This has been an exciting week for me! My new KP Turkish drop spindle arrived with a selection of fiber. Of course, I had to try it out right away:
I sampled the Peruvian Highland Wool, the Superwash merino and nylon, the dyed Corriedale and the merino and silk. I was pleased with all of them. Of course, I got DH to stain my spindle first. I think it's pretty.
We went to a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 15, 2010 at 8:50pm —
This has been an exciting 23 days of spinning! It all began July 3, with a marathon day of spinning and I finished my biggest batch of yarn for this event… 2 skeins in one day, 2-plied.…
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on July 25, 2010 at 12:38pm —
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 —
Holy spinning wheel, Batman! It's Tour de Fleece time! I've been spinning away on my Kromski Sonata, spinning this fiber:
I joined Teams Kool Kromski, KP and Rookie, and I have spun for at least a little while each day since the TdF started on Saturday. This is the fiber I dyed last year with Koolaid and black food coloring, and I have some natural white and chocolate brown to go with it. I finished spinning the 4 oz. of blue… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 8, 2010 at 3:57pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
A while ago, my dear friend Cheryl did a blog and featured the Russian Join as a technique… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 4, 2010 at 1:44pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 20, 2010 at 2:29pm —
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… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 16, 2010 at 7:34pm —
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… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 12, 2010 at 8:23am —
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… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 8, 2010 at 3:15pm —
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 —