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

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

Friday, May 23, 2014

Episode 173 Three Shawlettes: Holden, Sand and Sea, and Fireflies Rising

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

Quince & Company Kestrel is a new take on a simple linen yarn. We took the same Belgium-grown organic linen that we use in our little Sparrow and spun it this time in a ribbon structure. Kestrel knits up quickly at 3 ½ to 4 stitches to the inch. Its flat surface adds a slight texture to simple knit and purl stitches. But we think the best thing about it is its incredible drape. Like all things linen, woven or knitted, Kestrel only gets better as you wash and wear it. Find Kestrel and the other Quince fibers at

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Cornerstone Inn Retreat details on Episode 172

Reminder that deposits are due June 1, 2014 for September Retreat.

Nature Notes

Female turkeys lurking around. Still seeing Grosbeaks, both male and female so we hope they stayed in our woods to nest. Woods are filled with green how.  From the porch we have a little portal through the leaves so we can see the creek which is full of life.  The Sweet William is nearly finished blooming. May apples are producing fruit.

Two male American Goldfinches

Female Ruby Throated hummingbird

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.--Anne Lamott

Needle Notes

Holden by Mindy Wilkes

PrairiePiper’s Holden Shawlette
Holden by Mindy Wilkes

Yarn is Malabrigo Sock

Sand and Sea Shawlette by Alana Dakos.

Coastal Knits by Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig

Calls for laceweight.  I used fingering so mine is larger and I like the size.  More like a scarf

String Theory Caper Sock from Martha/Goldybear and Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in Bret colorway.

Hard to find color that goes with red that doesn’t remind me of a school or sports team.

PrairiePipers Sand and Sea Shawlette
Sand and Sea Shawlette by Alana Dakos

Sand and Sea Shawlette detail.  Colors look better in real life.

Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade Podcast

Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart

Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart

Swans Island.  May not have been best choice for edge because not very stretchy due to alpaca in the blend. 

The Blethering Room

I’ve been on a decluttering kick. Culled my library by about 150 books.  Found 2 more Elizabeth Zimmermann letters!

Project 333  Minimalist wardrobe concept of 33 articles of clothing that you wear for 3 months.

In The Pipeline


Road Song by Natalie Kusz. Published 1990 when author was 27 years old.

Abe’s Books for used books.  Road Song is $3.41 with free shipping.

In The Piping Circle

Springfield/Chatham Games last Saturday

Adrienne, Kevin, Paula. Adrienne is wearing her 2nd place medal.

Paula and Adrienne

One of the few photos I've seen of me piping where my face isn't entirely contorted.  Thank you, Adrienne!

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

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