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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
...peace on Earth, and Merry Christmas!
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…Continue
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…Continue
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 …Continue
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 …Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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:
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…Continue
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…Continue
We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:
This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow: