Thursday, May 31, 2007
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
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Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
So, since the scarf is no longer for my co-worker, I am adding it to my 25 Things for Charity list. It's called the Cat's Paw Lace Scarf. Here's a pic: It's made with sangria coloured 100% alpaca yarn from Elann.com and is a lace pattern - very easy to knit too I might add. I used roughly 1 1/2 balls on size 6mm needles.
I am also getting ready to ship my batch of preemie hats when I get money after the first of the month. Two persons responded with suggested charities, so this batch will go to the first batch will go to Emmazing Grace, and I plan to make a second batch for the second charity suggested to me.
I have also taken an interest in the Love Quilts 2007 Children and am trying to get a pattern and supplies together for a cross stitch square for a quilt for a little girl who likes kittens. I am also interested in doing a square for a child who likes jungle animals, but am having a bit more trouble finding a suitable pattern.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Here's the latest offering for Hottentots Holland Hospital, a pair of very small booties. Definitely premmie sized.
They haven't turned out terribly well - hence no close-up shots, and the pattern has been quietly disposed of, but they will keep someone warm. I'll hand them over at the next quilting guild meeting along with some other goodies.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
My daughter just received an email from Cathy, founder of Love Quilts.
Love Quilts is a charity that puts 50-block quilts together using individual, cross-stitched blocks done by 50 different people around the country/world. The quilt goes to a child with a terminal illness. Each quilt has a theme based on the child's likes. (sports, princesses, sea creatures, Winnie the Pooh, etc).
Cathy said they are desperate for stitchers at this time, particularly for 2 children in the very near future.
If you would like to stitch a block, please visit www.lovequilts.org for details. You have to sign up and make sure your design is approved first(they want each block the same size but a different pattern). One thing I so appreciate about Love Quilts is that they are very good about posting pictures and feedback from the recipient's families . When my daughter saw her baseball Pooh square on a quilt for a little guy named Chayce who loved sports, Sarah was beaming at the smile on Chayce's face. It was worth every stitch (and sometimes ripped-out/redone)stitch! (Some of you have seen this before, but here's the picture again for inspiration.)
Please hop over there if stitching is your gift and you can commit to doing a block in the next couple months.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
If anyone is interested in joining my Warm Up America effort, my "current batch" of squares will be joined into laprobes for chemotherapy patients at a local cancer clinic where my best friend is currently receiving treatments for breast cancer. If you're interested in a project to use up scrap "worsted weight" yarn, feel free to contact me; you can send me scrap yarn or completed squares and I'll add them to my collection for this project. Info about the Warm Up America program and patterns for knitting or crocheting these squares can be found at http://www.warmupamerica.com . Right now, my preferred color scheme is deep shades: Navy, Burgundy, Deep Teal, Hunter Green, Deep Purple, Dark Plum, Vivid Orange, Bright yellow, off white. However, all colors will work for this project.
Glad I've joined and looking forward to watching all the wonderful charitable projects you all share here.
I have about a dozen crocheted preemie caps that need a good "home". I'd welcome your suggestions as to a charity in need of these.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
It's been a long time since I finished anything for charity. These socks are item number 9 in my commitment.
I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out, except the toes are pointier than I would have liked. The yarn was passed on to me by Shelly when she was inundated by yarn for her blankie. Thank you Shelly, it's just starting to cool down, so these will keep someone's feet warm. The are going to the Hottentots Holland Hospital in South Africa. I also cast on for a bootie in the same yarn last night and cast off in the car on the way to work this morning (don't worry husband was driving) - it is very cute, but small - so for the premmies I think.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Now, where is the biggest need and what do I start with?