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Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co. and Knitcircus Yarns

Friday, July 1, 2016

Episode 253 Hooray for Six Years!

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Pipeliner Notes

It’s the 6th anniversary of Knitting Pipeline! Thank you so much for your involvement and support. I could not have done it without YOU!

Hi Paula,
I was listening to your podcast #252 on my way to a class on Button Making with Bronwyn :) when I heard you talking about short row knitting techniques. In the conversation you referenced Carol Feller’s Crafsty classes. I wanted to also let you know that Carol has a book out called “Short Row Knits: A Master Workshop with 20 Learn-As-You-Knit Projects.” It’s a great reference book and really opened my eyes to all the different types of short rows you can use. With each type of short row, Carol talks about when it is the best time to use the technique. This is definitely a book that should be in every knitter’s reference library.

Happy Knitting!


Stitches Midwest August 4-7! Join us!

Actually Knitting PALKAL

Mother Bear KAL 2 Knit Lit Chicks

  • Knit or crochet bears for the Mother Bear Project
  • The Mother Bear Project distributes handknit bears to children in countries (mostly Africa) who have been affected by HIV/AIDS Any bears knit or crocheted in 2016 are eligible to be entered in the 2 Knit Lit Chicks FO thread for prizes. Separate photo for each bear please!
  • 313 bears were entered last year in our KAL. We want to beat that number this year!
  • Dates 7/1/16 - 9/31/16. Must be a member of the group to enter
  • Please go to the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Podcast group for more information.

Knitting Pipeline Eagle Crest Fall Retreat 2016

With Workshop by Amy Detjen, Knitting Author, Designer, Teacher, and of KnitCircus Yarns and Podcast

October 19-22, 2016

Eagle Crest Camp and Retreat Center

Nature Notes

In the last episode I wrote about trees, which was a topic inspired by Jenni of the Lone Larch Podcast. Thank you to everyone who wrote to me and who participated in the thread. Your tree memories are so beautiful. I’m going to be sharing a few of these each week for the rest of the summer because I think others will enjoy them as well.

From Missy, Marynvoigt, on Ravelry.

Good morning - hope the sun is shining where you are!  We have just been out in the little garden harvesting our first potatoes - little fingerlings.  Not too many, but we are learning.  Growing things is such a wonder.

I have always loved trees too, and have so many memories of trees in the yard of my childhood.  A great oak right outside my window, the perfect climbing maple in the front yard with just the right perch for leaning back and reading a book.  I am sorry for the child who does not have a chance to learn to climb a tree.

I loved hearing about your dad and his trees, and the wood too.  In 1981 a tornado hit Nashville and tore right through my parents' yard.  (We had four acres.)  It uprooted around 40 mature trees - oaks, walnuts, maples.  Luckily (miraculously really) none hit the house.  Mom and Dad saved the wood, and several years later presented each of us four children with a table made from the fallen trees.  Each has a plaque on the inside.  The table is very special to me especially since Mom and Dad later moved.  I can only imagine how much you treasure anything that was made by your father's own hands.
Mr. Jim Reed was the father of a friend of mine.  He died a few years ago, and I thought I would pass on a small excerpt from his obituary.  A wonderful, generous man.
From his obituary:

One of Mr. Reed's pleasures in later life was propagating Bur Oak trees. Each fall, he gathered and potted acorns, and nursed them into small seedlings. When a friend had a new baby in the family or another special occasion, Mr. Reed would plant a tiny oak in their yard to commemorate the event. Over the years, these small trees have become mighty oaks, sprinkled around the city. One stands along the entrance wall at Centennial Park........"

It was very special to receive one of Jim Reed's baby trees. 

Needle Notes

Mignon by Loop London
2 Guys Yarn Co MCN Collection DK Plum Majesty colorway

Lemon Chiffon by Taiga Hilliard

Frog Tree Picoboo cotton and bamboo

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

Birthday Girl and her chair

1 comment:

Martha said...

Bebe is one! Wow. She's beautiful. Happy birthday to her and happy podcast anniversary to you Paula. Loved Missy's letter too. KP is a dear community. Great episode.

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