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Peggy Stuart's Blog Posts Tagged 'fiber' (26)

High Fiber—Groundhogs, Wheels and Bowls

Last Monday the American Girl Knitters Ravelry group started its February knit along (KAL).

We were given a discount on any pattern by Una Hendry (from lots of choices) and had to finish one item from any of the patterns, post in the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 8, 2016 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Reminder: SpinAlong Starts Tomorrow!

At noon Friday, February 5th (tomorrow), in your time zone our Spin Along starts.

Bring your fiber, your wheel, spindle or spinning device of your choice and join in. 

No other requirements than that you have a good time spinning for however much time you can devote to it. If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 4, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

February 2016 Spin Along

Politicians spin.

Athletes spin.

Why spend time flapping your jaws or paying for a gym membership when you can have lots more fun spinning with us? 

Where? Right here, in the Knitting Community Spin Along.

When? Noon on Friday, February 5 - noon on Monday, February 8, 2016, in whatever time zone you're in.

Equipment: Spindle or wheel. (If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 7, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

High Fiber—To Everything There Is a Season....

A time to be born and a time to...dye. At my place, summer is a good time to dye using the method I like best. The sun-tea method with Kool-Aid and food coloring.

 

I'm…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Fine Finishes

The April Sunshine Socks are finished and on my feet.





The pattern is "Sunshine" from Sock Innovation by Cookie A. Yarn Regia 4-fädig in "00017." I plan to make most of the socks from this…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 20, 2015 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

High Fiber—Peggy Visits the Frog Pond

On the bright side, the first appliqué block of the First Ladies Quilt, the "Martha Washington Wreath," is finished.







There will be two of these, and I have started the second one. I'm using the needleturn method. My local quilt shop, …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Winding Down the Year

Christmas day at our house started out like this:

It execrated from there. In a word: Bedlam!

The day after Christmas is my birthday. Rather than go out to breakfast as we usually do, we ate at home and the ladies went out for pedicures. Miss Daphne got her first pedicure.…

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

High Fiber—Out With the New, in With the Old?

Woven scarf finished.

Done blocking and ready to wrap and give. (Watch after Christmas for photos of the gift items I made other than the rabbits. The kids don't read my blog yet, so I could show those.)…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 15, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Monkeying Around

Ta-da! Mr. F. Is finished and waiting for his clothes.





I have one sleeve of his jammies (Union suit?) almost finished, but I've been hand-quilting, as you will see below.



However, while we're on knitting, I thought you would enjoy seeing Joanie's seal mum and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Nesting for Winter

Why is my yarn stash in guest room?





This isn't even all of it. Not all of the yarn is in view. I would need a wide-angle lens to get it all in.

Back to the question: A few months ago we discovered we had moths, originating in our Navajo rugs in the storeroom. While I was sad about…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

High Fiber—High in the Clouds

It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front. 

The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—New Forms of Fiber Fun

It has been a busy week! Soren's Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is finished. Here's the front.

I'm using the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmermann's…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Join Us in the Spin-in Starting Today!

The Spinalong is having a spin-in starting today. We're spinning from noon today, February 10th, through Noon Monday, February 13th? You can find us here:



http://community.knitpicks.com/group/spin/forum/topics/spin-in-feb-2012



Here are the guidelines from KnitterGirl39:

Each person should use these times within their own time zone!  (For example: That means if you live in NY, spin… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 10, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—A Visit to Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop

This scrumptious array of fabrics is what greets you when you enter Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop in Hillsboro, Oregon. The shop was just a close walk from DS2’s and DDIL2's home in Beaverton.



Here are some other shots of the nice selection inside the store:



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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 23 Comments

High Fiber--Bound for Heaven!

This week found DH and me on a snowshoe outing with a special purpose.





As you may know, my DSIL, Eileen, passed away October 4th. She wanted her ashes scattered at the top of one of the local ski resorts, on the snow. We had to do this before the resort opened but after there was snow to snowshoe on. Friday…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 14, 2010 at 6:17pm — 22 Comments

High Fiber--A Roving, a Roving....

Well, I'm dyeing again!







I'm using Koolaid and black food coloring again. Wish the wasps would leave me alone, I must smell yummy!

Back to the job at hand. I had two sleeves of Knit Picks Superwash Merino and nylon roving. I filled each of four condiment bottles with a… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 11, 2010 at 5:43pm — 36 Comments

Back to Real Life!

My medal for "Fleece to FO Long Track" is official, so time to get back to real life. My fiber studio yesterday morning looked like this--





I organized my yarn stash. Here's what the sock and fingering section looks like:





I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2010 at 1:32pm — 25 Comments

New Year's Resolutions

Here are DD and I, sitting on the couch at DBIL's house, while our family members are snowshoeing.





I was thinking about my New Year's Resolutions for 2009 and my knitting goals for 2010 while finishing up the knitting of the "Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono" from Mason-Dixon Knitting.





I still need to weave or darn in the ends and put the ribbon on. DD had her knitting,… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on January 8, 2010 at 8:12am — 18 Comments

Alpacas and Charlotte's Babies...

If you were watching the Alpaca Cam yesterday, you may have seen the alpacas greeting me as I arrived at the ranch.



I got my spinning set up and started work on the orange-rust hand-dyed alpaca I was working on the day before. The alpacas had visitors of all ages during the day.





As I was spinning, I would occasionally have a tiny spider drop from the tent that was providing… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2009 at 3:21pm — 9 Comments

More Fiber Fun!

Saturday I went to the Great Basin Fiber Arts Festival in South Jordan, Utah. I didn't take any photos! I can't believe it! I was too busy.

I spent some time in Linda's booth, spinning. Here's the fiber I was working on. It's pumpkin-colored merino and silk that I bought at Three Wishes.

Here's what I'm getting with it for singles:

It's a little harder to spin evenly than the straight merino… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 16, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

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