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Peggy Stuart's Blog Posts Tagged 'socks' (25)

High Fiber—Nesting for Winter

Why is my yarn stash in guest room?





This isn't even all of it. Not all of the yarn is in view. I would need a wide-angle lens to get it all in.

Back to the question: A few months ago we discovered we had moths, originating in our Navajo rugs in the storeroom. While I was sad about…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

High Fiber—Needles and Pins

Chugging away on the Delectable Pathways quilt:

This is the last of three panels, and I only have two more flowers left to appliqué. 

The Puyallup Socks are done and on my feet:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 18, 2014 at 8:33am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Holiday Fun, Part Deux

From Wisconsin, we drove 10 hours to Peru, Indiana, just north of Kokomo to visit DS1 and DDIL1.

DS1 and DDIL1 had her grandkids to visit, so it was a full house, with four adults, three kids and four dogs. The kids have grown up a lot since we saw them last. We visited the library in Peru to get…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 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…

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

High Fiber—Close Calls

As always after a trip, there's lots of laundry and cleaning to do. I managed to make some progress on my appliqué project, though.

There was a lot of laundry to do when we got back, especially with the extra towels for the kids. Our ancient Maytag washer has taken to only liking to run one load…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 19, 2013 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Back from Wyoming.

Important things about Wyoming:

Yes, there are buffalo (bison, a great fiber animal). It's The Equality State, the first to give women the right to vote and the first to have a woman governor. We lived there when we were young, and our first child was born there.
It's also the home of…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 12, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Final Finishes

With the end of Tour de Fleece (TdF), most of the participants have moved on (or back) to other projects. 

One of the projects I returned to was the pillow covers, the class project for my Craftsy class, “Floor Loom Weaving.” After the fabric was ready to take off the loom, the next step was to look…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—In All Directions

The Tour de Fleece (TdF) continues. My third “bump” of Full Circle Roving is more than half done. This is the first bobbin of "Carmel."

The second bobbin is on the wheel.

In Bunny Suit progress, the right leg is done. The left leg has been cast on and a couple of inches finished.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Fun Finishes

My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:

She brought it to Common Threads for show-and-tell. The pattern is "Bars of Gold" from Pam and Nicky Lintott's …
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Summer Here at Last!

Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture:

The fabric on the seat cushions and two of the pillows is UV outdoor fabric, so we can leave them out. The plain brown is not designed for outdoors, but I can take the pillows in at…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Adventures in Colorado and Other Stuff

Progress on the Fiji sock!

 




I just returned from a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, to help register voters. It was about five hours each way, so there was lots of knitting time in the car. (It's amazing how much you can get done cooped up in the car.) The yarn is 
Knit Picks Glimmer in Fiji. The…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 21, 2012 at 8:30am — 28 Comments

High Fiber—Done With Winter!

Well, spring has finally arrived at my house. I should have tulip photos next week. In the meantime, I'm making progress on the dragon appliqué.

The body is almost finished. The nose is just resting on the appliqué. I have to sew it on and do the nostrils in reverse-appliqué, as I did for the eyes.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 7, 2012 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

Stork Union Allows Easter Bunny To Deliver Baby

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.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Waiting for Baby

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Family Visits, Part Two

We have been having a nice visit with Daphne and her family.





 

The Bees' Knees cardigan fit just the way I wanted: a little big, so she can wear it for a long time. The socks fit about the same way:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber--Keeping Warm

We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:

 

Here are Lynda and Georgette, sharing knitting advice and tips. The knitting group is great. Rob has a neat new camera, which he used to take this photo.



This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 36 Comments

High Fiber—A Week at Home

On Thursday, I received a couple of packages in the mail. One was nylon roving from Paradise Fibers



I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.



The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 15, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Sock Summit!

Sock Summit 2011 was great! I got to meet some good friends from among the wonderful people at the Knit Picks Knitting Community.



The event was held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. (Where else would they hold a sock-knitting convention but in a building adorned with knitting needles?)



There were some wonderful classes. Here I am with Mary Scott Huff, who…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 98 Comments

High Fiber, Happy Memories!

We got back from Texas last night, after a wonderful week. I'm sure you all know about the wonderful interfaith wedding that took place on July 31st! No, the other one. The one involving our DD!…



















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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 5, 2010 at 3:19pm — 42 Comments

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