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November 2011 Blog Posts (17)

High Fiber—Finish WIPs and UFOs

This week I'm frantically finishing up some projects that have to be done for Christmas or before. Remember Rocky's sweater, started last week?



 I wanted him to have a nice one for the Christmas season to replace the old acrylic sweater he had been wearing around the house in the winter. This was a quick knit, using Swish worsted in "Hollyberry." You can find the yarn …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

Crochet free form scarf by Fibreromance

For a this project I have crochet patches and shapes, and then I sew them together.
The special stitch: bullion ST, also called wrapped stitch or rolled stitch.
Patches are worked in basic round and oval shapes. I altered and adjusted length of bullion stitch: The length of bullion stitch is determined by the number of wraps around the hook.
Picture tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWk95nyx_jY

Added by Tatiana B. on November 25, 2011 at 5:24am — No Comments

Easy turkey day

We managed to survive the last knitting holiday with all digits and limbs intact.  The charity event was enjoyable and now I have to find out who won the knitting lessons.  I am lucky in that we will be enjoying another potluck Thanksgiving.  I was still considering what lovely bit of 1950's American cuisine that I would make when I was informed that I would be incharge of a green veggie.  The classic greenbean casserole will fit the bill.  I have not yet decided whether or not to fight the…

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Added by Julie Prerost on November 24, 2011 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Helping Others at Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving time, and I'm feeling grateful for the roof over my head and food on my table. Not everyone is so lucky. When I drive to Salt Lake City, I often run into people with signs that say, "Homeless. Please help."



Friends have told me that they are reluctant to give money to these people, because they are concerned that it won't be used for food. Another concern about giving money is that they might have to buy food at a fast food restaurant or convenience store, where…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

Need Tulip Wool of the Andes

I am in desperate need of one ball of this yarn to finish a child's coat.

 

Thank you,

Ann Walker

elnawalker@charter.net

Added by Ann Walker on November 22, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Fall Seasons Shawl into blanket for a couple of wonderful people

Back in late August, I received a KnitPicks catalog with the Fall Seasons Shawl kit on the front cover and fell in love with it, both the kit and the yarns.  The very next day I ordered two of the kits and as soon as I finished the baby blanket for my niece I cast this on!  I am almost finished with my version, changing the width to a rectangle rather than a semi-circle and a lot more length.  In September, I realized that I was still a bit short on yarn and purchased even more of the Forest…

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Added by Ramona on November 22, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

High Fiber—Thankful for Furry Friends, Frozen Flakes and Fiber Fun.

We got more snow Friday night, so Saturday was great for snowshoeing. 



Here are my favorite snowshoeing companions: DH, Rocky (wearing black) and Sunny (in brown).



Sunny was busy collecting snowballs on the trail, which she showed off after she got into the car.



Snowshoeing was a nice way to finish out the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 21, 2011 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Christmas and Baby Knitting Continues

In my last episode, I showed the finished BSJ… sans buttons… since then I have received the buttons and sewn them on… this is still not blocked, but I think you will get the idea.

A close up of the buttons…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on November 20, 2011 at 8:00pm — 78 Comments

Tired of Potter.

 This was Dino on Saturday afternoon.  No not Halloween, but November 12, 2011, en route to the Quidditch World Cup.  What?!  You say?  I'm not even joking about that.  A bunch of college kids with beer in tow (thank god I dropped out of school) decided to make Quidditch real.  So me thinking that it would be…

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Added by EmilyVictoria on November 17, 2011 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Early Snows.

Official winter is still 38 days away, but we have it already. I have to console myself with memories of fall colors, like this custom-dyed fiber:



It's called "Autumn in Park City." The fiber was dyed by AlohaBlu inspired by a photo I took of local fall colors. You can find her Etsy shop here.



The photo that inspired the colors is in my September 26th blog…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 14, 2011 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

stripy socks, daylight and the occassional panic

As much as I like the immediate extra hour of sleep I get the day of the time change, I am really not fond of waking up in the light and coming home in the dark.  This year's adjustment brought a head cold and laryngitis with it. Both are not conducive to teaching.  Taking decongestant just makes me jittery if I forget to reduce my coffee intake--which I always do, because it is warm and makes my throat feel good.  Then I panic at the mountain of new paperwork that has been added to our old…

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Added by Julie Prerost on November 12, 2011 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

Oatmeal, the Teddy Bear pattern.

Oatmeal, the Teddy Bear is now ready in PDF version. Materials from Worsted Weight, Wool of the Andes Tweed…

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Added by PJ Crafts in Austin on November 11, 2011 at 7:27pm — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Family Visits and Home Again.

We made it home safely, just missing a big snowstorm. We left behind happy memories, including time with family and meeting Knitting Community friend Beth in Kokomo.



And getting to see Daphne in some of the things I knit for her, including the gold socks:

The day after arriving home, I left DH with the unpacking and went to Common Threads. There I got to see Lynda's cardigan, almost…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 7, 2011 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

Busy Little Beaver

Well I've been in full knitty production the past few weeks.  It's amazing what one can accomplish when one is properly motivated.  With the impending holidays quickly approaching I've been finishing up my list of knitted gifts!!  I'm so glad.  I can't wait for things to start slowing down for me.  Full time student, full time mommy and full time knitter.

Here's what I've been working on:

Basket Weave Cowl (Done!!  Woo hoo!!):  I can't remember where I first saw this basket…

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Added by Bren on November 1, 2011 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

Introducing Polka!

Polka yarn…
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Added by Erica Jackofsky on November 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — 23 Comments

"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"...

                                                                     or "WHERE DO I BEGIN?"... ... ...

                                                            or "IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE"... ... ...

 

Film, music and reading. Three great forms of entertainment that I absolutely adore, which just so happens to apply to my current situation. Music being my very favorite due to it's ability to explain and express the human condition and so many human emotions in…

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Added by wendy on November 1, 2011 at 10:06am — 42 Comments

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