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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Episode 303 Two Shawls, Plain and Simple


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Pipeliner Notes

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:

Camperkim in Singapore, sherryivy, sarahtastefully in Ohio, CherylBeckerich in Indianapolis, Sheila85 in Ontario CN, knitting43pugs who is Barbara in NY.

Thank you to those who have left reviews on iTunes and also star ratings. Assuieprint on 2/16, betternpopcorn on 2/8, and djwtwo on 2/25.

Thank you to Retreat sponsors:


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Events

Links to retreats and registration materials are in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group on Ravelry. There is also a sticky thread with all upcoming retreat dates.

Alpaca Nationals in Peoria IL March 23-25    info from Spotted Circus who is Elizabeth. Free admission.

Littles KAL moderated and led by JanMarieKnits
Congratulations!

  • Mstanton won Quince & Co Chickadee generously donated by Jan. 
  • Hollyathome  project bag and notions bag by Bszen. Thank you, Beverly!

Question: Alternating skeins in the round…

Land of Sweets Cowl KAL Thank you to Moderator Jo, Qwiltnknitnut!  Digsknitting won the Sunlight reading/knitting light donated by Jo.

Skagen Shawl KAL by Paula Emons-Fuessle.

Ended on March 17th. I chose one finished photo and one chatter post.
Congratulations! Please contact me and give your mailing address.

  • FO Winner is FwdKnitter! Post #79 
  • Chatter winner is #119 Beewing.
Thank you to Berroco for the prizes.

Needle Notes

On the guest bed blocking. Better photos to come!

Lace detail on Skagen Shawl

Skagen Shawl by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Berocco Remix Light Mist colorway. One week.

Kindness is Everything by Jaala Spiro

Kindness is Everything Shawl by Jaala Spiro of KnitCircus Yarns

Book Notes


In the Blethering Room

I finished a wool applique wall hanging of cardinals in a tree with snow…gift from friends at the Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat 2016 and purchased at Camp Wool in Kennebunk. Chattering Cardinals.

Finished piecing a quilt from a kit I bought on Craftsy. Tailor’s Tack Checkerboard. Sent it to Nancy for quilting. (Aizome on Ravelry. GraceandPeaceQuilting on Instagram).
Pieced top of quilt. The quilting will add the magic.

Working on my Maker’s Quilt. Video coming up on You Tube.

In The Pipeline

Listening

  • Just Kids by Patti Smith performed by Patti Smith
  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron performed by Meryl Streep
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Knitting

  • Basic Baby Cardigan by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits. Using Quince & Co Lark in Glacier colorway.
  • Lush by TinCanKnits. Still needs buttons. May lengthen sleeves.

Pending


Sweater for my husband.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Episode 302 Nature Notes, Blether, Reading

March 2-4 try Craftsy Unlimited absolutely FREE!
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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.

Nature Notes

Here in Central Illinois February begins the slow wake up to Spring. We feel Spring’s heavy-lidded eyes fluttering open and arms beginning to stretch. The hours of daylight are rapidly increasing. One of us will remark “It’s 6 PM and not even dark!” as if this is a miracle, which it is. We notice the birds singing more, especially in the morning. The flocks of cardinals that banded together throughout the winter are breaking up and the individual males are beginning to whistle Chew Chew Chew to establish their territories and find their mates. With its bright colors and beautiful song, perhaps the male cardinal does not have to work that hard to attract a female. Woodpeckers are still one of most common visitors at the feeders. Downy woodpeckers, Red Bellied, Hairy Woodpeckers, and the occasional Flickers are nearly always finding seeds at the feeders or looking for insects in the tree trunks at the edge of the woods.  We enjoy these early signs of Spring; however, we are not yet fooled for we know that Spring will drift back to sleep for a while yet. We still have March for awakening and its been known to snow here in April.

In the garden and woods small flickers of green are beginning to emerge. Our clumps of chives are poking through the remains of last year’s stalks. Soon we will feel confident enough to cut the tender shoots for salads and sandwiches. Bulbs that were hastily planted before the ground froze are poking up through mulch and leaves.

February has shown us quite an array of weather. Snow, ice, fog, rain, thunderstorms, temperatures in the single digits, and now 60 degrees.

Spring Rain by Sara Teasdale

I thought I had forgotten,
But it all came back again
To-night with the first spring thunder
In a rush of rain.

I remembered a darkened doorway
Where we stood while the storm swept by,
Thunder gripping the earth
And lightning scrawled on the sky.

The passing motor busses swayed,
For the street was a river of rain,
Lashed into little golden waves
In the lamp light's stain.

With the wild spring rain and thunder
My heart was wild and gay;
Your eyes said more to me that night
Than your lips would ever say. . . .

I thought I had forgotten,
But it all came back again
To-night with the first spring thunder
In a rush of rain. 

In the Blethering Room


Make the Most of your Food Processor with George Geary

Cooking with Ellie Krieger

·        Autumn Vegetable Soup

·        Dijon Vinaigrette

·        Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze

·        Sole with Crispy Breadcrumbs

Reading

Bob

Still Life by Louise Penny

A Beautiful Blue Death By Charles Finch


Paula

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spenser Fleming

Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr

The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Beautiful Wreck by Larissa Brown

Stay with Me by Ayodami Adebayo. Audible version has superior narrator Adjoa Andoh.

FREE Craftsy Unlimited March 2-4!


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My husband and I have enjoyed Craftsy classes that we purchased and we recently joined Craftsy Unlimited. Thank you so much for accessing Craftsy through my blog.

Share with your family, too. My husband enjoys the woodworking classes and we are doing cooking classes together.

Enjoy your Free Craftsy Unlimited Weekend!

Paula

At the Knitting Pipeline Retreat Bob is showing the stool he made with a Craftsy class.

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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.