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!

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!!!

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


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 


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.
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!

 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!

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!

1 comment:

tinyshinythings said...

Hi Dr G listening to your back catalogue. Hadn't realised you have given us seven years of your upbeat attitude, your strategies and your great crafting vibe. Thank you so much. I hope it's not over, selfishly, but if it is time for you to move on, enjoy your well deserved podcasting retirement. . Many thanks x Sally