Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Episode 77 Short Rows and Spirals

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Be sure to leave a comment below to enter the drawing for a skein of Dowager Countess from Roman Hills.  If you have problems leaving a comment try being "anonymous" but be sure to leave contact information of some kind!

This show is sponsored by Quince & Co, Peddler’s Way Quilt Co, and The Fiber Universe.

The folks at Quince & Co believe that businesses can be good citizens—should be good citizens—without making too much a fuss about it. So, they have created a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns spun from American wool or sourced from overseas suppliers who grow plants, raise animals, or manufacture a yarn in as earth- and labor-friendly a way as possible. Find them at www.quinceandco.com and while you are there, sign up for their free e-newsletter.
Peddler’s Way Quilt Shop is a sponsor of our show and our knitting Pipeline Retreat, March 2-3, 2012 in Washington IL.  The shop is located just about a mile from our retreat location just off the historic Washington Square.  Peddler’s Way Quilt Shop is practically at the back door of those of you staying at The Cornerstone Inn Bed and Breakfast.  On the second floor of this 6,000 sq ft store is a fiber corner with an array of fine quality yarns, books, and needles. 

The Fiber Universe in Peoria IL  provides quality products, service and instruction for fiber enthusiasts. They stock yarn from Cascade, Plymouth, Skacel, Three Irish Girls, Kauni, Jojoland, Claudia Handpaints, and more.  Fibers for spinning and felting are available from local farms.  The Fiber Universe accepts orders over the phone and offers free shipping on orders over $50.  Check out their website, www.thefiberuniverse.com or give them a call today at 309.673.5659.
I enjoy your feedback, comments on the blog, and questions.  Feel free to write to me at Paulaef@aol.com or on Ravelry as PrairiePiper.
Knitting Pipeline Retreat!
Bronwyn the Brave is keeping a list of those registered for the retreat.  The list is posted on our Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry.
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: Mail to: Knitting Pipeline Retreat, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571

Pipeliner Notes
Dorothy’s letter last week struck a chord with many listeners. 
Chris left a message about her sighting of a barn owl.
Karebot has a great conversation starter.  What would you do during a zombie apocalypse? 
A correction from last week’s show: (Thank you spinsjal!)  Joshua Tucker is a massage therapist, NOT a physical therapist.  Read Wendy’s note on our board with another side to the issue.
Nature Notes
Last Friday we awoke to dense fog which was not an auspicious beginning to our Snowy Owl Expedition.  Well, maybe it was.  We made it to the Emiquon Wetland Preserve and saw quite a few American Bald Eagles.  We also saw Snow Geese!  There were thousands of them flying in ribbons as far as we could see down the waterway.
Funky and Aizome did see Snowy Owls in Minnesota!  I have not given up yet and there is always next year.
Featured Nature writer: John Madson Where the Sky Began: Land of the Tallgrass Prairie. 1982

Poem found in the front of John Madson's book...
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
 One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do
 If bees are few.
Emily Dickinson

Needle Notes

Yarn recommendations for socks (that will wear well).
Traci (4 girls) Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, Woolen Rabbit Harmony, Opal
Prairiepoet:  Blue Moon Fiber Lightweight Socks that Rock
For the record, I have tried duplicate stitch (Swiss Darning) and do not like it for the tight gauge of socks.
I read a letter from JudyBee who is knitting Kevlar into her bullet proof socks!  Even Charlene Schurch was impressed!
Ten Stitch Twist by Frankie Brown took a little over a month to knit using stash yarn.

May I say how much I love my joins?


Spirals are soothing and relaxing even when there are short rows involved. Project notes are here.
Blanket measures 42” across and I figure it is about a sweater’s worth of worsted weight yarn.
The Blethering Room
Article about Pam Allen 

Piper’s Journey KAL begins!  The pattern is available at Quince & Co. in the Scarves, etc.  The whole collection is stunning!  Tag your Piper's Journey shawls for the KAL as pipersjourneykal.  Thank you for your support of my first published design!



