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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Episode 107 Casting On and Binding Off

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Note from last week’s show: Boneyard in Champaign-Urbana IL.  It is a creek. Boneyard Creek


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

Today is an Indian Summer Day.  We’ve had some light frosts, not really killing frost, but enough to turn the basil black if it had not been covered. The view outside my window is dramatically different than it was last week.  Almost all of the trees except for the majestic oaks have lost their leaves.  The woods are carpeted in the fading tones of yellow, orange, and red leaves.

This morning when I was returning from my walk in the misting rain I saw a hawk flying into the woods.  I keep wondering how birds can fly through a dense woods without running into branches.  Think of it.  We cannot run easily through a woods without getting snagged by branches, thorns, and twigs.  I would probably run head first into a tree.  A hawk is a big bird, I think this one was a Cooper’s Hawk, and yet they negotiate the branches and trunks of trees in the woods without seeming to slow down.  We see whole flocks of birds fly straight through the woods and not a one seems to collide with anything.  How do they do it?

Butterfly by D.H. Lawrence
Butterfly, the wind blows sea-ward,  strong beyond the garden-wall!
Butterfly, why do you settle on my shoe, and sip the dirt on my shoe,
Lifting your veined wings, lifting them?  big white butterfly!
 Already it is October, and the wind blows strong to the sea
from the hills where snow must have fallen, the wind is polished with snow.

Here in the garden, with red geraniums, it is warm, it is warm
but the wind blows strong to sea-ward, white butterfly, content on my shoe!

 Will you go, will you go from my warm house?
Will you climb on your big soft wings,  black-dotted, as up an invisible rainbow, an arch
till the wind slides you sheer from the arch-crest

and in a strange level fluttering you go out to sea-ward, white speck!

Needle Notes
Better photos coming soon!
Orchid Thief on the blocking bed.

Detail of Crochet Beaded Bind Off

Orchid Thief Shawlette by Ysolda Teague.

The Woolen Rabbit Kashmir in Scottish Heather.  525 yd skeins.

Modification: Beads and crocheted beaded bind off. 

Georgiana by Susanna IC

Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Lucite Granite Colorway purchased at SSK 2012.  400 yd skeins.  I used about 500 yd.

Ellison Bay KAL with Mskiknits of Singlehanded Knits.

The Blethering Room

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

Vendor Market…locally raised wool, alpaca, and other fibers.  Wooden items, beads…

Most tempted by Cormo by Clearview Farm.  Clear View Farm Waterman, IL

Bronwyn and I had so much fun!  Let’s get a big group of Pipeliners going next year!
Bronwyn and Paula with Pipeliners Gail and Kris.

Market at Bishop Hill Fiber Guild Spin In East Peoria IL

Book Reviews

Cast On Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods by Leslie Ann Bestor. Small size.

Cast On Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin & End Your Knitting by Cap Sease. Larger, illustrations clearer, more techniques.

Giveaway for Cast On Bind Off by Cap Sease book.  Leave a comment in the prize thread in our Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry (not the thread for the episode, there will be a separate thread for the giveaway.)

I’m off to Vogue Knitting Live in 12 hours!  Have to pack.  Thanks for listening and for checking out the blog.


~Nancy/Aizome said...

It's great to hear you back again, Paula. (Hadn't had a chance to say that yet!) Thanks for all you share. As for the birds flying thru woods, I have only one thought--God-given instinct. We heard the owl--exciting! Did you wear a striped Ellison Bay to Bishop Hill Fiber? Beautiful. Glad to hear the KP retreat will be in April--no snow!

Martha said...

Paula, I always learn something listening to your wonderful podcast. I never knew Indian Summer was after the first frost. Your shawls are beautiful. Thanks for the pictures. Looking forward to the Ellison Bay KAL.

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