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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Episode 96 Happy Two Year Podiversary!

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Thank you to Bronwyn who started the thread in our group about the 2 year anniversary of the podcast.  Thank you for your kind comments on this thread.  Without listeners there would be no show, certainly not for two years.  Pipeliners rock!

Nature Notes
Baby Eastern Phoebes on our retaining wall

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir

Needle Notes
SSK in Nashville
Megan of Stockinette Zombies wearing her Piper's Journey.  We are in the "Hogwarts" dining hall.

Here's Megan with her eyes open.  See what I mean about fuzzy photos?

Yarn Sniper strikes with her Sock Blankie!
Stephen wearing Piper's Journey like a kilt.

SSK Projects

Drops Baby Blanket in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.  b18-30 Blanket with wavy pattern in ”Merino Extra Fine"Ravelry: b18-30 Blanket with wavy pattern in ”Merino Extra Fine" pattern by DROPS design

Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl Wendy Johnson

Ribbed Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss
Garter Stitch Cardigan by Erika Knight with same Debbie Bliss yarn
Socks for Plane Knitting and Plain Knitting with Camp KIP Yarn.

Did not work on anything except the Drops Baby Blanket and the Cupcakes for Carin  Jayne Cupcake by Kathleen Sperling

Summer Solstice Mystery KAL
Nupps.  JPeled.  My You Tube video on making nupps.  Same idea except instead of purling on the wrong side you knit into the back on the right side.  It is key to note what is next to the nupp so you don’t accidentally knit a YO into the nupp that is not supposed to be there.
Tip.  Read your knitting backwards.  (Did not use markers on this project because they have to be moved)
The Blethering Room
Stormy weather in Chicago on my way home from SSK resulted in a sort of carnival ride on the runway while the small plane waited out the storm.
Peter update: July 10 email from Salida CO  trip has been fantastic.  He’s hiked 250 miles in 14 days.
In the Piping Circle
We have lots of new tunes to learn for an upcoming event.
Played a funeral on Saturday in 100 degree temperatures.   My pipes were HOT!  People got out of the tent and cemetery FAST.

A High Note
The Perfect Iced Coffee  from A  Pioneer Woman Cooks
A Mug of The Perfect Iced Coffee with my Sideways Shawl and SSK Yarn from Gale's Art.

I forgot to mention that when I made the coffee I strain with cheap coffee filters covered by a paper towel (instead of cheesecloth.)
Ruidoso track 7 on Almeria by Fernwood

Me with roommate Linda.  She is wearing Piper's Journey and I'm wearing Hyla Brook.  Hey, it was only 106 degrees F outside!

Barbara wearing Piper's Journey.


Lee Bernstein said...

Happy Anniversary! I can hardly believe it has been two years. Thank you for being an inspiration to me, then and now.

PS: Am loving hearing all about Pete's adventure on the Colorado Trail. This has been quite an eye-opening experience for me, as I know nothing about hiking (my idea of camping out is a room at the Hilton).

It is incredibly interesting to hear about the preparation, etc. I have quite an admiration of Pete for doing this . . . and an equal admiration for his parents considering that, when you have a son hiking the Colorado Trail, it puts you on a trail (or should I say trial?) all your own--one that only a parent could understand. You're such a good mom!

Suzanne said...

Hello! I often listen on my morning run and so you joined me for part of 8+ mile journey. I couldn't wait to get home and look up the coffee recipe and see the photos. I truly enjoy your podcast, Paula!

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I play the Great Highland Pipes, knit, observe nature, and read. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper. Find me on Instagram as KnittingPipeline.