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At Quince & Co we are excited to introduce Ibis, a big sister to our laceweight Piper. A 2-ply bulky weight comprised of the same Texas-sourced 50% super kid mohair, 50% superfine merino content, Ibis boasts the same gorgeous halo, sheen, and silky softness, in a luscious heavier weight that's quick to knit and super warm. Perfect for accessories and sweaters that are meant to keep the cold at bay.
Knitcircus Yarns has a brand-new club with DK and Worsted-weight yarn. Each Go Big Club package features a different luxury yarn, accompanied by delightful gifts. The exclusive kettle-dyed and gradient colors are for members only! Membership closes February 5th, and they'll go as fast as knitting up a cowl out of yummy worsted-weight yarn. Visit Knitcircus.com to join.
Other major sponsors for the Knitting Pipeline Retreat are:
Klose Knit in Urbana IL
The Fiber Universe, Peoria IL
Ewe-nique Yarns, Morton IL
Peddler’s Way Quilt Co Washington IL
Le Mouton Rouge Knittery, Bloomington IL
You can also find me here:
Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.
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Simone Cross has left a new comment on your post "Episode 238 Mae Cardi and Aziza Bonnet":
I love your pod- and video casts Paula. You are so easy to listen to and generous sharing your life-knitting and otherwise, with us all. Plus we are also bird watchers, but in Australia, and we love hearing of the birds that visit you.
I wanted to ask your opinion and suggest a show topic at the same time.
I would love to attend a knitting retreat and this would be a major trip, all the way from Oz. I don't know which one would be best or even, all that are available. I have heard you talk about your knitting retreat which sounds fabulous, and Susan B Anderson recount of SSK. Are there others?
Keep up the great work you do, entertaining us all, sharing tips and techniques, while we are knitting away at home!
All our love from Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Knitter’s Review: A Calender of Events by Clara Parkes.
Retreats are very personal and vary widely. I’ve never been to a retreat that I didn’t enjoy. I’ve always made new friends. I don’t think a retreat needs to have a lot of activities planned. Knitters have their own activity and mostly they just want to be together and knit.
Thank you to everyone who purchased the Fish Lips Kiss Heel to support Patty-Joy, Sox Therapist, who is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer. I purchased the pattern for 3 people but I would like to buy more so send me your name or your friends names.
February Retreat and the Georgia Retreat are both full. Sleep Inn is totally booked so stay tuned for Retreat Notes for an offer for housing.
Market at Feb Retreat is open to the public 2-4 PM Sat Feb 27, 2016
I am going to Curioushandmade’s Country Manor Retreat in Cumbria! March 14-17. I’m going to tie this in with a visit to my good friend in Troon, on the west coast of Scotland and then to Edinburgh Yarn Festival. At the Edinburgh Yarn Festival there is a Podcast Lounge sponsored by Blacker Yarns and organized by Louise of KnitBritish Podcast.
I’ll be in the Podcast Lounge for the Podcaster meet up on Friday 1-2 PM and probably on Sat as well.
Enjoyed the show! I for one especially enjoy the nature notes. I have always been a bird watcher of sorts, but recently I have become even more so since I began working from home. My office window looks out into our backyard and under this gutter we have a bucket like dish that catches water. The birds love it and we keep it clean and full of water for them. The last few days the water has been iced over and I go out every now and then and break it up and pour warm water into it. We have every Robin in the state of Oklahoma at our house. HA! HA! So many Robins! And it is ALL business at that water bucket. I get a kick out of watching them and the squirrels. This morning I toasted myself and the birds some toast. I looked outside to check the status of the toast and it was still there, but just minutes later I look out and it was gone. I don’t know if a crow or squirrel got it or what, but it was gone pretty quickly. Anyway, I find myself catering to the birds more and more each day. It is pretty funny. I joked with my husband that my life has gone to the birds! Anyway, sorry for the ramblings. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing the nature news in your backyard.
Thank you Tanknit, for the reminder that water-- and especially the sound of water will attract birds. We have a natural source of water on our property so I tend to forget how important it is.
Make your own water source with a gallon milk jug with hole and aluminum pie tin below.
Remember to tag your projects in Ravelry with the year.
Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel from Sock Architecture. Sized for me.
Gales Art Wonder Sock Yarn Superwash BFL 75% and 25% nylon. 465 yd (425 m) Colorway: Graffiti.
Wool Peddler’s Shawl by Cheryl Oberle
Folk Shawls: 25 Knitting Patterns and Tales from around the World by Cheryl Oberle
In the Piping Circle
Happy Burn’s Day (Jan 25)to all our Scottish friends around the world!
Check out the thread in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group about alternative housing for the Feb Retreat.
311 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, IL, 61801
Ewe-Nique Yarns, Etc.
110 E Queenwood Rd, Morton, IL, 61550
The Fiber Universe
305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
127 Peddler’s Way, Washington IL 61571
Le Mouton Rouge Knittery 1206 Towanda Ave, Suite 1, Bloomington, IL or on the web at lmrknittery.com!
Thank you to our vendor sponsors.
Here’s a few lines from by For Honest Poverty by Robert Burns
'A Man's a Man for A' That'
For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that.
This video does not show the lyrics but I like this vocalist. The photos show many of the Burns' sites such as the humble cottage where he was born in Alloway, where he lived in Dumfries, and his burial place.
Haste ye back!