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

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Episode 210 Last Spring Fling


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This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co, where you will find 100% American wool yarn spun in their historic mill in New England. Check out their many designs and e-book collections too. Find them at www.quinceandco.com.

 I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy ad on my website and purchase a class, I receive credit for it.  It is an easy way to support the show. Thank you!

You can also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Bronwyn and Sarah joined me today for our last spring fling before the schools let out for summer break. 

Thank you for your well wishes for our big anniversary!


Events and Announcements

Stitches Midwest Banquet and Fashion Show. Friday night, August 7, 6:30 PM. Post in the thread here in the Knitting Pipeline Ravelry Group. You will also get admission to all four days of the Market.

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade.

Helen Stewart , also known as Curious Handmade is re-releasing her Pebble Beach Shawlette
and to celebrate we are hosting a Knitting Pipeline KAL of her designs.

30% off all Curious Handmade Designs and collections in her Ravelry store. Code is KPKAL30 through May 31, 2015.

Needle Notes

Sarah



Sarah would like book suggestions for her mother/daughter Read along this summer. Her daughter is 12.

My suggestions (not on the show) are Johnny Tremain, Across Five Aprils, Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl (abridged possibly), The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wonder by RJ Palacio, Anne of Green Gables.

Bronwyn

Finished toe up socks. She isn’t happy with the BO as it flares out. Any suggestions?


In progress: Squares that Look Round by Steve Plummer


Paula

Almost finished with Candlelit Shawl by CuriousHandmade


Girl’s Best Friend by Bronwyn Hahn


Mom was going through things and found my ukulele from when I was in high school. She even had the original instruction books and wool pick. It’s dusty and has a slight crack.


In The Pipeline


Mini Skein Swap by Lifefulloflaugh by Lisa


June Challenge: Prison Ministry

I read a letter from Nikki Hudson thanking those who attended and helped at the Spring Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington IL. Since the work is all volunteer Nikki was able to donate $1,200 to prison ministry through Crossroads United Methodist Church where the retreat is held.

I remind everyone that it is time for us in the Northern Hemisphere to wash our woolens and put them away for the summer.

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade.

Thank you, Jo, aka Qwiltnknitnut

Helen Stewart , also known as Curious Handmade is re-releasing her Pebble Beach Shawlette
and to celebrate we are hosting a Knitting Pipeline KAL of her designs.

The rules are very open.You may use any project knit from one of Helen’s patterns for this KAL. You may participate with projects already completed or in process before the start of the KAL, in addition to new projects. Please consider knitting the re-released Pebble Beach, but any of her patterns qualifies. The KAL will run from May 5 through July 5.

Helen has generously provided a coupon code for a discount of 30% off of any ONE item for use with any of her patterns from May 5 through May 31. The discount code is KPKAL30

We will have 2 KAL threads on the KP Board, one for general KAL chatter and one for photos of Finished Objects, with no chatter. Please remember to post pictures of your finished objects in both threads, so Pipeliners can compliment projects, and not run afoul of the “no-chatter” considerations in the FO thread. Each FO should have its own project and picture post in the FO thread; this means that multiple entries are allowed per person. Please tag your project PebblebeachKAL, and use social media #pebblebeachKAL. The more the merrier!

There will be several prizes awarded, including this skein of Lace Merino from The Uncommon Thread
and other items to be announced later. The winners will be determined by the Random Number Generator (RNG) method of post numbers in the FO thread. (This is why we can’t have chatter in the FO thread.)

Please join the fun and help us celebrate Helen’s designs.


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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Episode 209 Pebble Beach KAL



This just never gets old!! Thank you Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums! You have been a vital part of every Welcome Home celebration we have had at the airport for our HEROES!!
Posted by Greater Peoria Honor Flight on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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, where you will find 100% American wool yarn spun in their historic mill in New England. Check out their many designs and e-book collections too. Find them at www.quinceandco.com.
I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy ad on my website and purchase a class, I receive credit for it.  It is an easy way to support the show. Thank you!

You can also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Events and Announcements

Stitches Midwest Banquet and Fashion Show. Friday night, August 7, 6:30 PM. Post in the thread here in the Knitting Pipeline Ravelry Group. You will also get admission to all four days of the Market. Be sure to register and then post in the group so we know to look for you.

