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High Fiber—Out With the New, in With the Old?

Woven scarf finished.

Done blocking and ready to wrap and give. (Watch after Christmas for photos of the gift items I made other than the rabbits. The kids don't read my blog yet, so I could show those.)…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 15, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing Up the Year

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Giving Thanks for...Local! Yarn! Shop!

Wasatch & Wool just opened up near me, about five minutes by car.

It's the first yarn shop in Park City in many years that wasn't in a corner of another store. We have had a Michael's for several years, but if you wanted…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Stitches and Snow

It was a great week for quilting. Common Threads met at Janet's, and we had a variety of projects.

Ellen is working on the second block for her Home Sweet Home quilt. She isn't sure if she'll make all…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Winter's Arrival

The first snowblowers of the season were heard Saturday morning.

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday at Diane's. Carol brought her Kaffe Fassett quilt, ready for border:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Hare-brained Scheme

It might have been a hare-brained scheme to make four bunnies, but I finished the third boy bunny, this one for Johan.





Here's what he looks like without his little kimono. He's wearing garter-stitch booties and soaker, actually knitted as part of the legs and body.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—The Last Bunny...by a Hare.

I finished the second boy bunny, this one for Soren.





He and Zachy's bunny have the same attire, although the bunnies look very different, so we won't get them mixed up at Christmas. Daphne's bunny is wearing Mary Janes, actually knitted as her feet. The two boy bunnies get Nikes (also…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 3, 2014 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber— Bunnies Multiply!

The girl bunny is finished, although I have plans for a sweater to go over her sun dress







Girl bunny went with me to Vintage Stitchers, where she met Julie's fox and elephant. They became fast friends.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 27, 2014 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Ready for Halloween

Common Threads met at Ginny's. Julie is almost done with her Girl Fox from Little Cotton Rabbits:



She has also finished the head of the elephant.



I started my first project from this designer (the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 20, 2014 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Monkeying Around

Ta-da! Mr. F. Is finished and waiting for his clothes.





I have one sleeve of his jammies (Union suit?) almost finished, but I've been hand-quilting, as you will see below.



However, while we're on knitting, I thought you would enjoy seeing Joanie's seal mum and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Blocks, Boxes and Boxtrolls

There has been lots of progress since my last regular blog post. The latest quilt top finished:





The border gave me a little excitement. This is what I had planned:…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

Angels' Wings

In place of my regular blog post this week, I decided to hold sort of a celebration of life for my dear friend, who passed away early Thursday after a prolonged illness.

I invited a few people to share their memories of Susan. If you have memories to share, you can add them in…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 68 Comments

High Fiber—Monkey Brain

My Mr. F. is moving along.







He's still headless, but at least he has arms now. They look rather flabby, though. I need to take him to Silver Sneakers with me so he can lift some weights.



Mr. F. has been a major UFO since 2009, when I got two arms and one leg done (almost) and quit. Now he's…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Nesting for Winter, Part II

The quilt for Habitat for Humanity's Overall Ball fundraiser is coming along. I finished putting the blocks together with sashing, corner stones and a border.







This involved a consult with Janet and another one with Julie, as we were trying to get by with fabrics on hand. I was scrambling, but…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 15, 2014 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Nesting for Winter

Why is my yarn stash in guest room?





This isn't even all of it. Not all of the yarn is in view. I would need a wide-angle lens to get it all in.

Back to the question: A few months ago we discovered we had moths, originating in our Navajo rugs in the storeroom. While I was sad about…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

High Fiber—Cutting Up and Getting Out

The main activity for this week was my "Reflections of Butterflies in Lemonade" quilt top.







I started this quilt on Tuesday. It's the Disappearing Hourglass block from Missouri Star's Quilt Block magazine, the latest issue. There's also a video of how to make it on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—UFO-a-go-go.

I had several irons in the fire this week, but the big news is, I'm coming down the home stretch on my Delectable Pathways quilt.

I got the top pretty much put together yesterday. I still have some appliqué to do on leaves that cross over seams. There are also two seams to sew, left…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Needles and Pins

Chugging away on the Delectable Pathways quilt:

This is the last of three panels, and I only have two more flowers left to appliqué. 

The Puyallup Socks are done and on my feet:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 18, 2014 at 8:33am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Grandpa's Little Dividend

As you know, our trip to Oregon was necessitated by the arrival of our fifth grandchild and third grandson.

It gave us an excuse to visit our younger son and his family. Soren (now a big brother) especially enjoyed feeding dog kibble to the pups. (He also fed some to…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 11, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—A Look Back, Part II: Quilting

Last week, we had a look at some of my older knitting projects. This week I'm going to show you some of my quilting projects from yesteryear, before I started my blog. Let's start with my first quilt ever...sort of:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 4, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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