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High Fiber—Spring Has Sprung

It has been another crazy week. Besides my spring cleaning, Ellen and I got together to watch Mary Sorensen's hand-appliqué DVD.

I got out my almost-finished block. This is the cardinal design she uses in this wonderful instructional DVD. I took her…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Kiss Me, I'm a Quilter and a Knitter, and….

Vintage Stitchers met at Ellen's on Thursday. Rebecca is working on a new appliqué, of course. 

Carol brought her finished quilt to sew on binding. Here's the front.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Adorableness

Get ready for adorableness.

Georgette made these booties using a kit she bought during their recent trip to New Zealand. 

We met for Common Threads at Margareth's new place. She has moved in with her fiancée. The house is really nice. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—What's "Housework?"

I’m finally wearing my Dogwood Blossoms cardigan!

Details of my version of this cardigan are here.

Not to be outdone, Rocky is wearing…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 3, 2014 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Endings

This week brought this wonderful book into my life, Tudor Roses (2013 edition) by Alice Starmore.

It's a reworking of the 1998 book of the same name, but with the sweaters…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 53 Comments

Awakening

I have been swamped with work and other responsibilities.  I have gotten a little work in on a sweater, a pair of socks and some mittens, but progress has been slow.  Tonight I had an epiphany.  It occurred while reading a bedtime story to my DD.  I had bought the particular book on my nook, so I had not browsed the whole thing prior to purchase.  The villain was revealed to be a knitting granny who wields naughty knitting needles.  My DD turned to me and said. "You love to knit."  I am not…

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Added by Julie Prerost on February 18, 2014 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

High Fiber—The Groundhog Lied!

We drove through the rain this week to reach Vintage Stitchers, which met on Thursday.

We had lots of show-and-tell. Here's Carol's 1600 quilt. Here's the backing.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—In the Bleak Midwinter

Now that the film festival is over, it's time for lots of snow. It's a good time to stay indoors and quilt or knit. 

My "wow" for this week has to be Julie's Double Wedding Ring quilt, which she designed for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Julie used pillow cases for the photos because of the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

Help!

Working on knittin my first lace afghan. Not sure why but the pattern is such that every row u cannot finish the last repeat before doing the few knit stitches that make up the border. Any advice???

Added by Jane Doe on February 6, 2014 at 8:14am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Back to Whatever is "Normal"

Lynda has finished her Dogwood Blossoms!

She's the first one in our group of four or so to finish it. She wore it to our Common Threads meeting on Thursday. Mine is close to finished (has been for a long time), and I plan to get it done during the Ravellenic Games. 

Here is the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 3, 2014 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

Slush Day!!

When they canceled school for the next couple of days, it was still humid and in the 60's. I was out without my coat. Today I am sitting inside watching the icy rain turn to slush and begin to accumulate. My DD went and played in it and knocked icicles (Which she keeps calling icebergs ) off of the car. I think we will have to make another foray into the winter weather once there is more on the ground. It is beginning to look white out. I am not sure if our butter leaf lettuce ,that has… Continue

Added by Julie Prerost on January 28, 2014 at 3:53pm — 3 Comments

January over already....

I can't believe we are at the end of January already.     I hate the winter, but don't like wishing life away.  It goes past far to quickly- now I'm older.

I haven't quite finished my cardigan, just the button bands to do.  My iron broke down just after Christmas and I've been trying to fix it.  I can't.   It is a steam generator iron and I…

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Added by Hazel Donner on January 27, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

High Fiber—Done With Sundance, Back to Fiber Fun!

The official Sundance Film Festival is over for this year.

DH and I still have one volunteer shift to do tonight. After the festival is over, Sundance puts on two free screenings of one or two of the best films. We're working that. Then it's all over for another year. While watching the lobby…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 27, 2014 at 8:30am — 26 Comments

High Fiber—The Sundance Knitter

Sundance has taken up a lot of my time this week. We start each shift with a meeting. Here are some of my fellow volunteers at the meeting.

Sunday was especially time-consuming. The last film Sunday night was three hours long, which meant I got home at nearly 2:00 AM! I have seen three…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 20, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

crochet hooks inter/changeable

Hello, I'm not very good at this, or if I'm even on the wright place.

But here it goes, I'm looking for some of the larger interchangable crochet hooks. I need the size 7.0 the most as I'm in the middle of a blanket and one of the heads snapped off, and I can't get it replaced. I would love to get at least two or more as I use two at a time they make such a nice reversible blankets.

Im in need of like I said 7.0 but I'm looking for 8.0, 9.0, and the 10.0 I am willing to pay a… Continue

Added by Constance M. Streck on January 14, 2014 at 2:26am — No Comments

High Fiber—Confessions of an Obsessive Project Starter

I'm really, really, trying to finish up some UFOs before starting any new projects. However, with two grandsons coming up on second birthdays, I'm under the gun to make two I-spy quilts. 

This week I started cutting out 4.5" squares for both quilts. So far, I have 31 cut for each. I need 25 more. I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Holiday Fun, Part Deux

From Wisconsin, we drove 10 hours to Peru, Indiana, just north of Kokomo to visit DS1 and DDIL1.

DS1 and DDIL1 had her grandkids to visit, so it was a full house, with four adults, three kids and four dogs. The kids have grown up a lot since we saw them last. We visited the library in Peru to get…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.     I hope 2014 will be a good one.      I lost my father last year and my husband was quite poorly for a while, so I am glad to say goodbye to 2013.

I shall knit a cowl in a KAL Group on Ravelry.  I am just waiting for the wool to arrive.     A new baby is expected in February.    Not in the family, but a friend. …

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Added by Hazel Donner on January 1, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments

High Fiber— Holiday Fun, Part 1

We had a great Christmas visit in Wisconsin.

It was a white Christmas, and when it wasn't too cold, we had some play time.

The presents were lovely. For example, here's my Fabric Haul, part one. (More coming during a shopping trip to Kokomo/Indianapolis.)…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 30, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Post Christmas:

After a lovely Christmas with number one son, I am back home and deciding what colour to choose for my cowl that I will start in the New Year.    I didn't get any wool for Christmas and no gift cards either.   I didn't expect any, so wasn't disappointed.

I started knitting myself a cardigan two days before Christmas with wool from my stash…

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Added by Hazel Donner on December 28, 2013 at 12:42am — No Comments

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