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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Episode 314 Bookshelf KAL, Galiano Socks

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Pipeliner Notes

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From JulieRKnits:

I was just listening to your podcast and heard you call out to your Indiana listeners. I know the family very well of Rachel Peden pronounced (Peeden). Their old homestead is within McCormick’s Creek State park. Currently they have a farm on the North side of Bloomington. They do a farm day for preschool though 1st or 2nd grade so the children and see an actual working farm. The FFA, 4-H and other community organization help with this event. Her granddaughter Rachel (name sake) was my son’s 4-H leader. They are a wonderful family.

Is there anything you would like to know?

From Jchant

Thanks for keeping me company on my walk this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed the episode, and I empathized with your sweater woes, as I’ve been there, too.

I wanted to respond to your comments on moving a book to a different shelf on Goodreads. I have not been able to figure out how to do this using the app on my phone, but if you are on your computer or even on a tablet (but in your browser, not using the app), here’s how to do it:

1) Click the “My Books” link at the top of the main Goodreads page.

2) Find the book that you want to move to a different shelf, or go to the shelf where the book is currently.

3) Go to the sixth column of information across the top above the listed books. The column is labeled “shelves”. You will see the shelves where that book is currently located. Below the listed shelves you will see the word “edit” in brackets. Click it and a drop-down menu will appear with all of your shelves listed. You can un-click the shelf you want to eliminate, and you can click the shelf or shelves where you want to place the book. When you are finished just click on “close” at the top right of the drop-down menu. Your changes will then be active.

I hope this information is helpful. I have always wished the Goodreads was as user-friendly as Ravelry! Julie

Thank you for all the responses to the Comfort Fade Cardi Fiasco. I had more responses to that project than most others which made it seem more worthwhile.


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.

Mittens for Maine (and Eagle Crest) Mary of Knitting Dish podcast.

What is a Knit Along or KAL? How do I join?

Thank you to moderator, JanMarieKnits!

How about a knit along?

I’ve been cleaning my knitting space and I’ve noticed how many wonderful knitting books and magazines I own. There are many fabulous patterns that I’ve yet to knit, so how about an along?

Knit something from a book, an e-book, or a magazine. That’s it, those are the rules. Oh, and of course you’ll need to post a picture in the finished object thread to be eligible for a prize.

This can be our chat thread where we can talk about our favorite knitting and pattern books. It’s really going to make me feel much better about all the shelf space my knitting books are getting once I have a few things on my needles.

The Bookshelf KAL will run from August 1st to October 31st.

WIP’s count!
There will be a prize or two, I’ll get back to you with the details.

Happy Knitting!


Needle Notes

Galiano Socks by Tracie Millar. I had about 3 inches on the sock so I kept going!

I did not use a cable needle although it was pushing my limits a bit.
Yarn is from Mt. Rutsen Studio.

Yes, sock knitting is back!

Bookshelf KAL

Ravelry Tip: Finding patterns within a book on Ravelry. Find book and it will show the 3 most popular. Above that it will say, “View all 17 patterns in this book”. You can then select individual patterns, add to your favorites and then to a bundle. Or you can add to your queue, or both!

Almondine by Anne Hanson

Top Down construction. Overall lace which I don’t have good luck with so may just put pattern on front.

Rose Ribs by Evelyn Clark

Simple all over lace pattern

Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch.

Nature Notes

Cool July morphed into a more seasonal and steamy August. We’ve been hiking at Forest Park Nature Center on Fridays. Last week we hiked a trail that has been closed for some time due to renovation which I believe came from an erosion issue. The Wake Robin Trail is the longest trail in the park and I’ve worked up to it. This whole park has lots of hills and the previous week we hiked the second longest and most hilly trail called The Pimetoui Trail. This trail is mostly uphill and ends at the top of Grandview Drive where we are rewarded with a stunning view. In this time past the midsummer point we don’t hear a lot of bird song in the woods. We see the occasional robin fly across our path and nuthatches traveling upside down to look for insects on the trees. Along the trail we’ve talked about all the amazing types of bark in these woods. Shagbark hickory is the easiest to note, and wild cherry too. We can recognize some oaks and maples but don’t get much more specific than that. Since Bob is a woodturner we looks for the growths on trees known as “birls”. These growths are not harmful to the trees and are sought after by some woodturners because they make for interesting color in wood, although they can be tricky to turn.

At the top of the Pimetoui Trail overlooking Illinois River.

Here at home we are still hearing the occasional song of the house wren. We expect them to migrate any day now and are, in fact, somewhat surprised they are still here. Since we have not been feeding birds at the seed feeders for most of the summer, it is fairly quiet out there most of the time. During dinner we are hearing the Barred Owls again after mostly hearing the Great horns over the winter and spring. Perhaps the Barred Owls are claiming their territory again. I love both of these owls and as long as owls are thriving in our woods, I am happy.

In the front garden, Bob continues the fight against the iridescent green Japanese beetles. He is out there several times a day picking the beetles off the plants and throwing them into a bucket of water. On our zinnia border and on the buddleia we see Giant Swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtails, Black Swallowtails, Monarchs, Silver spotted skippers, and various sachems. We added a tray of sand that we try to moisten regularly. Such an oasis is supposed to attract butterflies that need to replenish water and minerals but we haven’t seen much activity there except for a shoeprint that is a size Men’s 12. That’s because he forgets it is there and steps in it.

The hummingbirds are active and frequent. They sip nectar from the feeder and also visit the planters on the deck which we designed for them. They zip by us while we sit on the deck and sometimes we can feel the whoosh of their wings.

We are hanging onto summer as bits of it slip away. As I write it looks as if a thunderstorm is heading our way or at least a bit or rain. When fall is here we will hang onto that too as every day and every season is precious.

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. John Burroughs

In The Pipeline


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

Product Notes

Whimbrel by Quince & Co. Five Stars!

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