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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Episode 290 Maine Retreat Recap

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Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our new Pipeliners! If you introduce yourself in the Welcome thread or in a personal message I like to recognize you on the show. Welcome to mom2mdac who is Kathleen in MI TravelingPurls who is Joyce, okcfk who is Carolyn in OK, zeebaneighba who is Zara in MN, Carolknitcrazy who is Carol, ownler of yarnshop in Port Perry ONT CN “Never Enough Wool”, Knitsox who is Lisa in RI, eiderjohome who is Cynthia, annieb79 who is in Iowa, lovely letter about hummingbirds, EZ, and more, utterbhm who is Hannah from KY, LorionLTB from MI, equineknitter who is Marsha from TX, Carbsmith2400 who is Casey (she and husband are pipers), SSvicar who is Sarah in PA formerly of MI, scr1tno who is Sharon from Surrey UK, and EweandDye who is Liz in Alabama.
Many thanks to Noogai3 who left an iTunes review on 9/5/17 and to all of you who have left star ratings.


Gloves KAL

Thanks to JanMarie for getting the thread started since I was occupied becoming grandmother to another sweet girl. I caught up on the thread today and favorite some posts that I’ll highlight later in the episode. There are some fabulous glove projects out there!


Pipeliners donated 57 items (pair of mittens count as 1 item) to the

Grayling Mittens by TinCanKnits

Roadtrip by TinCanKnits

Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson

Newfoundland Mitts by Gillian Hess

Antler Mittens by TinCanKnits

Arched Gusset Mittens by Purl Soho

Nature Notes

Debunking Nature Myths

Do you have any nature myths to share?

Leaves change color because of temperature. Timing is mostly due to hours of daylight and sometimes moisture. We are having an early fall due to dryness.

USDA Forest Service (source)

Butterflies…loads of Painted Ladies on zinnias.

Monarch Way Station at Meadow Valley Park—2 acres

Hummingbird nectar…do not use red food coloring.

Needle Notes

Mother Bears…stuffing with left over bits of quilt batting. Susannah made a tutorial for me.

Thank you, SeaShoreSharon!

Amulet Pouch by Maggie Luongo

Tip for printing pattern from a blog: Copy web address and paste into site and it converts. You can edit it too! Much better than copy and paste or screen shot.

In The Blethering Room

Did not knit for a whole week in NC! Worked on several projects in the car en route.

Sweater knitting in worsted weight might be my favorite type of road trip knitting. Antler Cardigan.

Maine Retreat!

Foggy, misty, light rain but did not dampen our spirits—or our knitting!

Brooklyn Haberdashery

Brooklyn Haberdashery

Brooklyn Haberdashery

Kristin teaching the workshop

Kristin of Brooklyn Haberdashery 

Fabulous workshop on Japanese boro inspired patchwork and embroidery.

Confident color knitting by Donna Kay who is treeoflife on Ravelry.

Donna with the hats we made in the class

Donna and I have similar knitting paths as we both come from the Elizabeth Zimmermann tradition.

Colorwork Hat

Adult Medium.

Hem at bottom which I used to check my gauge.

Fits my husband perfectly!

Haste ye back!

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