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Friday, November 4, 2011

Episode 65 Small Sweaters

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 Pipeliner Notes

 A correction in last week’s episode.  The site for rescuing macramé owls is  The link was correct in the show notes but I made it plural when I said it on the podcast.  My apologies to all macramé owls out there and their rescuers. 

 Deaf Smith, Laurel’s Kitchen, The Moosewood Cookbook were classic cookbooks in the 70's and 80's.

In my oven today:  Whole Wheat Bread, Homemade Granola, and
Baked Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal from the food blog Perfecting the Pairing.  I substituted raisins for chocolate chips. 

Nature Notes

Satu mentioned that bats carry rabies and that is true. If you see a bat behaving strangely then beware. 

A hawk posed for me and I still had trouble identifying it.  A Cooper's Hawk is about the size of a crow and has a rounded tail.  The Sharp-shinned hawk is smaller and has a squared off tail.

3 Bird ID resources, 2 pair binoculars, and two cameras...and still not sure of the hawk.  Pathetic!
Can you see him?  Almost in the middle of the photo on the dead log with his back to me.  I could finally see that the tail was rounded.  (This was the following day.)

Sent to me by Goldybear:

Nature XXVII, Autumn

by Emily Dickinson
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

Needle Notes
Nellie by Donna Higgins. Still lacking the crochet flowers and buttons.  I'm working on it.  Those shoes belonged to my grandmother when she was a toddler.  They are 110 years old.

Nellie by Donna Higgins 
Purchase pattern at Stitches Midwest 2010 and the yarn is Knit Picks Organic Cotton. 
Calls for Sublime Organic Cotton DK
The only difficult part of this sweater is the crocheted flower closure.  Difficult for me, that is.
My project page is here.

I did the crochet flowers by myself!  Charr is going to be proud of me!  I did it a little differently than the instructions indicated and will share on the next episode.

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys
My project page is here.

Free Pattern. Top down raglan with running strands that make a pattern on the yoke, cuffs, and bottom. 
If I knit this pattern again I would probably add another button hole on the yoke and then not put buttons below that. 
Heart buttons are so cute!

 In The  Pipeline 

  • Afterthought Heel Hiking Socks using pattern by Laura Linneman
  • Nubby Noro Mittens, actually have finished.
  • Crescent Shawl Left to my Own devices
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Rip Van Winkle Challenge

 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.

A new thread on the Knitting Pipeline Podcast Group on Ravelry will open up November 15-Nov 30 for Prize Patrol.

Product Review 

The Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes: the Yarn Lover’s Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks that fit well, Feel great, and last a lifetime.
Heartily recommended!

Hint of Dawn from the album Hope by Kendra Spring.


Tammi said...

Love your podcast! I just listened to this episode while knitting my first ever shawl. It was a delightful knitting time to have yarn in my hands and listen to your podcast. Thank you for the time and energy you devote to making this podcast happen! I look forward to future episodes! Thanks again!

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anonymous said...

Which iBird apps do you use? I went to the App store and there appear to be several. Thank you, Paula.


Wendy said...

Paula, You are a national treasure! Do you feel like you've created a very very large but sweet and manageable sweet monster?

I am glad to have gotten to your blog today because it's a wonderful thing as well as your podcast. I own tattered copies of Vegetarian Epicure, first and second, and numberous of Molly's Katzen's books, all still used, including the vintage ones. Don't forget the Silver Palate! Baked oatmeal for breakfast today.

My boyfriend thought bird feeders were self cleaning. (Between the two of us, we have quite a few).

You remind me of what's important in life (knitting, creating, and nature, of course). I listen to you as I drive between patients as a home care occupational therapist.

All the best!

Wendy , spinsjal on Ravelry

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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.