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Friday, September 24, 2010

Episode 14 The Stealth Approach to Socks

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Correction:  Shelridge Farm Yarns is based in Ontario.

Nature Notes

I read a letter from Ursula about crow providing "cable tv" watching for her cats. I warned Ursula that crows do not forget and we should not cross them. That started me thinking about my crow prejudice.  I can say I appreciate them more, but I am still not fond of them.  Crows are intelligent.  The crow in the video is a type of crow found on a Pacific island, not the crows we have here in the Midwestern U.S.

Crow adapting a tool video.

On the Intelligence of Crows

Ravelry Notes
There are going to be some quick tips once in a while on Ravelry features. I talk about benefits of having Ravelry "Friends".  Feel free to add me as a friend.  By adding friends you can keep track of friends' blog postings and what they are putting into their queues, favorites, and stashes.  You can also personalize your Friend Activity so you only see one or more categories.  Check out your "neighbors" to find others who share your patterns and finished projects.

Check out a new podcast The Ramblin' Ambler.

In the Piping Circle
We had a visit from our Australian piper and honorary band member, Mervyn.

Needle Notes
Finished Project:  Hurdy Gurdy Cardigan by Lynda Gemmell from the book Baby "V' Top Down v Neck Cardigans for Preemie to 18 Months.  ISBN 978-0-9735657-2-0

The Blethering Room
Two listeners, Paula and Diane, independently help me develop the Double S method to approach sock knitting:  Sport Weight and Stealth.  Stealth means knitting just a few rows at a time, at stolen moments.  Eventually a sock will be finished.  Knitting in sport weight yarn will be easier on the hands with my loose gauge.  I have not made any promises on when I will start this program

Wendy Johnson's Pattern for Sport Weight Toe-Up Socks with Gusset Heel

Pipeliner Stephanie wrote a delicious letter to Sock Knitting!  So funny and clever.  Thank you!

Music Bonus
Dutch Pipes and Drums In Harmony CD available for purchase.  This is one of my favorite tracks on the CD.
The Sands of Kuwait--Track 2

A Perfect Basket for your Knitting!
This Wednesday (9/29) our online special is an amazing deal!  $92  now $49!  Handwoven in the U.S.A.  Currently not able to ship overseas. Available only from noon to midnight on my website

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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.