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

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Episode 222 Perfect Retreat Shawl

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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. Quince’s newest addition is Willet, responsibly grown ©Cleaner Cotton. 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 or supplies, 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.

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Twitter: knittingline




Pipeliner Notes

We are collecting Mittens for Maine and Cornerstone Retreats.

Striped Mittens by emrubin


Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson

Alternated two colors of Noro Kureyon. Read on Susan B Anderson’s Blog.

Events

Karen of Seven Sisters Arts Yarn has graciously offered to do an indigo dyeing workshop.

Maine and Cornerstone Project Bag Swaps

Make a New Friend in Maine (dishcloth swap)

Vendor Fair open to Knitting Pipeline Listeners Tuesday Sept 22 Time to be announced later. Stay tuned for details. Hannah Fettig will be signing books along with Susan B Anderson.

Cave Point KAL Winners!

Thank you to all who participated and to Jo for getting the KAL going.

First Winner is #2 LisaKent50 Quince & Co Yarn in your choice of color.

Second Winner gets Yarn from my prize box. #40 Foolshopping (Becky from Delaware)

Congratulations, Lisa and Becky! Please get in touch with me with your addresses.

Nature Notes

August was a gorgeous month here with very mild temperatures and cool nights. This past week has been warm during the day, sometimes hot, but it does cool off at night. Besides the cooler temperatures we note that the hours of daylight are markedly shorter. The red wing blackbirds have migrated and we no longer see them along fence posts. Instead of bird song which we hear in the spring and early summer we hear the rhythmic buzzing of cicadas.
Gorgeous Common Buckeye on zinnia

Our zinnias and butterfly bush in front of the house have been full of nectaring butterflies. One day I saw all these at the same time: Easter Tiger Swallowtail, Common Buck-eye, Silver Spotted Skipper, and Painted Lady. 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Other visitors to the zinnias have been Giant Swallowtail (actually to the Buddleia), Monarchs, Red Admirals, and various small skippers. On my morning walk I’ve been observing a milkweed plant at the edge of the sidewalk. Holes in the leaves indicated monarch larva activity. I also look for the larvae droppings (also called fracas) which fall on leaves below. Yesterday there was a rather large monarch larva or caterpillar that appeared dead and I confirmed that this morning. I was hoping it had just shed an outer skin but I don’t believe that was the case. The good news was that there was a smaller one already chewing away on one of the leaves. This milkweed is growing alone in a cultivated patch so I’m guessing it is intentional and that makes me happy.


Giant Swallowtail

I read a poem “Cicadas” by Helen Lowrie Marshall.

Needle Notes

Perfect Retreat Shawl by Susan B Anderson



Clearview Farm, Waterman IL


In the Pipeline
CuriousHandmade Summertide Shaw MKAL pattern from now until 10 Sept when the first clue comes out with the code KP25. Thank you, Helen!
In the Piping Circle

Highland Games in Waukesha this weekend.

I have a new bag on my pipes!

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

Episode 221 Chat with Designer, Elizabeth Doherty

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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. Quince has expanded over the years with responsibly sourced plant and animal fibers. Quince’s newest addition is Willet, responsibly grown ©Cleaner Cotton. Find them at www.quinceandco.com.
Copperplate by Elizabeth Doherty in Quince & Co Chickadee.  Color way: Gingerbread

I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy link on my website and purchase a class or supplies, 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.


In this episode I chatted with designer, Elizabeth Doherty, about her new book. Top down: reimagining set in sleeve design by Elizabeth Doherty and Quince & Company. This interview was recorded on August 8 2015.

Links



Elizabeth sees her book "in the wild" for the first time at Stitches Midwest.


Elizabeth’s newest design is called Helvetica, in Quince & Co Kestrel, organic linen.

To enter a drawing for a signed copy of Top down: reimagining set in sleeve design by Elizabeth Doherty and Quince & Company by Elizabeth Doherty and Quince & Company, please leave a comment on the prize thread in the Knitting Pipeline Ravelry group. Please take a look at the Lookbook or the designs on Ravelry and leave a comment about the sweater you would knit first from the collection. The drawing will close on Tuesday Sept 6 2015. Quince & Co Ravelry Thread for Knit Along (KAL)

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

Friday, August 21, 2015

Episode 220 Protect Our Points

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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. Quince’s newest addition is Willet, responsibly grown ©Cleaner Cotton. 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 or supplies, 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




Mittens for Maine and Cornerstone Retreats. Please do not feel pressured!


Karen of Seven Sisters Arts Yarn has graciously offered to do an indigo dyeing workshop at Knitting Pipeline Maine.

Needles Notes

Tip: Take a screen shot of Pattern Page on Ravelry. Use Screen Shot for shopping list. Diane suggested making a photo album for your screenshots so you can access them in one place. Thank you, Diane!
Dangling Conversation by Mindy Ross


Yarn is Wolle's Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton


Dangling Conversation by Mindy Ross


Baby Boots by Frankie Brown



I did a picot bind off to resemble fringe on a moccasin.

These were time consuming, as many booties are. There is a seam along the bottom of the foot so they are best for smaller babies.



I used Quince & Co Finch (fingering) in Bird’s Egg and Iceland.

Intriguing design. Pattern is written as if it is still a mystery knit. Fabric is on the bias. You either have to twist yarns and carry up the side or have a lot of ends to weave in.

