Friday, December 26, 2008

Total Is In

                                                                                     KC has sent in the grand total of 278 caps! Even after taking all those photos I don't think I would have guessed that total.

Preemie Hats Are Off

                                                                              On Dec 20th we gathered the remaining preemie hats and tagged them. Lisa and Minh gave us knitted hats and Roxanne made more. We didn't stop to take pix of the ones Rebecca did that week: we wove in the ends and tagged them.
A big thank you to KC for keeping the hats and tagging more than half of them and then mailing them for us. The group functions so well because of the big hearts that gather at Panera's on Saturdays. 
Everyone have a wonderful New Year. 

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Lot of Preemie Hats!

                                                                                                                                                       This Saturday was a big day for preemie hats. Rebecca did the group of hats with the contrasting colors. She is speedy and has a real knack for using odd pieces of yarn for a cute design. I especially like the one with the fluff on top.
In the picture with four, I did three designs while Roxann did the green hat just while we were at Panera's. Then, of course, all the other hats are Roxann's output for the last two weeks. We are planning to tag the hats all at one time. Probably on the 20th. 

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Personal Projects

                                                                                    You would think that there wasn't enough time for personal projects with all the other projects going on. But here you can see gifts for a little Steeler fan, who we hear is growing fine and putting on weight nicely. Then there's the cool cap for that 5 year old who is always dressed just so.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Not Just Caps

                                                                                     There are still people in our group working on items for donation.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Pix of Caps

Other Preemie Caps

As you can see preemie caps are appearing like magic. KC is collecting them as they come in. Rebecca as the speedy crocheter has done many of them. What I love of course is the diversity of designs and how colorful they are. The deadline is the end of December and we'll need to plan for the last group get together to tag them and have them sent off.
The knitted caps are from Beth who has already tagged her caps with darling messages attached.
We want to tag them because some of the women actually keep the tags and hang them in their homes. 

More Preemie Hats

Friday, November 28, 2008

Special Olympics Scarves

                                                                                                                                                                        All the Special Olympics Scarves are in now, I think. Quite a variety of patterns for just 2 colors.
These are the colors of the American team for the winter Olympics. Each participant gets a scarf.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Learning Something New

                                                                                                                                               Since Tricia Puskar visited with us, people are making preemie caps for the Knit One Save One program. I asked Roxann if she could make any but she indicated she didn't know how. I left if at that, but Roxann didn't.
She got Rebecca to show her how and wow!

She made 20 (and more at the last meeting) and working from suggestions from Rebecca on her own taught herself to make adult caps. The single blue was her first attempt but it was a bit small (good to donate for a boy) and then made 2 she is keeping for herself. She is quite justifiably proud of herself. And we are impressed by her.

Rebecca has made slips to put on the caps as a way of adding a personal note for new moms lucky enough to get a kit from Save the Children at a clinic. You can see it in front of one of the hats Roxann made last Sat.  

Monday, November 24, 2008

Theresa Goes to Stitches

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Theresa went to Stitches ( a knitting conference) a few weeks ago and came home with an Editor's Choice Award for this dress. It's not a design original by her but like everyone in the group she made changes. It's actually a lovely soft green but we had trouble getting a good photo of the stitch details let alone the color. Congratulations, Theresa!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Additional Donations

Besides scarves we've donated afghans, lapghans, baby blankets, hats headbands, baby booties, etc. Some of the scarves and lapghans have gone to the vets. Admittedly Lyn did many of the donations. She has a real talent for putting yarns together into something so attractive. I've mentioned her talent before and hope I'm not embarassing her. As you can see many of these afghans could be sold as some were at the Yarn Ball. We thought we had chosen the best, but these pix show some pretty nice work. 

There are no pictures of the donated yarn (from the Yarn Ball). Many times the donated yarns are supplemented from our own yarn stashes. So look forward to many new and interesting creations in the coming year.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Scarves 78 and counting

We actually reached the 60 scarves in 60 days but we kept collecting until we were sending off the items to the women's shelter. We'll be sending the special olympics scarves separately and I'll photograph those when they are all in and ready to be sent. Some of you will be able to spot your donated yarn or scarf (ves). 

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fashion Show : The End

Last but not least our darling baby in her fantastic knitted yellow sweater.

I apologize for the quality of some of the photos (missing heads, etc) but these people just didn't stand still! What kind of fashion show is that?

Finally we have Becky in the fabulous free form sweater crocheted by her mom Lyn. 
She was our fantastic hostess. Has done a great job three years running and still going full steam. We all thank her for a wonderful time.