Vintage Stitchers met at Barbara’s on Thursday. She showed us this great Dresden Plate quilt top:
She had a quilt pattern that had big, empty squares in it. She substituted the Dresden Plate blocks for the big squares. What an interesting setting! Carol also had a finished quilt… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 14, 2016 at 8:30am —
Peace on Earth. I ask for this from Santa every year. It doesn’t hurt to try.
This photo was taken from moon orbit by crew of Apollo 8, Christmas Eve, 1968. I was a young mother at the time, and I remember it well.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 21, 2015 at 8:30am —
The Spin-in finished on Monday. Continue
My fiber was 4 oz. of hand-painted Polwarth wool roving from Greenwood Fiberworks in "Lavender Hedgerow."
I was really out of practice, so this was good for me. I…
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 9, 2015 at 8:30am —
Rocky's Sheep Sweater is finished.
I used the same pattern as the one I made for him previously, only with a different stranded pattern, using this time the sheep motif from "The March of the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 8, 2014 at 8:30am —
Wouldn't it be fun to have a knit cafe to go hang out in? Instead of gathering at the local Starbucks or book store wouldn't it be nice to instead meet up at a cozy yarn shop that also had a little cafe? and even hosted concerts on weekends and/or evenings? Imagine... shelves and baskets of gorgeous yarns... a swift and ball winder set up in the corner... a large table to gather at for classes... comfortable chairs and a sofa or two for hanging out and knitting alone or with a group (non class… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on May 29, 2010 at 6:44am —
Owwww... It itches.... My foot I mean.
Last Friday I was sitting on my bed happily knitting away waiting for Chris to be finished up with his errands so we could hang out. My phone rings. It's my friend sayign she's going to go get a new tattoo and would I like to come and keep her company. Hmmm... I say ok, but I don't want to stay out too late because I have plans for the evening. Immediately the wheels start turning in my head. I've wanted a new tattoo for a while now. For years I've… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on April 14, 2010 at 5:34am —
So… we’re heading out on the road again tonight for gigs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. We tried to leave for around a half hour. The car was packed and we’d all gone to the bathroom “just in case” by 7:00 pm. From 7 to 7:30 we spent running up and down from the house to driveway to check the lights, check the oven, turn on lights, turn off lights, turn on a different light, check the burner on the stove because mom put the cast iron frying pan on the flame to dry after dinner…. We never… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 18, 2010 at 11:30pm —
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 —
Sorry guys, I didn't have my computer with me this last weekend out because I knew where we were staying wouldn't have wireless internet. Instead I went the old fashioned pen and paper route, but that adds another step to the getting-the-blog-out process. I am here now though! Technically this post should have come out late Saturday March 13, 2010. With that in mind....…
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 16, 2010 at 10:21am —
Wow… Not a good night’s sleep last night. The hotel was about as noisy as it was ugly. My room was right across from the outdoor steps to the second level. These steps are metal and it sounded like a herd of elephants decided to do stair runs starting around 11pm. I’m not sure how long it lasted, long enough that I was laying awake around 1am wondering what was going on. I started to make up stories in my head. I must be a bad storyteller because I did eventually put myself to… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 7, 2010 at 6:00pm —
The drive off Long Island into New Jersey went pretty seamlessly. Thankfully. Driving in NJ can sometimes be a very harrowing event. The absolute worst day to leave Long Island is Friday. The worst day to come back is Sunday. We will be dealing with that tomorrow. I’m trying to stay positive. I find it much easier to deal with traffic on the way out of town. At this point the trip is just getting going and I’m still refreshed (hopefully, although I did have a late night last night. Chris bought… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on March 6, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I finally finished the main body of the entrelac sweater and started on a sleeve. The sleeves have an entrelac border like the bottom of the sweater - two rounds of garter stitch blocks knit in the round - and then are the same purple ripple pattern as the top of the sweater. I finished the entrelac and started the purple while waiting for the Vista service pack to install and reboot. No new pictures yet, but I'll be sure to put one up when I finish. Minimal sewing on the pattern - just… Continue
Added by mae on October 19, 2009 at 8:57pm —
I can't believe what a weekend it was! Knitting teacher and musician Lucille Reilly came in Thursday, driving all the way from the Denver area. I awaited her arrival at the home of my friend Barbara (one of several Barbaras, actually, who are my friends). Barbara has a nice guest room with a queen-size bed, and she had agreed to let Lucille stay with her, which gave Barb some extra live-in help on her scarf if she needed it. She was the star pupil, though, so didn't need it, although she had a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 26, 2009 at 7:30am —