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Peggy Stuart's Blog – September 2009 Archive (8)

Alpacas and Charlotte's Babies...

If you were watching the Alpaca Cam yesterday, you may have seen the alpacas greeting me as I arrived at the ranch.

I got my spinning set up and started work on the orange-rust hand-dyed alpaca I was working on the day before. The alpacas had visitors of all ages during the day.

As I was spinning, I would occasionally have a tiny spider drop from the tent that was providing… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2009 at 3:21pm — 9 Comments

See Peggy Spin! Live!

Tomorrow I will be spinning again at the Blue Moon Ranch. They're having their annual Alpaca Days open house.

Here I am spinning today. Tomorrow they are going to set up the "alpaca cam," which shows live feed of the alpacas in the pasture or in the barn, so it will show me spinning. You can link to the live feed here.

The open house will run from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2009 at 5:26pm — 9 Comments

Sipalu Bag Wins First Prize at Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

I couldn't believe my Sipalu Bag took first prize!

September 12 and 13 were the dates for the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair in South Jordan, Utah. I went to see my friend Linda's exhibit. (She's the one of the friends who raises alpacas.) I gave a ride to my friend Joanie and her daughter Kristi, who are both avid knitters. My Kromski Sonata rode in the back. My plan was to sit and spin for a while with Linda. I also took along the skein of yarn I… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 24, 2009 at 4:30pm — 17 Comments

Finished Landscape Shawl! Extra Blog Post!

I had to show it off!

I couldn't wait until next week's blog to show off my Landscape Shawl! I'm so excited that it's done.

In case you didn't see what I started with, here's a review:

The fiber, Coopworth that had been hand dyed, with all kinds of colorful second cuts and stuff in it.

The singles on my wheel.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 17, 2009 at 4:06pm — 12 Comments

More Fiber Fun!

Saturday I went to the Great Basin Fiber Arts Festival in South Jordan, Utah. I didn't take any photos! I can't believe it! I was too busy.

I spent some time in Linda's booth, spinning. Here's the fiber I was working on. It's pumpkin-colored merino and silk that I bought at Three Wishes.

Here's what I'm getting with it for singles:

It's a little harder to spin evenly than the straight merino… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 16, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber...My Head is Spinning!

This is my first multi-colored spinning project.

As you may know, I was camping last week and along with the hiking, I got some knitting and spinning done. If you look at my last blog, you'll see photos of my camping experience. I have finished the spinning project that I was working on during the time in the mountains. This is the fiber I started with. It's hand-dyed merino from Greenwood Fiber Works.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Washington Lake Camping, Spinning and Knitting!

We're back, the dogs are pooped and the trailer is back in its storage space. We had a wonderful time, a perfect end to a wonderful summer. While we were camping, my SIL, Eileen, showed me her Aran cardi, which is on her needles right now. Here it is. She is using HW City Tweed in Romance.

HW City Tweed

Eileen is a wonderful knitter. She knits "English style," but is as fast as I am, even on ribbing. She puts the long, straight… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 5, 2009 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Fantastic Fiber Fun!

As you read this, I am in the high Uinta Mountains of Utah, hiking my little feet off, knitting at high altitude (pant, pant) and enjoying time with friends, one of whom is a knitter. I hope to post photos next week. In the meantime, let me show you what I've been up to since finishing the Moebius classes:

Remember the pile of Coopworth fiber I had?

This stuff was fun to… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 2, 2009 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

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