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

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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Episode 127 Retreat Tips and More

Yarn Crawl Fun PDF

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This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co, Peddler’s Way Quilt Co, and Knit 4 Together.
Owl is the newest addition to the Quince and Co family. Squishy, lofty, plump, little Owl is made from a blend of American alpaca and wool.  It's spun and dyed in New England and knits up between 4 ½ to 5 stitches per inch, the perfect weight for just about everything. Find it and the other Quince fibers at  See all 7 colors of Little Owl at the Knitting Pipeline Retreat along with the other Quince colors.
Peddler’s Way Quilt Co is a sponsor of our show and our Knitting Pipeline Retreat.  The shop is located just about a mile from our retreat location just off the historic Washington Square. Peddler’s Way Quilt Co is practically at the back door of those of you staying at The Cornerstone Inn Bed and Breakfast.  On the second floor of this 6,000 sq ft store is a fiber corner with an array of fine quality yarns, books, and needles.
Knit 4 Together is a knitting and fiber shop in Dunlap IL just north of Peoria IL.  We are a cozy, friendly yarn shop with wall to wall fiber, especially natural fiber and specialty yarn. Knit 4 Together has unique yarn bowls made by our own pottery artist.  All the notions you will need for your project are here too. 
You can find my Longaberger Home Business at  Please contact me if you would like to be on my preferred customer email list.

Bronwyn, Sarah and I share tips for attending fiber events and retreats along with some specifics about our retreat and yarn crawl.  There is a great outtake at the end.
Dinner after retreat last year.
Knitting Pipeline Retreat
  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th.
Friday April 26 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM or ?
Saturday April 27 Doors open at 8:00 AM.  Retreat ends at 4:00 PM.

Retreat attendees should have received an email with a PDF with details of the Yarn Crawl, retreat sponsors and special offers, and other pertinent information.

Aizome and Funky are going to collect Mother Bears to take back to Minnesota.  $3 per bear.
Sarah is knitting Netty Cowl by Ien Sie  Quince & Co Scarves Etc 2013.
Thank you to our Spring Retreat Sponsors!

Ewe-nique Yarns Morton IL

The Fiber Universe in Peoria IL

Klose Knit in Urbana IL

Peddler’s Way Quilt Co in Washington IL

The Blend Cafe in Washington IL

General Tips for Retreats

  • Easy Knitting: Socks, Piper’s Journey, Boneyard, or any design with lots of garter or stockinette with little shaping.
  • Business Cards with your Ravelry name, email address, blog address…
  • Camera:  Take photos for inspiration.  Remember most have a camera on phone and video also.
  • Wear your knitwear no matter what the temperature.
  • Susan B Anderson will be signing books.

  • Go through your queue and look for projects that you do not have yarn for.  Write these down.
  • Maybe allow a few wild card purchases.
  • Set a budget.  Cash in envelopes is an option.
Specific to our Retreat:
  • Bring a mug to cut down on dishes at church/save on paper goods.
  • Our cook, Nikki, will be selling snacks. Proceeds go to a good cause.
  • Feel free to bring your own snacks.
Scenes from Knitting  Pipeline Retreat 2012:

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