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Friday, September 3, 2010

Episode 11 Elizabeth Writes On

Have you ever thought of starting your own online business. Sign up for your own Longaberger website for free!  Ask me for details.

Emptyknitster's turkeys with a visitor.  Hilarious blog post!

The main topic is when to persevere with knitting and when to shift gears.  See my Ravelry Projects Pages for links to patterms.  I am also starting a thread on Knitting Pipeline Podcast group on Ravelry so you can leave your suggestions.
Easy lace shawls for beginners:
  • Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi Shawl
  • Elizabeth Zimmermann's Stonington Shawl
  • Summer Flies by Donna Griffin (Free Pattern)
  • Multnomah by Kate Flagg  (Free Pattern)
  • Truly Tasha by Nancy Bush  (Free Pattern)  Truly for beginners.
  • Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl by Cheryl Oberle
  • Wool Peddler's Shawl by Cheryl Oberle.  One of my favorites! 
Shawl patterns but not lacey
  • Mara
  • Wool Weaver's Mini Shawl
  • Fernwood Farm  (Paula's recipe)

Cindy's knitting tip was to use the plastic closures that come on bread bags to anchor your cast on tail.  This will keep you from accidentally knitting with it.  I suggest using an old pair of scissors to trim off the rough edges (the photo shows just how rough mine were.)
The plastic clip also works great as a bobbin for crochet cotton for life lines.
It takes up a lot less room in your knitting bag than a big ball of crochet cotton.
 I reviewed the Sept/Oct issue of Piecework Magazine.

The EZ Challenge for the month of August was that we set a goal to memorize a knitting technique that would improve our knitting.  The prize is a Longaberger tote in Botanical Fields. Among the techniques were:
  • Weaving/Kitchener Stitch (4)
  • Knitting backwards(2)
  • Continental Knitting
  • Knitted i-cord
  • Sock heel technique
  • Seaming (2)
  • Charts
  • Sewn bind-off (2)
  • Russian Bind off
  • Mattress Stitch
  • Steeking
  • Spindle spinning
  • Colorwork
  • Provisional crochet cast on
 The winner, chosen by Random Number Generator, is Pearlsgrand!  Please contact me with your mailing information.  Congratulations!

Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums will be performing at the Celtic Highland Games in Davenport IA on September 18th in Centennial Park.

"Let me warn you that a genuine interest in knitting can keep you fascinated, eagerly pursuing it, and never satisfied through a lifetime."  Rose Wilder Lane.


Emptyknitster said...

Thanks so much for the mention! I'm about to make another entry, so for future reference...take a look at the entry on August 31, 2010!

I love listening to the podcast. Paula, thank you so much for all your work.

Happy knitting!

KrisW said...

love the to view the correlating blog. looking forward to the next episode! :)

Kris in New Hampshire

Karen said...

Love your podcasts!!!! Just started listening. The music and topics are so calming and educational as well.

Cindy said...

Hum, I use them with the yarn locked into the grove. Whatever works for you!
: )

Paula said...

Cindy, I locked it into the groove also. The photo shows the life line thread. It could be done both ways.

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