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

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Episode 203 Sarah’s First Socks


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This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co, maker of 100% American wool spun in their historic mill, as well as purveyor of responsibly grown plant fiber.

Sweater absorbing water for wet block. This is after 45 minutes in the sink. Yarn is Quince & Co Chickadee in Petal.
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Georgia Retreat April 12-15, 2015 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield GA (east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport) Registration is closed.

Nature Notes


Sarah observed that Black Capped Chickadees are neat eaters compared to other birds at the feeders. We note that the Red Wing blackbirds are back although Paula has not seen huge flocks in the woods as she has in other years.

Needle Notes

Sarah would like recommendations on your favorite sock class on Craftsy. Craftsy KAL Winter to Spring. She is knitting her first pair of socks and we talk about heels and cuffs.
Sarah is knitting Pendulum by Amy Miller with Sun Valley Fiber yarn.

Sarah watched Carol Feller’s Craftsy Class on short rows.

Bronwyn mentions the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist.

Bronwyn is knitting socks with Opal “Smoky Eyes and Colored Lips. She is also crocheting an item from Fresh Stitches, a crochet yarn club by Stacy Trock. She showed us her Amish Puzzle Ball (crochet). Bronwyn’s Amish Puzzle Ball.

Paula

My Aunt Doris by Kelly Brooker

My Aunt Doris
Unwind Yarn Co

Prairie Piper’s My Aunt Doris











Sleeve detail


Taste of Nomad by Nomad Yarns http://nomadyarnshop.com/blog/

Taste of Nomad March
Mittens for Charity from Judy aka JKSEIP. Thank you, Judy!




Haste ye back!
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Episode 202 Super Pi Day and Pi Shawl

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Events and Announcements

Spring Retreat was a success! Thank sponsors, vendor sponsors and our vendors, volunteer teachers, kitchen helpers, and of course, Bronwyn and Sarah.





Sarah of Yarn Geek Fibers

Sandy and Sue of Prairie Bag Works

Jeanette of Sun Valley Fibers
Kim of Ogle Designs

Georgia Retreat April 12-15, 2015 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield GA (east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport) Registration will close on March 27, 2015. I have to give them an exact count on April 1, 2015.

Download Registration Information here.

Wednesday will be as long as you want to stay until 6 PM.

Taste of Nomad drawing for 3 month subscription to yarn club!


https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nomadyarnshop or by phone at 317-742-7456

More details about the program below and on our blog : http://nomadyarnshop.com/blog/

From posts 2 through 92…The Winner is #35 Dutchgirl63, Monique, from British Columbia CA.

A Riot of Color Kickstarter is A Riot of Color hits the Road
Susan with her Riot of color!

Nature Notes


Needle Notes
Pi Shawls by Diane and NurseLisa13, who taught a break out session

A Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Bob gives us a mathematics lesson on pi and how Elizabeth Zimmermann used this mathematical concept to creat the Pi Shawl.

In The Piping Circle

Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums was busy this week with many St. Patrick’s Day activities.

Haste ye back!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Episode 201 Retreat Prep

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This episode is sponsored by:
 Knit4Together
The Blend

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#66 knitzincville from Charlottesville! Congratulations!

She wrote: I have had my eye on the Bergson socks since this book came out. I have a daughter in Chicago who would love those. Hope you are feeling better, Paula! Thank you for a good episode.

Review of Taste of Nomad from Nomad Yarns

Giveaway of 3 month Taste of Nomad! Giveaway thread is here.

The packs are available as 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions to purchase on our website www.nomadyarnshop.com our Etsy store  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nomadyarnshop or by phone at 317-742-7456

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Retreat Chatter



Sarah (Head Yarn Geek) dyes beautiful spinning fibers in her Spiffy Lab of Colorification in Keokuk, Iowa. On any given day, one might see them waving in the gentle breezes on the porch of her house, built in 1900. To keep up-to-date on new fibers and colorways, check out her blog.

Riot of Color Shindig

Susan is the owner, proprietor and dyer. We make vibrant yarns that bring your knitting, crocheting, or weaving to life. Custom orders are welcome.

General

·        Snacks are allowed...encouraged!

·        No alcohol at the church.

·        Look for smiley faces

·        Bring easy knitting.

·        Wear comfy clothing, slippers, layers. We can't always control temperature and people vary widely in their comfort zone.

If you are sleeping at church on Friday night:

·        Heated blanket or cot...floor is cold

·        flashlight?

If you did not receive an email from Bronwyn with Yarn Crawl Information, Sponsor Booklet with lots of specials for retreat attendees, and list of Break out sessions, please contact Bronwyn or Paula by email or on Ravelry.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Episode 200 Elizabeth and Uncle Tom Cobbley

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I can hardly believe this is the 200th episode of Knitting Pipeline. It seems somewhat monumental. The first Knitting Pipeline Episode started on July 3, 2010 so we will reach the 5th anniversary this year. I thought the 200th episode should be special so I’m sharing one of my favorite letters from Elizabeth Zimmermann. Today we will have Pipeliner Notes, Nature Notes, A Letter from Elizabeth, and The Blethering Room.