In the Pipeline
Oops from last week!  I have done more cowls than I thought.  Kilkenny Cowl by Pam Allen is one of Emily’s favorites. 

Spectra by Stephen West.  2 Knit Lit Chicks KAL

Watching…
Downtown Abbey…we have a giveaway from Roman Hills!  They have a stunning and very clever Downton Abbey Line with colorways named for the characters.  Leave a comment below to be entered into a drawing for a skein of the Dowager Countess.  What is a weekend?  Thank you, Roman Hills!  You have until Feb 21 to leave a comment.
Listening:
The Paris Wife by Paula MacClain.  I’m falling behind in podcast listening.
Reading:
Finished Zombies Don’t Cry: Book One in a Living Dead Love Story.  By Rusty Fischer  Last week I said it was funny.  Right after that it was not so funny.  It was sad.
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear Book 2 in Maisie Dobbs series.
Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A  Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese.  Recommended by Alisonc.
Bob Dylan was inspired by the Robert Burns tune featured at the end of this episode.  It is sung by Shira Kammen from A Celebration of Robert Burns.  www.magnatune.com
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That’s sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.

Thanks for listening!  Haste ye back!

Remember to leave contact information (Ravelry name, email, blog) in your comment so you are eligible for the drawing of the Dowager Countess from Roman Hills!

117 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oooo oooo! Yarn giveaway! Me me!! ;-) Thanks for hosting a giveawa, Paula.

Katie (gumbygoogoo)

memphish said...

Roman Hills has so many lovely colorways. What a generous giveaway. The Dowager Countess is my favorite Downton-ian. Can't wait to get started on my Piper's Journey. I have the perfect recipient for it.

Holli
(Memphisholli on Ravelry)

Carla said...

I have been looking at this yarn. I love it all. Of course adore DA - Love work on Monday if only for the DA talk!

lakchi said...

Lakchi on Raverly
Love the Mary colorways! your shawl is beautiful can't wait to get started on it. I also took your recommendation on the movie last podcast "My life so far" My husband and I really enjoyed. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful episode! I am also looking forward to the Piper's Journey KAL. The pattern is gorgeous.

Hollyknitsabit on Ravelry

bluesbee said...

Yes--those are fine joins on that blanket, Paula! The little glints of silver in the Dowager yarn are brilliant.

Congratulations on your first published pattern--it looks like an enjoyable and relaxing knit--beautiful!

Deb (bluesbee)

pmack17 said...

Love the violet colors in the Dowager yarn.
pmack17

stitchbystitchbyjill said...

Paula, how exciting!! Piper's Journey is just breathtaking! Makes me want to knit a shawl! -Jill M

Pat said...

Oooh, Downton Yarns! Sometimes my favorite character is Matthew, and sometimes it is the Dowager Countess. The Dowager does seem to be the brains of the family!

patfrag on Rav

Linda R. said...

Oh, what fun! Pretty yarns named for the characters in Downton Abbey.

Judiuni said...

The link for Spectra leads to Kilkenny Cowl's Rav page.

I haven't watched Downton Abbey yet because I gave up watching tv over a year ago, but I'm regretting it a little. Everyone talks about the series and I love period dramas. :(

MachelleH said...

I finally talked my DH into watching Downton Abbey with me this week. We loved it so much that we made it through all of season 1 in two days!
I loved seeing the quotes from the show in each of the yarns. Thank you for the give-away!

Nancy said...

How lovely to knit something inspired by Downton Abbey. Your new shawl is wonderful, and I've just now added it to my queue.
knitting-quilter

JillShoke on rav said...

I just discovered Downton Abbey last weekend, and by the magic of iTunes I am now fully caught up. Super bowl? What super bowl? My favorite character I think is Bates.

Anonymous said...

Anna is my favorite character from Downton Abbey, and I have to say I really like the colorway that they named for her. Great show, can't wait to meet you at the retreat!
(dianelaces)

Lee Bernstein said...

Well Paula, you've done it. You've talked me into falling in love with Downton Abbey. Your podcasts have a way of taking me in more directions than I ever planned to go, and this is another example.

