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Peggy Stuart's Blog Posts Tagged 'snow' (26)

High Fiber—What's "Housework?"

I’m finally wearing my Dogwood Blossoms cardigan!

Details of my version of this cardigan are here.

Not to be outdone, Rocky is wearing…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 3, 2014 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—In the Bleak Midwinter

Now that the film festival is over, it's time for lots of snow. It's a good time to stay indoors and quilt or knit. 

My "wow" for this week has to be Julie's Double Wedding Ring quilt, which she designed for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Julie used pillow cases for the photos because of the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Cold and Colds, Mishaps and Repairs

It's been a hard week in the mountains of Utah. The weather was part of it. 

That was taken Wednesday. We had several more inches over the weekend. I had to turn off the alerts on my weather app, because it kept waking me up at night and annoying me during the daytime. (As if I couldn't just…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 9, 2013 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Winter Already?

On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!

This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.

We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Learning New Things

In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen

We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Cold Weather, Good Life!

Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.

We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five  days of  light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 30, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Mat Finish!

Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!

(My thanks to Angelkarhu, aka Angel Bear in the Knitting Community, for coming up with this suggestion. Her grandmother made something like this for use in the sauna.) I found the cutting instructions …
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

Christmas was good, but my birthday, which started at a few minutes after 10:00 PM, which was a few minutes after midnight in Florida, where I was born many, many years ago, sucked! Well, this was supposed to be the "Big 70." It was, actually 70, but it was by far the worst birthday of my life, if you don't…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 31, 2012 at 9:08pm — 5 Comments

High Fiber—Progress on All Fronts

We've had some progress on all fronts here. First, we finally got our first snowfall of the season. This was my back yard:

The resorts are happy. Now if it will stay cold enough, maybe they can keep some of it to form the base they will add to when they make snow. (All of our local…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 29, 2012 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—More Baby Projects

Since my last blog post, I have started two new knitting projects and made a start on Daphne's "I-spy" quilt.



If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Obsession

The past week has seen me obsessed with colorwork.



I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

High Fiber—FOs and New Starts

In spite of a bad cold, I finished Zachary's BSJ.



DGD1 (also suffering from a cold) finished her first hat:

It's the  F346 Coffee Beenz Hat from Plymouth Yarn. She used the yarn I spun from Gaywool fiber…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber--Keeping Warm

We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:

 

Here are Lynda and Georgette, sharing knitting advice and tips. The knitting group is great. Rob has a neat new camera, which he used to take this photo.



This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 36 Comments

High Fiber--Taking the Group to Spring

The visit to Gardner Village was the big event of the week. Since spring wouldn't come to Park City...

 

 

...we took the group to where spring had arrived. Seven members of Common Threads packed into two cars and drove…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 34 Comments

High Fiber—Busy, Busy!

Vintage Stitchers met this week at Rebecca's. 



Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.



Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

High Fiber—Special Delivery!

Daphne needs an Easter chick for her first Easter, so I made her one.



I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 18, 2011 at 7:00am — 29 Comments

High Fiber--Sarak's Visit Part 1

Sarak was with us for Valentine's Day:



Sarak, for people who don't listen to The Knit Wits Podcast (http://knitwitspodcast.blogspot.com/), is an aborted attempt by Carin (the Knit) to make a Christmas stocking for an acquaintance. Carin eventually made the stocking using other yarn, but this little piece of knitting history is now on tour, and currently with me in Park City, UT. The name was… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

Really High Fiber Fest!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's this year's Christmas card:

 

 

This is the earth as viewed from moon orbit on December 25, 1968.

"Peace on earth, good will toward men." Good wool toward knitters, too! And alpaca, etc., or your fibers of choice.

My fibers of choice…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 24, 2010 at 6:30am — 23 Comments

High Fiber--Bound for Heaven!

This week found DH and me on a snowshoe outing with a special purpose.





As you may know, my DSIL, Eileen, passed away October 4th. She wanted her ashes scattered at the top of one of the local ski resorts, on the snow. We had to do this before the resort opened but after there was snow to snowshoe on. Friday…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 14, 2010 at 6:17pm — 22 Comments

High Fiber--Gone Batty!

Halloween is over, and we wonder what to do with all the leftover candy. It's a good thing we got Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, our favorite! However, some knitting, spinning and quilting have been accomplished.







1) Knitting: The first sleeve of my La Boheme cardigan (new name) is about 3/4 finished. The new name is because I worked on the lower body while watching La Boheme at Utah Opera. The cardi isn't likely to die of consumption,… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on November 1, 2010 at 6:12am — 41 Comments

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