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High Fiber—Waiting for Stork...Again! Still! Part II



Still no appearance from Baby Stuart, but we're getting knitting done for him.

I improvised this owl hat from the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 25, 2012 at 8:30am — 61 Comments

High Fiber—Waiting for Stork...Again! Still!

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 18, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Travel

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 11, 2012 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Odds and Ends

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 4, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Packing To Go

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 28, 2012 at 8:30am — 18 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—Happy Birthday, Daphne!

Today is Daphne's birthday! It's hard to believe it has already been two years!

 


Here's one of her new toys. It's a castle slide, just right for a little princess with an imagination and lots of energy. Baxter, the dog, enjoys watching her play on it, especially because it means she plays outdoors longer. Her little brother is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 14, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 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

High Fiber—Back To Normal?

The two days it took to get home from Indiana provided great knitting time!

 

I made good progress on the Dogwood Blossoms sweater, about 1" of the pattern. I put it on two circs, so you can see…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Traveling Stitches

Yes, we're traveling again. We had a nice visit with DS1 and DDIL1 before heading back to Utah.

DDIL1 and I visited the Little Scrap Quilt Shop, in Kokomo, Indiana. We found a nice selection of fabrics and notions, and learned that they will arrange classes of your choice if you line up two or more friends to take the class with you.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Bye, bye, Babies!

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.



And goodbye to Miss Daphne, too, of course:…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 16 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—Daphne Days

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 27 Comments

High Fiber—Back to Something For Me!

You may remember this quilt I was making for Daphne.

I got it back from Julie, the professional quilter (Julie Thorum, thorum@xmission.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…

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

High Fiber—Second Baby Syndrome

I finally got the buttons on the BSJ for Baby Stuart, the one due in June:

 

 

This BSJ is identical to the one I made for Zachary except for the color way, which is probably why it took so long. Also, I wasn't under as much pressure to finish it. There has also been some progress on the diaper bag for the same baby:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 12, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—A New Thread

I'm running a week behind because of the review of the yarn shop last week. 



This week, I'll be showing off some of the work from my friends at Vintage Stitchers. Brenda has a new long-arm quilting machine. She practiced on the quilt above. Here's her chicken quilt, done on the new machine.



Barbara's done with the binding for her great-grandson's car seat…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Hitting the Shops

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.



When you come in the door, you see a nice selection of bags and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 27, 2012 at 8:30am — 28 Comments

High Fiber—More Baby Stuff

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Winter, Wonders and Wool

Vintage Stitchers met this week. Janet is finishing up her Noah's Ark quilt, which she started when her son, now a high-school senior, was little. She has made many quilts in between. Now this one will be for his child someday.



Diane is working on a block from Hop to It by Edyta Sitar. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 13, 2012 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

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