That's one of the reasons why I love Knitting Pipeline so much. I never know what new treat will attract me -- a knitting tip, a book, a pattern, a poem, an owl? It's like being in a candy store, but without the calories.

Now if I could only find time to follow through with all the things you've inspired me to do!

Downton Abbey is a definite, though. Thanks.

Sybil, Gissing. Oh my gosh, I can only imagine how luxurious it must be to knit with this beautiful yarn.

Great show.

elwalker said...

Great show as always. My favorite character from Downton Abbey is Sybil--the almost quiet almost rebel

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the podcast, and the giveaway.

(ravelry - katiejo)

Ana said...

Would love to win!
Ana
anahuron@gmail.com

ciproano said...

Paula, it is so fun to listen and enjoy the same favorite things that you do! I love short rows. I love birds and snowy owls are a favorite. I too have trekked the searched to find a certain bird. I love garter stitch (though I'm still working to perfect it). I even love bagpipes (did you see Mrs. Brown the movie?).

But I just love, love, love Downton Abbey. I don't think I've loved a TV show more!

I can't wait to start your Piper's Journey. My roomie from last year's Camp KIP and I are going to do it as a commemoration in some special yarn that we each (unbeknownst to the other) purchased at Camp KIP.

Cindy
PuffyGriffinclaw

Rebecca said...

I love all of your podcasts. Thank you for another great one and for a chance to win. Downton Abbey is a masterpiece for sure. Contact info: rebecca6923 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I tried to post a comment in the wee hours this morning, but I see that my comments never made it through. Roman Hills yarns are quite lovely. At first I really liked Wonder. But now that I've seen Gawth in the Baby Alpaca/Silk, I am in love. What a beautiful, rich color. I'm not much of a lace knitter, but I might just have to buy that skein just so I can look at it. Thanks for introducing me to this yarn, and for the giveaway.

Savannagal on Ravelry

JudyAnn said...

I'd love that yarn---what beautiful colors!

And those joins are perfect on your blanket......

Thanks for podcasting!

lida said...

Lady Sybil, Lady Mary, the Dowager, Matthew. Cannot choose one character, but would love the yarn!
Another wonderful podcast, and looking forward to another wonderful Downton episode tomorrow.
Thank you, Paula.
Lida

Lidalou on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Roman Hills has some beautiful yarn. I don't usually watch tv, but with all the buzz, I may have to check Downton out.

SandyL

yarnette said...

Knitting while watching Downton
Abbey, fabulous.
The Roman Hills yarn is lovely,
as is the Piper's Journey, those
photos are excellent. Thanks

thewalshfam said...

How fun! My husband and I have really been enjoying Downton Abbey, too! My favorite colors are Carson and Sybil, though I'd love to win any of them! Thanks for another great episode and this fun giveaway!
Katie
rnmama on rav

Sally said...

Lovely yarns and a very generous give-away. :)

hybridgirl said...

Paula, I plan to to catch up on the last two episodes of Downton Abbey after listening to this podcast. I would love to win a skein of yarn in the Dowager Countess colorway.

Remember last year when I mentioned that I never saw an owl in the wild, I've now seen two. Last week, I saw an owl sitting on a fence post on my way to work in the morning. I only caught a quick glimpse of it, but I do believe it may have been off white with light brown speckles. A snowy owl? Probably not near a Central Indiana country road. I really would like to see an eagle this winter. Maybe I'll have an opportunity around the time of the Knitting Pipeline retreat.

I hope you get to see a snowy owl soon.

Becky

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Fibercrafter said...

What a lovely color! I like most all of the collection. Thanks for the chance. Fibercrafter on Rav

Hannah said...

Hi Paula, just finished listening while knitting my Piper's Journey. Great episode as always. I haven't seen the second season of Downton yet (we don't have a TV) but my favorite characters from Season 1 were Anna and Bates.

Hannah (hannahlou88)

Kay said...

