placebo effect as a tool.

Put a Lid On It:
Quaker instant ROLLED oats
Trader Joe's Cocoa Almond butter
Congee (?) Rice:
Cook jasmine rice in your slow cooker and keep adding water until the rice can no longer absorb it. Cook into mush; fruit--dried or fresh can be added. Flavor with honey or maple syrup.

Aw Shoot!
I am back on-track as a runner, but down to 1.5 miles is my current distance. I will be returning to the 5K distance.

Something I Really Like:
Smart-phone and recharging-friendly airports and airplanes
Massage stations in airports
Farewell to Sky Mall!


HysterSisters--a FANTASTIC resource for those enduring any form of hysterectomy
The SkeinMinder: sign up for newsletter and pledges and possible prizes here. It does not seem to be on Kickstarter...

Here is the TOTALLY awesome Aggie-- Lingua Franca on Rav. We had a fabulous brunch today, then off to the LYS in CareyNC...,

The amazing Lingua Franca (Aggie) helped keep me going with lunch at Academy Road Bistro and Warm'n'Fuzzy Yarns. The Calendar for 2015:
Feb 20-March 1: Fiji!
March 21: Griffin Dyeworks Spring Fling
April: Northern CA Knitter's Retreat
May-Jun: Retzlaff Winery Spinning Day
July: CGOA event in San Diego
August: The gathering at Sunnybank in Patterson, NJ AND 2015 Camp CogKnitive
Oct. 10: CFR7!

Outrageously GREAT LYS in Carey, NC. Interviewed owner for podcast!

The haul from Warn and Fuzzy LYS--Habitat hat pattern by Jared Flood, 2 skeins worsted in TARDIS blue, 2 skeins Mmmmalabrigo for Habitst(s ).

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