Knitting Pipeline

Sarah and Bronwyn Visit, Big Snowy Owl, and Cocoa Blocks

This show is sponsored by my Longaberger home Business www.longaberger.com/paula and Quince and Company.

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.

Needle Notes

Paula’s Projects: Woodturner’s Pully. Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Saddle Shoulder Sweater. After washing and blocking it measures out perfectly!

Label for sweater. I tried a wool label, first ironing onto freezer paper to stiffen the fabric. Bronwyn suggested printing on computer. I may try backstitching on counted cross stitch fabric. Ecological Wool makes a very light but warm sweater.

Big Snowy Owl Free Pattern by Purl Soho    

Bronwyn on Ravelry

Pinterest…ask one of us if you want an invitation.

Bbknits

Nubby Noro Mittens and Fingerless version

Palindrome

Little Turtle Knits Braided Cap by Theresa Belville

Sarah on Ravelry

Those Mitts by Leslie Friend

Christmas Tree Hat and Elfin Socks

Textural Healing Shawl by Shannon Squire

Incognito (Mustache Cowl) by Mercedes Tarosovich-Clark

Handmade Holidays

Our Ravelry Thread

Just some of the great ideas:

Hot Chocolate on a Stick/Cocoa Blocks

Santa Hat Brownies

Sarah: Homemade Granola recipe on show blog.

Bronwyn’s Sugar Scrub and Lotion Bars

Summertime Neck Chillers

Paula: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls. Partially bake them, freeze, and recipients bake them for a yummy breakfast.

In the Pipeline

Per last week’s episode, the Doc Martin second movie wasn’t good. Two stars.

Enjoyed The Pit Pony. Has piping in it

Downton Abbey Season 1 watching again. New season Jan 8.

High Note Low Note

High Notes:

Paula: The Week Between Christmas and New Years

Sarah: Christmas Cards

Bronwyn: Fondue

Low Notes

Paula: Stickiness

Sarah: Accidental Felting

Bronwyn: Poorly tied skeins of yarn

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

March 2-3 2012 (Friday evening and all day Saturday)

Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N Main St., Washington IL 61571

$50 or $40 for Sat only

Mail check to Knitting Pipeline, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571

Complete show notes and retreat information on show blog, Knitting Pipeline.

Haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_71_Handmade_Holidays.mp3
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Postcard from 1980, Saddle Shoulder Sweater

complete show notes at www.knittingpipeline.com

Show sponsors: Quince & Co www.quinceandco.com

Ewe-nique Yarns, Morton IL www.ewe-niqueyarnsetc.com

I saw a lunar eclipse, a house fire, and a sad incident involving squirrels.

Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

Elizabeth Zimmermann Saddle Shoulder Sweater

EPS=Elizabeth's Percentage System bottom-up seamless construction

Using Excel to plan cables and ribbing

Knitting on the Edge by Nicki Epstein



In the Pipeline:

The Grand

Doc Martin   the movies

The Blethering Room  Finch from Quince & Co

When blocking a piece with cables and texture do not block the cables.  



The Piping Circle

 

Country Sampler Magazine November 2011

 

I read a postcard written to me by Elizabeth Zimmermann in Feb 1980.



Coventry Carol  Magnatune Christmas.  www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_70_Postcard_from_Elizabeth.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Baby Sweater on Two Needles and more EZ



This show is sponsored by Quince & CO   www.quinceandco.com

Thanks for the birthday wishes last week!



Bereft by Robert Frost



Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann from Knitter’s Almanac.  It is better known as February Baby Sweater. 



The February Lady Sweater (not by EZ) is actually more popular than the FBS. Projects on Ravelry: 6675 for Baby Sweater and 11,505 for FLS by Pamela Wynne.



Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  February.

Babies Things.  Have knitted everything in this chapter but the bonnet with the flap over the shoulders.

Leggings.  I have made at least two pair.  Red and white striped ones were the cutest.  Not the most practical garment for modern moms.

Blanket knitted from center out.  Have done it with lace and also in a heavier yarn with texture pattern and colorwork. Was told that pioneer woman put a cream or white border on blankets so Baby would perceive this is a boundary.  Per my experience, did not work.

