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Friday, September 12, 2014

Episode 183 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool

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Piper's Journey in the wild in Bleating Heart Haven booth
Quince & Co wool yarns are sourced and spun in the US. Known in the trade as "territory wool," our wool comes from Merino, Rambouillet, and Columbia-based sheep that roam the ranges of Montana and Wyoming. All our wool and wool-blend yarns are spun in New England mills with venerable histories. By sourcing our wool in the US and manufacturing our yarn locally, we minimize our carbon footprint. Find Quince wool and the other Quince fibers at

Upstairs Downstairs in Large size using 3 skeins of Quince & Co Chickadee

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Pipeliner Notes

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Last week I reviewed Sock Architecture: Heels, Toes, and Techniques for knitting awesome socks by Lara Neel

Winner of e-book Sock Architecture by Lara Neel is TheNeedleNeuk who wrote:

I enjoy knitting socks because it is a portable project and the yarn selection is endless.


Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat September 21-25 2014

Knitting Pipeline Cornerstone Inn Retreat October 22-25 2015

Mitten Day is October 14 according to the Vesterheim Museum. Day when folks got their mittens out for the winter.

We’ve always talked on the show about celebrating Mitten Day, maybe having a KAL. Stay tuned for Mittenalong.

Nature Notes

I saw Sandhill Cranes in WI in bog near the road on Rt 26.

Needle Notes

Vedbaek by Karina Westerman 

Special price!  Designer Karina Westerman is offering Pipeliners 20% off the pattern Vedbaek until Nov. 1. Use promo code swanwing. Thank you, Karina!

Fruit Stripe Gum Socks by Leah Oakley


·        Slip st heel

·        Like sl st pattern on instep for shaping and I also add to bottom of heel for wear

·        Barb aka Babsbutterfly asked me whether I reinforce the heel with nylon. My preferred method is to reinforce when the socks are finished by using a darning needle and a silk/mohair blend which is like nature’s nylon.

·        How to prevent pig’s eye on your socks. Charlene Schurch Little Box of Socks.  I do not have a tutorial for you but I’ll try to get one done soon. Maybe not until after Maine Retreat.

The Blethering Room

My First Sheep and Wool Festival. Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival! WI at Jefferson County Fair Grounds.

Barb, Paula, and Debbie by the Sheep Sign

Just some of the wonderful vendors!

·        Bijou Basin Ranch

·        Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill

·        Green Mountain Spinnery

·        Jennie the Potter

·        Ogle Designs

·        Sun Valley Fibers

·        Briar Rose Fibers

·        Fiber Optic

·        Gales Art

·        Bleating Heart Haven /Cindy Ellenbecker. Piper’s Journey on display. Worsted weight.

Kimmet Croft Fibers Yarns in the Bohus Tradition Softie Natural Undyed Fiber 25% Angora 75% Merino

Also bought some Brown Sheep for mittens.

Jennie The Potter Mug

Jennie The Potter Mug

Barb's gorgeous pots of flowers.

View from deck

Captain Barb and Skipper Debbie
Haste ye back!


Karen said...

What a pleasant 30 minutes, Paula. Thanks!

Rosie (RavID: Shadowphax) said...

I've been a silent listener for a little while now, and I just wanted to say how much I enjoy listening to your podcast, whether I'm working or knitting or, as today, sewing in many many ends! You're always interesting and very relaxing and enjoyable to listen to :-)

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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.