Sunday, June 2, 2024

Episode 185: Affiliating

This episode will upload June 8, 2024

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Everyone else who is dreaming of CFR X!

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

Post #1 is the collected information. PLEASE feel free to correct me!

From the Hotel:

Thank you for choosing to have your Event with us!

Here's your reservation link your guests can use to make reservations:

Book your group rate for Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2024

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Event Summary:

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2024

Start Date: Friday, September 27, 2024

End Date: Sunday, September 29, 2024

Last Day to Book: Thursday, August 29, 2024

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Courtyard Santa Clarita Valencia for 179 USD per night

Book your group rate for Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2024

We now know that our group knitting pattern and project is going probably to relate to making the lovely across-the -body-bags that Carmen makes. This gives everyone a chance to learn to make the ever-functional Granny Square to use up extra yarn in a fantastic and usable way. Stay tuned for details!

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Doug the Wooble Pug: from the book

Kiki the Chick Wooble hack of Penguin

In Progress:
Stash toss 2024 (25 in versus 47 out) 
Stash tossing…

Crochet block experiments:

Sewed (by machine) the zipper to the liner! Pinned liner into place, ready for hand sewing.

Lakeside cardigan : sewed together the 4x4 block back; wove in ends. Weaving in ends on big piece of arms and shoulders.

Lydia’s pinks socks:  on second sock. On the Heel.

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:  It’s communal thinking. It’s NOT Robin Hood.

AW shoot!: cycling along at 35 mins/day on my bike/desk ("FitDesk") . About 4 miles per day.
miles since late November. 420 miles my mistake!
Runner Woman:

Fluffy Books: docudrama on Netflix about Alexander the Great
Re-reading the BH-C series
Bridgerton is back! On Netflix 

Something I Really Like:

Yes, I thought I’d never say this: 
The Apple pencil

Put a Lid on It: 
Easy wraps
Preheat oven to 350F
Baking sheet
Parchment paper 
3 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese

Blend egg and cheese VERY thoroughly.
Add any herbs, spices you like
Pour on paper on sheet.
Bake 40 minutes, flip for 10 more.
Cut into pieces and use as wraps.

Mending pile

Jury duty calls! Now in late June. But the wooden crochet hooks HAVE arrived.

Weight loss and fasting: Down  23 pounds in 9 weeks. Off the plateau! Testing glucose and ketosis—REALLY good! But building muscle.

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

Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie--doing fine. 

Greenfingers report: waiting for die-off; dianthus and Russian sage and rosemary are back!

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


Hands on Knitting Center’s Thursday Lunch Chat on Zoom with Yours Truly: May 30 at noon in honor of Mental Health Awareness month. Looking for the link! Here it is!

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

July 4 holiday—4 day weekend
CFR10—Courtyard by Marriott, Valencia on Sept 28, 2024. Information
Romjul: Dec 21--Jan 1, 2024-25

And Minerva gets the last word
Affiliate communication

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