Knitting Pipeline (hobbies)

My second Daybreak has a garter stitch border.  A Sofia Cowl looks a lot like crochet, but it really is knitted lace.  I used the Suspended Bind Off on the cowl.   We survived the Blizzard of 2011 and there was a little junco hopping about in the worst of it.  I swatched for the Norwegian Sweater and am ready to cast on.  Tips on color pattern knitting. In The Piping Circle I talk about my husband's uncle, who witnessed the piper, Bill Millin, playing on the beach at Normandy (Episode 9 of Knitting Pipeline).  Review of the Historical Issue of Piecework Magazine Jan/Feb 2011.  Dutch Pipes and Drums provide a medley of tunes from their CD In Harmony.

 

 

Direct download: Episode_31_Knitting_in_Disguise.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 12:43pm CST

Pipeliners Notes include feedback from last week's show, in particular, about the Russian Bind Off; I announce a winner for a signed copy of the book Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting by Lorna Miser (donated by the author); Nature notes include a flock of cardinals, owls in the woods, squirrel antics, and a beautiful quote by Rachel Carson; I finished my Daybreak (pattern by Stephen West) and have started a second one; my wool arrived from Quince & Co so I will be swatching for my Norwegian Sweater in Crow and Egret this weekend; I recommend 100% wool for your Norwegian pattern knitting; and the last installment of our No Purl/Garter Stitch patterns suggested by Pipeliners.  Thanks for listening and supporting the show!

 

 

Direct download: Episode_30_Daybreak_and_Norwegian_KAL.mp3
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Pipeliner Notes, Finished Projects Simple Things and Pogona, A New Favorite Bind Off, Nature Notes, No-Purl/Garter Stitch Projects, Norwegian Sweater Knit Along, Book Review of Knitting at Home: 60 Classics by Ella Rae Designs by Leanne Prouse.  Also, Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums at The Burns Supper 2011.  Music: Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonny Doon by Robert Burns sung by Shira Kamman.  show notes at www.knittingpipeline.blogspot.com.  The show is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business.  www.longaberger.com/paula

Direct download: Episode_29_A_New_Favorite_Bind_Off.mp3
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I read a note Elizabeth Zimmermann wrote when she sent a gift for our newborn son...a Baby Surprise Jacket.  A Pipeliner, Linda from NH, expresses her passion for our beloved craft of knitting. I clarify the process of threading beads onto yarn for the crochet beaded bind off from last week's show. In response to Irene's question, I talk about how I organize my stash and tell a story about the era of cardboard boxes for stash storage and a teenage son. Nature Notes:  John James Audubon.  In Needle Notes we discuss selecting yarn for our Norwegian Sweater KAL and I ask for your input on knitting hats for a friend who is in chemotherapy.  Finally we conclude with an update on Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums which is preparing for the annual Burns Supper.  Musical Selection is from Shira Kammen's CD "A Celebration of Robert Burns", "Flow Gently Sweet Afton."  The show is sponsored by my business:  www.longaberger.com/paula

Direct download: Episode_28_A_Baby_Surprise_from_Elizabeth_Zimmermann.mp3
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Episode 27 Knitting is My Passion

Pipeliners chime in on the wearing of ponchos and whether men can wear shawls.  A winner is announced for the prize of 3 patterns from Stephen West of Westknits.  The American Bald Eagle is the topic in nature notes.  In Needle Notes I share my finished Citron, a pattern by Hilary Smith Callis, with a crocheted beaded edging from the book Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting by Lorna Miser.  I also review the book by Lorna Miser and announce a new drawing for a signed copy of the book, donated by the author.  Leave a comment in the show blog to enter.  In the Blethering Room I share more "No Purl Designs" suggested by our listeners.  Finally, some ideas about the Norwegian KAL which will start in a few weeks.

Direct download: Episode_27__Knitting_is_My_Passion.mp3
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Episode 26 Winter Solstice

Show notes are at www.knittingpipeline.blogspot.com. It is the winter solstice as view nature from my window. Pipeliner emails ask me about males wearing shawls and the definition of shawl and scarf.  Another Pipeliner asked me whether she should knit a poncho...are ponchos in or out?  Also a few comments on Holiday 2010 Vogue Knitting, more no-purl patterns, needle notes that include a finished Shizuku scarf by Angela Tong and more Those Mitts by Leslie Friend, and the announcement of a new knitting podcast, Clothed in the Lamb by Janeen.  Plus a good chuckle provided by a good friend.  Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who has supported the podcast in the first 6 months!  Check the show blog for a wonderful pipe, drum, and Highland Dance greeting from our friends, The Dutch Pipes and Drums.

Direct download: Episode_26_Winter_Solstice.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:00pm CST

www.knittingpipeline.blogspot.com Inspired by a listener email, I talk about wearing shawls and storing shawls.  In nature notes, it is COLD here and deer are moving through the woods.  Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums is performing in A Grace Family Christmas.  A review of new wool from Quince & Co.  Quince & Co has donated a prize of a scarf of your choice and the wool to make it!  Leave a note in the comment section on the show blog www.knittingpipeline.blogspot.com to get your name in the drawing on December 16th!  A winner is announced for the prize from Rose Beck of Rosy Posy Designs.  A holiday carol from Magnatune Christmas:  James Edwards Sans Day Carol, Sussex Carol, and Deck the Halls.

Direct download: Episode_23_Shawl_Style.mp3
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Episode 20 Garter Stitch, Anyone?

New garter stitch patterns to share include Schieffelin Point Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Alma Ella Shawl by RobinLynn, and Elektra by Rosemary Hill.  New to share about Franklin, Knit, and Purl who seem to have flown the coop and information about avian pox, a highly contagious bird flu.  I finished by Flourish Shawl, a pattern by Rose Beck and love it!  A tip from a Pipeliner, SpinningLil, on using a crochet hook to lasso those nupps.  A tune, Downstream, by Shira Kammen from the CD Music of Waters.

Direct download: Episode_20_Garter_Stitch_final.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:13pm CST

Episode 18 A Long Letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann

I read a long letter hand-written in green ink, with a dried piece of spaghetti, dated Dec 1, 1979 from Elizabeth Zimmermann.  Plus advantages of learning to knit both Continental and English/American and the answer to the question, "Does knowing the EZ method spoil you for using other patterns?"  The musical selection is a Welsh harp piece, The Ash Grove, by Cheryl Ann Fulton from her album, The Airs of Wales, in honor of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Welsh heritage.  Be sure to check out the show blog to see photos of the actual letter and the dried spaghetti.  www.knittingpipeline.blogspot.com

Direct download: Episode_18_A_Long_Letter_from_EZ_lev.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 12:39pm CST

Is Flo the Elephant a knitting conspiracy?  You decide.   I started on my Rip Van Winkle Project, The Lovely Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark.  I muse on the Clapotis and why it is the most knitted design on Ravelry.  Nature notes about a Great Blue Heron, goldfinches, and "golden autumn".   A Ravelry tip on sharing projects, stash, and blog posts with groups. 

Direct download: Episode_17__A_Knitting_Conspiracy_Exposed.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 11:00am CST