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Thank you for your responses with regard to Sarah’s Mother Daughter Summer Read Along. My suggestions which came to me after our recording last week were 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.
Bronwyn asked for suggestions for a stretchy BO for her toe up socks and several folks mentioned Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO. I believe Bronwyn said she had tried that and didn’t like the looks of it. There were some other suggestions so we will see what some others say. Allison, Sticksnspokes said that she likes to increase the number of stitches by 4 or 6 just before and then use a regular bind off.
From Rebekah in Welcome Thread
I’ve been working my way though the back episodes and have just caught up and listened to my first up to date episode: 210! Really enjoy the show and appreciate all you put into it.
Thought I’d add the way I store my DPNs as it seems to be an ongoing topic. Keeping in mind I’ve only been knitting for five years and therefore have a reasonable stash of needles, I use a hair elastic as a rubber band around each set of needles which I then store in a pretty mug on my knitting shelf. The elastics come in a multi-sized, multi-colored pack and also make great stitch markers you don’t have to worry about losing.
Rebekah (from NC)
Rebekah (from NC)
Thank you for that great tip, Rebekah!
Events and Announcements
SSK hosted by TheKnitGirllls in Nashville TN July 15 to 19
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.
Knitting Pipeline Cornerstone Fall Retreat in Washington IL
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October 21-24, 2015 Washington IL
Summer is in full swing here with warmer temperatures…though not too hot. Our woods is so dense and thick that it sometimes reminds me of a tropical forest…although I have never been to one. Last week I mentioned that we do not have house wrens nesting in our wren houses this year and we sometimes have had 3. I was thinking about what might be different this year from previous years and the one thing that came to my mind is that we have had a lot of blue jays at the platform feeder. I have defended Blue jays and I do believe they get a bad rap. This is the first year we’ve had so many Blue jays here so I started thinking that the wrens might have been put off by that. We decided to stop filling the platform feeder for a while to see what happens. It is empty now and looks a little sad. There are fewer birds, mostly fewer blue jays. We have the safflower tube feeder hanging from the red oak tree, the niger thistle feeder for the goldfinches, and of course the hummingbird feeder.
Our nature quote is from author and blogger Ann Voskamp.
Girl’s Best Friend by Bronwyn Hahn
I’ve been a Shawl Slacker.
Last shawl I knit (other than design work) was Susan B Anderson’s Hayward Shawl in February. (Mom’s Lichen is more of a scarf).
Last project with beading was Henslowe by Beth Kling in July 2013!
Fleegle Beader reviewed previously. I don’t use it now. Would not recommend. Shreds yarn.
In the Pipeline
Stash Dash by TheKnitGirllls
My own stash has been shrinking and it is fun to watch the bin get more empty. Everyone has his or her own idea of stash and I’m not here to judge. I only know when I start feeling uncomfortable then it is time to cut back. I’ve been on stashdown since September 2014 and its been fun. I’ve been intentionally knitting from stash and trying to be creative about it.
In the Piping Circle
Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums will play for Honor Flight on Tuesday June 9.
Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Saturday May 16 we took second place in Grade V
Sat June 6 Milwaukee Games
Have a great week, haste ye back, and hold your knitting close.