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

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Episode 267 Project Peace

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

At Quince & Co  you will find 100% American grown wool and responsibly grown plant fibers. Our yarns are springy, they’re soft, and you will love knitting with them.  www.quinceandco.com.

Knitcircus celebrates fun, a passion for knitting, and the delight of beautiful yarn.

We are always creating new colorways of our gorgeous, hand-dyed, gradient yarn.  One of our new colors,  Birds of a Feather is inspired by A holiday party graphic. This vintage-style gradient gives you soft blues and warm reds for a perfect cozy knit.  www.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $75 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar blog before purchasing a class or supplies 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




Bronwyn joined me to chat today. We talk about going to the Hand Dyed Holiday at Le Mouton Rouge in Bloomington IL on Sat Dec 3. We will be there about 12:30 PM so if you are going too, we hope to see you there!

Events

Prize Drawing

Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook.

The winner is #56 Omastacee in Utah!
Congratulations!

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Plum Deluxe Tea

Tea Time Podcast

February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16


Vendor Application is here.

Registration is now open!
Amy Detjen will be teaching Brioche at the workshops.

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery Hand-Dyed Holiday Saturday Dec 3, 2016. 10-4, Bloomington IL

Needle Notes


Thank you to all who contributed mittens, hats, and cowls to Threads, Hope, and Love.

High Note Low Notes

Paula

Low/High Cracked iPhone screen

High Speed Chase scene.

Bronwyn

Low: Smaller packaging for same price.

High: Hallmark Christmas Movies

Blethering Room

Teaching knitting at Middle School.


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

Episode 266 February Retreat Information


Vendor Application is here.
Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.
This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.

2017 Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Feb 17-18, 2017 (Fri 2 PM to Sat 4 PM)


Optional Yarn Crawl/Workshop Fun Day on Thursday Feb 16 and Fri Feb 17, 2017
Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St, Washington IL, 61571 (corner of N Main and Rt 24)

·        Friday, Feb 17th Doors open at 2 PM. Dinner at 6 PM

·        Saturday, Feb 18th               Doors open at 8 AM. Retreat hours: 9 AM to 4 PM

Thursday Feb 16th    Yarn Crawl and Workshop Fun Day

Thursday Workshops require separate registration. See Workshop Registration


Vendor Application is here.

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Episode 265 Within and Wonderful Wallaby


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

At Quince & Co  we have brand new designs for fall in The Lodge Collection from designers Melissa LaBarre, Cecily Glowik McDonald and Bristol Ivy. We also have  brand new colors in Finch, Lark, and Puffin—Smoke, Canvas, Maple, Stream, and root.  www.quinceandco.com.

Knitcircus celebrates fun, a passion for knitting, and the delight of beautiful yarn.

We are always creating new colorways of our gorgeous, hand-dyed, gradient yarn.  Feliz Navidad is our most popular new colorway yet! You are invited to our Holiday Kickoff Party at the Knitcircus Studio on Nov 18 5 to 8 PM. www.knitcircus.com.


Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. I enjoy taking Craftsy classes and have learned so much while taking them at my own pace. Please click on the link in the sidebar prior to purchasing a class or supplies I receive credit for it. 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 been in touch with me in the past few weeks. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. Momdiggity who is JoAnn from Seattle, jchang020 who is Janet from Oregon, BobJKnits who is Bobby from OK, mommanik24 who is Nikki from Indy, Everettstitches who is Loretta from Washington State, kmnsw who is Kristen from Massachusetts, JameBB1975 who is from Indy, Paul29 who is Paulette from the Twin Cities (MN), and Emslittlenest from New Zealand. Welcome to all of you!

As always thank you also for the 5 star ratings and reviews on iTunes. There were 3 new reviews since the last audiocast which is very encouraging. Thank you clowe6 11/4, claussdk on 11/9, and PEBstx 11/10.

Events

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16

Episode 266 will have all the information and links to registration information.
Registration will open December 1, 2017. (earliest pm date).
All information is ready and as soon as I am finished with this podcast I will record a short episode about the retreat registration.

Amy Detjen will be teaching Brioche at the workshops.

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery Hand-Dyed Holiday Saturday Dec 3, 2016. 10-4, Bloomington IL

Hedgehog Fibers, Madeleine Tosh, Leading Men Fiber Arts, Sweet Georgia and more.

KnitVent from CuriousHandmade. 4th annual.

6 patterns, one released each week.

Alpine Sunset by Curious Handmade

Hundred Acre Wood by CuriousHandmade and Little Skein in the Big Wool

Socktacular Giveaway! Winner of Socktacular Prize

#148 Mimifan who is Mimi in Oakland CA.

Mimi wrote: Such cute giveaways. Thanks for a great podcast. Love the interspersed video casts.


Bag by PrairieBagWorks (Sue).

Hue Loco Phyllis Sock in Frost colorway. 80/20 Merino Nylon Superwash. Blues, pinks purples, greens

Sock Ruler donated by www.sockruler.com. Adult and child’s.

Stitch Markers and case by The Snarky Llama or SlapYourLlama on etsy. Keep Calm Carry On.

Surprise Random Prize Drawing from Soctober Thread. Needle Felted bag by Capi of The Yarn and I videocast #74 who is Beewing. (already claimed and mailed)

Nature Notes

Even though it isn’t feeling like November, it looks like November outside. November has a beauty of its own. Leaves are stubbornly clinging to a few of the maples and of course, the oaks as well. We’ve experienced a giant moon this past week and it was perfectly enhanced by the bare branches. For those of in the US November is wrapped up in Thanksgiving, a favorite holiday for many.

Bob took down our water feature because if we wait too long then sometimes a pipe is frozen and that gets messy. We speak from experience. We’ve harvested all the green tomatoes and have them ripening on a bench in the garage. This is the latest we have ever had our basil in the garden although it is studded with black spots.

Why does fall/Autumn have two names?

For a long time winter was the only season that had a name. Harvest became the name for what we know call fall/autumn in English.

My November Guest by Robert Frost

Needle Notes

Wonderful Wallaby by Carol Anderson/Cottage Creations

I have knitted so many of these over the years.
Our two younger boys playing in the sandbox in their Wonderful Wallabies. c1987

Wonderful Wallaby for Kids sizes 2 though 12.

Wonderful Wallaby for Grown-Ups. Finished chest 32” to 52”.

·        Based on Elizabeth Zimmermann Percentage System.

·        Sweatshirt style

·        Bottom Up Raglan with placket and button or buttons.

·        Hood, stockinette or garter.

·        Worsted weight

·        Chatty style. No schematic.

·        Booklet format. Not available as digital download. Visit Ravelry page for information.

PrairiePiper’s Wonderful Wallaby

My old tea stained copy on right and new version on left. 


PrairiePiper’s Smooth Operator Socks #3 by Susan B Anderson

Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson

Destinations Yarn Copenhagen colorway

Susan B Anderson has started her own company, Barrett Wool Co.

Barrett Wool Cowl by Susan B Anderson…free with newsletter sign up!

Book Notes

Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur. 5 Stars! 30 designs.

PS: Photography by Gale Zucker is great!

Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook.
Hudson Shawl by Shannon Cook

6 patterns 21.95 for print and digital. Patterns are available as individual downloads.

Entwine Scarf by Jane Richmond

  • Timber, a cardigan by Shannon Cook using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. Already 76 projects in 520 queues. Top down open front raglan.
  • Fireside Pullover by Jane Richmond. Cascade Ecological Wool/Bulky. Top Down in the round, shawl collar. 1,776 favorited
  • Hudson is a shawl by Shannon Cook also using 4 shades of Cascade Ecological Wool/Bulky. YarnCrayon has a beautiful one in Quince & Co Lark. Top down triangular.
  • Tread by Shannon Cook. Hat in worsted. Texture pattern. Silverbell’s Tread in Quince & Co Osprey in Glacier.
  • Woodstack Mittens by Jane Richmond. Worsted.
  • Entwine Scarf by Jane Richmond. Super Bulky.
Timber Cardigan by Shannon Cook



Enter the drawing for a free copy of Within HERE in the Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry.

Have a great week, haste ye back and hold your knitting close.
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

#9 Knitting Pipeline Extra Video Podcast


For rowing out video tutorial visit www.bluebeestudio.com, Taming Rowing Out video.

All projects I talk about are on my project page in Ravelry.

PrairiePiper

Feel free to send me a message on Ravelry with questions or post in the Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry.


Bag by PrairieBagWorks (Sue).

Hue Loco Phyllis Sock in Frost colorway. 80/20 Merino Nylon Superwash. Blues, pinks purples, greens

Sock Ruler donated by www.sockruler.com. Adult and child’s.

Stitch Markers and case by The Snarky Llama or SlapYourLlama on etsy. Keep Calm Carry Yarn.
 



Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson

Swift by Shannon Cook

Toddler Swift by PrairiePiper

Journey: A Collaboration by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Quince & Co Chickadee Sedum Colorway

Abide Shawl by Kirsten Kapur


Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur

Chromatic Cowl by Amy Detjen (free)

Maine

Indigo Dye Workshop by Karen Grover of Seven Sisters Arts.

Badges by Gail, Cottontail on Ravelry. Contact her for your own personalized badge.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Episode 264 Abide Shawl, Brioche, Eagle Crest

Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.


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

At Quince & Co  we have brand new designs for fall in The Lodge Collection from designers Melissa LaBarre, Cecily Glowik McDonald and Bristol Ivy. We also have  brand new colors in Finch, Lark, and Puffin—Smoke, Canvas, Maple, Stream, and root.  www.quinceandco.com.

Knitcircus celebrates fun, a passion for knitting, and the delight of beautiful yarn.

We are always creating new colorways of our gorgeous, hand-dyed, gradient yarn.  Feliz Navidad is our most popular new colorway yet! You are invited to our Holiday Kickoff Party at the Knitcircus Studio on Nov 18 5 to 8 PM. www.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. I enjoy taking Craftsy classes and have learned so much while taking them at my own pace. Please click on the icon in the right sidebar before purchasing a class or supplies as I receive credit for it. 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

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. KnittinNut8 who is Sue from CA.

As always thank you also for the 5 star ratings and reviews on iTunes.

Rhinebeck sightings and friends:

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Ysolda Teague

Annielights of Little Skein in the big wool, RamonaFirehorse, Melissa The Spicy Homemaker, Tammy who is DarthKnitter, Clair of NH Knits and The Woolly Thistle, Sarapomegranate of Yarns at Yin Hoo, Jadee, Andi of AndreSueKnits, Lynne from  Two Tangled Skeins, SOWaters and Diane from Knitabulls.

Events

Soctober Giveaway!

Thank you to moderator, TheaMidnight!

Sock-tacular Prize Package!

PrairieBagWorks

Enter the prize drawing here!


  • Bag by PrairieBagWorks (Sue). Adorable sheep fabric. Gray background. Features large handle and tab, 2 inside pockets, 10” fabric ruler stitched inside (trademark feature on certain types of bags) flat bottom, zippered top, key ring inside, 2 stitch markers (heart, sheep), I love knitting charm on the zipper pull. Find her on etsy PrairieBagWorks, This bag is a steel at $25 with all these extras.
  • Hue Loco Phyllis Sock in Frost colorway. 80/20 Merino Nylon Superwash. Blues, pinks purples, greens
  • Sock Ruler donated by www.sockruler.com. Adult and child’s.
  • Stitch Markers and case by The Snarky Llama or SlapYourLlama on etsy. Keep Calm Carry On.


Surprise Random Prize Drawing from Soctober Thread. Needle Felted bag by Mimers66. HudsonValleyKnits.com and video podcast.  #74 who is Beewing. Replied to post by Rohanknitter showing her Destination yarn Copenhagen skein…This skein looks gorgeous. Always love your color sense, though!

Surprise Random Drawing

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16

Registration will open soon. I am working on the details now.

Amy Detjen will be teaching Brioche at the workshops.







Nature Notes

It is so gorgeous in the woods now. There is more bright yellow in the leaves that are left on the trees. Maple trees in our neighborhood are vivid red. I just saw a goldfinch…all the males have changed to their winter colors now, drinking from our water feature just outside where I record. Usually they sit on the edge and drink from there but this one perched on a rock and sipped from the fountain. There are a lot of robins in the neighborhood. I saw a flock on my morning walk and there are some foraging outside now. The juncos are back, hopping along on the ground picking up seeds that have fallen from the feeders.l Yesterday on an afternoon walk I saw 2 butterflies! That is on October 31. One was a yellow sulphur and the other was a monarch. Good sightings but I hope that monarch keeps moving south as we could get very cold weather quite soon.

Sometimes people think that woodpeckers must get a headache or concussion when they drum or peck on trees. Fortunately for woodpeckers their skulls are spongy so to absorb pressure.

 Why Woodpeckers Don’t Get Concussions by Stephanie Pappos. Live Science.

Bird Brains: Why Woodpeckers Don’t Get Concussions by Nicole Fisher

The force of a woodpecker head-pounding can easily be a force of 1,000 times that of gravity. That would easily kill a human.

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts. –Coleman Cox

Needle Notes


Swift by Shannon Cook

Toddler Swift by PrairiePiper

Journey: A Collaboration by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Quince & Co Chickadee Sedum Colorway

Abide Shawl by Kirsten Kapur


Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur


Chromatic Cowl by Amy Detjen (free)


Brioche is like the airlines. Great when things are going well and not so good when they go bad.

I used deep deep stash with the idea that this was a learning piece but it actually turned out ok. Brioche easier to learn with two colors.

Amy gave us tips and when we had problems she was a calm troubleshooter.
Paula and Amy


Craftsy Class Brioche Made Easy with Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. Please use link in side-bar. Thanks!

Eagle Crest Retreat

Great location, acoustics good, natural light. Notes to improve next year. Dates next year are Nov 1-4.

Iceland Bound in 2017!

Debbie gives KnitCompanion tutorial


Our lovely space for knitting



Cozy corner of room with sofas and big chairs



Book Notes

Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur. 5 Stars! 30 designs.

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.