Double knitting blanket was a carriage blanket.  I used Schoolhouse Press Sheepsdown and my own handspun.  May have steeked and put a zipper in it. 

Pete’s Socks…pulled off the colors!

Handed Down Patterns. Topic started by nitiram.   Her Mother’s slipper/bootie pattern--she called pods.  Under “Some Things Never Change…”  

In The Pipeline: EZ Saddle Shoulder Sweater

 

  $14.99 Interweave knits Holiday Gifts.  Holiday 2011  Some of my favorites are McHenry by Susan B Anderson, Hollyberry Bonnet and Cape by Kyoko Nakyoshi, and Handwork Mitts by Julie Turjoman.  Recommended.



High Note:Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls/Cinnamon Raisin Bread.  Used the Best Whole Wheat Bread Recipe from www.urbanhomemaker.com.  Divided dough in half.  One half for a loaf of bread and the other half made two pans of cinnamon rolls.  Streusel:  ½ c brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.  I use Penzey’s.  Roll out dough.  Spread with softened or melted butter.  Sprinkle topping on and roll up.  For the rolls I reserved a few Tbs topping.  Took rolls out after 20 min.  Brushed tops with butter and sprinkled on the streusel.  Baked another 5 min.

I read a letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann that was written to me in Jan 1980.  A photo of the letter is on the show blog.  www.knittingpipeline.com.  References to Moebius and her development of the concept.

The musical selection today is The Moon of Wintertime by Lydia McCauley. 

 

 

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

March 2-3, 2012

Washington IL  61571

$50 for Fri night and Sat or $40 for just Sat

Reserve your spot now!

 

Thanks for listening and supporting the show!

Haste ye back!

 

Direct download: Episode_69_A__Letter_from_Elizabeth__Zimmermann.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 1:40pm CST

Charr and Bronwyn visit.

Complete show notes at www.knittingpipeline.com

 

Local hot spots for knitters:

The Blend. Our local coffee shop and hang-out.

Ewe-nique Yarns. Morton IL a full-service yarn shop. They carry a full line of yarns and tools including Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Elsabeth Lavold, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Sublime, KnitPicks Needles, Addi, Chia Goo, Hiya Hiya....and the people are friendly! What more do you need? 

Hitchhiker by Martine Behm

Textural Healing Shawl by Shannon Squire

Holly, Ivy, and Steve Three Christmas Hooligan Ornaments by Rebecca Danger

Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie's Woolens

Annabel Babe Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Heart Hat by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Seamless Yoke Baby Sweater by Carol Barenys

Smitten(A Holiday Garland) by Emily Ivey. www.yarnmiracle.com

Big Snowy Owl by Purl Soho

The Bee Keeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits aka "Hexipuffs"

Sock Blanket by Shelly Kang

Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar

Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bizilia

Palindrome: A Reversible Cable Scarf by Kristin Bellehumeur

Seamless Saddle Shoulder Pullover by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Star Toe for Socks

Set up as if you are doing a common wedge toe with even numbers of stitches on 4 dpns. Round 1 Knit to last 2 stitches on needle. Knit 2 tog   Round 2 Knit around

Repeat above until you have half the number of stitches you started with. Then do the decrease row on all rounds until you have 8 stitches remaining. Cut yarn and run through these 8 stitches.

Sock Tips from Have a Yarn



Bronwyn's Handmade Christmas:Pie in a Jar

recipes on show blog www.knittingpipeline.com

for Hand Scrub and Lotion Bars

Knitting Pipeline Retreat March 2-3, 2012 (Friday evening and all day Sat) in Washington IL  information on overnight accommodations is in the show notes. 

Complete show notes at www.knittingpipeline.com

Show sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business www.longaberger.com/paula and Quince & Co. If you are looking to support American goods, then you can start here with their beautiful and reasonable wools. www.quinceandco.com

Haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_68_Star_Toe_and_Christmas_Knitting_final.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:13pm CST

Sock tips, Best Bread Ever

This show is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business www.longaberger.com/paula .  Sign up for my sale newsletters and special offers by sending an email to Paulaef@aol.com.  Please include your name, address, and phone.



