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Knitting Pipeline group on Ravelry
Bronwyn and Sarah joined me this week for the show.
Pipeliner NotesI wish you all could look out my window with me today…
http://themainemittenproject.blogspot.com/ Any mitten pattern will do. You do not have to use the Robin Hansen pattern.
Ellison Bay KAL Prize Winners! Chosen by Random Number Generator. Please contact me. Congratulations!
#1 (#13) Diahrensal Dianne in Billings MT Quince & Co yarn in your choice of color.
Giftable pattern of your choice:
Knitting Pipeline Retreat April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th. We have over 80 registered now but there is room for more. Susan B Anderson will be participating in our retreat! I have permission to announce this.)
Current Retreat Sponsors:
Ewe-nique Yarns Morton IL
The Fiber Universe in Peoria IL
Klose Knit in Urbana IL
Quince & Co releasing Scarves II this week. I think. I have a shawl design in this collection that is called Gill’s Rock.
Sarah saw Bald Eagles riding ice floes down the Mississippi! Bronwyn saw a Bald Eagle while having lunch at Steak & Shake on the river.
Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Clearwing by Amy Christoffers
Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mayes
Marguerite Shawlette by Katie White
|Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mayes|
Cowl Neck Warmer by Angela Juergens
Those Mitts by Leslie Friend
The Blethering Room
Accordian Style document case does not work as well for dpn’s because pockets are not enclosed at the bottom.
Aquilterknits had a nice set up. Cardboard tubes for dpn’s.
Patternworks has plastic pockets that fit in standard 3 ring binders. Pockets Packs for Circular Needles and Double Pointed Needles.
I’m wondering if a binder will work. I’m thinking filling it with page protectors each with heavy paper in them. Then I can staple the swatches to the paper to keep them in a given place on the page. I figure if I put one high and the next low I’ll be able to fit more in the binder. I have a different notebook for pattern notes -- the swatches would fill it too quickly, but this way I can find the swatch easily if I need to. If I do this, I’ll let you know how it works.
For swatches from personal knitting, I just have them in a basket. They serve as my repair yarn if needed and I figure I can just sort through them to look for the right one if it’s necessary. I’m hoping that won’t be often so that the time to find the right one would be less than the time coming up with an organizational scheme anyway.
I ordered vinyl sleeve pockets from Amazon. Avery Big Tab Two-Pocket Insertable Plastic Dividers, 8-Tab Set, 1 Set (11907)
High Note Low Notes
Bronwyn: Mad Libs
Sarah: Soap Nuts
Paula: Longaberger Flameware©, especially the Baking Stone.
Try on Tubing Bronwyn likes it. Paula is not convinced.
Ball winder Stanwood Needlecraft
- Wind larger balls
- No catching of yarn in the gears.
- Might be faster definitely is more pleasant and feels more efficient.
- Stays clamped on table
- takes up more space for storing.
- Moving part could be a bit dangerous if you have small children poking fingers in it.
- A little noisy