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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

#17 Knitting Pipeline Extra





Wow! I just love how YouTube chooses the most flattering snapshot from the video for the title page. (I've tried to change it). Haha! One must cast vanity to the wind.

Due to time constraints I am not linking all the notes here. Most of the links are found in the corresponding audio podcast posts. If you have questions feel free to message me on Ravelry or comment on YouTube and I will get back to you. I am not able to respond to the comments on this blog although I do read everything.

Quilting starts at 14:00 and again at 29:00 min.
  • Sleepy Kitten Set by Susan B Anderson
  • Making Magazine
  • Quilt as You Go by Jera Brandvig
  • Eventide by Hannah Fettig (wearing this sweater)
  • A Shawl Like Kate's (wearing this shawl)
  • Gramps by Tin Can Knits
  • Warm & Fuzzy in Cary NC
  • Knit Night Hat by Judy Marples
  • Mt Rutsen Studio
  • Boneyard by Stephen West
  • Land of Sweets Cowl by CuriousHandmade
  • Kindness is Everything Shawl by Jaala Spiro (free on Ravelry)
  • Boomerang recipe by Leading Men Fiber Arts/Dramatic Knits
  • Chicago interchangeable needle set
  • Fabulous Felt by Corinne LaPierre

Thank you so much for watching!

Paula

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Episode 298 Gramps, Knit Night Hat, New Year


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Thank you for joining me today.

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

At Quince & Co Beautiful brioche goes to colorful new heights in our newest shawl: Introducing Tiger Flower, in soft, silken Tern!

Designed by Katrine Birkenwasser, this crescent shawl uses two colors of our fingering-weight wool/silk yarn, with pretty welting stripes and a border of blossoms of alternating color.

A shawl in Tern is a shawl for all seasons, and Tiger Flower is one to reach for any time of year.

Read more about our newest shawl to knit from Quince & Co.



Find us at www.knitcircus.com and be sure to join our Ravelry group and listen to our podcast.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy 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 find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram as KnittingPipeline. There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there!

You can also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our newest pipeliners, moodyknitter who is Lisa from VA, thehorsebuck who is MeMe from WI, an ChrisPCraft who is Christine from WI.

Hi Paula! I’ve recently discovered this podcast, and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve been listening to old episodes over the holidays, and I’ve learned a lot and I’m so motivated! Not just for knitting, but reading, watching and listening, too.

I learned the word synchronicity from an old episode, and had an experience with it when I heard the newest ones. This December I tried knitting gloves for the first time, and ended up making 3 regular pairs and one fingerless pair. I’ve never been part of a KAL, but I guess I unwittingly was!

ChrisPCraft (Christine from WI)

iTunes: Thank you, JLange, who left a review on  12/17/17/1

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.

Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington Illinois…Registration in progress. Feb 16-17, 2018. Room for about 30 more.

Georgia Retreat Update. Retreat is full. There is no Wait List so if you are interested, please mail in your registration. There may be cancellations between now and then.

Littles KAL moderated and led by JanMarieKnits


Land of Sweets Cowl KAL Moderated and led by Jo, Qwiltnknitnut

Glove KAL winners! (from thread—not FO’s)

Congratulations! Please get in touch with me.

#85 Bayjena 2 Guys Yarn Co Prize!

#13 Dianelaces may choose a pattern of her choice on Ravelry.

#43 shpizl (ellen) may choose a pattern of her choice on Ravelry.



Nature Notes

The Midwest has been in deep freeze mode ever since we returned from balmy NC a few days after Christmas. We broke two records on New Year’s Day: -16 F was the low and -2 F was the High. That’s -26 C for the low and -19 C for the High. I know a lot of people experience even lower temperatures. We’ve been in the single digits and negatives since Dec 27. While us humans are whining about the weather, our feathered friends are busy eating as much as they can to get them through the cold days and nights. Juncos…there are about 20 outside my window right now are hopping along the top of the snow and bobbing down for seed. Bob spread seed on top of the snow on the deck and that was been a busy place for the birds and a great source of entertainment for us. Cardinals are moving about in groups and we see them in the greatest numbers between 3 and 5 pm. Right now there are about 10 out there—it’s 3:45 PM as I write.

