My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:
She brought it to Common Threads for show-and-tell. The pattern is "Bars of Gold" from Pam and Nicky Lintott's … Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am —
We were supposed to have Vintage Stitchers at my house last Thursday, but DH is still down with a bad cold, one we would rather not share with our friends. Barbara stepped in (she was my backup in case of snow) and hosted us at her house. Ellen is back in town and brought her Hibiscus quilt top to give to Julie for quilting.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 14, 2013 at 8:30am —
It was a busy week! Sunny and I went to visit clients in the nursing home as usual on Tuesday.
Then we had Common Threads on Thursday. My friend Ellen is working on this French Braid design for a quilt top (above). Kay finished a baby blanket for her cleaning lady, who is expecting (below).…
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 10, 2012 at 8:30am —
I can't believe this baby is nearly a week overdue! Well, surely something will happen this week.
I'm not sitting idle, though. I'm working on this little cardigan for BS while we're waiting for him to decide to appear. It's the Jasper Diamond Hoodie from Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 2, 2012 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 24, 2011 at 8:30am —
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 —
Giving begins with family, so I have been working on Daphne's cardigan:
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 20, 2011 at 8:30am —
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:
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am —
The Crocuses (Croci?) are coming up!
That thing that looks like an iceberg floating on the street is...an iceberg. Actually, it's snow DH threw into the street to melt.
"The Shawl" is done, blocked and photographed:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am —
The front deck is getting more sun all the time. You can see that Rocky got to the sunny spot first.
The snow is melting...melting...melting, but we're supposed to get more tonight. Spring at last? Not until the pups can go out in the backyard without being able to walk over the fence… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2011 at 8:30am —
Real life got in the way of knitting and quilting this week, as sometimes happens.
Sunny and I needed to be recertified for Delta Society/Therapy Animals of Utah. We had to run through a series of tasks to see how we respond to things that might happen in a setting where we provide therapy. Actually, Sunny provides the therapy; I'm just the weight at the end of the leash. Well, I also keep the list of the rooms in the nursing home we need…
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 14, 2011 at 7:00am —
Of course, I have been spinning away! It's a wonder I'm not dizzier than I am!
Another dark chocolate Corriedale is finished, along with more of the dyed Corriedale in aqua on my KP Turkish drop spindle, and the Ashford merino and silk on my Golding.
Rocky and Sunny met the new neighbor, a golden retriever puppy temporarily named "Puppy."
Progress is happening on DH's… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 28, 2010 at 6:57pm —
My gimpy laptop has died a terrible death. Not that I'm sad about it, but more on that later. Here's what I've been spinning:
This was the Corriedale fiber I dyed using Koolaid and a few drops of food coloring. I'm finishing up the Taupe fiber now. I'll try to post a photo as soon as I'm done plying. You can see the taupe in the upper right-hand corner of the top photo. I'm… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 14, 2010 at 3:33pm —
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to enter the sock blank dyeing contest, so I threw a sock blank into my latest KP order.
I decided to use grape and lemon-lime Koolaid and Kroger brand Neon Food Coloring in blue. I didn't want to risk the microwave, because the one we have is pretty high-powered and everything takes less time. I didn't want to fry that yummy yarn! I… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 23, 2010 at 8:17am —
It never fails! June comes, we're ready for summer, and then the snow! Last night the June snow fell.
Not that it was a surprise. Yesterday afternoon, Sunny and I went to Camp Hobe, outside Toelle, UT, to participate in a therapy animal activity with 120 young cancer patients and several other dogs and their handlers. I dressed warmly, but it was cold in the open pavillion. (I'll try to post some photos at a later date.) Sunny… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2010 at 4:14pm —
I am now home again, safe and sound. Well, sound if you don't count the
cold I picked up somewhere along the way. I had a great trip, but it's
good to be home and back to my knitting. I'll get back to my quilting
when I finish the current knitting project, which has a deadline.
Here's my progress so far:
It's a naming ceremony gown for DGD2, the adorable little Miss Daphne, who
has been much talked about in my… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2010 at 8:00am —
Hi! I'm...arf...Baxter, canine brother of Daphne Dawn. You know her.
She's the new young one at my house. The parents and that old lady who cleans and cooks and sometimes feeds me are always using that funny thing that makes bright light right in her face, and mine, too. They say they're "taking photos," but they don't seem to be taking anything, just blinding me!… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2010 at 8:00am —
There's almost nothing better than meeting people who are just learning to knit! Well, except for maybe a KP order filled with yarn, books and new needles! I was invited to a neighbor's house for a "Stitch and Bitch" session Sunday night.
Here I am with one of the knitters. (I'm the older one!) I took my spinning wheel. DH went along to watch football with the other husbands and the father of the hostess, Mary, who was there for a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
I'm making progress on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi! My needles are smoking...well sort of. I just have to finish the current motif, and I'll be able to start the neck and armholes. Here's what it looks like:
The steek will go where the funny vertical stripes are. I am not afraid of steeks anymore after my Classic Lines Cardigan. I'm hoping to finish in time for my second (and final!) thumb surgery. If not, he'll get the sweater in… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 15, 2009 at 8:55pm —
Here's my current now-active project (once a UFO), the Oregon Socks:
My little friend has been with me for years, and he wanted to help me display my Oregon socks. He became faded a few years ago, so I used paint to touch him up. You can see how grateful he is! These socks are based on Ariel Barton's Cable net socks from Knitty, which you can view… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 11, 2009 at 7:34pm —