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… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 30, 2011 at 8:30am —
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,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 23, 2011 at 8:30am —
The Crocuses (Croci?) are coming up!
That thing that looks like an iceberg floating on the street is...an iceberg. Actually, it's snow DH threw into the street to melt.
"The Shawl" is done, blocked and photographed:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am —
The front deck is getting more sun all the time. You can see that Rocky got to the sunny spot first.
The snow is melting...melting...melting, but we're supposed to get more tonight. Spring at last? Not until the pups can go out in the backyard without being able to walk over the fence… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2011 at 8:30am —
Vintage Stitchers met this week at Rebecca's.
Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.
Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 2, 2011 at 8:30am —
But not for us! (Sigh!)
The leaves are starting to peek through, but we won't have the flowers for another month. Still, we have beauties to enjoy, so we can't complain! Continue
I finished the latest mitts for Mitts of Steal. If anyone wants to help, please contact me. I'm currently collecting fingerless mitts for another dialysis clinic in Beaverton. I'll deliver them when I'm there in July. The cuffs need to be no longer than 3" and…
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 25, 2011 at 8:30am —
Daphne needs an Easter chick for her first Easter, so I made her one.
I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 18, 2011 at 7:00am —
...And onto the frozen trundra! That's how I feel after my first week back from Death Valley! We've had snow almost every day this week!
I don't mind, except when I have to drive someplace. Like taking Sunny to see Dr. Rick, who discovered bladder stones! He managed to… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 11, 2011 at 8:30am —
We spent a week at Death Valley recently. Well, a few days, anyway.
On the way, we spent the first night at Sand Hollow, close to St. George, Utah.
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 4, 2011 at 8:30am —
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 —
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 —
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.
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 14, 2011 at 12:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 6, 2011 at 8:46pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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…
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 14, 2011 at 7:00am —
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 —
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.
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 —
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 —