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

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Episode 268 Fair Winter’s White Quilt

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Pipeliner Notes

Thank you to all who sent birthday greetings… lunch with Kevin and Heather, Kevin gave me yarn that he purchased at The Fiber Universe. Middle School surprise.

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. Laurieux who is Laura from CA, Siamese4me who is Missy from NJ, Mimifan from CA, jcstormy who is Jayne from WI, WiTatter who is Becky in Wi but who has family in IL, hpadkisson who is Heidi from Seattle, Liz-Knits who is Liz in AZ, Luci-marie in NJ, originally from IL, and ChrisB who is Christy from Kansas

As always thank you also for the 5 star ratings and reviews on iTunes. There is a new review from one of our new group members, WItatter.

Events

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Sleep Inn Rooms—call number on blog or in registration information and ask for front desk.

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

Registration will open December 1, 2017. (earliest pm date). All information is ready and as soon as I am finished with this podcast I will record a short episode about the retreat registration.

Amy Detjen will be teaching Brioche at the workshops on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

Nature Notes

It doesn’t feel like winter until we have our first snowfall which is usually within a few days of Dec 1. This year we were awakened on Sunday Dec 4 with a very light snow that lasted throughout the day with large, languid flakes and virtually no wind. It was so beautiful outside. With a wet snow the tree trunks are darker and you have the contrast of the charcoal of the trees with the white snow. The birds were especially busy at the feeders during the snowfall and immediately following. A Flicker has been making regular visits and we have the usual array of downy woodpeckers, nuthatches, cardinals, tufted titmice, and finches coming and going most of the day. We are back into offering a full buffet of black sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, niger thistle seed, and suet. Bon appétit!

The owls are not interested in our seeds but they are interested in the feeders that attract both birds and small mammals that forage in the seed on the ground. In the 9 years we have lived here we have mostly heard and seen the Barred Owl with an occasional Great Horned Owl and Screech Owl (heard but not seen). This year it seems the Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, which is my favorite owl, has taken over the territory. Their lower, more sonorous and soft, callings punctuate the evenings and early mornings when it is too dark to see them. I’m hoping we have a sighting soon.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

December 4 snowfall was about 4"


Squirrel using his tail as an umbrella.


Needle Notes

Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson


Seven Sisters Arts Matrika (generous mini skein gift from Karen)


Blethering Room

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery

I bought 2 skeins of Leading Men Fiber arts. Oh Christmas Tree in Show Stopper, Cherry Blossoms in Show Stealer (MCN), Madeline Tosh Toshsock in Yoko colorway.

Madeline Tosh Pashmina in Blood Runs Cold. Brilliant Red tonal for Clara Dress by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen

Instant Pot (Electric Pressure Cooker) This is the one I bought in July for $68.99.

Instant pot Thread in Knitting Pipeline Group


In The Pipeline

Making Magazine No 2 Fauna

Doe Cap by Jenny Gordy

Butterfly and Cocoon by Susan B Anderson

Open Waters Shawl by Melanie Berg

Project Peace by Christina Campbell

#peacealong2016 and #projectpeace on Instagram.

Seven Sisters Arts Matrika and other silk blends.

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.