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Monday, November 20, 2017

Episode 295 February Retreat 2018

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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!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Episode 294 Gigi, Pockets, Eagle Crest



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

Now available from Quince: A selection of our favorite projects, bundled with everything you need to get knitting! For our Project Bundles, we've chosen four lovely designs—each one includes a printed pattern, pdf download, and the skeins needed to complete a project, offered in 3 colorways:


  • The Cave Point shawl by Paula Emons-Fuessle, with 3 skeins of sport weight Chickadee.
  • The Lisse shawl by Bristol Ivy, with 3 skeins of our luxurious extrafine merino DK Phoebe.
  • The Foliose throw by Ashley Hurst, with 10 skeins of Aran weight wool Osprey.
  • And Bristol Ivy's May cardigan, which takes just 3, 4, or 5 skeins of soft merino/mohair laceweight Piper.

View more about our project bundles and get knitting at Quince & Co.


Big NEWS: Knitcircus will now have a new Store just around  the corner from the Studio! At last, we'll have a big, pretty space to showcase yarn, notions and more, with events and classes much more often! You're invited to the Store Grand Opening November 17th and 18th.

To celebrate this happy news and give your fall knitting/crocheting a kick, please use the code FALLSHIPPING at checkout for free shipping (up to $10 in the US and Canada only). 

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

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks and a special welcome to our new Pipeliners who have introduced themselves in the Welcome Thread or to me in a personal message.

Gonza who is Rhea, Liz in Maine, GroovyD who is Denise is So Cal, Irish who is Maureen, and inklingspot who is Jessica in OK>

iTunes

Thank you, Pjvawyvk, for your review on 10/23/17

Events


Sat December 2, 2017 10 Am to 4 PM

Littles KAL with JanMarieKnits starting Dec. 1.


#BenotafraidGloves KAL

#knittingpipelineglovekal

Nature Notes

Summer and Fall were playing tug of war and winter won. It seemed our fall was very short this year. We went from wearing shirt sleeves to coats. November brought out the reds along with the yellows in the woods. At the Eagle Crest Retreat we were surrounded by the glorious colors of the woodlands along with chilly temperatures. It got down to 19 F one night. There were wild turkey sightings and deer sightings. The stars were out on the cold nights and as we made our way back to the lodge rooms we could see a white half-moon hanging behind the trees.

November Woods


Here at home Bob has been out in the garden preparing his roses for the winter. He cuts them back and surrounds them with chicken wire.  Then he packs dirt at the base and fallen leaves to insulate from temperature changes. It isn’t as much the cold as it is the freeze and thaw cycles that will ruin many plants during our capricious Midwestern winters.


We are back to feeding the birds at all the winter feeders. Cardinals are back although not in full force. There are quite a few Red-bellied Woodpeckers and this morning I saw one of them take a seed from the feeder and hide it in the knot of our honey locust tree. He’s there right now checking out his seed supply. That locust tree is probably not long for this world but it’s nooks and crannies are a favorite for the birds so we hope it hangs on for as long as it can.



We have a Great Horned Owl in the neighborhood but I haven’t seen it yet, only heard it. The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl here, maybe in the US. In the 10 years we have lived here we have mostly seen and heard the Barred Owl. I read that the Great Horned Owls are predators of the Barred Owl. I hope that doesn’t happen here because I love them both.


In Hardwood Groves



The same leaves over and over again!

They fall from giving shade above

To make one texture of faded brown

And fit the earth like a leather glove.



Before the leaves can mount again

To fill the trees with another shade,

They must go down past things coming up.

They must go down into the dark decayed.



They must be pierced by flowers and put

Beneath the feet of dancing flowers.

However it is in some other world

I know that this is the way in ours.



--Robert Frost



Needle Notes



Antler Cardigan by TinCanKnits UPDATE! Do the Simple. Wear it. I realize I made a made a major mistake on the yoke but I still like the sweater!





Gigi by Devin Ventre




Tracy, isew4dance, and me.








