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

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Episode 270 Clara, Butterfly, Pebbles, Peace

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At Quince & Co our new wool colors for 2016 are now available in plump, Aran-weight Osprey and sport-weight Chickadee yarns!

Shades of earthy Root, sultry Smoke, quiet Stream, pale Canvas, and warm Maple offer even more project possibilities than ever.

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Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks and for those who sent holiday and New year greetings. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. Mooskers5 who is Susan from Cherry Hill NJ, KailaW, Cindymae53, ComfreyQueen who is Kate from NY, Wolfdeerbearow who is Connie from Boise Idaho, Laura0819 who is Laura from Roswell GA and cnordell who is Chris from MN.

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Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Registration in Progress

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

Needle Notes

Project Peace by Christina Campbell

#peacealong2016 and #projectpeace on Instagram.

Seven Sisters Arts Matrika and other silk blends.

Pebble Socks by Mina Phillip

If short row heel doesn’t fit the foot try using more than the traditional 50% of total stitches. I was reading up on Short row heels and in Sock Architecture, Lara Neels says that Lucy Neatby says up to 60%. So if you have a 64 st socks then you could work the heel over 36 instead of 32.

I was multi tasking when I finished the first sock and did the toe from Susan B Anderson’s Smooth Operator Socks. Rather than taking it out I did the same thing on the second sock. The toes are very similar and it was not intentional to switch.

Clara (Dress) by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen

Bebe in Clara Dress

Finished! A perfect fit and totally worth it!

Making Magazine No 2 Fauna

2016 Review—

I’m going to add the Butterfly and Cocoon to the list for 2016 since I finished it in the year. 61 projects and 1 design.

In The Pipeline

Susan who is Guerne reminded us that getting the magazine spiral bound is a good idea. I did find it a little tricky to knit from the bound magazine. For about $5 you can have it bound.

Icelandic KAL/RAL

Blethering Room

Instant-pot Thread

The best hard cooked eggs!

Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud, and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast your bright eyes, my sweetheart fair.
~Minna Thomas Antrim, "A Night Cap," A Book of Toasts, 1902

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


Jane said...

You have a very sweet granddaughter. Isn't it wonderful to have a new little person in your family? I know we really enjoy our grandsons.

Unknown said...

Your grandbaby is so cute!!! I had the Clara dress on my list four years ago (saw it on Alicia Paulson's blog) for my baby who was due in April 2013 if he or she turned out to be a girl. Well, he's a boy, so no Clara, although I've knit so many sweet things for him since then. :)

I should also ask-- I have always liked the color of yellow you have on your walls in your photos. Would you mind telling me what brand and color it is? Our off-white walls are showing every fingerprint of a 3-year-old boy, as you might imagine. :)

Unknown said...

Just posted that comment about my little guy and the wall color-- and I forgot to add: I'm bookaholic13 on Ravelry. :)

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Love the look on her face--discovering the butterfly! Great grandparent photo in front of the tree, too! The dress on her is just adorbs!!!

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