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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

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber...My Head is Spinning!

This is my first multi-colored spinning project.





As you may know, I was camping last week and along with the hiking, I got some knitting and spinning done. If you look at my last blog, you'll see photos of my camping experience. I have finished the spinning project that I was working on during the time in the mountains. This is the fiber I started with. It's hand-dyed merino from Greenwood Fiber Works.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Washington Lake Camping, Spinning and Knitting!

We're back, the dogs are pooped and the trailer is back in its storage space. We had a wonderful time, a perfect end to a wonderful summer. While we were camping, my SIL, Eileen, showed me her Aran cardi, which is on her needles right now. Here it is. She is using HW City Tweed in Romance.



HW City Tweed



Eileen is a wonderful knitter. She knits "English style," but is as fast as I am, even on ribbing. She puts the long, straight… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 5, 2009 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Missing Spinning

As you read this, I am on the road, hopefully knitting in the back seat with Sunny, or enjoying the outdoors with the whole family. IF I didn't take my spinning wheel (my lovely, adorable, efficient and user-friendly Kromski Sonata), I am missing spinning very much. My thoughts drift back to my last spinning meeting at Linda's:





As you can see, it was a nice day. Sunny and pleasantly warm. Lynda is spinning yummy merino wool on… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Fluffy Fiber Fun on Feet

Monday the spinners got together at Linda's place in Peoa. Before getting out our wheels, we went out to see Linda's fuzzy friends in the pasture.



Paca3a



It was a beautiful spring day, and we enjoyed seeing the alpacas out in the sunshine. Last season's babies are getting big, and several of the females are already pregnant. While we were there the call came… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on May 13, 2009 at 11:10am — 4 Comments

Water from Lourdes Cures Dyeing Knitter!

Well, no water from Lourdes was involved. I do wonder what water from that source would do to the color of the finished project. If you are into dyeing, you know that the content of the water affects the color you get. However, Here's what I did at my spinning class on Monday:





The white yarn shows my (ick!) spindle-spun white yarn before dyeing. The dark brown yarn was pretty much unchanged. The gray is the next one, with more muted… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on April 1, 2009 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Saving Money on Fiber Prep Equipment

As some of you may know, I have been learning to spin. A few weeks ago, I enrolled in an eight-class fiber-preparation course along with a couple of my spinning buddies, Linda and Lynda. The teacher raises her own sheep and sells the wool in various stages of readiness for knitting or weaving. Lynda has had the class before, and has accumulated some expertise which is helpful to the two of us who are newbies to spinning. During the last class, we were given a bunch of fiber to take home and… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 5, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

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