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

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Episode 273 Curious Handmade Week

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

 At Quince & Co we are excited about Hannah Fettig’s newest book Texture: Exploring Stitch Patterns in Knitwear. Orders are shipping and the e-book is readily available. The 13 garments and accessories in Texture feature a variety of Quince & Co yarns, from lace-weight Piper to chunky Puffin. See these at  Quince & Co.

At Knitcircus our Be Mine Marching Socks Set is perfect knitting for Valentine’s Day. Light pink to red Gradient Stripes are so much fun to work and make your knitting fly!  And since the world can always use more kindness, join the Kindness KAL in our Ravelry Group. Knit to benefit others. Find details in our Ravelry Group and at

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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. Crochetproblems who is Jess from Illinois, Alice BlueGown who is Alice, and Misty07 who is Laura from British Columbia.

Thank you for the reviews and 5 star ratings on iTunes!



The winner is Post #25 who is Scitcher!

Diane wrote: I think the men in my family would really like (and wear) the Boatyard Pullover.

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

Registration in Progress

Sleep Inn Rooms—call number on blog or in registration information and ask for front desk.
Private Home Stay! Save money and have a luxurious and quiet room.

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

Georgia Retreat

April 2-5, 2017

(Sunday 1:00 PM through Wed 10:00 AM

563 Elliott Trail

Mansfield GA 30055

(east of Atlanta, about 1 hour from airport))

Needle Notes

Beret too loose. Used old EZ trick of adding elastic.

Hard to photograph a moving target

Mabel’s Closet

Spring Jumper and Beret and Cradle Cardigan

Sonder Shawl by Curious Handmade aka Helen Stewart

PrairiePiper’s Sonder Shawl

Vintage Fairy Lights by Helen Stewart

PrairiePiper’s Vintage Fairy Light Socks

Snowmelt Shawl MKAL

Product Notes

Knit Pro Zings from The Woolly Thistle by Claire of NH Knits podcast

In The Pipeline

Kindness KAL in KnitCircus Ravelry Group! Knit to benefit others! Use stash and/or yarn from any company. The KAL will directly benefit: The Global Fund for Children, The Children’s Health FundHalos of Hope and The Road Home.

Lots of Ways to Participate:
1) Use the Kindness KAL a free shawl pattern by jaaladay using 100g/440 yds of yarn, or another shawl pattern of your choice. For each of the first 100 finished shawls, Knitcircus will donate $5 to one of the organizations ($500 total).
2) Knit a Hat for Haloes of Hope! We’ll collect and send them in. For every 50 hats, Knitcircus will donate $50. Please send finished hats to: Knitcircus Yarns, 634 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719
3) Donate to any of the organizations above and show the world the power of knitters.

Blethering Room

Instant-pot update

Paula’s Quick Italian (Turkey) Sweet Sausage Soup

1 package Italian Sweet Sausage from Aldi—brown on Saute mode. Smash with cleaver thing from Pampered Chef or use spatula or spoon.

Add in on Saute:
  • Two large peppers-I used one yellow and one red
  • Onion

Change to Soup Setting (30 min) and add in
  • Broccoli or whatever veggies you have
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
May need to cut up larger pieces of sausage before serving.

Holity posted quick reference chart that she pulled off Instagram.

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.