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 —
The clouds parted, and the gentle sunlight spread over the little pastures and driveway of my friend Linda's alpaca farm. The fluffy heads were erect, like glass-headed pins stuck into round, fuzzy pin cushions, as the animals gazed with curiosity at the row of cars, parked diagonally, like the parking lot of a strip mall. What were so many humans doing, coming to visit Linda? Little did they know...
Monday was shearing day for the fluffy alpacas at Linda's. It had been scheduled for… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2009 at 11:45am —
We had a great trip to Reno. We left Thursday morning and arrived there in the evening. The dogs were good on the trip. Rocky sat in his car seat next to Daddy, and our friend Barbara and I took the back seat with Sunny in the middle. The kitty always rides in the trailer. Here's Rocky in his car seat:
The weather was cool, and we had some rain, but it wasn't too bad. Our RV campground was right across the street from the Far West Ski… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2009 at 3:54pm —
Well, I'm getting some knitting done, as you can see. I need to dig out my quilting and see if I'm able to do anything with needle and thread. Here's what I'm working on primarily, 30 minutes at a time, several times a day:
Above you see my Nonna's Garden Shawl up to row 7, and my CLC body up to row 6. (I used a provisional CO and will do my hem in with knitting the front side, as I did for the sleeves.) It's going slowly because, as… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I just got back from physical therapy, and the therapist says I can take off the splint and knit, but only for 30 min. at a time, and if it hurts at night, then I need to cut back. I'm going to take it easy, but I have started working on the first pattern row of my Nonna's Garden Shawl. When I get the first row done, I know the following rows will be easier, because I'll have the various blocks of color to tell me where to put the colors in the next row. After I finish work on the Nonna, I want… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 27, 2009 at 4:33pm —
No, I'm not doing laundry. I've found one of my activities I can still do with the cast: spinning! No, not the kind of spinning they do at the gym! This kind:
It was a nice day, so I took the wheel out on the front deck, so Rocky and Sunny could have some company while they enjoyed the sunshine. I have tried to knit, but just can't manage it with my thumb in… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 6, 2009 at 5:30pm —
In a previous post in October, knitting easy lace shawls was discussed. The pattern for knitting the shawl shown below came free from Knit Picks and can be found here.
I made two scarves from this pattern, and then got a bit more ambitious, using the same pattern, but repeating the lace row four times across instead of twice, resulting in a 16" by 83" shawl.
This pattern is versatile; according to the number of lace repeats, the shawl can be knitted as either a scarf, or… Continue
Added by Nancy on April 25, 2009 at 6:25am —
Knitting small projects in my lap under the desk is one way I keep sane in a busy working environment (during downtimes of course!) and I realized as I was doing it that:
a) I should've learned to knit sooner, because this would've been a great way to pay attention and stay focused during my college classes.
b) Others out there may also knit under their desk (sneakily or not-so-sneakily) at work or school, and wouldn't it be cool if we could all connect… Continue
Added by pinktoque on April 20, 2009 at 11:50am —
Fellow Knitters and Spinners: I just came back from seeing the orthopedist, and I have good news and bad news. The good news is, I didn't do this to myself by knitting, spinning, quilting or posting! In fact, I didn't do it to myself at all...unless I chose my parents.
The problem is osteoarthritis, plain, simple and...genetic. What a relief! I've spent the last two weeks limiting my knitting and spinning, because I thought I had been overdoing it. The bad news is, it will continue to get… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 9, 2009 at 1:57pm —
I love it! It was a great pattern and knit up somewhat quick (I was lucky to get a few rows every other day). The slouchy back has been fixed.
Check out my blog for more info: http://www.amiiwrob.blogspot.com/
or Ravelry:… Continue
Added by amiiwrob on April 7, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Wednesday my daughter called to chat a while... in the course of the conversation she told me that all of the children were discussing what grandma was going to knit for them next. The youngest told her that she couldn't wait to have a bunch of knitted stuff, and she would wear it all at the same time, even if the colors didn't match.
I finished the toe up socks for the daughter in law yesterday... washing and blocking... today we have to be in their town anyway, so I plan on… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 3, 2009 at 2:57am —