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

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

Friday, May 3, 2013

Episode 129 Take me to a Knitting Retreat!

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and  Quince & Co.

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 is 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
Beautiful Owl!

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Winners for Gill’s Rock KAL!
Gill’s Rock by Paula Emons-Fuessle
1st prize Knittinsisters  Quince & Co Yarn of choice.
#2 prize Benji9 Quince & Co Yarn my choice
#3 Spindrift Giftable pattern on Ravelry
#4 Powerslake Giftable pattern on Ravelry
Please contact me and I will get your prize to you!

Thank you to all who made the Knitting Pipeline Retreat a HUGE success!
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
Knit4Together Yarn Company in Dunlap ILThe Blend Cafe in Washington IL
Susan B Anderson.  Her blog post about the Knitting Pipeline retreat is here. Susan B. Anderson: The Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Review
Nikki and all the kitchen help at Crossroads!
Vendors and Door prize donors.

Continental Knitting by Brigitte Pieke of Klose Knit in Urbana IL.
Wet Felted Surprise Ball by Knit 4 Together Dunlap IL
Beaded Bracelet by Ewe-nique Yarns
Belly Dancing by LibyBall Multicraftual podcast NOW on iTunes!
Rare Breed Sheep by Julie Mathis of Heritage Hill Farm in Tremont IL
Lace Shawls by Cindi aka Tales of Yarn
Darning and pre-darning socks by Paula

Needle Notes
Sarah’s WIP:  Girlfriend Market Bag by Laura Spradlin
Bronwyn: Barn Bag
Paula: Oak Trail from Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos

Sarah wearing Oak Trail by Alana Dakos

What were you inspired to cast on or add to your queue after the retreat?

Sarah: Leap of Faith by Nicole Montgomery with Fat Squirrel BFL Nylon Fingering
Bronwyn: Volan by Christiane Burkhard.  Inspired by Aizome and Funky.
Paula: Sweet Little Nothing by Susan DeBettignes kit available from Ogle Designs

The Blethering Room
Ant Update  Cinnamon repels them but I took away the cinnamon and they came back in 5 minutes!
I used this recipe but cut it down to 1/3.

Favorite moments from retreat:

Seeing people get their retreat bags with Quince Yarn.
Jennifer was surprised with Pomegranate!  Yum.

Look! It's Carrie's Yellow and Bird's Egg!
Carey said, "I think I'm going to cry!"  Kelley was shocked!  What about that  Peacock?

This intrepid group began the trek with me to Bass Pro but a few bailed out when it turned into Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.  I don't blame them at all!

Worm Bait Bag may not be for me because the dpn’s don’t fit well in their original cases.

Heritage Hill Farm
Who doesn't love a sheep?

Susan B Anderson
Topsy-Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys by Susan B Anderson: Magical Two-in-one Reversible Projects

Trading sweaters on Saturday morning

Paula wearing Susan's Calligraphy Cardigan and Susan wearing Paula's Acer Cardigan.

Product Note
Paula: Portable Yarn holder from Kim Ogle  Ogle Design
Sarah  The Fat Squirrel Knitting Pipeline Retreat Limited Edition Sweater Bag

Have a great week, haste ye back, and hold your knitting close.

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