Friday, May 6, 2016

221: Cornflakes in Paradise

Sunrise as I prepared to run on Denarau Island, Fiji

CFR 8 is coming! Oct. 8, 2016!
More information here!

Information is here.
3 bears per person can be turned in at the Mother Bear Project booth at Stitches West (+ $3 per bear for shipping overseas)
Bears can also be turned in at CFR 8, if you are attending--again with $3 per bear for shipping.

15 Bears in 2015 is OVER! See below:

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. POST #93 has the list of who is where in this process.

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


No, really? I'm in Paradise!

In Progress:

Second Bear from Fiji

Continental Knit Scarf in my own checkerboard pattern.

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. Coming along at last! I've learned to take lifelines more seriously than ever!

Mystery Brown Socks

Dizzy Blondes: 

No--I am in Fiji!

Do some good:
Taking care of people around you is a fine way to car for yourselves: you get what you put out in this world and you make the world you live in with your own actions. Kindness means that you will be surrounded eventually by kind people.

Book Report:
Cooperative Press: Spilly Jane Knits Mittens on Amazon and on Ravelry as ebook

Put a Lid On It:

Oops....does eating myself senseless for 8 days count? How about Cornflakes Cocktail?

Aw Shoot!

Virtual races in general--get great bling while racing on your own schedule and in your own place and on your own time.
Zombies Run 5 K
Make YES Happen virtual races
Hal Higdon's half marathon trainings schedule, also available as an app for iOS through Blue Fin software

Crazy running Gemma:

Something I Really Like:
Tampico Mango Punch--when you want your mimosa to be sickeningly and deliciously high in sugar
STRONG British/Australian/Fijian black tea
Charity Miles--an app for iOS and Android phones.

Generally blathering on about Fiji
Snorkeling on Waya Island at Octopus Resort
My Son the Surfer Dude:

Gareth meets Fire Dancers:


The Calendar of Upcoming Events:

August 18-21, 2016: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Oct 8, 2016: CFR8! Mark your calendars!

See you next time, Fiji!

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