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Friday, June 19, 2015

Episode 214 Lemon Chiffon

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Pipeliner Notes

2 Guys Yarn Co Vending at SSK and Stitches Midwest along with many other festivals.

Special SSK Colorway Our Garden Path

Click for Kiley Update

Just wanted to let you know that I finished opening all of the envelopes/packages tonight. We were still receiving mail a few days after the end of the month so we decided to wait until after my graduation to tally all of the numbers. I received 357 hats in total. It was amazing. Thank you so much for helping me with my project and talking about it on your podcast. And just so you know #128 pearlofthepacific won the skein of Wollmeise from my mom. I will be donating the hats to Way to Grow in Minneapolis as my cousin is a social worker there and they work with society’s most isolated children and their families through a home visit model. They are thrilled to be receiving the hats and I will post pictures on the ClickforKiley IG account if anyone wants to follow along. Thanks again, Kiley

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Happy to hear you're coming to Nashville! We should do some kind of knitting meetup while you're here, I'm a huge fan of your podcast :)
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 Download Registration Materials here. Registrations starting to roll in. Cornerstone Inn back in the mix!

October 21-24, 2015 Washington IL

Yes, I will be collecting Mittens for Maine and Cornerstone Retreats!

Nature Notes

You might remember that we had stopped filling our platform feeder hoping to distract the bluejays and send them off to our neighbors feeders. Don’t tell our neighbors, but it worked. We have only the occasional blue jay and have more variety with Rosebreasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Bunting and lots of the usual visitors. We did not achieve the goal of nesting house wrens but we knew it was an outside chance. The blue jays are hilarious with some of their calls. One call definitely sounds like someone blowing on a cheap whistle. It’s loud too.

We’ve had more rain and there is more in the forecast. Peoria is situated on the banks of the Illinois River. It is a large river and is expected to crest this weekend. We are already several feet over flood stage and they are sandbagging downtown. We will have flooding but not to the extent of April 2013 which was record flood here and coincided with our Knitting Pipeline Spring retreat. That was interesting for sure although Washington is far enough from the river that we were not affected, at least by the river although a lot of people had water in their homes.

Needle Notes

Inspired by Martha aka Knitcrit’s at Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat

Lemon Chiffon by Taiga Hilliard Designs

It will be cuter with a real Bebe in it.

In the Pipeline

I will mail a selection of these books to the first person posting in our Ravelry thread here for this episode. (U.S. addresses only since books are heavy)

The Widow’s War  by Sally Gunning. 2007

Four Meals for Fourpence: A heartwarming tale of family life in London’s old East End by Grace Foakes. Reprint of 3 books published in early 1970’s

Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores: How we overcame hardship to raise a happy fam,ily in the 1950’s.

New Reading

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear (608 pp)

The Joy of Less: a Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay (Title is not minimalist, is it?   (Life Changing Magic of Tidying up)



On Netflix:

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Bloodline  (recommended by 2 Knit Lit Chicks)


 Prairie Bag Works and Clear View Farm among vendors.

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pebble Beach KAL with Curious Handmade

July 5 is the last date to post entries in the thread.

My Newest Design

Cave Point to be published by Quince & Co during Shawl Week. Tues June 23, 2015

After release of Cave Point post in Ravelry thread that you have purchased the pattern.

I’m going to have a fun little drawing for 3 skeins of Quince & Co Chickadee in your choice of color, purchased by me and sent to you for your knitting pleasure. After the pattern is released on June 23, you can purchase the pattern either on the Quince site or on Ravelry. I will start a thread that day. Post in the thread that you have purchased the pattern or the e-book. We are on the honor system. I will draw a winner via Random Number Generator. If you want to purchase a gift pattern for a friend you can do one of those and post as a separate thread but no double posting (i.e. friend cannot also post since she did not purchase).

Dates to post are June 23 through Friday June 26. I’ll order and you will receive it in time for our Cave Point KAL that will start on July 3 through Sept 3.

Quince is sponsoring a Shawl KAL in their group.

Cave Point Knit Along starts July 3, 2015

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


Kathleen Kibblehouse said...

Paula: Congratulations on your new design and participation in such a worthy event! I just can't wait for June 23rd now and will have this on the needles in no time. Is it still raining at your place? My toes are starting to web! Enough already!

Esther said...

Hi Paula,
I can hardly wait until your Cave Point shawl makes it's debut tomorrow! So exciting and an wonderful honor for you!
Although I can't attend either your Cornerstone or Maine retreats, I'd love to knit up some mittens for you to donate this winter. Where shall I send them?

Since October when I first learned about you I look forward to listening to your new podcast edition as I take my Saturday morning walk. The rest of the week I listen to your past podcasts in order to catch up since I don't want to miss a thing! Each episode is so enjoyable and all that you share about knitting, nature, recipes, books, etc is so appreciated. I especially love when you get together with Charr, Bronwyn and Sarah. You guys have so much fun together and it puts a smile on my face and sometimes I laugh out loud along with you. I wonder what the people who see me as I'm walking might think. Oh, who cares about them!!! They have no idea what fun they are missing.

I'm holding my knitting close,

Martha said...

Hi Paula,

Your knitted dress is beautiful. Bebe will be well dressed by her grandmother. Oh and you must tell us if you and Bob have a preferences for your new names with Bebe. I'm partial to Grammmie.

Excited to knit your shawl and be part of the Pipeliner community. It is such a warm and loving group.

One comment about wrens. Here in the northeast, the mortality rate from the harsh winter lowered our population. Especially for Carolina wrens. Hope you get a late nester.

Thanks for the episode.


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