Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

#11 Knitting Pipeline Extra




Welcome to the 11th Knitting  Pipeline Extra. This episode is a summary of projects I've talked about on the audio podcasts since Dec 23.


There is a giveaway for 2 Skeins of Blacker Yarns Tamar compliments of The Woolly Thistle! Visit the Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry to enter the drawing.

Thank you so much for watching!



Saturday, January 28, 2017

Knitting Needle Tour!

Join me in a tour of my knitting needles and knitting needle storage options.



Some of the brands I mention are:

Knit Picks

Knitter's Pride Dreamz

Knit Pro Zings. I bought from The Woolly Thistle.

Dyacraft

Susanne's (available from WEBS)

Clover Takumi

Addi

Hiya Hiya

Needle Case from Maria Elena Bliss on etsy.

Needle Case from MadBird

Needle Case from 19 Stitches.



Here is an example of the needles from China that I have purchased. I mostly use these for teaching but they come in handy once in a while. They are similar to Chiagoo. I purchased from this vendor  (Cherry Sky) but I have also purchased from other vendors. It does take a while to get them but usually not as long as they state. You do get a lot of needles for the cost of what one would cost! You may not ever use some of the sizes but it is still worth it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5-5-0mm-11pcs-32-80cm-Stainless-Steel-Circular-Knitting-Needles-Size-6-16-/290796782918?hash=item43b4d6c546:g:LOEAAOxyrM5TJB6e

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Episode 273 Curious Handmade Week

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


 At Quince & Co we are excited about Hannah Fettig’s newest book Texture: Exploring Stitch Patterns in Knitwear. Orders are shipping and the e-book is readily available. The 13 garments and accessories in Texture feature a variety of Quince & Co yarns, from lace-weight Piper to chunky Puffin. See these at  Quince & Co.


At Knitcircus our Be Mine Marching Socks Set is perfect knitting for Valentine’s Day. Light pink to red Gradient Stripes are so much fun to work and make your knitting fly!  And since the world can always use more kindness, join the Kindness KAL in our Ravelry Group. Knit to benefit others. Find details in our Ravelry Group and at www.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $99 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar before purchasing a class or supplies 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




Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks and for your feedback on the last episode. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. Crochetproblems who is Jess from Illinois, Alice BlueGown who is Alice, and Misty07 who is Laura from British Columbia.

Thank you for the reviews and 5 star ratings on iTunes!

Events

Giveaway!


The winner is Post #25 who is Scitcher!

Diane wrote: I think the men in my family would really like (and wear) the Boatyard Pullover.

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Registration in Progress

Sleep Inn Rooms—call number on blog or in registration information and ask for front desk.
Private Home Stay! Save money and have a luxurious and quiet room.

February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16



Georgia Retreat

April 2-5, 2017

(Sunday 1:00 PM through Wed 10:00 AM



563 Elliott Trail

Mansfield GA 30055

(east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport))



Needle Notes

Beret too loose. Used old EZ trick of adding elastic.

Hard to photograph a moving target

Mabel’s Closet

Spring Jumper and Beret and Cradle Cardigan


Sonder Shawl by Curious Handmade aka Helen Stewart

PrairiePiper’s Sonder Shawl


Vintage Fairy Lights by Helen Stewart

PrairiePiper’s Vintage Fairy Light Socks

Snowmelt Shawl MKAL

Product Notes

Knit Pro Zings from The Woolly Thistle by Claire of NH Knits podcast

In The Pipeline

Kindness KAL in KnitCircus Ravelry Group! Knit to benefit others! Use stash and/or yarn from any company. The KAL will directly benefit: The Global Fund for Children, The Children’s Health FundHalos of Hope and The Road Home.

Lots of Ways to Participate:
1) Use the Kindness KAL a free shawl pattern by jaaladay using 100g/440 yds of yarn, or another shawl pattern of your choice. For each of the first 100 finished shawls, Knitcircus will donate $5 to one of the organizations ($500 total).
2) Knit a Hat for Haloes of Hope! We’ll collect and send them in. For every 50 hats, Knitcircus will donate $50. Please send finished hats to: Knitcircus Yarns, 634 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719
3) Donate to any of the organizations above and show the world the power of knitters.

Blethering Room

Instant-pot update

Paula’s Quick Italian (Turkey) Sweet Sausage Soup

1 package Italian Sweet Sausage from Aldi—brown on Saute mode. Smash with cleaver thing from Pampered Chef or use spatula or spoon.

Add in on Saute:
  • Two large peppers-I used one yellow and one red
  • Onion

Change to Soup Setting (30 min) and add in
  • Broccoli or whatever veggies you have
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
May need to cut up larger pieces of sausage before serving.

Holity posted quick reference chart that she pulled off Instagram.


