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Friday, October 14, 2011

Episode 62 Happy Mitten Day!

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Nature Notes Video

According to the book Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum October 14th is Mitten Day!

Charr and Bronwyn joined me today to discuss Mitten Day, Rip Van Winkle Challenge, our Fawl Shawl KAWL for AWL (Shaelyn), Ravelry tips, and oh my, we did laugh a LOT!  There is a blooper clip after the show's theme music if you want to hear our contagious laughter.  Every time I listen to it I start laughing all over again.  You can find them on Ravelry as Charr and Bronwyndp, and of course the are both active on our Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry.

Giveaway!  There will be 9 winners!

Leave a comment below with your preference for one of the apps...please also list the devices you have.

JKnit Knitting Project Assistant app for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad --

Knit Evenly Calculator for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Patterns, Projects, and Links

Our Fawl Shawl KAWL for Awl continues!  Wave 2 starts on or around October 15th.  Bronwyn and Charr are still knitting Shaelyn and others are just beginning so feel free to join the fun!

I finished my Shaelyn by Leila Raabe.  I used 2 skeins of  Quince &  Co Chickadee in the colorway Carrie's Yellow.  Main Modification was that I doubled the length of the bottom lace border and added one garter ridge at the bottom of the lace.  I also used a simple backward loop instead of M1's.

Correction on TwinsetJan's tip for lifelines from last podcast.  Use a circular needle size 0000 or thereabouts.  Also, Jan says she threads the needle through the row below after knitting back.  Thanks, Jan.  I may try it again after I find a needle in this teeny tiny size!
Ocean City Shawlette by Nancy Whitman

Bronwyn on the sunporch...wearing Ocean City Shawlette and knitting Shaelyn.

A Better Bucket by Amy Swenson

Greta by Cheri Christian

Kelley Petkun's Mitten Class  (we forgot to talk about it, but check it out for mitten basics!)

Magrathea by Martina Behm.   Intriguing pattern.  Thanks to MicheleStitches for her help!  My Magrathea Project page.

Magrathea being blocked.  Outside edge is 11 feet!

Magrathea Lace detail

Arwen Keyhole Scarf by Tabitha's Heart Design
Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie's Woolens
Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig ( I said  I had knitted this one but it really was Whisper Cardigan)
Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm

Norwegian Mittens by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Leafy Mittens by Arnhild Hillesland

Victorian Inspired Mittens by Beth Morimoto
Newfoundland Mitts by Traditional Design  (Free)  This is a wonderful mitten pattern.
Newfoundland Mitts.  Cozy and warm.

Leafy Mittens by Arnhild Hillesland

Leafy Mitten detail
Victorian Inspired Mittens by Beth Morimoto

October 15 is Wear Your Estelle Day.  (Estelle KAL)

Take a photo of yourself in your own town, workplace, home, etc.

Goldybear is going to put the collage together.  Thank you, Martha! Email your photos to

For those of you who have not finished your Estelle: Take a photo of yourself knitting on your Estelle and we will include it in the collage.
Rip Van Winkle Challenge  through November 30, 2011 

Go through your Ravelry queue to find a project that has been asleep for a long time.  Or maybe you have been asleep while others have been knitting this project.  In your Ravelry queue you can see when you put projects in your queue. 

Another mission for the overachievers out there:  go to your stash and try to find your oldest yarn and match it to an pattern in your queue. 

KA Needle Promo from Pinkfeatherknitting!
$4 off shipping for all orders.  Shipping is normally $4 for U.S./Canada and $9 International so that means Free for some of us and $5 for others.  The offer is through October 31, 2011.  Use the promo code piper at checkout.  All lower case. 

KA Needles at Pink Feather Knitting

Visit my Longaberger site to view beautiful and practical products for your home.  If your order is more than $150 be sure to place your order through me rather than the web site because you will receive an item of your choice at 1/2 price!

Haste ye back!


tashbalaz said...

What a fun episode. I loved all the ravelry tips info. I am sure there are many more features that would make rav even better that i am unaware of.

I have an ipad and an iphone.

If i won, i would love the JKnit ipad app, then second choice is the JKnit general i-app and third choice is the knit evenly app.

Thanks so much ladies.

tashbalaz on rav

Pamela said...

I ahbe an iPad, and would love a chance at the app made for this device.
Thank you for the great show - enjoy listening each week!
Pamaloo on ravelry

Nancy said...