My favorite characters on Downton?? Oh wow...Mr. Bates, Mary, Anna, Carson......Violet....I can't choose!! Thanks for the giveaway. I've got my fingers crossed. :-)

hybridgirl said...
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hybridgirl said...

Favorite Downton Abbey characters - Mr. Bates, Anna, and Isobel Crawley. I think Isobel would have be a knitter. She reminds me of several retired nurses in my knitting group.

Subway Knits said...

Oh me please! Love the yarn and anything from ROman Hills

Maria (venusfueri, from the Subway Knits podcast).

NancyN said...

The Roman Hills yarns are beautiful. My favorite colorway is Lady Mary. Does that mean I have a glacial personality?
"needsyarn"

Karen said...

I'd love to win some yarn from Roman Hills! Love to knit while watching Downton Abby but it's okay - we bought the 1st season and my husband's eyeing up the second season (out in stores already!)so if I miss something I know we'll be watching it again before too long! Loved "What's a week-end?" We forget sometimes that there was a time when people worked 6 days a week and went to church on Sunday... all day!

mariaeb said...

Thanks, Paula and Lisa,
For the Roman Hills yarn giveaway and the KAL ! The shawl is beautiful and I will certainly join all in knitting. Good luck to all...

Robin V said...

It was fun to look at the different yarns and read the quotes. My hubby and I are enjoying Downton Abbey, and this yarn looks equally delightful!

We had a snowy owl here in Kalamazoo - he showed up at the airport, and hung out there for a couple of weeks. Alas, our owl was not in good health, and didn't last long. :(

RobinV on Ravelry

juniperhill on Ravelry said...

Hi Paula,

I can't remember when I've been so addicted to a TV series prior to Downton Abbey! I don't know what I'm going to do when season 2 is over and I begin the long wait for season 3, lol!

Peggy

Anonymous said...

I know I'm a bit late, but want to mention my favorite sock yarn: Tofutsie. Soft but sturdy. And wearing yarn made partly of "tofu" suits this old hippy! -knitterknurse

Sarah said...

I loved that Emily Dickinson poem! And the Piper's Journey looks great in the Quince and Co. photos!
Sarah
smurphy2 on rav

Sara said...

I'm always up for a giveaway! See you soon!

Wendy said...

Hi Paula
Thank you for another great podcast. I recently received a Kindle Fire and have been downloading the first season of Downtown Abbey....and I'm hooked. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful wool. I just purchased your gorgeous shawl pattern and received my yarn from Quince & Co so I'm ready to start your KAL...HOORAY!!!! Have a brest WEEK!

Wendy
Wendy7828 (Ravelry)

Penelope Z said...

Hi Paula,

Your ten-stitch blanket is lovely! I am about to go into my stash to pull all the Cascade 220 scraps I have to make one myself to give to my mother, who is always chilly.

Also about to visit Quince to purchase Piper's Journey.

Thanks for a lovely podcast. I've been listening - in real time - since episode #1. You are a highlight of my week!

Penelope aka muzzerz on Ravelry

svjanis said...

Thanks to Roman Hills for the generous giveaway!
All the colorways are fantastic. Bates is my favorite character.
SallyV

Lgesin said...

LOVE the Downton Abvey series of yarn! I've seriously busted my budget on fiber lately so the only way to score some for me this month is through a giveaway! Here's hoping and thanks for the opportunity.

Lisaknits said...

Paula
Thanks for another enjoyable episode. I love the spiral. And congratulations on your first published pattern!
I think I would love to knit with any Roman Hills yarns. Thanks for the importunity to win.
Rav id: lasknit2

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula,

Thanks to you and Roman HIlls for the opportunity to win such lovely yarn. I'm going to have to add this yarn to my quickly growing stash. Dowager Countess is so pretty you can see that steely backbone in the colors, purple and silver, perfect.

janmarie- on ravelry

Valerie said...

I am just getting into Downton Abbey, thanks to your podcast. I have to go back and watch season one. I love all the Roman Hills yarn. Thanks for a chance to win.
valsue on Ravelry

MaggieH said...