Have a great week, haste ye back and hold your knitting close.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Episode 272 Texture and Driftwood

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.


At Quince & Co our new wool colors for 2016 are now available in plump, Aran-weight Osprey and sport-weight Chickadee yarns!

Shades of earthy Root, sultry Smoke, quiet Stream, pale Canvas, and warm Maple offer even more project possibilities than ever.

See our full range of gorgeous yarns and colors at 
Quince & Co.



Knitcircus celebrates fun, a passion for knitting, and the delight of beautiful yarn.

Brighten the new year with one of our gradient yarns. The Knitcircus Online Store is stocked with Ready to Ship yarns,with a new batch of  super-popular La Vie En Rose and favorites like April SkiesBrass and Steam, Mistress of MyselfAnne with an Eand  Mischief Managedwww.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $99 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar before purchasing a class or supplies 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




Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks and for your feedback on the last episode. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. TheknittedLamb, GloriaMcC, and DawnTreaderfarm.

New iTunes review from KayNM33 on Jan 8th. Thank you, Kay!

Pipeliner Note on Rowing Out

Hi Paula,
Thanks for adding me to your friend list.
I have enjoyed watching your Piper Extras and also listening to your audios. However,,,watching the episode where you talked about rowing out was an eye opener…I have knitted for as long as I can remember and never knew I was doing that. How does one knit and not see???
I happened to be working on the back of a sweater for my seven month old granddaughter while watching and thinking,”I don’t row out” and then really saw the back that I was knitting and thought: I do row out!!!
For me to fix it was a matter of where the yarn was on the needle for the knit stitch and the purl stitch. I noticed I knit on the needles and purl on the tip. I am aware of this now and am trying to get in the habit which means I have to think more about what I’m doing while knitting and purling.
Happy New Year!
Sandra


Events

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Registration in Progress

Sleep Inn Rooms—call number on blog or in registration information and ask for front desk.

February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16

Georgia Retreat! Registration opens January 17, 2017!


Georgia Retreat

April 2-5, 2017

(Sunday 1:00 PM through Wed 10:00 AM



563 Elliott Trail

Mansfield GA 30055

(east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport))



Nature Notes

Here in Central Illinois we are coming out of a very cold spell. We had about ½ “of snow and it was so cold that the snow didn’t melt until last night. Our creek had a lot of ice on it though still running—it doesn’t freeze over. When the temperature is so low—in the negative’s F—the birds have their tricks of staying warm. One technique is puffing out their feathers. One morning a tufted titmouse sat on a branch outside my office window with his feather’s sticking out all over so he looked like a gray and white pompom. So when you put on your fluffiest, puffiest coat in very cold weather, you are mimicking the birds. Some birds also group together more during the winter months so they can huddle together for warmth at night. We see flocks of cardinals in the late afternoon which is always a treat. On Sunday I counted roughly 30 juncos bopping and hopping along the ground under the feeders, picking up the fallen seed. The suet was so cold that the birds seemed to have a hard time while pecking away at it.  I’m sure it was frozen solid.
Does this fluff make me look fat?

Tufted Titmouse--all fluffed out.

We took down our Christmas tree this past weekend, on January 6th. We didn’t put it up until December 23 so it was still fairly fresh. Bob plsaced it outside, leaning up against our honey locust, and topped it with an evergreen wreath. This provides some shelter for birds during these cold days. We’re going to hang some suet and fruit on it. Our woods in central Illnois do not have native pines so this is Christmas tree is like an oasis for the birds and gives us one more reason to bring a live tree into our house with all the mess it brings along with it. Today is very windy and rainy, not nearly as cold. When we went to bed last night the wind was howling and it was good to know we didn’t have snow coming along with it.

Nature has many scenes to exhibit, and constantly draws a curtain over this part or that. She is constantly repainting the landscape and all surfaces, dressing up some scene for our entertainment. Lately we had a leafy wilderness; now bare twigs begin to prevail, and soon she will surprise us with a mantle of snow. Some green she thinks so good for our eyes that, like blue, she never banishes it entirely from our eyes, but has created evergreens. ~Henry David Thoreau, Nov. 8, 1858




Needle Notes
Driftwood Socks by Mina Phillip


Driftwood Socks by Mina Phillip


Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper O Christmas Tree

Pebble Socks by Mina Phillip

Beyond Vanilla Socks Part 1

I really like the round toe on these socks!

Mercury Socks by Kim Drotar
Hat for my great nephew


Cascade Eco Duo gift from Kevin. 70% alpaca 30% merino


This hat measures 16” so should be perfect for an 18” head.

Book Notes


Highly Recommended!


Blethering Room

I had knitter’s overload…could not decide on project!

Knitting Vintage Fairy Light Socks by Helen Stewart.

