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|Elmer Blanket and Arlo
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Feb 26-27, 2016 (Fri 2 PM to Sat 4 PM)
with optional Yarn Crawl/Workshop Fun Day on Thursday Feb 25, 2016
Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St, Washington IL, 61571 (corner of N Main and Rt 24)
- Friday, Feb 26th Doors open at 2 PM. Dinner at 6 PM
- Saturday, Feb 27th Doors open at 8 AM. Retreat hours: 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday Feb 25th Yarn Crawl and Workshop Fun Day
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- Cornerstone Inn Bed and Breakfast There are 7 rooms. 309-267-1878
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Meadowlark Yarns-- New shop in Cheyenne WY
Question from Susan B Anderson on the Eurosteam iron I reviewed in the last episode.
I ordered my new iron!! My old iron leaks all over, I think it has been dropped quite a few times and well, it’s just getting really old. I can’t wait.
I have a question for you about blocking the shawl with the iron. How exactly did you do that? I’m curious.
Answer: I did not steam the garter stitch portion. I used the burst of steam feature and pressed along the lace section. (I refer to Perfect Retreat Shawl by Susan B Anderson.)
with mixed feelings I had to establish that I’ve run out of back episodes of your podcast, and that I now have to settle for one per week like everybody else. Of course this will give me time to catch up on other things - like audio books - but as I’ve now put it in my three (US, Swedish and Swiss) iTunes reviews…
I’d also like to add that I like your chuckle - and of course the pure laugh fests that sometimes occur when Bronwyn and Sarah visit...
I know the saying goes, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t”, but after all I did have a lot nice to say, so I hope you don’t take it so much as a reproach, as maybe a friendly reminder, when I tell you that there’s only one way you’ve ever managed to ruffle my feathers the wrong way. That’s when you’ve said things like “all patterns in this collection, but the tunic with ruffles, is suitable for both boys and girls” or “all but such and such colors out of this line are unisex”. It makes me wonder if you’ve never heard of and felt for any boys who wanted to wear for example a purple tunic, or in my mind even worse, if you wouldn’t approve. I don’t have kids myself - only nephews, one of whom happens to love pink - but I’ve seen and heard plenty of stories like this, some of which of course have had tragic outcomes, when the child in question wasn’t met with love and compassion. As I think you come across as a friendly and open minded person, I just thought maybe you’d want to consider that there might be other listeners out there who feel saddened that their children aren’t considered normal according to such stereotypes. Maybe it’s my Scandinavian side being radical about this, but this blog post pretty much describes where I’m coming from with this remark.
In closing, a big and heartfelt thank you for having taken the time and effort to put out your precious podcasts - not to mention blog posts tutorials. I look forward to many more!
When did Girls Start Wearing Pink (Smithsonian.com)
Girls are taught to “Think Pink” but that wasn’t Always So by Susan Stamberg
The History of Pink and Blue (Gender Spectrum Weekly)
· Now that most people know the gender of the baby prior to birth gender specific clothing is even more prevalent.
· Would I knit a pink sweater for a boy? If asked, yes. If not asked, no.
· Gender neutral knitted baby items have not gone over that well in my experience.
We have had rain for 2 solid days…one of them was the 2 year anniversary of the Nov 17 2013 tornado in our town. If you drive through Washington IL today you would scarcely notice that there had been such widespread damage. On Sunday afternoon we were invited to the new home of good friends who lost their home and belongings in the tornado. They built on the same lot with the same basic house footprint but with a more modern home—and first floor master bedroom. So there are some good things. Although we just keep telling ourselves “It’s just another day” we can’t help but remember some of the terrifying moments and yet we remember the blessings too.
Wool Baby by Melissa LaBarre $12
2 cardigans, a bonnet with lace, and textured blanket all in Quince yarn.
- Arlo, a buttoned
baby cardigan, Lark in Parsley
- Aziza, a lace
baby bonnet, Lark in Carrie’s Yellow
- Elmer, a cozy
baby blanket, Osprey in Apricot
- Mae, an open-front cropped cardi, Chickadee in Belize
Can’t wait to start knitting these!
Quince & Co is giving away one copy of the e-book. Post in the prize thread telling us which design you would knit first and perhaps the Quince color you would choose.
Some of my favorite Quince and Quince-friendly patterns:
Camilla Babe by Carrie Bostick Hoge. Garter Stitch with lace panel down front. Pullover. Quince & Co Lark.
Quince & Co Baby and Child Collection
Baby Kelpie by Pam Allen in Willet (Cleaner Cotton)
Little Willet by Dawn Catanzaro
Marynvoigt’s Little Willet in Goldfinch
Leila Babe Cap by Carrie Bostick Hoge (not published by Quince) in Tern (fingering weight)
Prairie Piper’s Leila Babe Cap for Helene
In the Pipeline
15% off the Knitvent 2015 collection with KPKnitvent15 good until November 30th 2015.
Haste ye back!