Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Item #2 - a stack of squares sent to aaron's afghan. this is a blanket being made for a family who was involved in a car accident on NYE and as a result their two-year-old son passed away.
Items 3&4, two preemie hat/bootie sets - these will be donated to a local hospital.
Items 5-7, same as items 3&4 but I just neglected to take a picture of them all together.
These hats will be donated for baby Marlowe.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
I bought some bernat baby fingering yarn that's pink and then a separate blue. Which I think would make great tiny comfort bears. But I just need to find the correct steel hook and enough time to take my time with the pattern on the small yarn, as it splits easy.
Mary: I saw your comment on my last post about the charity my cap and bootie set would be going to.. Right now they don't have one. I am still looking for a charity for newborn items. As TPP asks and prefers small preemie items. So if anyone knows of a hospital or charity that is in need of newborn caps, booties and possibly blankets... please let me know!!!
Friday, March 23, 2007
I got a package in the mail a few days ago, a box weighing 2.9 kilos from Australia. When I opened it up this fell out:
A friend of mine organised some members of a retirement community to make some items for the charity that I support here in South Africa - she’s a South African now residing in Australia. Some of the items are simply stunning, while others are inexpertly made, but they are all made with love. I have a strong belief that if I wouldn't wear it myself, or put it on my own child then it shouldn't be passed on to someone else just because they are poor. Maybe it comes from receiving other people's 5 years out of fashion hand-me-downs as a child and being expected to be grateful... Anyway, I'll pass these on to the sorting ladies and they can decide what to do with it. Most of it is lovely and it was fun unpacking the box.Ruth
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Right now my charity items will be comfort bears which will be sent to The preemie project based in Iowa City, IA. I plan to also make blankets and maybe some gowns.. but we'll see where my skill level lands. I'm alot more advanced than I give myself credit, I just recently forced myself to learn to read patterns. So there are still times that my head hurts from all the random letters. lol
Currently I have 2/25 items done. Once I find the camera and have enough natural light I'll take pictures. One is a large preemie/small newborn gown. And the other is a small *5 inches about* comfort doll that still needs a face and other "doll" things.
If anyone knows of other bereavement groups that need comfort dolls/bears for parents.. I'd love to know about them. As right now, that is what I will be working on.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
My name is Shelley and I live in New Brunswick Canada. You can access my blog at Kitten Knits Yarn. Most of my knitting is done for our church's Mitten Tree which is put up each Christmas. I knit all year long to donate to it, usually children's items like socks, mittens, hats, scarves, etc. I have three items that I completed after Christmas, but before the New Year started (2 pair of baby socks and a Branching Out scarf), and I know those won't count toward this.
However, the latest pair of children's socks I finished not too long ago will also be going toward this year's Mitten Tree. Ok, I tried three times to get the picture up, but blogger is on the fritz or something...anyway, if you want to see the pic of the socks, you can go to by blog and scroll down - it's about 2 or 3 posts from the top. I also knit up a pair of children's mittens in January to add to the Mitten Tree. So, I guess that gives me 2 of 25 items completed so far. There is a pic of those on my blog back in January if you care to check them out.
I'm excited to be a part of this group, and look forward to getting to know more knitters and seeing what you all make for charity!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
About me and why I want to become involved in this project: I own more yarn that is morally acceptable. I have entire pieces of furniture that exist to do nothing but hold yarn.
So one of my New Year's resolutions was to knit fun things and then give them to charity. (The other New Year's resolution was to learn how to blog!)
I am using Cindy's non-rule of backdating my items so that I can count all items made in 2007. In January/February, I knit three hats. I knew I was knitting them to give away, but I did not know who to give them to.
The hats shown above are from the fabulous 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit. I've made a stacked star hat (left), a beret (right), and a toque (middle), which was in progress when I took the photo.
I completed them--and then didn't have a clue who to give them to.
Luckily, within a few days, I found someone who was organizing an upcoming "Synergy Fest" , a community festival raising awareness about sustainable energy, environmental politics, and local ecology issues, as well as promoting local artisans through an Arts & Crafts Village. She said she needed door prizes for a benefit event happening that Saturday, and my hats fit the ticket.
I plan to scour this blog for ideas of whom to next knit for and where to send projects. There are SO MANY good ideas here!
Elizabeth (aka Femminista)
Making play dough for Emily's Soup Kitchen children. We are running a children's program on Saturday where we will serve juice, chips and sandwiches to plus minus 300 children.
I have organised two clowns, some games, stories and play dough for the children.
Here is item number 8. I love the yarn in this hat. It will go, as always to my local hospital.
I don't use blogger enough to know why this picture is so dodgy, it looks fine on my blog, but it's enough to give you the general idea...
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
It's been quite awhile since I posted!
Matter of fact? This is my FIRST post for 2007!
And I do so to let the count begin!!!
Items 1-7 ....
the First Four are socks for Afghans for Afghans
special sock challenge!
And then there are the skirts! Here are two of the three
that I made to send over to Africa for the "Sowing Seeds Project"!
I'm planning on more skirts in the days before
the deadline of March 31, 2007!
Blessings Everyone ....
Betriska from Betriska.Etsy.com