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Friday, August 17, 2012

Episode 101 Stitches Midwest 2012

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This show by sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.
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Hyla Brook in Quince & Co Tern. 
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Hyla Brook KAL/Knit Along
Starts September 1, 2012!
Hyla Brook is a garter stitch shawl with bands of lace and a very light ruffle, or choose to leave the ruffle off and finish it with a plain garter stitch border.  There is now a thread on our Ravelry board so you can share your yarn and ask questions before we start the KAL.  Thanks for your patience in waiting for more yarn from Quince & Co.
Nature Notes

We had a big storm and then rain all day!  Keep it coming.  It was scary when the sky was dark as night at 8 AM but the rain is welcome.

The Blethering Room/Stitches Midwest

There were many references to patterns and businesses in this section and I am not linking all of them.  If you have questions feel free to send me an email or pm on Ravelry.
My Stitches Loot: 2 sweaters worth of yarn and 5 skeins of fingering weight.  Beads, needles, gadgets.
A Heart Full of Love: Johnny’s Socks.  $25  100% goes to Genesis Cardiac Institute
Johnny’s Heart Full of Love Socks KAL
A Heart Full of Love: Johnny's Sock Kit

Thank you to everyone who helped Bronwyn get through her surgery!  We are very touched and grateful for all Pipeliners!
Garden Party by Carol Sunday.  My wild card purchase.
It was great meeting so many Pipeliners!
Bronwyn, Carey, Paula, Kelly

Piper's Journey meets Hyla Brook!
Ellen with well-worn and well-loved Knitters Almanac.
Paula and Kelly

Needle Notes
Bronwyn’s Finished Projects

High Note/Low Note
Low: Trying to get to Paula’s house with four trucks blocking the road.
High:  Feeling much better and still enjoying the kindness of knitters.
Low: Long prologues in books.  (If it is important just put it IN the book.)
High: Farmer’s Market, particularly the one on Saturday mornings on the Riverfront in Peoria.  For more Farmer’s Market photos visit my personal blog.
A trip to the Peoria Riverfront Farmers' Market usually means a visit to The Fiber Universe.  That is Erin on the left and Bronwyn on the right.
 Thanks for listening and haste ye back!
Hyla Brook KAL/Knitalong starts Sept 1, 2012.


Auntea said...

It was so wonderful to hear sweet Bronwyn's voice and laughter on the podcast again. I wish I had been there to see you at Stitches.
I hope that Char's grandson is doing better, poor little guy. They must have all been so frightened.
Enjoy your goodies from Stitches, can't wait to see your finished projects.

Martha said...

Great pictures of friends and yarn buys. Nice to hear Miss B again and hope that Char will join you soon. Thanks for another enjoyable show.

pipefiddle said...

I agree about the long prolouges. When I read "Water for Elephants" I was really glad that my mom (who recommended it me) told me not to read the prolouge. THe prolouge was the climatic moment of the book. Reading the prolouge would have ruined the big moment. I can't figure out why they did that. You're right...if it's important put it in the book.

Natalyon said...

Thank you for all this laughter and emotion, it felt good listening to you both while knitting a very red "La Cumparsita". It felt like some of this joy would be into the stitches of my new shawl :-)

Lee Bernstein said...

I am so excited to listen to this episode -- my iPhone won't download, and I'm working on it. I'm sure I'll be able to listen soon.

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