Paula, I just love, love, love your Piper's Journey Shawl pattern. I bought it as soon as it came out on Friday. My plan is to make it in lace weight yarn so it will be more like a scarf than a shawl.
As to Downton Abbey, what can I say? It is so much fun. I'll be sad when it's over.

Linda said...

Seeing Sybil is like seeiing at my niece. Whenever she comes on the scene, I think "Lindsay". i was a latecomer to Downton Abbey, but now I have become a Downton Abbey pusher!

Xfarmgirl on Ravelry

Saige said...

I love Downton Abby; Maggie Smith is marvelous as the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

Thanks for your podcast

Sheila said...

I love the Branson colorway, tho I think the Dowager is my favorite character.

Anonymous said...

Have to say that Roman Hill yarn is lovely. I love countess. TY for this opportunity. I am absolutelymagic on Ralvery. Thanks again Karen Goodwin

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see Downton Abbey back, love the turns the Dowager Countess' character has taken this year. I burst out laughing at the scene in which the family is having dinner and Edith says she'll be driving tractor for a nearby farmer, and the Dowager exclaims "Edith! You are a Lady! Not Toad of Toad Hall!" ... Cracks me up.
Wishing you success in your Snowy Owl search... Oh! Speaking of unusual bird sightings, I saw a pair of bluebirds in my yard in upstate NY yesterday, never thought I'd see one so far north in February!

Camerlyn (ravelry)

Nicole said...

I love the Downton Abbey line of colorways - especially the Dowager Countess (with my favorite quote from her!) My husband has been sick this weekend and has been having a Downton Abbey marathon so he can catch up on episodes.

Anonymous said...

I love Dowtown Abbey and my favorite character is Anaa.

Pjpurls on ravelry

diahrensal said...

I am addicted to Downton Abbey. My favorite character is Mary.

Auntea said...

I think "William" is a gorgeous colorway. He was such a sweet character. "Auntea" on Ravelry

Deb C said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway, Roman Hills has luscious yarn, would love to try some! I'm debcquilts on Rav.

Madmum said...

Congratulations on getting the pattern published. Great episode as always. Thank you so much for all the work you put into podcasting - it is very much appreciated.
Louise (Madmum on Rav)

AthertonCA said...

Downton Abbey is the best thing on TV right now. My favorite character is Bates, but my favorite colorway of Roman Hills yarn is William.

AthertonGirl on Ravelry

Anser said...

Dear Paula thanks for another wonderful episode!
Sabine (bumbles1)

Sharon said...

I never tried to write a bird book, but I wanted to be the next Roger Tory Peterson and would draw birds on everything!

Enter me for the yarn drawing please!

Sharon (slrakow)

Anonymous said...

I have finally heard just too much about the Downton Abbey series to not start watching it. I am looking forward to my first episode to see what all of the fuss is about. Thank you for the show Paula!!!
knitoncloudstreet (ravelry)

joyceetta said...

I would love to win! I am a loyal Downton watcher. However, I must say I really think I enjoyed the first season more than the second (so far). What's up with Lord Grantham chasing the maid? Also....I was rooting for Mary and Matthew up until the episode last night when after his fiance's death he felt he and Mary must be punished and therefore broke off forever. Sheesh! It seems to be turning into a bit of a soap opera....never liked that genre!

Karen said...

Great show. I'm not a Downtown Abbey viewer (no time!), but I am a fan for giveaways! I like the vibrant Turqornge colorway. Two of my favorite colors together. <3

anniebananie said...

The Dowager Countess and Daisy are tied for my favorite character. Their yarns are both pretty. Another great podcase, thank you Paula.

Nancy/Aizome said...

We don't own a TV. I've just watched a few episodes of Downton Abbey, season 2, after Bronwyn posted the PBS site where they can be viewed. I like the character Sybil, because she wanted to give up her comfort and luxury to serve other. Now, just so she does the right thing in her romantic life!

purlpaw said...

