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High Fiber— Holiday Fun, Part 1

We had a great Christmas visit in Wisconsin.

It was a white Christmas, and when it wasn't too cold, we had some play time.

The presents were lovely. For example, here's my Fabric Haul, part one. (More coming during a shopping trip to Kokomo/Indianapolis.)…


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

Post Christmas:

After a lovely Christmas with number one son, I am back home and deciding what colour to choose for my cowl that I will start in the New Year.    I didn't get any wool for Christmas and no gift cards either.   I didn't expect any, so wasn't disappointed.

I started knitting myself a cardigan two days before Christmas with wool from my stash…


Added by Hazel Donner on December 28, 2013 at 12:42am — No Comments

Can we cast on yet?

Happy Holidays Everybody!

I know...i know it's been a while since my last post but these past couple of weeks has been crazy/hectic/sense-of-contentment/exciting. Remember in my last post I was speed knitting 7 hats? For some reason that turns into 13 (and counting). Now all of the guys from my studio at school are really warm as we have been experiencing some nasty weather here in New York. I am not gonna post all of the…


Added by Matthew Lau on December 27, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

High Fiber—Merry Christmas 2013

Wishing you all peace on Earth...

...and the best of holiday joys with family and friends, good food and music!

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 23, 2013 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Getting there................

19th December and I am almost ready for the big day.

Christmas tree is now in place and all decorated with lights and baubles.    It is not as big as we used to have with only hubby and me to look at it, we have kept it smaller.  It has a lovely shape and looks nice.…


Added by Hazel Donner on December 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

High Fiber—Ready for Christmas!?

Soren's Green Pastures cardigan is progressing nicely. It should be ready for Christmas or shortly after. 

It doesn't look too different from the same stage of Daphne's, although it's a size smaller. …


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 16, 2013 at 8:00am — 48 Comments

Getting into Christmas....

As Christmas looms nearer I have managed to collect a Christmas Tree and it is outside waiting to come in and be decorated.    Good job I got one now because the shops are beginning to sell out.

I am busy knitting away; a Cardigan for Catherine.   I want it long to her skirt length so she can feel all cosy in it and maybe use is a coat.   A…


Added by Hazel Donner on December 10, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

High Fiber—Cold and Colds, Mishaps and Repairs

It's been a hard week in the mountains of Utah. The weather was part of it. 

That was taken Wednesday. We had several more inches over the weekend. I had to turn off the alerts on my weather app, because it kept waking me up at night and annoying me during the daytime. (As if I couldn't just…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 9, 2013 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Rolling Over and Over in My Gravy.

What a week! Soren and his entourage came for Thanksgiving, since we won't be able to be together for Christmas this year. 

I spent most of the week cooking and cleaning. The kids arrived Wednesday night, and we had Thanksgiving dinner early in the evening on Thanksgiving. The dinner…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

Hush Hush

I know it's been a while since my last post. But i have been super busy with schools as the semester is about to finish.

That being said, this Thanksgiving weekend is perfect for some relaxing time and knitting.

My Oh-so-expanding-Christmas-knitting list is getting lonnnnnnnnnger. I promised to all of the guys at the percussion studio for some hats. As the matter of fact over this weekend, I finished two hats already and i am dying to post the pictures here but i want…


Added by Matthew Lau on December 1, 2013 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

High Fiber—High in the Clouds

It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front. 

The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Classy Clasps and Shifty Shafts

Last weekend was the rug weaving class with Jason Collingwood, "Four-end Blockweaves." 

We met at the Officer's Club at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City. The class was sponsored by the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild.



Added by Peggy Stuart on November 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Blue Lake Knitting – Where did the summer go? (Is it winter already??? )


As with many of us bloggers, I always have good intentions… seriously good intentions… I plan on blogging once a week, and always to have something new to show, since I knit, spin, weave and dye my own yarn and fibers, there is always something to talk about… after all, I belong to both a knitting group (Needles and Hooks) AND the Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild. 

My spring started out a bit bad… had to have foot surgery, and was laid up several weeks recuperating from…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on November 17, 2013 at 4:06pm — 30 Comments

Sweater Frenzy

These two weeks had been cramped with back-to-back concerts + rehearsals; plus having to finish a 20-page paper in 3 days, in knitters term : MAJOR de-stressing knitting time. So what have I accomplished? Finished the sleeves of my Icelandic sweater, woven in all of the ends and block it. (Blocking means washing and just let it dry).…


Added by Matthew Lau on November 12, 2013 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

Winter is coming

I don't mean in a Fire and Ice series sort of way. We are finally getting a bit of cooler weather down here. Last time I wrote I had managed to pack what I needed to start a number of turtle shell fingerless mitts out of Twirl. I managed to crank out 4 pairs. I did find that once I pulled out my knitting in the comfort of my hotel room, that I had somehow failed to pack the the pattern. It was almost one of those "forgot to hook up the doll" moments from Weird Science. I was able to download… Continue

Added by Julie Prerost on November 11, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Warped in Mind, Body and Looms

The first Waffle Scarf is coming along. I warped the loom for three, if things work out.

Of course, if I run out of weft (not likely) I can switch to a different yarn, but there should be enough warp for three. It's a waffle pattern normally used for dish towels. I found it on…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 11, 2013 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

Embrace the Bulk

It seems that the majority of many fashion trends are about skinny fit snug fit garment, for those who know me personally I am an absolute advocate for the skinniest shirts, most tapered jeans. It is fairly difficult for me to find a sweater that fits me perfectly in the stores, especially most mens size S or even XS are too baggie on me.
This week on my knitting needles I am knitting myself (about time right!) a traditional Icelandic sweater in a bulky gauge (3.25 sts per…

Added by Matthew Lau on November 4, 2013 at 8:12pm — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Winter Already?

On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!

This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.

We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

Caution: Don't Feed the Knitter

It's finally getting colder out here on the East Coast. The fall colors here are absolutely stunning and inspiring.

Obviously I love to knit in public, especially when you have 4 hours everyday on the train.

I do not mind people come up to me and…


Added by Matthew Lau on October 28, 2013 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

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…


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

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