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

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

Friday, February 22, 2013

Episode 122 Rhymes with "Easily"

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business, Quince& Co, and The Fiber Universe.
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
Finch for AranamiShawl: Iceland, Kumlien's Gull, Kittywake, Sabine, and Crow.
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Bronwyn and Sarah joined me this week for the show. 

Pipeliner Notes
I wish you all could look out my window with me today…


Events:  Any mitten pattern will do.  You do not have to use the Robin Hansen pattern. 

Ellison Bay KAL Prize Winners!  Chosen by Random Number Generator. Please contact me. Congratulations!

#1  (#13)  Diahrensal  Dianne in Billings MT  Quince & Co yarn in your choice of color. 

Giftable pattern of your choice:

#26 Woolybear368

#46 Mooskers

Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th.  We have over 80 registered now but there is room for more.   Susan B Anderson will be participating in our retreat! I have permission to announce this.) 

Current Retreat Sponsors:

Ewe-nique Yarns Morton IL

The Fiber Universe in Peoria IL

Klose Knit in Urbana IL

Quince & Co releasing Scarves II this week.  I think.  I have a shawl design in this collection that is called Gill’s Rock.

Nature Notes

Sarah saw Bald Eagles riding ice floes down the Mississippi!  Bronwyn saw a Bald Eagle while having lunch at Steak & Shake on the river.

Needle Notes


Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian


Clearwing by Amy Christoffers

Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mayes

Marguerite Shawlette by Katie White
Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mayes


Cowl Neck Warmer by Angela Juergens

Those Mitts by Leslie Friend

The Blethering Room

Accordian Style document case does not work as well for dpn’s because pockets are not enclosed at the bottom.

Aquilterknits had a nice set up.  Cardboard tubes for dpn’s.

Patternworks has plastic pockets that fit in standard 3 ring binders. Pockets Packs for Circular Needles and Double Pointed Needles.

Twinsetjan’s idea:

I’m wondering if a binder will work. I’m thinking filling it with page protectors each with heavy paper in them. Then I can staple the swatches to the paper to keep them in a given place on the page. I figure if I put one high and the next low I’ll be able to fit more in the binder. I have a different notebook for pattern notes -- the swatches would fill it too quickly, but this way I can find the swatch easily if I need to. If I do this, I’ll let you know how it works.

For swatches from personal knitting, I just have them in a basket. They serve as my repair yarn if needed and I figure I can just sort through them to look for the right one if it’s necessary. I’m hoping that won’t be often so that the time to find the right one would be less than the time coming up with an organizational scheme anyway.

High Note Low Notes

Bronwyn: Mad Libs

Sarah:  Soap Nuts

Paula:  Longaberger Flameware©, especially the Baking Stone.

Product Notes

Try on Tubing  Bronwyn likes it.  Paula is not convinced.

  • Wind larger balls
  • No catching of yarn in the gears.
  • Might be faster definitely is more pleasant and feels more efficient.
  • Stays clamped on table


  • takes up more space for storing.
  • Moving part could be a bit dangerous if you have small children poking fingers in it.
  • A little noisy

More snow photos at A Piper Knits.

1 comment:

Sarah in Houston said...

Your review of the fuzzy clothes hangers was so helpful. I got some and now my shawls and shrug don't fall to the floor. Thanks

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