10-25-2017

Knitted on pockets. Instead of knitting pockets and stitching them on, I used the Elizabeth Zimmermann method of picking up stitches and knitting up from the bottom. First I marked where the bottom of the pocket would be by counting 10 stitches up from the top of the ribbing and 9 stitches in from the side edge which was about 1.5” from top of ribbing and 2” from edge. Using a size 0 circular needle (any small size needle will do) I picked up the left leg of each stitch horizontally across the row. Then I checked to make sure I stayed in the same row, which I did not do the first or second try. After doing the same pocket placement on the opposite side I started knitting with the proper size needle. The very small circular needle acts as a place holder and since you are knitting off the small needle onto the proper size needle, it does not affect the gauge.

Knitty McPurly tutorial on pockets

11-02-2017

Modified collar attachment as follows. RS Work to last stitch of collar, slip this stitch as if to knit. Knit stitch from body and PSSO. Slip back to left needle and turn work. This makes a neat join.

11-08-2017

Pockets were tricky to sew on and I had a few attempts before settling on one that looks decent. I looked at the section on pockets in The Knowledgeable Knitter and found out that you can knit the whole pocket directly on. I may try that next time. Since I picked up along the bottom I only had to sew the two sides to the body of the sweater. In making the pocket I slipped the first stitch of the row so it looked smooth. Sewing…came up through body of sweater and then through the underside loop of the slipped stitch. This looked better than sewing up through both loops.

Good pocket information in The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt and The Knowledgeable Knitter by Margaret Radcliffe.

Next time I would make the pocket a little smaller near the top as it seems it will stretch out.


In The Blethering Room

Rhinebeck Flashback
Uki from Japan

Amy AmosG

Eagle Crest Retreat

Mittens for Threads, Hope and Love. Thank you for the mittens and hats! 24 plus some from Laurie (Serenitty) and I have another pair in the works. Thank you!
Scrappy Mittens by DebR57


Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Cook

isew4dance’s Veronika Cardigan

Boomerang Workshop by Steve Fegert, DramaticKnits on Ravelry and his podcast, Dramatic Knits.


Steve teaching Boomerang workshop




Gorgeous Leading Men Fiber Arts wool


I bought 5 skeins of fingering weight in various bases. All autumnal colors.

Winter City by Christopher Salas

Thank you, Steve, for vending at Eagle Crest and for the wonderful workshop!

In The Pipeline


Project Knitwell is reaching out to the knitting community, and we need your help in spreading the word.  We are asking the knitting community to help spread #KnittingLove this #GivingTuesday by donating $5.00, the average cost for a ball of yarn.   It doesn’t sound like much, but to those facing homelessness, cancer, bed rest, or abuse that ball of yarn is priceless.   It means wellness, comfort, and community.  These donations will help Project Knitwell continue to serve individuals in the DC Metro area and help inspire others throughout the country and beyond to use knitting as a wellness tool.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving  and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  The purpose is to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Those who are interested in joining Project Knitwell’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit ProjectKnitwell.org/Donate.  For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

Project Knitwell has been recognized as a national leader in the therapeutic knitting movement. We have been featured in Vogue Knitting, The Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report, among other publications.  In conjunction with Lion Brand Yarn, we published The Comfort of Knitting, a unique knitting resource book aimed at care-givers.

Thank you so much for considering!



Land of Sweets Cowl

Haste ye back!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

#16 Knitting Pipeline Video Extra



Sorry I don't have time for links for this episode. Everything is linked in the last several posts or feel free to ask me questions on Ravelry or on YouTube.

Thank you for watching!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Episode 293 Magic Bow: How to Tie a Shoe

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


Tiger Flower



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.





Big NEWS: Knitcircus will now have a new Store just around  the corner from the Studio! At last, we'll have a big, pretty space to showcase yarn, notions and more, with events and classes much more often! You're invited to the Store Grand Opening November 17th and 18th.

To celebrate this happy news and give your fall knitting/crocheting a kick, please use the code FALLSHIPPING at checkout for free shipping (up to $10 in the US and Canada only). 

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 also find me here:

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

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Pipeliner Notes

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks and a special welcome to our new Pipeliners who have introduced themselves in the Welcome Thread or to me in a personal message.

Melanieroberts72 from CO, sandra5461, from PA, tbergphoto who is Teresa from Dallas, teaandnittingtoo who is Colleen, SweetSkeins who is Dina from N CAL, TeriWoolley from MI, megantorres, WillowGroveKnits who is Veronic from BC, CN, Lynifred who is Nan from Upstate NY

iTunes Reviews! Thank you!

anonymous1,00000 who left a review on 10/8 and Pick112 who left a review on 10/9

Events

KnitCircus Giveaway!