Needle Notes
#ClickforKiley
Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat by Knitting Daddy Greg Cohoon. Proceeds from pattern to Family Support Network of Central Carolina. $3.00 pattern. $1 off with code “Blueberry” until May 31, 2010.




Fascinating construction. No major mods. The only thing i did was to use the working yarn to graft the heel. I did not want to deal with two extra ends to weave in later. It worked fine. You do have to break the yarn and rejoin during the heal construction so there are a few more ends than normal for a sock.



Miss Babbs Yummy Raffia Palm

Miss Daisy by Lisa Chemery—gift from JanMarie


Sooooo cute! Quick project for baby shower and is adorable!


I paired it with a pair of vintage Oshkosh overalls which was so cute. Emily bought a onesie that she paired with it.

Cottontail Creations by Nocturnal Knitter (Cottontail on Ravelry)
I tied each item with tulle ribbon and then put it all in this Jumbo project bag by Cottontail


In the Pipeline

Thank you, Jo, aka Qwiltnknitnut

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade.

Helen Stewart , also known as Curious Handmade is re-releasing her Pebble Beach Shawlette
and to celebrate we are hosting a Knitting Pipeline KAL of her designs.

Please join the fun and help us celebrate Helen’s designs.

Product Notes

Brother CS6000i

Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine with 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Quilting Table, and Hard Cover

·        $145.00

·        Was using it 20 min out of box

·        Lightweight.

·        Easy to thread both spool and bobbin. Bobbin has clear cover so you can see your thread.

·        60 stitches on digital read out. Tells you foot to use.

·        Comes with a lot of accessories…walking foot, darning foot, button foot, zipper foot, and best of all, extension table. Did not come with ¼” foot.

·        Quiet. Max speed settings

·        Needle up button, reverse and forward buttons.

·        Main downside: Needle position is to the left rather than center but I can live with that.

·        Spool holder does not have horizontal position.

·        Highly recommended for occasional sewer, quilter.


My little quilting set up


In the Piping Circle

Honor Flight on May 5, 2015

Photo by Angie Shaw



Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Saturday May 16

Podcaster Notes

I just wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along the way to help others with similar issues. I am NOT an expert!

Using Audacity

1.      Use external microphone. I use Blue Snowball

2.      Pop filter

3.      Noise Removal

4.      Compress then Normalize

5.      Levelator


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

Friday, May 8, 2015

Episode 208 Bronwyn and Sarah are Here!

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This episode is sponsored by Quince& Co, where you will find 100% American wool yarn spun in their historic mill in New England. Check out their many designs and e-book collections too. Find them at www.quinceandco.com.

I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy ad on my website and purchase a class, I receive credit for it.  It is an easy way to support the show. Thank you!

You can also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Events and Announcements

Knitting Pipeline Maine information will is available here. See blog or Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group for details.

Pebble Beach Shawl  by Curious Handmade has been rereleased with two new sizes. See details about the KAL at the end of the post. The discount code for 30% off all of Curious Handmade Designs is KPKAL30. Enjoy and I hope you join us in this very easy-going knit along. Helen’s designs are very relaxing to knit so I think our relaxed approach is perfect for a KAL.

Nature Notes

Spring is here in central Illinois!

Needle Notes

Bronwyn


Sarah


Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel

Turtle Purl Yarns

Trekking from The Fiber Universe

A Knitter’s Life (Video Podcast and blog)

Paula

Double-sided blankets for Bebe

I used these 3 tutorials:






Mini-log cabin quilt from 1985.

Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel from Sock Architecture

I used scraps to make this dresser topper.





Mittens from Cydnie


In The Pipeline



Magic Jelly Roll Quilts Class by Kimberly Einmo (Please click on button in sidebar to check it out)

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade.

Helen Stewart , also known as Curious Handmade is re-releasing her Pebble Beach Shawlette
and to celebrate we are hosting a Knitting Pipeline KAL of her designs.


The rules are very open.You may use any project knit from one of Helen’s patterns for this KAL. You may participate with projects already completed or in process before the start of the KAL, in addition to new projects. Please consider knitting the re-released Pebble Beach, but any of her patterns qualifies. The KAL will run from May 5 through July 5.

