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

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co. and Knitcircus Yarns

Friday, August 24, 2012

Episode 102 Random Knitting

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This show by sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.

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Quince & Co Finch.  100%  American Wool. Fingering weight
We have a busy weekend with our eldest son and DIL coming from Arkansas and then Pete the hiker is coming on Saturday night.  He will just be breezing through and hopefully he will be telling about the long drive he has ahead of him.  Right now he is in Portland OR looking for a place to live.

Nature Notes

Autumn is in the air.  Children going back to school.  Butterfly report:  Not as many this year.  Spicebush Swallowtail.  Fairly common and probably often mistaken as a Black Swallowtail.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.   Langston Hughes

Needle Notes

Hyla Brook KAL will start September 1!  I am going to break the knitting into manageable segments.  You will have an "assignment" that will be about 20% of the shawl each week.  Of course, you are free to go ahead on your own but I will be pacing with the 20% each week.  Check our Ravelry Board thread Hyla Brook Knit Along/KAL for details.

Sideways Shawlette from SSK Workshop by Wendy D Johnson


Sheldon and Leonard by Wendy D Johnson

Yarn: Gales Art Sinful in the SSK colorway.  Size ? needle.  Probably a 3.

My Hope by Laura Linneman

Color is terrible here but you can see the shape of My Hope.

This is the best photo showing the color of Cakewalk Footsie in Honeyboy colorway.  Love it!
Random color beads.

 Denver Oyster/Lynn Zimmerman

Cakewalk Yarns in Footsie/Honeyboy colorway.  Navy/purple with bits of red, green blue…

Flosser method

Crochet Method Disadvantages
  • Only one bead can be loaded at a time
  • Crochet hook is sometimes too large for beads.

Fleegle Beader.  $13.50
Can load quite a few beads on it. Has a slight learning curve.  End has a small notch in it.  Yarn has to go into notch and then slide bead over it.  Now my favorite beading tool.

Comes in a case.  Fast Shipping!  Ordered on Thursday and received on Monday.

Book Notes

Knit Red Stitching for Women’s Heart Health by Laura Zander  Recommended.

Expand your Knitting Skills by Kim Haesemeyer  Leisure Arts.  12.95  Recommended for beginners, as it is intended.

The Blethering Room

Bob joined me for a discussion of random numbers, probability and Percolation Theory.


csj0423 said...

Hi Paula:

I just got a Heart Full of Love, Johnny's Socks kit. You were entirely right last week about this project's affiliation with Stitch Red! The Stitch Red logo is on the yarn tag and the paper pattern. Sorry, Haven't read or heard anything about percolation theory recently.


Lynn said...

I'm just catching up and wanted to thank you for mentioning my fundraiser on your show! I really appreciate it!

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