My Mr. F. is moving along. Continue
He's still headless, but at least he has arms now. They look rather flabby, though. I need to take him to Silver Sneakers with me so he can lift some weights.
Mr. F. has been a major UFO since 2009, when I got two arms and one leg done (almost) and quit. Now he's…
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 22, 2014 at 8:30am —
Wow! What a week! I always have to start with a photo, so here's Kay's rug:
She based this on a photo she took while on a cruise with her late husband. He helped her with suggestions and was a major contributor to keeping her interested in the project. It has been languishing since he passed away, but… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 21, 2014 at 8:30am —
Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday at Barbara's. She was trying to get some advice about her new batik quilt.
The pattern is a "block of the month" (BOM) from Kreative Threads. The pattern name is “Bits and… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 16, 2013 at 8:30am —
On Wednesday, Karan and I went to Joanie's to help her with her paper-pieced pine-tree blocks.
She has such an aesthetically pleasing work space! Here's what it looked like when we arrived:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 26, 2013 at 8:30am —
I've been spinning some Knit Picks Full Circle Spinning Roving in various colors. Currently, I have "Pigeon" on the wheel. Here are all the colors together:
All that's missing from the photo is the fiber currently on the wheel (although you can see some of the pale-gray "Pigeon" already spun in the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am —
Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!
(My thanks to Angelkarhu, aka Angel Bear in the Knitting Community, for coming up with this suggestion. Her grandmother made something like this for use in the sauna.) I found the cutting instructions …
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 8, 2013 at 8:30am —
Added by cherylbwaters on January 15, 2012 at 3:26pm —
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 —
50% of all Fiddle Knits pattern sales
until the end of March will be donated to the American Red Cross
to help aid their efforts in Japan after the… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 11, 2011 at 10:29am —
Sarak and I visited the Utah Olympic Park in Park City this week.
It was the venue for bobsled, luge, skeleton (visible behind us) and ski-jumping events during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Here are the two big ski jumps:
After viewing the runs and jumps there, we moved on to the Post Office for a tearful goodbye. (For more about Sarak and The Knit Wits Podcast, see previous… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 6, 2011 at 8:46pm —
Knitters: Do you have some Capra Timber you don't need? Angelkarhu needs some to finish up the fingerless mitts she is working on for dialysis patients.
She says, "I am working on some mitts for charity and I ran out of yarn. I just need a little bit of Capra in the Timber colorway. I just need enough to do 5 rows on hand of mitt and 5 rows of thumb plus a cast off. If anyone has extra or partial balls I will pay you. --Angelkarhu"
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 2, 2011 at 3:14pm —
Do you knit or crochet for charity?
If you do then I'd like your feedback on which charities you love to donate your handmade items to. Or perhaps you don't give to a specific charity, but drop your goods off at a local animal shelter or hospital. I'd like to know about those things to. Why? I'm gathering information to put online so folks without much experience can read through and get ideas for what items to make and where those items would be useful.
Another question,… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on February 9, 2011 at 4:46pm —
For several years now my husband and I have been supporting Heifer International a charitable organization which gives animals to needy families around the world enabling them to become self sufficient and productive citizens in their own countries.
Heifer International does this by collecting donations from people everywhere and using that money to purchase animals that they know can provide good incomes as… Continue
Added by Frances Tornese on November 19, 2010 at 3:57pm —
Dear ones, In the last months I have done two things.
I finally found the Bigfoot shawl in a the comfort shawls book, It has been an adventure to knit!! I had gotten up to near 300 stitches on my first 2 tries, but the darned item began to spring like a slinky!!! I could not figure out why... so I went back to the start of the instructions and REread the neck. I am still not sure if I am doing this correctly but this time, the third try, it… Continue
Added by Fibersofgrace on May 11, 2010 at 5:23pm —
Personal stuff first...
I got new glasses! And not just one pair, but three pairs! I managed to find a great deal on glasses for running and on sunglasses, which made me very happy. They're still nice glasses, but wow were they cheap. I really lucked out with them. The running glasses I intentionally went to the bargain wall and picked out a pair that had nose pads (because the plastic frames without nose pads slide all over when you exercise).… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 5, 2010 at 6:46am —
I finished the scarf for Tails of Hope Foundation 10,000 scarves by Nov1. I used fun fur by itself without a carry along, and I love the feel of it...I wanted to give it an animal look of sorts...but I think I got a caterpillar instead...LOL
Added by Dana Jonsgaard on February 10, 2010 at 2:58pm —
I love Fun Fur and most novelty yarns. I knit with it and crochet with it...here I am knitting on size 11. The scarf is going to a challenge for a good friend of mine. Linda Blick of Tails of Hope Foundation, Inc. The foundation helps families with pet loved ones with cancer and related life threatening diseases. The challenge runs from Feb 1 to Nov 1 2010. Up to 10,000 scarves are needed.…
Added by Dana Jonsgaard on February 2, 2010 at 6:28am —
I finished my Gumdrop last night..I just need to practice on the faces....but she will do.....
I think Wilson really likes her..he is falling head over heals "in love"..LOL…
Added by Dana Jonsgaard on January 24, 2010 at 12:00pm —
We had out monthly fiber guild meeting this evening. It will be our last meeting for the year, as several members have so many committments in December that a meeting was nearly impossible. We will meet next on January 9 for our annual dinner meeting (usually held at Christmas)
At today's meeting, we discussed plans for our dinner, reviewed several acknowledgements received by members or friends of members. Our guild leader Marlene participated in the Foot Hills Art Festival and won… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on November 15, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I just started knitting Frankie Brown's Ten Stitch Twist Blanket
. She has the neatest charity concept - she's selected a charity close to her heart - the Children's Liver Disease Foundation, and offers her patterns free on Ravelry, hoping that those who use her patterns will donate to the charity. This is a great way to support a charity when you select a… Continue
Added by Tina on September 1, 2009 at 10:00am —