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

Friday, March 23, 2012

Episode 83 Captivating Cats

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Pipeliner Notes
I read a note from Nancy.  Her husband is going to build owl houses.  Does anyone have experience with these?  Please let me know.
Nature Notes
Pileated woodpecker, spring peepers, and a fox runs past as I record the show.
Spring Beauty  Claytonia virginica
Native Americans ate the bulbs of this plant.  Euell Gibbons called it Fairy Spuds.

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke
Needle Notes
Follow up on Purl Tension.  Cat Bordhi.  Video shared by offherneedles.  How to tighten your purl stitches.


The next two cats are Greta theCaptivating Cat by Rebecca Danger.  Inspired by Diane of Knitabulls.
Greta The First wanted a bow.  I used Malabrigo.

3 needle bind off was used to close the top.  Getting it turned inside out was painful.  I felt sorry for the cat.

Greta the Second I used kitchener stitch at the top of the head.  Had added stitches to the opening but still very small.
Greta the Second did not want a bow.  I used Jojoland Melody.

 
I use DMC Cotton Perle for the facial features.  You have to get it right or all the knitting is for naught.

Stuffing:  Always takes more than you think it will.
Not much to say about this KAL and I guess that is a good thing. 
Lorix5 has a lovely Piper's Journey!  I loved her photos and asked whether I might post them here for you to see.



The Blethering Room
I explain where The Blethering Room originated, with a group of friends who met online and met face to face in Virginia in 1999. “Blether” is the Scottish word for blather.
Book Notes
The Knitter’s Life List by Gwen W. Steege. Highly recommended.

In the Piping Circle

St. Patrick's Day Recap

I did a little yarn shop visit during the pub crawl.  I visited with Erin and Melinda at The Fiber Universe.  I wanted to stay and knit but the piping must go on!  I am wearing our special Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums St. Patrick's Day shirts.

Paula and Erin St. Patrick's Day 2012

Kevin and Heather with Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Peoria Diocese.
Music from Musica Pacifica.  Kid on the Mountain and Mountain Rose. www.magnatune.com
Haste ye back!

1 comment:

Emmy Lou said...

I loved hearing your trials with the stuffed cat. I'm sure many empathized with you. As for tipping - I believe the more "down home" pubs have those who understand the importance of tipping and the 'higher tone' pubs have those who believe they are paying for your playing with the higher prices. Just an opinion.

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