Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Episode 137: Cheerfully Out of Control

This episode will publish July 8, 2023

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Warm Thanks :
Everyone supporting CFR2023! The 31 people who have paid!

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2023: it’s on for Saturday, November 11, 2023. Event room hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.

Cost: $35 per adult attendee—PayPal to gemmadw AT yahoo.com not refundable 

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott: 28523 Westinghouse Place Valencia, California 91355 

+1 661-257-3220

Event Summary:

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2023

Start Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

End Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Courtyard Santa Clarita Valencia for 169 USD - 179 USD per night

Book your group rate for Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2023

Guests can also call the hotel directly, at (661) 257-3220, to have their reservations made under the 'Cogknitive Fiber Retreat' rate

Attendees so far:

1. OliveMavis/Jennifer-$
2. Lex--$
4. Kai H.--$
5. Estelle Acuna
6. Jenna I--$
7. Mary P.
8. Carrmal 
9. Potchke-$
10. Maridee--$
11. Ariane G.-$
12. Gigi-$
13. Jasmin-$
14. 2009nissanaltima
15. Peachy-$
16. Smidjin -$
17. LeftyRebelKnitter 
18. Redsknits
19. Goodstuff/Brenda C--$
20. Judy K.
21. Priscilla A.
22. Drew Kaitlin-$
23. Sustainablelivin--$
24. CherulSlover
25. Myladyirony--$
26. Glowingelegy-$
27. Ann McGee-$
28. Knitonepugtwo $
29.Amy storm—$
30. Celiakc
31. Jedimom $
32. Plexippa--$
33. Pamhogarth-$
34. Lisa marchbanks
35. --$
36. Heather campbell
37. Tracy DeFreitas
38. Kimmel
39. IzzyNov
40. MarjorieW
41. Lorkcreates
42. Elisegenevieve-$
43. Klynnaw/Karen
44. knittingpretty50
45. Vivascrapper-$
46. Vivascrapper daughter-$
47. Mary Tiffany—$
48. Loretta Loebs-$ 
49. Carmentrinidad-$
50. DyharKnitter/Diane Harris-$

1. LittleFence/Monica

Possible vendors:
Lisa Souza Yarns --confirmed hotel!!
Tina’s Soaps
Lazersheep yarns

And the Sea Glass colorway by Dizzy Blonde Studio!

Mini skeins swap-- 25 g, about 100 yards, please. 
Patterns to use:
1. Knit: Manic Panic cowl or scarf
2. Crochet: Calm Cowl--free on Ravelry!
6. A Mermaid Darkly by Y. Dasher
7. Buggiflooer hat from Shetland Wool Week

Mother Bear Project (official charity)=extra raffle tickets
Goody bags

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Simplicity 8605:  


In Progress:
Stash toss 2023 (4 in versus 38 out) 

Lanesplitter Skirt- I’ve turned the first corner and I’m on the straight-away--32 inches along!

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 9/11. At least 53” long so far.

My Favorite Resources:


LYS and supplies:

Webs for supplies

The Altered Stitch in Valley Village, LA

The Knitting Tree in Airport-land, LA

Latelier on Ventura

Nice extras and Cool Stuff:

Birch and Cider for custom leather tags on Etsy

Razzberries Studios on Etsy for chatelaine supplies

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from morrobayfleeceworks.com
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day
Unboxing the new Nano—not yet

Strategy: 911 calls

Fluffy Books:

Netflix: binging Seinfeld
The Bridgerton books—sweetness of ordinary people with reasonable dialogue

Something I Really Like:  

Pretty mug and strainer:

Holiday fabric sales!

Put a Lid on It: 
Tea tastings:  continue. 
Grantham Grey from Plum Deluxe. Not really.

Pestos to try:


Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie: grooming  come July

Hubsdate: sprucing up the place:

Yards of spearmint from 4 plants from a Paiute friend


Pollinators for Zone 9B:


Cogknitive FiberRetreat 2023: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference: Anaheim, Dec. 12-17, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: when even the cat is a critic…

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