Nature Notes

My Life as a Turkey on PBS 



For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi

http://catbordhi.com

 

Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch has a solution for eliminating the pig's eye.



Vogue Knitting  http://www.vogueknitting.com

 

The Urban Homemaker  www.theurbanhomemaker.com

 

The Best Bread Recipe really is THE BEST!

 

Rip Van Winkle Challenge:  Enter for the prizes on our Ravelry board on the thread Prize Entries for Rip Van Winkel

 Product Review

The Best of Knitscene by Lisa Shroyer.  Interweave 2011.

High Note

Meghan of Stitch It Podcast introduced me to Good Earth Original Caffeine Free Tea

Diana Rowan.  Panta Rhei.  Track 07 The Sea Set. www.magnatune.com 



You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper



Knitting Pipeline Retreat March 2-3, 2012 (Friday evening and all day Sat) in Washington IL  information on overnight accommodations is in the show notes.  

Complete show notes at www.knittingpipeline.com.

 

Direct download: Episode_67_Donkey_Ears_and_Pig_Eyes.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:16pm CST

Piper's Fancy, Nubby Mittens, Afterthought Heel Socks

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Pipeliner Notes

I read a note from Karin ("miterwriter" on Ravelry).  A little brown bat has been living on a light fixture in their garage for almost 15 years!  A wonderful story of wild animals and humans coexisting peacefully.

Note on last week’s Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal:  it is a good idea to refrigerate any leftovers.

 

Winners of J-Knit apps have been contacted. Thank you, Bronwyn!



Nature Notes Bob joins me for Nature Notes, but only for a short time because he was grading papers. See show notes for links to bird feeder cleaning information.

The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge



Nellie by Donna Higgins:   Update on the Crochet flower closure.

I watched You Tube videos and managed to crochet the flowers by myself!  (Charr was out of town.)  My tutorial on attaching the crochet closures is on You Tube and the show blog.  www.knittingpipeline.com

 

Finished Projects: Piper’s Fancy  My own design.  A crescent shawl with a lace border.

Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie’s Woolens

Love the pattern as the texture adds interest without being too fussy.  Every other round is a plain round so it is easy to see where you are in the pattern.

Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

 In The  Pipeline

    • Annabel Babe Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge
  • My Ultimate Rip Van Winkle—will share later.

A Ravelry Note: A new feature on Ravelry is that if you have your yarn stashed and you use stash yarn for a project then a little thumbnail photo of the yarn will appear in your project notes.  It’s tiny but it is there!

The Blethering Room

Registration is in progress for the

Knitting Pipeline Retreat March 2-3, 2012 Washington IL $50 for Fri night and all day Sat.  $40 for Sat only

See show notes for registration information.  www.knittingpipeline.com 

Rip Van Winkle Challenge Go through your Ravelry queue to find a project that has been asleep for a long time.   A thread will go up on the Knitting Pipeline Podcast group on Ravelry where you can post photos of your finished projects. 

High Note: Better Homes and Gardens Magazine is not as traditional as it used to be. I enjoy it.  Inexpensive subscription and you get free digital editions with paid subscription!  More knitting magazines should do this because knitting from a magazine is for me somewhat tedious. 

 

Check out a new video cast:  Stockinette Zombies. 

Music: One Morning in May from Foreignlander by Lydia McCauley.

Have a great week, haste ye back, and hold your knitting close.

Direct download: Episode_66_Afterthoughts.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 2:14pm CST

Nellie, Seamless Yoked Sweater, Retreat Registration!

 Nellie, Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater, Retreat Registration!

 

Pipeliner Notes: A correction in last week’s episode. The site for rescuing macramé owls is www.macrameowl.com. The link was correct in the show notes but I made it plural when I said it on the podcast. My apologies to all macramé owls out there and their rescuers.

 

Deaf Smith, Laurel’s Kitchen, The Moosewood Cookbook were classic cookbooks in the 70's and 80's.

In my oven today: Whole Wheat Bread, Homemade Granola, and

Baked Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal from the food blog Perfecting the Pairing. I substituted raisins for chocolate chips.

