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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Episode 228 Voices from Cornerstone 2015

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Most of this episode was recorded on Friday October 23rd while the knitters from Cornerstone Fall Retreat were at my home. We enjoyed lunch, sat outside in the beautiful fall weather amongst the gorgeous colors, and later in the afternoon they came down in groups of 5 or so to record. I will warn you that there is quite a lot of ambient noise as we were downstairs and 20 were upstairs having a grand time. You get used to it after a while but if not, come back to next week’s show. I may not link all the references in the show notes because there are quite a few but if you have questions you can ask and I’ll try to find out for you.


I will have the registration ready soon for the Spring Retreat which is February 26-27, 2016 in Washington IL. The optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day starts on Feb 25.

 The information a will come out about 2 weeks before the earliest postmark date which will be Dec 1. That’s after Thanksgiving here in the US and everyone should have time to get the information, fill out a registration and send it in by US mail. I will put that out in a separate podcast episode which will say clearly in the subject line that it is for Spring Retreat. Links to the registration materials will be on the website and in both Ravelry groups.

Cornerstone Inn and Sleep Inn have room blocks.
Do not book online as you cannot access the block of rooms. Call directly and ask for a room in the Knitting Pipeline Block. We have 40 rooms reserved.

15% off the Knitvent 2015 collection with KPKnitvent15 good until November 30th 2015.

Knitvent 2015 by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade
- a holiday collection of 6 delightful surprises

• The Knitvent 2015 Collection is available to buy at a special early bird price now until November 4th.
• Includes six beautiful accessory patterns, including two shawls!
• You’ll receive one pattern each week for six weeks, starting Thursday November 5th.
• The patterns will be delivered automatically, so opening your message is like peeking behind the window of an advent calendar to see what’s inside!

Just a few Cornerstone notes that did not make it into the conversation.

Mittens.  32 pair! Thanks to everyone who donated. We took them to Threads, Hope, and Love and they were thrilled to receive them.

Seven Sisters Arts mini skeins! Thank you, Karen! 

Group 1

Hope/ HopeH


Plymouth Happy Feet 100 Splash

Ewe-nique Yarns, Inc. Morton IL

Summertide Mystery KAL by Curioushandmade

Perfect Retreat Shawl by Susan B Anderson

Group 2



They look so serious, but they weren't.

Dangling Conversation by Mindy Ross

Sister Bay and Cave Point by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos

Pebble Beach by Helen Stewart

Jen Lucas Designs

Jul Shawl Pins

Group 3



The following two recipes were requested by Cornerstone Retreat Attendees

Chai Spice Cake

1 white cake mix

¾ cup David Rio Tiger Spice Chai

1 ½ -2 bags Heath English Toffee Bits (without chocolate)

8 oz Cool Whip

Mix cake as directed on box (I used whole eggs ‘cause I forgot to separate the whites as directed on the box). Then fold in Chai mix and ¾ -1 bag of Toffee Bits.

Pour batter into a greased  9 x 13 pan or jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes til toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle a few toffee bits on top of cake after it comes out of oven if desired.

When cake is totally cool,  frost with Cool Whip and sprinkle more Toffee Bits on top of Cool Whip.

For added calories and yum factor, you might try drizzling each piece with chocolate syrup and/or caramel sauce.


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

Fun times on the deck

Gathering Room Knitters

Chef Jerry photobomb of Sister Bay and Cave Point Shawls

Mittens donated to Threads Hope and Love

HopeH shows Ellison Bay

Barb, aka bsneedleman shows her The Hole Story by Michelle Hunter

FitzKnitz721 shows Susan B Anderson's Perfect Retreat Shawl

Deck knitters

Kitchen helpers Sarah and Theresa

1 comment:

Knitting is Gluten Free said...

How wonderful it was to hear everyone's voices, to hear the laughter, and to hear the stories! Thank you, Paula. -- Love, Lee Bernstein

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