This week I finally put the sleeves and body of my La Boheme Cardigan together and started on the yoke pattern:
Here's a detail of the design, which I adapted from my friend Marianne's pattern. (You may remember Marianne from the photo I posted of the pullover that she converted to a cardigan by making… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 10, 2011 at 7:02am —
Now that I have your attention...
That's Gabriella. You have seen her before if you have read a previous blog post. She's the orphaned baby alpaca my friend Linda has been raising with a bottle. You will see more of her later.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 29, 2010 at 6:21am —
This weekend was Alpaca Days in Woodland, UT, and many other places in the US. I spent the weekend spinning at the Blue Moon Alpaca Ranch
. More about that later.
This week saw the completion of the knitting on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi. I'm still working on trimming and sewing down the steek sts. I found a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Vintage Stitchers met last week. Here you see Rebecca (left) and Barbara working away on their quilts.
Barbara picked up her diamond quilt from Julie, who had done the machine quilting on it. (I love how she used a plaid in the borders!)
I was sewing the binding on the Turning Twenty
wedding quilt.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 19, 2010 at 7:33pm —
Once I learn that something is enjoyable for me, I tend to repeat the process. In the case of making tomtens, I've increased my enjoyment by four! After loving the way my first tomten turned out for my oldest grand daughter, I decided to make one for all my grandchildren, and one for my daughter as well. One of the unusual aspects of having four projects going at one time, is that I seem to want to keep the level of completion the same. Here are some pictures of these works in progress. I… Continue
Added by Carol Meissner on May 7, 2010 at 6:02am —
The tomten I've been making for my dear grand daughter is growing! I mean it's literally growing! Somehow it appears to be getting larger all the time, and it's not just from my knitting. Maybe there's some magic inside...At any rate, I love this pattern and am truly grateful for having found Elizabeth Zimmermann. Her tomten pattern is delightful to make and I feel so proud of my progress. I have gotten to the part where I am ready to add sleeves…
Added by Carol Meissner on January 8, 2010 at 11:00am —
I'm not sure exactly how the quote goes, but it is something like, "The march of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Well, I've been taking single steps with my knitting for about four months. That's how long it's been since I first learned to knit while on vacation just four months ago. I am now at a place where making sweaters for my four grandchildren appeals to me. This tomten, which is my very first sweater, is being made for my oldest grandchild. I am just so excited! As a "new"… Continue
Added by Carol Meissner on December 17, 2009 at 5:03pm —
My first rib warmer is constructed but needs to be washed and blocked. I like it but but it is bulkier than I thought it would be. When I saw the sample in the local store, it seemed more finished and something you could wear to work. And maybe it can be but mine looks more like something to wear around the house in winter.
I checked my gauge it was accurate but I added two rows to one side and that makes it a bit wider at the bottom on that side. I didn't see that until after I had… Continue
Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on August 8, 2009 at 5:11pm —
I'm thinking about knitting my first coat and discovered EZ's pattern for Aran Coat in Knitting Around. Has anyone worked with this pattern before? I've made tons of socks, several sweaters but never an Aran Coat. I'd love some feedback or alternative suggestions. Many thanks-- I love this community.
Added by ditetre on April 8, 2009 at 4:42pm —