Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cedar Leaf Shawlette

The Cedar Leaf Shawlette:  finished a few days late for my daughter-in-law's birthday but hopefully in time for her to take on their trip to Spain in a few days. I blocked it and sent it off after taking some quick photos. I wish I could take photos of her modeling it.

I'll be talking about the Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos (pattern gifted to me by one of my wonderful podcast listeners) on the next episode of Knitting Pipeline.

The pattern calls for DK weight but I used fingering weight/sock yarn from The Woolen Rabbit. The color is called Chimney Sweep. I love this color. It is a deep gray semi-solid with blue overtones. Fortunately, I have one whole skein plus a bit of the second leftover for a future project.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Episode 14 The Stealth Approach to Socks

Show notes for the Knitting Pipeline Podcast  can be found on the show blog

Since tweaking my blog design the Followers are not showing up.  I cannot figure this out.  If you are a blogger on Blogspot and have any hints, please let me know.

I am going to set a schedule for myself to update this blog more regularly, even if it is just a short post.  I thought by now I would be a lot more efficient in producing the weekly podcast but it still takes me many hours to get the notes done, record, edit, upload, and write blog posts.  I should probably just have one blog but I am still attached to this one and will use it for knitting and some more personal writings.

I am still going to mention here when a new episode is up.  I added a flash player in the side bar.  If you click in the lower left corner there is a menu.  All the episodes are available here so you can listen without an external listening device.

In this podcast I talk about the finished project, Hurdy Gurdy Cardigan by Lynda Gemmell.  Notes on my Ravelry page.  I bought the kit at Stitches.  The colors spoke to me and I had to knit it even though I don't really have an intended wearer.  Actually,  I am planning on sending the little sweater to Botswana where I am sure it will be worn a lot and passed along.  This makes me very happy. 

  • Ribbed button band instead of garter stitch band
  • Shorter sleeves than pattern recommended
  • My little extra touch are the buttons, both lavender and lime green, alternating.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Episode 13 Elizabeth Writes from the Airport

Listen here or download on iTunes.

Show notes can be found here at

In this episode I talk about my finished Merope Shawl by Rosemary Hill, muse on the delight of good peaches, and read a letter by Elizabeth Zimmermann that was written to me on October 4, 1979.

Also, at the end of the podcast is a performance by the Dutch Pipes and Drums.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Episode 12 Each One Teach One

Click on the Episode title if you want to listen to the Knitting Pipeline podcast about our Knitting Boot Camp/Fiber Weekend.  Or you can download from iTunes.  Also, knitting tips, butterfly awareness, easy lace shawl patterns, and notes on last week's letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann.

On Labor Day Weekend we had an intensive 24 hour Knitting Boot Camp.  Emily, Cecelia, and Lauren are enthusiastic and energetic knitters!  Plus they knit continental!  (Big surprise)

We started about 1 PM on Saturday and finished at the same time on Sunday.  Whew!

The new knitters at work.
"This  is EASY!"
The weather was perfect!
Felted Coin purses before zippers and embellishments were sewn on.
A fibery weekend was had by all!

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