Thursday, June 9, 2016

225: Glorious Neenach






Ready to terrorize the freeways of California!

CFR 8 is coming! Oct. 8, 2016!
Sign-ups begin June 1, 2016 for those who have already atended.
Sign-ups begin July 1, 2016 for new folks!

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.
 

KNIT 15 BEARS IN 2015!!!
FINISHERS: SEND ME YOUR ADDRESSES for wristbands

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

Finished

Crazyfoot socks--done and lovely

 

In Progress:

Second Bear from Fiji

Continental Knit Scarf in my own checkerboard pattern.

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller.

Abstract Socks--yeah, okay, I lost control...Matisse in colorway Peacock.



Dizzy Blondes: 

Project "Spin Everyone on the Ranch"--Still working on Baron's and Eleanor's undercoat.

 The Royale Hare Support Spindle for fiber with a short staple, such as cotton or dog undercoat. Check other sources, such as The Woolery for these left in their stock--call them first to check before ordering. More info here and here.

Meanderings about spinning dog hair.



WOUF--professional haute couture dog hair spinning

Scarf by WOUF


Village Spinning and Weaving in Solvang, CA 

Strategy:

Dimensions of Mindfulness: Change. It's tough. You're not imagining that. But it is part of accepting the present for what it is.
 

Put a Lid On It:

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking

More to come from the cherry harvest, after all: amaretto cherry jam, cherry jelly, sour-cream-cherry pie, Black Forest Compote, traditional cherry pie.

About marmalade...and stone fruit. Pickling time is close, as well.
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Aw Shoot!

Plodding along at the level of 2 mile sprints--uphill.
HRC update.
Make YES Happen--Route 66 virtual still in progress

 


Something I Really Like:

Akerworks spindles and bobbins

Good old Casa de Fruta! Jelly will happen!






Blather:
 Retzlaff report!
Favorite author: Garth Nix

Thanks to Barb and Tracie for letting me sneak a pic at Retzlaff!



Travelling the freeways of California--beware and stay safe out there!


Calendar:
 
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!

Here is Blankets, welcoming me home by greeting my Prius!














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