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Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co. and Knitcircus Yarns

Monday, July 22, 2019

Eagle Crest Retreat Information 2019



Knitting Pipeline Eagle Crest Fall Retreat 2019

October 30-Nov 2, 2019

Audio Episode is found here or on iTunes.

Download information and Registration form here.

Eagle Crest Camp and Retreat Center (A Ministry of the Salvation Army) is located in rural Washburn IL, along the hilly bluffs of the Illinois River. Eagle Crest is easily accessible by car, about a 30 min drive from Washington IL or Peoria. The address is 823 Columbia Rd, Washburn IL 61570.

·        Arrive Wednesday October 30, 2019 (check in time 3-5 PM)

·        Check out by 10 am Saturday, November 2, 2019.



Single Occupancy            $430.00

Double Occupancy (will have your own bed)       $330.00

$200 for commuters



Includes:

·        3 nights lodging in Heartland Lodge. Rooms are simple motel-style with private bath.

·        All meals from Wednesday dinner through Saturday breakfast.

·        Small, intimate retreat with lots of one-on-one time.

·        Your own Knitting Pipeline Retreat Bag.



Hosted by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Knitting Pipeline Podcast www.knittingpipeline.com

Paulaef@aol.com                           PrairiePiper on Ravelry



To Register:

·        Fill out the registration form and postmark no earlier than Thursday August 1, 2019 along with a check for $100. This retreat usually does not fill up quickly so I'm taking deposits with registration.

·        Registrations will be accepted pending space availability. I will confirm registration  by email and Ravelry.

·        Full payment is due by October 1, 2019 or you may pay in full at time of registration. Checks may not be cashed immediately so don't worry if your check has not cleared.



Please make check out to Paula Emons-Fuessle. Mail registration (page 3 only) and payment to Knitting Pipeline, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571



Cancellation Policy

·        All registrations include a $50 non-refundable deposit. That is half of your initial deposit of $100.

·        If you cancel before October 1, 2019 then I will refund your retreat registration less a $50 deposit.

·        After October 1, 2019 refunds are on a case by case basis, dependent upon what expenses can be recovered, whether your place can be filled, etc. I understand that things happen and will do what I can to refund your money.




Notes:




·        The closest airport is General Wayne A Downing International Airport (Peoria=PIA). I recommend flying in on Tuesday unless you rent a car and can drive yourself to Eagle Crest.

·        Wednesday morning and early afternoon will be a great time to visit Washington IL and our local yarn shops; or stay later on Saturday if you like.

·        Meals are served buffet style. Last year our chef accommodated special diets. As this position is subject to change I cannot promise this will be the situation, but I will be certain to let you know if it changes.

·        If you are staying over before or after the retreat, I recommend Sleep Inn.

Sleep Inn 1101 N Cummings Lane, Washington IL 61571 (309) 481-0450

·        If you have a knitting related- business, please contact me about vending, please let me know.

·        The dining hall and meeting area are about a 15 minute walk (on a curvy road) from the Heartland Lodge Rooms so most of us drive to and from the lodge rooms. Other than that, everything is very close and all on one level. If you don't have a car, there are plenty of us who can give you a ride to the lodge.

This is our 4th year at Eagle Crest and I look forward to another wonderful and relaxing retreat!

Haste ye back!

Paula



Shops in our area include the following supporters of Knitting Pipeline Retreats:

·        The Fiber Universe, Peoria IL

·        Le Mouton Rouge Knittery, Bloomington IL

·        Klose Knit, Urbana IL

·        Peddler's Way Quilt Company on Washington Square is a destination shop.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Episode 329 Back in the Saddle



Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.


This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.

Knitting Pipeline is a Bluprint Affiliate. Bluprint offers affordable online classes and supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar before purchasing I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you!


You can also find me here:

Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline

Pinterest: Paula Emons-Fuessle

Ravelry Group

Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group.

caringbridge


Pipeliner Notes

As many of you already know I am finishing treatment for Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. The last audio podcast was just before I had surgery, sandwiched between 6 rounds of chemo. I’ve just finished the 6th round, which feels so good! I’m getting my energy back and am eager to get my routine back to normal, including podcasting. I’m going to try recording in segments, as I have a few times in the past and melding them together into an episode OR I might find myself recording the whole thing at once which is preferable.


