Sunday, January 14, 2024

Episode 165: The Bleak Midwinter

Baking is Magical!

This episode will upload January 20, 2024

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To all my listeners as we enter a new year!

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 10 (2024): ALL INFO IS RIGHT HERE! It's the info thread on Ravelry.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

In Progress:
Stash toss 2024 (0 in versus 1 out) 

Romjul Sweater 2023: Halfway down the body!

4th CFR23 Sock Yarn Cowl—nope, still plugging along.

200 FairIsle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone
Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting
150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day
Now working on gorgeous alpaca mix fluff from Dani!

Strategy: own your mistakes: perfectionism

Fluffy Books: New season of Father Brown on Britbox!

Something I Really Like: 
Crochet cat paw chair socks that is, another way to use up scraps of acrylic yarn.

The pattern:

Put a Lid on It: 

Tea tastings: PD Advent Calendar!

Day 12 : A delightful tea – – interesting and different. The Rosemary does not overwhelm as I had feared it would.

Day 13:  A tea that I have known from the past and certainly enjoyed. It has a light fragrance and citrus taste and is great for a pleasant cup of morning comfort.

Candle prices: pour your own!

Daily House projects:
Making 2.5" strips from leftover fabrics for future quilting projects

Boxing unwanted clothes for

Cutting apart used up or outgrown t-shirts for making quilts

Developing improved walkway in front yard with cedar planking and solar lights

Garage camera--not yet

Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie--ear infections

Watercolors: Taking Andrea Nelson's teach-able class no updates

Hubsdate:  Project "G" progress: oh no. Holiday boxes! 

Project T--the first journal of Europe—in small bits, and the second journal as a break. Nope.

Project cookbook! Staggering a bit, but 1 a day, including any recipe that I use as we go.

Greenfingers report: winter garden, dreaming--ZZZZZZZ


Yarnopoly and Second Saturday Stitchers—meet-ups on the 2nd Saturday of each month (usually)
CFR10—Courtyard by Marriott, Valencia on Sept 28, 2024.
Romjul: Dec 21--Jan 1, 2024-25

And Minerva gets the last word: Take care of you in small, comfy ways.

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