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Friday, January 20, 2012

Episode 74 Hitchhiking Out of the Dog House

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This show is sponsored by Quince & Co, Ewe-nique Yarns in Morton IL, and The Fiber Universe.
Quince & Co
 If you are looking to support American goods, then you can start with Quince & Co with their beautiful and reasonably priced wools sourced in the US.  Check out Finch, their new fingering weight in colors inspired by nature.

Ewe-nique Yarns is a full-service yarn shop located at The Field Shopping Center in Morton IL.  Among the items they carry are a full line of Addi needles, Chiagoo, and Knit Picks.  They also stock Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Frog Tree. Elsabeth Lavold, Debbie Bliss, Claudia Handpainted, Louisa Harding, Rowan, Sublime and dozens more. Debbie and Jenny are happy to ship to Pipeliners. 

The Fiber Universe in downtown Peoria is the newest sponsor for our Knitting Pipeline Retreat and the show. Located in the Contemporary Arts Center on Water St, The Fiber Universe is part of the revitalization of the riverfront.  The Fiber Universe offers spinning wheels, carders and equipment from Ashford! In addition to a selection of yarns from Cascade, Plymouth, Universal, Skacel, Kauni, Pagewood Farms, Claudia Hand Painted Yarns, Jojoland, and Three Irish Girls The Fiber Universe is proud to offer local fibers and products.  Visit their home page at
My knitting friends Bronwyn (Bronwyndp) and Sarah (MotherEarthKnits) join me in today's episode.   
I enjoy your feedback, comments on the blog, and questions.  Feel free to write to me at or on Ravelry as PrairiePiper.
Corrections from last week’s show:
  • I bought my Kindle2 in 2010 not 2009
  • Maine Morning Mitts has k2 p1 ribbing
Needle Notes and In the Pipeline
FO: Tea Bags Basket by  Knitvana 
FO: Touch Phone Mitts 

Play Ball! by Dagny Heidig
We mention The Knit Knit Café Podcast and Abby knitting conductive thread into her mitts.
Bronwyn is test knitting Piper’s Journey.  It should be published by Quince & Co around the end of January or so.  And yes, we are doing a KAL on our Board!   Details will be on the Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry.
FO: Textural Healing Shawl by Shannon Squire 
Flying Geese Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Emily wearing her Kilkenny Cowl as a shrug.
FO: Hitchhiker by Martine Behm
Ten Stitch Twist Blanket by Frankie Brown
The Blethering Room

Sarah tells the story of a Make Up Skein of Yarn.

We suggest Sarah do a Ravelry Advanced Search to find ideas for using her new ball of bulky yarn.
We answer a question from a listener, k4charlotte.  When is a beginner knitter no longer a beginner?  How do you know when you are an intermediate knitter or when you should back away from a pattern because you'd be in too deep?
Sarah answers part of this question with a quote from the Mason-Dixon Knitting Book.

High Notes
Bronwyn:  Music Together (music classes for babies and toddlers)
Sarah: Sledding
Paula: DVR’s and the freedom of watching a show when you want to!
Low Notes
Bronwyn: Laptop power sources (failures)
Paula: when you think you have recorded a show and you haven’t
A BIG HIGH NOTE is Our retreat!  We still have room for you! 
Knitting Pipeline Retreat
March 2-3, 2012 (Friday night and all day Saturday)
Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N Main St., Washington IL 61571
$50 for all or $40 for Sat only.  Includes Fri nite meal, light breakfast on Sat, and Saturday lunch.
Just let us know if you plan to camp out at the church with head camp counselor Bronwyn. (Friday night only)
Make check payable to Paula Emons-Fuessle
Mail to:
Knitting Pipeline Retreat
PO Box 549
Washington IL 61571
Haste ye back!


Michele M said...

Hello, I normally don't comment on knitting blogs, but I listened to your latest podcast (episode 74) and found it extremely helpful. Thanks for addressing the use of Ravelry's advanced search, as I found some clearance yarn at Hobby Lobby that I was unsure about. I have two separate friends that are expecting babies around the same time in August, and this will be a great way to find projects for them. I always enjoy listening to your show. Thanks again, Michele (fiberlunatic on Ravelry)

lmp said...

Hi my names Laura ( lauramag on Rav ) i am new to your show and love it, it's like having a coffee morning with friends .

TheProjectBag said...

Hi Paula!
I've listened almost since the beginning, but have never gotten in touch. I had some computer issues and have lost many episodes that I hadn't listened to yet. So.. I am now catching up. I'm on episode 44, and am working my way forward. I enjoy each and every episode, both as a knitter and nature lover. I feel closest to God when I'm surrounded by His Creation! I also appreciate your detailed shownotes, and the beautiful music is the pefect way to close the show. I listen mostly while knitting in my favorite chair. I also am the mother of sons, so the episode where you shared that you found BB holes in the closet wall made me laugh out loud, as I could imagine one of mine doing something like that!

Blessings to you!

Ana said...

Wow! I can't believe Bronwyn finished that Maluka so fast!! It took me awhile just to get the rhythm of the lace border, especially that unusual 'lifted' stitch detail. I'm doing the Maluka for some relaxed "me" knitting and I'm taking my time, but I still couldn't believe she whipped that out in such a short time! You go girl.

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