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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Episode 300!

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I couldn’t think of an appropriate title for this episode. 300 seems to say it all. Thank you to everyone who has listened over the past 7 ½ years. Three hundred episodes astounds me and I could not have done it without your listening, support, feedback, and friendships. I enjoy creating the show and plan to keep going as long as I can keep the content informative. What makes me most proud and happy are the many friendships that have happened online, not just with me but with others, and especially at the Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Thank you again for your support! We have a wonderful knitting community.

Pipeliner Notes

Thank you to those who have left reviews on iTunes and also star ratings. Difair on 1/9, abjwilhite 1/28, and melanieroberts72 on 1/29.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with me and a special welcome to our newest Pipeliners who have introduced yourselves to us in the Welcome Thread or to me in a personal message: Leona8306 from Columbus OH, SuzanneB116 from Nashville, mizlizn, buckeyesocks, Ellyarn who is Elly in Chicago, AunteyD who is Donna from MA and esalaza who is Erica in TX.

Wisewoman: There’s frogging and there’s hibernating, but there is no cute name for putting a project in the trash when you decide it has thoroughly defeated you. Even threw away the pattern I had paid for on ravelry. Not the first time I have killed off a project and I feel relieved--like you might if you broke your foot or something on the way up Mt. Everest when you really didn’t want to do it, or were doing it for the wrong reasons. I just wish I could come up with a cute name for killing off something. Killing seems too harsh. But then again, I was really mad. Maybe I could call it “too proud to use a lifeline”.

Bronwyn wrote: Ouch! That’s rough. Sorry to hear about your struggle. I’m too stubborn to throw out a project altogether. We’ll have to come up with a name for that, though. Maybe we can use a gangster cliche: My project’s not just in the frog pond; it’s sleeping with the fishes.


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Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington Illinois FAQ’s in a separate short episode later this week.

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The Market is open to the public on Saturday afternoon, Feb 17, starting at 2 PM

Littles KAL moderated and led by JanMarieKnits

Land of Sweets Cowl KAL Moderated and led by Jo, Qwiltnknitnut

New KALs

Skagen Shawl by Paula Emons-Fuessle.

Official start will be Feb 10 but start anytime. I will divide the KAL into weeks so you can do it like a Mystery KAL without the mystery. I’ll post the Pacer Schedule soon. Some of the Sprinters are already up and running. I’ll be a Pacer.

Le Mouton Rouge and Klose Knit both carry Berroco Remix.

About the shawl design process…

Asymmetrical triangle. Start with just a few stitches and you increase one st per row.

Skagen is a part of Denmark. Skagen is the town. Skagens Odde is the piece of land that points toward Sweden and it divides the two seas that come together there. You can stand with a foot in both seas, Kattegat and Skagerak.

Famous for the light in the area because of all the water and sand that reflects the light. Painters of Michael and Anna Ancher, and Holger Drachmann.

RÃ¥bjerg Mile (Denmark’s largest moving sand dune) and the church buried in sand

The headland, Skagens Odde, is northern Europe's best place for observing birds of prey during their spring migration.

Boneyard by Stephen West


Land of Sweets

Winter Forest by Anna Lange
Winter Forest

I left off one of the smaller motifs because I could see the cowl would be the right size without it and I didn’t want it to be too deep.

Finished measurements after blocking are 9 1/2” deep and 26” circumference.

In the Frog Pond Refract Socks by Rachel Coopey in Making 4. Not "Sleeping with the Fishes". 

This was more than 2 days of knitting.
Haste ye back!


Auntea said...

“Sleeping with the fishes”, thats hilarious!
Congratulations on 300 episodes Paula!

Unknown said...

I was a HIV-AIDS patient and I got it from cheating on my wife. It was sort of a payback but a week later I was told by a friend that the person who I cheated with had the HIV-AIDS virus and did not tell me. I was so stupid by not using a condom I thought since he was an old school friend he was trustworthy. But I was wrong. I cried and cried. Two days later, I got a phone call from my friend and he told me about a person who is known by another friend, who can help me. I could not let my wife know what I was going through. I finally got his email address: and I emailed this man my story and he replied me immediately saying i should be calm and told me that everything will be OK. I could not come to terms with what I was hearing but then I concluded it did not matter because I was so broken I just needed help. I was going out of my mind literally. I was confused with what he was telling me, but I listened. He told me about some materials i need to buy that he needed to cast the spell and I said OK. I bought the materials to him, I sent down my picture to him and my positive result sheet and he replied me that i am going to be negative under 3days. I message Him every 2hours for 2day and I knew he thought that I was crazy but I did care I needed a shoulder. Behold, the third day he messaged me i should go for a test that i will be negative. My marriage could be broken because of a stupid mistake and my life was on the line. I remembered when I was going to get the results of my re-test I called him up again and told him that I was going to get my results today and his reply was “so" and that everything will be as he explained. I knew then that he was getting tired of me calling him, maybe I was wrong. Well I got my results and the first person I called was him - again. As he said hello I started to cry and cry. I could not believe it. I was given a second chance in life.This man is a great spiritual HIV/AIDS healer, his healing spell on aids healing is very powerful .please brothers and sister, contact Dr Ose

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