Monday, April 22, 2024

Episode 179: Cat Lady Holiday

“ Meanwhile, inside the box, Schrodinger‘s cat plans it’s revenge.“

This episode will upload April 27, 2024

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Warm Thanks : 

StephieJo: “Afterthought Everything” class. Jasmin, Emily…we has classez!...
...and AGAIN to StephieJo for a lovely, generous mug of Ko-Fi!
Chrisaaah—soda stream…?
Krickett: "I’m in Australia, where fresh pumpkin is available all year round, so I’m wondering why all American recipes seem to specify canned pumpkin? Making your own purée of pumpkin is really easy - cut and peel, cook until soft, and mash. If it’s more than you need, it could be frozen , but it’s also easy to judge how much you need as you prep. I generally put it in a bit of water and simmer around 15 minutes ( give it a poke, you’ll know when it’s soft) . It’s also great just cut , drizzled with olive oil and baked/roasted, and could also be microwaved"

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 10 (2024): ALL INFO IS RIGHT HERE! It's the info thread on Ravelry.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


In Progress:
Stash toss 2024 (13 in versus 34 out) 

5th CFR23 Sock Yarn Cowl: …6” out of 8”

Crochet block experiments:

Cut out the liner from a fat quarter! 

Lakeside cardigan : sewed together one of the two long strips for the top of the back and down the arms. Purlhappy: how do I fit this?

Lydia’s pinks socks:  on second sock.

Vestuary24: finished the back! Working up the front.

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day

Strategy: overthinking: planning versus impulsivity versus balance

AW shoot!: cycling along at 30 mins/day on my bike/desk ("FitDesk") 320
miles since late November.

Fluffy Books: docudrama on Netflix about Alexander the Great
Re-reading the BH-C series
Dune, part 2:

Something I Really Like: My Fitness Pal vs MyNetDiary app for diet.
Bright Line Eating:
The bright lines: 1. No sugar 2. No  flour, 3. No food between meals, 4. Weigh your food.

Put a Lid on It: 
Keto bleu Cheese dressing:
Sour cream, Greek yogurt, bleu cheese crumbles, heavy cream to thin

Weight loss and fasting: Down  15 pounds in 4 weeks. Plateau’ed. Testing glucose and ketosis

Project G: back on the rails again. But close to finished.
Project Cookbook: internet keto recipes

Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie--doing fine

Greenfingers report: wild flowers everywhere, and the dianthus has returned!

Community Resources:
Books I’ve UsedA Knit/Crochet Library on the Ravelry group for CogKnitive
My Favorite Resources to Buy: The entire list can be found right here.
Skills and techniques list : links


Yarnopoly and Second Saturday Stitchers—look them up on Facebook! meet-ups on the 2nd Saturday of each month (usually)
Sit and Stitch group: 9-noon, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Joanne Darcy Library in Canyon Country
SCV Free Craft exchange: Find them on Facebook.
CFR10—Courtyard by Marriott, Valencia on Sept 28, 2024. Information
Romjul: Dec 21--Jan 1, 2024-25

And Minerva gets the last word: Happy National Cat Lady Day!

Yes, she is purring.

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