Thursday, January 1, 2015

203: Holiday Joys

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Episode 203: Holiday Joys is live!

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203: Holiday Joys

#hohoho Gareth models his new beard!

Someone grew a beard for the holidays!

Raleigh, NC Camp CogKnitive is unexpectedly coming into view!...I will be in Raleigh, NC in late January, if all goes well. Want to get together? Want a Camp CogKnitive? Message me at gemmadw on Ravelry if interested! Meetups are also possible--I DO COFFEE!

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.

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.

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

Sockhead Hat--Done in yarn from Dizzy Blonde Studios.

Sockhead is finished! Rather loose and I might make that stockinette a bit shorter next time...needs blocking too.

Frolic Two-At-A-Time Socks:

#operationsockdrawer Finished my TAAT Regia Sport socks for my clogs. LOVE this colorway!

Two-At-A-Time top-down and toe-up books by Melissa Morgan-Oakes on Amazon.

Gareth's Christmas Surprise--Crocheted Beard-Hat

#hohoho My son's final stocking stuffer is done! I tried it on, of course...

In Progress: The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. It bit me. In time out.

Pink Waffle Socks--yarn is Cotton Candy Clouds in Sock yarn from Oink Pigments. Now here is a dyer who deserves a LOT more attention! She works very locally, so go to her site and snatch up what you can, if you arenot lucky enough to see her at a show.

Zooming right along, past the ripcord for afterthought heel on sock #2 of Blueberry Waffles...

Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

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!


Even at rest, stay on the balls of your feet. As in ballroom dance, you will be ready to change your position at a moment's notice in life.

Put a Lid On It:


And 4 fresh jars of RaspberryChardonnay jelly to go with the pickled beets! :-)

Pickled beets with cinnamon and a few jars of raspberry-chardonnay jelly.

Aw Shoot!

Not much adventure here either!

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.

WideAngleMind is donating yarn from Cheryl Oberle!

Brenda Castie/Goodstuff  is donating a choice of pattern from her collection!

Something I Really Like:

Eating in a car as you travel down the road. Dinner with a landscape movie that lacks plot, but also lacks drama. Drive-throughs just make it all better, of course--fewer interruptions--and Starbucks just makes it better!


Pretty much covered in the other segments!