Helen has generously provided a coupon code for a discount of 30% off of any ONE item for use with any of her patterns from May 5 through May 31. The discount code is KPKAL30

We will have 2 KAL threads on the KP Board, one for general KAL chatter and one for photos of Finished Objects, with no chatter. Please remember to post pictures of your finished objects in both threads, so Pipeliners can compliment projects, and not run afoul of the “no-chatter” considerations in the FO thread. Each FO should have its own project and picture post in the FO thread; this means that multiple entries are allowed per person. Please tag your project PebblebeachKAL, and use social media #pebblebeachKAL. The more the merrier!

There will be several prizes awarded, including this skein of Lace Merino from The Uncommon Thread
and other items to be announced later. The winners will be determined by the Random Number Generator (RNG) method of post numbers in the FO thread. (This is why we can’t have chatter in the FO thread.)


Please join the fun and help us celebrate Helen’s designs.


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

Friday, May 1, 2015

Episode 207 Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat 2015

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Registration documents can be downloaded here. Be sure to download both files.

Knitting  Pipeline Maine Retreat

September 20-24, 2015

(Sunday 2:00 PM through Thursday 11:00 AM)



26 Beach Ave

Kennebunk ME 04043

207-967-4865


Hosted by Paula Emons-Fuessle


Paulaef@aol.com                             PrairiePiper on Ravelry


Your registration fee includes:

  • Single or Double/Triple Room (own bed) with private bath with tub and shower
  • Buffet Breakfast each day at Franciscan Guest House
  • Dinners on Monday and Wednesday at Franciscan Guest House
  • Pizza Party Sunday Night
  • Workshop with Susan B. Anderson, Guest Artist in Residence
  • and all the knitting and fiber fun we can pack into 4 days!


Double Occupancy (23 rooms) $440.00

Single Occupancy (13 rooms) $590.00

Triple (2 rooms)               $440.00


Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi and mini-refrigerator in guest rooms. Also hair dryer, linens.
  • Walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants
  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Free hotel parking


Not included: lunches, one dinner, transportation.

Special diets or allergy requests cannot be managed but there are choices at all meals.


  • Fill out the registration form and POSTMARK NO EARLIER than Friday May 15, 2015.
  • Registrations will be accepted after this time pending space availability. Spaces will be filled by postmark date and by lottery if necessary.
  • Starting June 1, 2015 I will confirm registration. You can then send in a deposit of $200 to Paula Emons-Fuessle. Reservations will be held until June 15, 2015. If I don’t receive your deposit by June 15, 2015 I will assume you have changed your mind. As your deposit is received I will ear burn you on Ravelry. I will let you know your room type and balance due.
  • Full payment is due by August 15, 2014.
  • Mail registration and payments to Knitting Pipeline, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571

Cancellation Policy:

  • All registration deposits include a non-refundable $50 deposit. If you cancel before August 15, 2015 then I will refund your retreat registration less $50 deposit if your place can be filled. After August 15, 2015 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 things happen and will do what I can to refund your money.

This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co, where you will find 100% American wool yarn spun in their historic mill in New England. Check out their many designs and e-book collections too. Find them at www.quinceandco.com.

 I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy ad on my website and purchase a class, I receive credit for it.  It is an easy way to support the show. Thank you!

Episode 206 For Bebe


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, where you will find 100% American wool yarn spun in their historic mill in New England. Check out their many designs and e-book collections too. Find them at www.quinceandco.com.

 I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy ad on my website and purchase a class, I receive credit for it.  It is an easy way to support the show. Thank you!

You can also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Events and Announcements

Knitting Pipeline Maine information will be in a short episode following this one. Episode 207.

Registration documents can be downloaded here. Be sure to download both files.

Nature Notes

We’re still having quite cold nights here in central Illinois. It’s been in the 30’s most nights, a little warmer last night perhaps. Sometimes it has been so cold that the spring peepers don’t even peep or we just here a few rather frigid squawks. The woods is as beautiful as you will see it carpeted with spring beauties, sweet William, and May apples. These spring flowers rely on the energy stored in their underground bulbs or corms to make a quick appearance and do their best to reproduce before the leaves on the trees block out much of the sun’s rays. They get the job done quickly and begin storing up energy for this time next year.

