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

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

Friday, August 23, 2013

Episode 141 Zugunruhe: a New Word for Knitters

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.
Chickadee is a little darling—soft, plump, springy, and eager to loop into intricate color patterns or delicate textures. Its three plies, spun from softest American wool, are twisted together firmly enough to be sturdy, yet gently enough to be soft and cushiony.  41 beautiful colors to choose from and at just a little over $7 per 181 yd/50g skeins…you will find Chickadee a great value for your sport weight knitting.

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Pipeliner Notes

BigAshDog wrote : Another great episode Paula, and very timely! I was just visiting my sister in Michigan, and she took me to Brenda’s Butterfly Garden in Dearborn Heights. I was introduced to many wonderful native species and the art of gardening for butterflies. As it happens Brenda has written and published a wonderful book on the subject so I thought I’d pass the title along to any interested Pipeliners.

From Suna: As with all plants, if given the right conditions Buddleia (butterfly bush) is an invasive species. In Western Oregon those ‘right’ conditions exist and Buddleia is classified as a Category 2 Noxious Weed. :-(

Butterfly Bush in the garden.  Zinnias in the front.

From Leta who is Yarn Sniper: 2nd place for me! Hi Paula, I just wanted to let you know my Piper’s Journey won 2nd place in the Iowa State Fair - Scarf (fine) category! Thanks for a great pattern!

Events and Announcements

Maine Retreat waiting list started.
October 23-26, 2013 Wed late afternoon to Sat morning
Cornerstone Inn Bed and Breakfast/111 Washington Square, Washington IL 61571
5 openings left.  Email me and I will hold your spot for a week until I get your deposit.
Lullaby Rain by Paula Emons-Fuessle
Prizes are Quince Yarn for first name drawn and also patterns from Helen Stewart, your choice from her collection.  Thank you, Helen!
Winners!  Please contact me as soon as you hear your name announced!
#27 Aizome/Nancy used Malabrigo Yarns Silky Merino.  Prize of Quince yarn from Paula and pattern from Helen Stewart
#9 Pamaloo used Chickadee in Peak’s Ferry colorway. Prize: Pattern from Helen Stewart
#12 LeeLeeKnits used Chickadee in Delft colorway and added beads. Prize: Pattern from Helen Stewart.

Nature Notes
Zugunruhe from the German “zug” meaning a pulling or move, and “unruhe” meaning anxiety or restlessness.
Ruby Throated Hummingbird at our nectar feeder

Needle Notes
Zugunruhe.  This is a word we knitters have been looking for.  As knitters we full the pull of a new project, the desire to move to a new project or join a new Knit along, the feeling of restlessness that makes us want to cast on.  No matter how attractive the project is in our hands we are still being pulled to new areas.  Right now there are so many projects that I want to cast on! 

Henslowe by Beth Kling—I did the tutorial on the Suspended Bind Off. On You Tube.
Baby Tea Leaves by Melissa LaBarre (gift from MarynVoigt) thank you, Missy!
Baby Tea Leaves by Melissa LaBarre

Vintage Buttons (1950's)
I used Socks that Rock Medium Weight in Hot Rod Red
Vintage buttons from Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods
Did not follow directions to use smaller needle for cast on and came back to bite me.  Used Crochet chain to tighten the neck edge.
My You Tube Tutorial on Crochet Chain for Knitted Sweater Neckline

In the Pipeline

Watching: 2 video podcasts
Must Stash Podcast with Stacy and Steph
Kitchen Dish with Mary Woolybear368
The Killing on Netflix
Fiber Hooligan by Benjamin Levisay.  Interview with Susan B Anderson.
Swagger by Janice Hamby.  Sent to me by Jan aka TwinsetJan of Twinset Design Podcast. $5 purchase
Beyond Purperium by Kelly Booker  $5.50 Beyond Puerperium is the comprehensive version of the free Puerperium Cardigan pattern
Gingko Shawl by yellow Cosmo.  Two color shawl with gingko leaves in the border.  $4.00.  No charts.
Book Review
Big Foot Knits by Andi Smith, Cooperative Press, 16.95

1 comment:

Angela said...

Lovely podcast as always! Thank you, Paula.


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