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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

High Fiber—Summer Here at Last!

Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture:

The fabric on the seat cushions and two of the pillows is UV outdoor fabric, so we can leave them out. The plain brown is not designed for outdoors, but I can take the pillows in at…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Winter, Wonders and Wool

Vintage Stitchers met this week. Janet is finishing up her Noah's Ark quilt, which she started when her son, now a high-school senior, was little. She has made many quilts in between. Now this one will be for his child someday.



Diane is working on a block from Hop to It by Edyta Sitar. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 13, 2012 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

High Fiber—Projects for Me, for Babies and for Those in Need

In the past week, I managed to put the borders on Daphne's "I-spy" quilt top.



My friend Ellen needed to go to the doctor, so I took her down to Salt Lake City. After she was done with the doctor, we had lunch and then went to Elaine's Quilt Block, where I bought the borders for the quilt, along with material for the backing. The border and backing fabric are from a Dr. Seuss line. We found a panel for the center of the backing. It's the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Fast Forward to February

The Sundance Film Festival is over. The celebs have left town, and only the skiers are left. It was fun volunteering, especially with such great fellow volunteers, like Bev (my supervisor):



We've seen some great films. To check them out, see the Sundance website.

I worked long hours, and even though I took my knitting, I didn't get as much other stuff done. On my day…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Obsession

The past week has seen me obsessed with colorwork.



I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Holidays, Part Two

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! I did! A few of us also had a birthday. This was my birthday haul:



Not in the photo are a gift card from Barnes and Noble, a bud vase that looks like knitting and a share in a  Knitters Gift Basket from Heifer International. It includes a llama, an alpaca, a sheep and an angora rabbit. What a great gift! There is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Holidays, Part One

Remember Brenda and her scarves from two weeks ago? Lynda was bitten by the bug!



The pattern is available from Tahki Stacy Charles and is called Filatura di Crosa's Free Scarf Pattern. She has become the queen of scarves, and has her gift list taken care of. We had our knitting group meeting a few days ago. This shows what happens when…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

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

High Fiber—Family Visits, Part One

We have been on the road since Tuesday. In the car, I got a good start on the kilt hose for DH:



The knitting and the audiobooks make the time go by fast.

We arrived in Peru, IN, Thursday afternoon and have been having a nice visit with DS1 and his DW.



DS had the day off on Friday, so we took the pups (four, including ours and their Westies, Koko and Odie) to the dog park in…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

Ask the Fairy Godknitters—A New Group!

The three of us (cherylbwaters, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter and Peggy Stuart) have been thinking that the Knitting Community needs one place for people to get help with knitting and crocheting problems. People ask for help in the Chat Room and in various KALs. Sometimes easy problems show up in the Learn To Knit KAL, but more often serious problems are encountered by experienced knitters who don't usually go to the Learn To Knit KAL. Usually one of us finds the question and alerts the others or… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2011 at 9:16am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Big Events!

As if the wedding a week ago wasn't enough, the days that followed included a variety of fiber events that place high on what would be my bucket list.





Tuesday, Eevi Emminger, founder of Mitts of Steal, and I went to the Beaverton Fresenius Clinic to deliver fingerless mitts to patients there.







Wednesday, new DIL and I went to Crafts Americana to visit the office of Knit… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 11, 2011 at 10:56am — 19 Comments

High Fiber--Preparing for Summer

The big FO for this week was the felted bag for my MacBook:

 

Here it is in use (above), and then just to show off the lining:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am — 124 Comments

High Fiber—Busy, Busy!

Vintage Stitchers met this week at Rebecca's. 



Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.



Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

High Fiber—Tulip Time!

But not for us! (Sigh!)



The leaves are starting to peek through, but we won't have the flowers for another month. Still, we have beauties to enjoy, so we can't complain!



I finished the latest mitts for Mitts of Steal. If anyone wants to help, please contact me. I'm currently collecting fingerless mitts for another dialysis clinic in Beaverton. I'll deliver them when I'm there in July. The cuffs need to be no longer than 3" and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 43 Comments

High Fiber—Special Delivery!

Daphne needs an Easter chick for her first Easter, so I made her one.



I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 18, 2011 at 7:00am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Across the Snowy Wasteland...

...And onto the frozen trundra! That's how I feel after my first week back from Death Valley! We've had snow almost every day this week!





I don't mind, except when I have to drive someplace. Like taking Sunny to see Dr. Rick, who discovered bladder stones! He managed to… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on April 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

High Fiber--Finishing Fiber Projects

Our Common Threads group had a small attendance last week. 







This is the time of year many Park City residents leave town. The skiing is starting to decline, the snow is starting to melt and opportunities for recreation start to dry up...or wet up might be a better term. (We call it "Mud Season." I'll let you guess why.)



However, Lynda and I showed up at Karan's house, Lynda sporting her crocheted vest made from the yarn… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

Starting a Knitting Group

My knitting group grew out of a quilting group that I started several years ago and a sock class we held about a year ago. We meet once a month in members' homes. (We haven't had an LYS here until recently.)

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It's good to get together and share ideas and help each other. For example, one of our members did a steek demo. I demonstrated Kitchener st another time. We… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 15, 2009 at 3:17pm — 4 Comments

On to the Next Project!

Alex's Gloves are finished and she's wearing them (although I modeled them in the photo...thanks for the photo, Rob!) It was a fun project, and she was able to take them with her when she left to go back to California. I really enjoyed working with the Imagination Sock Yarn. I know this yarn has taken some flack lately for not being machine-washable, but I loved working with it! (I did warn her not to put them into the washer, though.) They're also… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on January 5, 2009 at 5:23pm — 7 Comments

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