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Friday, January 6, 2012

Episode 72 Black-Eyed Peas

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Thank you to everyone who helped me find a copy of Knitting Triangles by Evelyn Clarke!    These Pipeliners also offered to send me a copy out of the sheer goodness of their hearts: Diane/Citronlady, Smurphy=Sarah, Nancy in Holland MI, Kimberly of the SockBunnyKnit andFit Podcast. I accepted the first offer from Diane. 

I read a Pipeliner Note from Mildred, age 13.  I hope to meet Mildred someday.

Nature Notes
We are experiencing an irruption year in Illinois.  Irruption means "to increase irregularly."
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Needle Notes

Piper’s Journey will be published by Quince & Co. at the end of January.  Piper's Journey is a crescent-shaped shawl with a not too lacy border.

Materials are 3 skeins of Quince & Co Chickadee.
I am looking for a few test knitters to try out this pattern right away.  I will email pattern to you.  Please contact me by email  The first 5 to respond will be accepted.  You do not have to use the yarn that is recommended for the pattern.

Marcella’s e book by Gina Bonomo aka Skeincocaine  $20 for book.  $5 individual pattern.

I forgot to put in short rows!  Woe is me.  This may haunt me forever.
I made a label with counted cross stitch fabric and embroidery floss.  Stitched to hem on inside.

Ravelry Tip:  You can favorite posts in discussion groups on Ravelry.  I like to save posts with good information that I might want to reference later.

My nephew produced a clever video featuring the bed he made and Woodturner Pully.  The house where this film was made was built by my dad in the 1960’s.  The watercolor paintings on the walls are by my dad.  Dad made the lamp and the small table.  And yes, that’s my little mom with my nephew!

In the Pipeline:
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
10 Stitch Twist by Frankie Brown
Island at War.  WWII in the Channel Islands (fictitious island for the film)
There is a group for Downton Abbey lovers on Ravelry.  And a Hat in an adult and baby version! Downton Abbey Hat
Listening to:
The Blethering Room

Cocoa Blocks from King Arthur Flour site.

Tip from Jacques Torres (Mr. Chocolate)
When making hot chocolate, bring milk to a boil first to melt the chocolate and then bring it to a second boil.  The second boil makes the chocolate extra rich and creamy.

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest


Nancy said...

Hi Paula,
This podcast was one of the best ever! (But they are all good!) I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jane said...

Hi Paula,
As always I enjoyed the podcast. I wondered if you would talk about Snowy Owls. Some have been sighted in Nebraska and Iowa also. Our local newspaper ran an article on the sightings. The local raptor center is asking anyone in southeast Nebraska who sees a snowy to report it. The center is concerned the birds who are this far south may be weak, sick, or injured. I'm hoping to see a snowy owl this winter but also hoping they are able to remain healthy. Like you if I see one, I'll be moved to tears.

Congratulations on having your pattern published. It looks lovely.

Prairie Poet - Jane

AnneLena said...

Paula, as always you put a big grin on my face and lighten my heart. Congrats on getting published.

PeaceofYarn said...

Your Pipers Journey shawl looks gorgeous! I can't wait till the pattern is out. Thanks so much for yet another enchanting podcast!

Susan B. Anderson said...

Paula - your nephew looks like he is a lot of fun! Your mom is adorable and how proud she must be of your dad's beautiful work and to get to live in the house he built in the 60's is amazing. What a great video! Your sweater is gorgeous and it appears to fit him perfectly. Plus, he seems to love it!

Loved the episode, thank you. When you said you would cry if you saw a Snowy Owl I thought that was just about the cutest thing I have ever heard. I know that kind of feeling of excitement so well. The first time I went to NYC I was so excited to see the Statue of Liberty as we were descending to land that I actually had tears that ran down my face. That's the same kind of thing.....

Take care and you are so appreciated.
xo, susan

Kathleen Kibblehouse said...

Fabulous podcast Paula - as always. Congrats on having your pattern accepted by Quince. I can not WAIT to knit this! Although I've not seen a snowy, I did see a couple of brown owls on my New Years trip through OK to Dallas. It was a thrill since I usually only see hawks on the highway wires and trees. We plan to start eagle watching over in IL - maybe this weekend. It's our favorite winter picnic. Miss you lots and can't wait for retreat. Kath

deirdre said...

Your wonderful nature notes lifted me from urban southern California freeway noise to the quiet of a winter meadow preparing itself for the rare visit of the regal snowy owl.
Your podcast is a treasure and has inspired me to take up knitting after 15 years!
Thank you,

Nancy/Aizome said...

Hi Paula! Sweet letter from Mildred. And your nephew is in Germany now? I hope he's going to visit the Wollmeise shop for you! Interesting info on the snowy owl. We are now on the watch for one. Very pretty shawl you designed. Thank you for the enjoyable episode!

rusticknitter said...

Love the bed video and the Edgar Guest New Year poem! thanks!

Marissa said...

Thanks for the tip on Island at War. I started watching and have watched the first 3 episodes this afternoon and will hopefully finish it up tonight, or tomorrow. It's really great! It filled in until Downton Abbey Sunday!

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