Still no sign of BS, but some of his layette is completed:
The Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is made from Swish DK in Grain Heather and Cinnamon (discontinued). The little hats are made from Stroll Sport in cork and Bare, Swish DK in Grain Heather and Swish Worsted in Hollyberry. The booties are in Stroll Sport in cork. The buttons on the BSJ are little… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 18, 2012 at 8:30am —
We're still at home, since BS hasn't put in his appearance this early, but we'll be taking off soon, regardless.
One of my projects this week was to finish the baby hat DGD1 started when she was here. I used it to teach her how to knit in the round, and then I continued it, but it has been… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 4, 2012 at 8:30am —
After circling the house for two weeks and unable to find a place to land, the Stork Delivery Service gave up and allowed the Easter Bunny to take over for an early Easter morning Delivery.
He arrived at 13 minutes after midnight on Easter morning. His weight was 8 lbs 4 oz and he measured 20.5 oz.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 9, 2012 at 8:30am —
I'm knitting little things:
It's a pair of socks for me, out of Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in "Fiji." The Dogwood Blossoms sweater is too difficult to work on with Miss Daphne in the room. She had to take each ball of yarn out of the bag, and a couple of times pulled the sts out of my needles. The socks are easier to hold onto and walk around… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 2, 2012 at 8:30am —
Daphne is fascinated by her new quilt.
It's the I Spy quilt I made for her. It was a special present for her, and the train quilt is for her brother, Zachary, who is due to arrive any time now, which is why we're in Wisconsin. She knew who we were, thanks to Skype.
We've been doing things with her. Daphne is such an angel, complete with halo!
Grandpa's 'puter is… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am —
You may remember this quilt I was making for Daphne.
I got it back from Julie, the professional quilter (Julie Thorum, email@example.com), and just finished sewing on the binding. It's an I Spy quilt. Each square has a picture of something she can identify and name. Julie quilted it… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 19, 2012 at 8:30am —
As I promised last week, here's a review of the Needlepoint Joint
in Ogden, Utah.
Joanie, Ellen and I stopped there after the Acorn Antique Fair. We always stop there when we can. Joanie was looking for yarn for a poncho with a cowl attached. The people who work there are very helpful. Continue
When you come in the door, you see a nice selection of bags and…
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 27, 2012 at 8:30am —
I'm making progress on Zachary's quilt.
The pattern is the Chiloquilters Train Quilt. They placed the trains in strips, but in my version, there will be two trains, each going around two sides of the quilt, with a "tunnel" between each, so four blocks by four blocks. I designed the "tunnel." The other blocks are from the original quilt. I'll… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 20, 2012 at 8:30am —
Since my last blog post, I have started two new knitting projects and made a start on Daphne's "I-spy" quilt.
If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 23, 2012 at 8:30am —
A while back over in the SAL, Nuttyknitter provided a link to Namaste Farms video of Tail Spinning. I became very interested. So I started looking at my stash… I had almost an ounce of Wensleydale locks, but I didn’t think it was quite enough to make any yarn.
Yesterday at our guild meeting, our guild leader Marlene brought me a gift of a one pound bag of Lincoln Locks. Not Wensleydale, but I think I can do it.
This is after I sorted the fiber and locks to get… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on July 11, 2011 at 6:39pm —
I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but a while ago I was getting quite overwhelmed with all my WIPs. My Mom noticed this and made the suggestion that I start limiting the new projects I add and start finishing up all the ones I already have going. I thought that was a brilliant plan (although a bit not so fun to stick to when you want to start somethig new right away....especially with all the cute new patterns out there) but I've been doing my best to… Continue
Added by Raili on February 15, 2011 at 12:01pm —
Now that I have your attention...
That's Gabriella. You have seen her before if you have read a previous blog post. She's the orphaned baby alpaca my friend Linda has been raising with a bottle. You will see more of her later.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 29, 2010 at 6:21am —
Quilts, amazing quilts! My Vintage Stitchers group met at Brenda's right after she went to the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Brenda brought each of us a bag as a souvenier. Here, Rebecca shows hers off:
Several people (besides me) brought quilt tops to give to Julie for professional machine quilting. This is a batik top made by Barbara:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 21, 2010 at 6:00pm —
This weekend was Alpaca Days in Woodland, UT, and many other places in the US. I spent the weekend spinning at the Blue Moon Alpaca Ranch
. More about that later.
This week saw the completion of the knitting on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi. I'm still working on trimming and sewing down the steek sts. I found a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Vintage Stitchers met last week. Here you see Rebecca (left) and Barbara working away on their quilts.
Barbara picked up her diamond quilt from Julie, who had done the machine quilting on it. (I love how she used a plaid in the borders!)
I was sewing the binding on the Turning Twenty
wedding quilt.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 19, 2010 at 7:33pm —
My second cousin and his wife are 4 months pregnant. I am going to knit the little bubbles kit, 2 blankets, and tons of washcloths and bibs. Does anyone have some other suggestions? I don't really like knitting things that won't be used for very long. I already have a baby tote done and have been sifting through a lot of patterns and haven't found many that I like, if you have some good ones I will be very grateful. Quick knits are also awesome :). Thanks, Alex
PS: We live in… Continue
Added by Alex on June 21, 2010 at 2:42pm —
This has been a roller-coaster week! First, my birthday is the day after Christmas. We went to No Worries for breakfast--DH, DS2, DS2's girlfriend, DD, Joanie and I. Here's what I got from DH for Christmas:
It's the Knitter's Handy Carry-all kit, the scale and the Options needle stand from KP, and two more hanks of alpaca yarn. I think I'll try the Ivo socks from the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
I finally found the time to unload the pics from my camera and get them uploaded into a post for everyone...
First off is the finished pair of Spring Forward
socks done in Sunshine Yarns
' May Flowers colorway:…
Added by EdwardRad on July 13, 2009 at 10:03pm —
This is the OpArt Baby Blanket from Fall 2008 Knitty
. I immediately fell in love with it because not only is it not overly baby it appeals to the graphic design side of me. At the time I wasn't pregnant but knew that was part of the upcoming plans so I kept it in the back of my mind. So when we did get pregnant and we finally found out it was going to be a boy, I knew this was the perfect blanket and seeing as my husband is a… Continue
Added by Christy on April 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
Although I have learned to knit and crochet in middle school, I have always been more familiar with knitting and fearing crochet. For some reason, my stitches were never even when crocheting. I finally gathered enough courage to teach myself to crochet from the scratch this past year, and thanks to the help of my local library books, I was able to finish simple projects, one by one .
The Chrysanthemum Tea Shawls
from Amazing Crochet Lace by Doris Chan
made fantastic… Continue
Added by typhoonyoon on January 10, 2009 at 5:00pm —