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High Fiber—Bare Bones Dismantle

Halloween is nearly upon us! Was it worth waiting for?

I'll let you know next week. Something that I've been waiting for...although I still have some meat on my bones...was definitely worth it. Remember when I got the loom for my birthday, and we had to wait "for the snow to melt" to move it around…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

High Fiber—Spooky Times, Good Times.

The scarf I wove for my friend Rebecca is finished.

I hope to be able to give it to her this week. Rebecca let all the Vintage Stitchers go through the bins of fat quarters she wanted to unload, and we each came away with a pile of very nice quilting fabric. Later, she gave me a big…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

Confession: I am a male knitter

Have you ever noticed there aren't many knitters (let alone male knitters) knit in public anymore?

Commuting almost every day for 2 hours on the Long Island Railroad really turns my knitting-as-a-hobby to a little knitting factory.



Many of the knitters on Ravelry asked if i have a blog so they can know what i have been knitting and updates on my original…

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Added by Matthew Lau on October 19, 2013 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

Hand Warmers - quick and easy, knit or crochet

This weekend I began working on mittens again because it's that fall time of year when your hands start looking for warmer places to hide in.

But mittens are hard to hold your phone in, your steering wheel, cups or coffee or hot chocolate. So I began experimenting with fingerless version and wow, it was easy peasy and each one only took 30 minutes to make!

There is the crocheted version which is really quick, works up in the round.

Here are pictures of crocheted and knit…

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Added by Lisa Simmons on October 14, 2013 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Quilt Shop, Quilt Show and Fun With Friends

Big news! We finally have a local quilt shop with the opening of Davidene’s Quilt Shop just a few minutes from my home!

One of the great things about this quilt shop is the fact that they sell Connecting…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 14, 2013 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

change in the weather

We are finally getting some cooler weather. Tropical Storm Karen was less dramatic than our typical afternoon thunderstorms during the summer, but still managed to inspire the feeling of anticipation that precedes hurricanes. It did make for a good knitting weekend. We had lovely soccer weather. I was able to get some knitting time in at my DD soccer game last weekend. It was just a wash cloth, yet it still sparked some conversation. Perhaps I will end up luring more people to the dark side.… Continue

Added by Julie Prerost on October 9, 2013 at 8:07am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Learning New Things

In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen

We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Cold Weather, Good Life!

Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.

We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five  days of  light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 30, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Every Way Wrap

I need help. I am attempting to make the Every Way Wrap.I have done up to and completed the first row of the cable panel and the remainder of that row. My problem is the next row. It says "keep 1 stitch inside garter edging at end of RS rows and beginning of WS rows in rev St".I'm not sure what exactly I'm suppose to do. Can anyone help me before I give up?

Added by D'Arlene Cameron on September 23, 2013 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

High Fiber—Terrible or Terrific Technology?

Common Threads met at Georgette’s on Thursday. Georgette is working on her second Mother Bear Project bear:

Lynda finished her sheep baby sweater:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 23, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

When will it feel like Autumn

Since moving to the southern US, I have adapted to many things. I can wear jeans in ungodly heat and humidity, I have developed a deep fondness for cheese-grits, potato salad in gumbo, and shaved ice the Louisiana way (with condensed milk in it). I have even picked up some of the phrases. I have adopted enough of the the southern ways that many of my southern friends often forget I'm a Yankee and complain about Northerners in front of me. When I remind them of this they tell me that I've… Continue

Added by Julie Prerost on September 20, 2013 at 7:40pm — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Amazing!

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday at Barbara's. She was trying to get some advice about her new batik quilt.

The pattern is a "block of the month" (BOM) from Kreative Threads. The pattern name is “Bits and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Book Review: Lace One-Skein Wonders

Lace One-Skein Wonders 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace by Judith Durant

This follows the series of one skein wonders, in different formats: knit, crochet and now lace.

Love the sections, broken up into: head to toe( has things for heads, hands and feet), knits…

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Added by jbarr on September 10, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Product Reviews   Since I became a Knit Picks customer and fan of the KP Knitting Community in 2008, I have really enjoyed the wonderful products, services and tools provided by …

Blue Lake Knitting – Product Reviews

 

Since I became a Knit Picks customer and fan of the KP Knitting Community in 2008, I have really enjoyed the wonderful products, services and tools provided by KP. 

Part 1: Pendleton Needle Cast.

When I purchased my first Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles, I was amazed at how easy and comfortable they were to use.  No other knitting needle I’ve tried since has…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 10, 2013 at 10:09am — 24 Comments

High Fiber—Beautiful Bears, Bigger Blankets, Beautiful Ballads and Budget Books

Joanie has finished another bear for the Mother Bear Project:

You can just see the petticoat with a picot edge peeking out from under the skirt. (Joanie is a fantastic designer.) These bears go to children who have HIV/AIDS, mostly in African…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2013 at 8:32am — 64 Comments

Book Review: Great Little Gifts to Knit 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns by Jean Moss

Little Gifts to Knit 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns by Jean Moss

This colorful illustrated book about quick gifts you can make has so many adorable ideas.

The first section is baby and not only does it have the tiny caps but also an illusion afghan. The directions are charted and row by…

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Added by jbarr on September 3, 2013 at 5:36am — No Comments

High Fiber—Cloudy Days; Bright Colors, Kids and Pets

Have I been busy? Isn't it Labor Day? The placemats are coming along:

The yellow is the center of the placemat. I'm using Dishie worsted in Fiesta RedConchClementine and Creme Brûlée, with just a touch of Swan.
The Waffle Sweater is…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 66 Comments

High Fiber—Small, Beautiful World!

On Wednesday, Karan and I went to Joanie's to help her with her paper-pieced pine-tree blocks.

She has such an aesthetically pleasing work space! Here's what it looked like when we arrived:…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 26, 2013 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

Book Review: Handknit Holidays Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice by Melanie Falick

Handknit Holidays Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice by Melanie Falick

30 different artists have contributed to this book. The book sounds like one I am hoping will lead me to this upcoming season of cold weather. Starts…

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Added by jbarr on August 24, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Book Review Knit Christmas Stockings

 

 

Knit Christmas Stockings, 2nd Edition

19 Patterns for Stockings and Ornaments by Gwen W. Steege

Love the different samples shown before the books chapters. Gives you an idea of what the book has to offer.

Ornaments are the cutest ever and I love the other patterns,…

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Added by jbarr on August 21, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

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