Knitting Pipeline
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 CST

This letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann was written to me in Oct 1979.  It is written in her own hand.  View it on the show blog.  In Needle Notes I discuss my completed Merope by Rosemary Hill, made with Harmony Sock Yarn from The Woolen Rabbit.  This show is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business.

Direct download: Episode_13__Elizabeth_Writes_from_the_Airport.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

This  episode includes listener notes, turkey talk, Summer Flies Shawl, Maia Shoulderette, news in the piping world, knitting tips, and  two letters from Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Direct download: Episode_9_Elizabeth_Zimmermann_Notes_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm CST

Letters from Elizabeth Zimmermann to me.  1977

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

Ready to become a better knitter?  Following EZ's advice and inspiration I am committing new techniques to memory.  Join me!

Also, listener notes, finished Brandywine, new Summer Flies Shawlette, and a bit of turkey talk.

Direct download: Episode_7_rev.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm CST

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 CST

More tips on knitting with charts, two favorites from the new First Fall Knitty 2010, a confession, and a song with lyrics by Robert Burns.  Plus 15% off your order from The Woolen Rabbit with promotion code from the show!

Direct download: Episode_4final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST