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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Episode 301 Knitting Pipeline Retreat FAQs

This episode is aimed toward those who are attended the retreat in Washington IL on Feb 16-17, 2018.


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Access Retreat Handouts here. These were mailed to registered participants on Feb 9.

Thank you for joining me today.
Thank you to all our sponsors!


Retreat sponsors


305 SW Water Street

Peoria, IL 61602
309-673-5659



Le Mouton Rouge Knittery
1206 Towanda Ave, Ste 1
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-319-7692

Klose Knit
311 W Springfield
Urbana, IL 61801
217-344-2123







Heritage Hill Farm

Vendors:

Material Girl Sewing
MayBeaCrafted
Fat Squirrel Fibers

Knit Spin Farm
Dyeabolicalyarns



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 also find me here:

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

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Twitter: knittingline



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Episode 300!


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Thank you for joining me today.

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

Retreat sponsors


305 SW Water Street

Peoria, IL 61602
309-673-5659



Le Mouton Rouge Knittery
1206 Towanda Ave, Ste 1
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-319-7692

Klose Knit
311 W Springfield
Urbana, IL 61801
217-344-2123







Heritage Hill Farm

Vendors

erinknit32
TanyaTho https://www.etsy.com/shop/MayBeaCrafted
thefatsquirrel   Fat Squirrel Fibers

JoAnnaSpring  Knit Spin Farm
lehcarstl  https://dyeabolicalyarns.com



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 also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




I couldn’t think of an appropriate title for this episode. 300 seems to say it all. Thank you to everyone who has listened over the past 7 ½ years. Three hundred episodes astounds me and I could not have done it without your listening, support, feedback, and friendships. I enjoy creating the show and plan to keep going as long as I can keep the content informative. What makes me most proud and happy are the many friendships that have happened online, not just with me but with others, and especially at the Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Thank you again for your support! We have a wonderful knitting community.

Pipeliner Notes

Thank you to those who have left reviews on iTunes and also star ratings. Difair on 1/9, abjwilhite 1/28, and melanieroberts72 on 1/29.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with me and a special welcome to our newest Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves to us in the Welcome Thread or to me in a personal message: Leona8306 from Columbus OH, SuzanneB116 from Nashville, mizlizn, buckeyesocks, Ellyarn who is Elly in Chicago, AunteyD who is Donna from MA and esalaza who is Erica in TX.

Wisewoman: There’s frogging and there’s hibernating, but there is no cute name for putting a project in the trash when you decide it has thoroughly defeated you. Even threw away the pattern I had paid for on ravelry. Not the first time I have killed off a project and I feel relieved--like you might if you broke your foot or something on the way up Mt. Everest when you really didn’t want to do it, or were doing it for the wrong reasons. I just wish I could come up with a cute name for killing off something. Killing seems too harsh. But then again, I was really mad. Maybe I could call it “too proud to use a lifeline”.

Bronwyn wrote: Ouch! That’s rough. Sorry to hear about your struggle. I’m too stubborn to throw out a project altogether. We’ll have to come up with a name for that, though. Maybe we can use a gangster cliche: My project’s not just in the frog pond; it’s sleeping with the fishes.

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 FAQ’s in a separate short episode later this week.

Watch your email for the sponsor and yarn crawl booklet.

The Market is open to the public on Saturday afternoon, Feb 17, starting at 2 PM

Littles KAL moderated and led by JanMarieKnits


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

New KALs


Skagen Shawl by Paula Emons-Fuessle.

Official start will be Feb 10 but start anytime. I will divide the KAL into weeks so you can do it like a Mystery KAL without the mystery. I’ll post the Pacer Schedule soon. Some of the Sprinters are already up and running. I’ll be a Pacer.

Le Mouton Rouge and Klose Knit both carry Berroco Remix.

About the shawl design process…

Asymmetrical triangle. Start with just a few stitches and you increase one st per row.

Skagen is a part of Denmark. Skagen is the town. Skagens Odde is the piece of land that points toward Sweden and it divides the two seas that come together there. You can stand with a foot in both seas, Kattegat and Skagerak.


Famous for the light in the area because of all the water and sand that reflects the light. Painters of Michael and Anna Ancher, and Holger Drachmann.

RÃ¥bjerg Mile (Denmark’s largest moving sand dune) and the church buried in sand

The headland, Skagens Odde, is northern Europe's best place for observing birds of prey during their spring migration.

Boneyard by Stephen West

Boneyard

Land of Sweets

Winter Forest by Anna Lange
Winter Forest


I left off one of the smaller motifs because I could see the cowl would be the right size without it and I didn’t want it to be too deep.

Finished measurements after blocking are 9 1/2” deep and 26” circumference.

In the Frog Pond Refract Socks by Rachel Coopey in Making 4. Not "Sleeping with the Fishes". 

This was more than 2 days of knitting.
Haste ye back!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Episode 299 Skagen Shawl!


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Photo credit: Berroco

Thank you for joining me today.  

This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.   
Retreat sponsors 
The Fiber Universe 
305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602  309-673-5659   
Le Mouton Rouge Knittery  1206 Towanda Ave, Ste 1  Bloomington, IL 61701  309-319-7692   
Vendor Sponsors: 
Prairie Bag Works 
Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes and supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar to the right before purchasing, I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you! 

There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there! 
You can also find me here: 

RavelryPrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends. 
Instagramknittingpipeline 
Twitterknittingline 
PinterestPaula Emons-Fuessle 

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 15 more. Cut off for registration will be Feb 1, 2018. Wait list will fill cancellation spots. 
  1. Housing option. See Paula for details. 
  1. Would you like to lead or present a break out sessions…trunk show, technique, anything crafty, or collection of knitted items. 

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

New KALs 
Join the fun in this year’s Kindness KAL! The KAL will officially start February 1, but we’ll open the thread early with the release of the Kindness is Everything pattern. Knitcircus will be donating to good causes with the first 100 shawls completed, and you’ll have chances to win prizes and share your kind and generous deeds from Feb 1 to March 15th. 
Please introduce yourself and let us know which yarns you’ll be using, then share progress photos from your shawl as you go along. Starting February 1, we’ll do weekly prize drawings form among all of the photos shared that week. 
This KAL will not only include the chance to work together with other people on the Kindness is Everything shawl, but will include any charity knitting you choose. Please feel free to post photos from your charity knitting (up to one a day) to be eligible for prizes. 

Needle Notes 

Skagen Shawl by Paula Emons-Fuessle 
Choose to be a pacer or a sprinter! I will divide the KAL into weeks so you can do it like a Mystery KAL (without the mystery) if you choose.
Le Mouton Rouge and Klose Knit both carry Berroco Remix 
About the shawl… 
Asymmetrical triangle. Start with just a few stitches and you increase one st per row.  
Bands of stockinette with bands of garter stitch. Ends with an easy lace section. 
Berroco Remix Light is a DK weight. Size 7 needles is recommended for the shawl. 30% nylon, 27% cotton, 24% acrylic, 10% silk, 9% limen. Machine wash in cold water on delicate. Lay flat to dry. 
One skein. Mist 
Perfect for spring and summer and warmer climates. 
Knits up quickly due to DK weight. 

 
Photo credit: Berroco

In The Blethering Room 
  • Craftsy  --please use link in sidebar to get to the classes and supplies.
  • Make the Most of your Food Processor by George Geary (Hummus)
  • Ellie Krieger Flavor Comes First: Healthy Meals That Taste Delicious 








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