Nature Notes

Satu mentioned that bats carry rabies and that is true. If you see a bat behaving strangely then beware. 

A hawk posed for me and I still had trouble identifying it. A Cooper's Hawk is about the size of a crow and has a rounded tail. The Sharp-shinned hawk is smaller and has a squared off tail.

Sent to me by Goldybear: Autumn by Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

Needle Notes

Nellie by Donna Higgins

Purchase pattern at Stitches Midwest 2010 and the yarn is Knit Picks Organic Cotton.

Calls for Sublime Organic Cotton DK

The only difficult part of this sweater is the crocheted flower closure. Difficult for me, that is.

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys

Free Pattern. Top down raglan with running strands that make a pattern on the yoke, cuffs, and bottom.

If I knit this pattern again I would probably add another button hole on the yoke and then not put buttons below that.

In The Pipeline

  • Afterthought Heel Hiking Socks using pattern by Laura Linneman
  • Nubby Noro Mittens, actually have finished.
  • Crescent Shawl Left to my Own devices

The Blethering Room

Knitting Pipeline Retreat Registration is now open!

March 2-3 (Fri night and all day Sat)

$50 for both Fri and Sat/$40 for Sat only.

Send a check with your mailing information, email, phone, and whether you wish to stay overnight at the facility. Your check will be held for a while so don't worry if it does not clear right away.

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

PO Box 549

Washington IL 61571

Rip Van Winkle Challenge

Go through your Ravelry queue to find a project that has been asleep for a long time. Or maybe you have been asleep while others have been knitting this project. In your Ravelry queue you can see when you put projects in your queue.

Another mission for the overachievers out there: go to your stash and try to find your oldest yarn and match it to an pattern in your queue.

Product Review

The Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes: the Yarn Lover’s Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks that fit well, Feel great, and last a lifetime.

Heartily recommended!

Music

Hint of Dawn from the album Hopeby Kendra Spring. www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_65_Small_Sweaters2final.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

Fledermaus Shawl, Bread Baking, Rip Van Winkle Challenge

This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business. www.longaberger.com/paula

3 Giveaway Winners! At First Sight by Laura Linneman

Congratulations to Lisaknits/ lasknit2, yarnette, and stephigordon/indigodogmt! Please PM me and I will contact Laura so she can get the pattern to you.

I have been reading about bats. Thanks for indulging my fancy! Bats are not generally dangerous. They will not fly into your hair. Most bats eat insects.

A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell. Great book of nature writings.

Bats West Virginia University

Group on Ravelry Organized Knitting Club

Knitting Journal Template at www.KathrynIvy.com

Fledermaus-Tuch by Jana Albrecht

Free pattern available in German and English

I used Araucania Ranco Multy 1.5 skeins.

Added a light ruffle because it seemed a little plain.

 

 

Dancy Batty by Meta Libenter is a free pattern with bats made of lace. Diane of the Knitabulls video cast has a KAL/Knit along finishing up now. 

In The Pipeline

  • Afterthought Heel Hiking Socks using pattern by Laura Linneman
  • Nellie by Donna Higgins (RVW both yarn and pattern)
  • Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys (both yarn and pattern)

The Blethering Room

I wore my Radiance Shawl to my nephew's wedding. Someone cleaned her glasses with it.

 

 

Visit this site and if you have any macrame owls that need rescuing please send them to these wonderful ladies! Macrame Owls

Whole Wheat Bread Baking for Zabelle in Montreal. The tutorial and recipe is on the side bar on the show blog. The original recipe came from The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas c. 1972. (yikes!) Now out of print but it seems there are lots of used copies out there. But none of them probably have as many food stains as mine does. My favorite yeast is SAF available from King Arthur Flour. I also like the recipes on the King Arthur Flour site. This is what the SAF Yeast looks like. I buy the red not the gold. A whole pound for just $5.95!

If you have never made bread before start with white bread. You can also gradually work your way from white bread to whole wheat by slowly changing the ratio.

Don't worry, this is not turning into a food podcast. This was just a diversion.

