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As if the wedding a week ago wasn't enough, the days that followed included a variety of fiber events that place high on what would be my bucket list.

Tuesday, Eevi Emminger, founder of Mitts of Steal, and I went to the Beaverton Fresenius Clinic to deliver fingerless mitts to patients there.

Wednesday, new DIL and I went to Crafts Americana to visit the office of Knit Picks and Connecting Threads.

We left our campsite in Tualatin on Thursday, on our way to Sisters for the final big fiber event, the town's annual Quilt Show, held on Saturday.

I have a lot more to say about all three events, and more photos to show, so watch this spot in the next few weeks.

These weren't the only fiber activities, of course. I have been fitting in some spinning while camping, trying to participate in Tour de Fleece by spinning every day.

Today is a day of rest, so I'm knitting instead. I should have something to show next week.

We have also been taking lots of photos on our hikes with the pups. It's fun to explore a new part of the country. I'll tell about some of those, too.

For fans of Daphne, here's a shot of her wearing her Peapod Cardi.

All family members who traveled to Oregon are safely home. Happy one-week anniversary to Peter and Alexa!

What's on my needles: Daphne's Bees' Knees cardigan from Mary Scott Huff's The New Stranded Colorwork. Still working on DBIL's Aran cardigan, but waiting for a fitting. Ready to CO another pair of mitts for Mitts of Steal. It will be pair #13.  Pair #11 was given away hot off the needles, so I have no photo, but another pair is having its ends woven in, so I should get a photo of that.
What's on my wheel: Food coloring dyed wool roving from KP. Two bobbins done, and ready to start the third tomorrow.
What's in my hoop: It's at home, but I'm assuming the languishing quilt is still in it. I need to get busy!
What's on my spindles: Still the Ashford Mulberry on my Golding and the Louet Corriedale on my KP Turkish drop spindle, which has been going with me on hikes. I'm planning on trying out my new tiny supported spindle tomorrow, using some fiber left over from the Pacapoo hat.
What's on my iPad: From the Nook app, I'm reading Scandal on Rincon Hill: A Sarah Woolson Mystery by Shirley Tallman. From Audible, I have been listening to The Shelters of Stone by Jean Auel, and DH and I have finished The Dead Town by Dean Koontz, the last of the Frankenstein series. Very entertaining, all.
What's my app of the week: Autoharp, for a little playing around the campfire, no tuning required!
What's in my wine glass: Charles Shaw Shiraz, plentiful here in Oregon!

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. No other computer, not even my treasured MacBook, was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by cherylbwaters on July 15, 2011 at 11:07pm
Excellent idea, AB.
Comment by wendy on July 15, 2011 at 10:39pm
Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!  I'm looking forward to hearing about the rest of your travels. 
Comment by EmilyVictoria on July 15, 2011 at 7:35pm
Daphne looks so adorable in her peapod cardigan!  And who was the brave soul who mounted the quilts on the outside of that building?  I love the look, but just thinking about it is making me dizzy.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 14, 2011 at 6:27pm
Thanks for the comments, everyone! I'm home and playing catch up!
Comment by angelkarhu on July 14, 2011 at 3:14pm

7 years! For petes sake take a vacation or do something nice for yourself so it feels like a vacation. I'd go nuts if it had been that long. Even if $ is tight cook something from somewhere else that you would eat on a vacation, and dress up, put on some music from a vacation spot and save dishes for morning.
Comment by Joan on July 14, 2011 at 2:44pm
I love reading your blogs
Comment by angelkarhu on July 13, 2011 at 3:18pm
Wheres my sun Peggy? I think you unwittingly took it home with you. As soon as you left the Portland area it got colder and colder and now its raining again!
Comment by Mrs. K on July 12, 2011 at 12:01am
What a lovely blog, Peggy. Just lovely. I know this hasn't anything to do with knitting, but I just love the picture of you and the pooches hiking best. What a lovely shot and peaceful time this must have been. Looking forward to seeing you when the two of us (you and me) are back :)
Comment by parisribbons on July 11, 2011 at 4:05pm


I haven't had a vacation for 7 years but I travel with you vicariously and I love the 

places we go. Daphne in her Peapod - what can I say? Perfection! It sounds like

we're having a marvelous time.   ♥♥♥♥♥  Judith

Comment by cherylbwaters on July 11, 2011 at 2:07pm

Peggy, even on the go, you have managed a pack filled week!

BTW, Angela, you are looking terrific!

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