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

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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Episode 269 Lush, Beans, and 2016 Review

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

At Quince & Co  you will find 100% American grown wool and responsibly grown plant fibers. Our yarns are springy, they’re soft, and you will love knitting with them.  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.  One of our new colors,  Birds of a Feather is inspired by A holiday party graphic. This vintage-style gradient gives you soft blues and warm reds for a perfect cozy knit.  www.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $99 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar before purchasing a class or supplies I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

You can also find me here:

Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline






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. Chickenfoot who is Susan from Chicago and SweetScissors who is Rina from Moscow.

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

Events
Knitting Pipeline Retreat
February 17-18 with optional Workshop and Yarn Crawl Fun Day on Feb 16
Details and links in Ravelry Groups

Registration in Progress!

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

Needle Notes

Tip: Draw schematic of your finished knitted item. Take a photo and put on Ravelry page.

Beans the Cat by Linda Dawkins


Lush Cardigan by TinCanKnits (Emily Wessel)

Quince & Co Phoebe in Mercury Colorway


Tip for Recycling Yarn

1.      Unraveled sweater on Swift.

2.      Wound yarn onto Niddy Noddy and ties off skeins.

3.      Used Euro Steam iron to steam out the kinks. Hung over ironing board to dry.

Project Peace by Christina Campbell

#peacealong2016 and #projectpeace on Instagram.

Seven Sisters Arts Matrika and other silk blends.

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

I had about 4 inches on the dress and decided it was too big. The bottom of the skirt measured 42". Unfortunately there is no schematic for this pattern so you have no easy way to see if you are off. The skirt is supposed to be large but this seems excessive.

Despite gauge swatch, my new gauge seems too big. Closer to 5.5 sts per inch instead of 6.

Tip from JanMarieKnits: Buy t-shirt in the size she is currently wearing and use to size knitted garment.

2016 Review=59 Projects and 1 Design

1 design—Crooked Ewe Cowl

Shawls (10)

1.      Wool Peddler

2.      Balsam Hollow

3.      Hilltop Shawl

4.      Holyrood

5.      Talisman

6.      Amulet

7.      Asana

8.      Golden Sand

9.      Quill

10.   Abide

Socks-16 pair

Women’s size 6.5-7

1.      Zigzagular

2.      Bootstrap

3.      Zigzagular #2

4.      Dancing Dog Dyeworks

5.      Smooth Operator #1

6.      Smooth Operator #2

Men’s Size 12

1.      Socks that Rock

2.      Felici

3.      Dragonfly Fibers

4.      Wellesly Socks

5.      Into the Whirled

6.      Cakewalk Yarn

7.      Happy Go Lucky

8.      Smooth Operator #3

9.      Smooth Operator #4

10.   Beyond Vanilla by Mina Phillip (75% done)

Baby-14

1.      Mae Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre

2.      Mae Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre

3.      Mae Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre

4.      Mae Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre

5.      Aziza Bonnet

6.      Aziza Bonnet

7.      Aziza Bonnet

8.      Camilla Babe by Carrie Bostick Hoge

9.      Mignon

10.   Lemon Chiffon by Taiga Hilliard

11.   Entrechat by Lisa Chemery

12.   Entrechat by Lisa Chemery

13.   Wonderful Wallaby

14.   Clara Dress (in progress)

Sweaters-3

1.      Sans Serif

2.      Calligraphy

3.      Lush

Accessories and Misc-14

1.      Project Peace (50%)

2.      Barley Hat

3.      Verdure Mitts

4.      Verdure Mitts

5.      Verdure Mitts

6.      Little Leaves by Alana Dakos

7.      Mittens for Charity

8.      Mittens for Charity

9.      Mittens for Charity

10.   Hug Me Cozy

11.   Hug Me Cozy

12.   Swift by Shannon Cook

13.   Swift by Shannon Cook

14.   Chromatic Cowl by Amy Detjen

15.   Chromatic Cowl

16.   Beans the Cat

Total is 59 projects and 1 design.

In The Pipeline


Making Magazine No 2 Fauna

Icelandic KAL/RAL coming in February

Blethering Room

Instant pot Thread

In the Piping Circle—last time

I’m retiring from Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums. It’s been a good 20 year run!
Last solo gig

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Episode 268 Fair Winter’s White Quilt

Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.

At Quince & Co  you will find 100% American grown wool and responsibly grown plant fibers. Our yarns are springy, they’re soft, and you will love knitting with them.  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.  One of our new colors,  Birds of a Feather is inspired by A holiday party graphic. This vintage-style gradient gives you soft blues and warm reds for a perfect cozy knit.  www.knitcircus.com.


Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $75 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar before purchasing a class or supplies I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram as KnittingPipeline. There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there!

You can also find me here:

Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline






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 app├ętit!

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.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Episode 267 Project Peace

Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.

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

At Quince & Co  you will find 100% American grown wool and responsibly grown plant fibers. Our yarns are springy, they’re soft, and you will love knitting with them.  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.  One of our new colors,  Birds of a Feather is inspired by A holiday party graphic. This vintage-style gradient gives you soft blues and warm reds for a perfect cozy knit.  www.knitcircus.com.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. Craftsy offers affordable online classes that are yours forever. Take advantage of $4.99 flat rate shipping in the US and free shipping for orders over $75 when ordering supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar blog before purchasing a class or supplies I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

You can also find me here:

Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline




Bronwyn joined me to chat today. We talk about going to the Hand Dyed Holiday at Le Mouton Rouge in Bloomington IL on Sat Dec 3. We will be there about 12:30 PM so if you are going too, we hope to see you there!

Events

Prize Drawing

Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook.

The winner is #56 Omastacee in Utah!
Congratulations!

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Plum Deluxe Tea

Tea Time Podcast

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


Vendor Application is here.

Registration is now open!
Amy Detjen will be teaching Brioche at the workshops.

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery Hand-Dyed Holiday Saturday Dec 3, 2016. 10-4, Bloomington IL

Needle Notes


Thank you to all who contributed mittens, hats, and cowls to Threads, Hope, and Love.

High Note Low Notes

Paula

Low/High Cracked iPhone screen

High Speed Chase scene.

Bronwyn

Low: Smaller packaging for same price.

High: Hallmark Christmas Movies

Blethering Room

Teaching knitting at Middle School.


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

Episode 266 February Retreat Information


Vendor Application is here.
Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.
This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.

2017 Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Feb 17-18, 2017 (Fri 2 PM to Sat 4 PM)


Optional Yarn Crawl/Workshop Fun Day on Thursday Feb 16 and Fri Feb 17, 2017
Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St, Washington IL, 61571 (corner of N Main and Rt 24)

·        Friday, Feb 17th Doors open at 2 PM. Dinner at 6 PM

·        Saturday, Feb 18th               Doors open at 8 AM. Retreat hours: 9 AM to 4 PM

Thursday Feb 16th    Yarn Crawl and Workshop Fun Day

Thursday Workshops require separate registration. See Workshop Registration


Vendor Application is here.

 

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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.