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High Fiber—Spinning My Wheel or Spinning My Wheels?

My mother had an expression she used when she felt like she had worked all day and hadn't accomplished anything. She said she felt as if she were spinning her wheels (and not the kind of wheels that produce yarn. That's how my week has been.





However, I did get some work done on my First Ladies Quilt. The…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 18, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Old and New, Shake and Twirl

Joanie and I went to the Acorn Antique Show in Ogden, Saturday, with her companion, Ana.





We had lunch at the Union train station, as usual, at the Union Grill. Joanie presented me with a boy sheep and a girl sheep for Mothers' Day. I took this selfie with my two new…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 11, 2015 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Basking in the Sun

We were getting ready to leave for a camping trip, when I received this in the mail:





Stroll Sock yarn in WhiteDogwood Heather and Dandelion, and Stroll Brights in Pucker for our trip this summer. Kookaburra Wool Wash and the 2 oz bottle of the same to take on our…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Done With Winter, For Now....

The weather has warmed up a bit, and our bulbs are emerging.

We also have daffodils, as do our neighbors. The ski resorts closed after Sunday's operation. Soon they will gear up for taking mountain bikers up the hill to ride down. DGD1 brought home her snowboard and boots…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

High Fiber—Fine Finishes

The April Sunshine Socks are finished and on my feet.





The pattern is "Sunshine" from Sock Innovation by Cookie A. Yarn Regia 4-fädig in "00017." I plan to make most of the socks from this…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 20, 2015 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

High Fiber—Short and Sweet, and To the Point

This week saw the center of Pine Burr quilt finished.



Not too much else got done this week while I worked to put the blocks together. However, after all the work to paper-piece the blocks and larger cornerstones, it felt good to get it put together. This quilt is going to be way too big for my design…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing, Starting and the Progress In-between

The Johan Socks are finished and on my feet!





As mentioned in my March 23rd blog post, I made the bottom of the heels double-stranded. The yarn is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Nonfat Jelly Rolls?

Well, some of them included fats (fat quarters)...cut into 2.5" strips. But you could make all these with Jelly Rolls, the non-fattening kind.





Members of Vintage Stitchers have been making quilts from Pam and Nicky Lintott's…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Blocks and Cables

The Pine Burr quilt is coming along. Here's Block 11:





And Block 12:





I should point out here…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—One FO (Finished Object) and Other Projects

The Brick Cardi is done, and it fits.



(I need to get another photo of it, as my shirt is peeking out below the top button, and I cut off the shoulders in this photo.)



Fresh off the needles, it had a nice bath in some Euclan, and then I pinned it on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Wow, What a Week!

The Spin-in finished on Monday.





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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 9, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Spinning and Piecing

This week was taken up in part with quilting. Here is the third Pine Burr block:





And the fourth:



And the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

High Fiber—Peggy Visits the Frog Pond

On the bright side, the first appliqué block of the First Ladies Quilt, the "Martha Washington Wreath," is finished.







There will be two of these, and I have started the second one. I'm using the needleturn method. My local quilt shop, …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Already?

I've made progress on the Brick Cardigan this week:







However, I have also been trying to get some quilting in before the Spin-in scheduled for the end of this…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Fun with Friends

Common Threads met out in Midway on Thursday.





Ginny is making progress on the hand-quilting of her pillow shams, and Lynda modeled her latest chapeau (another project for a friend).…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 9, 2015 at 8:30am — 51 Comments

High Fiber—Annie Get Your Knitting Needles

It has NOT been a quiet week here. First, there were the Sundance shifts, but I had some knitting time during some of them, so here's my progress:





I'm on the first sleeve, but this photo was taken before the Super Bowl game, so it's a little further along…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Dancing in the Sun

I'm making use of the new LED light for my Featherweight, which is back out of its case and on the job.





The piecing of the first quilt top of the new year, "Seeing Stars," is almost done. Here's the photo…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Out and About

Common Threads met at Wasatch & Wool on Thursday.



It was inspiring, sitting with our knitting while surrounded by lovely yarns of all types. Margaux provided us with some delicious munchies.



Lynda wore the hat she just finished:…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 19, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Back in the Saddle

I'm almost back to normal, and finally getting some knitting done. My Sandy Beach Scarf is coming along.

The orange stitch marker shows the halfway point in the length. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Goodbyes

This was the week we said goodbye to visiting grandkids.

When I took Soren and his family to the airport I learned that he didn't have a hat that fit, so I dug through my stash when I got back and found some Swish DK in "Dusk." I CO immediately.

I'm using…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 5, 2015 at 8:52am — 4 Comments

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