Fri, 23 March 2012
Three Needle Bind Off, Knitter’s Life List Review
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Pipeliner Notes: I read a note from Nancy. Her husband is going to build owl houses. Does anyone have experience with these? Please let me know.
Nature Notes:Pileated woodpecker, spring peepers, and a fox runs past as I record the show.
Spring Beauty Claytonia virginica Native Americans ate the bulbs of this plant. Euell Gibbons called it Fairy Spuds.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke
Needle Notes : Follow up on Purl Tension. Cat Bordhi video. How to tighten your purl stitches.
Greta theCaptivating Cat by Rebecca Danger. 3 needle bind off was used to close the top. Getting it turned inside out was painful.
Greta the Second I used kitchener stitch at the top of the head. Had added stitches to the opening but still very small.
Faces: Use DMC cotton perle 5 You have to get it right. Stuffing: Always takes more than you think it will.
Piper’s Journey KAL: Not much to say about this KAL and I guess that is a good thing.
The Blethering Room: I explain where The Blethering Room originated, with a group of friends who met online and met face to face in Virginia in 1999. “Blether” is the Scottish word for blather.
Book Notes: The Knitter’s Life List by Gwen W. Steege. Highly recommended.
In The Piping Circle: St. Patrick’s Day Recap