In spite of a busy week, there was some progress on several projects. The appliqué part of the Delectable Pathways quilt is coming along.
I worked on it some during the Common Threads meeting, which took place at… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 20, 2013 at 8:30am —
Common Threads met at Georgette's this week, and we had some varied projects. Margareth had finished this woven wrap:
Janet had made progress on her Dogwood Blossoms sweater. The photo didn't turn out, so I'll have to show it another time. Lone was working on needle felting:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 6, 2013 at 8:30am —
Knit Picks had a sale I couldn't pass up! I've been spinning their Full Circle Spinning Roving
for some time. I've started on the second bobbin (out of two) of "Fawn."
My plan is to weave a blanket… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 22, 2013 at 8:30am —
Common Threads met on Thursday. Brenda has two new grandchildren coming. This quilt is for the boy:
And here's the back:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 15, 2013 at 8:30am —
In spite of my injuries, I made it to Vintage Stitchers this week.
Julie picked me up. She brought several quilts she had finished for members of the group. This hibiscus quilt was a kit Ellen bought in Hawaii. It's all batiks. Julie did a great job quilting… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2013 at 8:30am —
I started warping/dressing my loom on Sunday afternoon. Um...I made a few mistakes.
1. I picked soft, thin, stretchy, clingy sock yarn for my warp for a nice scarf.
2. The pattern that was my inspiration called for two yards. I upped it to three to make the scarf… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2013 at 8:30am —
Wednesday, Deanna, my weaving teacher, came to my house to help me set up my loom and give me a lesson.
Here she is showing me how she picks up four separate threads in order as they come out of the heddles and keeps them straight as she threads them through the dents in the reed, (sleying the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 25, 2013 at 8:30am —
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…
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 21, 2013 at 8:30am —
Common Threads met at Ellen's last week. Janet showed off her finished quilt top to commemorate her wedding anniversary: Continue
A new participant, Margareth, brought some of the towels she has been weaving. Some of the designs are woven in, and some are done with cross stitch. They will be Christmas…
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 6, 2012 at 8:30am —
We have been having a nice visit with Daphne and her family.
The Bees' Knees cardigan fit just the way I wanted: a little big, so she can wear it for a long time. The socks fit about the same way:
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am —
We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:
Here are Lynda and Georgette, sharing knitting advice and tips. The knitting group is great. Rob has a neat new camera, which he used to take this photo.
This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 8:30am —
Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday out on Barbara's lovely covered patio.
Brenda had finished quilting her Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Her's the front:
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 27, 2011 at 8:30am —
The visit to Gardner Village was the big event of the week. Since spring wouldn't come to Park City...
...we took the group to where spring had arrived. Seven members of Common Threads packed into two cars and drove… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 30, 2011 at 8:30am —
Here's my first Koolaid sock!
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 had a lot of fun when it came. you can read about it in last week's blog. I like to make socks one at a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 1, 2010 at 2:48pm —
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:
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2010 at 1:32pm —
Visits to the frog pond are like missing the target. You get to do a few penalty laps! Still, I'm making good progress:
I know I frogged at least 80 rows, so that was a lot of penalty laps! I'm on the last pattern change, though, so I think this might be doable (finishing before the Ravelympics are done), barring further mistakes! It's the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm —
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 —
Yes, KP duty is an important part of knitting! I keep in touch with my knitting group by e-mail between meetings, which we have once a month. That means I do a lot of knitting in front of my laptop, connected to the internet.
One advantage of the knitting group is that when one of us wants to order something from Knit Picks--say an inexpensive item, like one… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 19, 2009 at 1:58pm —
My knitting group grew out of a quilting group that I started several years ago and a sock class we held about a year ago. We meet once a month in members' homes. (We haven't had an LYS here until recently.)
It's good to get together and share ideas and help each other. For example, one of our members did a steek demo. I demonstrated Kitchener st another time. We… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 15, 2009 at 3:17pm —