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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

It was a real Snow Job, and that's no Blarney!

It all started not quite two weeks ago when I decided to take a look at what my friends on Ravelry were up to.  It had been a while since I had done that and thought I'd enjoy seeing what others had been working on.  It didn't take long before I came across this little beauty by NoKnitSherlock and fell-in-love!  You could say the 'dye was cast'.

I was very curious what she meant…


Added by wendy on March 23, 2015 at 3:09pm — 78 Comments

High Fiber—Blocks and Cables

The Pine Burr quilt is coming along. Here's Block 11:

And Block 12:

I should point out here…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—One FO (Finished Object) and Other Projects

The Brick Cardi is done, and it fits.

(I need to get another photo of it, as my shirt is peeking out below the top button, and I cut off the shoulders in this photo.)

Fresh off the needles, it had a nice bath in some Euclan, and then I pinned it on…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Wow, What a Week!

The Spin-in finished on Monday.

My fiber was 4 oz. of hand-painted Polwarth wool roving from Greenwood Fiberworks in "Lavender Hedgerow."

I was really out of practice, so this was good for me. I…


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

High Fiber—Spinning and Piecing

This week was taken up in part with quilting. Here is the third Pine Burr block:

And the fourth:

And the…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

Oh dear, where did the time go?!

Last time I blogged here, I was reporting that we had a new home on the horizon - nw I can report that all went well, and we've been in the new place for eight months!!  I really do need to make more of an effort to keep up with the blogging lark ;)

So, here's my latest attempt to keep in touch, and hopefully it will be more successful than last time [and the time before!] 

This year, I have a list.

This year, I'm going to cross things off my list, and really concentrate…


Added by Jacky on February 25, 2015 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Peggy Visits the Frog Pond

On the bright side, the first appliqué block of the First Ladies Quilt, the "Martha Washington Wreath," is finished.

There will be two of these, and I have started the second one. I'm using the needleturn method. My local quilt shop, …


Added by Peggy Stuart on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Already?

I've made progress on the Brick Cardigan this week:

However, I have also been trying to get some quilting in before the Spin-in scheduled for the end of this…


Added by Peggy Stuart on February 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Lent 2015

It's that time of the year again - Lent.

In the past few years, I've found lent really lovely in the run up to Easter, especially with the online prayer shawl group I'm in usually making a KAL / CAL for prayer shawls. It helps me remember what this season is about, remember the word and promise God gave me for the prayer shawl ministry (of one, at the time) at our church, and pass on the love that God put into my heart to share around.

This year, I've signed up for one prayer…


Added by Mrs. K on February 15, 2015 at 6:42am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Fun with Friends

Common Threads met out in Midway on Thursday.

Ginny is making progress on the hand-quilting of her pillow shams, and Lynda modeled her latest chapeau (another project for a friend).…


Added by Peggy Stuart on February 9, 2015 at 8:30am — 51 Comments

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