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

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

Friday, February 15, 2013

Episode 121 An Enjoyable Error

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business, Quince & Co, and The Fiber Universe.

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Pipeliner Notes

Thank you so much for the star ratings and reviews on iTunes.  There was a new review by elh913. 
I thought you might like to see where I sit and knit when it is too cold out on the porch.
That is my Acer Cardigan on the ottoman.
 There was in fact, so much feedback on last week’s show about ribbings that I’m going to put that topic on hold for a future episode because I have to do some research.

I also received an email from June Hemmons Hiatt author of The Principles of Knitting! (with her permission)
I enjoy listening to your podcast and I was so pleased to know you found the discussion about ribbing in my book The Principles of Knitting useful; thank you for sharing the information with your listeners. The difference between Single and Double Rib is subtle; the latter is deceptive because it seems so nice and springy when first knit!

Since you and your listeners have ribbing on the mind, I thought I'd write with a few suggestions for additional information you might also find worthwhile…(to be continued) ~~June Hemmons Hiatt

I will be sharing soon!


Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat, March 22-24, 2013, Sapphire, North Carolina. The retreat info and a link to the registration form can be found here if you’re interested:

Mention Knitting Pipeline and they will honor the Early Registration Discount even if it's past that cutoff date on the registration forms.
Jan Smiley

 The Maine Mitten Project
Mittens or hats/scarves for charity!  check out the blog at

Craftsy Sale
From 2/14-2/17, Craftsy is running a Valentine's Day Sale and classes are up to 75% off! The discounted pricing should drive higher than usual conversions, so please take advantage of this special promotion. As always, your commission rate is 30%. 

Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th. 

Nature Notes
A squirrel smiled at me.
"I know you just visited the blog to see me.  I'm the Star!"

Guide to Bird Behavior Vol II by Don Stokes.

This volume is even better than Vol 1. I got a signed copy!

Die when I may, I want it to be said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.--Abraham Lincolm

Needle Notes

February 15th is the deadline and the winners will be announced on next week’s show.

Thank Joyce Garris for Project Sheet!

Prizes will be Quince & Co yarn in your choice of color.

Giftable pattern of your choice.

Kindness of Knitters Blanket


I have a little notebook now instead of using index cards.

I now have 100 squares!

Added Stitchmistress (Sharon of TV Knitting Podcast), AmyBeth of TheFatSquirrelSpeaks podcast and Auntea.  Sharon sent me quite a few bits of Socks that Rock and now I know why so many people love that yarn.  I could not stop with that stuff.

Aranami Shawl Olga Buraya-Kefelian using Quince & Co Finch.  Colors TBA in a future episode.

Circles + Dots  Quince & Co e-book.  Fascinating collection of sweaters, hats, scarves with theme of circles and dots.  Take a look.

I am using Quince & Co Finch (fingering) in 4 shades of gray and black.  

Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers.

The Mistake!
Dropping down to the mistake

30 minutes later it was fixed.

Tips for fixing when you have to drop down and pick up a boatload

  1. Use dpn’s
  2. Mark cable rows with pieces of scrap yarn as you drop down
  3. Stay calm

The Blethering Room

from aquilterknits in Green Bay

Thanks for another great podcast Paula! I enjoy knitting socks too. I started out on dpn’s….then magic loop and I have pretty much settled on 2 circs. I was interested in the karbone needles…glad you did the review. I received some signatures for Xmas and they are wonderful. However, I still love all my Knitpicks too. So, with all these needles here and there I think you should add needle storage to a upcoming podcast! :-)

Accordian Style document case available in office supply stores.  Mainly for circulars.

Place for labels, toss needles in compartment, fairly handy to grab.

Case for my favorite needles

How to organize swatches?  That is an issue for me.

Do you have suggestions?

In the Pipeline


The Light Between Oceans:  A Novel by M.L. Stedman

Reread The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker  Fell down the rabbit hole and bought this on my Nook.

Little Bee by Chris Cleave.  (library book)


Catching up on podcasts…2 Knit Lit Chicks, Caithness Craft Collective,

Game of Thrones: a Song of Ice and Fire. Book 1 by George R.R. Martin  Have watched part of it on Netflix.  Not family viewing at all.



Modern Family

House of Cards

Downton Abbey.  Lively thread in our group


I’m going to Scotland!


East Coast Retreat is in the Pipeline

There are still some details to work out. Nov 10-14 2013 near Portland ME.  All inclusive.  Will include field trip to Quince & CO

I never had a policy.  I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.  Abraham Lincoln.

The tune is At the Castle Gate by Minstral Spirit from the collection Enter the Woods.


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


Shaila said...

Lovely episode - thanks Paula! I am so happy to hear about the East Coast Retreat - I am going to do my best to be there!!

Jane said...

As always I enjoyed this episode. I agree with you, "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" is a great story. I listened to the audible production which was wonderful. The reader was excellent.

Prairepoet Jane

EBS said...

I've already marked my calendar for a November East Coast retreat! This would be great - count me in! Thanks everyone involved for looking into pulling it together.

Moz said...

I remember the first time that I dropped down a cable. I was lucky it was in Sheepswool, but I did as you did, dropping all the cable stitches down to the mistake then knitting the cable back up with DPN's. I felt so proud ;)

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