Wednesday, September 24, 2014

197: Pony Alarm Clock

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Episode 197: Pony Alarm Clock has been released.

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197: Pony Alarm Clock

Tirion Du took me for a grand ride all over the neighborhood this morning. After, when she was cool, I tried spraying her with the hose and found--she likes it! That's why her neck is shining--she was frolicking in the wet in the 90 degree weather.

The Lady is secretly an alarm clock!
Northern California Camp Cog is next up for Camp CogKnitive! Dates TBA!

Philly Camp CogKnitive is still in planning stages--no date yet. Hotel and other suggestions welcome.

Raleigh, NC Camp Cog is a definite maybe...

DFW TX Camp Cog....I really hope so! I am scared off by the Open Carry Protest groups right now, but we'll see.

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
More information here! Sign ups for everyone continues...

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!

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:


The Blueberry Waffle Socks in colorway Witchwind from Forbidden Woolery.


Beachy Shawl for Camp Cog Cam-- in Just Beachy from Dizzy Blonde Studios.

#100happydays I finished my shawl from 2 skeins of Lambie Toes from Dizzy Blonde Studios in the Camp CogKnitive Colorway Just Beachy.

Not yet finished:

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller--started again! On D chart.
One Row Lace Scarf--FROGGED! I just got so bored...
Halloween Linen Stitch Cowl--Mainly from Gnome Acres mini skeins in Halloween colorways.

Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing much; just wheel maintenance time.

About waiting and being patient with yourself.

Put a Lid On It:

The kitchen is quiet, due to 100F heat. Yearning for a chance to make more pickles.

Aw Shoot!
90 minutes on the elliptical is my current standard. Weight loss stalled, but that’s okay because I seem to be building considerable muscle. Roxy is getting walks out in the neighborhood, but not much more in the heat. 10K run on elliptical easily achieved in August. The problems with using BMI as a guide to good health. Better method: circumference of waist to that of hips.
Mother Jones: Why BMI is a Big, Fat Scam.
Summer Running Essentials:
Please remember to hydrate you and any running pals.
Important facts:
one gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds
Any mammal can carry only up to one quarter of its weight.

Ruffwear backpacks for dogs.

Something I Really Like:
Instagran. Follow me as drgemma there. Also: #100happydays

CFR6 (of course). I have been felled by a rather nasty sinus infection for several weeks. Meanwhile, Tirion has become the alarm clock for the farm.
A review:
Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjoman from Passiflora Press: