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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Episode 249 Maine Retreat Info and Q & A

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Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me recently. Welcome to New Pipeliners who have introduced themselves in the welcome thread or to me in a personal message: AngelLisa from Florida, Gritknits who is Brenda from Seattle, MuddyMoose who is Sally from Alaska, Knitlibris3x3 who is from Historical NE, and amosgw who is Amy from PA.

Thank you all for introducing yourselves and becoming part of the Knitting Pipeline Community on Ravelry.

I appreciate your reviews and star ratings on iTunes.

One of the questions was about closing the gap when picking up sleeve stitches on a raglan sweater. This is the same technique you can use to close the gap on socks when you transition from picking up the sleeves along the heel flap to the instep stitches. The hole is often called a "pig's eye".

Tutorial on Closing the Gap on Socks (or Sleeves)


Maine and Cornerstone Retreats

Maine Sept 18-22 Registration opens May 14-16 and beyond.

Nature Notes

Last week I totally misspoke when I mentioned the difference between the juvenile male Cardinals and the mature males. You birders were too kind to mention it. It is the juvenile male that has the dark, almost black beak and it turns red later on.

Hummingbirds are here in greater numbers now. The woods are filling in even more. We’ve had a lot of rain and the leaves look almost iridescent at times. The barred owls are very busy these days. One night they were right outside our bedroom window, several of them with their barking sound. It is somewhat frustrating to know they are right there but not be able to see them in the dark. Then suddenly they are gone and you don’t hear them fly at all due to their special feathers.

Other bird sightings this week are Indigo Bunting, more Grosbeaks, both male and female, House wren singing all day which I love, and bluebirds.

A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost

Needle Notes

Calligraphy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

Socks in Dancing Dog Dyeworks

Keeping track of rows tutorial.

Custom Socks: Knit to fit your Feet by Kate Atherley

Giveaway! Custom Socks: Knit to Fit your Feet DVD.

Winner is #9 Aizome!

Birthday Box of Socks

New needles: Knitter’s Pride Cubics size 0 dpns

Sock heel formula

·        Flap is on half the stitches. Knit this flap to be a square.

·        Mark middle of heel flap

·        Sl 1. knit to middle, sm, knit 2 (or 3) SSK, K1 Turn

·        Sl 1, purl to middle, sm, purl 2, P2 Tog, P1, Turn

·        Knit to gap, close gap with SSK, k1, turn.

·        Continue in pattern until there are no more gaps.

In The Piping Circle

Funeral last week…locked myself in the car. I was an hour from home…

In The Pipeline


Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen 2016

The Cabin at Singing River by Chris Czajkowski


Madame Secretary


Far from the Madding Crowd (movie)

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Leisa said...


Hello! I have been listening to your podcasts for more then a year now. I not only look forward to Friday because it is the end of the work week and I will have more knitting time on the weekend but also because I know Paula is putting out a new podcast.

When I listen to your voice I relax as your voice has that effect on me. Many times I begin the podcast on my drive to work and finish it up while I eat lunch at my desk. I look forward to nature notes and find them so educational. I must live in a very similiar setting as you and I have learned so much about the birds at my feeder from you.

I find myself quoting "Paula" at knit night and sharing your knitting tips.
Yours was the very first podcast I ever listened to.

Thank goodness I can go back to older Knitting Pipeline podcasts while I wait for a new one to come out on Friday. I also enjoy the video extra's you release each month. It is so nice to see your knitting projects and also your beautiful quilts!

Thank you for the time and have invested in your podcasts. I have learned so much about the fiber community through you. I still consider myself a new knitter and found a wealth of knowledge when I found the Knitting Pipeline. I refer to your video tutorials when needed. You taught me how to do the Russian bind off! Happy Knitting!

Leisa from Ohio

Happy knitting!

keti said...

Many times I begin the podcast on my drive to work and finish it up while I eat lunch at my desk. I look forward to nature notes and find them so educational. I liked your blog, Take the time to visit the me and say that the change in design and meniu?

Unknown said...

Thank you for the tips on sock knitting. I have made many pairs of socks for my sons but still learned a couple of new tips. I appreciate it !M

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