We added suet for the birds and it is popular. My neighbor down the street posted Facebook that she has a problem with starlings at the feeder. I advised her to remove the suet until the starlings go away. Also, we use black oil sunflower seeds at the platform feeder, which starlings don’t seem to like much. A smaller perching space on the feeder also seems to help. We see the occasional starling and don’t worry about it but if they start coming in numbers, we remove the suet.

I went out today at noon for a walk. It was -3 F with a light wind. The sky was clear blue and the sun was bright. I was layered from head to toe and then some. On my return, heading north, movement in the sky caught my eye. It was a large bird, circling a thermal, and it kept getting closer to me. Finally I could confirm my suspicions when I saw a white head and white tail…a mature American Bald Eagle! I’ve never seen one so close to our house! As I neared our home and kept my eyes on the eagle, it soon turned and flew in the direction of the Illinois River. What a reward for going out on a bitter cold and snowy day!

Velvet Shoes

Let us walk in the white snow

          In a soundless space;

With footsteps quiet and slow,

          At a tranquil pace,

          Under veils of white lace.



I shall go shod in silk,

          And you in wool,

White as white cow's milk,

          More beautiful

          Than the breast of a gull.



We shall walk through the still town

          In a windless peace;

We shall step upon white down,

          Upon silver fleece,

          Upon softer than these.



We shall walk in velvet shoes:

          Wherever we go

Silence will fall like dews

          On white silence below.

          We shall walk in the snow.

 --Elinor Wylie

Needle Notes







Sleepy Kitten Set by Susan B Anderson











Loosely based on TinCanKnits The World’s Simplest Mitten

Shepherd’s Mill yarn from Rhinebeck. Red and natural


I bought a pattern at Rhinebeck called Annie’s Mittens by Cindy Craft. Toddler Mittens in sport weight with heart intarsia.

Knit Night Hat by Judy Marples suggested by my friend, Nancy. Judy Marples is a well-known and respected knitwear designer.


I am looking for free patterns to use with beginning knitters. They know knit and purl but they need to get some knitting mileage under their belts.

Mt Rutsen Studio Max in Mistakes Happen colorway

Due to the lighter weight yarn I went down a needle size on both.

Gramps by TinCanKnits in 9 Months of Knitting

Size 3-4

Plymouth Encore from Ewe-nique Yarns Regal Red

Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted from Warm and Fuzzy in Cary NC. Color is Charcoal. Tonal. Perfect!






Contrasting color used nearly all of the skein of Sweet Georgia. The shawl collar uses quite a bit and then with the ribbing, cuffs, pockets…it adds up.

I tried to make heart elbow patches but didn’t like them. EZ’s heart patch was too big and I did not have the brain power to scale it down. I tried another heart (Tincanknits Heart on the sleeve book) and didn’t like the looks of it. The oval patches in the pattern worked up quickly but after sewing one on the elbow, I took it off. It looked sloppy and I had a feeling my granddaughter wouldn’t like it.

In the future, I will avoid patch pockets. They are very tricky to sew on properly. Afterthought pockets are much easier. I picked up the lower edge with a size 000 circular needle and knitted the pockets upward per the pattern. Despite careful counting of vertical stitches and horizontal stitches (from button band), one pocket is too close to the side seam. Since the pockets were knitted from the pattern as prescribed, I can only figure two possibilities. One is that the fronts of the sweater are not identical; however, that is very unlikely with a raglan because I counted carefully when dividing. The only other possibility is that I picked up the wrong size dpn’s to knit the second pocket so it is slightly larger. When I child is running around playing in the sweater, this will not be noticeable.

