CFR 8 is coming! Oct. 8, 2016!
More information here!
The 2017 MOTHER BEAR CAL/KAL IS ON!
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.
FINISHERS: SEND ME YOUR ADDRESSES for wristbands
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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:
Nothing this time!
Second Bear from Fiji
Continental Knit Scarf in my own checkerboard pattern.
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller.
MUCH spinning news!
I am currently engaged in project "Spin Everyone on the Ranch"!
Eleanor (the lighter baggie):
And the camelids, of course (the pale yarns):
Additionally, I have finally scored a Supported Spindle from Royale Hare! I got mine from The Woolery, which actually had them in stock when I phoned to check! this is THE BOMB for spindling shorter-stapled fibers, such as cotton or dog undercoat. Here is a video to show what makes the spindle so special.
Dimensions of Mindfulness: Time and the Now
Put a Lid On It:
Preparing for cherry harvesting. Planned: Cherry-vanilla vodka, amaretto cherry jam, pickled cherries, cherry chutney, cherry jelly, sour-cream-cherry pie, Black Forest Compote, traditional cherry pie.
Vanilla vodka-- use 9 beans from Penzeys, sliced along the edge to open + 750 mil bottle of vodka
Cherry vodka--I just packed cherries into 2 big jars with stoppers and them divided a 750 mil bottle of vodka between them.
All others from The Joy of Pickling or The Ball Book of Preserving Foods or The Joy of Cooking
I am recovered! Back to shorter runs to build up again!
HRC update: Half-Blood Prince Half Marathon
Make YES Happen
Something I Really Like:
.Hey, Siri on the 6s and other voice-controlled tech
Spinning my own ranch!
Annual food harvesting and preserving
Blather: And some interviews!
Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena 2016--the first pic is Sue of Invictus Yarns:
Sandy of RedFish Dyeworks makes her pitch:
Chicken Boots herself is a sister-member of Hogwarts Running Club!
Abstract Fiber came all the way down from Portland!
And Lisa reminded me that Sacred Laughter was also there with her amazing pins! MINE!!! Thanks, Robin!
The Calendar of Upcoming Events:
June 4: Spinning at Retzlaff
August 18-21, 2016: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
September 2-4: Racing at Disneyland
Oct 8, 2016: CFR8! Mark your calendars!