I can’t even express how much your support has boosted me up during the past 6 months. Your cards and messages of hope and encouragement have definitely improved this health journey. Thank you. I have linked to my Caring Bridge site if you want to follow me there.

She's 4 now! 
And a big birthday kiss!

This girl...always ready for a good book, although she has a deck of cards in her hands.



ITunes Reviews—Thank you to:

  • Momdiggity 4/18
  • Quiltingalindeed 4/28
  • Betternpopcorn 6/8

1,003 star ratings!


New Pipeliners: Bolina who is Tina in Montana.


Events

Links to retreats and registration materials are in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group on Ravelry. There is also a sticky thread with all upcoming retreat dates.

Maine Retreat Maine Mitten Project

Eagle Crest Retreat coming very soon! October 30-Nov 2, 2019. Registration begins August 1, 2019.


Needle Notes

Cobblestone by Jared Flood. Pullover with garter stitch details.

Modifications: Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Changed Garter stitch borders to 1 x 1 ribbing with garter panels on side that continue to armhole.

Narrowed sleeves at cuff and changed ratio of increases.

Added short rows to back.

I’m on Cobblestone #2 with same wool, in same color…and loving it!

Barrett Wool Co Wisconsin Woolen Spun.

Panda Kit Barrett Wool Co

Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander-Loomis

Quince & Co Fingering

PSA Do not soak your woolens too long. Nearly ruined Norwegian Ljuskofte sweater.


Nature Notes

  • ·        Took Oriole feeder down. Nesting season must be over.
  • ·        Mostly feeding goldfinches and hummingbirds.
  • ·        Wood thrush.
  • ·        Deck is full of pots and window boxes. Babsbutterfly’s deck.

Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom

July is dressed up and playing her tune.

Seals & Croft

Summer Breeze 1972



Blethering Room

June and July birthday parties for Mom.

Maeve in the scavenger hunt


Dance Party!
Dancing with ages 1 through 90 years
View from 2nd floor. 
Cousins meet for the first time since they were babies. Instant friendship!

In the Pipeline

Watching

  • ·        This Farming Life on Britbox
  • ·        Shetland
  • ·        Endeavour
  • ·        Grantchester

High Note Low Note

Bob: Low Note: Japanese Beetle sighting.

High Note: Zinnias and Buddleia blooming.

Paula

High Note: Coleus and other flowers on our deck.

Low Note: Almost ruining Bob’s Norwegian Ljuskofte

Thanks for listening and haste ye back!

Paula

Oops! Forgot to post here--video #28


This video was published on May 31, 2019. I'm sorry that I forgot to post here. We plan on doing another video together in early August when Gayle visits again.

Thanks for watching!

Paula

Friday, April 26, 2019

Episode 328 My Nature Co-host Joins Me


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This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns


Knitting Pipeline is a Bluprint Affiliate. Bluprint offers affordable online classes and supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar on my blog before purchasing I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you!


You can also find me here:

Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline

Pinterest: Paula Emons-Fuessle

Ravelry Group

Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group.

caringbridge


Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our newest Pipeliners who have said hello to us on the Welcome thread. Annahutchens who is Anna. Welcome!


ITunes Reviews—Thank you to:

  • AB, MB on 4/10
  • SewRunKnit 4/11
  • Cpraytorb 4/16


From PrairiePoet

What a nice treat to find your latest episode. I will look forward to hearing how you made your granddaughter’s visit magical. My grands also live across the country. The last time they came (at the time three little boys) I greeted them with an unbirthday party. Because we miss most of the actual birthdays, I decided to put on an unbirthday party. We had a dinosaur themed party, complete with cake , party napkins and plates, balloons, and one simple present apiece. Before they came I sent them a dinosaur party invitation. I chalked dinosaur footprints up the driveway and front porch.

Continue to take good care of yourself. Sending good thoughts your way.


Events

Links to retreats and registration materials are in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group on Ravelry. There is also a sticky thread with all upcoming retreat dates.

Maine Retreat Information and Registration is posted.


Needle Notes

Cobblestone by Jared Flood. Pullover with garter stitch details.

Barrett Wool Co Wisconsin Woolen Spun.

Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander-Loomis

Quince & Co Fingering

Molly, Millie, and Morgan by Susan B Anderson with Quince & Co


Nature Notes


  • ·        Goldfinches rapidly turning to yellow plumage.
  • ·        White-throated Sparrow song
  • ·        Juncos still here. Blackbird migration flocks missed this year. I was definitely home. Usually around St. Patrick’s Day.
  • ·        Oriole feeder, hummingbird feeder, wren houses are up.
  • ·        Peepers are back!