Great ending to a very enjoyable, change-of-pace podcast! I'm a devoted Apple fan with iPad and iPhone, but it's my iPad that lives beside me when I knit. The JKnit HD for iPad would be so useful as I continue my knitting journey. Nancy (Knitting-Quilter)

Mary said...

I am reading this blog on an iPad and will go download the next podcast onto my iPhone this morning. It seems like another great episode awaits!

Happy Mitten Day to those that have and wear mittens!

Mary P aka KnitAdmin

Pamela said...

I don't have an i-pod or i-pad - Have fun with the drawing.

I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. I loved the laughter. Thank you for the many helpful ideas about Ravelry apps and the easy conversation (no talkovers) between the three of you. It makes me think I am sitting out on a porch with you.
Paula has a very easy and welcoming way of reaching out to her listeners and including everyone in a project.
I'll be looking for those Estelle photos - even the unfinished (ufo's) ones.

prymnumber said...

Ah sigh... I don't have any of the listed Apple products so I can't say my preference. I use the old school Ipod to listen to podcasts, and an Android phone for everything else. Maybe Jknit and other knitting app developers would release apps for us non-Apple users soon.

Thanks for a VERY entertaining podcast Paula!

samasa said...

Great episode! I especially found the Ravalry tips helpful. I would love to try the JApp on my iPhone. And I want to try my hand at knitting a pair of mittens! Yours were beautiful, Paula!

Teal said...

Another great episode. Love all the mitten pictures.
I own an IPad and would be thrilled to win one of the apps. My preference would be the JKnit ipad app, second choice the JKnit general i-app and third choice the knit evenly app.

Leah said...

I was fortunate to win an Ipod touch in August and have been exploring podcasts and thoroughly enjoy the Knitting Pipeline podcast! It's such a nice blend of knitting tips, patterns and music.

Although I really don't have experience with mittens as of yet, seeing the beautiful designs may inspire me to consider a pair for this winter.

I would be interested in the Knit Evenly Calculator if I'm a winner in the giveaway. Second choice would be the Knitting Project Assistant. I don't have an Ipad at this time.

rusticknitter said...

The Magrethea looks beautiful. I would love to see it ON. Any chance you would add some photos of you wearing it? thanks

Penny said...

As always a great podcast ladies! Especially liked the Ravelry geeky stuff.

Sitting here listening to it on my IPad, drinking my coffee while everyone is out. It's a nice way to spending a weekend morning.

Most definitely putting Mitten Day on my calendar. I think it is great especially having married into a Norwegian family.

Chellieanne said...

Podcast enjoyable and queue filling-thank you.

Ordered the Woodland Winter Mittens to be ready for Mitten Day next year.

Just got an iPad -please enter me in the drawing.

Beki said...

Thanks for another great episode!

I just received my first iPhone last Friday and would love to have a knitting app to try out. The JKnit sounds interesting but the Knit Evenly app would be helpful too!

BigAshDog on Rav

Lisaknits said...

An Itouch

I think the knit evenly App would be great.

ShinyNewThing said...

I have an iPad 2 and am hoping to buy an iPhone soon. I would love to have any of these apps. I had enjoyed hearing the earlier app review, very helpful. Love your podcast. Wish I lived closer so I could attend the retreat.
Best wishes,
Wanna knit

Pam said...

I enjoyed the podcast and all the giggles!

I have a ipod touch, a JKnit Knitting Project Assistant app would be great!

Thank you!

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Another great episode--I also enjoyed the Ravelry tips; I have been using the "remember and compare" feature already and will look forward to trying out the other ones. Your Shaelyn is beautiful, Paula!

I have an iPhone (no iPad yet...) and would love to try the JKnits app as my first choice, and then the Knit Evenly calculator as my second choice.

Thanks for keeping all of us informed and entertained.

Brook said...

Those apps sound really neat. My first choice would be the Jknits HD, next would be the regulat Jknits and last would be knit evenly.

Thanks for a great show.

Knitloon said...

Another great episode! I use my iPad constantly, and would love to try the Knitting Project Assistant for iPad.

scarhandpiper said...

I have an iPhone which is my constant companion when knitting (as well as every other time). I would love a chance at the knit evenly calculator.

As always, a great podcast!

Anonymous said...

