Knitting Pipeline (hobbies)

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 CDT

Knitting Tip from Pipeliner Shirley to use a music stand as a skein holder/swift.  Ravelry tip on groups and forums. Finished projects:  Kaellingsjal and Cabled Raglan Baby Cardigan.  New project: Citron by Hillary Smith Callis.  High Notes:  Cranford, Return to Cranford, and Lark Rise to Candleford.  Music:  Scotch Tune by Mr. Solomon Eckles (Eccles) performed by Da Camera on their CD A Celtic Celebration, available for download from Magnatune.

Direct download: Episode_16__Silk_is_a_Slippery_Slope.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT

Were you asleep when other knitters were busy with a popular design?  Let's go through our pipelines to find those projects and move them UP to the top.  I'll be giving away a Longaberger basket, handwoven in Ohio, U.S.A. to the winner whose name will be drawn from the entries.  Leave your name on the thread in the Knitting Pipeline group on Ravelry or in the comments on the show blog.  I finished the Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos.  We add more patterns to our  list of easy lace shawl patterns, tips from listeners, and end with Heyken's Serenade from The Dutch Pipes and Drums CD In Harmony.

Direct download: Episode_15__Rip_Van_Winkle_Challenge.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:17pm CDT

Episode 14 The Stealth Approach to Socks

Approaching sock knitting with a double S strategy:  sport and stealth.  Pipeliner Stephanie wrote a letter to sock knitting.  I read a letter from Ursula about her crows and then try to talk myself into appreciating crows more than I do.  Piping Circle news about a friend from Australia, Mervyn.  And top it all off with one of my favorite tracks from In Harmony by The Dutch Pipes and Drums:  The Sands of Kuwait.

Direct download: Episode_14__The_Stealth_Approach_to_Socks.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 4:17pm CDT

A Fiber Weekend results in 3 new energetic knitters!  Thoughts on teaching knitting and first projects. More easy lace patterns for beginners, Pipeliner Notes, Knitting Tips, and Butterfly awareness.

Direct download: Episode_12__Each_One_Teach_One.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

I read a letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann to me in August 1978.  Also, when to persevere and when to shift gears, nature notes, listener notes, turkey talk, Piecework review, a knitting tip, and a winner of the EZ Challenge.

Direct download: Episode_11__Elizabeth_Writes_On.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:52pm CDT

Stitches Midwest 2010 Recap with Charr, my finished Maia Shoulderette by Rosemary Hill, A Piping Adventure, Nature Notes, and a letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann.  We continue our EZ Challenge of committing a technique to memory.  Enter on the show blog or on the Ravelry board.

Direct download: Episode_10_Stitches.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 3:15pm CDT

Letters from Elizabeth Zimmermann to me.  1977

Direct download: Episode_8.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Listener notes, butterflies are my business, more on using charts, the importance of perseverance, and the first piping music on the podcast.  Enter a drawing for skeins of laceweight yarn from Old Maiden Aunt.

Direct download: Episode_5__6__Perseverance_is_Key.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 4:47pm CDT

Direct download: episode_3.mp3
Category:Hobbies -- posted at: 8:06pm CDT