Knitting Pipeline

Short Row Heel, Cabling, Magic Loop   This show by sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.  Show notes at

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Nature Notes  We’ve gone from very hot weather to much cooler, which I am enjoying.  An Eastern Phoebe, or pair of phoebes, is building a nest on our gutter outside the bedroom window. May Apples and Sweet William are adding to the color of the woodland floor. "Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment."-Ellis Peters

Needle Notes Low Note: Proactive Star Toe Socks: Pico Accuardi Dyeworks. Accidental Felting despite not going into dryer.

Plain Socks:   Used Austermann Step with Aloe and Jojoba. Two knots in skein. Great yardage. A little on the thin side.

Listening back to an Episode and I heard myself say that I didn’t like having two pair of socks going at the same time. Why? Erin of MommyNeedsYarn No MoreTears for Autism Speaks. Started project on March 23, Finished April 1, 2012. Learned:

1. I will not collapse if I have more than one pair of socks in progress 2. Magic Loop…getting into the groove.  3. Had a gutter where the loop came out. First stitch on each needle was a purl stitch. Cat Bordhi video with alternative way to purl. At this point my head was beginning to spin but I decided to 4. Cable without a needle.  5. Short Row Heel First do a series of decreasing short rows with wrapped stitches and then a series of increasing short rows with wrapped stitches 6. New way of concealing wraps Cat Bordhi video

Piper’s Journey KAL: Will probably unsticky the thread at the end of the month

Upcoming Pattern: Hyla Brook Will use 2 skeins of Quince & Co Tern (wool/silk blend)

Knitting McHenry by Susan B Anderson, Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku

Watching: The Fat Squirrel Speaksby Amy Beth. Fantastic video cast! Go watch it!

Reading: At Home by Bill Bryson

Listening: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Bird Decals from Duncraft

Thanks for listening!

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