Tuesday, June 23, 2015
We were Goat-vaded! It was a sheep-sposion as the local grazing herd came down from the Sierra Pelona and roamed across our farm on their way homewards. Goats, sheep, kids, lambs!
Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in August! .Aug 21-23, 2015. WE HAVE SPACES! Info and how to sign up are HERE.
1. Call hotel, tell them you are with us, reserve room.
2. Message me that you are coming and use the DONATE link at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com to send $75.
CFR 7 is coming! Oct 10. 2015!
Sign-ups for people who have attended previously have begun!
If you have never attended before, sign-ups start July 1.
More information here!
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.
Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.
We have a website at http://www.cogknitive.com/. You can find older episodes there.
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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:
Spiral Socks for the Youngest Knitmore. Yarn by Shaggy Bear Farms in Merino + Tussah Silk.
Mei Mei Socks
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. In time out.
Tardis Tribute Socks: in time out
Knitted Knockers: www.knittedknockers.org. And free patterns abound; try Tit Bits on Knitty for the general idea. An A cup is a 5" diameter. Add one-half inch to increase to each larger size.
No spinning...still spinning mentally about selling a few wheels off...an unhappy attempt at dropspindling some fluff from our late alpaca Summer. The issue of the too-light spindle.
Parenting--the 2 basic components: contentment of the primary caregiver and the contentment of the child in the company of the parent.
Put a Lid On It:
Freeze leftover juices in ice-cube trays and mix in your tall bottle of cold water for a delightful and refreshing treat.
Making the weekly yogurt.
Jasmin's Kale Salad recipe. I replace cabbage with the broccoli slaw mix in a bag from trader Joe's.
The latest races and a bit about running on different surfaces in the heat.
Hot Summer running: Remember:
1. Wear layers to adjust your cooling system. Carry water. Or stash it along your route.
2. Carry ID.
3. Wear reflective clothing. Be seen.
3. Carry water for your running dog or have the dog carry it for himself or herself. At a minimum, water your pal every 3 miles, more as needed.
4. Look for the routes where the breezes blow.
5. Avoid concrete and dark surfaces that are too hot to tolerate as you run.
6. Recognize dehydration and treat it right away.
7. Know when to stop. If you run through a damaging situation, you can lose weeks to months of running. Losing one run to concern may save you from losing much more.
8. Wear polarized sunglasses.
9. Do not hesitate to carry water for yourself, no matter how short a run you take.
RUN SAFE!--always be alert to the fact that you can be attacked.
Something I Really Like:
Cruise control in cars. It's a means of reducing exercise injuries in the legs for me.
Making bread with a bread hook on a KitchenAid mixer.
The Laurel's Kitchen Cookbook (1976).
Our son was mesmerized by the herd in our corrals.
Camp CogKnitive 2015--Aug. 21-23--3 spaces left!
CFR 7 update--Oct 10, 2015--many spaces available!
Blankets performs her daily patrol for rodents in the hay. An update on her progress.
The Calendar for 2015:
August: The gathering at Sunnybank in Patterson, NJ (Aug 13-18) AND
2015 Camp CogKnitive (Aug 21-23)
Oct. 10: CFR7!
Feb. 18, 2016: Fiji once more!
Posted by Gemma at 1:55 PM