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Ask the Fairy Godknitters—A New Group!

The three of us (cherylbwaters, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter and Peggy Stuart) have been thinking that the Knitting Community needs one place for people to get help with knitting and crocheting problems. People ask for help in the Chat Room and in various KALs. Sometimes easy problems show up in the Learn To Knit KAL, but more often serious problems are encountered by experienced knitters who don't usually go to the Learn To Knit KAL. Usually one of us finds the question and alerts the others or… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2011 at 9:16am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Travel and UFOs.

On blog day last week (aka "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and DH's birthday), we were driving home from Mesquite, Nevada, where we overnighted on our way back from San Diego. I spent the day riding shotgun and working on my TAU (Therapy Animals of Utah) Socks, the perfect color to go with my uniform shirt, which I wear when Sunny and I visit the nursing home. I finished the socks after we got home.



We had a great time in San Diego, where we had…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

How To: Posting Photos from a Mobile Device



To send your photos to the website--Knitting Community or Quilt With Us--go to "My Photos." Here's what mine looks like. (It will look slightly different on Quilt With Us, but it works the same way.)

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber— Finishing Projects!

This was a week for finishing things. While waiting for the dentist, I finished this sock and took a picture of it on the waiting room floor:



I told them they had kept me waiting so long, I finished a sock. Fortunately, they all have a sense of humor. The yarn is KP's Stroll Lullaby Hand-Painted. I'm using a pattern of K2, P2 one rnd, K all sts in…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 12, 2011 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Labor Day!

DGD1's Quilt is finished and the backing purchased. Off to my long-arm friend, Julie (Julie Thorum, Mountaintop Quilting, thorum@xmission.com).



 

 

Julie showed up at Common Threads on Thursday at my house. She brought Ellen's pineapple quilt, quilting done:

 

 

Here's the back, showing the quilting.

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 64 Comments

High Fiber--New Projects, Old Projects and Red!

I've started on DGD1's quilt for her college apartment:

We picked out these batiks from Connecting Threads: (from left)…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

Really, Really High Elevation and the Last of the Summer Wildflowers

We're talking nosebleed section here: 11,943'. Here's the view:



No, this isn't a view from an airplane; it's the view from the summit, where we ate our lunch and staved off hail.

The hike up Bald Mountain wasn't as difficult as I expected. (This is not the Bald Mountain of composer Mussorgsky fame as performed in "Fantasia." This one is a mountain in the Uintas, in Utah.) One of our friends who went on the hike suggested that our…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 22, 2011 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—A Week at Home

On Thursday, I received a couple of packages in the mail. One was nylon roving from Paradise Fibers



I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.



The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 15, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—A Visit to Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop

This scrumptious array of fabrics is what greets you when you enter Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop in Hillsboro, Oregon. The shop was just a close walk from DS2’s and DDIL2's home in Beaverton.



Here are some other shots of the nice selection inside the store:



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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 23 Comments

Sock Summit!

Sock Summit 2011 was great! I got to meet some good friends from among the wonderful people at the Knit Picks Knitting Community.



The event was held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. (Where else would they hold a sock-knitting convention but in a building adorned with knitting needles?)



There were some wonderful classes. Here I am with Mary Scott Huff, who…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 98 Comments

High Fiber—More Oregon Visit

Flashback to July 6th:

New DDIL, Alexa, and I got to visit Crafts Americana's office in Vancouver. Crafts Americana is home to Knit Picks and Connecting Threads and host to the Knitting Community and Quilt With Us. In the photo above are (from left) Jenny, Kerin, Alisha, me, Alexa and Alison.



Alison met us in the lobby and gave us the grand tour of the company. The ground floor entrance area was manned by the great people of…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 25, 2011 at 10:42am — 34 Comments

High Fiber--Sisters, Spinning and Swimming

 

Today you will get to read more about our vacation in Oregon, including the quilt show at Sisters on July 9th.

 

This was my favorite, but there were a number of quilts that were close to beating this one out! On top of that, some of the ladies from…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 18, 2011 at 9:19am — 53 Comments

High Fiber—Big Events!

As if the wedding a week ago wasn't enough, the days that followed included a variety of fiber events that place high on what would be my bucket list.





Tuesday, Eevi Emminger, founder of Mitts of Steal, and I went to the Beaverton Fresenius Clinic to deliver fingerless mitts to patients there.







Wednesday, new DIL and I went to Crafts Americana to visit the office of Knit… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 11, 2011 at 10:56am — 19 Comments

Wedding Day!

I'm busy with family this week, but here are some shots from the wedding. For you Miss Daphne fans, here's a shot of her as flower girl, coming down the aisle with the bride's sister, Alyssa, who was matron of honor.



Here's the happy couple:



It was a beautiful day, it didn't rain in Western Oregon, and everything came off without a…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 4, 2011 at 8:03am — 15 Comments

High Fiber--Quilting Fun and Hitting the Road!

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday out on Barbara's lovely covered patio.

Brenda had finished quilting her Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Her's the front:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 27, 2011 at 8:30am — 103 Comments

High Fiber--Doing for Others

Giving begins with family, so I have been working on Daphne's cardigan:
The pattern is The Bees' Knees from Mary Scott Huff's…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 20, 2011 at 8:30am — 65 Comments

High Fiber--Preparing for Summer

The big FO for this week was the felted bag for my MacBook:

 

Here it is in use (above), and then just to show off the lining:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am — 124 Comments

High Fiber--Spring at Last! Not Kidding This Time!

The pups are enjoying their walks:

If they look a little scruffy, it's because they were due to go to the groomer today. Poodle fiber, spinners?

We certainly have had enough rain and snow to last us! The seasonal streams are flowing full force, and the snow is disappearing. There is none left in our yard.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 8:30am — 135 Comments

High Fiber--Taking the Group to Spring

The visit to Gardner Village was the big event of the week. Since spring wouldn't come to Park City...

 

 

...we took the group to where spring had arrived. Seven members of Common Threads packed into two cars and drove…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 34 Comments

High Fiber--Well, Maybe Not Spring. Or Maybe Spring. Maybe?

It has been switching back and forth between snow and rain every day for a week. At least I have my knitting to keep me warm!

Before my DSIL passed away in October, she gave me her one and only UFO: an Aran Cardigan she had started for her DH, using wool from Kilronan on the island of Inish Mor,…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

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