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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Episode 178 SSK Recap

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy ad on this site and purchase a class, I get a little credit for it. It is a painless way to support the show. Thank you!
Quince & Co Piper is our pretty little southern bird. We sourced the softest super fine kid mohair we could find from a Texas herd of angora goats and blended it with super fine Texas merino to make a lighter-than-air, almost lace weight single-ply yarn. Piper has a pretty halo and a subtle sheen, thanks to the long, silky fibers of the mohair. Find Piper and the other Quince fibers at
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Sister Bay in Quince & Co Camel and Bird's Egg

Sister Bay (Shawl) KAL
We currently have our Sister Bay KAL in progress.  I am so enjoying the chatter in the thread. There are so many beautiful pairings of Quince & Co colors!  I cannot wait to see your finished projects. Take good photos (no bathroom mirror shots) as I would like to feature some of the FO’s on my blog.
Tag your projects sisterbaykal.
Prize Drawings September 1, 2014
I will be donating Quince & Co yarn and Leslie Wind has generously offered 3 $40 gift certificates! (I didn’t even ask—she’s that nice!)
Week 1 starts July 20
Week 2 starts July 27
Week 3 starts August 3
Week 4 starts August 10
Bonus Week starts August 17
Post your photos in the Sister Bay KAL Prize Thread by Sept 1.
Craftsy Kal
Stitches Midwest August 7-10
Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat September 21-25 2014  Full with waiting list
Knitting Pipeline Cornerstone Inn Retreat October 22-25 2015 Full with short wait list
Woolybear368 of Knitting Dish Podcast
Mitten of any size and we will donate to The Maine Mitten Project. Any fiber is probably ok.
Nature Notes
We’ve had the most beautiful weather this summer. This morning it was 57 Deg F when I went for my walk. We’ve had some really not days but that is to be expected. It is cool and breezy now and I’m sitting on the porch with the windows open as I write show notes. I hear the squeaky call of a Blue Jay in the distance. We are also hearing the flutelike song of the Wood Thrush quite often this year.  I like to think of the Wood Thrush thriving in the deep part of the woods. Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers enjoy the sugar water at the hummingbird feeder along with the hummingbirds, although they don’t usually enjoy it together.  Both are territorial. Butterflies are starting to come to the zinnias that are blooming out front. I’ve seen Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Black Swallowtails in addition to the Silver spotted Skippers. Our House Wrens are still with us trilling away through the day.  They are the first birds to settle down at night. We’ve also had plenty of rain so things are not parched as they can be at this time of year.  As you drive through the country it sometimes feels like a tunnel of corn when there are corn fields on both sides of the road.  The corn is twice as tall as I am now.
The Blethering Room

Thanks to Leslie and Laura for putting on such a great event!
Charity Hats—almost 600!
Free, Calls for DK weight  Sizes S, M, Large.  I knit 3 Med and 1 Small.
I used Plymouth Baby Boutique which is microfiber and nylon.  Super soft.
Plan to knit same hat for Halos of Hope at Stitches Midwest.
Some Memories of SSK 2014  (Sorry not enough time to link all to blogs and podcasts)
Dinner on first night with Amy Beth of The Fat Squirrel Speaks and Fat Squirrel Fiber Fame, Malia of YarnRaising Podcast and consummate spinner and teacher, Cori, new friend from Indiana who traveled with Malia and Amy Beth, and Kristen aka Biscuitgirl who knits beautiful sweaters. Grab your opportunity when you can!
Steve of Dramatic Knits and co-host Callie.
Sharon of TV Knitting Podcast, Sarapomegranate of Yarns at Yin Hoo Podcast, MaryBeth Outofthisworld, Robin aka Robfish from Missouri, tracey from NC, Irene BlueBirdNest, Qwiltnknitnut, Amy of Ross Farm Fibers, Cindy TalesofYarn, Jonel, Martha aka KnitCrit who is going to be at Stitches too, Tanya from Canada, and Jo from Nashville who is hilarious.

Allison, Hollywood Knitter Audio Podcast, in her Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl
Jo aka Qwiltnknitnut on Ravelry

Tasting Room:
I tried out a few spinning wheels.  Laura helped me with her Lendrum and Ladybug. I was curious to see if I could still spin. I thought I could because I can feel it and see it in my head but it didn’t go so well.  \I’m not thinking of getting a spinning wheel or a spindle but it was a good experience.
Needle Table  DyakCraft, Hiya Hiya, Signatures and more
Looms, drum carders, hand cards,
Try it On Room
Over 200 items: Sweaters, shawls, hats, accessories!
Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl and Piper's Journey among many gorgeous shawls in Tasting Room

Tubularity is getting shortened—a lot!
Nymphalidea might be moving down the queue or off
Fit to Flatter with Amy Herzog
Excellent class. Articulate! Knows her stuff.
Examples of sweaters that will flatter different body types (3)
I’m planning on trying one of her designs and her Custom Fit. Bought her book too.
Missy, left, looking at Amy Herzog's sweaters
With Amy Herzog! She's the greatest!

Farmer’s Market on Friday Night
Haus of Yarn Bus=Your Yarn shop on Wheels!
Purchased notions pouch (clear) and skein of Malabrigo Sock

Tanya, Jonel, Tracey, Missy, Patti at Farmer's Market
Tracey in Haus of Yarn Bus

Want to buy from everybody!
Self-striping from Desert Vista Dyeworks (2), selfstriping from Stacie of Must Stash Yarn, sock yarn in Gamut from Sara, AnotherCraftyGirl, Leading Men Fiber Arts fingering from Steve of Dramatic Knits
Bags: The Fat Squirrel (same designer as last bag purchased)
Notions bag from Absolute Wonder (Ginger) Such a lovely lady
Needle holder from Absolute Wonder and Stitch Markers
Market Haul.  I was restrained due to Stitches Midwest in two weeks!

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

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Paula, I just had a guest here at the State Visitor Center in Pendleton, Oregon who said she was from Peoria, IL. It turns out she lives in Morton and worked at the same Uni as your husband (in the Chemistry department) and knows who you are! Completely random, and OT, but I thought I'd share. :)

Adrienne in Pendleton (Linuxwitch on Rav)

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