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Knitting Pipeline

Knitting is my passion! I also play bagpipes in a competition pipe band. These two subjects, plus a love of nature and learning, are what I like to talk about each week.

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Episode 259 Little Leaves and Mittens

Is it true that yarn wound into a cake will stretch and ruin your gauge?  I knit more than a dozen Little Leaves by Alana Dakos and a pair of mittens for charity. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

38mins

8 Sep 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 255 Slip Slip Knit Myth

We are busting the myth that SSK and K2tbl are the same and interchangeable in knitting. No, they are not. Don't be embarrassed if you believed this, but let's get it straight.  Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

24mins

21 Jul 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 263 Quill Shawl, Smooth Operator, Rhinebeck

Quill Shawl by Helen Stewart, Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson (2 pair), and thoughts on New York Sheep and Wool Festival also known as Rhinebeck. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

27mins

28 Oct 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 329 Back in the Saddle

Thank you to all of you for your prayers and well wishes! Also, thank you for coming back to listen after my surgery and last 3 treatments. Your support means so much to me and my family! I share modifications that I made on my first Cobblestone and I am halfway through Cobblestone #2 by Jared Flood. I share a knitting disaster with my husband’s Norwegian Ljuskofte. My husband joins me for Nature Notes, The Blethering Room, In The Pipeline, and High note Low Note. This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns. Knitting Pipeline is a Bluprint Affiliate. Bluprint offers affordable online classes and supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar on my blog before purchasing I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Haste ye back! Paula

49mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 198 Hayward Shawl

This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co, Ewe-nique Yarns , The Fiber Universe,  Peddler’s Way Quilt Co, and Klose Knit.  I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. This means that if you click from the Craftsy ad on my website and purchase a class, I receive credit for it. It is an easy way to support the show. Thank you! Hayward by Susan B Anderson from Infinite Twist Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat (near Atlanta) April 12-15 2015 (Sun to Wed AM). Registration materials are here. Also on the show blog. Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

30mins

13 Feb 2015

Rank #5

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Episode 328 My Nature Co-host Joins Me

I am almost finished with the Cobblestone by Jared Flood. My husband and I talk about our nature walks, activities we did when our family came to visit, and some of what we are watching. This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns. Knitting Pipeline is a Bluprint Affiliate. Bluprint offers affordable online classes and supplies. When you use the link in the sidebar on my blog before purchasing I receive a small percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram and YouTube as KnittingPipeline. There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there! I'll be having surgery so will be taking a break for the next 6 weeks or so. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/paulaemons-fuessle. Haste ye back!

40mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 306 Baby Basics and Antler Cardigan

A baby shower in our family inspired a lot of baby knitting and quilting. Also in this episode are Nature Notes and In The Pipeline. Basic Baby Cardigan by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits. Antler Cardigan by TinCanKnits Antler Hat by TinCanKnits Lone Star Baby Quilt by Amy Smart—Diary of a Quilter Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

33mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 204 Part 2 Sarah’s First Socks

We continue our lively discussion about Sarah’s first socks, books, and banter. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co . I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com.

47mins

10 Apr 2015

Rank #8

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Episode 26 Winter Solstice

Show notes are at www.knittingpipeline.blogspot.com. It is the winter solstice as view nature from my window. Pipeliner emails ask me about males wearing shawls and the definition of shawl and scarf.  Another Pipeliner asked me whether she should knit a poncho...are ponchos in or out?  Also a few comments on Holiday 2010 Vogue Knitting, more no-purl patterns, needle notes that include a finished Shizuku scarf by Angela Tong and more Those Mitts by Leslie Friend, and the announcement of a new knitting podcast, Clothed in the Lamb by Janeen.  Plus a good chuckle provided by a good friend.  Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who has supported the podcast in the first 6 months!  Check the show blog for a wonderful pipe, drum, and Highland Dance greeting from our friends, The Dutch Pipes and Drums.

34mins

22 Dec 2010

Rank #9

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Episode 297 Sleepy Kittens, Making, Mae

I made two Sleepy Kitten Sets by Susan B Anderson from Making #4. I also sewed the Cat Basket by Sanae Ishida. Mae by Melissa LaBarre is one of my favorite cardigans for baby girls. This one is in Quince & Co Chickadee in the Rosa Rugosa colorway. Registration is open for Knitting Pipeline Retreat Feb 16-17 in Washington IL and Knitting Pipeline Georgia March 25-18. Registration links on my blog and in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group on Ravelry. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

28mins

15 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 324 Surprise Episode

In this episode I share my holiday travel knitting, Galiano Socks by Tracie Millar, and projects I am working on. The February Retreat in Washington IL Feb 15-16 is still on and we have openings! I plan on being there at least part of the time. This episode did not have many notes and I jump around a little bit. I hope you understand. Thanks you so much for all your well wishes since I shared my diagnosis of ovarian cancer. I am feeling strong even though I got a little teary at the end of this episode. (I recorded the ending several times and could not make it any better.) Thank you for sticking with me, Friends! Haste ye back! Paula

30mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 304 Lush Cardigan and Socks That Did Not Rock

Lush by TinCanKnits and a sock fiasco, Georgia Retreat, books, and some video podcast recommendations. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

39mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 33 Of Lice and Men

Episode sponsor is Quince & Co. and my Longaberger home business. Travel with me from the Setesdal Region of Norway, to Scotland, to the U.S. to explore lice in knitting and literature.  Robert Burns' poem "To a Louse" is read by Alan Wood of Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.  Alan is friend of the charming Louise, host of a podcast I enjoy, The Caithness Craft Collective.  I read Robert Frost's poem "A Considerable Speck" which isn't exactly about a louse, but could be.   I review the books that I consider most important for those interested in Norwegian Sweater knitting.  Of course, there are many out there so I just picked my favorites.  Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Without Tears, Knitting Workshop, or The Opinionated Knitter Sheila McGregor's The Complete Book of Traditional Scandinavian Knitting Norwegian Knitting Designs by Annichen Sibbern Bohn.   For the very enthusiastic knitters and historians, consider Annemor Sundbo's Setesdal Sweaters: The History of The Norwegian Lice Pattern. There is an update on my projects, although the Norwegian sweater has been stalled for the past week.  I finished Baby Slippers from Knitting at Home by Leanne Prouse. They turned out lousy. I started on a new project and picked up a pair of socks that had been in hibernation since the summer. Thanks to everyone who has sent well wishes to my mother who fell last week and broke her arm last week and also to me and the family.  You are wonderful people!  The music is compliments of World Champion Piper, Bruce Gandy, from his CD My Father's Son.  Available at www.brucegandymusic.com.

34mins

25 Feb 2011

Rank #13

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Episode 205 Georgia on My Mind

Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat was relaxing and energizing! I share some memories about the retreat as well as projects I’ve been working on. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co . I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Join me in the Pebble Beach Knit Along (or any design by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade). Officially starts May 5 but will include already completed/started projects as well. Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Keep close to Nature’s heart ... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” -- John Muir Haste ye back!

37mins

24 Apr 2015

Rank #14

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Episode 254 Talisman Shawl and Holyrood

Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

34mins

13 Jul 2016

Rank #15

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Episode 206 For Bebe

In anticipation of our first grandchild I’ve been knitting and quilting with loving thoughts for Bebe. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co . I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com.

35mins

1 May 2015

Rank #16

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Episode 29 A New Favorite Bind Off

Pipeliner Notes, Finished Projects Simple Things and Pogona, A New Favorite Bind Off, Nature Notes, No-Purl/Garter Stitch Projects, Norwegian Sweater Knit Along, Book Review of Knitting at Home: 60 Classics by Ella Rae Designs by Leanne Prouse.  Also, Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums at The Burns Supper 2011.  Music: Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonny Doon by Robert Burns sung by Shira Kamman.  show notes at www.knittingpipeline.blogspot.com.  The show is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business.  www.longaberger.com/paula

38mins

21 Jan 2011

Rank #17

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Episode 154 Velveteen Rabbit, Journey, and Esjan

Bronwyn visits today. Reviews of Curious Knitvent 2013 by Helen Stewart, Head to Toe: Kids Knit Accessories by Katya Frankel, Velveteen Kit by Little Skein, and Journey by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook.  Plus Magic Gradient Shawl and Esjan by Westknits. Episode 155 will have all the information for the Knitting Pipeline Spring Retreat March 14-15, to be released shortly after #154. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and my Longaberger Home Business. Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

40mins

14 Dec 2013

Rank #18

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Episode 196 Socks and Cookies

Thank you to Knitting Pipeline Retreat sponsor The Fiber Universe in Peoria IL and vendor sponsor Prairie Bag Works on etsy. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co . I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class as I receive credit for it. Thank you! Upcoming Retreats! Visit show blog for links and details. Knitting Pipeline Spring Retreat, Washington IL March 13-14, 2015. (Friday 2 PM to Sat 4 PM) Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat (near Atlanta) April 12-15 2015 (Sun to Wed AM).  Show notes are found at www.knittingpipeline.com. Haste ye back!

39mins

30 Jan 2015

Rank #19

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Episode 30 Daybreak and Norwegian Knit Along

Pipeliners Notes include feedback from last week's show, in particular, about the Russian Bind Off; I announce a winner for a signed copy of the book Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting by Lorna Miser (donated by the author); Nature notes include a flock of cardinals, owls in the woods, squirrel antics, and a beautiful quote by Rachel Carson; I finished my Daybreak (pattern by Stephen West) and have started a second one; my wool arrived from Quince & Co so I will be swatching for my Norwegian Sweater in Crow and Egret this weekend; I recommend 100% wool for your Norwegian pattern knitting; and the last installment of our No Purl/Garter Stitch patterns suggested by Pipeliners.  Thanks for listening and supporting the show!

39mins

28 Jan 2011

Rank #20