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Friday, January 13, 2017

Episode 272 Texture and Driftwood

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Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me in the past few weeks and for your feedback on the last episode. A special thank you and welcome to new Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves in the Welcome Thread. TheknittedLamb, GloriaMcC, and DawnTreaderfarm.

New iTunes review from KayNM33 on Jan 8th. Thank you, Kay!

Pipeliner Note on Rowing Out

Hi Paula,
Thanks for adding me to your friend list.
I have enjoyed watching your Piper Extras and also listening to your audios. However,,,watching the episode where you talked about rowing out was an eye opener…I have knitted for as long as I can remember and never knew I was doing that. How does one knit and not see???
I happened to be working on the back of a sweater for my seven month old granddaughter while watching and thinking,”I don’t row out” and then really saw the back that I was knitting and thought: I do row out!!!
For me to fix it was a matter of where the yarn was on the needle for the knit stitch and the purl stitch. I noticed I knit on the needles and purl on the tip. I am aware of this now and am trying to get in the habit which means I have to think more about what I’m doing while knitting and purling.
Happy New Year!


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Nature Notes

Here in Central Illinois we are coming out of a very cold spell. We had about ½ “of snow and it was so cold that the snow didn’t melt until last night. Our creek had a lot of ice on it though still running—it doesn’t freeze over. When the temperature is so low—in the negative’s F—the birds have their tricks of staying warm. One technique is puffing out their feathers. One morning a tufted titmouse sat on a branch outside my office window with his feather’s sticking out all over so he looked like a gray and white pompom. So when you put on your fluffiest, puffiest coat in very cold weather, you are mimicking the birds. Some birds also group together more during the winter months so they can huddle together for warmth at night. We see flocks of cardinals in the late afternoon which is always a treat. On Sunday I counted roughly 30 juncos bopping and hopping along the ground under the feeders, picking up the fallen seed. The suet was so cold that the birds seemed to have a hard time while pecking away at it.  I’m sure it was frozen solid.
Does this fluff make me look fat?

Tufted Titmouse--all fluffed out.

We took down our Christmas tree this past weekend, on January 6th. We didn’t put it up until December 23 so it was still fairly fresh. Bob plsaced it outside, leaning up against our honey locust, and topped it with an evergreen wreath. This provides some shelter for birds during these cold days. We’re going to hang some suet and fruit on it. Our woods in central Illnois do not have native pines so this is Christmas tree is like an oasis for the birds and gives us one more reason to bring a live tree into our house with all the mess it brings along with it. Today is very windy and rainy, not nearly as cold. When we went to bed last night the wind was howling and it was good to know we didn’t have snow coming along with it.

Nature has many scenes to exhibit, and constantly draws a curtain over this part or that. She is constantly repainting the landscape and all surfaces, dressing up some scene for our entertainment. Lately we had a leafy wilderness; now bare twigs begin to prevail, and soon she will surprise us with a mantle of snow. Some green she thinks so good for our eyes that, like blue, she never banishes it entirely from our eyes, but has created evergreens. ~Henry David Thoreau, Nov. 8, 1858

Needle Notes
Driftwood Socks by Mina Phillip

Driftwood Socks by Mina Phillip

Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper O Christmas Tree

Pebble Socks by Mina Phillip

Beyond Vanilla Socks Part 1

I really like the round toe on these socks!

Mercury Socks by Kim Drotar
Hat for my great nephew

Cascade Eco Duo gift from Kevin. 70% alpaca 30% merino

This hat measures 16” so should be perfect for an 18” head.

Book Notes

Highly Recommended!

Blethering Room

I had knitter’s overload…could not decide on project!

Knitting Vintage Fairy Light Socks by Helen Stewart.

Ended up with project that I had queued before Christmas…Sonder Shawl by Helen Stewart with some of my oldest stash. All caked and ready to go!

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

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