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High Fiber: Fun with Fiber, Friends and Fur!

Of course, I have been spinning away! It's a wonder I'm not dizzier than I am!

Another dark chocolate Corriedale is finished, along with more of the dyed Corriedale in aqua on my KP Turkish drop spindle, and the Ashford merino and silk on my Golding.

Rocky and Sunny met the new neighbor, a golden retriever puppy temporarily named "Puppy."

Progress is happening on DH's… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 28, 2010 at 6:57pm — 76 Comments

High Fiber--A New Twist on Hiking!

As you may know, we have been spending most of the week in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. Gorgeous! Nothing more need be said!

But I have to say more. (You knew I would!) It's higher than home--10,000 ft. in many places--so we missed the heat wave, when it supposed to have been up to 90 degrees! The Uinta Mountains are very beautiful, with lots of hiking trails and many ponds and lakes for the pups to swim in.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 22, 2010 at 2:42pm — 40 Comments

High Fiber: A New Spin on Singles.

This has been an exciting week for me! My new KP Turkish drop spindle arrived with a selection of fiber. Of course, I had to try it out right away:

I sampled the Peruvian Highland Wool, the Superwash merino and nylon, the dyed Corriedale and the merino and silk. I was pleased with all of them. Of course, I got DH to stain my spindle first. I think it's pretty.

We went to a…

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 15, 2010 at 8:50pm — 57 Comments

High Fiber, Happy Memories! The Sequel....

When we left our happy couple, they were walking down the aisle to the tune of "Great Balls of Fire!"

Now we find them, wedding photos finished and ready to entertain their guests...and party!

The dinner was wonderful. The food was great, and Miss Daphne made the rounds of her adoring fans, while her Daddy serenaded his new bride with his guitar.

It was wonderful to see all our…

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 6, 2010 at 8:38pm — 11 Comments

High Fiber, Happy Memories!

We got back from Texas last night, after a wonderful week. I'm sure you all know about the wonderful interfaith wedding that took place on July 31st! No, the other one. The one involving our DD!…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 5, 2010 at 3:19pm — 42 Comments

Low Fiber

Just a quick blog this week! I'm in Temple, Texas, for the wedding of our daughter. On the way here, I finished my Koolaid socks, made from the KP sock blank I dyed using the sun tea method:

I took the photo while still in the car. I don't have access to wireless internet here, so I can't transfer my photos. (I did this one while in the motel yesterday.) Next week I'll have…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 29, 2010 at 8:27am — 43 Comments

High Fiber, Spinning Out of Control!

Several of us have been participating in the Tour de Fleece. Today is a day of rest, so I can type up my blog and do a few other things. Here's what I've been working on:

The fiber is Corriedale, a breed of sheep. The dark chocolate color and white are both natural. The blue, orange and taupe are dyed by me with Koolaid and a little food coloring, about a year ago.… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 21, 2010 at 3:44pm — 38 Comments

High Fiber and Computer Lows

My gimpy laptop has died a terrible death. Not that I'm sad about it, but more on that later. Here's what I've been spinning:

This was the Corriedale fiber I dyed using Koolaid and a few drops of food coloring. I'm finishing up the Taupe fiber now. I'll try to post a photo as soon as I'm done plying. You can see the taupe in the upper right-hand corner of the top photo. I'm…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 14, 2010 at 3:33pm — 40 Comments

No Time to Blog!

Holy spinning wheel, Batman! It's Tour de Fleece time! I've been spinning away on my Kromski Sonata, spinning this fiber:

I joined Teams Kool Kromski, KP and Rookie, and I have spun for at least a little while each day since the TdF started on Saturday. This is the fiber I dyed last year with Koolaid and black food coloring, and I have some natural white and chocolate brown to go with it. I finished spinning the 4 oz. of blue…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 8, 2010 at 3:57pm — 52 Comments

Worth Dyeing For.

Here's my first Koolaid sock!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to enter the sock blank dyeing contest, so I threw a sock blank into my latest KP order. I had a lot of fun when it came. you can read about it in last week's blog. I like to make socks one at a…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 1, 2010 at 2:48pm — 272 Comments

Dyeing for Socks...

