Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Episode 115: So Many Good Things



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

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.

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Warm Thanks :
Sagepecas—great to hear your voice and thanks for loving on my pet pics!
Kathyinsanjose—Moro Fleece Works it is!
Knittinghiker—always great to hear from you. Yes, I am pretty cautious about the idea that any one diet is going to fit everyone. Minerva sends love to your Nora!
Turbogal—just a warm hug.

Covid:  

Vaccinated in California?  Get your electronic COVID card 😷!

Get your kids their shots!

https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

Thanks to DCAlaneKnits for advising me that you can order another 4 free Covid tests.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:

Gradient Blues Calm Cowl




In Progress:  

Stash toss 2023 (2 in versus 4 out) and Vest-uary 2023:




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


Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks-- onward! Seaming experiment — 5 bottom rows are seamed, joined, and ends are woven in. Seaming onward! Row 6 is pinned onto the main now, row 7 is seamed together for short seams work.

19 x 19 blocks! 
18(19) squares=361 squares. And extras





















Arranged, photographed, and clipped.

Wrapped in Tiny Chains crocheted cardigan- back is done. Use measurements, not gauge. On to the second front panel and close to finished! 

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 7/11. 32” long so far.

My Favorite Resources:


Webs for supplies


The Altered Stitch in Valley Village, LA

The Knitting Tree in Airport-land, LA



Latelier on Ventura


Birch and Cider for custom leather tags on Etsy

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: 

Motivation: Switch it over to time management





Help Ukraine from President Obama
More ways to help from Lovecraft
                                                                                            
Fluffy Books:


A Brazen Curiosity  by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series 


Pemberly: Mr Darcy’s dragon Jane Austen’s Dragons series

my man godfrey

Aw, Shoot!

The bow has arrived.



Something I Really Like: 

Flannel sheets!

Put a Lid on It:
Tea tastings:  continue. 
The perfect diet


Blather:

ASL:   Readying myself for 110 in February, due to scheduling issues. 
Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie and Blankets
Dog nose protector for discoid lupus
Hubsdate: doing great

Calendar:

Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Sunnybank: August 17-21, 2023


And Minerva gets the last word: a long winter’s nap


















Saturday, January 28, 2023

Episode 114: Stash Toss 2023


Shownotes can be found on our group on Ravelry or at cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com.


Check out this episode!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Episode 114: Stash Toss 2023






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

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.

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 :

Chrisaah—I adore Heyer! Great recommendation!
Knitwish- So I ordered Crafting with Cat Hair. Powell’s is your local???
Knitonepugtwo—it’s ALL just a skill. Hang in there!

Covid:  

Vaccinated in California?  Get your electronic COVID card 😷!

Get your kids their shots!

https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

Thanks to DCAlaneKnits for advising me that you can order another 4 free Covid tests.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:

Tossing the Stash in 2023

Birch and Cider for custom leather tags on Etsy

Pretty Plums Hat



Twilight Gradient Watchcap



In Progress:  

Stash toss 2023 and Vest-uary:


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


Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks-- onward! Seaming experiment — 5 bottom rows are seamed, joined, and ends are woven in. Seaming onward! Row 6 is pinned onto the main now, row 7 is clipped together for short seams work.

19 x 19 blocks! 
18(19) squares=361 squares. And extras










Arranged, photographed, and clipped.

Wrapped in Tiny Chains crocheted cardigan- back is done. Use measurements, not gauge. On to the second front panel! Stalled for ASL class

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 7/11. 32” long so far.

My Favorite Resources:

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: 

Interpersonal Strategies: Remember the team/choose your battles and your role.




Help Ukraine from President Obama
More ways to help from Lovecraft
                                                                                            
Fluffy Books:


A Brazen Curiosity  by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series 


Pemberly: Mr Darcy’s dragon Jane Austen’s Dragons series


Something I Really Like: 

Keto diet

Put a Lid on It:
Tea tastings:  continue. A thumbs down on PD chocolate mint oolong, but loving the oolong attempts.


