CogKNITive Fiber Retreat 2014

I’m sorry readers.

I have been MIA for quite a while. Things have been pretty exciting here… and I have been pulled in all sorts of directions. Hopefully in the next handful of blog posts I might be able to touch upon some of the things I have been working on… or maybe this will be a boatload of pic spam. I dunno. I am just just rollin’ with it.

Last month, I went to the CogKNITive Fiber Retreat to spend the weekend with Doctor Gemma and all of my other fibery friends. There was good food…good company…and I nearly got kicked out of the hotel. Yeah, it was an exciting weekend!


I spent Friday working on finishing my Kraken Cowl.

I can’t remember if I had mentioned it here before but (*nerd alert*) I modded the Kraken Cowl Pattern chart to adjust the eyes to make it more anatomically correct.


I finished it!


Ladies by the pool…


Listening to Doctor Gemma give the morning announcements.


Jamie and Tally at their booth in the vendor room.


Lunchtime tagging.


Most of the stuff I ended up buying.


Watching a fellow spinner spin luxury fibers on a charkha.


Learning how to work with cotton.


Stephie Jo showing me her awesome spindle!

It was definitely a memorable weekend, despite the craziness! I look forward to going again next year!

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My handspun…all growed up.

There really is something special about seeing folks create projects with yarn that you have spun.

Last CogKNITive Fiber Retreat, I had donated some yarn for raffle prizes. The stuff you see below was from that donation. My friend Loretta (who is seriously one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life and is amazing with a crochet hook) got her hands on it and made the lovely cowl you see below.

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Look at it! It’s so….pretty!

These are her photos from her Ravelry page. The pattern is the Danube DK Shell Cowl by Cathy Campbell.

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It really turned out lovely.

This really has me wanting to make something with my own hand spun. I haven’t made anything with my own yarn in awhile…I should do that.

(Well, when I am done with all of my current WIP’s).

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CFR 2013 – See ya next year!

Just posting the rest of my video from the retreat…

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CFR 2013 – Here we go!

I should know better…I never sleep here.

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CFR 2013 – I made it!

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CFR2012…And the fun begins!

Monday, October 15th, 2012 | blah blah blah, CogKNITive | No Comments

Saturday is the day of the actual retreat. Full of knitting, crocheting, local vendors and fun. Oh…and a very sleepy me.

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And while I am trying to figure out what to do…

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 | Baby things, blah blah blah, CogKNITive, Field Trip, FO's | No Comments

I figured I would go ahead and just post some of the pics I took at the retreat. I have lots to say, but I have had very little time to get everything organized and on the blog. Heck, there is stuff from, like, a month ago that I want to talk about!

CFR 2011

Some pictures from the retreat!


Tally caught me with my blankie!

I have my own cheering section here. In the home stretch! #cfr2011

In the home stretch!

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CogKNITive Fiber Retreat 2011 – Part Five!

Friday, October 7th, 2011 | CogKNITive, Field Trip, Video Blog | No Comments

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CogKNITive Fiber Retreat 2011 – Part Four!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 | CogKNITive, Field Trip, Video Blog | No Comments


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CogKNITive Fiber Retreat 2011 – Part Three!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | CogKNITive, Field Trip, Video Blog | No Comments

Or “The one in which you realize I am absolutely out of my mind”.

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