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

Friday, March 28, 2014

Episode 165 Retreat Stories and Inspiration

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Peddler’s Way Quilt Shop is a full service shop just off the historic Washington Square.  On the second floor of this 6,000 sq ft store is a fiber corner with an array of fine quality yarns, books, and needles.

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Bronwyn and Sarah joined me earlier this week to share Nature Notes, Needle Notes, our thoughts and stories on the Spring Retreat, knitting inspiration, and a High Note.  You will hear some needle clicking during the show…I thought I could edit that out but I couldn’t so if you have super sensitive ears (like mine) just know that it isn’t the norm for the show.  We have to get Sarah some needle silencers.

Nature Notes
While these birds feasted on the ground thousands were flying through the trees.

Bronwyn has a pair of Mourning doves.

We have an opossum that visits every evening.

Needle Notes


Summer Crop by Erica Kempf of Nomad Yarn Shop
This is Erica wearing the Summer Crop.  My friend, Karen, was so excited to meet Erica.


Crochet Kitten by Fiona Gill

Paula finished Kindness of Knitters Blanket except for the icord border.

Each little tag represents a Pipeliner.  Awwww.

In The Pipeline

Sarah and Bronwyn:

Double Chevron Cowl by Meg Myers with Liberty Wool (Purchased at Knit4Together in Dunlap IL)

Viajante by Martina Behm which Bronwyn says would not look on me.  It looked great on Megan Williams of The Stockinette Zombies.

High Note

Paula and Sarah: Baked Custard

I’ve been making custard in small canning jars for individual servings I can drop off to friends who are a little under the weather. Sarah made custard pie for dinner. I use Betty Crocker recipe similar to the one I found online.

Banal Observation aka BO
“Something’s going around” comment whenever anyone is sick.
Knitting Pipeline Retreat Bag and Name Badge
Ice Cream for lunch, anyone?

Amy Beth cuddling her Flat Squirrel.  We forgot to talk about that.

Newly made Magic Cakes!
Lynn wearing Gill's Rock and Nancy wearing Hyla Brook
Vendor Fair 
This is where the knitting happens.

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


Astrid (aka strid8) said...

Could one buy the Knitting Pipeline bag? I LOVE the logo!

Unknown said...

Thank you for another wonderful show.

Martha said...

Paula, your kindness of knitters blanket is beautiful. Loved hearing about the Washington retreat. Hope you can rest some now. Thanks for posting the show notes and pictures. See you soon. xxoo

Knittinnurse said...

Paula, I'm new to your podcast and must say that listening to you daily has become my new happy addiction. After work, then yoga (which is a absolute necessity for me) and throwing together something to eat that hopefully approximates healthful, I snuggle up with my knitting and turn on your podcast. Even my husband is enjoying it. You're encouraging, calming and inspiring. Thank you. Dawn(knittinnurse)

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I play the Great Highland Pipes, knit, observe nature, and read. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper. Find me on Instagram as KnittingPipeline.