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Friday, February 4, 2011

Episode 31 Knitting in Disguise

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Quince & Co is now a sponsor of Knitting Pipeline.

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye--it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. -- Edvard Munch

For photos of "Bliz-aster" visit my personal blog, A Piper Knits.

I recommend: Cornell Lab of Ornithology   Birds of My Region  DVD   Their website and all publications are fantastic!  Project Feederwatch is a way to become involved in their research.

Needles Notes

Sofia Cowl by Jessie Dotson from One Skein Wonders: 101 Yarn-Shop Favorites.  Is it knitting or crochet?  You decide.   I knitted this one for Emily in Quince & Co Chickadee in the color Nasturtium.

Alright.  It is knitting, but wouldn't it fool a lot of people?

I used Quince & Co Chickadee (sport weight) in Nasturtium.

Suspended Bind Off that was used in the Sofia Cowl Pattern.  Thank you, Stitch Diva!

My Daybreak with Garter Border by Stephen West with Garter Border.  Daybreak is a pattern by Stephen West of Westknits Designs.
In blocking stage.

Gartery Goodness.

Increases in first section.

Norwegian Sweater Knit Along

The Most Important Thing is keeping your carries loose in the back.  You do not want the floats to pull and distort the pattern.

I used Crow, Glacier, and Storm for the wrister aka Swatch. Gauge is 6 stitches per inch.  In the sweater I am using Crow and Egret. 

I mention the following articles (I got a little carried away):
Two-Ended Knitting: A Living Tradition by Carol Rhoades
Not Just an Instruction Pattern by Ingrid Murnane
The Bestaway Gloves Today by Ann Budd
Practical Insanity: A Giddy whirl through the Pages of Weldon's Practical Needlework by Franklin Habit
The Gordon Highlanders and their Socks by Anne Berk
Classic Highlander's Balmoral Bonnett by Anne Carroll Gilmour
First Lady Grace Coolidge and the Story of the Knitted Counterpane by Kristine Byrnes

In the Piping Circle

My husband's uncle remembers the piper, Bill Millin, playing on the beach at Normandy.  Bill Millin was the personal piper to Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat.
I talked about Bill Millin's death in Episode 9 of Knitting Pipeline.

In Harmony
Dancing Feet, Kalabakan, and Itchy Fingers
Thank you to Dutch Pipes and Drums!


MachelleH said...

Paula, I LOVE your color choices in your Norwegian swatch!
Thank you as always for a great show.

AnneLena said...

I agree, the colors on the sweater are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I think ,its some mixture of color not a same color but nice.
Sport Socks

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