Wildflowers

Illinois Wildflowers by Don Kurz



  • ·        Blood Root
  • ·        Dutchman’s Britches
  • ·        Mayapples
  • ·        Toothwort
  • ·        Rue Anemone
  • ·        Dogtooth Violet
  • ·        Spring Beauty
  • ·        Trillium (Purple)
  • ·        Virginia blue bells (no blooming yet)
  • ·        Hepatica (already bloomed)

Books for children:

National Geographic Look and Learn. Birds. Board book. Very basic. Ok for Maeve.

The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham.

The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs


Blethering Room

We had family visit us at the end of March, including our two precious granddaughters.

Arrival Day

Books and Toys Upstairs (I forgot to talk about the book and toy cabinet)
Upstairs toy and book cabinet


New pillows and pillowcases with Millie and Morgan.


Book and Doll Nook

Doll House, Calico Critters, baskets with books, stools, pillows, antique nursery rhyme quilt on wall, rocking chair, “rug” quilt and FAIRY LIGHTS!

This was before adding the doll house.


Bookshelves with dolls I have made or handmade purchases, stuffed animals that I had no idea I had, accessories for doll house, woodland felt animals, tiny dolls, Root Children book.

New Pajamas (rabbit and fox)

Pink Airbeds from Aldi


Day 1

Hiking in Creek





Reading time with Uncle Pete
3 Ingredient Cookies

Tea Party on porch with Helene.

Gnome Village Play




Mushroom Fairy House with Solar panel

Gardening Gnomes

Fairy Garden House

6 Piece Mushroom Fairy house and figurines.


Day 2 Saturday

Trip to Holland’s Merchantile



Movie Afternoon with tickets and West Bend Stir Crazy.
I love her face in this photo. She was so excited!







Sloppy Joe’s for dinner

Homemade Dairy Free Ice Cream with Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart

Toyola Treats Tub

Greenco set of 6 color Ice Cream Dishes and spoons



caringbridge


In the Pipeline 


Watching

·        Yorkshire Vet

·        My Home Town

·        The Fix

·        Survivor

·        The Village (new series)

·        This is Us

·        The Office


High Note Low Note

Bob: He uncovered his roses and they all survived the winter.

Paula

High Note: Easy returns at most stores.

Low Note: Child safety caps that are too hard for adults to open.


Haste ye back!
Paula

Thursday, April 11, 2019

2019 Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat



Maine Retreat

September 22-26, 2019

Sunday 2:00 PM through Thursday 11:00 AM




26 Beach Ave

Kennebunk ME 04043

207-967-4865



Hosted by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Knitting Pipeline Podcast                   www.knittingpipeline.com

Paulaef@aol.com                                               PrairiePiper on Ravelry



Your registration fee includes:

·         Single or Double/Triple Room (own bed) and private bath with tub and shower

·         Hot Buffet Breakfast Mon-Thurs at Franciscan Guest House

·         Dinners on Monday and Wednesday at Franciscan Guest House

·         Pizza Party Sunday Night

·         and all the knitting and fiber fun we can pack into 4 days!



Double Occupancy (10 rooms) $485.00

Single Occupancy (10 rooms) $685.00

Triple (3 rooms) $485.00



·         Wi-Fi and mini-refrigerator in guest rooms.

·         Walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants

·         All rooms non-smoking

·         Free hotel parking



Not included: lunches, one dinner, transportation.

Special diets are not offered; however, there are choices at all meals.



·         Fill out the registration form and POSTMARK NO EARLIER than May 1, 2019.

·         Registrations will be accepted after this time pending space availability. Spaces will be filled by postmark date and by lottery if necessary.

·         I will confirm registration by ear-burning you on Ravelry in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group. Please send in a $200 deposit by June 15, 2019. Your deposit will secure your spot at the retreat. Checks are not deposited immediately, so don't worry if yours does not clear. I always check if I have posted your name and do not receive a check from you.

·         Full payment is due by August 1, 2019*. Feel free to send in your total amount in one payment with your initial deposit.

