Sunday, March 29, 2015

206: Just a Hot Mess

My morning surprises from my boys. Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!

My Valentines Day was lovely, but overshadowed by the need to get things together for a long week away from home.

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in August! .Aug 21-23, 2015. WE HAVE SPACES!

Northern California Camp Cog has been postponed! Dates TBA!

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

CFR 7 is coming! Oct 10. 2015!
More information here!

MOTHER BEAR CAL/KAL is 0ver! Prizes have been distributed.

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!

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.

A SECOND Mother Bear CAL/KAL is running right now! KNIT 15 BEARS IN 2015!!! Post a group pic of the 15 bears you've made for Mother Bear Project in 2015 by Dec 31, 2015 on our thread to compete for prizes. FIRST PIC of a group--crafter gets to select a color for wristbands. if we get 20 people making the 15 bears, I WILL make up wristbands!

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

Warm thanks to Brenda Castiel/Goodstuff on Ravelry.

In progress:

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. In time out.

Tardis Tribute Socks: in time out


TARDIS-blue Coronet Hat in Big Merino Hug

The TARDIS Coronet Hat for Twinface is done! And I'm listening to Twinset Designs Podcast BTW as I model it.

15 Bears in 2015:

22B Hat:

Finished 221B hat.

Knitted Knockers: And free patterns abound; try Tit Bits on Knitty for the general idea.

A knitted knocker as part of attending the Northern CA Knitting Retreat. This is a soft prosthesis for a woman healing after a mastectomy. Praying for whoever gets it.

Dizzy Blondes: 

No spinning...


Consider taking a total retreat vacation to reset your internal sanity mechanisms.

Put a Lid On It: Recipes. Find this also on Pinterest.

Aw Shoot!
Runner in Paradise.

Something I Really Like:
iXpand flash drive for I-related latest generation phones, computers, ipods. On


Tally (RK's Mom) was left alone on the farm...with the Zombears...

We left Tally/RKsMom to manage the farm while we are in Fiji. The Zombears seemed wary of her...#15bearsin2015

Oh, Fiji!


I'm signed up for SCUBA lessons in May! Fiji, I shall return!

The Calendar for 2015:

April: Northern CA Knitter's Retreat
May: PADI Diving Course
May-Jun: Retzlaff Winery Spinning Day
July: CGOA event in San Diego
August: The gathering at Sunnybank in Patterson, NJ AND
              2015 Camp CogKnitive
Oct. 10: CFR7!
Feb. 2016: Fiji once more!