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American Master: John Muir in the New World is airing on PBS starting Monday April 18th. John Muir is one of my heroes and I have been looking forward to this 90 min documentary for weeks. April 21st is John Muir Day. He was born on April 21, 1838. Thank him when you visit a National Park. I recommend his written works, especially My Boyhood and Youth.
|Mr. Pileated Woodpecker eating dinner on a log.|
|Off he goes!|
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. --John Muir
Fix It Notes
|WoolenWarrior's sock with Kid Silk Haze foot reinforcement. She learned the trick from Cat Bordhi.|
The Blethering Room
Charr and Bronwyn joined me in The Blethering Room to talk about what we learned at Camp KIP. Bronwyn's Little Guy, who is a precocious toddler, is in the background with his happy play sounds.
On the way to Camp we ate at Cowan's in Washington MO, home of Mile High Pie.
We stopped at Bah!Yarns in Washington MO. Beth has a lovely shop. She has a Ravelry Group, too. I am guessing she has been busy listening to podcasts this week. Hello, Beth!
We met our housemates, Saige and StevieBee. StevieBee knits miniature animals. She has a whole case of this little critters. Check out her designs on Ravelry. Stevie gave one of these little turtles to each of the Little Lodge Ladies.
I'll be posting more Camp KIP photos on my personal blog http://www.apiperknits.blogspot.com/.
Bronwyn finished her Esker Scarf by Jen May and started on Daybreak by Stephen West.
Charr worked on Slip Stitch Cable Socks from The Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch. She also started on the Schieffelin Point Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborne which she is making in Chickadee from Quince & Co in the color Snap Pea.
I took my Norwegian Sweater along but did not work on it. I worked on my Eye of Partridge Socks and started a shawl Sugar is Sweet by Rose Beck. This is part the Be Mine Shawl Collection by Rose Beck and I will soon be reviewing the e-book on the show.
In our goodie bags were two patterns by the wonderful Knit Girllls. Their video podcast is terrific! Laura designed Little Bit Socks for the skein of sock yarn that TurtlePurl made for Camp KIP. Beautiful! Charr and I are going to make the socks. Leslie designed the Litmus Lace Shawl, a triangular shawl that will help you decide whether you like knitting shawls...like a litmus test. Remember high school chemistry? Laura is also called LaLa and is THE LaLa of LaLa's Simple Shawl which came up during our Garter Stitch Thread several months ago.
I am more eager than ever to knit the Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart after seeing Mary wearing her lovely version. There are too many shawls to knit!
There is a Daybreak KAL (Knit Along) in the Camp KIP thread on Ravelry. If you are in the KAL and are new to the podcast you might want to listen to Episodes 30 and 31 for tips on knitting this fantastic shawl. My project notes are here with more here. Yes, I've knitted two Daybreaks, back to back.
Estelle KAL/Knit Along
On May 1 we will start our Estelle KAL. Next week I will talk about swatching for your project. It is time to order your Lark from Quince, get your needles ready, and buy the pattern. I'm so glad we have so many who are joining in. Welcome to those who have found us through Quince!
Music is from Musica Pacifica's album Dancing in the Isles. http://www.magnatune.com/.
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Haste ye back!