Rip Van Winkle Challenge

October 1 through November 30, 2011

The Concept:

Go through your Ravelry queue to find a project that has been asleep for a long time. Or maybe you have been asleep while others have been knitting this project. 

Another mission for the overachievers out there: go to your stash and try to find your oldest yarn and match it to an pattern in your queue.

The Rules:

In the middle of November I will start a thread for finished projects. Please just post once on this thread. You must finish a RVW project to be eligible for the Prize Patrol. Prizes to be announced. 

Last chance!

KA Needle Promo from Pinkfeatherknitting!

$4 off shipping for all orders. Shipping is normally $4 for U.S./Canada and $9 International so that means Free for some of us and $5 for others. The offer is through October 31, 2011. Use the promo code piper at checkout.

I forgot to mention this on the show but Knitting Retreat Registrations will be opening up within the week! I will post on the board and here in the sidebar.

Music

My Beloved and My Friend by Benji Goodrich from Waiting. www.magnatune.com

Have a great week! Haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_64_Bats_and_Bread.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 9:08am CST

Radiance Shawl, At First Sight Baby Cap, and a Giveaway.

This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business. Always at home in your home. www.longaberger.com/paula Sign up for my newsletter for sales and specials by sending an email to Paulaef@aol.com

DC Unraveled is a new podcast! Check it out.

October by Robert Frost

Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart

At First Sight by Laura Linneman

Laura has donated 3 copies of the pattern to Pipeliners! Leave a comment below to enter the drawing. Please include contact information...email address or Ravelry ID. Thanks!

In The Pipeline

Shaelyn KAL (Knitalong) continues in The Pipeline.

Piecework Magazine Sept/October 2011 Literary issue. 8 literary inspired projects. Knit Hans Brinker’s Mittens. Rowan Pure Wool DK adult medium.

Rip Van Winkle Challenge October 1 through November 30th 

KA Needle Promo from Pinkfeatherknitting! $4 off shipping for all orders. Shipping is normally $4 for U.S./Canada and $9 International so that means Free for some of us and $5 for others. The offer is through October 31, 2011. Use the promo code piper at checkout. All lower case. 

Sock it To Me available at Knit Picks

Waiting by Benji Goodrich. Track 2 Oceans Apart.  www.magnatune.com

Remember to leave contact information with your comment to enter the drawing! The winners will be chosen when I do the podcast the last week of October 27,2011

If you send me an email to sign up for my Longaberger customer e-list please include name, address, and phone for my records. Thanks! The system likes to have this information with your name. Your information will not be shared. Thanks. 

Show blog is at www.knittingpipeline.com.

Haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_63_O_Hushed_October.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 4:13pm CST

Shaelyn, Magrathea, Mittens, Ravelry Tips, Giveaway, and a lot of laughter with friends Charr and Bronwyn. 

sponsors:  www.longaberger.com/paula and www.quinceandco.com  Quince & Co.

Magrathea by Martina Behm.  

Ocean City Shawlette by Nancy Whitman

A Better Bucket by Amy Swenson

Greta by Cheri Christian

Kelley Petkun's Mitten Class (we forgot to talk about it, but check it out for mitten basics!)

Arwen Keyhole Scarf by Tabitha's Heart Design

Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie's Woolens

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig ( I said I had knitted this one but it really was Whisper Cardigan)

Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart

Hitchhiker by Martina Behm

Norwegian Mittens by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Leafy Mittens by Arnhild Hillesland

Victorian Inspired Mittens by Beth Morimoto

Newfoundland Mitts by Traditional Design (Free) This is a wonderful mitten pattern.

KA Needle Promo from Pinkfeatherknitting!

$4 off shipping for all orders. Shipping is normally $4 for U.S./Canada and $9 International so that means Free for some of us and $5 for others. The offer is through October 31, 2011. Use the promo code piper at checkout. All lower case.  KA Needles at Pink Feather Knitting

Leave a comment on the show blog to enter the drawing for one of the 9 app giveaways from Jknits.

Show notes are at www.knittingpipeline.com





Direct download: Episode_62_Happy_Mitten_Day.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 11:26am CST