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Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat Podcast special

 

I recently attended the Knitting Pipeline retreat hosted by Paula Emons-Fuessle, held at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Centre – about 1½ hours drive from Atlanta in Georgia.

In this episode you can hear a collection of interviews with some of the retreat attendees as well as a chat I had with Paula a few days after the retreat when we had returned home and had time to reflect on the event.

You will also hear music by Dianne and Missy playing the ukelele.

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Craftsy is a great resource for classes and articles on a range of crafts. I have personally benefited from watching several classes that I’ve mentioned on the show including Amy Herzog’s Knit to Flatter, The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits by Anne Hanson and most recently mentioned Know your Yarn by Clara Parkes.

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Paula and I are both Craftsy affiliates so if you purchase a class after first clicking on the Craftsy links or buttons on our sites, we receive a small commission for spreading the word.

Paula also hosts a Craftsy-Along  on her Ravelry Knitting Pipeline board if you would like to chat about the classes you’re doing.

Now, let me take you back to a beautiful state park in Georgia where a bunch of knitters went to hang out for a few days.

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You can find more information about Paula’s Knitting Pipeline retreats on her website and Ravelry group.

Vendors at the Retreat Market were:

Maria Elena Bliss

Jan B Smiley 

Prairie Bag Works

Copper Corgi Yarn

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Channelling Stephen West in Georgia

Photography: Sue Wilkins, Sue Witkin, Pauline Wall, Helen Stewart

 

CH 70: Georgia to Portugal

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Curious Handmade Podcast Episode 70

This week I’m talking about the Knitting Pipeline Georgia retreat, latest projects including the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl and some interesting yarn.

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Meadow Yarn

 

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include madelinetosh, Eden Cottage Yarn, Hazel Knits and many more.

 

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This episode is sponsored by The Fibre Company and their newest yarn, Cumbria.

Inspired by England’s stunning northwest region with its deep blue lakes and sheep-grazed fells and valleys, Cumbria is a lustrous blend of brown wool from the rare breed masham sheep, fine South American wool and mohair from South Africa. The resulting light brown-grey shade is then over-dyed creating lovely deep saturated colours. Cumbria is a staple yarn, perfect for garments and accessories alike.

Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat

I’m just back from Paula’s Knitting Pipeline Georgia retreat and I had a wonderful time.

What’s in the WIP?

I finished the knitting of my Pebble Beach Shawl that I cast on at Unwind Brighton last year in Skein Australia yarn in Cashmere Fingering in the Sea Salt colour.

I also created a magic cake of yarn using Paula’s instructions and cast on for a Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl

I have it in my gorgeous brand new Maria Elena Bliss project bag

Yarn Glorious Yarn

The Field Guide to Fleece

Istex Léttlopi available at Meadow Yarn

Hole & Sons Poll Dorset

Ana’s tips from Portugal (Malhadeira on Ravelry) 

1. Rosários4 and the “Economia Verde” (Green Economy) show that Ana worked on is here in Portugese (just 3 mins – interesting even if you can’t understand the Portugese :-))

2. “Portuguese Yarn Club”

Includes yarn by Paula from Dyed By Alfinete

3. O Oficio and Saber Fazer

Manta yarn and Ana’s swatch for the Meet my Yarn KAL

Don’t forget to post a swatch in the Meet My Yarn KAL! Its a very doable KAL and you could win an exclusive skein of The Fibre Company Cumbria yarn that hasn’t even hit the shops yet!