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Friday, October 19, 2012

Episode 106 Meeting Westknits

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Pipeliner Notes

There is a buzz about Stroopwafels on our board.  Trader Joe’s might have them during the holidays and there are a few other sources.

Events and Prizes

Hyla Brook KAL Prizes!

#1  Texas Yellow Rose aka Lyn! Wins Quince & Co yarn.  Either 2 skeins of Tern/Finch or Sparrow or 3 skeins of Chickadee or anything comparable.

#2   Nualasmom (Pattern of choice digital download)

#3 zoohouse10 (Pattern of choice digital download)

Please contact me to claim your prize!  If I don’t hear from you in a week or so I will contact you.

Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Congratulations to Quiltinknitnut: Third place ribbon at the Georgia National Fair! Piper’s Journey


Bishop Hill Fiber Guild Spin In Saturday Oct 20, 2012 East Peoria IL

Vogue Knitting Live!  Chicago IL Palmer House.  October 25-27, 2012

Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with optional loosely structured day on April 25th.  Signups will be announced in a few months.

Nature Notes

View of woods from the sunroom last Saturday. 

Maple tree right outside sunroom is orange and red!
When we left for The Netherlands there was just a hint of fall in the trees and then flying home we really saw the fall color.  Who would think after the hot dry summer we had that the colors this fall would be so brilliant, quite possibly the most beautiful since we have lived in our home by the woods.  There were a few years when the trees sort of turned brown and lost their leaves without a lot of fanfare but not this year.  Looking out my windows is a wall of yellows, oranges, and reds and greens too because some of the trees hang onto their chlorophyll a bit longer.  When we had rain last week the trunks of the trees were almost black and were a striking foil in the golds and yellows. I sit in the sunroom and am perfectly happy in total silence with my knitting and looking at the leaves and birds.  There is a maple tree right outside the window, the one in which we hang one of our wren houses, that is breathtaking in its red and orange.  Why some of these maples, which seem to be the same species, decide to be so flamboyant in red and orange when 80% of the maples in the woods are mostly yellow is a mystery.  This morning I watched a white breasted nuthatch as he or she hopped headfirst down the trunk of another maple, partly shrouding the nuthatch in a curtain of yellow and orange.  The squirrels are busy gathering acorns from the red oak and burying them in nooks and crannies.  A fox trots across the edge of the woods, maybe looking for a meal or a warm hiding place for the winter. The serviceberry in our rain garden is small but its leaves, mottled with red and brown are each a painting. I see a leaf fall and I want to stop everything and say, “No, wait, just another photo.”  But the photos cannot capture the scene because it is so wide and deep.  Still, I keep trying and I will share those photos with you.
See more nature photos on my personal blog.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
Anne Frank

Needle Notes

Orchid Thief Shawlette by Ysolda  KAL going on in her group.  Reissued pattern.  Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman.

Out of Control with KALs!

Time Frame
Quaker Ridge Shawlette
The Fat Squirrel Speaks
Hyla Brook Shawl
Sept 1 to Oct 15
Quaker Ridge Shawlette
Susan B Anderson
Sept 9 to Oct 21
Blueberry Waffle Socks
Sept 1 to Oct 31
Monkey by Cookie A
Sept to Nov 4
Orchid Thief Shawlette
Any Susan B Anderson
Nov 1-Dec 16
Dec 16th
Gradient Yarn
2 Knit Lit Chicks

Ellison Bay KAL hosted by me will be after the holidays so look forward to that in January.  We will probably have a New Years Day cast on date which would be fun.
Ellison Bay KAL with Mskiknits of Singlehanded Knits.
Also East Coast Knitters Group have a KAL going with Ellison Bay.
Thank you to Ellison Bay Test Knitters:  Lu, Linda, Nancy, and Charr.

The Blethering Room

Dille & Kamille  Belgium and The Netherlands
De Afstap in Amsterdam
De Afstap in Amsterdam.  Paula and Hanneke
Stephen West in Urbana.  Westknits


Klose Knit, 311 W Springfield Ave. Urbana IL 61801. 
Klose Knits in Urbana IL. A great little LYS.

Yarn bombing on front porch

Is this not the coziest workshop space ever?

Little Colonnade
Karen and Paula

Product Review

After This Row by Joyce Garris  “Keeping Your Place One Row at a Time”

I am using for Quaker Ridge Shawlette by Susan B Anderson.

Makes you read through the pattern thoroughly.

Affordable so you can try it for $1.99.

Good for people who like a paper tracker similar to the Checklist and Row Counter that was available for Hyla Brook.

The musical selection is from Da Camera: A Celtic Celebration.

Autumn - The Marvel of Peru from Airs for the Seasons
Haste ye back!

1 comment:

Shirley said...

Hi I really enjoy your podcasts. I don't know if it is just my google reader but it only shows that you have 107 episodes out. I always come to your blog page to download and I thought you might like to know that the listen here for this episode isn't working.

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