Knitting Pipeline

Sarah and Bronwyn Visit, Big Snowy Owl, and Cocoa Blocks

This show is sponsored by my Longaberger home Business and Quince and Company.

If you are looking to support American goods, then you can start with Quince & Co with their beautiful and reasonably priced wools sourced in the US. Check out Finch, their new fingering weight in colors inspired by nature.

Needle Notes

Paula’s Projects: Woodturner’s Pully. Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Saddle Shoulder Sweater. After washing and blocking it measures out perfectly!

Label for sweater. I tried a wool label, first ironing onto freezer paper to stiffen the fabric. Bronwyn suggested printing on computer. I may try backstitching on counted cross stitch fabric. Ecological Wool makes a very light but warm sweater.

Big Snowy Owl Free Pattern by Purl Soho    

Bronwyn on Ravelry

Pinterest…ask one of us if you want an invitation.


Nubby Noro Mittens and Fingerless version


Little Turtle Knits Braided Cap by Theresa Belville

Sarah on Ravelry

Those Mitts by Leslie Friend

Christmas Tree Hat and Elfin Socks

Textural Healing Shawl by Shannon Squire

Incognito (Mustache Cowl) by Mercedes Tarosovich-Clark

Handmade Holidays

Our Ravelry Thread

Just some of the great ideas:

Hot Chocolate on a Stick/Cocoa Blocks

Santa Hat Brownies

Sarah: Homemade Granola recipe on show blog.

Bronwyn’s Sugar Scrub and Lotion Bars

Summertime Neck Chillers

Paula: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls. Partially bake them, freeze, and recipients bake them for a yummy breakfast.

In the Pipeline

Per last week’s episode, the Doc Martin second movie wasn’t good. Two stars.

Enjoyed The Pit Pony. Has piping in it

Downton Abbey Season 1 watching again. New season Jan 8.

High Note Low Note

High Notes:

Paula: The Week Between Christmas and New Years

Sarah: Christmas Cards

Bronwyn: Fondue

Low Notes

Paula: Stickiness

Sarah: Accidental Felting

Bronwyn: Poorly tied skeins of yarn

Knitting Pipeline Retreat

March 2-3 2012 (Friday evening and all day Saturday)

Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N Main St., Washington IL 61571

$50 or $40 for Sat only

Mail check to Knitting Pipeline, PO Box 549, Washington IL 61571

Complete show notes and retreat information on show blog, Knitting Pipeline.

Haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_71_Handmade_Holidays.mp3
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