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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

Join Us in the Spin-in Starting Today!

The Spinalong is having a spin-in starting today. We're spinning from noon today, February 10th, through Noon Monday, February 13th? You can find us here:



http://community.knitpicks.com/group/spin/forum/topics/spin-in-feb-2012



Here are the guidelines from KnitterGirl39:

Each person should use these times within their own time zone!  (For example: That means if you live in NY, spin… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 10, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Projects for Me, for Babies and for Those in Need

In the past week, I managed to put the borders on Daphne's "I-spy" quilt top.



My friend Ellen needed to go to the doctor, so I took her down to Salt Lake City. After she was done with the doctor, we had lunch and then went to Elaine's Quilt Block, where I bought the borders for the quilt, along with material for the backing. The border and backing fabric are from a Dr. Seuss line. We found a panel for the center of the backing. It's the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Fast Forward to February

The Sundance Film Festival is over. The celebs have left town, and only the skiers are left. It was fun volunteering, especially with such great fellow volunteers, like Bev (my supervisor):



We've seen some great films. To check them out, see the Sundance website.

I worked long hours, and even though I took my knitting, I didn't get as much other stuff done. On my day…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—More Baby Projects

Since my last blog post, I have started two new knitting projects and made a start on Daphne's "I-spy" quilt.



If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Obsession

The past week has seen me obsessed with colorwork.



I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

High Fiber—FOs and New Starts

In spite of a bad cold, I finished Zachary's BSJ.



DGD1 (also suffering from a cold) finished her first hat:

It's the  F346 Coffee Beenz Hat from Plymouth Yarn. She used the yarn I spun from Gaywool fiber…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Holidays, Part Two

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! I did! A few of us also had a birthday. This was my birthday haul:



Not in the photo are a gift card from Barnes and Noble, a bud vase that looks like knitting and a share in a  Knitters Gift Basket from Heifer International. It includes a llama, an alpaca, a sheep and an angora rabbit. What a great gift! There is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Final Fitting

The Prayer Cardi for Jim fit perfectly!

If you have been following my blogs, you know the story behind this sweater. For those of you who haven't read my past posts, this cardigan has an interesting story. My DSIL, who passed away a year ago in October, started this for her husband, Jim. Before she died, she…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

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…

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

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