Sunday, July 29, 2007
Hey all... I have twenty baby hats that I'm sending to Emmazing Grace in the morning. Aren't they pretty? My personal goal is one hundred hats by the middle of August (it was August 1st but then I got sick and everything got shifted.) This makes my donations thus far this year up to #47.
I love reading everyone's posts and seeing the pictures of what everyone is making. It's fun to share what I'm doing!
Friday, July 27, 2007
I am forwarding two dozen preemie hats, half of which were completed prior to my commitment to 25 Things for Charity. I have also completed 12 more "Warm Up America" squares; I count four squares as one project. There we go: 12 hats + 3 Warm Up America = 15 projects completed, numbering 10 through 24 toward my commitment!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Hi all! My name is Lindsey and this is my first post to this KAL. I am so excited about it because i almost always have something on the needles to be donated to a charity. I am the founder of the knitting ministry at my church, so i spend a lot of time working on that and identifying places where our work can be used. Recently i have been on a kick of making scarves for a local domestic violence shelter. i think there are about 9 in total! Here they are:
Believe it or not these two (top and bottom) are made out of a Red Heart Yarn called Rag Doll in the color Hop. i added pretty ribbons to the fringe for that extra pop.
The next two are the same yarn in the color Jump. Again i used the ribbon in the fringe.
These next two are Jiffy Thick and Quick in the color Rocky Mountains. One of these i added the ribbon and one i didn't.
The next one is done out of Lion Brand Landscapes. It does some weird color fading but i think it will work well for the scarf! i added the ribbon to this one.
i just love pink and black and i thought i would love this scarf but i ended up not liking it. the yarn is Patons Twister. for one thing i didn't buy very much and thus i ended up making it kind of skinny. the fringe was only black and pink ribbon.
The last one was a lot of fun. i held 3 different yarns together for this one. it is one strand of light pink caron simply soft, one strand of an eyelash yarn called Foxy by Red Heart, and one strand of Rainbow Boucle by JoAnn's. i really liked the way this one turned out. very soft!
Ok well 9 down, 16 to go! i already have a few other things finished but i think this post is full enough. next time i won't wait so long to post! i just love seeing what everyone is working on! keep up the good work everyone!
Here is more information which was sent to me via e-mail:
The CURE Hospital in Kabul has asked us to send these specific items for newborns:
baby hats (head circumference of 10" - 15")
baby socks (foot length of 2.5" - 3.5"/no booties or slippers, please; for knitters only)
baby blankets (minimum 40" x 30"; please think dense, not lacy stitches)
CURE is one of the few hospitals that serves very sick babies in their neonatal unit. Although, please keep in mind, we do not need items sized for premature babies. Just the sizes above. (Anything larger will be sent with our next delivery to older babies and children, so not to worry.)
Please send these items to us (or elann.com in BC for Canadians) as soon as you are ready. We're aiming to ship several boxes of baby items in the next month or so. The hospital delivers newborns every day -- more than 220 babies per month. Our gifts are highly valued and specifically requested by the medical staff. Our gifts can be life-saving.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I knit a number of things for an auction that my professional society holds to support scholars from developing countries, but I also make squares for Warm Up America and blankets for my local animal shelter.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Here's my counting so far:
15 preemie caps for University of MD NICU
3 Squares WUA
4 Scarves Mary Reed project.
I'm getting close to my goal, yay!