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High Fiber—European Adventure

We're back from our trip, which included a Rhine River Cruise.

The Viking Sun was our ship. Crew and staff were outstanding, and we had a great time.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 36 Comments

High Fiber—Three Years Before the Mast

Ah, the call of the sea!

We should be ending up our visit in Finland and getting ready to return home right about now. Internet is unpredictable on our travels, so instead of my usual fiber fun I've written this blog post ahead of time about the three years we lived aboard a…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 20, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

High Fiber—To Everything There Is a Season....

A time to be born and a time to...dye. At my place, summer is a good time to dye using the method I like best. The sun-tea method with Kool-Aid and food coloring.

 

I'm…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Summer Reruns

I'm on vacation, so I have some special blog posts scheduled.

Today you will get to read more about our vacation in Oregon in July, 2011, which included the quilt show at Sisters on July 9th. You can see all my photos from this event …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Packing It In

I've been trying to finish projects I'll need for the trip we're taking next week, like the Navy iPad Tote Bag. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Fits and Starts

The Echo Flowers Shawl is finished and in use:

Here's a closeup of the edge detail:

The…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Cranking Away

This week I had my First Ladies Class at Davidene's. We made the Eleanor Roosevelt Block:



The book is Eleanor Burns' Tales of First Ladies. I love the fabrics Davidene picked for this project, and the designs in the book as well, but I'm not crazy about the piecing methods.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 15, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Giving in to Temptation

I couldn't keep from casting on the "Echo Flower Shawl."





I thought it might actually be useful this summer. I'm using Bare 100% Merino Lace Weight yarn from Knit Picks, and putting beads in where the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 8, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Fever

The Multi-scrap Scarf is coming along. Here it is with 30" completed:



Vintage Stichers met at my house this week, so I could get my turn in while there was little chance of snow and soon after my spring cleaning.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 1, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Heddles and Puddles

Well, I'm finally, finally, back to weaving. On Tuesday I rethreaded the heddles on my floor loom, using the warp that was already on the loom left over from a previous project.





I had to change the tie-up, too, to weave what I wanted, but it was easier than I thought it would be. I'm using…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 25, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Spinning My Wheel or Spinning My Wheels?

My mother had an expression she used when she felt like she had worked all day and hadn't accomplished anything. She said she felt as if she were spinning her wheels (and not the kind of wheels that produce yarn. That's how my week has been.





However, I did get some work done on my First Ladies Quilt. The…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 18, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Old and New, Shake and Twirl

Joanie and I went to the Acorn Antique Show in Ogden, Saturday, with her companion, Ana.





We had lunch at the Union train station, as usual, at the Union Grill. Joanie presented me with a boy sheep and a girl sheep for Mothers' Day. I took this selfie with my two new…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 11, 2015 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Basking in the Sun

We were getting ready to leave for a camping trip, when I received this in the mail:





Stroll Sock yarn in WhiteDogwood Heather and Dandelion, and Stroll Brights in Pucker for our trip this summer. Kookaburra Wool Wash and the 2 oz bottle of the same to take on our…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Selling Knitted Items on Social Media

If you have created a business from selling your knitted items, it inevitably won’t be long before you turn to social media. While you can sell your stuff on good sites like Etsy and Ravelry, or even through setting up your own website like Little Lamb Wool have done, using social media can really help get your stuff noticed. No longer just a platform for…

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Added by George Watts on April 29, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

High Fiber—Done With Winter, For Now....

The weather has warmed up a bit, and our bulbs are emerging.

We also have daffodils, as do our neighbors. The ski resorts closed after Sunday's operation. Soon they will gear up for taking mountain bikers up the hill to ride down. DGD1 brought home her snowboard and boots…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

Popular Knits for 2015

When it comes to knitting, we all imagine our grandmother sitting in the old, but comfortable armchair, making you another Christmas sweater, like the one Ron used to get from Mrs. Weasley for every holiday. But in the last couple of years, knitting has become one of the most popular activities for relaxing, so many young people spend their free time making themselves original pieces of clothing. However, it is not all about mittens and hats, as this little craft has evolved, and not only…

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Added by Olivia Still on April 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Fine Finishes

The April Sunshine Socks are finished and on my feet.





The pattern is "Sunshine" from Sock Innovation by Cookie A. Yarn Regia 4-fädig in "00017." I plan to make most of the socks from this…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 20, 2015 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

High Fiber—Short and Sweet, and To the Point

This week saw the center of Pine Burr quilt finished.



Not too much else got done this week while I worked to put the blocks together. However, after all the work to paper-piece the blocks and larger cornerstones, it felt good to get it put together. This quilt is going to be way too big for my design…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing, Starting and the Progress In-between

The Johan Socks are finished and on my feet!





As mentioned in my March 23rd blog post, I made the bottom of the heels double-stranded. The yarn is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Nonfat Jelly Rolls?

Well, some of them included fats (fat quarters)...cut into 2.5" strips. But you could make all these with Jelly Rolls, the non-fattening kind.





Members of Vintage Stitchers have been making quilts from Pam and Nicky Lintott's…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

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