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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 National Olympic Committee Assistants assigned to German during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City was held Friday night. Here are the former NOC Assistants who attended this year.

Here's a present I finished this week:

It's the Irish Hiking Hat I started last week using Knit Picks' Wool of the Andes in Cranberry.

One project that kept me busy was the scarf for the charity my friend Tara has been involving some of us in.

This is for a knitting program sponsored by St. Anthony's in San Francisco, to provide presents for the homeless and people in need. I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Hollyberry.

I did some quilting I can't show you, but I promise I will post it when I can. Likewise some other knitting and spinning projects!

This will be an abbreviated post, but I have to share this wonderful video I found out about on Ravelry:

This is the North Point iBand performing using only iPads and iPhones. What a fun Christmas concert!

Well, I have to get back to work! See you next week!

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Comment by Buffy Joseph on December 13, 2010 at 1:14pm

Love your blog post, as usual!

Those sweaters you & your husband are wearing are beautiful. I'm a little confused - what is Dale of Norway? Did you buy the sweaters or buy the pattern/yarn?

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 13, 2010 at 12:22pm
Tara is a great organizer indeed!
Another advantage of the trap set on the iPad (and the other instruments) is if you use earbuds you don't annoy the neighbors! We have a little drummer boy in the neighborhood, and the rest of the band always comes to his house to practice. We only hear them in the summer when the windows are open, though.
Comment by cherylbwaters on December 13, 2010 at 10:35am

Peggy, what a wonderful Christmas pic of you, your DH and beautiful "children"! Quite a handsome crew. The first thing I did with the video is to forward it to No. 1 son. I told him this would be a lot cheaper that having a practice space for his band that he has to pay for monthly. Congrats on getting a scarf done for St. Anthony's. Tara has done an amazing job in helping this organization.

Comment by Marta on December 13, 2010 at 10:27am

Thanks, Peggy.  I do like the pattern and have some PolarTec yarn that would make a super warm hat.  Happy holidays!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 13, 2010 at 10:01am
Oh! Ha-ha! I have some of the Dale patterns. Now that I know how to do steeks....
Comment by Debra Phifer on December 13, 2010 at 9:56am

Thats why I liked them. I love Dale of Norway. It can be a little challenging to knit, but well worth the effort. Oh, no, I meant your Christmas gifts stash. Quilt etc....

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 13, 2010 at 9:50am
You can see a photo of my stash here:
But it has grown, LOL!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 13, 2010 at 9:22am
Marta, yes, I made the ribbing longer to fold back. I did 4" instead of 1". The yarn is wool, so I thought it needed the extra thickness for warmth. I didn't do that with the alpaca version I made.
Debra: we haven't finalized our Christmas letter yet. We might use this one. The matching sweaters were our gift (well, half-price) from Dale of Norway and the 2002 Winter Olympics to volunteers. You can see the Dale emblem on my sleeve. I posted photos of my stash in a previous blog.
Comment by Debra Phifer on December 13, 2010 at 9:11am

Love the awesome video. Nice family pic. Did you use this for Christmas cards? Did you make the matching sweaters, too? Can't wait to see all your stash. 

Comment by Marta on December 13, 2010 at 8:49am

Peggy, did you make the ribbing band longer in the Irish Hiking Hat?  The pattern doesn't appear to have such a wide 'fold back'.  If so, how long did you make it?  Thanks..

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