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Peggy Stuart's Blog – February 2009 Archive (7)

The Truth About UFOs!

I have been to Area 51, and it's true! We are inundated with UFOs. At least at my house! Such as:

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This is the the sleeveless Fair Isle cardigan from Ann Feitelson's The Art of Fair Isle Knitting. I'm using Jamieson & Smith's Shetland 2-ply jumper wool. It's for my DH, and probably next on my list to finish. I was waiting for a demo on steeks, which we… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 27, 2009 at 8:13am — 13 Comments

And the Winner is...the Thrift-store Cardigan!

You may have seen me in my Fair-Isle cardigan on my blog and during the Speed-knitting KAL. People have asked me if I knitted it myself. No, it was a thrift-store find for $5.

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I was looking for a stranded knit to felt and make a bag out of, when I was attracted by the colors in this cardigan. When I took it off the rack, I realized that it would probably fit me (it… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 22, 2009 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

KP Duty--a Part of Knitting!

Yes, KP duty is an important part of knitting! I keep in touch with my knitting group by e-mail between meetings, which we have once a month. That means I do a lot of knitting in front of my laptop, connected to the internet.

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One advantage of the knitting group is that when one of us wants to order something from Knit Picks--say an inexpensive item, like one… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 19, 2009 at 1:58pm — 8 Comments

First Spinning Group Meets Friday the 13th!

Last Friday we held the first meeting of our spinning group. This group grew out of our knitting group and will meet the second Friday afternoon in members homes. (The knitters meet the last Friday afternoon.)

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The first one was at my house, because I had to bake bread for a silent auction held that evening and couldn't leave home. (If you look carefully at the… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 17, 2009 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Starting a Knitting Group

My knitting group grew out of a quilting group that I started several years ago and a sock class we held about a year ago. We meet once a month in members' homes. (We haven't had an LYS here until recently.)

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It's good to get together and share ideas and help each other. For example, one of our members did a steek demo. I demonstrated Kitchener st another time. We… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 15, 2009 at 3:17pm — 4 Comments

What I Learned from the Hemlock Ring Speed-knitting KAL

It was a crazed three days and two nights! I had a great time, and was pleased to come in third. At 66, I was probably one of the oldest participants. On the other hand, I'm retired, with no small children living at home (unless you count my DH and two wonderful mini-poos.) I learned some things from the contest, some things from the Hemlock Ring project and some things from the experience as a whole. Here's my Hemlock Ring, enjoying time with the family--…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 6, 2009 at 8:03am — 8 Comments

Finished!

Now that there is no rush, here is the last photo of my work in progress, before blocking:

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The blocked (but not dry) version is:

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This was a lot of fun. I worked as hard as I could, but still couldn't beat Cristi-Lael, and I… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 4, 2009 at 4:26pm — 4 Comments

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