Product Notes

There seems to be a proliferation of ways to protect us from our needle points.

Tubes with ends that have slits in them. (Josockmonster) and PamBailey
Tube protectors



MakeThisFromThat.etsy.com by Kathleen Kibblehouse.

Needle Wallet—Kathleen sent me one and I ordered two along with the Cord Keeper.
Needle Wallets. On left Kitchen Counter Crafter. On right MakeThisFromThat. Both on Etsy

Needle Wallet from Kitchen Counter Crafter

Needle Wallet from MakeThisFromThat

Cord Keeper from MakeThisFromThat

In the Pipeline

Knitting


WIPs

Prefect Retreat Shawl by Susan B Anderson

Men’s socks out of Fiber Story yarn I purchased at Stitches Midwest.

Reading

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Sorry but I can no longer recommend.

Eventide by Kent Haruf. Sad to find out that author died in the fall of 2014.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

Watching

  • The Theory of Everything
  • Poldark
  • Gone Girl
  • Suits Season 1


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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Episode 219 Back from Stitches Midwest

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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. Quince’s newest addition is Willet, ©Cleaner Cotton, responsibly grown in Texas. 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 or supplies, I receive credit for it. It is an easy way to support the show. Thank you!
With Franklin Habit

You can also find me here:

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

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Mittens for Maine and Cornerstone Retreats


Needles Notes

Use Screen Shot for shopping list

The Blethering Room
Stitches haul. Well, not all of it.



Fiberstory
From left, Fiberstory Cora, Daybreak, and Milo. On Right 2 Guys Yarn Company DK in Plum Majesty


Gene and David of 2 Guys Yarn Company. Great guys and beautiful yarn!
2 Guys Yarn Company
















Roundabout Yarn

The sweetest little sock knitter ever!




Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Episode 218 Whispering Island Shawl

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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. Quince’s newest addition is Willet, Cleaner Cotton, responsibly grown in Texas. 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 or supplies, 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 August 6-9

Podcaster Meet Up
Saturday Aug 8 1 to 2 PM in Nirvana B on second level of convention center.

Both Knitting Pipeline Maine and Knitting Pipeline Cornerstone are full. If you are interested send me a personal message or email.

Mittens for Maine and Cornerstone Retreats

Needles Notes

Whispering Island Shawl by Helen Stewart aka CuriousHandmade




I used Cormo by Clearview Farms
Product Notes
Fringe Supply Co

Knitters Graph Paper Journal

DPN’s in a muslin bag stamped with their logo. Really like the dpn’s.

Art Alternatives Napa Table easel and bookstand

In the Pipeline

Knitting


 
photo by Quince & Co



Reading

Spilled Milk Podcast

The Handsome Man’s Deluxe CafĂ© by Alexander McCall Smith

Walk Soft the Fold by David Nixon. Currently op

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Eventide by Kent Haruf

Watching
Wayward Pines

Woman in Gold--recommended
Not Watching anymore: Bloodline

In the Piping Circle
Sorry! I could not get the video but you can see one on this Facebook page for Eureka Christian Church.

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

Friday, July 31, 2015

Episode 217 Two Wee Sheep and a Blue Moon

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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. Quince’s newest addition is Willet, a clean 100 % cotton, grown in Texas. 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 or supplies, 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




Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has written to me recently and especially to those who commented or sent messages about my newest design, Wild Goose Shawlette and of course, thank you to everyone who has purchased the pattern. I hope you all enjoy knitting with your wild skein of yarn.

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.

Stitches Podcaster Meet Up

Saturday Aug 8 1 to 2 PM in Nirvana B on second level of convention center.

Both Knitting Pipeline Maine and Knitting Pipeline Cornerstone are full. If you are interested send me a personal message or email.

Mittens for Maine and Cornerstone Retreats

Nature Notes

It’s a Blue Moon on Friday July 31st. Is the moon really blue? No. It means that there are two full moon in the same month. This only occurs every 2.5 to 3 years. Last Blue moon was in Aug 31, 2012. Next Blue Moon is Jan 31 2018 and again March 31 2018.



Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.  --Sojourner Truth



Needle Notes


Charity Knitting for SSK

Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay (made famous in the podcasting world by Dan of Bakery Bears)



I knitted six of the hats using dk/sport. Did not add pompoms.

Friend Martha gave me a hat she had knitted for Bebe: 

Wee Sheep By Susan B Anderson $4.50



In the Blethering Room

Trip to NC in June



Warm N Fuzzy 200 S Academy St. Cary NC 27511

Phydeaux Yarn Chaussette: superwash merino wool, nylon Color Miami

Malabrigo Mechita (single) fingering weight color Jupiter

Stitch markers, Clara Dress by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen


Display of Gradient cakes

Cute sample...one of many

Knitting Daddy with Blueberry




Rebecca (owner) and me



Classroom at Warm N Fuzzy in Cary NC

Trip to SSK in Nashville TN
Staircase in Laskey Hall with Leslie's decorations

 
My new friend, Debbie.

2 Guys Yarn Co   Gene and David. Etsy shop is closed until after Stitches Midwest. Check them out at Stitches Midwest.

Leading Men Fiber Arts also at Stitches Midwest. Wild Goose Chase colorway debut.


In the Pipeline

Knitting


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. To earn my keep I am an Independent Longaberger National Sales Leader. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper.