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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Episode 316 Arched Gussets, Norwegian Fir


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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




Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Episode 315 Odette Hoodie Times Two


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

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Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our newest Pipeliners who have said hello to us on the Welcome thread or to me in a personal message. Dbendel who is Deidre from Idaho.  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.

Last week: Video Episode on my sewing machine and irons.

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.

Mittens for Maine (and Eagle Crest) Mary of Knitting Dish podcast.


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

Ravelry Tip:

Filter projects: Helpful, favorited, Friends, Groups.


Almondine by Anne Hanson

Needle Notes

These will look a lot better in September when I can put them on two little girls.

4 year size

18 mo

Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge


·        Size 18 months and 4 years (goes up to 6 yr)

·        Quince & Co Lark Pomegranate

·        US Size 7 (4.5 mm) needle

·        Converted cardigan to pullover.

·        Knitted in the round instead of flat. Account for extra stitches on selvedges.

·        Pompom, tassle, or nothing?

Leaf Top Baby Hat by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits. Quince & Co Lark, Pomegranate.


Tranquil Mist by Cindy Garland


When to abandon a project?

Was not enjoying the lace pattern. Tedious. Not looking forward to knitting on it. #1 MDK rule: Knitting is supposed to be fun!

Other shawl patterns, some with with beads?

Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark. Place beads instead of nupps?

Elemental Things Shawl by Helen Stewart

Annis by Susanna IC. Crescent shape.

In The Pipeline

Knitting

Arched Gusset Mitten by Purl Soho

Indigo Frost by Isabelle Kraemer. Quince & Co Lark

Reading

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (audible). #10 Inspector Gamache series. It pains me to only give it 3 stars.

Miss Mary’s Daughter by Diney Costelo. 4 stars

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


A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. Historical fiction based on painting by Andrew Wyeth. Five Stars.

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
Haste ye back!

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