Here are DD and I, sitting on the couch at DBIL's house, while our family members are snowshoeing.
I was thinking about my New Year's Resolutions for 2009 and my knitting goals for 2010 while finishing up the knitting of the "Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono" from Mason-Dixon Knitting
I still need to weave or darn in the ends and put the ribbon on. DD had her knitting,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 8, 2010 at 8:12am —
A little late, but better than never. Here's the second sock about 1/2…
Added by EdwardRad on January 7, 2010 at 9:17pm —
When I left you last, I had just finished Miss Sunshine.
Hopefully the weather will hold off a bit, and we can have our Annual Fiber Guild Anniversary Party this Saturday so that I can deliver her to her rightful owner, Guild Leader Marlene. We have snow forecast off and on all week, with temperatures in the 20's during the day.
On Christmas Eve I cast on an Alpaca Scarf for me! I haven't knit too much, but at least it is… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 4, 2010 at 8:35am —
This has been a roller-coaster week! First, my birthday is the day after Christmas. We went to No Worries for breakfast--DH, DS2, DS2's girlfriend, DD, Joanie and I. Here's what I got from DH for Christmas:
It's the Knitter's Handy Carry-all kit, the scale and the Options needle stand from KP, and two more hanks of alpaca yarn. I think I'll try the Ivo socks from the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
To all the knitters and spinners at the Knitting Community: Merry Christmas, and I hope you have a great extended weekend with friends, family, knitting and spinning!
Our DS2 is visiting. Saturday morning he and DH went snowshoeing with our pups, Rocky and Sunny.
Here's what it looked like at our party Saturday night. The cute guy in the tuxedo is my DH! We had a nice time,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 24, 2009 at 8:00am —
I was trying to write a Christmas poem, but it got just too involved to continue... plus it stopped rhyming after the second stanza.
I finished my Christmas Knitting at 6;30 pm on December 22... just in time to deliver all of the family gifts to my in-laws tomorrow.
My last project was the Socks from Ivo for my DS. I made a few alterations in the pattern to allow for the yarn I had on hand, but I think they look fine just the same.…
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on December 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
I'd rather knit or spin than shop, that's for sure. I had to have a nice, long skirt for the holiday party this coming Saturday, though, so off I went. Here's what I'd rather be working on:
It's the Montana Tote, like the one Susan BLK made. Like hers, mine is destined to be a diaper bag.
So back to the shopping. I found a nice silk skirt that would go with my metallic gold turtleneck and my Landscape Shawl. I checked the thrift… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 17, 2009 at 5:42pm —
About a year ago I started working at a wonderful place called Green Chimneys
. I work in David Hall which is a residential treatment facility for boys who require 24 hour supervision and support for their psychiatric difficulties. In the course of my work there I introduced knitting to some of the adolescent boys. As a new knitter I am really enthusiastic… Continue
Added by Carol Meissner on December 10, 2009 at 8:00am —
It has been a busy week. Physical therapy for thumb one day and for neck and shoulder the next, rinse and repeat!
I managed to almost finish my BSJ! I can't sew it up yet, because I'm unable to hold a needle with my splint on, and I'm not allowed to do anything but my exercises with it off. I have to get some buttons anyway, and we don't know the gender of the wearer yet. I think I will do something with the neck edge, too. The yarn is… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 9, 2009 at 6:49pm —
This is the problem:
Thanksgiving dinner was at my friend Barbara's. (Actually, I have several friends named Barbara.) She has a knitting problem and asked my help. I sort of have an idea of how to solve it, but I promised Barb I would share her project with the best knitting minds in the world. Her non-knitting friend saw… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 29, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I'm knitting! Well, sort of. Some of you will remember that I had a cast put on my right hand to protect my thumb from injury while it recovers from its recent surgery. (Three weeks ago today, but who's counting?) I've been spinning up a storm since getting the cast on. Here's some finished yarn:
It's the chocolate alpaca I bought from Linda. More on that later.
Some of you may know that my DD is expecting her first baby. [Happy… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 24, 2009 at 11:30am —
I'm a newbie to the Knitting Community and would love to get my feelers out there with regard to test knitting opportunities.... who is looking for test knitters, how can i be involved, etc.
Looking forward to connecting in this forum.
Added by Molly J Walter on November 12, 2009 at 10:17am —
The spinning group is up again after a summer hiatus. We met yesterday. Here's Rita, one of the participants. I met her at the Alpaca Days a few weeks back:
Recognize Rita's bag? She did the alternate variation in the same colorway as mine, and she did the strap as written. She also spins and weaves. We had our spinning meeting yesterday at Linda's Blue Moon Ranch. Most of us brought our wheels. I got to meet Kathleen, who has suri… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 30, 2009 at 7:30am —
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 —