Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

Eagle Crest Retreat Information 2019

Knitting Pipeline Eagle Crest Fall Retreat 2019

October 30-Nov 2, 2019

Audio Episode is found here or on iTunes.

Download information and Registration form here.

Eagle Crest Camp and Retreat Center (A Ministry of the Salvation Army) is located in rural Washburn IL, along the hilly bluffs of the Illinois River. Eagle Crest is easily accessible by car, about a 30 min drive from Washington IL or Peoria. The address is 823 Columbia Rd, Washburn IL 61570.

·        Arrive Wednesday October 30, 2019 (check in time 3-5 PM)

·        Check out by 10 am Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Single Occupancy            $430.00

Double Occupancy (will have your own bed)       $330.00

$200 for commuters


·        3 nights lodging in Heartland Lodge. Rooms are simple motel-style with private bath.

·        All meals from Wednesday dinner through Saturday breakfast.

·        Small, intimate retreat with lots of one-on-one time.

·        Your own Knitting Pipeline Retreat Bag.

Hosted by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Knitting Pipeline Podcast                           PrairiePiper on Ravelry

To Register:

·        Fill out the registration form and postmark no earlier than Thursday August 1, 2019 along with a check for $100. This retreat usually does not fill up quickly so I'm taking deposits with registration.

·        Registrations will be accepted pending space availability. I will confirm registration  by email and Ravelry.

·        Full payment is due by October 1, 2019 or you may pay in full at time of registration. Checks may not be cashed immediately so don't worry if your check has not cleared.

Please make check out to Paula Emons-Fuessle. Mail registration (page 3 only) and payment to Knitting Pipeline, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571

Cancellation Policy

·        All registrations include a $50 non-refundable deposit. That is half of your initial deposit of $100.

·        If you cancel before October 1, 2019 then I will refund your retreat registration less a $50 deposit.

·        After October 1, 2019 refunds are on a case by case basis, dependent upon what expenses can be recovered, whether your place can be filled, etc. I understand that things happen and will do what I can to refund your money.


·        The closest airport is General Wayne A Downing International Airport (Peoria=PIA). I recommend flying in on Tuesday unless you rent a car and can drive yourself to Eagle Crest.

·        Wednesday morning and early afternoon will be a great time to visit Washington IL and our local yarn shops; or stay later on Saturday if you like.

·        Meals are served buffet style. Last year our chef accommodated special diets. As this position is subject to change I cannot promise this will be the situation, but I will be certain to let you know if it changes.

·        If you are staying over before or after the retreat, I recommend Sleep Inn.

Sleep Inn 1101 N Cummings Lane, Washington IL 61571 (309) 481-0450

·        If you have a knitting related- business, please contact me about vending, please let me know.

·        The dining hall and meeting area are about a 15 minute walk (on a curvy road) from the Heartland Lodge Rooms so most of us drive to and from the lodge rooms. Other than that, everything is very close and all on one level. If you don't have a car, there are plenty of us who can give you a ride to the lodge.

This is our 4th year at Eagle Crest and I look forward to another wonderful and relaxing retreat!

Haste ye back!


Shops in our area include the following supporters of Knitting Pipeline Retreats:

·        The Fiber Universe, Peoria IL

·        Le Mouton Rouge Knittery, Bloomington IL

·        Klose Knit, Urbana IL

·        Peddler's Way Quilt Company on Washington Square is a destination shop.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Episode 329 Back in the Saddle

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This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.

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Pipeliner Notes

As many of you already know I am finishing treatment for Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. The last audio podcast was just before I had surgery, sandwiched between 6 rounds of chemo. I’ve just finished the 6th round, which feels so good! I’m getting my energy back and am eager to get my routine back to normal, including podcasting. I’m going to try recording in segments, as I have a few times in the past and melding them together into an episode OR I might find myself recording the whole thing at once which is preferable.

I can’t even express how much your support has boosted me up during the past 6 months. Your cards and messages of hope and encouragement have definitely improved this health journey. Thank you. I have linked to my Caring Bridge site if you want to follow me there.

She's 4 now! 
And a big birthday kiss!

This girl...always ready for a good book, although she has a deck of cards in her hands.

ITunes Reviews—Thank you to:

  • Momdiggity 4/18
  • Quiltingalindeed 4/28
  • Betternpopcorn 6/8

1,003 star ratings!

New Pipeliners: Bolina who is Tina in Montana.


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.

Maine Retreat Maine Mitten Project

Eagle Crest Retreat coming very soon! October 30-Nov 2, 2019. Registration begins August 1, 2019.

Needle Notes

Cobblestone by Jared Flood. Pullover with garter stitch details.

Modifications: Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Changed Garter stitch borders to 1 x 1 ribbing with garter panels on side that continue to armhole.

Narrowed sleeves at cuff and changed ratio of increases.

Added short rows to back.

I’m on Cobblestone #2 with same wool, in same color…and loving it!

Barrett Wool Co Wisconsin Woolen Spun.

Panda Kit Barrett Wool Co

Northeasterly by Melissa Alexander-Loomis

Quince & Co Fingering

PSA Do not soak your woolens too long. Nearly ruined Norwegian Ljuskofte sweater.

Nature Notes

  • ·        Took Oriole feeder down. Nesting season must be over.
  • ·        Mostly feeding goldfinches and hummingbirds.
  • ·        Wood thrush.
  • ·        Deck is full of pots and window boxes. Babsbutterfly’s deck.

Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom

July is dressed up and playing her tune.

Seals & Croft

Summer Breeze 1972

Blethering Room

June and July birthday parties for Mom.

Maeve in the scavenger hunt

Dance Party!
Dancing with ages 1 through 90 years
View from 2nd floor. 
Cousins meet for the first time since they were babies. Instant friendship!

In the Pipeline


  • ·        This Farming Life on Britbox
  • ·        Shetland
  • ·        Endeavour
  • ·        Grantchester

High Note Low Note

Bob: Low Note: Japanese Beetle sighting.

High Note: Zinnias and Buddleia blooming.


High Note: Coleus and other flowers on our deck.

Low Note: Almost ruining Bob’s Norwegian Ljuskofte

Thanks for listening and haste ye back!


Oops! Forgot to post here--video #28

This video was published on May 31, 2019. I'm sorry that I forgot to post here. We plan on doing another video together in early August when Gayle visits again.

Thanks for watching!


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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.