Pipeliner Notes

I want to thank all of you for writing to me over the course of these 200 episodes. I have learned so much from you and my life is so enriched by your friendships. I should have thought of this sooner but I have never done a retrospective of any kind on the show. If you would like to share a favorite, tip, favorite show topic, or anything that I could include in the next few months leading up to the 5th anniversary of Knitting Pipeline, I will incorporate some of those in upcoming months. Once in a while someone shares about a previous episode and it might be something I haven’t thought about in a while. A show evolves over time which is the way it should be. This does seem a bit self indulgent but I think we will have a chance to review some valuable tips and materials. You can leave these thoughts in the thread for this episode or in the show blog comments section.

Thank you for the reviews and star ratings on iTunes that you have given over the years.


Events and Announcements

Next week Bronwyn and Sarah will be here and we will talk about the upcoming Spring Retreat in Washington IL Mar 13-14. If you are coming to the retreat you might want to listen to this episode before you come although all important information will be sent to you via email. We will also post links to the PDF in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group.

Georgia Retreat April 12-15, 2015 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield GA (east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport)

Download Registration Information here.

Wednesday will be as long as you want to stay until 6 PM.

Home: 18 Knittable Projects to Keep You Comfy by Pam Allen Quince & Co 2014

Please make sure you left your comment in the Quince Giveaway Thread.

Nature Notes

We are still in full winter mode although Spring is waving to us now and then. Occasionally we see a goldfinch that has a hint of yellow in the plumage which indicates that they are beginning to moult into their vibrant mating and nesting feathers. Our resident raccoon or raccoons is stirring more often and has started flinging the lid of our compost bin off of the bin and towards the wood pile. Bob is going to find a heavy stone in the creek bed to see if that will weigh the bin lid down enough to ward off the raccoons.

This morning the temperature was -8 degrees F when I looked about 6:20 AM. We had a few more inches of snow on Wed night. By the time the retreat rolls around with St. Patrick’s Day right on the heels of it, I’m hoping we’re having spring-like temperatures. It usually works out that way. Our track record is pretty good.




Needle Notes

I read a letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann written to me on April 21 1981.




The phrase Uncle Tom Cobley and all is used in British English as a humorous or whimsical way of saying  often to express exasperation at the large number of people in a list. The phrase comes from a Devon folk song "Widecombe Fair", collected by Sabine Baring-Gould. Its chorus ends with a long list of people: "Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all." The surname is spelt as "Cobleigh" in some references.


Tom Branson: You're very late. Won't they worry?

Lady Sybil Crawley: They're all so excited, they won't care where I am.

Tom Branson: I'm pleased. I like Mr. Matthew.

Lady Sybil Crawley: He announced at dinner that he wants to get married at Downton. Somehow, it made me feel more than ever that the war is really over and it's time to move forward.

Tom Branson: Do you mean you've made your decision?

Lady Sybil Crawley: Yes. My answer is...that I'm ready to travel and you are my ticket to get away from this house, away from this life.

Tom Branson: Me?

Lady Sybil Crawley: No, Uncle Tom Cobley. [they both laugh]

Tom Branson: I'm sorry. But I've waited so long for those words, I can't believe I'm hearing them. You won't mind burning your bridges?

Lady Sybil Crawley: Mind? Fetch me the matches! [Branson leans forward but stops] Yes, you can kiss me, but that is all until everything is settled.

Tom Branson: For now, God knows it's enough that I can kiss you. [They kiss]


The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Knitters Mag Fall/Winter 1985


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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Episode 199 Home


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Twitter: knittingline




Events and Announcements

Spring Retreat March 13-14. (with March 12 as optional Yarn Crawl Fun Day). Registration started

Georgia Retreat April 12-15, 2015 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield GA (east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport)

Download Registration Information here.

Wednesday will be as long as you want to stay until 6 PM!

Needle Notes

Birthday socks for Peter

Desert Vista Dyeworks Proud as a Peacock #operationgiftsocks

3 x 1 ribbing is now my fave!


I took another Craftsy Class: Start Free Motion Quilting by Elizabeth Dackson

Book  Notes

Home: 18 Knittable Projects to Keep You Comfy by Pam Allen Quince & Co 2014


Home is a collection of 18 projects for keeping comfortable and warm at home. You’ll find patterns for cozy socks, slippers, and sweaters, a shawl that wraps around you like a favorite blanket, a soft afghan, pillows, and more. The patterns are straightforward knitting that beginners and advanced knitters alike will appreciate. Instructions are thorough and the techniques used, various cast ons and bind offs, seaming, etc., are spelled out in detail.


Highly recommended!

Giveaway! Leave a comment in the group. Go from link in my blog to Quince & Co. Tell me what you would knit first from the collection. Lookbook.

In the Pipeline

Reading:

Home by Marilynne Robinson

New Word: Susurrus: A whispering or rustling sound

Listening/Watching

Hi Paula,
Thanks for the many hours of pleasure I have gotten from your podcast. I also wanted to let you know about my new audio podcast, Teaching Your Brain to Knit. Inspired by your Nature Notes, my co-host Catherine and I have a segment called Behind the Redwood Curtain, all about the North Coast of California where we live. We also talk about what we’re learning from our knitting, a knitting note, and what we called a Brainy thing -- something about the brain, learning, or teaching and how it relates to knitting (or crochet.) http://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/ We’re on itunes, Miro, Stitcher, Downcast and ipodder. The rss feed is here(http://teachingyourbraintoknit.libsyn.com/rss) and the show notes here at http://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/. If you think your listeners would be interested, we’d appreciate you letting them know about us.

Thanks,
Margaret aka Margaret924
Haste ye back!

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