Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Episode 264 Abide Shawl, Brioche, Eagle Crest

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This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.

At Quince & Co  we have brand new designs for fall in The Lodge Collection from designers Melissa LaBarre, Cecily Glowik McDonald and Bristol Ivy. We also have  brand new colors in Finch, Lark, and Puffin—Smoke, Canvas, Maple, Stream, and root.  www.quinceandco.com.

Knitcircus celebrates fun, a passion for knitting, and the delight of beautiful yarn.

We are always creating new colorways of our gorgeous, hand-dyed, gradient yarn.  Feliz Navidad is our most popular new colorway yet! You are invited to our Holiday Kickoff Party at the Knitcircus Studio on Nov 18 5 to 8 PM. www.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. I enjoy taking Craftsy classes and have learned so much while taking them at my own pace. Please click on the icon in the right sidebar before purchasing a class or supplies as I receive credit for it. Thank you!

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Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. KnittinNut8 who is Sue from CA.

As always thank you also for the 5 star ratings and reviews on iTunes.

Rhinebeck sightings and friends:

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Ysolda Teague

Annielights of Little Skein in the big wool, RamonaFirehorse, Melissa The Spicy Homemaker, Tammy who is DarthKnitter, Clair of NH Knits and The Woolly Thistle, Sarapomegranate of Yarns at Yin Hoo, Jadee, Andi of AndreSueKnits, Lynne from  Two Tangled Skeins, SOWaters and Diane from Knitabulls.

Events

Soctober Giveaway!

Thank you to moderator, TheaMidnight!

Sock-tacular Prize Package!

PrairieBagWorks

Enter the prize drawing here!


  • Bag by PrairieBagWorks (Sue). Adorable sheep fabric. Gray background. Features large handle and tab, 2 inside pockets, 10” fabric ruler stitched inside (trademark feature on certain types of bags) flat bottom, zippered top, key ring inside, 2 stitch markers (heart, sheep), I love knitting charm on the zipper pull. Find her on etsy PrairieBagWorks, This bag is a steel at $25 with all these extras.
  • Hue Loco Phyllis Sock in Frost colorway. 80/20 Merino Nylon Superwash. Blues, pinks purples, greens
  • Sock Ruler donated by www.sockruler.com. Adult and child’s.
  • Stitch Markers and case by The Snarky Llama or SlapYourLlama on etsy. Keep Calm Carry On.


Surprise Random Prize Drawing from Soctober Thread. Needle Felted bag by Mimers66. HudsonValleyKnits.com and video podcast.  #74 who is Beewing. Replied to post by Rohanknitter showing her Destination yarn Copenhagen skein…This skein looks gorgeous. Always love your color sense, though!

Surprise Random Drawing

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16

Registration will open soon. I am working on the details now.

Amy Detjen will be teaching Brioche at the workshops.







Nature Notes

It is so gorgeous in the woods now. There is more bright yellow in the leaves that are left on the trees. Maple trees in our neighborhood are vivid red. I just saw a goldfinch…all the males have changed to their winter colors now, drinking from our water feature just outside where I record. Usually they sit on the edge and drink from there but this one perched on a rock and sipped from the fountain. There are a lot of robins in the neighborhood. I saw a flock on my morning walk and there are some foraging outside now. The juncos are back, hopping along on the ground picking up seeds that have fallen from the feeders.l Yesterday on an afternoon walk I saw 2 butterflies! That is on October 31. One was a yellow sulphur and the other was a monarch. Good sightings but I hope that monarch keeps moving south as we could get very cold weather quite soon.

Sometimes people think that woodpeckers must get a headache or concussion when they drum or peck on trees. Fortunately for woodpeckers their skulls are spongy so to absorb pressure.

 Why Woodpeckers Don’t Get Concussions by Stephanie Pappos. Live Science.

Bird Brains: Why Woodpeckers Don’t Get Concussions by Nicole Fisher

The force of a woodpecker head-pounding can easily be a force of 1,000 times that of gravity. That would easily kill a human.

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts. –Coleman Cox

Needle Notes


Swift by Shannon Cook

Toddler Swift by PrairiePiper

Journey: A Collaboration by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Quince & Co Chickadee Sedum Colorway

Abide Shawl by Kirsten Kapur


Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur


Chromatic Cowl by Amy Detjen (free)


Brioche is like the airlines. Great when things are going well and not so good when they go bad.

I used deep deep stash with the idea that this was a learning piece but it actually turned out ok. Brioche easier to learn with two colors.

Amy gave us tips and when we had problems she was a calm troubleshooter.
Paula and Amy


Craftsy Class Brioche Made Easy with Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. Please use link in side-bar. Thanks!

Eagle Crest Retreat

Great location, acoustics good, natural light. Notes to improve next year. Dates next year are Nov 1-4.

Iceland Bound in 2017!

Debbie gives KnitCompanion tutorial


Our lovely space for knitting



Cozy corner of room with sofas and big chairs



Book Notes

Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur. 5 Stars! 30 designs.

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

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I play the Great Highland Pipes, knit, observe nature, and read. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper. Find me on Instagram as KnittingPipeline.