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Official winter is still 38 days away, but we have it already. I have to console myself with memories of fall colors, like this custom-dyed fiber:

It's called "Autumn in Park City." The fiber was dyed by AlohaBlu inspired by a photo I took of local fall colors. You can find her Etsy shop here.

The photo that inspired the colors is in my September 26th blog
here.

Here's what we have instead:

The usual neighbors have been out. (This was after a previous storm.)

Before the storm came, I got to Vintage Stitchers, where Julie brought back a quilt to Barbara, all quilted. It's the pinwheel quilt.

Barbara had another one to hand over for quilting.

I've been getting some knitting done:

It's the kilt hose for DH from the class I took at Sock Summit taught by Mary Scott Huff called "Kilt by Association." I didn't really have the right needles with me, so I ended up frogging the little bit I did in class and CO again. During our recent trip, I got lots of knitting done, but couldn't try them on the recipient, who was driving when I got to the point where I thought it was time to start the heel. I put that one aside and CO another one. Now I'm doing the first foot. In the photo you can see the sock on the right with the heel flap almost done and the lace edge turned down. The other sock shows the lace edge turned up, revealing the ribbing where the garter goes.

The iPad had problems again. This time I talked with a senior advisor, who decided it was because the backup was corrupted. We chose to sync without using the backup, and loaded the categories of data (photos, apps, audio, video, etc.) manually. It worked, and the iPad has been working great for several days now.

I missed church this week because of the snow.
It continued all morning and into the afternoon, so it was a good idea to stay home. Getting out of my neighborhood is the hardest, but a lot of other drivers aren't ready for winter. At least I'm not hearing the skiers complain that we aren't going to get enough snow in time for the ski areas to open. It's why we live here!

For the Daphne fan club:

I have been thinking about my blog lately. It seems a lot like a photo diary. It's fun to go back a couple of years and check out what I was up to then.

What's on my needles: Kilt hose, Prayer Cardi.
What's on my iPad: Just finished D. E. Stevenson's The Two Mrs. Abbotts and have started Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Also happy to listen to The Knit Wits Podcast again. Have a listen. The interview with Poppa Button was hilarious!
What's my app of the week: This week I'm really happy for my Photogene for iPad app. Photogene2 for iPhone just came out, and it brings the iPhone version up to the capabilities of the iPad version and improves the usability with the small screen. I've had the benefits of the improved version for some time.
What's in my wine glass: Flip Flop Pinot Noir 2010. Very nice! (And I won't flip-flop on that opinion!)

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. (I used the Notes app to write it.) 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: Snow, children, iPad, knitting, quilts

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Comment by cherylbwaters on November 17, 2011 at 11:52am

Jo, I was wondering the same thing!

Comment by KnitterGirl39 on November 17, 2011 at 10:36am

Love your blog as usual - so full of wonderful pictures!  Love the quilting detail on the pinwheel quilt.  :)

Comment by KnitWhich? on November 17, 2011 at 7:57am

Deb, when you say Truck 1, Moose 0, do you mean the moose missed the truck?  I hope so!

Comment by KnitWhich? on November 17, 2011 at 7:56am

Yup.  When I used to ski, I loved the snow -- on the slopes.  Never liked it when it turned to ice, though.

Christina did a gorgeous job on that roving!

Barbara is certainly a prolific quilter, and she does gorgeous work, as does Julie.

Those kilt hose are gorgeous.  I need to do a pair for my DH, but haven't found a pattern for them.  I have a book about the different designs that they used, but it doesn't really have a pattern to follow.

And, as always, the star of the blog is Daphne!  She is growing so fast!

Comment by deb reeb on November 17, 2011 at 4:02am

oops!

...and the socks and quilts are amazing as usual! And Daphne is adorable!

I enjoy seeing all the goodies/updates on your posts  :)

Comment by deb reeb on November 17, 2011 at 3:59am

Peggy, I was just reading a few posts here that I missed; you'd mentioned that a moose is dangerous and a person shouldn't go near them....according to my hubby and FIL, don't even try to drive past them!  They were on their way to Canada when a moose (that was way off the road near the trees and not in any danger) CHARGED the truck they were driving!  

Truck:1  Moose: 0    

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 16, 2011 at 5:46am
Thanks, Janice!
Comment by Janice Aitkens on November 16, 2011 at 5:36am

What weather it does look nice especially when sitting at home in the warm we don't have snow in fact our temps are still above what we expect this time of year

Lovely yarn & socks & i do really love the quilts

Hugs Janice

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 14, 2011 at 7:36pm
"Fairy Godknitters!" We forget sometimes, too. EZ has some good suggestions about how to count sts on your swatch. She has you measure 3" (many patterns call for 4" or 10 cm) and put a pin in the swatch at 0" and again at 3". Then you count the sts. It makes it easier to count if you have a place to stop and start. Count the Vs as one st. You should count a partial st, too. Then you can divide by the 3" (or 4") to give you the sts/in. Don't round off.
I'm glad you picked up on my subtle humor. I don't do subtle very well. I'm practicing.
Comment by Buffy Joseph on November 14, 2011 at 5:21pm

"but couldn't try them on the recipient, who was driving when I got to the point where I thought it was time to start the heel."

Ha! I think you made the right choice there - having him try on the socks while driving would probably not have been a good idea! :)

That snow is amazing! We are barely having rain here. Still, I think I'd rather look at your pictures than try to drive around in it.

Love the quilts, but love the Daphne picture even more. And that batting - gorgeous.

I started swatching for my sweater. I'm having trouble counting the stitches in my swatch - every time I count I get a different number. Maybe I should post on the Fairy Knitmother's area? (or whatever it's called - sorry, I forgot).

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