I only have an ipod touch and would love to have Jknit first, then Knit Evenly. Interesting hearing all about mittens. However, I always worry about driving with gloves/mittens that don't have grips. How do you manage without them?

aka "wizzdumb" on ravelry

MiataMiMi said...

Thanks for another great podcast.
Shaelyn KAL has been so much fun.

I have an iPhone
1st choice: JKnit Knitting Proj Asst app for iPhone

2nd choice: Knit Evenly Calculator for iPhone

Thanks, MiataMiMi

blb said...

Oh, I love the Newfoundland mitts! Thanks for mentioning those--I hadn't seen them before.
This was a fun and funny episode. Thanks you three very much!
As to the knitting app, I'd love to win the Project Assistant app for my iPod touch.


BLB (on ravelry)

Martha said...

Such a happy group! Loved the laughter and "nature" notes. You're an enjoyable trio and hope we hear more of your knit togethers in upcoming episodes. The mittens are gorgeous too.


I have Ipad and Iphone - cast off from my children. I'd love to be entered in your drawing.

Carla said...

Hi- another great show- thank you !
I would love to enter the drawing- I have an iPhone and and iPad and......
I am interested in everything but the knit evenly would be my last choice- thanks

Jennifer said...

I have an iPad and iPhone. Would love any of the apps, but my preference would be the knit evenly app

Anonymous said...

Just when you think you know Ravelry, Bronwyn tells us more! Enjoyed the techy part of the podcast. I have iPhone so would enjoy trying one of Jakro software J apps...Knit Even sounds great. Well, they all do!

Lu B.

knittingbrow said...

Thanks for the podcast! I already use knit evenly and find it a great resource for me.
If I won, I'd like the JKnitHD for my iPad.

Savannagal said...

I have an iPod and would love to win the Knitting Project Assistant App. Thanks for the giveaway.

knittynurse said...

Hi, I have just purchased my first iPhone and am loving exploring the app store. I hadn't run across JKnits in my travels and would love the version for iPhone and the knit evenly app sounds amazing.

Great episode and I just started the ravelry tutorials. Thanks for the reminder to go through those. I was overwhelmed at how much more I can do with ravelry.

Julie said...

Great episode! I currently have an iPod touch and am hoping to get an iPad soon. I would love to win any of the apps! Jknit or knit evenly would be my top 2 choices.

svjanis said...

What a beautiful view while you knit! As always, I enjoyed the podcast.

JKnit Knitting Project Assistant app iPod touch

Thanks so much for the app donations!

Demetria said...

I'm a new listener and really enjoying your take on things. I loved Bronwyn's Rav tips, your friendly toe in general.
i have an iPad and an iPod ( Ihave been a Mac owner and user since 1984!) and would love either one of the apps.
Keep up the good work.
Demetria on Ravelry

Demetria said...

I actually meant friendly tone, though I'm sure your toes are friendly, too.

Cynthia said...

Another good episode although I missed the music...:)
The shaelyn shawl is very pretty...not my cup of tea with that tiny needle though.
I will be using the info on the ravelry features but I have to relisten to that part of the podcast. Thanks.
If I won, I would chose the JKnit thing for the iphone. I do not have an ipad. Thanks for podcasting for us Paula!

Anonymous said...

Paula, your Magrathea is so beautiful!
I would love to win the JKnit first or Knit evenly second for my itouch. Thank you!

Georgiedean said...

I enjoyed this episode! If I win a prize my first choice is the JKnit Knitting Project Assistant app and my second choice is the Knit Evenly Calculator, both for the iPod touch.

Moz said...

Love listening to you three chat. Great mittens. Good seeing you wearing the Shaelyn shawl. There must be an easy way to add a curve to those triangulars so they lay better.
I would be up for a JKnit Knitting Project Assistant app. I have an Itouch and an Ipad.

DBitty said...

Love the podcast!! I own both an iPad and iPhone. Any and all knitting apps would be appreciated and put to good use. Love the mittens!

Jennifer said...

I love your podcast! Just listening to you ladies made me want to join in! Thank you for a really enjoyable and informative podcast!
I have a iPhone and would like the assistant or the calculator! They would both be very useful tools!

~jane said...

Enjoy your podcast. I would love the calculator or the project assistant for my iPhone.

Caitlin said...

Hi Paula: thanks for another fine episode. Wish I could join you three for a knit and a cuppa tea. I think either the knitting project assistant ap or the knit evenly calculator would be a helpful addition to my notion bag. Hope I win!

craftyneedles said...

