Common Threads met on Thursday at Jean's. She has made progress on her blanket made of leftover sock yarn:
While we were there, a couple of moose paid a visit.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 5, 2012 at 8:30am —
My head is still spinning from the week's activities! However, I had lots of time to work on the Dogwood Blossoms cardigan:
In the center at the top, you can see where I bound off for the armholes and cast on… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 8, 2012 at 8:30am —
This week was Vintage Stitchers. We met at Rebecca's.
Rebecca is our appliqué queen, as you can see from this quilt mounted on her living room wall. It's from Kim Diehl's book, Simple…
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 1, 2012 at 8:30am —
This week brought another trip to Colorado, which meant...more knitting time!
I had volunteered to drive, but we had plenty of other volunteers, so I got to be a passenger, allowing me to finish 1.5" on the body of my Dogwood Blossoms Cardigan. Will I have it done in… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 20, 2012 at 8:30am —
While some of you were reading my blog post for last week, DH, the pups and I were exploring the Oregon coast from Seaside to Florence.
We camped near the ocean at Nehalem Bay, Newport and Florence, one night each. It was great to see the ocean again, and Rocky and Sunny enjoyed being… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 23, 2012 at 8:30am —
We arrived in Beaverton, OR, yesterday. Lots of knitting time in the car!
The BSJ is turning out well. I haven't decided on the buttons yet. Will have to look around for some nice ones.
The hat I made last week was so… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 11, 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 —
The larger Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) for BS is done except for the hood (You will have to scroll down if you use the link).
Shoulder seams still need to be sewn, and there are no buttons yet, but that shouldn't… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 28, 2012 at 8:30am —
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…
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 21, 2012 at 8:30am —
Time to say goodbye to little Zachary:
After the first few nights, he settled into a nice schedule of his own, only waking his parents at 3:00 AM, Mommy to feed and Daddy to change. He has long periods in the daytime when he's awake and alert, and seems unusually responsive to people. He clearly enjoys interacting with his grandparents. Continue
And goodbye to Miss Daphne, too, of course:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 16, 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 —
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:
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am —
We have been on the road since Tuesday. In the car, I got a good start on the kilt hose for DH:
The knitting and the audiobooks make the time go by fast.
We arrived in Peru, IN, Thursday afternoon and have been having a nice visit with DS1 and his DW.
DS had the day off on Friday, so we took the pups (four, including ours and their Westies, Koko and Odie) to the dog park in… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 24, 2011 at 8:30am —
We had Vintage Stitchers this week. I guess you could call the people in our group quilting bees, because Utah is The Beehive State.
Julie finished the quilting on Carol's Crazy Chickens:
Barbara had two new quilts to give to Julie. This one, which is similar in pattern to the Pandora's Box quilt I made from DGD1, from… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 17, 2011 at 8:30am —
Just a quick blog this week! I'm in Temple, Texas, for the wedding of our daughter. On the way here, I finished my Koolaid socks, made from the KP sock blank I dyed using the sun tea method:
I took the photo while still in the car. I don't have access to wireless internet here, so I can't transfer my photos. (I did this one while in the motel yesterday.) Next week I'll have… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 29, 2010 at 8:27am —
I am now home again, safe and sound. Well, sound if you don't count the
cold I picked up somewhere along the way. I had a great trip, but it's
good to be home and back to my knitting. I'll get back to my quilting
when I finish the current knitting project, which has a deadline.
Here's my progress so far:
It's a naming ceremony gown for DGD2, the adorable little Miss Daphne, who
has been much talked about in my… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2010 at 8:00am —
Here's my current now-active project (once a UFO), the Oregon Socks:
My little friend has been with me for years, and he wanted to help me display my Oregon socks. He became faded a few years ago, so I used paint to touch him up. You can see how grateful he is! These socks are based on Ariel Barton's Cable net socks from Knitty, which you can view… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 11, 2009 at 7:34pm —
As you read this, we are on the road somewhere between Kimball, Nebraska, and Kimball Junction, where I-80 meets Hwy 224, which leads to Park City. In other words, we'll be home soon!
What have we been doing since my last blog post? We left the KOA near Mishawaka, IN, and our DS the elder and DIL, but not before Rocky learned to play tetherball:
We stopped twice in Iowa, once in the area near Amana, to see the Amana villages,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 4, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Hello, knitting friends! I'm posting from Hardin, MT, where we have a nice little spot in a KOA with full hookups
! I'll get to an update on my current knitting, along with what I've been up to, but first my good news! [Drumroll, please.]
Our daughter is engaged! We found out yesterday. Not fully unexpected, but still wonderful news.The best news is that our prospective SIL is a wonderful guy, and he proposed in a way that was really sweet and unexpected. She deserves a great guy.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 21, 2009 at 3:30pm —
As you read this, I am on the road, hopefully knitting in the back seat with Sunny, or enjoying the outdoors with the whole family. IF
I didn't take my spinning wheel (my lovely, adorable, efficient and user-friendly Kromski Sonata), I am missing spinning very much. My thoughts drift back to my last spinning meeting at Linda's:
As you can see, it was a nice day. Sunny and pleasantly warm. Lynda is spinning yummy merino wool on… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 15, 2009 at 3:00pm —