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Friday, November 2, 2018

Episode 318 October Knitting, The Mitten Handbook


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In this episode we have Pipeliner Notes, Events, Needle Notes, and my husband joins me for Nature Notes and In The Pipeline.

Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our newest Pipeliners who have said hello to us on the Welcome thread or to me in a personal message. Lintscreen, Scissors51 who is Susan, MinevaJo who is Mindy in Springfield, KnittingV who is Vicki in Fife, McMary who is Mary in NYC, Jennmars who is Jenn from Flemington NJ, nbr1daughter who is Judy in CA, Lhinsman who is Lauren from NE Alabama, and maddiesmom who is Jennifer in the capital region of NY.

 Remember to introduce yourself in the Welcome thread if you are new so I can recognize you on the show.

Thank you for your star ratings and reviews on iTunes. RevJBL on 10/18

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.
Dyabolical Self Striping Yarn was sent to Mary in CA

September Gab and Giveaway prizes were claimed and sent.


October 31st. Jan will close thread and we will draw for winners. Knit Circus Thank you! Greatest of Ease Off The Deep End Impressionist #1.


Request for help! Madison WI Knitting Guild on December 10, 2018.

Needle Notes


Self striping. Traditional Heel Flap and Gusset. 3 x 1 rib.

Accidentally knit one sock with US 0 and the other with US 1.

The Mitten Handbook by Mary Scott Huff


Picot cuff.
Used crochet hook to join CO edge after turning cuff. In the future would go back to provisional CO as this is neater on the inside for me.
On second thought, I think I would just sew the CO edge to the inside for the hem.

Book Notes

The Mitten Handbook by Mary Scott Huff
All about mitten anatomy, mitten recipes and 20 mitten patterns.
Anatomy of a mitten, Design, Edges, Cuffs, Thumbs, Tops.  Section 3 Techniques, Patterns. I have 6 designs bookmarked.

Knitting Tip

Draw your own schematic. 


Nature Notes

Fall came quickly this year. We were welcomed home from our family vacation on October 14 with the first hard frost. Farewell to our basil and most of our zinnias. We crunch through acorns as we walk on the little path that leads to our compost bin. Tiny asters are sprinkled through our woods and also on the paths at Forest Park Nature Center where we enjoy hiking. We saw a hummingbird on the morning of Oct 10 which is the latest, I believe, and they may have been here after that but we were not.

As we drove up from southern IL yesterday we watched for trees that were displaying fall colors. We really didn’t see much until we arrived in our town. There are some maples that are red on the top of the tree and green on the bottom. Hints of yellow and gold peek through the woods.
In our woods

Glorious yellow--right outside my door.


Maple Leaves

October

 by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,

Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;

Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,

Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call;

Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,

Begin the hours of this day slow.

Make the day seem to us less brief.

Hearts not averse to being beguiled,

Beguile us in the way you know.

Release one leaf at break of day;

At noon release another leaf;

One from our trees, one far away.

Retard the sun with gentle mist;

Enchant the land with amethyst.

Slow, slow!

For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,

Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,

Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—

For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

--Robert Frost


View of Illinois River from Grand View Drive. Top of Pimetoui Trail.





In The Pipeline

Making

Bob

  • Salad bowls on wood lathe
  • Chess pieces

Paula   
Will be showing on video episode.
  • Punch Needle Embroidery
  • Wool Applique
  • Toddler Pillowcases
  • Quilt with fabrics sent by Jean.

Knitting

  • Rodeo Drive Poncho by Staci Perry in Quince & Co Phoebe Cygnus colorway
  • Another pair of mittens for charity.

Reading

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni. Pretty good. Reads like a memoir but it is fiction. (Listened on Audible)

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. (Listened on Audible). 5 Stars! (actual rating is 4.55 on Goodreads)

Far Afield by Susanna Kaysen. Very little story but the writing was good and I enjoyed learning about the Faroe Islands. *** Some humorous moments.

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg 5 Stars

The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals-and Other Forgotten Skills by Tristan Gooley.

Started but did not finish:

  • Piano Shop on the Left Bank
  • Fresh off the Boat by Eddie Huang

Listening

Unraveling Podcast by Greg and Pam


Genius Life podcast by Max Lugavere

Dax Shepard The Armchair Expert

Watching

  • Vera on Acorn
  • Marcella (Netflix)
  • Queer Eye on Netflix
  • No Offence on Acorn
  • Hidden on Acorn Bob was correct!
  • Keeping Faith. Welsh drama. We used close captions.
  • Single Handed on Acorn
  • Making It
  • Republic of Doyle on Netflix
  • Poldark
  • The Durrells of Corfu
  • This Is Us
  • A Place to Call Home (Acorn)
  • Rebecka Martinsson on Acorn. In Swedish with English subtitles.

High Note Low Note

Paula
  • High: Tomatoes and fresh basil in the garden. We enjoyed them all summer!
  • Low: Stinkbugs

Bob
  • High: Working outside in fall.
  • Low: Erosion


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Episode 317 Indigo Frost, Maine Retreat Recap


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

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. Craftsy Unlimited is now called Blueprint. Thank you!

Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram and YouTube 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 who have said hello to us on the Welcome thread or to me in a personal message. KarenDAK from NJ, Dudenaz who is Peter in Tucson, Cheekiemunkie who is Tonya in NY, Kitteekat who is Cassia in IL, KIMnits, who is Kim in MA, Happy Camper who is Linda in MA, MelissaBarley15 who is Melissa in PA.

 Remember to introduce yourself in the Welcome thread if you are new so I can recognize you on the show.

Thank you for your star ratings and reviews on iTunes. Davisjan58 on 9/30 and rbkcrewmom on 10/3.

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.


Thank you, Jo!

66 Voices
Congratulations to our two winners! Please contact me so I can get your prizes out to you.

#70 mmlt Mary in San Diego

119 LoveAfrica who is Barb is Zeeland MI


The Bookshelf KAL will run from August 1st to October 31st.

Mittens for Eagle Crest. Thank you,  Mary, The Mitten Queen, of Knitting Dish podcast for taking mittens to Maine Mitten Project.

Maine Retreat

Leslie Wind jewelry. Made shawl pins, necklaces, cable needles…
SeashoreSharon is being coached by Leslie Wind.
Meal time!

Porch Knitting





Traveling buddies in front of Franciscan Guest House


Camp Wool  Punch Needle Embroidery by Donna Bayliss.

Paige the Framer on YouTube
Punch Needle Blueberry Mitten by Donna Bayliss

Needle Notes

Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge UPDATE





Leaf Top Baby Hat by Susan B Anderson

The hoodies fit the girls perfectly. Helene wore hers a lot when we were at the lake. I would make the body a little longer. Leaf Top Baby Hat by Susan B Anderson is adorable on both of them. Maeve does not like long sleeves or hats. We managed to get a photo of her wearing the sweater but not the hat.




Indigo Frost by Isabelle Kraemer. Quince & Co Lark



Quince & Co Lark colors: Iceland, Pomegranate, Dogwood, Storm.

Love the look of the turtle neck but I know it would bother me. I did about an inch of ribbing and continued with pattern as directed. It is flipping to the wrong side and I rather like it. We’ll see.

Blethering Room

Why have I been AWOL? September trip to NC/VA postponed due to Hurricane Florence. Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat. Husband away on trip so I was on vacation. Then we went on the rescheduled NC/VA during Hurricane Matthew. Then I got cold/laryngitis.



There is a promo for Unraveling Podcast by Greg and Pam.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Episode 316 Arched Gussets, Norwegian Fir


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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. Craftsy Unlimited is now called Blueprint. Thank you!

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 who have said hello to us on the Welcome thread or to me in a personal message. Monica who is monica in IL, schmoopily who is Liana from CA, and lemongirlie who is Brenda.  Remember to introduce yourself in the Welcome thread if you are new so I can recognize you on the show.

Thank you for your star ratings and reviews on iTunes.

Video: The Sister Episode. My sister came for a visit. Thank you to everyone who has watched and commented. We have a lot of similar mannerisms. YouTube…if you watch on your phone the comments are way down on the screen so you have to scroll down to see them.

From KnittingGladys:

Paula
You said something in the podcast about a “knoot” (i apologiize for spelling). What the heck is a “Knoot”? I probably heard it wrong, but if you could clarify i would truly appreciate ir I LOVE the podcast!

Thanks
Kathy

That’s a great question, Kathy. I should have clarified. A nupp is in traditional Estonian knitting. It is a cluster of stitches that looks somewhat like a bobble but is made differently.

From Jan/DavisJan58

Hi Paula, I listened to this podcast today and as always, I loved it. I have wanted to give a rating or review in the past but have always been so busy. I always thought I will do that sometime. I had time today but could not figure out how to do this. I listen to podcasts through the podcast app on my phone. Do you know if there is a way to do this there?
My children are grown and so far no grandchildren but I will have to save that Odette Hoodie pattern for someday or find a baby to knit for!
Thank you so much for your wonderful podcasts.
Jan
I do not know whether other podcast apps allow you to leave reviews. Help, anyone?

Tranquil Mist by Cindy Garland. Yes, I frogged it!

Lesson learned: What is a lifeline? It is a string or holder that you run through the whole row of your work so if you have to frog (or unravel back), the stitches won’t drop down. Use hole that some needles have or use a tapestry needle and weave through, without going through ring markers. I usually have put in the lifeline on a resting row. The main thing I don’t like about lifelines is knitting the row after the lifeline. Now I insert the lifeline on pattern row rather than resting row. This makes it easier to knit the row after the lifeline.

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.

From Jo:

We want to encourage everyone to participate in the Boards a little more, and to that end we will be hosting a discussion and giveaway thread.

The heading at the top of this thread shows the number of VOICES or individuals who comment. A prize will be awarded by RNG at the end of September for every 50 voices participating. 200 Voices? At least 4 prizes.

