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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

Where does it all end?

So I just finished a couple of hats

one for my Annie

and one for me

So it was time to get back to Dave's Cardi but couldn't find my cable needles any of them so I made a couple. But while I was doing that I thought why not make some needles so that's what I did 2 pair's of 7mm. but had to find toppers so out came…


Added by Didomum on March 26, 2010 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Whew! I love knitting

As you all know, I love to knit... love, love, love it! Can't say enough good about knitting! But! Sometimes to finish a project you have to do more than just knit. Right? If you make a garmet in pieces, you have to be able to hand sew the pieces together. If there is any construction to do (like a toy), that is necessary. And if you make a bag you really need to line it. In the recent past I have knit several bags: a diaper bag…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 24, 2010 at 7:11pm — 27 Comments

How I learned to Knit

I shared this memory from my past on my blog, Knitting from the Heart, and received a lot of emails from knitters who had similar experiences. Thought I might share it here.

I was knitting a helmet liner for our troops in Afghanistan when it struck me my life as a knitter had come full circle. During WWII there was a drive by the Red Cross to get volunteers to knit for our troops. Even before our entry into the war we were asked to knit for the refugees in Europe. I was in…


Added by Yvonne Boucher on March 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Patterned Tomten--Happy Dance!!

It works --there's no limit to the potential of the Tomten pattern by EZ!! Come on all of you lace and cable knitters out there!! I used Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor (Dover) for the patterns, played with them a bit, of course!! I learned a few tricks about the pattern while in the making--do some extra pick-ups at the sleeve top--it tends to pull--and at the bottom of the sleeve ktog the live stitch left on the cable with a lot of pull, quite like avoiding the ladders on… Continue

Added by cellogirl on March 19, 2010 at 9:18am — 5 Comments

Busy, Busy...This and That

Between cleaning the fiber studio, finishing up Ravelympics stuff and normal activities, it's been a busy week.

Above is what the fiber studio looks like today, after nearly two days of work. The piles of finished projects and the bags of projects in my pipeline or queue are still lurking. The white shrouded thing on the back counter is my serger. The pink mass peeking out from under the table that looks like cotton candy is some… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2010 at 4:36pm — 18 Comments

Knitting on the Road – Haggerstown, MD

Note to all, as with the last post, this one should have come out already. However, I was once again working with pen and paper and finally got around to typing it up... Yes, I am moving rather slow.

You can read my Dad's notes on the weekend over at the Homegrown String Band blog: HERE

Sunday March 14,… Continue

Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 18, 2010 at 5:35am — 4 Comments

April Showers bring Knitters

A baby hat, a scarf, some mittens, or handwarmers, a shawl, a pair of slippers or booties, blankets or lapghans, etc. All of these items are needed by the youth walking on city streets. Some are young mothers/fathers and some are just abandoned by families of broken homes. Whatever the reason, the Solomon's Porch is helping these youth…


Added by Dana Jonsgaard on March 17, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment


This has been a productive week in terms of UFOs and WIPs! First, I finished my Oregon Socks, which I began in May, 2008, during a trip to Oregon.

The yarn is KP's Gloss in "Parsley." The pattern is Ariel Barton's Cable Net Socks from…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2010 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

Sam Meets His Auntie - or Auntie Learns to Knit - some

Sam and his Dad

Hello all my wonderfully knitting friends! It…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 7, 2010 at 3:24pm — 39 Comments

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