A cool spring does not delay bird migration in the least. As I sit here I am watching a male goldfinch at the niger feeder. His plumage is still a little spotty from winter moulting. At the platform feeder a pair of tufted titmice are taking turns flying to the feeder, getting a sunflower seed, and then flying to a nearby branch to crack the seed and eat it. Our hummingbirds are back too. Bob put the nectar feeder our on Monday and on Tuesday I saw the first hummer. Since then there have been quite a few.

I kept a list of all the birds I have seen from the porch the past few days. In order of appearance:
Chipping Sparrow singing his little heart out.




Chipping Sparrow

Pileated woodpecker, Barred Owl, White-crowned sparrow, Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, White breasted Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Mourning Dove, White throated Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, Goldfinch, Cowbird, Robin, Purple Finch and House finch, Indigo Bunting, and Ruby-throated hummingbird. I have heard the song of the White-throated sparrow once and keep listening for more as it is one of my favorite bird songs, possibly because it is one of the first I learned.

Our nature quote is from an American poet, a woman, Karle Wilson Baker.

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. -- Karle Wilson Baker

Needle Notes



Cradle Cardigan by Hannah Fettig from Mabel’s Closet




Classic little cardigan knit in Quince & Co Chickadee in the colorway Petal.

I knit 6-12 mo and I think it came out closer to the 12 mo.

Emily’s quilt for Cecelia created on December 26, 2014.
The Sweat Shop



How does this machine work?
Emily and Mom

Sewing in progress!

Emily is happy with the layout.


Finished quilt!



Bebe’s quilt is from 3 times the charm by Leisure Arts. “Jennifer” 39” x 47”

Quilt for Bebe

My first free motion quilting



I just love this photo of Nils and Emily at the shower in PA

Emily opening quilt at shower

The Blethering Room

  • Sock tip that I shared at retreat may seem obvious to veteran sock knitters. Self striping…getting socks to match.
  • Packing tip from Juniper Grace…use vacuum bags for yarn. (I bought some at Aldi).

In the Pipeline

#ClickforKiley


Contact Minipurlgirl on Ravelry if you want to participate

I made a hat and THEN I went to the Click for Babies site…I should have done that first.

Hat is WAY too big.  Stella Pixie Hat by Kristen Rengren Vintage Baby Knits.

I used Wandering Wool Ausable Sock Knitting in the Nashville Night from SSK goodie bag last year.

Hat should be 50% purple so for boys you can add orange, gray, or other colors to tone down the purple and make it more acceptable for boys.

Handbrake by Dan and Kay Jones


Thank you, Jo, aka Qwiltnknitnut

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade.

Helen Stewart , also known as Curious Handmade is re-releasing her Pebble Beach Shawlette
and to celebrate we are hosting a Knitting Pipeline KAL of her designs.

The rules are very open.You may use any project knit from one of Helen’s patterns for this KAL. You may participate with projects already completed or in process before the start of the KAL, in addition to new projects. Please consider knitting the re-released Pebble Beach, but any of her patterns qualifies. The KAL will run from May 5 through July 5.

Helen has generously provided a coupon code for a discount of 30% off of any ONE item for use with any of her patterns from May 5 through May 31. The discount code is KPKAL30

We will have 2 KAL threads on the KP Board, one for general KAL chatter and one for photos of Finished Objects, with no chatter. Please remember to post pictures of your finished objects in both threads, so Pipeliners can compliment projects, and not run afoul of the “no-chatter” considerations in the FO thread. Each FO should have its own project and picture post in the FO thread; this means that multiple entries are allowed per person. Please tag your project PebblebeachKAL, and use social media #pebblebeachKAL. The more the merrier!

There will be several prizes awarded, including this skein of Lace Merino from The Uncommon Thread
and other items to be announced later. The winners will be determined by the Random Number Generator (RNG) method of post numbers in the FO thread. (This is why we can’t have chatter in the FO thread.)

Please join the fun and help us celebrate Helen’s designs.

Thank you for spending time with me today. Thank you to sponsor Quince & Co and thank you to Craftsy for the opportunity to be an affiliate.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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