·         Mail registration and payments to Knitting Pipeline Maine, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571



Cancellation Policy:

  • All registration deposits include a non-refundable $50 deposit. If you cancel before August 1, 2019 then I will refund your retreat registration less $50 deposit if your place can be filled. After August 1, 2019 refunds are on a case by case basis depending upon what expenses can be recovered, whether your place can be filled, etc. I understand that life happens and will do what I can to refund your money.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Episode 326 Tomten Jacket, Millie Doll




Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.


This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns


Knitting Pipeline is a Bluprint Affiliate. Bluprint offers affordable online classes and supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar on my blog before purchasing I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you!


You can also find me here:

Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline

Pinterest: Paula Emons-Fuessle

Ravelry Group

Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group


caringbridge


Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our newest Pipeliners who have said hello to us on the Welcome thread or to me in a personal message. There are quite a few because I’ve been procrastinating. These are all from the Welcome thread. If you have introduced yourself to me in a PM then, go to the Welcome thread and re-introduce if you have not heard your name on the show.

Ladyquiltsalot Margaret from CN, CatSaysKnit Cathy from Maryland, MyCorgiKnits AL, Wattle and Wool Astrid from Australia, DawnERose Dawn from Idaho, Gamermom who is Regina from Rhinebeck, hgalbally who is Helen from Australia, jamaknits who is Julie from Embro, Ontario, UVocca who is Ursula in ME, Ruth who is Knittertwitter1 from Ontario CN, Texancathy who is Cathy from TX, Magentarunrise who is Maria from NC, AnnaHutchens, Anna, Indiana, Ullafr who is Ulla from Sweden, bilingualann, alicita who is Alice in FL, and abruneel who is Anne from Krikwood.

ITunes Reviews--Thank you!

  • CathytheCatLady 3/1
  • Urochris 3/24

395 review…close to 400!

Events

Links to retreats and registration materials are in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group on Ravelry. There is also a sticky thread with all upcoming retreat dates.

Maine Retreat Information and Registration will be released this week! There will be a short episode, a blog post, announcements in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats group.

Needle Notes

Cobblestone by Jared Flood. Pullover with garter stitch details.

·        Sleeves too big and baggy. Went back to my roots with Knitting without Tears and used the reliable EPS or Elizabeth Percentage System.

·        Knit sleeves on one size larger needle.

·        Will add some length to the body too. 18”

·        Barrett Wool Co Wisconsin Woolen Spun. Molly was here this week and I asked her to touch it.

Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander-Loomis

Molly, Millie, and Morgan by Susan B Anderson with Quince & Co

PrairiePiper’s Millie

Millie and Morgan and a tiny log cabin pillow I made c. 1985.

Helene is holding Millie. Maeve might have given Morgan the shove but picked her up before we left. Look at those legs and black shoes. Adorable!


Ben and Buddy Kit


  • ·        Quince & Co Chickadee. Available as kit on Quince site.

  • ·        Long hair, folk clothing, perfect size. An adult would love receiving one of these for sure.

  • ·        I had all the colors so I knit mine exactly as instructed. She may need some suspenders on her skirt or a drawstring. Size 2 needles. Dyakraft applewood.

  • ·        To see my granddaughters hugging their dolls brought me so much joy!

  • ·        Allow time because there are a lot of steps to the doll but it is very intuitive. I would say advanced or adventuresome beginner or intermediate. I’m ready to knit another one. The shoe/foot is probably the hardest part for me but really once I got it in my head that I was basically knitting a sock, the second one flew. I love watching the doll come to life with the hair and eyes.

  • I’m ready to knit another one without a deadline. And more clothes for Millie and Morgan.

Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann. 3514 projects on Ravelry.

Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Hoodie with zipper. All garter stitch. I have a little color detail on this one. Fit perfectly over Helene’s Odette Hoodie.

Boxy shape so comfortable layering over sweater. Hoodies have been in style since I was a kid and maybe longer. Probably longer.
38 year old Tomten Jacket in action



Making

Toddler pillow case tutorial by Lindsay Sews. Also how to make a pillowcase of any size.

How to make a Pillowcase- Burrito/Sausage/Roll Up method by The Crafty Gemini
Toddler Pillow Cases
How to make a Pillowcase with French seams using Burrito method by seasonedhomemaker.com

About Me

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I play the Great Highland Pipes, knit, observe nature, and read. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper. Find me on Instagram as KnittingPipeline.