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

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

Friday, December 13, 2013

Episode 154 Velveteen Rabbit, Journey, and Esjan

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

Squishy, lofty, plump, little Owl by Quince & Co 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.

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Knitting Pipeline Ravelry Group


Knitting Pipeline Spring Retreat March 14-15, 2014
With optional Yarn Crawl and Workshop Fun Day on March 13, 2014.
Details announced in Episode 155 to be released shortly after this episode!
Sleep Inn Reservations:
1101 N Cummings Ln, Washington, IL 61571
(309) 481-0450

Knitters for Nikki
Heartland Bank and Trust
130 S Main St
Washington IL 61571

Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl KAL will be an informal Knit Along. 

Nature Notes

It almost got down to Zero degrees F last night but we only made it to 1 degree.  Winter sunsets are so gorgeous.  Right now I am looking at the sunset through the woods.  We have light snow cover, the bare trees, and reddening sky.

Last night I went to sleep to the sound of the Great Horned Owl.  I was so excited to hear the Great Horned here in the woods because we usually have the Barred Owl also known as 8 Hooters.  Speaking of Owls, Luciaknits linked to an article about the Snowy Owls.  It seems we are having another irruption—remember that word from two years ago?  That’s irruption.  Snowy Owls are often seen during the day and since they are birds of the arctic where there aren’t many trees you are likely to see them lower to the ground, maybe on a fence post or actually on the ground.  Keep your eyes on the fields and open places, airport runways, beaches, and rooftops…you might be one of the lucky ones.  I’m hoping this will be my snowy owl year.

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long, long ago.
~~Christina Rosetti 1830-1894

Book Reviews/Needle Notes

Curious Knitvent 2013 by Helen Stewart

8 patterns for $12 but until 24th Dec knitventpipeline

·        Checkerboard Mitts

·        Stardust Infinity Scarf perfect for Scraps of Sock yarn

·        Red Robin Shawl

·        Quicksilver Cowl

·        Fresh Powder Cowl

·        And more to come!

 Head to Toe: Kids Knit Accessories by Katya Frankel, Cooperative Press, 2013

24 accessories for children 

Fantastic and classic collection of 6 designs.  Designs now available as individual downloads.


Velveteen Rabbit--a kit by Little Skein

Can you imagine how exciting it was to open this package?

Little Skein Etsy Shop to purchase kit
Susan B Anderson's patterns are wonderful! What a cute little bunny.


Needle Notes

Esjan by Westknits



 Haste ye back!



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