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High Fiber—Family Visits and Home Again.

We made it home safely, just missing a big snowstorm. We left behind happy memories, including time with family and meeting Knitting Community friend Beth in Kokomo.

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 finished. She used City Tweed HW  in "Denim."

The meeting was at Julie's, and while we were there, Anna's new quilt arrived for Julie to quilt. It's from from City Quilts by Cherri House

Friday I went to the Apple store to get the tech person to help me straighten out my iPad, which was having massive failures of a variety of kinds. He was able to put it right, so when I left, I was a happy camper.
Saturday, Joanie and I braved more snow storms to go to the Acorn Antique Fair in Ogden. We made it out of the storm, but after breakfast in Morgan, we ran into stopped traffic on Highway 84 due to an accident. We were stopped for an hour. Good thing we had brought our knitting!

We saw lots of great stuff at the antique fair. I came across this corner decorated with quilts. The one in the middle is a cross-stitch piece.

We found this Norwegian sweater among the smocked dresses. I would rather do my own knitting, but we had to admire it!

I only bought a couple of things, but my big purchase was this chair for Daphne:

I'll take it to her when I go back in April for the arrival of the new baby. We have the little table DH used when he was a little boy and our kids used later. This chair should be about right. Daphne will be moving out of the nursery to have her own room, so this should come in handy.
What's on my needles: The kilt socks are progressing. The first one is about ready for the heel, and I CO for the second one during the trip.
What's on my iPad: Finished All Creatures Great and Small and started The Two Mrs. Abbotts by D. E. Stevenson, the last in the Miss Buncle trilogy. In the car we listened to David Baldacci's The Whole Truth and Dean Koontz's Relentless. Good books, all!
What's my app of the week: I have to give it to KSL's Weather app by Vortex. We were able to use it to keep track of the big storm, so we knew it was safe to leave Grand Island, NE, where we spent the night on Tuesday.
What's in my wine glass: Fish Eye Shiraz 2009. We have this one frequently. Nice!

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. (I used the Notes app to write it.) No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Tags: Family, antiques, children, knitting, quilting, weather

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 10, 2011 at 8:41pm
That was "Hee-hee!"
Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 10, 2011 at 6:04am
Here-hee, Talisa!
Comment by Talisa K Tuggle on November 10, 2011 at 5:29am

the chair is too cute I still have my little chair

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 9, 2011 at 12:25pm
Jo, in case AngelBear doesn't see this, she has been commenting in the sock KAL. She's had a rough time lately, but is enough better to knit.
Eevi, we stopped in Rochester to go to Trader Joe's. I think that's where DD got her consult with the geneticist when she was expecting Daphne.
Comment by KnitWhich? on November 9, 2011 at 11:21am

Good to hear from you, Angel.  It's been a while.  Have you been OK?

Comment by angelkarhu on November 9, 2011 at 11:05am
The cardi looks great too.
Comment by angelkarhu on November 9, 2011 at 11:04am
I'll check out app not that we ever need to worry about snowstorms. I like the app that gives you traffic reports so you know which roads to take when its rush hour or in the middle of MN trying to get back to Rochester or find the hotel we had a heck of a time finding in N. CA. It shows you where you are, or where the ipad is and how fast you are going so I can tell driver, aka father, get a move on, your way under the speed limit on dry pavement w/ no other cars in sight.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 8, 2011 at 7:44pm
Or an Elaine!
Comment by Elaine Wenger on November 8, 2011 at 12:58pm

Yes, we are very fortunate to have this website for friendship and inspiration. Otherwise we would never know there is a Peggy, or a Susan, or a Nutty ETC somewhere out there with interests so very similiar to our own. It's an opportunity to share and give thanks for all we have recieved.

Lovely pictures, the cardi is simple in design yet very elegant, love it. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 7, 2011 at 6:35pm
Aren't we lucky to have this website, where we can see what everyone is doing, and get inspired!

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