What a fun episode! I have an iPad and an iPhone. So, I can use any of them. Thanks for making me want to knit mittens now! I just finished a pair of fingerless mitts out of Malabrigo worsted to match a hat out of the same.

Ellie said...

Oh you guys made me laugh at the end of the episode - so fun!

I'd like any of the three apps as I have an Ipad so any of them would work for me.

Thanks so much!

simplequietwisdom on ravelry

Unknown said...

I'd love one of the apps. I have an iPod and iPad, would prefer the app for the iPad, as I use that for knitting quite a bit!

JudyAnn said...

JKnit Knitting Project Assistant app for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad---that's the one I want!
All those shawls are gorgeous!

lorrie said...

I would love to have the project assistant app. I have an ipod touch.Thanks for all the tips!

Pat said...

Now this was one fun podcast! And Bronwyn, I would love to win the Knit Evenly Calculator for my iPhone!

Patfrag - Rav

Unknown said...

What a fun show! Such lovely pictures here on the blog too. I have the JKnits Project app for my iTouch and I love it! I don't use it for everything only because I am too lazy to enter all the data but it's so handy. I hadn't seen the Knit Evenly Calculator. I'll have to check that one out!

mamieto4 said...

I LOVE my IPad(that would be my 1st. choice.) I also have an ITouch-can't get an IPhone until April.

You have a thoughtful show- very easy to listen to.


Anonymous said...

Finally getting caught up on the podcasts! Always learn something new!

I have an iPod touch and would love a chance at either JKnits Knitting Project Assistant or Knit Even. This is so exciting!

denise said...

I was out of town and was just able to listen to your podcast and it was another wonderful, informing show. I loved hearing the "extra" voices too.
I have an ipad, and itouch. I would love to be added to the drawing. My first choice would be the ipad only app, then the Jknit knitting project assistant app for all three then the Knit evenly calculator. If I don't win (sad face) I will down load them soon. Thanks again.
PS I listen from Beijing China and loved seeing your fall colors!

Anonymous said...

I have an iPad2 and would love the Project Assistant for iPad. Also my first iPhone is due to arrive by 10/28 and I would like the Knit Evenly Calculator for that. Thanks! (Love your podcast by the way.)


Anonymous said...

I missed the actual Mitten Day, but I did get out my mittens last week because we had quite a cold snap. I hope I haven't missed the giveaway, though. I have an iPod touch, and I would certainly put those apps to good use.

Thanks for the opportunity!

rav name dayartist

Judy said...

I have an iPhone and would love either app jasalmans on rav

yolan said...

really enjoy your podcast. would love a chance at winning a knitting app for my new ipad2 which iam totally addicted to. keep up the great podcast, paula. i look forward to it each week.
lannie (ravelry name)
yolan to my friends

Janice O said...

WOuld love to win the Knitting Asst for my itouch.

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful podcast. For my iPad it would be great to have the knitting app, but any would be appreciated.
Ravatar. KnittenSmitten

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the jknit or the knit evenly for my itouch.

Fantastic mittens! Here in Houston we're still close to 90 degrees. Hard to think about knitting mittens right now...
knitoncloudstreet on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula
I'm catching up on listening to your podcasts and hope I'm not too late to enter the giveaway. I have an iPod touch and would love the JKnit for the iPod touch. I have really enjoyed all the guests you have had on lately and your product reviews are very timely and informative. Thanks!
mnquilter on ravelry
Amy to everyone else :-)

Anonymous said...

I currently use my Numbers spreadsheet to track my knitting project. It would be wonderful to have an application designed for that purpose. I would like to win the JKint HD Project Assistant for iPad.

BleedingHeart on ravalry

Anonymous said...

Hopefully this isn't a duplicate comment! I love your podcast Paula. I would be happy to win either the app for the iphone or the ipad - I have both. My second choice would be the Evenly app. My Ravelry ID is LisaInND



Hoversew on Ravelry said...

I'm an Apple product junkie and love knitting apps! I have an iPad and iPhone and use knitting apps on both. Thanks for a great podcast!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to get a Rav messages from Bronwyn letting me know I won the Knit Even App. Very exciting...and a really great app for my iPhone. Thank you, this is a first for me to win something from a podcast!

aka LuciaKnits

iPad Mini Smart Case said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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