Ended up with project that I had queued before Christmas…Sonder Shawl by Helen Stewart with some of my oldest stash. All caked and ready to go!



Have a great week, haste ye back and hold your knitting close.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Episode 271 Georgia Retreat 2017



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 Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $99 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar before purchasing a class or supplies I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you!





Georgia Retreat

April 2-5, 2017

(Sunday 1:00 PM through Wed 10:00 AM



563 Elliott Trail

Mansfield GA 30055

(east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport))

770-784-3152


Hosted by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Knitting Pipeline Podcast                              www.knittingpipeline.com

Paulaef@aol.com                                          PrairiePiper on Ravelry


Your registration fee includes:

  • Single, Double or Triple Room (own bed) and private bath with tub and shower
  • All meals from Sunday dinner through Wed breakfast
  • Knitting Pipeline Canvas Zipper Tote, maybe with a surprise inside!
  • and all the knitting and fiber fun we can pack into 3 days in this tranquil location!


Double Occupancy $330.00

Single Occupancy $450.00

Triple Occupancy $300.00


Amenities:

  • All rooms and facilities are non-smoking
  • Free parking


Charlie Elliott Conference Center does not offer special diets; however there are choices at the meals.


How to Register


  • Fill out the registration form (page 2) and mail to Knitting Pipeline, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571 no earlier than Jan 17, 2017.
  • As I receive registrations I will post the names on the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Board on Ravelry. After your name is posted please send in your $100 deposit within 14 days. Note: Attendees of last year's retreat may send in deposit with registration. Checks will not be cashed immediately.
  • I will try to honor your room requests as best I can. When your room type is confirmed I will let you know the balance due. Single rooms are limited.

Knitting on the deck!
Our meeting room

Friday, January 6, 2017

#10 Knitting Pipeline Extra

I apologize for not posting here on the blog when this video went up just before Christmas. I have a completed sweater (Lush), socks, completed map of Denmark, and two quilts.


All the knitting projects are on my Ravelry page where you will find me as PrairiePiper.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Episode 270 Clara, Butterfly, Pebbles, Peace

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.


At Quince & Co our new wool colors for 2016 are now available in plump, Aran-weight Osprey and sport-weight Chickadee yarns!

Shades of earthy Root, sultry Smoke, quiet Stream, pale Canvas, and warm Maple offer even more project possibilities than ever.

See our full range of gorgeous yarns and colors at 
Quince & Co.

Knitcircus celebrates fun, a passion for knitting, and the delight of beautiful yarn.

Brighten the new year with one of our gradient yarns. The Knitcircus Online Store is stocked with Ready to Ship yarns,with a new batch of  super-popular La Vie En Rose and favorites like April SkiesBrass and Steam, Mistress of MyselfAnne with an Eand  Mischief Managedwww.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $99 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar on my blog before purchasing a class or supplies 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




Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks and for those who sent holiday and New year greetings. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. Mooskers5 who is Susan from Cherry Hill NJ, KailaW, Cindymae53, ComfreyQueen who is Kate from NY, Wolfdeerbearow who is Connie from Boise Idaho, Laura0819 who is Laura from Roswell GA and cnordell who is Chris from MN.

As always thank you also for the 5 star ratings and reviews on iTunes. New review from Wolfdeerbearow.

Events

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Registration in Progress

Sleep Inn Rooms—call number on blog or in registration information and ask for front desk.

February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16

Needle Notes

Project Peace by Christina Campbell

#peacealong2016 and #projectpeace on Instagram.






Seven Sisters Arts Matrika and other silk blends.

Pebble Socks by Mina Phillip



If short row heel doesn’t fit the foot try using more than the traditional 50% of total stitches. I was reading up on Short row heels and in Sock Architecture, Lara Neels says that Lucy Neatby says up to 60%. So if you have a 64 st socks then you could work the heel over 36 instead of 32.

I was multi tasking when I finished the first sock and did the toe from Susan B Anderson’s Smooth Operator Socks. Rather than taking it out I did the same thing on the second sock. The toes are very similar and it was not intentional to switch.

Clara (Dress) by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen


Bebe in Clara Dress



Finished! A perfect fit and totally worth it!










Making Magazine No 2 Fauna

2016 Review—

I’m going to add the Butterfly and Cocoon to the list for 2016 since I finished it in the year. 61 projects and 1 design.

In The Pipeline


Susan who is Guerne reminded us that getting the magazine spiral bound is a good idea. I did find it a little tricky to knit from the bound magazine. For about $5 you can have it bound.

Icelandic KAL/RAL

Blethering Room

Instant-pot Thread

The best hard cooked eggs!

Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud, and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast your bright eyes, my sweetheart fair.
~Minna Thomas Antrim, "A Night Cap," A Book of Toasts, 1902

Have a great week, haste ye back and hold your knitting close.


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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.