Topics we’d like to see are:
-what is making you grateful now?
-what are you excited about in your knitting at the moment?
-what is your favorite thing about Fall?
-have you recently had a knitting success or failure that you want to share?

Let’s get this party started! I especially hope we will hear from some folks who generally don’t post a lot, so we can get to know you, as well as the “usual suspects”!

Chat is ok in this thread, let’s cheer each other on!

Thank you, Jo!


The Bookshelf KAL will run from August 1st to October 31st.

Needle Notes

Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge


Making tags for the sweaters. Where do you put tags? Cardigans: I usually put on side “seam”.

Slightly felted wool. Embroidered her name. Used blue painter’s tape to make straight lines. Ok if a little wonky. I like that. Blanket stitch to sew to sweater. Favorite embroidery thread is Valencia and Presencia.

Leaf Top Baby Hat smaller size by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits

Finished top differently. Made one stem and then proceeded with leaves as pattern indicates. Pulled all ends through stem and knotted it.


Inside of hat. I knotted the wad of ends and left them.

Arched Gusset Mitten by Purl Soho

Arched Gusset #1 See Project notes.



Did not care for instructions for top of mitten so used my old stand-by similar to the top of a hat. Divided stitches into 4 segments with markers. Knit to m, k2 tog, slip m. Next round, knit. Repeat these two rounds until each segment has half the original number of stitches. Then decrease on every row until there are 4 sts. Run yarn through loops.

Thumb seemed short to me so I lengthened it on the larger size. I have small hands and thumb was too short for me and so I figured that anyone whose hand fit the mitten would have a problem with it.

Tip: Print pattern without all the photos…keep some of them. PrintFriendly.com.

Instructions for separating thumb stitches a little confusing to me so I needed at least one photo to get that straight in my head.

Arched Gusset #2 Small size—fits me.

Malabrigo Worsted Stone Blue

US 5 (3.75 mm) need tight gauge for mittens.








I used Quince & Co Chickadee in Carrie’s Yellow colorway.

I used scraps of wool for keeping track of the raglan increases. Ring markers don’t work well because they have to be moved. The scraps of wool need to be moved also but you can just lift the ends up and over without moving the whole thing.

I worked the sleeves flat and seamed with mattress stitch. This was easier and quicker for me than purling every other round on dpns.

Seems a little large to me but she will grow into it. Very sweet cardigan that combines two of my favorite things, garter stitch and lace.

In The Pipeline

Knitting

Indigo Frost by Isabelle Kraemer. Quince & Co Lark

Reading

The Midwife Revolt Vol 1 by Jodi Daynard. Free for Amazon Prime members, both Kindle and Audio. Five Stars within the genre.

Our Own Country (Midwife #2) by Jodi Daynard.

Far Away Home: An American Historical Novel by Susan Denning. Pioneer. Historical fiction/western. $.99 on Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited.

The Sister’s of St. Croix by Diney Costeloe. Holocaust resistance novel.

Listening

Haste ye back!


Monday, August 27, 2018

#23 Video: The Sister Episode




Meet my sister, Gayle!

Knitting Pipeline on Instagram and YouTube. PrairiePiper on Ravelry.

Knitting, Felted Animals, Quilting

Time Stamps

Knitting is first
6:05    Sewn wool felt animals
15:27 Quilting
40:47 Organizing for quilting and other crafts

We visited my local Quilt shops, Peddler’s Way Quilt Co in Washington IL and The Quilt Corner in Morton IL.

Knitting

·     Galiano Socks by Tracie Millar

·     Yarn is Mt. Rutsen Studio

·     Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge in Quince & Co Lark. Pomegranate Colorway. Sizes 18 mo and 4 yr.

·     Leaf Top Baby Hat by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits with Quince & Co.

Felt Animals

·     Woodland Friends from JoAnn Fabrics
·     Make house/container for them from Sweetly Stitches Handmades by Amy Sinibaldi?

·     Presencia Thread on Craftsy







Quilting

Paula
·     Congratulations to Peddler’s Way Quilt Co in Washington IL! Selected as one of top 10 shops by Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine!

·     Modern Color Block Quilt
·     Sweetly Stitched Handmades by Amy Sinibaldi.

·     Craftsy Fabric: Boundless is their in-house brand.

·     Quilter’s Dream Batting


Gayle

·     Pillowcases for practicing sewing.

·     Zig Zag Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co

·     Disappearing 9 Patch Vlogon Knitting Pipeline Channel

·     Stars and Strips from Atkinson Designs

·     Super Easy Hour Glass from MSQC Block Magazine

·     Yellow Brick Road from Atkinson Designs

·     Floating Squares (designer unknown)

·     Big Blocks Big Style by Gudrun Erla

Gayle’s favorite size for a lap or throw quilt is no smaller than 60” x 70”.

·     Labels from Mountain Street Arts


Products and Phone App

·     Robert Kaufmann Quilting Calculator App 
·     Quilting Journal
·     Notebooks for quilt patterns




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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.