Pocket Pals—Sleeping fox and Russian Doll from Fabulous Felt by Corinne LaPierre

In The Blethering Room

Quilting! Quilt for our son and his wife. Shibori II Debbie Maddy for Moda

Quilt as you Go by Jera Brandtvig. Ballard Blocks







In The Pipeline

Land of Sweets Cowl by CuriousHandmade

The Hat Quartet by Green Mountain Spinnery

Lush  from Handmade in the UK in Quince & Co Phoebe in the Andromeda colorway

Tchaikovsky Hat by Helen Stewart (Knitvent) using Malabrigo Silky Merino Ravelry Red colorway

Conversationalist by Plucky Knitter (for beginning knitters) FREE

Winter Forest Cowl by Fishhead Creations (free at the time I got it). Shepherds Mill Red and natural.

Lagom by Susan Ashcroft (DK or light worsted) I’ll use Seven Sisters Arts or Brooks Farm Solo Silk

Happiness Runs Hat by Lee Bernstein (chunky or bulky) which I have in stash due to project nose dives that happened before Christmas.
Happy New Year and Haste ye back!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Episode 297 Sleepy Kittens, Making, Mae


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 Beautiful brioche goes to colorful new heights in our newest shawl: Introducing Tiger Flower, in soft, silken Tern!

Designed by Katrine Birkenwasser, this crescent shawl uses two colors of our fingering-weight wool/silk yarn, with pretty welting stripes and a border of blossoms of alternating color.

A shawl in Tern is a shawl for all seasons, and Tiger Flower is one to reach for any time of year.

Read more about our newest shawl to knit from Quince & Co.

Knitcircus is so happy to be working with Christina, the Healthy Knitter, supporting the Project Peace KAL again this year!  She's offering this wonderful KAL along with meditations on peace on The Healthy Knitter Blog every day December 1-21st.


We'll donate 10% of the purchase price of Knitcircus Project Peace Kits to Heifer International, supporting small family business and raising people out of poverty worldwide.

Watch for Knitcircus Yarns giveaways to celebrate the end of the KAL!

Find us at www.knitcircus.com and be sure to join our Ravelry group and listen to our podcast.

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

You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram as KnittingPipeline. There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there!

You can also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




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.

Georgia Retreat Registration Opens Dec 11, 2017.

Download information here.

March 25-28, 2017 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, near Atlanta GA

Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington Illinois…Registration in progress. Feb 16-17, 2018

Littles KAL moderated and led by JanMarieKnits


#BenotafraidGloves KAL

#knittingpipelineglovekal


Land of Sweets Cowl KAL Moderated and led by Jo, Qwiltnknitnut

Needle Notes

Sleepy Kitten Set by Susan B Anderson


Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted by Barrett Wool

Co. (100% American Wool; 100 g / 250 yd (228 m))









Sleep Sack is super simple to sew.

Cat Basket by Sanae Ishida (Making #4)

Mae by Melissa LaBarre


Quince & Co Chickadee in Rosa Rugosa




In The Blethering Room

Interweave Knits purchased at Hand-dyed Holiday at Le Mouton Rouge Knittery in Bloomington IL

Article:The Adventurous Life of June Hemmons Hiatt by Rachel Matthews

In The Pipeline

Land of Sweets Cowl by CuriousHandmade


Land of Sweets KAL in Knitting Pipeline Group

Knitting Pipeline Gloves KAL

The JasperPatch Hooray! Just got home from a morning birding - handknit sweater, gloves, fingerless mittens and hat. On our way to glove weather, and dealing with binoculars is so much easier with gloves rather than mittens.

I am almost certain that I will be making a second pair of Lanark. (Sweet Paprika Designs) My first pair are slightly felted now, and I have had to reknit one of the fingers (I am hard on my gloves!). I plan to use some MCN from my stash, just depends how the variegated knits up in the pattern.


