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Friday, January 25, 2013

Episode 118 Happy Robert Burns Day

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.  The folks at Quince & Co produce a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns in their historic spinnery in New England.  Their wool comes from domestic sheep and other fibers come from earth friendly suppliers.  You will find that Quince & Co 100% wool is a living fiber, beautiful, practical, sustainable, and affordable. Find them at
Black-capped Chickadee just flew back from the feeder and is busy cracking a sunflower seed.
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Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who was in touch with me. I heard from new Pipeliners. Qmtoohot, Judith, OrchidRachel, onabranch, Shari3433, OlyKnitPurl, and JC Ellison from Morton IL.  Thanks for introducing yourselves.

Thank you so much for the star ratings on iTunes.  There were 3 new reviews on iTunes thanks to Blandy50, GuestDude, and MaddyBarone.  The reviews and star ratings help others find the show.  Thank you!
There was feedback on our board from Megan Williams, designer of the For Good Hat
Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th.  When we receive your registration we will earburn you on Ravelry. 
Peek into last year's retreat.

Nancy and Susanna showing us how to make fabric labels.

Nature Notes

Touch Possum gift from Sheepchick in New Zealand.  CPerrine and others sent links such as this Possums Compared to Opossums: What’s the Difference?.

Both are marsupials but that is about all they have in common.
Needle Notes

Sarah knit a pair of Susie Rogers Reading Mitts which is a free pattern on Ravelry.

 Bronwyn is working on Clearwing by Amy Christoffers.

We are in Week 4 of the KAL but we have until Feb 15 so you still have a month to finish.

Bronwyn finished her Ellison Bay!
Bronwyn used Quince & Co Chickadee in the Egret colorway.

Bind off looks a little sloppy so she is going to take it out and try a different BO.

I am finishing up two design projects.  One is for the forthcoming Quince & Co Collection Scarves II!

Myth or Truth

The myth was proposed by RevKnits as follows: There are only two stitches in knitting - knit and purl. This is a major oversimplification of all the stitches in knitting - this one drives me crazy!

Verdict:   Truth. In our discussion we agree that this statement is truth (sorry we are driving you crazy, Revknits.)  Yes, it is an oversimplification but if you know knit and purl then the learning curve is very short from that point.  I used a counter-example by saying, “There are only 9 notes on bagpipes.” While this is a true statement many aspiring pipers learn these 9 notes and never become pipers because the learning curve is a long and steep one from that point.  In knitting, once you master the knit stitch and the purl stitch it is generally easy to learn variations on these basic stitches.  Many people are quite happy to knit all their lives knowing only knit, purl, plus the basic cast on and bind off.

Come into the Blethering Room for a Bit

Wendy Johnson Summer Soltice Mystery KAL.  I set the dye in my finished shawl.  It worked but setting the dye in the remaining yarn from the project resulted in burned yarn in the microwave.  “Don’t try this at home.”

Tutorial from Tina of Knitting Blooms 

High Note Low Note
Low Note.  I miss twist ties.  Packages are going to the flat plastic tabs that break.  I can keep a good twist tie going for months, even years!
High Note:  Electric Blanket.  Part of my emergency supplies now and it also turns me into a couch potato on the chilly sunporch.
(Major) Low Note:  Moth Damage.  I refer her to Episode  92 M-O-T-H An Herbal Guide.
High Note: Hal Borland’s Twelve Moons of the Year.
I mentioned that Sarah would also enjoy works by Gladys Taber.  She was also a friend of Hal Borland.
Bronwyn: High Note: Knit alongs!

Have a great week.  Haste ye back and Hold your knitting close.

Between Late and Early - Romantic Songs of Robert Burns (1759-1796)" by Susan Rode Morris

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o'kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

And there's a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Paula! I hope you come out to visit your son during the Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland! It's a blast! At least 18 unique LYS. I remember you had a good time at Sock Summit!! Hope to see you--February 28 through March 3! Good excuse to see your soon.
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