Saturday, February 27, 2021

Episode16: Educated, caffeinated, and vaccinated





  Comments are welcomed! Either comment here or go to our group on Ravelry.

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Buy Dr Gemma a Ko-Fi, if you're enjoying the podcast and feeling up to it. Remember that I am still working, though, so feel free to give the money to a charity instead.

There will NOT be a CFR (Cogknitive Fiber Retreat) this year.

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Warm Thanks Dept:

12 years of listeners to my podcast!

The fiber pets and fiber events:





What's On My Hooks and Needles:

In Progress:

Spectrum Socks stalled by ambivalence in Rock and String Yarn “ROY G BIV” colorway.
 Wild Lettuce Shawl: newest lace project; stalled for needles
Twinface’s vest (still in transit) stalled by mail
Pines Vest for Vest-uary  on the front! In the pic below, I am showing off the finished back.
The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns







I’m currently wearing...

Socks— Onyx Fibers sock in “Burst”. Heels from Abstract Fiber Co.




Cowl: Fair is Foul, Foul version in Malabrigo sport, Anniversario and plumio. I’m wearing the one on the left. The one on the right done in mini skeins of sock yarn from a big trade event at CFR. Moral: getting colors right really matters!




My Three Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies
Mimi's Needlebasket for supplies

Dizzy Blondes:  
No spinning action currently, but awaiting my latest Electric Eel Wheel

Strategy: 

Using ACCEPTS: how to self-distract when distressed
T is for thought stopping and reverse serial 7s


Put a Lid On It:
 
Used the Romertopf!

Happy in her new home:

You know it’s been a great morning when...cookies, brownies, soup!


First World chores...recharging the Ring doorbell!

.......

...because the organic doorbell falls asleep on her job!


Aw Shoot!

30 minutes per day; tracking sleep; finished The Viking Conquest long-distance race and starting Road to Hana on yes.fit


Something I Really Like:
Rocketbook mini



Blather:
2nd vaccine experience: SO MUCH BETTER!


Vaccinated etc


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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Episode 15: Valpaca

 

“Valpaca”
Beloved Son gave me a Valentines Alpaca!


Eleanor thinks Minerva is getting too much air-time on the podcast.

Comments are welcomed! Either comment here or go to our group on Ravelry.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

I have a YouTube channel "Doctor Gemma". Flash tips (1 minute or less) around surviving the pandemic and longer strategy discussions.

Buy Dr Gemma a Ko-Fi, if you're enjoying the podcast and feeling up to it. Remember that I am still working, though, so feel free to give the money to a charity instead.

There will NOT be a CFR (Cogknitive Fiber Retreat) this year.

I will NOT add you to any of my follower groups currently, due to robo-accounts. Please follow me here. You can contact me through our group on Ravelry or on this blog.

Warm Thanks Dept:

Yolanda H/Some Frills and Zoe Juniper for some delicious ko-fi.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:

Rose Ohm Shawl—eight years in the making and I am SO glad that I finished this! It is so lovely.




In Progress:

 Wild Lettuce Shawl: newest lace project 




Twinface’s vest (still in transit)
Temperature Blanket— Brava acrylic yarn from Knit Picks in 2 sets of the Hue Shift blanket kit.

200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Purchased:

Bulky from Knit Picks in Wool of the Andes in “currant”
Because who wouldn’t make a sweater for $43? Arrived!


I’m currently wearing...

Socks: scrap socks recipe:
Top dow.
2” 1x1 rib in color one.
1” stockinette stitch in each of 5 other colors.
Make legs of each sock match like identical twins.
Do waste yarn on one side for afterthought heel.

On sock #1: Use unloved color #1 for foot of sock #1.
Do heel in unloved color #2.

On sock #2: Use unloved color #2 for foot of sock #2.
Do heel in unloved color #1.




Maxed out on knitware: socks as above, rikke hat, mitts, clapotis shawl, Agnes sweater
And the dress is handmade 

My Three Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies
Mimi's Needlebasket for supplies

Dizzy Blondes:  
No spinning action currently, but awaiting my latest Electric Eel Wheel

Strategy: 

On to ACCEPTS: how to self-distract when distressed, skills overlap.
E is also for self-care to manage your emotion.
P is for push-away-the brief mental break

Put a Lid On It:
  
Replacing the Romertopf

Gratefully swiped from Williams Sonoma site



Aw Shoot!

30 minutes per day; back to the Fitbit! Tracking eat-sleep-exercise





Something I Really Like:

Mobiscribe—a cross between a Rocketbook, a reMarkable and an Android tablet 

Blather:
Re-vax scheduled
Windstorming and power shut-off coming
Libsyn issues
Adding upcoming projects to my queue to use up yarn leftovers
Valpaca!




Episode 15 Valpaca


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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Fickleknitting


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Episode 14: Fickleknitting

 




 Comments are welcomed! Either comment here or go to our group on Ravelry.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

I have a YouTube channel "Doctor Gemma". Flash tips (1 minute or less) around surviving the pandemic and longer strategy discussions.

Buy Dr Gemma a Ko-Fi, if you're enjoying the podcast and feeling up to it. Remember that I am still working, though, so feel free to give the money to a charity instead.

There will NOT be a CFR (Cogknitive Fiber Retreat) this year.

I will NOT add you to any of my follower groups currently, due to robo-accounts. Please follow me here. You can contact me through our group on Ravelry or on this blog.

Warm Thanks Dept:

Jane L. For a delicious ko-fi!

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:

Yule 2020 Socks in Poste Yarns (Simply Socks Co.) "Jollytown, TX".





Fiberuary—the challenge:


The sweaters for “Made in 2020”:




In Progress:

Twinface’s vest —mailed!
Rose Ohm Shawl—one repeat at a time each day of knitted-on lace edging-2 days to go!






Wild Lettuce Shawl: and how to get hold of Fickleknitter’s patterns on Ravelry





I’m currently wearing...




Socks—serenity sock—bamboo blend 


My Three Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies
Mimi's Needlebasket for supplies

Dizzy Blondes:  
No spinning action currently, but awaiting my latest Electric Eel Wheel

Strategy: 

Onto ACCEPTS: how to self-distract when distressed, skills overlap.
E is for  Emotion management 

Put a Lid On It:
 
Baking Thursday—keto chocolate chip cookies and brownies

Aw Shoot!

30 minutes per day; back to the Fitbit  regime

Something I Really Like:


Blather:


Changes on the Ravelry page: completing the lists of strategies and adding as pages on the group site, adding most recent episodes and strategies to the sticky posts at top of the list.



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

episode 13 Updating reloaded


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