It's been a hard week in the mountains of Utah. The weather was part of it.
That was taken Wednesday. We had several more inches over the weekend. I had to turn off the alerts on my weather app, because it kept waking me up at night and annoying me during the daytime. (As if I couldn't just…Continue
What a week! Soren and his entourage came for Thanksgiving, since we won't be able to be together for Christmas this year.
I spent most of the week cooking and cleaning. The kids arrived Wednesday night, and we had Thanksgiving dinner early in the evening on Thanksgiving. The dinner…Continue
I know it's been a while since my last post. But i have been super busy with schools as the semester is about to finish.
That being said, this Thanksgiving weekend is perfect for some relaxing time and knitting.
My Oh-so-expanding-Christmas-knitting list is getting lonnnnnnnnnger. I promised to all of the guys at the percussion studio for some hats. As the matter of fact over this weekend, I finished two hats already and i am dying to post the pictures here but i want…Continue
It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front.
The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…Continue
Last weekend was the rug weaving class with Jason Collingwood, "Four-end Blockweaves."
We met at the Officer's Club at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City. The class was sponsored by the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild.Continue
As with many of us bloggers, I always have good intentions… seriously good intentions… I plan on blogging once a week, and always to have something new to show, since I knit, spin, weave and dye my own yarn and fibers, there is always something to talk about… after all, I belong to both a knitting group (Needles and Hooks) AND the Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild.
My spring started out a bit bad… had to have foot surgery, and was laid up several weeks recuperating from…Continue
These two weeks had been cramped with back-to-back concerts + rehearsals; plus having to finish a 20-page paper in 3 days, in knitters term : MAJOR de-stressing knitting time. So what have I accomplished? Finished the sleeves of my Icelandic sweater, woven in all of the ends and block it. (Blocking means washing and just let it dry).…Continue
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The first Waffle Scarf is coming along. I warped the loom for three, if things work out.
Of course, if I run out of weft (not likely) I can switch to a different yarn, but there should be enough warp for three. It's a waffle pattern normally used for dish towels. I found it on…Continue
On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!
This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.
We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…Continue
It's finally getting colder out here on the East Coast. The fall colors here are absolutely stunning and inspiring.
Obviously I love to knit in public, especially when you have 4 hours everyday on the train.
I do not mind people come up to me and…
Halloween is nearly upon us! Was it worth waiting for?
I'll let you know next week. Something that I've been waiting for...although I still have some meat on my bones...was definitely worth it. Remember when I got the loom for my birthday, and we had to wait "for the snow to melt" to move it around…Continue
The scarf I wove for my friend Rebecca is finished.
I hope to be able to give it to her this week. Rebecca let all the Vintage Stitchers go through the bins of fat quarters she wanted to unload, and we each came away with a pile of very nice quilting fabric. Later, she gave me a big…Continue
Have you ever noticed there aren't many knitters (let alone male knitters) knit in public anymore?
Commuting almost every day for 2 hours on the Long Island Railroad really turns my knitting-as-a-hobby to a little knitting factory.
Many of the knitters on Ravelry asked if i have a blog so they can know what i have been knitting and updates on my original…
This weekend I began working on mittens again because it's that fall time of year when your hands start looking for warmer places to hide in.
But mittens are hard to hold your phone in, your steering wheel, cups or coffee or hot chocolate. So I began experimenting with fingerless version and wow, it was easy peasy and each one only took 30 minutes to make!
There is the crocheted version which is really quick, works up in the round.
Here are pictures of crocheted and knit…Continue
Big news! We finally have a local quilt shop with the opening of Davidene’s Quilt Shop just a few minutes from my home!
One of the great things about this quilt shop is the fact that they sell Connecting…Continue
In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen.
We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…Continue
Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.
We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five days of light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed…Continue