Bayjena: Aire’s Gloves to Knit by Nancy Bush  Piecework July/Aug 2017


SHIPZL Ellen from MA: I’m going to make Foxhall Gloves by The Rainey Sisters. I’m finding their Glove Guide (which comes with the pattern) to be really helpful.

Turbogal: I’m hoping I’ll find time to get this KAL done - I’ve wanted to knit gloves for a while. Also, I have some of the silver spun yarn in stash - that is conductive, so you can work touchscreen electronics without removing your gloves. I’ve decided to try the Layering Basics, Gloves pattern, using SilverSpun yarn for the fingers.  Pattern by Tori Forest

RachelFTZ: … I think I’m going to do the Dimorphous Mittens (Miriam Felton), which are gloves that have mittens layered over them. I have a nice silk blend that I’m thinking about for the glove part, and then using a coordinating wool for the mitten. Hmmm…

DianeLaces and Cherylb362 are knitting Knotty Gloves

JCRandall Making Modified Army Gloves in Bartlett Yarns for my son at his request. They are small so I didn’t decrease across the hand as the pattern suggests. Dense, warm and windproof.

Modified Army Gloves by Peachtree Patterns

Piecework May Sept-Oct 2017 Gaman Mittens to Knit and Embroider by Susan Strawn

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Episode 296 Georgia Retreat Info, Boomerang, Campanula

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.


Thank you for joining me today.

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

At Quince & Co Beautiful brioche goes to colorful new heights in our newest shawl: Introducing Tiger Flower, in soft, silken Tern!

Designed by Katrine Birkenwasser, this crescent shawl uses two colors of our fingering-weight wool/silk yarn, with pretty welting stripes and a border of blossoms of alternating color.

A shawl in Tern is a shawl for all seasons, and Tiger Flower is one to reach for any time of year.

Read more about our newest shawl to knit from Quince & Co.


Knitcircus is so happy to be working with Christina, the Healthy Knitter, supporting the Project Peace KAL again this year!  She's offering this wonderful KAL along with meditations on peace on The Healthy Knitter Blog every day December 1-21st.

We'll donate 10% of the purchase price of Knitcircus Project Peace Kits to Heifer International, supporting small family business and raising people out of poverty worldwide.

Watch for Knitcircus Yarns giveaways to celebrate the end of the KAL!

Find us at www.knitcircus.com and be sure to join our Ravelry group and listen to our podcast.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy 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 find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram as KnittingPipeline. There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there!

You can also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our newest pipeliners, Wisewoman who is in Vermont and Maggie, who wrote me a lovely note. 

iTunes Reviews! Thank you to:

Fruberg 11/21

Redsknitsvi on 11/23



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.

Georgia Retreat Registration Opens Dec 11, 2017.

Download information here.


March 25-28, 2018 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, near Atlanta GA

Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington Illinois…Registration in progress. Feb 16-17, 2018

Knit Alongs (KALS)


Littles KAL moderated and led by JanMarieKnits


#BenotafraidGloves KAL

#knittingpipelineglovekal


Land of Sweets Cowl KAL Moderated and led by Jo, Qwiltnknitnut



Needle Notes





Boomerang Workshop by Steve Fegert, DramaticKnits on Ravelry and his podcast, Dramatic Knits. Leading Men Fiber Arts

KnitCircus Yarn Greatest of Ease in Celebrate Good Times colorway

Campanula Children’s Hat by Hey Mama Wolf




Quince & Co Chickadee in Parsley colorway. US 3 (3.25 mm)

Jacquard Socks. Hjertegarn Sock Wool purchased in Iceland.



In The Blethering Room


In The Pipeline

Audio Podcast Promo Behind the Wool

KnitVent 2017

Happiness Runs Hat  by Lee Bernstein   Good beginner hat

Product Notes

Lykke Needles Review $114 on Amazon from 3rd party seller

I have interchangeable sets by KnitPicks, Knitters Pride, Zings formerly owned DyaCraft.

I’ve knit quite a few projects on the Lykke Needles.

