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I am very thankful for all the blessings I have been given. A healthy loving family and great friends. I enjoy reading, baking and knitting. I enjoy running when I can. I have two grown sons, well almost, both are now in college. I live in the what some would consider mountains but here, we call it "the banana belt of Colorado". I have a small group of fellow knitters here; we laughingly call ourselves "the knitwits". We meet every Wednesday for sharing, fellowship and knitting of course.
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"Wrap stitch silk scarf"

"Fiber Trends Felted slippers"

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A tie that binds...

Posted on June 11, 2008 at 7:08pm 1 Comment

Recently, we embarked on a family vacation to Mexico. Towards the end of the flight, I noticed another person across the isle knitting. Hallelujah! In an instant I had a new friend. After all, we shared a common bond; we were linked! Our desire to create had formed an immediate unity.

I quickly and stealthy positioned myself to disembark next to her, so we could exchange a few words about knitting. Only for a moment did I hesitate to broach the subject. Imagine my joy when my new… Continue


Posted on April 12, 2008 at 8:00pm 3 Comments

To some it is a dieing art form, to others it is reminiscent of their Grandmothers; to me it is what my hands were created to do.

It is a peaceful solitary art, or the reason for a social gathering. It is a connection to my heritage, to all the women before me lovingly caring for their families. It is an expression of my creativity and demonstration of the love I have for someone. It will be how I am remembered by others, and a gift passed on to my niece; as it was passed to me by my… Continue

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At 3:27pm on August 20, 2008, MCROSMAN said…
Dying is addictive. I have done a lot of fabric dying. yarn dying is fun too and I do look forward to the food coloring adventure! I haven't stated sock pair one yet. Working an a lace pair for gd. i may just go get my needle and start the two needle thing. school is gearing up with several new classes to get up and going. Next week zI have lots of meetings, so I can knit for ever.

At 10:15am on June 18, 2008, Kelley Petkun said…
I am so sorry for being late in replying!! I really need to learn how to manage my time better! :)

I am a very relaxed knitter. I find that I need nine balls of each color for the baby blanket!! I haven't actually taken careful notice but I do know that the first blanket, with six balls each color, came a bit too close to running out of yarn. So, I've leaned towards over stashing.
At 10:56am on May 23, 2008, wpilgrim said…
BTW I have not read that book, but will look for it now! Thanks.
At 10:50am on May 23, 2008, wpilgrim said…
I really love this hooded sweater in pic. Where is the pattern? How is your knitwit group doing? Do you meet during summer? There are no spin/knit groups near me. We are on the northeastern plains. Wheat farming country. Our little town is actually surrounded by wheat farms. No stoplights, no stores, one gas station, and a town clerk.
Would love to try the sweater pattern, if you don't mind. It turned out beautiful.
At 9:26am on May 5, 2008, Kelley Petkun said…
Hi Deborah!

I'm using Swish superwash for all of the baby blankets. The colors in the current blanket reflect my niece's love of sunflowers. I'm using Cream/Bare (A), Sunshine (B), Dublin (C) and Copper (D).

At 9:16am on April 24, 2008, Kelley Petkun said…
Hi Deborah!

Ok, you just led me down a path of new mysteries!! I went to Amazon to check out the Laura Childs books and then got sent off to books by Mary Kruger and Maggie Sefton! Thankfully, I have already enjoyed Stephanie Barron's books so my shopping list is relatively short.

At 6:33am on April 16, 2008, bethknits said…
Lucky you... more knitting time on the way. I knit at my kid's activities.. piano, wrestling, football, etc. and at night when it is finally quiet. :-)
At 8:14pm on April 15, 2008, mountainmama said…
Do you come to the Tuesday night tea? I'm there just about every week?

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