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 —
Today is the 1-week anniversary of my relationship with my cute and handy iPad.
It's receiving a nice anniversary present from me--a protective carry bag, which you can see in the photo above. I had some WotA Bulky left in "Hazelnut," and also some of the same yarn in "Oregano" in my… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 28, 2010 at 7:59am —
So you know where I've been, here is my new KP work station--
There are still some things I haven't figured out, but now I have a new computer AND an e-book reader, which I've been wanting for some time. I can't do anything that requires a CD, and I have to load my audiobooks from Audible onto the PC laptop I've been using in order to sync to the iPad. They also didn't have… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 21, 2010 at 3:27pm —
But first, an update on my latest FO! I posted a photo of my finished BSJ in the comments section of my blog last week.
The yarn is Comfy Sport in "Creme Brulee" and "Ivory." Here's a closeup of the front detail. I created this detail… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 7, 2010 at 6:21am —
Busy week! In knitting news, I'm making progress on the second BSJ--
I'll be posting my progress at the BSJ KAL here
. I'm using the pattern in The Opinionated Knitter
. My yarn is Comfy Sport
in Creme Brulee and… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2010 at 9:07am —
The big news this week is (drumroll, please) I finally steeked DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi! Ta-da!
Before I could do that, I had to graft the shoulders. It was just like doing the toe of a sock, only more sts.
Then I had to give the extra sts a haircut on the inside. Here's… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Between cleaning the fiber studio, finishing up Ravelympics stuff and normal activities, it's been a busy week.
Above is what the fiber studio looks like today, after nearly two days of work. The piles of finished projects and the bags of projects in my pipeline or queue are still lurking. The white shrouded thing on the back counter is my serger. The pink mass peeking out from under the table that looks like cotton candy is some… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2010 at 4:36pm —
This has been a productive week in terms of UFOs and WIPs! First, I finished my Oregon Socks, which I began in May, 2008, during a trip to Oregon.
The yarn is KP's Gloss in "Parsley." The pattern is Ariel Barton's Cable Net Socks from… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2010 at 10:00am —
My medal for "Fleece to FO Long Track" is official, so time to get back to real life. My fiber studio yesterday morning looked like this--
I organized my yarn stash. Here's what the sock and fingering section looks like:
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2010 at 1:32pm —
Most of you probably saw my FO in my last blog, in the comments. I didn't really think I could finish a whole Landscape Shawl in fingering weight yarn AND spin the required 4 oz of the yarn needed for it. I still can't believe I finished it!!! I'm still waiting for… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 2, 2010 at 6:42am —
Visits to the frog pond are like missing the target. You get to do a few penalty laps! Still, I'm making good progress:
I know I frogged at least 80 rows, so that was a lot of penalty laps! I'm on the last pattern change, though, so I think this might be doable (finishing before the Ravelympics are done), barring further mistakes! It's the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Report from Ravelympics--I'm still out on the course, working away. I just finished the spinning part of my competition (Fleece to FO Long Track) and the yarn is having a nice bath. Here's what it looked like waiting for me to prepare the warm water laced with Kookaburra Woolwash.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 22, 2010 at 8:16am —
Here's mine for the little baby beanie:
In the meantime, still working on my second event, "Fleece to FO Long Track," which is a grueling 4 oz spinning assignment and a (hopefully) finished Landscape Shawl. Here's the latest photo:
Actually, the photo is a day old. I've done more than 30 rows since this photo was… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 16, 2010 at 7:05am —
I'm so excited about the Ravelympics that I had to write an extra post. I just received my official name badge for the Knit Picks Enablers team:
...and the yarn I've already washed and dried is wound into balls:
...and I… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 12, 2010 at 12:32pm —
Just a day and a few hours remain until the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, and I'm feverishly getting ready for my participation in the Ravelympics. I've been spinning white baby alpaca to make the Landscape Shawl for the event "Fleece to FO Long Track." Here's what I plied last night:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2010 at 9:04am —
The Ravelympics start with the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 12th.
Above is my new Ravetar in honor of the Ravelympics, which I will be participating in. During the Winter Olympics, participants will compete in one or more of a number of events. Most of the events are knitting or crocheting, but there is some spinning, We have to wait to CO for our project(s) until the Opening Ceremonies, but we are allowed to… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 4, 2010 at 3:32pm —
The second half of January is always busy for me because of my volunteer work for the Sundance Film Festival. This year includes a lot of baby knitting, too!
Above is the "Dolly" sweater from Jaeger Handknits, JB29
. The bonnet was my addition. How can little Daphne Dawn wear the lovely sweater without a bonnet to match? I made a basic bonnet, adding the pattern and the lace… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 28, 2010 at 12:31pm —
One of my new year's resolutions is to photograph and upload long-finished projects. Like this one...
Here's the back:
This is the Persian Poppy Waistcoat from Kaffe Fassett at the V & A
. I actually went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1988 and met Kaffe Fassett, who was giving a talk there. He left California years ago to visit a friend in England, and ended… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 21, 2010 at 11:06am —
I've been working on the "Dolly" baby sweater from Jaeger Handknits, 27 Designer Garments by Martin Story for Babies and Children
, using KP's Stroll (actually, old "Essential" I bought on sale months ago) in "Glacier," a discontinued color. I just finished the back:
Here's the front:
I managed to… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 13, 2010 at 8:15am —
Here are DD and I, sitting on the couch at DBIL's house, while our family members are snowshoeing.
I was thinking about my New Year's Resolutions for 2009 and my knitting goals for 2010 while finishing up the knitting of the "Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono" from Mason-Dixon Knitting
I still need to weave or darn in the ends and put the ribbon on. DD had her knitting,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 8, 2010 at 8:12am —