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

Friday, July 30, 2010

Episode 5 & 6 Perseverance is Key

Butterfly Blether

Here are a few sites with information about butterflies and their host plants.  Plants and butterfly species will vary by geographic region so you might want to do your own search.

The Butterfly Site

The Butterfly Website

Black Swallowtail "Fat Guys"...soon headed for pupation stage.

Parsley plant after being eaten by Black Swallowtail larvae.  They rarely kill a plant.  It has already started to recover.
Dutch Pipes and Drums, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Track 5 of In Harmony: The Bells of Dunblane by PM Robert Mathieson

Crochet Thread #10 is great for lifelines!  Anchor by tying a stitch marker on each end.

Franklin's Harem need names.

Leave a message here or on the Ravelry Board if you are interested in the skeins of laceweight wool from Old Maiden Aunt in West Kilbride, Scotland.  I will leave this open for 2 weeks to give everyone a chance to enter the drawing.  List your color preferences.

  • Moody (blue)
  • Bracken (light green) 
  • Rose  (This one is already wound into a ball)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Episode 2 Charting Your Way

I explain how I prepare a chart for knitting.

I finished Brandywine in the "Ribbit" colorway from The Woolen Rabbit.

Shalom (free pattern by Meghan McFarlane) was finished once, maybe twice, then frogged. I coin a new word for knitters:  Frufo.  A finished project that has been frogged.  (Frogged + UFO)
Cascade Ecological Wool is a bargain.
Schoolhouse Press has a nice large chart keeper.
McCallum pipes!
Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums

Recipe for Salmon
The Rub: 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp paprika

The Sauce:
1 Stick butter, softened
3 to 4 TBSP fresh basil, chopped
3 to 4 TBSP chopped green onion
freshly squeezed lime juice to taste.  I use about 2 TBSP

This is way more butter than you need but it is good leftover on sandwiches.  Easily halved.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Episode 1 Vegemot, Multnomah, Kjaellingsjal, and Brandywine Shawl

A wild male turkey pays us amorous visits.

I talk about finished projects:

Vegemot published in the blog Hespetre.

Multnomah by Kate Flagg

And current projects:

Brandywine Shawl by Rosemary Hill

Woolen Rabbit Harmony Sock Yarn

I talk about how to make your own sprouts for healthful eating.

Product Review: Portable Mini Spin Dryer

by The Laundry Alternative.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Episode 00--Denmark is my Knitting Home

I've been knitting and learning steadily since 1974.  I think I have some things to share with the knitting world out there.  I hope you join me in this podcasting journey.  Your feedback is welcome.

I've been thinking about producing a podcast ever since I started listening to them about 2 and a half years ago.  On May 26 a catalyst of some kind must have blown through here.  I knew it was time to start learning all I could about podcasting.

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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.