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Friday, October 12, 2012

Episode 105 Journey of Pipers

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I’ve recently returned from my trip to The Netherlands where I performed at The National Military Tattoo with the wonderful people of The Dutch Pipes and Drums.  My friend, fellow piper, and travel companion, Heather, is joining me today for the first time. Heather is tulip1014 on Ravelry.
Rotterdam Tattoo The Netherlands Military Tattoo

Our long time listeners may remember that I interviewed Pipe Major (Sir) Willie McVean and his wife Jose on Knitting Pipeline on Episode 47 in June 17, 2011.
I will be posting more photos on my personal blog, A Piper Knits, so you can follow me there if you like.
First time in full dress!

At the bus ready to travel to Rotterdam with our hosts, Alfons and Marielle.
Willie is tying the plait.

In this video you see the pipe band emerging from the mist and playing the sets.

We talk about food we enjoyed, such as stroopwafels.  I found a place in the U.S. where you can buy them and have them shipped to you. I Love Stroopwafels.
Needle Notes

Hyla Brook KAL began September 1 and the ending date is October 15th, maybe until the 17th. 

Tag your projects: hylabrookkal and post a photo of your finished project in the no-chatter FO thread to be eligible for prizes.

First prize will be Quince & Co yarn in the color of your choice, either 2 skeins of Tern or Finch or 3 skeins Chickadee.

NEW KAL  Ellison Bay
I mentioned this might happen at the end of October but I am now thinking we need a bit of a break between the two kals.  What do you think?

In the Pipeline

Listening: (Paula)


The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry.

The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Pattillo.   

Watching (Heather)
Freaks & Geeks (Available on Netflix Streaming!)
Looking forward to "Arrested Development" Season 4 on Netflix
Listening (Heather)
The Netherlands Playlist (Guilty Pleasure Pop), "Lights" - Ellie Goulding, "Too Close" - Alex Clare, "Hello" - Karmin, "Wide Awake" - Katy Perry, "Primadonna" - Marina and the Diamonds, "Starships" and "Pound the Alarm" - Nicki Minaj, "Good Time" - Owl City, "Home" - Phillip Phillips, Indian Techno: MC Yogi's and Midival Punditz

Reading (Heather)

Cub Scouts Tiger Cub Handbook

Knitting (Heather)

Piper's Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in Quince & Co Chickadee Twig. First lace project!

Lexington Waves by Amy Fowler. Fun beaded/knitting necklace gift project.

High Note Low Note

Paula:  High Note: Messenger Bag from L.L. Bean.  $49.95 with Free shipping.

Envirosax  Holds 44 lb—same as the dress uniform.

SecondsEco Store  Seconds Eco Store
120D Bent Street
Taos, NM 87571

Low Note:  doing an internet search and coming up with false results. 

Many thanks to our dear friends in The Dutch Pipes and Drums for all you did to make our stay the piping trip of a lifetime!


Suzanne said...

Welcome back! I have missed you and your podcast. I'm eager to listen.

Adrienne said...

Love the show! Hope that bus driver learns some manners someday!

Nancy said...

Wonderful to listen to your podcast again. The video was grand!

Pat said...

A great podcast and a stirring video from the Tatoo! Wow!

Unknown said...

Lovely to hear about the trip. The details given by you and Heather made me feel (almost) like I had tagged along. Lovely to see the video, too.

Thanks for another great show!

Anonymous said...

Your recent podcasts and blogs have reminded me of many fond memories from my childhood. My father's roots are in PA and we spent several years in the Netherlands when I was a child. Shoofly pie, stroopwafels, Hopjes (coffee-flavored candy--did you try those?), French fries with mayonnaise, lace-curtained windows, learning to skate on a frozen canal, Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet...Thank you for the walk down memory lane. I am so glad you and Heather enjoyed your trip to a place I, too, think is very special.

memphish said...

Paula, I bet your weight doubled in your full kit. I'm certain from that picture it has made you twice as large as you normally are.

As for Ellison Bay, I would suggest that anyone wanting to knit right away join Mel over at Single Handed Knits. She is starting a KAL this week I believe. And then you could host a KAL a little later.


Leslieblonde said...

Do you have a World Market near you? They have some cookies that look just like the Stroopwafels you mentioned. They are so yum - individually wrapped.
I've enjoyed your podcast - thanks for sharing - I especially enjoyed the ones featuring your son and his hike. I have an adventurous son his age in Africa presently.
leslieblonde on Ravelry.

Jose McVean said...

Hi Paula, we are very glad you enjoyed your time in the It was fun again! We loved the time too. I have got the recipe of the pepernoten from Sinterklaas for you.
100 gr selfraising flour
50 gr butter
50 gr brown castersugar
2 table spoons milk
1 table spoon speculaaskruiden (cinnamon, cloves powder, white pepper, anisseed, coriander seed,) all seeds ground to a powder
These have to be added to taste.

Bakingtime: 12 minutes
Mix all ingredi├źnts en mix it to a smooth dough. Form about 100 little balls. Put them on a greased or papered bakingtray and bake them in about 12 minutes in a preheated oven of 170 graden C light brown and done.

Have fun!!

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