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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Episode 313 Lessons in Comfort Fading

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Pipeliner Notes

Welcome to our newest Pipeliners who have said hello to us on the Welcome thread or to me in a personal message. Dolly FaceKnits who is Camille from NY. Remember to introduce yourself in the Welcome thread if you are new so I can recognize you on the show.

Thank you for your star ratings and reviews on iTunes. New review from LindaTH101.

Thank you for all the kind and thoughtful and encouraging messages regarding the 8th anniversary of the show. These messages are cherished and re-energized me for sure!

Craftsy Unlimited is now Blueprint with even more content.

Direct messages on IG—I forget to look at them!


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.

Trip to Ireland in May 2019 (announced in short episode last Wed) is fully booked with a wait list. Thank you so much for your interest!

Needle Notes

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry. Uses DK weight. Top down cardigan.

This is a classic case of yarn substitution gone awry. I used Quince & Co Finch and Tern, both fingering weights and double them. Yes, I did multiple gauge swatches. 

You can read my project notes here.

The sleeves are just a tad too long. 

Wrap me up.

Get a load of those armholes!

It doesn't look too bad from the back.

·        I would never again knit a sweater using two strands of yarn. Although I love the yarn and the fabric, knitting with two strands definitely slows me down.

·        Buy a kit! Colors ok but not in love with them.

Blethering Room

Parade yesterday in Washington IL to honor responders to tornado in November 2013..

What is an algorithm? Bob answers this.

Nature Notes

Debunking Nature Myths: Ticks jump out of trees. This is a myth. Ticks come up from long grasses and cannot jump at all.

The serene philosophy of the pink rose is steadying.  Its fragrant, delicate petals open fully and are ready to fall, without regret or disillusion, after only a day in the sun.  It is so every summer.  One can almost hear their pink, fragrant murmur as they settle down upon the grass: “Summer, summer, it will always be summer."-  Rachel Peden 

In The Pipeline


Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge (knitting as pullover instead of cardigan.)

Galiano Socks by Tracie Millar. Did not revive sock knitting mojo.



Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon. Time Travel 4 or more stars.

Trafficking in Sheep by Anne Barclay Priest. 4 stars. Given to me by Bev Marion in Georgia. Passed along to Sarah and going to Gail Zucker.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (audio and kindle) 5 Stars for sure!

Sentence of Marriage (#1 Promises to Keep) by Shayne Parkinson. Leaves reader hanging at end. First book free. Set in New Zealand late 1800’s. A lot of unlikeable characters and abuse.

Mud and Gold (#2 Promises to Keep) by Shayne Parkinson $2.99

Settling the Account (#3 Promises to Keep) by Shayne Parkinson $2.99

Now that You Mention It by Kristan Higgins. Audio. Maine setting. Chick lit but pretty good.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (finished) More abuse. Hard to read.

Until I Say Goodbye:  My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel. Died in 2014 of ALS. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

A Bridge Through Time by Jenna Vale (Thistle and Hive book 1) Free on Kindle. Time Travel. One of many books with a hunk of a guy in a kilt on cover. Highlander lit.

Fair Weather by Richard Peck. 1893 Columbia World Exposition.

High Note Low Note


Low Note: Goodreads has a lot of good qualities but it is tricky to move a book from one shelf to another. I preferred Shelfari which I found more user friendly.

High Note: Design Boards and 3M Command Hooks.


Low Note: Japanese Beetles

High Note: Butterflies especially Pipevine Swallowtail and Giant Swallowtail

Haste ye back!

1 comment:

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