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In the land of the lost boys...

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 — 10 Comments

Knit One, Spin Another and Physical Therapy!

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 — 14 Comments

Help for a Knitting Buddy?

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 — 22 Comments

Where There's a Will...

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 — 81 Comments

eager to be a test knitter

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.

- Molly

Added by Molly J Walter on November 12, 2009 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Knitting, Quilting, Spinning, Injuries and Snow!

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 — 14 Comments

KP Friends Meet - only one picture (oops)

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 — 14 Comments

Spinning, Spiders and Other Things

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 — 10 Comments

Happy Birthday, Joanie!

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 — 7 Comments

Sweater Time!

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 — 18 Comments

Learning to Spin - unnecessary, I already knew how, but just wanted to make sure.

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 — 19 Comments

Sipalu Bag Wins First Prize at Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

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 — 17 Comments

Chicken Pox and finding a community of knitters...

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 — 14 Comments

Finished Landscape Shawl! Extra Blog Post!

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.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 17, 2009 at 4:06pm — 12 Comments

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber...My Head is Spinning!

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 — 12 Comments

Washington Lake Camping, Spinning and Knitting!

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 — 7 Comments

Fantastic Fiber Fun!

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 — 6 Comments

Obsessive Preperation

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 — 1 Comment

Confessions of a Frantic Knitter

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 — 12 Comments

Gnomes and Fairies!

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 — 20 Comments

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