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Friday, May 24, 2013

Episode 132 Wash Your Woolies!

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

At the Knitting Pipeline Retreat the knitters were excited to see all the colors of Quince & Co sparrow.  Sparrow is a plain little yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. Its clean, smooth hand is crisp as you knit it. But after washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief soft. It is spun from organic linen grown in Belgium. With names like san, juniper, birch, nannyberry, blue spruce, little fern, butternut, port, viburnum, pigeon, paprika, truffle, and fen, who can resist?  I can’t!  I’m knitting with Sparrow for the first time and I can’t wait to get more.

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We will be on vacation next week so there will not be a show during that time.
Bronwyn and Sarah have joined me this week. You will notice a little difference in the format (just a temporary thing for this week.)  At the end of the show instead of the show’s theme music you will hear birdsong that I recorded while sitting on the porch.  Near the end of you can hear the wood thrush in the background.  One of our Pipeliners called the wood thrush the “flutey-flutey bird”.  See if you can hear the magical sound.

Pipeliner Notes

Many of  you enjoyed the photos of the Barred Owl Strix varia on the blog last week.  Thank you so much for your comments both on the blog and on the Ravelry board.  I’m still amazed that the owl seemed to pose for me. I finally got the little video finished and up on You Tube for you.

Prize Drawing for Handmade in the U.K. by Emily Wessel aka Tincanknits.
2 winners!  Random Number Generator 2-129
#49 Auntea wrote:  I have never been, but still dream of taking the Royal Scotsman Train! I think it would be terribly romantic.
#15 JudyAnn wrote: A very long time ago, my husband’s family inhabited Dunnottar Castle located near Stonehaven, Scotland. Now in ruins, it’s just a magnificent setting high above the North Sea. I need to return.
I love knitting lace, and I’d love that book. Estuary would be my first knit!
Congratulations to Auntea and JudyAnn and thank you to Emily Wessel aka Tincanknits for the giveaways and review copy of the beautiful book.

Nature Notes
We were going to record on the porch so you would have ambient sounds from the birds but it started raining too hard!
Needle Notes
Works in Progress
Sarah aka MotherEarthknits
  • Wee Ones by Susan B Anderson
  • Craftsy class Wee Ones by Susan B Anderson—please click on link in sidebar as I will get credit if you sign up for a class. Bonus pattern sweater is so cute!
  • We mention Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Toys by Susan B Anderson and the tutorials in it.

There are no knit stitches in the entire hat!
Pressed Leaves by Alana Dakos.  It fits suits Sarah.

The Blethering Room

Public Service Reminder:
Wash your woolens!  Store them clean for the summer so you won’t have holes in them in the fall.
I’m partial to Kookaburra Wool Wash.  Others we use are Eucalan and Soak.
Have a great week, haste ye back, and hold your knitting close.


Anonymous said...

Here is another joke for Grady, it was my son's favorite when he was little.
How do you make a root beer float?
With a tiny life jacket.

Hope he enjoys it!

Unknown said...

I love that owl video! I sent a link to my mom. I think it was too busy looking for dinner to pay any attention to you. :)

Moz said...

Love that video. You just want to be sitting up there next to him.

camby said...

The owl video is amazing! That must have been so fun for you to experience him (her) being so close for so long! Thanks for sharing!!1

sarah / knot another hat said...

It was so great to meet you last week. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip! - Sarah

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