Blather:

My physical:


ASL:   Readying myself for 102 in February. 5 words a day; pondering the culture class

Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie


Hubsdate: doing great

Calendar:

Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Sunnybank: August 17-21, 2023


And Minerva gets the last word: Stay warm!














Saturday, January 21, 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Episode 113: Scrapland







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

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.

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 :

DCAlaneKnirs, Chrisaaah, PrairiePoet, Karen RS75

Covid:  

Vaccinated in California?  Get your electronic COVID card 😷!

Get your kids their shots!

https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

Thanks to DCAlaneKnits for advising me that you can order another 4 free Covid tests.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:

Romjul 22 hat the first


Romjul Hat the second


In Progress:  

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


Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks-- onward! Seaming experiment — 5 bottom rows are seamed, joined, and ends are woven in. Seaming onward!

19 x 19 blocks! Romjul planning to seam.
18(19) squares=361 squares. And extras



















Arranged, photographed, and clipped.

Wrapped in Tiny Chains crocheted cardigan- back is done. Use measurements, not gauge. On to the second front panel! Stalled for ASL class

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 7/11. 32” long so far.

My Favorite Resources:

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: 

Interpersonal Strategies: know thyself: radical acceptance and rehearsal, consultation 




Help Ukraine from President Obama
More ways to help from Lovecraft
                                                                                            
Fluffy Books:


A Brazen Curiosity  by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series 


Pemberly: Mr Darcy’s dragon Jane Austen’s Dragons series

Persuasion (2022) on Netflix—Austen for dummies and by dummies but lovable

The Wonder on Netflix—oh those crazy Catholics!

Something I Really Like: 

Electric lighter  it helps light candles and my teenager ignores it

Put a Lid on It:
Tea tastings:  continue. But a break for GERD.

Blather:

ASL:   Readying myself for 102 in February. 5 words a day

Pupdate--  Captain is fine, no news

Hubsdate: finally healed!

Calendar:

Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Sunnybank: August 17-21, 2023


And Minerva gets the last word: interfere…with class










Saturday, January 14, 2023

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Episode 112: January moods








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

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.

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 :

Everyone who did some Romjul crafting along with me! Thread on Ravelry.

Covid:  I’m FINALLY better!

Vaccinated in California?  Get your electronic COVID card 😷!

Get your kids their shots!

https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

Thanks to DCAlaneKnits for advising me that you can order another 4 free Covid tests.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:

My Romjul 22 sweater.



Another example of why knitters should also crochet.

In Progress:  

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


Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks-- onward! Seaming experiment — 5 bottom rows are seamed, joined, and ends are woven in. Seaming onward!

19 x 19 blocks! Romjul planning to seam.
18(19) squares=361 squares. And extras



















Arranged, photographed, and clipped.

Wrapped in Tiny Chains crocheted cardigan- back is done. Use measurements, not gauge. On to the second front panel! Stalled for ASL class

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 7/11. 32” long so far.

Hat plans

My Favorite Resources:

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: 

Interpersonal Strategies: Deferred. Holiday Strategy: Re-entry




Help Ukraine from President Obama
More ways to help from Lovecraft
                                                                                            
Fluffy Books:


A Brazen Curiosity  by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series 



Something I Really Like: 

The Cook of Castomar on Netflix: gender, power, race, and class...Wow!

The Empress—nah.

Put a Lid on It:
Tea tastings: gemmatastestea on IG continue. But I keep losing access to the account.
Tea fails: Harney & Sons chocolate and chocolate chai

Hot Artichoke Dip (can be keto)
1 can artichoke hearts
1 cup keto mayo
1 cup grated Parmesan

I used avocado oil mayo, marinated ‘choke hearts, and TJ’s exceptional cheddar

Preheat oven to 350F. (177C) Chop chokes into bowl. Add other ingredients. Spread thinly in 9”x13” baking dish.

Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy with just about anything dipped in it, hot.


Blather:

ASL:   Readying myself for 102 in February. 5 words a day

Pupdate--  Captain has surgery this week. 

Hubsdate: getting better on meds.

Calendar:

Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Sunnybank: August 17-21, 2023


And Minerva gets the last word: the resting time for self-care.