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Peggy Stuart's Blog – November 2008 Archive (2)

What's on My Needles?

Here's what I have going right now:

1) A pair of 2X2 rib socks for my DH (Shhh! It's a secret) in Swish DK garnet heather with maple leaf and wooly nylon for the heels and toes

2) My EZ's Stonington Shawl (worked on last night after Thanksgiving dinner at a friend's) in Alpaca Cloud smoke

3) Nicky Epstein's Yei Figures bag in Jamieson's DK

4) An afghan in Aran-weight merino wool purchased in New Zealand

5) A hat for daughter's boyfriend using hand-spun alpaca purchased… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on November 28, 2008 at 9:59am — 6 Comments

Knit/Spin/Quilt--that is the question!

Friends presented me with a Kromski Sonata spinning wheel at our last knitting meeting. I had been struggling with the drop spindle without much luck, and had been planning on buying the wheel with my next Social Security check. What a surprise, and Christine at the fiber shop where they bought it--and where I had planned to buy it--kept the secret when I was asking her how long it would take to get it. I have finally managed to produce a bit of shoddy yarn with the drop spindle, thanks to the… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on November 26, 2008 at 7:06am — No Comments

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