Knitting Pipeline
Episode 41 Ready, Set, Gauge! for complete show notes.

Quince & Co offers a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns spun from American wool.  Thank you to Quince & Co for sponsoring the podcast.

Enjoy 20% off Longaberger pottery through April 30th on my web site

Three Bags Full is donating a Pink Daffodil Project Bag for this episode.  Leave a comment on the show blog to enter the drawing.  Comments entered by noon Central USA time on April 28th will be eligible.  I announced the winner for last week's drawing.

Happy John Muir Day and Earth Day.  The documentary John Muir in the New World can be seen on the PBS site.

Needle Notes:  I finished Clockwork by Stephen West of Westknits.  Great project using yarn from The Woolen Rabbit.  I also completed the finishing work on the Norwegian Setesdal Sweater including a woolen fabric label. 

Estelle Cardigan KAL  Join us starting May 1 for this Knit Along using the Estelle Cardigan pattern by Melissa LaBarre.  It's time to swatch to figure out what needle size to use for your project.  I give tips for swatching.

Thank you to Emily Bond for designing a new logo for the podcast!  The bird is called "Piper".  Piper may have some things to say in future episodes.  Contact Emily on Ravelry as emmylucille.

Book Notes:  One Skein Sock Wonders edited by Judith Durant.  5 star except for the last chapter which is a good laugh.

Music by Lydia McCauley from Quieting.  Every Bug, Every Bee, Every Breath.   Enjoy the peepers in the tune.




Direct download: Episode_41_Ready_Set_Gauge.mp3
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Episode 40 Wee Bits and Bites

Quince and Co and my Longaberger Home Business sponsor this episode.  Three Bags Full on etsy is the giveaway sponsor.  Leave a comment on the show blog to enter a drawing for a Hummingbird Project Bag from  The contest closes at noon Central USA time on April 21, 2011.  Enjoy FREE SHIPPING at Three Bags Full by entering the promo code "piper" at checkout.

Find the show notes at  The John Muir documentary airs nationally on April 18, 2011. 

Fix-It Notes include more tips on fixing and reinforcing socks.

Charr and Bronwyn visit The Blethering Room.  We share inspiration from Camp KIP. 

Join our Estelle Cardigan KAL (Knit Along) that start on May 1, 2011.

The tune is Polwart on the Green, performed by Musica Pacifica on Dancing in the Isles.  Available on



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Episode 39 Spring Peepers

show notes are at  Sponsored by Quince & Co, Three Bags Full, and my Longaberger Home Business.  Thank you, Sponsors!

This episode was pre-recorded several days early as I am leaving for Camp KIP on Tuesday! 

Leave a show note on the blog for a chance to win a Frog Mini Project Bag and matching accessory case from Three Bags Full!  Deadline for Week #2 is Thursday April 14th at noon.

Spring Peepers are singing their chorus at night.  Hyla Brook by Robert Frost. 

Needle Notes:  I steeked the Norwegian Sweater and used i-cord Three Needle BO to join the shoulders.  Find videos showing technique on the show blog.  Eunny Jang's video on steeking is fantastic!

Blethering Room:  Woolly Serger Thread is not wool.  It is nylon that has a brushed coating.  Find extra thick Woolly Nylon at Schoolhouse Press.  Tips:  Use Kid Silk Haze for reinforcing heel, foot and toe.  No need to cut and weave in ends.  Wooly Nylon works well.  Anna Lena uses Slip Stitch Heel technique on the soles of her children's socks. Love this idea!  I test drove (walked) my darned socks and they feel great.  I darned another sock and am getting better at my technique.

Thanks to my Celtic Cross friends Karen, Heather, Rob, and Deb  (and of course, announcer Kevin) who faithfully listen to Knitting Pipeline.  Music is Amzing Grace recorded at a regular Thursday night rehearsal.



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Eye of Partridge Heel, sock tips, Ann Budd's 5 Gauge Sock Pattern, sock repair.

Enter a comment on the show blog  to be entered into a drawing for a Mia Bag compliments of Three Bags Full on Etsy.  Free Shipping on your order from Three Bags Full in April with show promo code "piper".

Direct download: Episode_38_Sock_Chatter.mp3
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