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The two days it took to get home from Indiana provided great knitting time!

 

I made good progress on the Dogwood Blossoms sweater, about 1" of the pattern. I put it on two circs, so you can see the pattern better. It's great entertainment, making the miles whiz by! The two markers in the middle mark the front steek.

I didn't take the diaper bag with me, but it will be quick to finish. I'm on the I-Cord handles. You'll notice I'm making the handles using only the interchangeable needle tips, in this case my Zephyrs from Knit Picks. I use the working end of the tip to knit with, knitting off of the end that connects to the cable. It works better with no cable for this job. No need to slide the sts down a long cable.

 

The pattern is the Montana Eco Tote from Tahki Stacy Charles. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes bulky in Porcini and Navy. The fabric is for the lining. I'll be putting in interfacing, to keep the bag fairly stiff. This is the same felted bag I made for Daphne two years ago. She shares it with her little brother now.

I also have started an appliqué project. It's a dragon block for a quilt for the recipient of the felted diaper bag above. It should keep me busy after I finish the diaper bag.

My light table is a piece of heavy frosted plexiglass on top of a former bathroom cabinet we had replaced. DH removed the top and put in a shelf a few inches below to hold two fluorescent under-counter lights. Works great! My cutting mat goes on top of it, so it doubles as a cutting table for quilting.

For you Daphne fans, you now get double the pleasure! Here is Daphne with little Zachary. She was trying to show him how to lie on the floor and how to roll over. 

 


What's on my needles:Lots and lots! The Dogwood Blossoms cardigan, my Fiji socks and the diaper bag, not to mention various UFOs.

What's on my iPad: Dreams From My Fatherby Barack Obama, the audiobook read by the author, borrowed from the library. It's a very interesting and entertaining book.

What's my app of the week: Photogene, which is a simple app for processing photos. With the visits the past few weeks, I've done a lot of photo processing!
What's in my wine glass: Crane Lake Malbec 2010, one of our favorites.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Tags: appliqué, baby, colorwork, felting, knitting, quilting, tote

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 6, 2012 at 6:00pm

He'll be a month old in a couple of days. I've been wondering the same thing! Hope to have some photos of him awake soon! I hope he isn't going to take after his doggie relatives and not open his eyes until he's ready to walk!

Comment by parisribbons on May 6, 2012 at 5:05pm

Yes, Peggy - I did get them and they are precious. Does Zachary ever

open his eyes?   --  Judith

Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 5, 2012 at 5:26pm
Thanks! I sent you a couple of photos of the kids by email. Did you get them?
Comment by parisribbons on May 5, 2012 at 1:16pm

Peggy,

Your blog is spectacular as usual but best of all is the gratuitous baby/toddler

picture. It is just precious! Your blog is a high point of my week. Thank you.

  --- Judith

Comment by Beverly Roberts on May 1, 2012 at 7:11am

Dogwood blossoms looking great!  Love x 100 that dinosaur fabric :)) The photo of Daphne and Zachary is precious!  And the light table, oh my!

Comment by cherubhmm on May 1, 2012 at 1:33am
Oh those children are adorable! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement your blog always gives!
Comment by CamillaInTheDesert on April 30, 2012 at 9:05pm

Beautiful grandbabies Peggy...and as always your knitting is the envy of us all.

 

Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 30, 2012 at 7:07pm

Everything is gorgeous... but I just read your blogs for the baby pics...LOL 

Comment by bobbieacuti on April 30, 2012 at 4:59pm

 

I love the applique!  I've always been a big fan of dragons. 

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 30, 2012 at 1:46pm

What a good use for a light table! I'll have to try that!

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