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High Fiber—In All Directions

The Tour de Fleece (TdF) continues. My third “bump” of Full Circle Roving is more than half done. This is the first bobbin of "Carmel."

The second bobbin is on the wheel.

In Bunny Suit progress, the right leg is done. The left leg has been cast on and a couple of inches finished.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—The Tour Continues....

After the first full week of the Tour de Fleece (TdF), my second “bump” of Full Circle Roving is finished. 

This was my exhausted wheel, Stanzi, a Kromski Sonata, who was ready to ply after a night’s rest. Here’s a look at my progress. (Notice she has her back to the TV.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Around and Around With Tour de Fleece...and Other Stuff

Tour de Fleece has begun. Here’s my first finished bobbin:

If you aren’t a spinner and don’t know about the Tour de Fleece, it’s a spinning activity that coincides with the Tour de France every year. We started Saturday. The one I’m participating in is on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 1, 2013 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing, Fulling and Phones.

My favorite project for this past week is still my woven bag, now with lining and in use as my handbag:

There’s even room for a small knitting project and my iPad, but the bag itself isn’t heavy. The handles came from Joann’s. The homespun lining came from my fabric…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 24, 2013 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

High Fiber—A-bobbin, A-weavin', A-spinnin' and A-quiltin'!

What a week! Julie brought this quilt of Barbara's to Vintage Stitchers on Thursday:

She had finished the quilting. Barbara inherited it from a friend who passed away.

Barbara also showed us this lovely confection she had just finished piecing/appliquéing.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2013 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

High Fiber—Fun Finishes

My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:

She brought it to Common Threads for show-and-tell. The pattern is "Bars of Gold" from Pam and Nicky Lintott's …
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Summer Here at Last!

Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture:

The fabric on the seat cushions and two of the pillows is UV outdoor fabric, so we can leave them out. The plain brown is not designed for outdoors, but I can take the pillows in at…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Memorial Day!

We had Vintage Stitchers at my house on Thursday. Barbara finished sewing the binding on this quilt while she was here.
Carol has been working on this "moment of insanity" quilt. (I've had several like that.) The reason it's a moment of insanity quilt is because she had no idea how many…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Adventures in Weaving and Other Fiber Fun

In spite of a busy week, there was some progress on several projects. The appliqué part of the Delectable Pathways quilt is coming along. 

I worked on it some during the Common Threads meeting, which took place at…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Comes to the Mountains!

Our daffodils bloomed just in time for Mother's Day!

The hummingbirds are back, too. The hiking trails are almost clear of snow. The mud is starting to dry on the trails, so we decided to take a hike in Toll Canyon, near our home, on Wednesday. It looked like a nice day when we started out, but it…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Ready, Sett, Warp!

Common Threads met at Georgette's this week, and we had some varied projects. Margareth had finished this woven wrap:

Janet had made progress on her Dogwood Blossoms sweater. The photo didn't turn out, so I'll have to show it another time. Lone was working on needle felting:…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 6, 2013 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Progress on All Fronts

I've been spinning some Knit Picks Full Circle Spinning Roving in various colors. Currently, I have "Pigeon" on the wheel. Here are all the colors together:

All that's missing from the photo is the fiber currently on the wheel (although you can see some of the pale-gray "Pigeon" already spun in the…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 27 Comments

High Fiber—Signs of Spring?!

Knit Picks had a sale I couldn't pass up! I've been spinning their Full Circle Spinning Roving for some time. I've started on the second bobbin (out of two) of "Fawn."
My plan is to weave a blanket…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Back in the Harnesses!

Common Threads met on Thursday. Brenda has two new grandchildren coming. This quilt is for the boy:

And here's the back:…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Mat Finish!

Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!

(My thanks to Angelkarhu, aka Angel Bear in the Knitting Community, for coming up with this suggestion. Her grandmother made something like this for use in the sauna.) I found the cutting instructions …
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—April Fool for Fiber

I've given up all my fiber fun so I can spend the time doing housework and keep my home spotless. Not!
The big quilting news for this week is that Julie finished quilting my Hexagon Quilt. I'm going to use it as a table topper for the little table in our living room, which is currently shoved…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 1, 2013 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—New Beginnings

My carpet warp came, along with five wooden bobbins for my boat shuttles, which I ordered from the Yarn Barn in Lawrence, Kansas. The bobbins will be used to make scarves out of my sock yarn (and other) stash:

I wasted no time getting my loom ready to go…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 25, 2013 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—So Many Projects, So Little Time!

In spite of my injuries, I made it to Vintage Stitchers this week.

Julie picked me up. She brought several quilts she had finished for members of the group. This hibiscus quilt was a kit Ellen bought in Hawaii. It's all batiks. Julie did a great job quilting…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Flipping Out!

I finished my first woven scarf:
If you look up close you can see very uneven selvedges and tension on the right end (where I started), but what you can see on the left side (where I finished) is my improvement as I went along. This scarf will be a great reminder of how far I've come! The second…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 30 Comments

High Fiber—Warp Drive or Impulse?

I started warping/dressing my loom on Sunday afternoon. Um...I made a few mistakes.

My mistakes:
1. I picked soft, thin, stretchy, clingy sock yarn for my warp for a nice scarf.
2. The pattern that was my inspiration called for two yards. I upped it to three to make the scarf…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

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