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Friday, May 29, 2015

Episode 210 Last Spring Fling

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Bronwyn and Sarah joined me today for our last spring fling before the schools let out for summer break. 

Thank you for your well wishes for our big anniversary!

Events and Announcements

Stitches Midwest Banquet and Fashion Show. Friday night, August 7, 6:30 PM. Post in the thread here in the Knitting Pipeline Ravelry Group. You will also get admission to all four days of the Market.

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade.

Helen Stewart , also known as Curious Handmade is re-releasing her Pebble Beach Shawlette
and to celebrate we are hosting a Knitting Pipeline KAL of her designs.

30% off all Curious Handmade Designs and collections in her Ravelry store. Code is KPKAL30 through May 31, 2015.

Needle Notes


Sarah would like book suggestions for her mother/daughter Read along this summer. Her daughter is 12.

My suggestions (not on the show) are Johnny Tremain, Across Five Aprils, Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl (abridged possibly), The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wonder by RJ Palacio, Anne of Green Gables.


Finished toe up socks. She isn’t happy with the BO as it flares out. Any suggestions?

In progress: Squares that Look Round by Steve Plummer


Almost finished with Candlelit Shawl by CuriousHandmade

Girl’s Best Friend by Bronwyn Hahn

Mom was going through things and found my ukulele from when I was in high school. She even had the original instruction books and wool pick. It’s dusty and has a slight crack.

In The Pipeline

Mini Skein Swap by Lifefulloflaugh by Lisa

June Challenge: Prison Ministry

I read a letter from Nikki Hudson thanking those who attended and helped at the Spring Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington IL. Since the work is all volunteer Nikki was able to donate $1,200 to prison ministry through Crossroads United Methodist Church where the retreat is held.

I remind everyone that it is time for us in the Northern Hemisphere to wash our woolens and put them away for the summer.

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade.

Thank you, Jo, aka Qwiltnknitnut

Helen Stewart , also known as Curious Handmade is re-releasing her Pebble Beach Shawlette
and to celebrate we are hosting a Knitting Pipeline KAL of her designs.

The rules are very open.You may use any project knit from one of Helen’s patterns for this KAL. You may participate with projects already completed or in process before the start of the KAL, in addition to new projects. Please consider knitting the re-released Pebble Beach, but any of her patterns qualifies. The KAL will run from May 5 through July 5.

Helen has generously provided a coupon code for a discount of 30% off of any ONE item for use with any of her patterns from May 5 through May 31. The discount code is KPKAL30

We will have 2 KAL threads on the KP Board, one for general KAL chatter and one for photos of Finished Objects, with no chatter. Please remember to post pictures of your finished objects in both threads, so Pipeliners can compliment projects, and not run afoul of the “no-chatter” considerations in the FO thread. Each FO should have its own project and picture post in the FO thread; this means that multiple entries are allowed per person. Please tag your project PebblebeachKAL, and use social media #pebblebeachKAL. The more the merrier!

There will be several prizes awarded, including this skein of Lace Merino from The Uncommon Thread
and other items to be announced later. The winners will be determined by the Random Number Generator (RNG) method of post numbers in the FO thread. (This is why we can’t have chatter in the FO thread.)

Please join the fun and help us celebrate Helen’s designs.

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

1 comment:

Csj0423 said...

Hi to all:

Bronwyn, I have never been found of the flaring stretchy bind off commonly used in toe up socks. I always thought of it as looking like corrugated cardboard. I just recently found a tutorial on Youtube: "Extra Stretchy, No Flare Bind Off". by Lori Wilson. I have been using it for a couple of months now. It is fabulous! And no more fiddly than the other stretchy bind off.


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