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High Fiber--Finishing Fiber Projects

Our Common Threads group had a small attendance last week. 







This is the time of year many Park City residents leave town. The skiing is starting to decline, the snow is starting to melt and opportunities for recreation start to dry up...or wet up might be a better term. (We call it "Mud Season." I'll let you guess why.)



However, Lynda and I showed up at Karan's house, Lynda sporting her crocheted vest made from the yarn… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

High Fiber--Fiber Fun Continues

When we left the Vintage Stitchers they were showing off their projects, but we only had a taste. Now let's see what they have been up to. First, here's a look at Joanie's scarf:





Even though it has a cable, it's reversible! (The cable is made with 1 X 1 ribbing.) Julie finished Lexi's Wallaby sweater in time for her first birthday:





Her "I Spy" quilt is almost done, but she's… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 27 Comments

High Fiber--Elevating Fiber to a Higher Purpose

The snow is melting, as you can see by the lower level of the pups' snow pile:

 



We will get more snow before spring...and after it as well. Soon there will be days when I can take my spinning wheel out to the deck to work in the sun.



In… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 32 Comments

High Fiber--Goodbye to Sarak, Hello More Fiber Fun!

Sarak and I visited the Utah Olympic Park in Park City this week.





It was the venue for bobsled, luge, skeleton (visible behind us) and ski-jumping events during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Here are the two big ski jumps:





After viewing the runs and jumps there, we moved on to the Post Office for a tearful goodbye. (For more about Sarak and The Knit Wits Podcast, see previous…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 6, 2011 at 8:46pm — 26 Comments

Capra Timber Needed for Charity Project!

Knitters: Do you have some Capra Timber you don't need? Angelkarhu needs some to finish up the fingerless mitts she is working on for dialysis patients.

She says, "I am working on some mitts for charity and I ran out of yarn. I just need a little bit of Capra in the Timber colorway. I just need enough to do 5 rows on hand of mitt and 5 rows of thumb plus a cast off. If anyone has extra or partial balls I will pay you. --Angelkarhu"

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 2, 2011 at 3:14pm — 22 Comments

High Fiber--Sarak's Visit Part 2 and More Fiber Fun!

This is my last week with Sarak. DH took her skiing. 





Don't they look cute together? (for more on Sarak, see last week's blog.)



We have had a lot of snow in the past week After a snowstorm we often see moose checking out the roads for salt. Here's one Rocky let me know about:





I couldn't get any closer. They don't see well, and any movement makes them… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 28, 2011 at 6:55am — 39 Comments

High Fiber--Sarak's Visit Part 1

Sarak was with us for Valentine's Day:



Sarak, for people who don't listen to The Knit Wits Podcast (http://knitwitspodcast.blogspot.com/), is an aborted attempt by Carin (the Knit) to make a Christmas stocking for an acquaintance. Carin eventually made the stocking using other yarn, but this little piece of knitting history is now on tour, and currently with me in Park City, UT. The name was… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

High Fiber--Life Gets In the Way!

Real life got in the way of knitting and quilting this week, as sometimes happens.





Sunny and I needed to be recertified for Delta Society/Therapy Animals of Utah. We had to run through a series of tasks to see how we respond to things that might happen in a setting where we provide therapy. Actually, Sunny provides the therapy; I'm just the weight at the end of the leash. Well, I also keep the list of the rooms in the nursing home we need…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 14, 2011 at 7:00am — 38 Comments

High Fiber--Packers, Parties and Pugs

Seems like every week around here is busy! The Gretel Cardi was finished and mailed off:





I chose some tagua nut buttons for it. The pattern is the "Natural Beauty for Baby" from Knit on Down. I made the sleeves a little longer so Daphne could still wear it when she's a little bigger. You can find this book here.



I cast on the "Highland… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on February 7, 2011 at 8:10am — 30 Comments

High Fiber--High on Sundance, Knitting and Quilting!

What a busy week! My Vintage Stitchers group met right in the middle of Sundance!





More on quilting later. It has been a busy week at Sundance. Here are some fellow volunteers taking a quick break between films.



Sundance volunteers at break time



We had a little excitement on Sunday, while I was at the opera. There was a demonstration by a handful of people from the Westboro Baptist Church against the film, "Red… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on January 29, 2011 at 12:54pm — 46 Comments

High Fiber--Films, Fans, Fortune...and Fiber

Ta-da! The La Boheme Cardi is done! Here's the back:



...and the front:





This is my first adult-size sweater using fiber I dyed and spun myself. I Navajo-plied the spun Corriedale and knit the cardi in the round using EZ's percentage system, with a steek. I adapted a friend's Scandinavian yoke pattern chart, so there would only be two colors per round.



The dark… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on January 23, 2011 at 8:00pm — 49 Comments

High Fiber--Foto Folio for Fabulous Fiber Fun!

I had to start with this photo:



This photo was too beautiful not to lead with! It was from my Vintage Stitchers'… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on January 15, 2011 at 7:30am — 45 Comments

High Fiber--Sewing Surprise and Knitting with My Handspun

This week I finally put the sleeves and body of my La Boheme Cardigan together and started on the yoke pattern:

Here's a detail of the design, which I adapted from my friend Marianne's pattern. (You may remember Marianne from the photo I posted of the pullover that she converted to a cardigan by making…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 10, 2011 at 7:02am — 73 Comments

High Fiber--Farewell and Back to Normal

Miss Daphne and her family are on their way home.

You will see in the photo the felted diaper bag in use, Karen's new felted bag she got for Christmas lying in a bin, Daphne in her BSJ. David isn't wearing his scarf in the photo. Here it is in use:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 5, 2011 at 11:57am — 72 Comments

High Fiber--Family and Friends...and Birthday!

What a Christmas it has been! How wonderful to have family around you with it's accompanying chaos!

Daphne's BSJ is perfect; just big enough to be able to last for a while, but still small enough to wear now! The quilt was a big hit, too! They loved the colors and the label with the photo of their little…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 27, 2010 at 7:00am — 22 Comments

Really High Fiber Fest!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's this year's Christmas card:

 

 

This is the earth as viewed from moon orbit on December 25, 1968.

"Peace on earth, good will toward men." Good wool toward knitters, too! And alpaca, etc., or your fibers of choice.

My fibers of choice…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 24, 2010 at 6:30am — 23 Comments

High Fiber--Fluffy and Cold!

We got another blizzard, starting Saturday night. Here's what it looked like midday on Sunday:

 

This is the time of year to be concerned with those less fortunate. Do you carry a packet of nonperishable food in your car? You never know when you might come across someone in need. Our Squeeky…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — 25 Comments

High Fiber--Frantically Finishing and iPad Fanatic Fun!

This week has been busy! (So what else is new?)

There are presents to wrap and send off, more knitting and quilting to do (some of which I can't show you) and other preparations to make. We took the time to dress up the pups and mug for the camera, though.

The annual get together for the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 12, 2010 at 4:09pm — 33 Comments

High Fiber--Elevating Knitting and Quilting to a Whole New Level!

The rush to finish projects is on! Here's the scarf just finished Saturday:





It's 100% alpaca, so should be nice and warm! It's for a family member who might see this, so I can't say, but I'll try to post a photo later on its new owner.



I have never made so many presents for friends and relatives as this…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 5, 2010 at 2:56pm — 58 Comments

High Fiber--Frolicking with Furry Friends....



Now that I have your attention...

That's Gabriella. You have seen her before if you have read a previous blog post. She's the orphaned baby alpaca my friend Linda has been raising with a bottle. You will see more of her later.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 29, 2010 at 6:21am — 77 Comments

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