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Merry Christmas

To all my Knitting Community friends...

...peace on Earth, and Merry Christmas!

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Holidays, Part One

Remember Brenda and her scarves from two weeks ago? Lynda was bitten by the bug!

The pattern is available from Tahki Stacy Charles and is called Filatura di Crosa's Free Scarf Pattern. She has become the queen of scarves, and has her gift list taken care of. We had our knitting group meeting a few days ago. This shows what happens when…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Countdown to Holidays

Another busy week! The mittens are done:

I adapted the pattern Mitones Iveños from Andean Folk Knits by Marcia Lewandowski. I changed the tip by using the round-toe decreases, because the thumb ended up in an awkward place. I dont know if I misread the pattern, but the thumbs stuck out at the sides instead of being on the side of…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 12, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—More Holiday Projects

Christmas presents need finishing up. This week found several projects almost finished. I'm making a book for Daphne, telling her all about her first year of life featuring photos taken by family members.

I'm using the MacBook for this. It's a function of the iPhoto program. You can also use Shutterfly or other services for this, but I found this one easiest for me to use. You can get more information …


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Finish WIPs and UFOs

This week I'm frantically finishing up some projects that have to be done for Christmas or before. Remember Rocky's sweater, started last week?

 I wanted him to have a nice one for the Christmas season to replace the old acrylic sweater he had been wearing around the house in the winter. This was a quick knit, using Swish worsted in "Hollyberry." You can find the yarn …


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

Helping Others at Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving time, and I'm feeling grateful for the roof over my head and food on my table. Not everyone is so lucky. When I drive to Salt Lake City, I often run into people with signs that say, "Homeless. Please help."

Friends have told me that they are reluctant to give money to these people, because they are concerned that it won't be used for food. Another concern about giving money is that they might have to buy food at a fast food restaurant or convenience store, where…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Thankful for Furry Friends, Frozen Flakes and Fiber Fun.

We got more snow Friday night, so Saturday was great for snowshoeing. 

Here are my favorite snowshoeing companions: DH, Rocky (wearing black) and Sunny (in brown).

Sunny was busy collecting snowballs on the trail, which she showed off after she got into the car.

Snowshoeing was a nice way to finish out the…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 21, 2011 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Early Snows.

Official winter is still 38 days away, but we have it already. I have to console myself with memories of fall colors, like this custom-dyed fiber:

It's called "Autumn in Park City." The fiber was dyed by AlohaBlu inspired by a photo I took of local fall colors. You can find her Etsy shop here.

The photo that inspired the colors is in my September 26th blog…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 14, 2011 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

High Fiber—Family Visits and Home Again.

We made it home safely, just missing a big snowstorm. We left behind happy memories, including time with family and meeting Knitting Community friend Beth in Kokomo.

And getting to see Daphne in some of the things I knit for her, including the gold socks:

The day after arriving home, I left DH with the unpacking and went to Common Threads. There I got to see Lynda's cardigan, almost…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 7, 2011 at 8:30am — 21 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:



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

High Fiber—Family Visits, Part One

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…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

High Fiber—Quilting Bees?

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…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 17, 2011 at 8:30am — 32 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:



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

High Fiber—Getting Buzzed

If you are a regular reader of my blog you have seen the progress on this, the "Bees' Knees Cardigan" from The New Stranded Colorwork by Mary Scott Huff.

Here was the body almost finished:

The yarn used is Knit Picks discontinued Essential sock yarn in "Cocoa," Knit Picks Stroll tonal in "Golden Glow" and "Springtime," and Stroll "Bare." All are fingering…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 3, 2011 at 8:30am — 26 Comments

Ask the Fairy Godknitters—A New Group!

The three of us (cherylbwaters, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter and Peggy Stuart) have been thinking that the Knitting Community needs one place for people to get help with knitting and crocheting problems. People ask for help in the Chat Room and in various KALs. Sometimes easy problems show up in the Learn To Knit KAL, but more often serious problems are encountered by experienced knitters who don't usually go to the Learn To Knit KAL. Usually one of us finds the question and alerts the others or… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2011 at 9:16am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Travel and UFOs.

On blog day last week (aka "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and DH's birthday), we were driving home from Mesquite, Nevada, where we overnighted on our way back from San Diego. I spent the day riding shotgun and working on my TAU (Therapy Animals of Utah) Socks, the perfect color to go with my uniform shirt, which I wear when Sunny and I visit the nursing home. I finished the socks after we got home.

We had a great time in San Diego, where we had…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

How To: Posting Photos from a Mobile Device

To send your photos to the website--Knitting Community or Quilt With Us--go to "My Photos." Here's what mine looks like. (It will look slightly different on Quilt With Us, but it works the same way.)



Added by Peggy Stuart on September 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber— Finishing Projects!

This was a week for finishing things. While waiting for the dentist, I finished this sock and took a picture of it on the waiting room floor:

I told them they had kept me waiting so long, I finished a sock. Fortunately, they all have a sense of humor. The yarn is KP's Stroll Lullaby Hand-Painted. I'm using a pattern of K2, P2 one rnd, K all sts in…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 12, 2011 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Labor Day!

DGD1's Quilt is finished and the backing purchased. Off to my long-arm friend, Julie (Julie Thorum, Mountaintop Quilting,



Julie showed up at Common Threads on Thursday at my house. She brought Ellen's pineapple quilt, quilting done:



Here's the back, showing the quilting.



Added by Peggy Stuart on September 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 64 Comments

High Fiber--New Projects, Old Projects and Red!

I've started on DGD1's quilt for her college apartment:

We picked out these batiks from Connecting Threads: (from left)…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

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