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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. (Original fabrics were chosen by family members for quilts they wanted.)

Speaking of quilting, my friend Ellen completed her Lone Star quilt for her grandson. He has named it "Ninja Star."

I helped pick the fabrics for this quilt. Ellen doesn't live here full-time, and she doesn't haul her quilting fabrics back and forth, so this quilt has taken a couple of years to make. I have no such excuse! I plan to get back on the Wedding Ring quilt as soon as I get my spinning done for Daphne's new and larger Baby Surprise Jacket. Here's the lucky recipient:

She is now five months old, as of October 14th. Time flies!

Lynda and I visited the quilt show last week. It's a unique display of 33 handcrafted quilts by Isreali artists on display at Temple Har Shalom in Park City. The quilts were previously displayed at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in Israel. If you are going to be in the area, the exhibit is open to the public, and hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

We had permission to take photos, and these were my favorites:

On Friday, I put in an order at CT. More about what I will be doing with the fabrics will come a little later.

In knitting news, I have been making progress with the Winter Colors Cardi. I worked on it yesterday throughout the performance of La Boheme at the Capitol Theater in SLC, which was outstanding, BTW. Laquita Mitchell was the best Mimi I have ever seen! (It always amazes me that Mimi can find the breath to sing so beautifully while dying of consumption!) Gerard Powers played Rodolfo, and he was wonderful, too. It was so nice to have a project in my hands that just goes around and around, continuous st st! Now I'm about ready to start the sleeves.

In spinning news, I now have two bobbins done for the Baby Surprise Jacket for Daphne, mentioned earlier.

The fiber is KP's Superwash merino and nylon, which I dyed with Koolaid and food coloring. I ordered a fourth bobbin for my WooLee Winder, and it has come, so when I fill the third bobbin, I can ply to the fourth. I still have another sleeve of the fiber I can dye, if needed.

The past couple of days I have been enjoying Netflix on my iPad. Not all movies are available for streaming, but many are, and I have discovered BBC productions I haven't seen for a long time, and some not at all! It comes in handy when DH is watching something on TV that I'm not interested in! I finished reading The Knitter's Book of Wool, so back to The Intentional Spinner, so I can return it to my friend.

Well, the snowplow just went by, and my neighbor is using the snowblower on his long, steep driveway. I guess winter is here! More time for knitting, spinning and quilting!

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 28, 2010 at 7:25pm
Very funny!
Comment by Janice Aitkens on October 27, 2010 at 7:47am
oh you mean i will get to see it before you send it to me lol
Hugs Janice
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 27, 2010 at 5:18am
I will be showing it off. It's a Christmas present.
Comment by Janice Aitkens on October 27, 2010 at 1:36am
I will look forward to seeing the Quilt Peggy, i am hoping to work on some things i have to do on quilting, i not started any new knitting having a few days off & reading when i normally knit so it nice
Hugs Janice
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 26, 2010 at 2:32pm
I've started another quilt, but this should be a quickie!
Comment by Knit4Many on October 26, 2010 at 1:11pm
Right. I can't wait to see her new BSJ. The quilts are wonderful. I keep coming back to look at them.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 26, 2010 at 10:25am
She is indeed beautiful! Who am I to disagree?
Comment by Knit4Many on October 26, 2010 at 9:53am
All I can say is wow and Miss Daphne is so adorable!
Comment by Debra Phifer on October 26, 2010 at 9:33am
I don't want to think snow. Although, it is pretty. We here in New England are enjoying a beautiful foliage and today the temp is around 75degrees. Can you believe it? There has been snow up in the mountains of VT. and N.Hampshire. My daughter would love the star quilt. She loves pink and orange. I like the falling leaves. They are all so beautiful.
Daphne is a real cutie and growing so fast.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 26, 2010 at 6:54am
Barbara: I have done that before, but it won't work for three-ply, which is what I'm doing to get thicker yarn and distribute the colors more. When I tried that method, my singles was overspun, typical new-spinner stuff, so it tangled into a mess, no matter how careful I was. I really should try it again, now that I have more control. I figured I will be making more three-ply yarns, since I haven't been able to get my singles thick yet, so I ordered another bobbin for my WW. Now I have four, so all I need to do is set up a makeshift kate next to my built-in one. I'm glad for your suggestion, though. I will have to try it again. It's one way to be sure your plies come out even. I always have some left over!

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