Congratulations to # 159 AZCatVet who is Christy. Please get in touch with me so I can mail out your prize.

My current favorite tree is the Eucalyptus. We have a huge one at our new home. But, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the dogwood. My grandparents had several in their yard, and I loved to see them in bloom!

Trampoline

100% Superwash Merino 440 yds

 Colorway Just have a little Faith Impressionist


#BenotafraidGloves KAL

#knittingpipelineglovekal



Needle Notes



How to Tie Your Shoes



·        Tie your usual bow.

·        Pull out last loop you made. You now have one loop and a string.

·        Make this string into a new loop and tie with old loop.

·        Advantage: Holds like a double knot except you don’t have to pick it out. Pull on end of last loop and it will come out.



In Progress

School Socks Rock by Julie Walters of Suffolk Socks









Finished: Antler Cardigan by TinCanKnits



Antler Cardigan by TinCanKnits in Quince & Co Lark
Back view






In The Blethering Room

Rhinebeck!

House with 12 ladies. Thanks to everyone for putting up with me. Some of them brought yummy food and lots of laughter.


Friday

Went into town of Rhinebeck. Spied line for Needles Up but we didn’t know what it was. Way before opening at 3. They had a piper. Hello! Helen Stewart, and her friends Stewart and Bowen. Patricia who is p4chen and Corinne the piper, Amber Lindemann, Cori and Megan, Amy Beth and her mom, Sue Stokes…I could just put a chair down and enjoy talking to people in line. 


Ate at a local pub.


Saturday

Podcaster Meet up. Oh my. So many lovely people!  
Iceland Trip reunion



Selma of Little Big Knits Podcast

Marcia of Fairy Little Podcast


Boston Jen








Sunday…stayed back at the ranch. My feet, my poor feet! Do not pack too lightly. I desperately needed another pair of shoes. 2 nights in a row with not enough sleep.




Rhinebeck inspiration…

Angie’s slippers by Ysolda Teague. Not so Tiny Slippers. We talked to Ysolda.

Colorwork…I tend to forget how much I love it!

In The Pipeline


FiberCrafty.com by pammaher on Ravelry

Haste ye back!

Paula










Friday, October 13, 2017

Episode 292 Bronwyn and Sarah Visit

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

New At Quince & Co Kindred Knits: Knitting for Little Ones Near and Far by Susan B Anderson takes you through the basics of top down cardigan knitting and shows you how versatile a simple child’s garment can be. This playful bounty of children’s knits features our worsted weight wool, Lark, available in a palette of over 60 colors. Find our patterns, wool, and accessories at www.quinceandco.com.

Knitcircus Yarns specializes in hand-dyed gradients and gradient stripes. Total Eclipse of the Yarn Gradient is a lovely near-neutral palette developed the day of the Total Eclipse to commemorate the big event. Soft dusty pink, starshine gold and night-sky navy make an Impressionist Gradient that's out of this world

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




Bronwyn and Sarah joined me this week to catch up on our knitting and well, a lot of other things!

Events

KnitCircus Giveaway!

Trampoline



100% Superwash Merino 440 yds

 Colorway Just have a little Faith Impressionist

Leave a comment in the Knit Circus Giveaway thread here. Prompt is Do you have a favorite tree or type of tree?


#BenotafraidGloves KAL

#knittingpipelineglovekal

Nature Notes

We discuss praying mantis and hummingbirds.



Needle Notes






School Socks Rock by Julie Walters of Suffolk Socks









Antler Cardigan by TinCanKnits



Little Willet by Dawn Catanzaro



Quince & Co Willet (cleaner cotton)



Clover by Susan B Anderson Free Pattern on Barrett Wool Co blog





Birds by Kevin Henkes


Rainbow Marley by Susan B Anderson from Itty-Bitty Hats

Kindred Knits: Knitting for Little Ones Near and Far by Susan B Anderson with Quince & Co
Craftsy Start Up Library Hand Embroidery by Kat McTee (Please use link in sidebar)



Examples of Kristin's work. Japanese boro-inspired




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. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper. Find me on Instagram as KnittingPipeline.