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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Episode 289 Mittens and Mother Bears

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

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August Drawing for KnitCircus Parasol, wool and silk blend in La Vie En Rose!

Winner #53 Vicki from TN who is ThistleridgeFarm on Ravelry

I love listening to Jaala and Amy’s podcast. They’re so much fun. Gradient yarns are awesome, too.
Congratulations, Vicki!

Gloves KAL…official start is September 1, 2017

Nature Notes

Debunking Nature Myths

Tracks and Trails Forest Park Nature Center

Myth: Birds will abandon their babies if you touch them.

·        Most song birds do not have great sense of smell. Their goal is procreation so they will do anything to accomplish that.

·        Baby birds—ok to put them back into the nest. If you can’t reach nest then you can make a substitute nest and place it nearby.

·        If you find a fledgling…leave it alone. Fledglings have eyes open, are covered in feathers, and are often hopping on the ground. Parents are probably nearby.

Do you have any nature myths to share?

Needle Notes

Took it all to Stitches. Finished 4  Mother Bears!

Marie sewed one together.


·        If using Mattress Stitch, don’t worry about color of thread because it doesn’t show.

·        Identify groups of tails that will not be used for stitching. Knot these together and trim. Leave inside bear.

The Shawl Society II by CuriousHandmade. Fairy Hill Shawl by Helen Stewart.

Quince & Co Finch in Stream colorway

Product Notes and Giveaway!

Framework by Norah Gaughn. Published by Quince & Co

Emelyn Mae Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde

Knit Cahoots: 16 Knits Inspired by the Road by Megan Williams and Cori Eichelberger

Knit Cahoots Ravelry link

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


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Safe travels to your family in North Carolina. Enjoy every day as you savor the miracle of new life! Congratulations!

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