Fri, 20 April 2012
McHenry, Skyp Ribbed Socks
complete show notes at www.knittingpipeline.com
Thank you for your iTunes reviews and star ratings! When I checked today there were exactly 400 star reviews. That is a lot and I appreciate each one!
A Playful Day with Green Triangle Girl 4/15/2012 Thank you!
The Fat Squirrel Speaks with Amy Beth. Thanks for the nice shout out and EZ love fest.
Happy Earth Day April 22nd. Spring Clean Up is in our town on Saturday.
My bench in the woods. The view changes every day, but I change too.
The Backyard Birds Newsletter by www.birdwatchersdigest.com
Backyard Notes Diane Cooledge Porter
Reasons to Love Simple Skyp Socks One more reason…I knit the first sock in 24 hours!
Skyp Ribbed Socks by Adrienne Ku Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Springtime
McHenry by Susan B Anderson Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2011 and $5.50 individual pattern.
Tip: Keeping track of rows with contrasting yarn.
Piper’s Journey KAL
At Home by Bill Bryson. String aka yarn is a marvelous invention.
In the Pipeline Camp KIP—no show next week as I will be gone.
After finishing At Home I am ready for some fiction. Lots of good suggestions on our Good Reads thread started by Choosejoy.
Listening to The Hunger Games. Almost done
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Thanks for listening and haste ye back!
Fri, 13 April 2012
Skyp Socks, Slipped Stitch Patterns
Complete show notes at www.knittingpipeline.com
Garlic Mustard Day
Woodland Flower is the Common Violet Viola sororia sororia State Flower of Illinois since 1908
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2 Scene 1 William Shakespeare
Main Needle Choices for Socks or other small items knitted in the round.
Socks Soar on 2 Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi
The Magic Loop by Bev Galeskas January 2002
KarenE1969 started the SimpleSkyp Sock Wave at the Knitting Pipeline Retreat. Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Cakewalk Yarns Stash colorway Vernon 80/10/10
Reasons to Love Simple Skype Socks
1. 6 + 2 rib is super stretchy so the sock fits well.
2. Easy to memorize, only 2 rows and one is simple rib. Skyp comes from the main stitch Slip one, knit 1 YO, PSSO
3. Wonderful for variegated yarns. Pop of color and texture.
4. Unisex-usually a YO in a man’s sock is the death knoll but it works here because of the pass over.
Piper’s Journey KAL Welcome to newbies who are joining the KAL!
The Blethering Room I tell the story of how a Snowy Owl was in our town for two days and I didn’t know about it.
In the Pipeline KnitBot Essentials by Hannah Fettig
Interrupting Cow Socks by Laura Linnemann $4.00 Ravelry Download
Skyp Ribbed Socks by Adrienne Ku
Claire by Adrienne Ku top down, unisex, ribbed $5
If I like a free pattern by a designer then I try to purchase one of her/his patterns as a thank you.
Joy in the Congo. 60 minutes April 8, 2012 Amazing Story
Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques and Patterns from Top Designers by Ann Budd
Fri, 6 April 2012
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Nature Notes We’ve gone from very hot weather to much cooler, which I am enjoying. An Eastern Phoebe, or pair of phoebes, is building a nest on our gutter outside the bedroom window. May Apples and Sweet William are adding to the color of the woodland floor. "Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment."-Ellis Peters
Needle Notes Low Note: Proactive Star Toe Socks: Pico Accuardi Dyeworks. Accidental Felting despite not going into dryer.
Plain Socks: Used Austermann Step with Aloe and Jojoba. Two knots in skein. Great yardage. A little on the thin side.
Listening back to an Episode and I heard myself say that I didn’t like having two pair of socks going at the same time. Why? Erin of MommyNeedsYarn No MoreTears for Autism Speaks. Started project on March 23, Finished April 1, 2012. Learned:
1. I will not collapse if I have more than one pair of socks in progress 2. Magic Loop…getting into the groove. 3. Had a gutter where the loop came out. First stitch on each needle was a purl stitch. Cat Bordhi video with alternative way to purl. At this point my head was beginning to spin but I decided to 4. Cable without a needle. Knittinghelp.com 5. Short Row Heel First do a series of decreasing short rows with wrapped stitches and then a series of increasing short rows with wrapped stitches 6. New way of concealing wraps Cat Bordhi video
Piper’s Journey KAL: Will probably unsticky the thread at the end of the month
Watching: The Fat Squirrel Speaksby Amy Beth. Fantastic video cast! Go watch it!
Reading: At Home by Bill Bryson
Listening: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Thanks for listening!