·        Size US 4 to 17 (3.5 mm to 12 mm) with 5 cords, stoppers and keys for tightening.

·        5” tips

·        Birchwood…as slick as wood can get. Wood color varies.

·        Case is faux suede and actually usable (compare with Zing)

·        Sharp points

·        Smooth joins. Cables seem to be compatible with Knitter’s Pride. Case much nicer.

·        Might try buying a fixed circular before getting the set.

Highly Recommended.


$14 on Amazon

Hangs over neck. Comfortable. Lights are good. 3 settings.

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

Friday, December 1, 2017

Quilting Late Fall 2017 (Complete Version)

If you watched an earlier version you probably noticed that it cut off abruptly at about 38 min. I removed that version from YouTube and added the complete version of the video.






Small and Scrappy by Kathleen Tracy

Videos by Donna Poster

Fabulous Felt

Mountain Street Arts (labels)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Episode 295 February Retreat 2018

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.

Thank you for joining me today.

This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.
 Registration is now OPEN!

2018 Knitting Pipeline Retreat 

Feb 16-17, 2018 (Fri 2 PM to Sat 4 PM)


with optional Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Thursday Feb 15 and Fri Feb 16, 2018

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St, Washington IL, 61571 (corner of N Main and Rt 24)

·       Friday, Feb 16th         Doors open at 2 PM. Dinner at 6 PM
·       Saturday, Feb 17th        Doors open at 8 AM. Retreat hours: 9 AM to 4 PM

$65 includes Friday night dinner, light Sat morning breakfast, and Saturday lunch plus all the fun and knitting we can cram into 26 hours!
Lodging

You may camp for free at Crossroads on Friday night. Bring what you would need for camping: bedding, pillow, towels, etc. The floor is concrete slab and it gets cold. A cot or heated pad/blanket is recommended. Bronwyn the Brave is our Camp Counselor!

·       Cornerstone Inn (newly remodeled)
There are 7 rooms. 309-648-4123
·       Sleep Inn .1101 N Cummings Lane, Washington IL 61571 (309) 481-0450

Do not book online as you cannot access the block of rooms. Call directly and ask for a room in the Knitting Pipeline Block after Dec 1, 2017. There are suites available that are not in the block but you can request. These have refrigerators and other amenities.

·       Other lodging options are Super 8 in Washington, hotels near the I-74 exit in Morton IL, East Peoria, and Peoria.
·       We have a limited number of private homes in Washington for $50 per room per night donation. Please contact Paula if interested.

How to Register

Registration form is a separate document. We will post your name on Ravelry as we receive and process your registration. Checks will not be deposited until Feb 1, 2018.

Cancellation Policy:

·       Cancel prior to Feb 1, 2018 and allow your check to be shredded: Full Refund.
·       After Feb 1, 2018: no refunds unless your place is filled from the Wait List

General Retreat Schedule


Thursday, Feb 15 is Yarn Crawl Fun Day.

More information will be available prior to the retreat. Shops have Retreat Specials.

Friday Feb 16, 2018

Yarn Crawl continues until retreat starts at 2 PM at Crossroads. All shops are open Friday.

Retreat Schedule starts here on Friday, Feb 16th, 2018


2:00 PM Doors open at Crossroads United Methodist Church!

Get settled in with your knitting and start meeting new friends!

5:30 PM Door Prize Drawings

6 PM Dinner

7:00 to 8:30 PM Mini-workshops TBA. If you would like to share a skill, technique, your own designs or knitted items in a trunk show, please let Paula know. We are looking for short, 20 to 30 min segments.

10:00 PM Doors will be locked. Stay as long as you like but once you leave you won't be able to get back into the facility until early Saturday morning.

Saturday, Feb 17th, 2018

8 AM Doors open and a continental breakfast will be available.

12 Noon Lunch

After lunch vendors may set up.
2:00 PM Vendor Fair


4 PM Safe travels home! Haste ye back!


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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.