Knitting Pipeline

Bitty Bump, Short Row Woes

Thank you to show sponsors: Quince & Co  and Ewe-nique Yarns, Morton IL 61550

If you are looking to support American goods, then you can start with Quince & Co with their beautiful and reasonably priced wools sourced in the US.  Check out Finch, their new fingering weight in colors inspired by nature.

Ewe-nique Yarns is a full-service yarn shop located at The Field Shopping Center in Morton IL.  Among the items they carry are a full line of Addi needles, Chiagoo, and Knit Picks.  They also stock Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Frog Tree. Elsabeth Lavod, Debbie Bliss, Claudia Handpainted, Louisa Harding, Rown, Sublime and dozens more. Debbie and Jenny are happy to ship to Pipeliners.

Thank you to everyone who helped me find a copy of Knitting Triangles by Evelyn Clark!  I accepted the first offer from Diane.  Citronlady    These Pipeliners also offered out of the sheer goodness of their hearts: Smurphy=Sarah, Nancy in Holland MI, Kimberly of the Sock Bunny  Knit and Fit Podcast.

I read a Pipeliner Note from Mildred, age 13.

Nature Notes

Snowy Owl sightings in Illinois

Illinois Birdwatchers List Serve IBET

We are experiencing an irruption year in Illinois.  Irruption means "to increase irregularly."

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Needle Notes

Piper’s Journey will be published by Quince & Co. at the end of January.  A crescent shaped shawl with a not too lacy border. Calls for 3 skeins of Quince & Co Chickadee.

I am looking for a few test knitters. Start asap but not necessary to use wool called for.  I will email pattern to you.  Please contact me by email

Bitty Bump   Marcella’s e book by Gina Bonomo aka Skeincocaine  $20 for book.  $5 individual pattern.

Woodturner Pully  I forgot to put in short rows!  Woe is me.

I made a label with counted cross stitch fabric and embroidery floss.  Stitched to hem on inside.

Aizome explained how she makes labels for quilts.

Ravelry Tip:  You can favorite posts in discussion groups on Ravelry.  I like to save posts with good information that I might want to reference later.

My nephew produced a clever video featuring the bed he made and Woodturner Pully.  The house where this film was made was built by my dad in the 1960’s.  The watercolor paintings on the walls are by my dad.  And yes, that’s my little mom with my nephew!

In the Pipeline:

Hitchhiker by Martine Behm

10 Stitch Twist by Frankie Brown 

Island at War

Downton Abbey  There is a group for Downton Abbey lovers on Ravelry.

Downton Abbey Hat 

Yarngasm Podcast by Voolenvine 

Books on the Nightstand

Cocoa Blocks

Tip from Jacques Torres (Mr. Chocolate) When making hot chocolate, bring milk to a boil first to melt the chocolate and then bring it to a second boil.  The second boil makes the chocolate extra rich and creamy.

Music of the Spheres  Matteis: Ground After the Scotch Humour

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest

complete show notes and photos at

Haste ye back!

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