Until today, I have never personally met any of the people I have talked with on the Knitting Community. We all consider ourselves good friends, but only via the internet highway. I learned a few weeks ago that one of my KP friends, Carol Meissner, was coming to Ohio to visit with her sister this week for the big Pumpkin Festival in Centerville, OH - about 3 hours from my house. She invited me to meet her at a half way point for breakfast, and arranged a private shopping experience at a new… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 22, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I'm making progress on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi! My needles are smoking...well sort of. I just have to finish the current motif, and I'll be able to start the neck and armholes. Here's what it looks like:
The steek will go where the funny vertical stripes are. I am not afraid of steeks anymore after my Classic Lines Cardigan. I'm hoping to finish in time for my second (and final!) thumb surgery. If not, he'll get the sweater in… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 15, 2009 at 8:55pm —
This is an extra blog to share Joanie's birthday with all of you, especially everyone who has a birthday on October 8th!
This was my present to Joanie: enough of my hand-spun Coopworth to make a Landscape Shawl like mine, so she won't steal it! I also gave her one of those needle gauges that looks like a cross section of a snail. A lot of LYSs have them but you can see what I mean… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 8, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Good thing I'm making progress on DH's Fair Isle Sleeveless Cardi:
It's the Fridarey Sleeveless Cardigan from The Art of Fair Isle Knitting
by Ann Feitelson. The yarn is Jamieson and Smith's Shetland yarn in a fingering weight. Here's a close up:
Winter is paying it's usual short autumn visit in Park City. It always warms up again after this, but it's a reminder:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 6, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I have been so excited this week, because I knew I was going to the Heritage Farm Museum
in Huntington, WV for a spinning class. The announcement came out a few weeks ago in a local paper, so I called to see what was involved. I signed up for the class, and sent them my check. Note: I planned to take pictures around the farm, but due to heavy showers
all day, it was impossible. I have included a link with the name above, if… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 26, 2009 at 6:11pm —
I couldn't believe my Sipalu Bag took first prize!
September 12 and 13 were the dates for the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair in South Jordan, Utah. I went to see my friend Linda's exhibit. (She's the one of the friends who raises alpacas.) I gave a ride to my friend Joanie and her daughter Kristi, who are both avid knitters. My Kromski Sonata rode in the back. My plan was to sit and spin for a while with Linda. I also took along the skein of yarn I… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 24, 2009 at 4:30pm —
I was diagnosed with chicken pox on Tuesday, September 15th, and sent home to be in quarantine until the 21st. Chicken pox! I'm 59 years old! I had the chicken pox when I was 7, surely my immunity did not expire just because it was already 52 years later. Glum, and feeling somewhat sorry for myself; I worked on my knitting which always lifts my spirits, and corresponded with friends on email and facebook. That was when a friend of mine emailed me about knitpicks, and suggested I check it out.… Continue
Added by Carol Meissner on September 19, 2009 at 7:14pm —
I had to show it off!
I couldn't wait until next week's blog to show off my Landscape Shawl! I'm so excited that it's done.
In case you didn't see what I started with, here's a review:
The fiber, Coopworth that had been hand dyed, with all kinds of colorful second cuts and stuff in it.
The singles on my wheel.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 17, 2009 at 4:06pm —
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.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am —
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 —
As you read this, I am in the high Uinta Mountains of Utah, hiking my little feet off, knitting at high altitude (pant, pant) and enjoying time with friends, one of whom is a knitter. I hope to post photos next week. In the meantime, let me show you what I've been up to since finishing the Moebius classes:
Remember the pile of Coopworth fiber I had?
This stuff was fun to… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 2, 2009 at 7:30am —
I have almost finished the seamless dress I am making for my niece. Almost done with sleeve 1, and then only sleeve 2 to go. I'm in love with the way the shaping developed and how it's looking. The few errors I've made are ok, they add character, plus I'm learning heaps.
With the ridiculous amount of yarn i have in my stash and the massive queen size blanket i'm frogging, i have gone through all my prospective patterns and prepared many bags of projects. I'm only planning to do one… Continue
Added by Danielle Barratt on August 31, 2009 at 8:29pm —
I have been really busy. Lucille Reilly, a knitting teacher from Colorado, is coming to teach a class in the Moebius Scarf, based on Cat Bordhi's designs. She will be staying at the home of one of my knitting buddies. Friday we have the class. I had to get people to sign up, then I had to order the books and the needles for everyone and make sure they got here on time. They did. I got the books in time to take advantage of KP's 40% off sale. Here's Lucille's photo of the scarf:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 19, 2009 at 6:16pm —
Here's my current now-active project (once a UFO), the Oregon Socks:
My little friend has been with me for years, and he wanted to help me display my Oregon socks. He became faded a few years ago, so I used paint to touch him up. You can see how grateful he is! These socks are based on Ariel Barton's Cable net socks from Knitty, which you can view… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 11, 2009 at 7:34pm —
My first rib warmer is constructed but needs to be washed and blocked. I like it but but it is bulkier than I thought it would be. When I saw the sample in the local store, it seemed more finished and something you could wear to work. And maybe it can be but mine looks more like something to wear around the house in winter.
I checked my gauge it was accurate but I added two rows to one side and that makes it a bit wider at the bottom on that side. I didn't see that until after I had… Continue
Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on August 8, 2009 at 5:11pm —
As you read this, we are on the road somewhere between Kimball, Nebraska, and Kimball Junction, where I-80 meets Hwy 224, which leads to Park City. In other words, we'll be home soon!
What have we been doing since my last blog post? We left the KOA near Mishawaka, IN, and our DS the elder and DIL, but not before Rocky learned to play tetherball:
We stopped twice in Iowa, once in the area near Amana, to see the Amana villages,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 4, 2009 at 2:00pm —
This is our second night in South Dakota, but we are now at the eastern side of the state. Our morning was spent at Mt. Rushmore, as you can see from this photo:
Of course, I took my knitting along. Here I am, so you know I was knitting there:
The rest of the day was spent in knitting in the car. I have at least another inch or two done on my Kristi sock and worked on my… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 22, 2009 at 6:32pm —
I live in such a small town here in Indiana. John Mellencamp's song offers a more romantic view of this type of place. There are drawbacks. I have no car, so it's hard for me to get around.I get very lonely and isolated here in this town. The good news is, I found a knitting group here so I may try it out. They knit for charity.
I am also wanting to find a place to take yoga classes and meditation. I have been doing both here at my home, alone. I use dvds, which are very good. It's the… Continue
Added by Rebecca Mills on July 21, 2009 at 8:03am —
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 —
My husband and I are both retired, so most days we do whatever it is that WE want to do. This is a truly marvelous luxury, as we have both spent the majority of out lives doing what we HAD to do to get ready for work, or to just take care of business. Our Saturday started out pretty much like every day, just doing what we wanted to do. I had planned to spin, and after getting our breakfast finished, and the dishes, I took my wheel out to the porch, carded some Corriedale wool and started… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 21, 2009 at 8:29pm —