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

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Episode 179 Stitches Midwest 2014

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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 receive 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

Sister Bay in Camel and Wasabi with accent stripe of Sedum.

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Sister Bay (Shawl) by Paula Emons-Fuessle
We have our Sister Bay KAL in progress. We are in Week 4 but there is still a bonus week so plenty of time to finish by September 1. There are so many beautiful pairings of Quince & Co colors! 
April wearing her Sister Bay in Lupine and Frost.

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!  Thank you, Leslie!
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.

ldeluna's Sister Bay in Chanterelle, Petal with Clay accent stripe.
Sister Bay knitted by madingley on Ravelry. Pomegranate and Egret.
Stash Dash 2014 TheKnitGirllls I participated In Spirit only! I’m fairly certain I did the amount but did not post.
Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat September 21-25 2014. Full with long wait list.
Knitting Pipeline Cornerstone Inn Retreat October 22-25 2015. Full with short wait list.
Knitting Pipeline Spring Retreat, Washington IL March 13-14 with optional Yarn Crawl Fun Day March 12. Registration will open up later. Dates are confirmed.
Needle Notes
I will be releasing a new design very soon, probably in the next few days!

My Daughter-in-law, Emily, wearing Upstairs Downstairs. I just love this photo of her.
Upstairs Downstairs: A Cowl in Three Sizes
·        Knit in the round. Garter stitch bands alternating with a super simple lace design.

·        It is easy and fast. I knit the small size in a day.

·        It is suitable for any sport weight yarn, including variegated and handspun.

·        I LOVE the spread sheet style format which is similar in style to that of Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade. There are percentages of knitting accomplished so you can keep track of your yardage as you go.

·        It is suitable for beginner knitters, even a first lace project, and I know you experienced knitters and spinners will enjoy it too.

·        There is a small, medium and large size. You will need Approx 250 (350, 500) yd [229, 320, 457] m sport weight yarn such as: Leading Men Fiber Arts or Quince & Co Chickadee.  I’ll talk more about it next week.

The Blethering Room
Thanks to everyone who spoke to us and spent time with us at Stitches Midwest!
Thanks for signing my guest book!
Purl and Loop booth

Lost City Knits Denise.  I won a prize at the Banquet!

Cindi in her Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl

Podcaster Meet up on Friday
I also had dinner on Saturday night with the In a Sknit ladies, Kriste and Sarah, BostonJen of Down Cellar Studio Podcast, Sara of YarnGeekFibers, the Prairie Girls, Danie and Susie and their friend Molly, Emily Straw of Knitting Butterflies podcast, and, of course, Bronwyndp. I realized during the meal that it was August 9, Elizabeth Zimmermann’s birthday, so we toasted her with craft beers, wine and water of which she totally would approve. Knitting would not be what it is today without Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Our "recording studio" at Stitches

View from our room on 11th floor of The Renaissance Hotel
Haste ye back!

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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.