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to enter the sock blank dyeing contest, so I threw a sock blank into my latest KP order.

I decided to use grape and lemon-lime Koolaid and Kroger brand Neon Food Coloring in blue. I didn't want to risk the microwave, because the one we have is pretty high-powered and everything takes less time. I didn't want to fry that yummy yarn! I…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 23, 2010 at 8:17am — 51 Comments

Oh! No! Mo' Snow!

It never fails! June comes, we're ready for summer, and then the snow! Last night the June snow fell.

Not that it was a surprise. Yesterday afternoon, Sunny and I went to Camp Hobe, outside Toelle, UT, to participate in a therapy animal activity with 120 young cancer patients and several other dogs and their handlers. I dressed warmly, but it was cold in the open pavillion. (I'll try to post some photos at a later date.) Sunny…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2010 at 4:14pm — 63 Comments

Knit in Public!

Happy Knit in Public Week, everyone! Here's the website for the Worldwide Knit in Public event. I'm still recovering from a cold, so I will be knitting on my front deck if the rain stops. Lots of people walk their dogs on our street, so I'm sure someone will see that I'm knitting. Of course, they're used to that, LOL!
What are you knitting in public, and where?

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 11, 2010 at 4:35pm — 37 Comments

Back to Real Life!

I've been busy this week working on Daphne's gown. I have the front finished:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2010 at 9:14am — 33 Comments

Spring--and Peggy--Arrive in Park City.

I am now home again, safe and sound. Well, sound if you don't count the

cold I picked up somewhere along the way. I had a great trip, but it's

good to be home and back to my knitting. I'll get back to my quilting

when I finish the current knitting project, which has a deadline.

Here's my progress so far:

It's a naming ceremony gown for DGD2, the adorable little Miss Daphne, who has been much talked about in my… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2010 at 8:00am — 59 Comments

Baxter's Blog

Hi! I'm...arf...Baxter, canine brother of Daphne Dawn. You know her.

She's the new young one at my house. The parents and that old lady who cleans and cooks and sometimes feeds me are always using that funny thing that makes bright light right in her face, and mine, too. They say they're "taking photos," but they don't seem to be taking anything, just blinding me!…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 36 Comments

A Week in the Life of Daphne Dawn Hart!

A funny thing happened on the way to Vintage Stitchers!

Those of you who have followed my blog know that I have been knitting and quilting away, trying to prepare for the arrival of my second granddaughter, the first for my daughter, Karen. Well, I was on my way to my regular quilting minigroup a week ago, when I got a cell phone call from DH. I pulled off the highway, and…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 20, 2010 at 2:29pm — 36 Comments

Snow, Snow, Snow...

As usual for this time of year, we're still getting snow! Here's something white I'm happy to see, though:

As you can see, im making good progress on the lace gown for Daphne's naming ceremony. I have nearly 2 1/2 months to finish it. It's a fun project, and is going well, now that I have sort of learned the pattern. You repeat a 34-st pattern across for four rows, repeat…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 12, 2010 at 8:23am — 76 Comments

Pattern for Felted iPad Tote Bag

Felted iPad Tote Bag

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, 1 hank "Oregano" (MC) and 1 hank "Hazelnut" (CC), 137 yds., 100gm.

Needles: 1 24" circular needle, size 15 and 1 set dpns., size 13 (or you can use the tips of your interchangeable

circulars, if you have them)

1 yarn needle

Gauge: 10 sts and 13 rounds = 4"/10cm using larger needle before felting. Gauge is important if you want the bag to fit your… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on May 7, 2010 at 2:59pm — 49 Comments

I've Never Felt(ed) Like This Before...

Some of my readers will remember the felted tote bag I made for my new iPad--


This was so much fun, and I love the colors, I decided to make a purse to match. Only it will be all green, no brown. Here's what I have so far, with the fabric I bought for lining:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 5, 2010 at 11:00am — 33 Comments

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