Sunday, December 2, 2012

Episode 147


The Boys made apple pie for our Thanksgiving.

Celebrating our listeners who have joined the CogKnitive 25 – , 50 –, and 75 – Bear Clubs for MBP. You can see who they all are right here. Great work!

Welcome FlashyGranny to the 25 Bear Club!!

Have YOU completed 25, 50, or 75 bears for Mother Bear Project? Send me your snail and a link to your Ravelry projects page, and CogKnitive will send you a special wristband to celebrate with you.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

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You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

The Annual CogKnitive Mother Bear project CAL/KAL will run from Jan1, 2013 until I get to Stitches West in late February. Get your materials ready!

What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle:


13 sets of bear's feet for the 13 Bears in 2013 project that I plan.

Still in Progress:

The Tehachapi Project Shawl. Lovin' it!


My Hitchin' a Ride Shawl in crochet, not worked on this week.

Dizzy Blondes:

Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel

I am plying my singles from the cinnamon alpaca. My first true triple ply (i.e. not N-plied).


Fiber in BFL/Tussah from Red Fish Dye Works:


Spinning singles from the Freckle-Face Fibers bright yellow SWM.


50 Shades of Teal Shawl pattern by Brenda Castiel

Hypersensitivity: Accept that you actually need more private, quiet time for recovery than the rest of the world.

Something I Really Like: Chestnuts! Roast them (find instructions in The Joy of Cooking.) And use them in your baked, stuffed pumpkin.
The High Road to Health--Lindsey Wagner's bionic, vegan cookbook.

Put A  Lid On It:
Get your jars back! Inspect them carefully before reuse.

It's time to make citrus pickles and start planning the marmalades. Use organic fruits for these to avoid eating pesticide.

Dried lemons! Easy and soooo useful!

The Joy of Pickling. You want this for a present under the tree!

The Perfect Scoop in ebook format.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Please go contribute to Knitting Brooklyn's CAL/KAL for Hurricane Sandy survivors.

Thomas the Tank Engine came to Perris, CA!


My son proves the old truth: Trains are in the blood if you are related to me!


1 comment:

Theresa said...

Dr. Gemma - very interesting discussion of hypersensitivity! I had always attributed the need for "quiet time" to introversion/shyness. Could you possibly discuss the relationship between hypersensitivity and introversion? Thank you for your podcast - I'm always so excited to see another episode up!