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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

High Fiber--Finishing Projects!

Quilts, amazing quilts! My Vintage Stitchers group met at Brenda's right after she went to the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Brenda brought each of us a bag as a souvenier. Here, Rebecca shows hers off:





Several people (besides me) brought quilt tops to give to Julie for professional machine quilting. This is a batik top made by Barbara:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — 45 Comments

High Fiber--Bound for Heaven!

This week found DH and me on a snowshoe outing with a special purpose.





As you may know, my DSIL, Eileen, passed away October 4th. She wanted her ashes scattered at the top of one of the local ski resorts, on the snow. We had to do this before the resort opened but after there was snow to snowshoe on. Friday…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 14, 2010 at 6:17pm — 22 Comments

High Fiber--Playing with Cards....

As I write this, I just finished carding fiber for a hat for DH. Here's what I had to start with and what I ended up with:





From left: dyed merino, dyed merino blended in drum carder, bay black alpaca, dyed blended merino and alpaca carded together, and same mix carded further.



I ran the dyed merino…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 9, 2010 at 3:54pm — 62 Comments

High Fiber--Fiber High!

Anyone recognize this fiber?





This is brown and black poodle hair, left over from Rocky and Sunny's last grooming appointment. I had Marcia, our groomer, collect it and give it to me. It's only a month's worth of growth, though, so I'm going to mix it with another fiber or fibers to make a ski hat for their…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 8, 2010 at 6:22am — 38 Comments

High Fiber--Gone Batty!

Halloween is over, and we wonder what to do with all the leftover candy. It's a good thing we got Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, our favorite! However, some knitting, spinning and quilting have been accomplished.







1) Knitting: The first sleeve of my La Boheme cardigan (new name) is about 3/4 finished. The new name is because I worked on the lower body while watching La Boheme at Utah Opera. The cardi isn't likely to die of consumption,… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on November 1, 2010 at 6:12am — 41 Comments

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween, everyone! Here's my vote for the best costume:


The trick or treater is visiting a relative in another state. I wonder who will show up at my door and whether they can get through the snow!


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 29, 2010 at 5:32pm — 11 Comments

High Fiber--Thoughts of Winter...and other things.

I woke up to this this morning:







I guess Rocky isn't going to be using his wading pool anymore for a while! The resorts are doing a happy dance, though!



DS1 and his DW arrived in Salt Lake City last week for a visit with her son in Idaho. On the way back, we had a nice, but short, visit. She brought some of her quilting fabrics to try to match with fabrics from the quilt shops in Idaho and SLC. Here's what she has now.… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 25, 2010 at 7:28am — 38 Comments

High Fiber--Celebrations

Remember this fiber I spun awhile back?







I gave it to Joanie for her birthday on October 8th.







Included in the package were these cute little stitch markers I picked up at… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 17, 2010 at 5:00pm — 39 Comments

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