As a new listener I feel like I have become a member of an exclusive club. But no worries I am passing on information of the podcast to all the knitter I know.
BOOKS: Passing on suggestion for your book list - try Greywalker by Kat Richardson. A women PI in Seattle has her life altered after being dead for a short time. The result is a left turn into the twilight zone.
MEDIA TIME:I also share your dedication to the Abby. It brings backs memories of weeks watching the BBC series The Pallisers.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed this episode, as usual! The giveaway yarn sounds lovely. Wishing I could make the retreat, but my son's basketball tournament must take precedence!

Liamsmommy

joan said...

I'm loving your podcast, and wonder which others YOU listen to.

joanplatt@charter.net

{jennie} said...

Beautiful yarn! The colorway is William! I haven't watched Downton Abbey...I fear I will fall down that rabbit hole soon enough.
javajennie on Ravelry.

Juliaknit said...

We haven't gotten to watch Downton Abbey yet but we hope to soon. Thanks for a great podcast.
Juliaknit on Ravelry

sddyrud said...

While my favorite character is probably Anna (how fun to see her again after watching her in Robin Hood!), the Carson and Sybil colorways are my favorites. Thanks for pointing out those yarns. I hadn't seen them yet and they were fun to look through!

Anonymous said...

You a couple of other podcasters have gotten me into Downton Abbey! What will I do if the Amazing Race runs long.... Oh dear!

Camille

Anonymous said...

Will y7ou pick me? Downton Abbey is my secret getaway!! I love BBC too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful song at the end of this podcast!
kayindc on Ravelry

Jennifer said...

Where do we join the KAL?

LaurenM said...

Oh please let Anna & Bates be happy after all. I'd love to have a skein of Downton Abbey yarn. Ravelry ID: LaurenM

Sally said...

Lovin' your podcast and I'm always up for a giveaway. Downton Abby is great, I am a fan also. I can't wait to start the shawl, I love it.
SallyFromIdaho on Ravelry

Mary Evers said...

Oooooo, Ooooooo, pick me, pick me!!! Love Downton Abbey. Can't wait for the next episode.
Paula, I especially like your Podcast this week. I do not know if you knew about the Hooded Crane that was sighted in Southern Indiana last week. They think that it migrated with the Sandhill cranes. A retired science teacher/friend of mine went down to see if she could spot it. She didn't see it, but she saw Hundreds Sandhill Cranes and hundreds of Snow geese. This may be a better bet than seeing a snowy owl, which honestly, I think I would faint if I really saw one in the wild!!!

Page said...

Love the Roman Hills yarn, my favorit
Is the daisy colorway. My favorit charater is the Duchess. I was hooked after watching season 1, show #2
Watching it on Netflix was so enjoyable.

Peaclockknits

Ruth said...

Planning to watch this series. I am also going to join the pipers journey KAL.

RLake (ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula!

I'm so happy I sent you to the Downton Abbey group - now we all get a chance for this lovely yarn!

SimpleQuietWisdom on ravelry

Brook said...

My Ravelry name is SpringPeeper. I've never seen Roman Hill yarn before. That Dane yarn looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

Paula, thanks for introducing me to this yarn! It looks lovely.
My DH and I are both hooked on Downton Abbey.
I have also just started my Piper's Journey - great pattern!

(spice46 on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Love their yarn, and, of course love DA - who doesn't??

mmontemayo@aol.com

grammie2maddie

ikkinlala said...

Thanks for the podcast! I love your interpretation of the Ten Stitch Twist.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

aliasrlene said...

I love Downton Abbey and look forward to each new episode, just like I do your podcast, Paula. This is a fun yarn giveaway and I'd love to win it. I am rlene on Ravelry. Thanks!

Susanna/Funky said...

Great podcast!
I started my Piper's Journey shawl two days ago, and I was just knitting on it now!!
I'm so honored that my mom and I were mentioned on the podcast!
BTW, we live in Minnesota, but we saw the two snowy owls at a wildlife refuge in South Dakota.

~Susanna/Funky

KnittenSmitten said...

I really enjoy your podcast, Paula. Thank you. Downton Abbey is fun. As for the yarn....is it wrong to want the entire set??

