Knitting Pipeline
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

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 CST

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 CST

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