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Knitting Pipeline Retreat!
We still have room for you!
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.
Make check payable to Paula Emons-Fuessle
Knitting Pipeline Retreat
PO Box 549
Washington IL 61571
I read a letter from Dorothy about her wonderful mother and how she knitted until her recent death.
Nature NotesStitch Markers from Kim Ogle. www.ogledesign.etsy.com
Karin says that Bertie the Bat is back!
I’m still on the watch for the snowy owl. Thanks to everyone who has sent me information. There was a clip on the NBC evening news onWed Feb 1.
Tomorrow I may be going on a snowy owl expedition to Emiquon. I think time is running out.
Needle NotesI’ve been proactive about my sock knitting lately.
- Choose yarn that will wear well. What are your favorite hard wearing sock yarns?
- Knit to a tight gauge
- Close fit (negative ease)
- Smooth skin (bring on the lotion!)
Tips from Clara Parkes in Vogue:
- Look at your socks. See what areas are wearing out. When you come to these areas in your knitting go down a needle size.
- Turn socks inside out. Thread a blunt needle with your sock yarn and run it through the purl bumps on the wrong side. I took this a step further by making horizontal rows with mohair-silk blend.
|Inside of sock showing pre-darned area.
First thread is sticky. Do this one thing for your wrist pain.Joshua Tucker specializes in the elimination of carpal tunnel pain and symptoms.
The Blethering Room
Piper’s Journey KAL
We will start as soon as the pattern is released by Quince & Co. I hope this will be in the next week!
In the PipelineDesigned a cowl in 2 yarn weights and going for a 3rd. I enjoy wearing it.
On the Home Stretch on Ten Stitch Twist by Frankie Brown.
Spectra by Stephen West with 2 Knit Lit Chicks Podcast.
I bought bulky yarn to make Lee Bernstein’s OhSo Hat
Downtown Abbey! Now has its own thread on our Knitting Pipeline Ravelry Group
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
Zombies Don’t Cry: Book One in a Living Dead Love Story. By Rusty Fischer Yes, my first zombie teen fiction.
The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within. William C. Bryant
I didn't have time to get music on the show this week. I am looking for snowy owls!
Haste ye back!