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Oh! No! Mo' Snow!

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…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2010 at 4:14pm — 63 Comments

Knit in Public!

Happy Knit in Public Week, everyone! Here's the website for the Worldwide Knit in Public event. I'm still recovering from a cold, so I will be knitting on my front deck if the rain stops. Lots of people walk their dogs on our street, so I'm sure someone will see that I'm knitting. Of course, they're used to that, LOL!
What are you knitting in public, and where?

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 11, 2010 at 4:35pm — 37 Comments

Back to Real Life!

I've been busy this week working on Daphne's gown. I have the front finished:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2010 at 9:14am — 33 Comments

Knit in Public Day at Village Books, Washington, Maine June 12 10-1 pm

Join us at Village Books to knit (or sit) and for a potluck lunch! If it rains, we'll take over the shop & house. Handcrafters of any kind are welcome! Come prepared to sit outside.

Anyone interested in contibuting to the Washington Village Knit Bomb Project** should let Karen know!… Continue

Added by Karen Jelenfy on June 7, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Russian Join Revisited

A while ago, my dear friend Cheryl did a blog and featured the Russian Join as a technique…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 4, 2010 at 1:44pm — 13 Comments

Spring--and Peggy--Arrive in Park City.

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 — 59 Comments

In Your Dreams, Kid

Wouldn't it be fun to have a knit cafe to go hang out in? Instead of gathering at the local Starbucks or book store wouldn't it be nice to instead meet up at a cozy yarn shop that also had a little cafe? and even hosted concerts on weekends and/or evenings? Imagine... shelves and baskets of gorgeous yarns... a swift and ball winder set up in the corner... a large table to gather at for classes... comfortable chairs and a sofa or two for hanging out and knitting alone or with a group (non class… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on May 29, 2010 at 6:44am — 12 Comments

Baxter's Blog

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!…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 36 Comments

Sweater Workshop Sampler... part three

First the moral, then the story:

Never try to learn something new with a screaming migraine!

I'm starting on my third day of a migraine, off and on... more on than off. However, I really want to finish the Sampler so I can get on to the business of actually creating a sweater. So, when my head isn't screaming too loudly to think or breath, I'm plugging away on it.

The problem with that though, is that my neural synapses do not fire properly when under the stress… Continue

Added by Elianastar on May 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

A Week in the Life of Daphne Dawn Hart!

A funny thing happened on the way to Vintage Stitchers!

Those of you who have followed my blog know that I have been knitting and quilting away, trying to prepare for the arrival of my second granddaughter, the first for my daughter, Karen. Well, I was on my way to my regular quilting minigroup a week ago, when I got a cell phone call from DH. I pulled off the highway, and…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 20, 2010 at 2:29pm — 36 Comments

Fiber Day Trip

This month for our guild meeting, we had a tour of a local fiber farm and the yarn shop associated with it.

Our guild is relatively small – we only have twelve members. So our resources are limited; but only limited by the friends that we make on this…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 16, 2010 at 7:34pm — 20 Comments

Snow, Snow, Snow...

As usual for this time of year, we're still getting snow! Here's something white I'm happy to see, though:

As you can see, im making good progress on the lace gown for Daphne's naming ceremony. I have nearly 2 1/2 months to finish it. It's a fun project, and is going well, now that I have sort of learned the pattern. You repeat a 34-st pattern across for four rows, repeat…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 12, 2010 at 8:23am — 76 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day and How Does My Garden Grow

OK, I know Mother’s Day is tomorrow, but when there are two sets of grandparents, the holiday must be shared in the best manner possible. I arranged to have a nice Mother’s Day Dinner today for myself and my DDIL, and for my DH, DS and Sam to share it with us. I had planned on doing this outside, but the temps dropped…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 8, 2010 at 3:15pm — 33 Comments

I've Never Felt(ed) Like This Before...

Some of my readers will remember the felted tote bag I made for my new iPad--


This was so much fun, and I love the colors, I decided to make a purse to match. Only it will be all green, no brown. Here's what I have so far, with the fabric I bought for lining:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 5, 2010 at 11:00am — 33 Comments

Knitting and Spirituality

Knitting for me is very spiritual,

because of the counting and concentration I can pray in a cycle while knitting

and visiting with people. Sometimes I choose the number of stitches and repeats as significant numbers in my faith, sets of twelve to represent the twelve Disciples, repeats of stitches in sets of threes to represent the Holy Trinity,…


Added by Ramona on May 3, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

End of school year performances, birthdays and Mother's Day, Oh my...

I have been very busy since my last blog. I lined the purse for my daughter Gracie. I didn’t get a picture of the finished product. The instant I cut the last thread she made off with it. I went to get a picture today and found it stuffed with her favorite things; a fountain pen I gave her last year for Valentines Day, green yarn to tie her hair up, a plastic daisy, socks my mom knitted…


Added by Blue Lake knitter's daughter on April 28, 2010 at 11:43am — 17 Comments

Long Overdue Blog

This is probably the longest I have gone without posting a blog… in a long, long time. I try to stay busy knitting or spinning, and am always finishing projects, so I usually have plenty to write about. But lately things have slowed down on the knitting front, as other things have taken precedence. What you ask could possibly be more important than knitting?…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 28, 2010 at 10:34am — 78 Comments

Snowed In!

But first, an update on my latest FO! I posted a photo of my finished BSJ in the comments section of my blog last week.

The yarn is Comfy Sport in "Creme Brulee" and "Ivory." Here's a closeup of the front detail. I created this detail…


Added by Peggy Stuart on April 7, 2010 at 6:21am — 28 Comments

Knitting for the Grandchildren

I picked up my knitting needles again this past year after many years away, raising my own children and building a career as a freelance writer and blogger. I've now discovered the joys of knitting for my grandchildren and never run out of ideas for this loyal little troop of fashionistas. Every time I knit a hat or scarf, everybody wants one so they've kept me very busy.

I have two new granddaughters, one 2 months old and one 5 months old so… Continue

Added by Joan on March 31, 2010 at 11:02am — 5 Comments

Update on Knitting and Quilting

Busy week! In knitting news, I'm making progress on the second BSJ--

I'll be posting my progress at the BSJ KAL here. I'm using the pattern in The Opinionated Knitter. My yarn is Comfy Sport in Creme Brulee and… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2010 at 9:07am — 69 Comments

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