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Peggy Stuart's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

Living and Dyeing

Well, I finally did it, and here is the result:



KoolAid



This is the roving I dyed using Kool-Aid® and black food coloring. I chose to use Kool-Aid®, because I could see whether I liked doing it before going out in search of a pot and other equipment that would have to be dedicated to dyeing. Using Kool-Aid® and food coloring enabled me to use my big stew/pasta… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 27, 2009 at 9:41am — 15 Comments

Finally! A Photo of David Wearing His Cap!

I finally received a photo of David wearing his cap. You might remember the story of this cap...



David in Hat 3182009



The border of this cap is knitted around the circumference of the head. I used a smaller needle to get a tighter knit, and knit it to size. I picked up eight extra sts to make up for the 22” head size (pattern called for 20” head. David needed… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 19, 2009 at 7:35pm — 14 Comments

Entre Nous--Entrelac!

Well, I have a new addiction. I may have to give up wine entirely, and not just for Lent! Thanks, KP, for the Entrelac KAL! (BTW, "Entre nous" means "between you and me." That's about the limit of my French! I studied German.)



Entrelac6



I already have about 6" done. So much fun! First you make a row of half triangles. It looks really strange:…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 13, 2009 at 8:25pm — 12 Comments

Saving Money on Fiber Prep Equipment

As some of you may know, I have been learning to spin. A few weeks ago, I enrolled in an eight-class fiber-preparation course along with a couple of my spinning buddies, Linda and Lynda. The teacher raises her own sheep and sells the wool in various stages of readiness for knitting or weaving. Lynda has had the class before, and has accumulated some expertise which is helpful to the two of us who are newbies to spinning. During the last class, we were given a bunch of fiber to take home and… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 5, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

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