Knitting Pipeline

Purl Stitch Tension, The Principles of Knitting, Knots in my socks.

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BostenJen has a new podcast called Down Cellar StudioPodcast.

Erin, MommyNeedsYarn has video from the Knitting Pipeline Retreat on her show. Episode 48 RetreatRecovery Thank you, Erin!

Pipeliner Notes

Bronwyn wrote on the group thread: I guess we’re all spun from the same sheep, knit from the same skein.

Nature Notes

80 degrees the past few days; Why a warm winter does not mean more insects in summer.

Spring Visitors: Pileated Woodpecker, Franklin the Wild Turkey, Spring Peepers, and huge flocks of blackbirds.

Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
Thomas Carlyle

Needle Notes

SpinunLady wrote about the Purl Stitch being larger, a question Charr posed last week.

Ysolda Teague Little Red in the City

The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt

The Principles of Private Detection by Clovis Andersen in Alexander McCall Smith’s #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I read a short passage from Blue Shoes and Happiness.

Piper’s Journey KAL

In The Pipeline

Listening this week: CaithnessCraft Collective, Fiber Beat, Knit Knit Café, Knitting Brooklyn, Positively Overcommitted, and A Playful Day. Thanks to A Playful Day for a mentioning Knitting Pipeline on her show.


Socks. Austermannwool Step Classic had two knots, both of which landed on the heel and heel flap!

Hyla Brook final sample for Quince and Co.

Cardigan for me? NantucketJacket by Norah Gaughn, Paulie by Isabelle Kraemer, or EZ percentage sweater in Quince & Co Tern or Finch?

The Lady Edith by Carrie Steinmetz

Susan B Anderson toys McHenry and Fat Robin


Watched Anatomy of Knitting. Erin is either switching to video or doing both; Lie to Me Tim Roth and Kelli Williams; The Good Wife; Project Runway All Stars; Owl Cam: The Hidden World.

The Blethering Room A Visitor surprised me when I was playing my pipes by the creek.

In The Piping Circle St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow! I will tweet.

Music Dutch Pipes and Drums In Concert

Haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_82_That_Pesky_Purlfinal.mp3
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