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A Fond Farewell

Does anyone not know that the Knitting Community is closing? It's so sad, but there is life after the Knitting Community. You can find us over on Ravelry at The Frog Prince and his Knitting Community Orphans, a Ravelry group/forum. We have been transferring tips and tricks posted here to that location and have threads for most of the things we discussed here. We will be adding more.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 12, 2016 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

A Cozy Nest

As you know, this social website is closing, although Knit Picks lovely fibers, yarns, notions, books and other toys we enjoy will still be available and the store open for business.

As sad as that is, all is not lost. We now have a cozy nest for "orphans" of the Knitting Community over on Ravelry here:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 5, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments

New Life

There is life after the Knitting Community. In case you missed it, we have a new Ravelry group: "The Frog Prince and His Knitting Community Orphans."

I hope you will come find us there.

As I'm not posting my blog here anymore, you can find it on Quilt With Us, …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 28, 2016 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

All Good Things--

Hi, folks! Well, this has been a week. I'm not posting my blog here today, but the exact same thing (I promise!) can be found on Quilt With Us and Blogger. There's some knitting, as there almost always is, but also a message about the impending end of our favorite website and the search…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 21, 2016 at 8:48am — 5 Comments

High Fiber—New Inspirations

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 14, 2016 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Topping Off

A couple of weeks ago this pattern fell into my cart in the Ravelry store.

First, about the shoes Dolly is wearing with this outfit: Someone on Ravelry saw my black-and-white oxfords and tried to order…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 7, 2016 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Taking the Leap

You may remember from last week that I had designed a simple doll dress (Everyday Play) using self-striping yarn.

The design now has a jacket to go with it. You can find it here.

Dolly’s version is a little…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 29, 2016 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—The Pitter-patter of Little Patterns

I’ve published a pattern on Ravelry, the first I’ve actually uploaded myself.

It’s for a doll, hence the “little.” Here’s the back:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 22, 2016 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—It’s a Whirl

Last weekend’s Spin Along resulted in some interesting yarn:

The roving (fiber) was AlohaBlu’s Targhee "Saturated Spring,” 2 oz. The result is more or less DK-worsted. I got 108 yds, Navajo-plied to show off…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 15, 2016 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

High Fiber—Groundhogs, Wheels and Bowls

Last Monday the American Girl Knitters Ravelry group started its February knit along (KAL).

We were given a discount on any pattern by Una Hendry (from lots of choices) and had to finish one item from any of the patterns, post in the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 8, 2016 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

Reminder: SpinAlong Starts Tomorrow!

At noon Friday, February 5th (tomorrow), in your time zone our Spin Along starts.

Bring your fiber, your wheel, spindle or spinning device of your choice and join in. 

No other requirements than that you have a good time spinning for however much time you can devote to it. If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 4, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Crossing Threads

Dolly's bed is finished:

I used a Sterilite Underbed Box 28 Qt., Model #1846 DH found at Walmart for $4.38. To keep the mattress from sinking into the depression when Dolly lies down, I cut a piece of an old political sign the same size as the mattress, which is 16 X 23”, 1” foam (left over from…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 25, 2016 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Mostly Beds

Vintage Stitchers is meeting again after the holidays.

I took my finished Kaleidoscope quilt top to lay out on Janet’s lovely big floor. Most of the fabrics for this quilt are from Connecting Threads Kaleidoscope line, but a few from my stash thrown in. The background fabric is Kona Snow.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 18, 2016 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—January Projects

Common Threads met at Margareth's on Thursday.

Three of our members have been participating in a class at Davidene’s called “Stitching Society.” I’ve shown off some of their projects previously. Janet is working…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 11, 2016 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

February 2016 Spin Along

Politicians spin.

Athletes spin.

Why spend time flapping your jaws or paying for a gym membership when you can have lots more fun spinning with us? 

Where? Right here, in the Knitting Community Spin Along.

When? Noon on Friday, February 5 - noon on Monday, February 8, 2016, in whatever time zone you're in.

Equipment: Spindle or wheel. (If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 7, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

High Fiber—The Power, Light and Heat

We’ve had very cold temps, hovering around 0°. Squeekers found some sun to warm up in on the back deck.

Sunny’s flat screen had good reception until it got dark. (It’s mostly bird and squirrel shows, but she enjoys them.)…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 4, 2016 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Want More Snow? Nah!

The Dolly Does Dinner outfit for Dolly is coming along. Here it is, dress knitting done:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Peace to All

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.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Sweat Shop

Poor dolly is nekkid. All her clothes have gone to her as-yet-unnamed counterpart in Wisconsin. She looked good in the outfits before she got stripped down, though.

The Aran pullover I had so much trouble with came out nicely in the end. It’s the”Fisherman Knit Sweater” from …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—All Dolled Up

Most of my fiber time this week was spent making clothes for an 18" Madame Alexander doll, whom I've named Dolly. (Creative, right?) I finished the cardigan. Here it is on the model:

I couldn't get Dolly to hold onto the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 7, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

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