Kathy said...

Thanks again for another wonderful podcast Paula. I find myself laughing, nodding, and sometimes jotting down notes of new things to look up and try out as I listen! Congrats on the beautiful Piper’s Journey, and thanks for introducing me to a yarn company I hadn't heard of before in Roman Hills!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Downton Abbey AND yarn?? You can't get much better than that!
~shelooksforwool on Ravelry (shannon in real life)

Anonymous said...

As usual, loved the show. I just started watching Downton Abby and am really enjoying it. I'm going to go check out Roman Hills yarns right now!
Rav Name: Lightning

Laura said...

Hi, it's Laura (affiknitty), entering the drawing for the Downton Abbey yarn! Wonderful podcast, as always. :)

Jessica said...

Paula, I loved the episode and I would LOVE some Downton Abbey yarn-I am an addict!!!
jpeled on ravelry

Annette said...

I would love to win some Downton Abbey yarn! The colors are great. I like Carson, Matthew, Mary, the Dowager Countess...oh, heck, I like them all! :)

shannon.on.park said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! Love Downton Abbey so much. This yarn is great.

twinsetjan said...

I'm making my way through season two and it's only getting better! It would be so much fun to knit with yarn inspired by the show. I have to say the Dowager Countess is my favorite character, but I love that blue and gold in the Daisy yarn!

twinsetjan said...

D'oh! I meant the Anna colorway -- my eyes weren't working! Paula, if this comment pops as the winner, disqualify it so I don't end up with two entries!

Ema2boys said...

I lost my comment!

Found you via Ravelry! Love the shawl design and love Downton Abbey!
Using Rav id

Kathy said...

All of the colorways are beautiful! I feel I need to watch the entire show all over again from the beginning, it's so good.

Kathy / woolyeyes on Ravelry

owlmazingmakes said...

I am always so excited when I see a new thread go up and I know you have a new episode. Sometimes I download them before my itunes even loads the episode! I just wanted to say i LOVE your new pattern and I can't wait to start but I just CANNOT pick a color! & also I love roman hills and have been debating a skein of slope on etsy for over a week! Ahh!

Asta said...

I'd love to win any of the Downtown Abbey line of yarns. Thanks for the possibility.

Anonymous said...

Lady Edith is my favorite character on Downton Abbey. Although she can be selfish and spoiled, she can also be kind. Lady Mary just brings out the worst in her!
Thanks for another enjoyable episode.

Suzanne (cian on Ravelry)

Becky Hooper said...

Paula,
I have been enjoying your podcast since the beginning, jumped on the Piper's Journey KAL and am loving this pattern. Downton Abbey is my new favorite show, so this giveaway is a great salute to that show.

Brenda said...

I love Downton Abbey! We recorded on DVR and hubby won't let me erase it, so we can watch it again!

(Goodstuff on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, so many pretty yarns it is hard to choose a favorite. I love the lavendars in Dowager Countess and the blues in aurora borealis.

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Julia said...

Just heard about Roman Hills and ordered some turquorange striped yarn. Would love to have the Dowager Countess too!

Dinah said...

Hi, Paula! I'm a huge Downton Abbey fan, so this yarn giveaway is terrific! Thanks for your wonderful podcasts - I always listen to them immediately after downloading.. can't wait to hear what is new with you :)

- Dinah
(DinahM on Ravelry)

knitandrun said...

Paula, great show. Please enter me in the drawing if it isn't too late. See you at the retreat. Thanks, Sheryl aka trailrunknitter

Suzanne said...

Hi! I just listened to my 3rd episode of yours. I'm eager to start watching Downton Abbey. I think those yarn names are absolutely wonderful and am so glad that you have introduced me to those yarns. Thank you!

1to1 said...

Almost forgot to leave a comment. I still haven't watched Downton Abby but plan to soon.

Carla aka 1to1

Ingrid said...

oh my! I love Downton and can only imagine how beautiful the color ways must be! Thanks for the giveaway. ibarlow on Ravelry.

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