Monday, October 19, 2009

Some More Items for the Yarn Ball

                                                                                        This week I finished up 3 more items that will be available at the yarn ball. The white shawl is hairpin lace crochet. KJ graciously modeled the 2nd campus military cap, a size smaller than the gray one. The 3 peas in the pod are ready for tossing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Different Wool Talent

                                                                                Joyce came to the latest meeting with her mom, Marilyn. Marilyn is new to the group and has decided she would like to attend regularly. Joyce came to see why Marilyn was enjoying the group so much. 
Joyce doesn't knit or crochet; she needlefelts and makes truly interesting dolls. The little lady with the finlike attachments down her spine is going to be mailed to a winner of a project by the Pink Artists. These are artists using their skills to raise money for breast cancer research. This is a completed creation and she garnered a lot of attention from our group as well as patrons of Panera's. 
The  smaller blue creature is not yet finished. Joyce was working on another creature that you can see has an interesting tail already. Joyce belongs to a doll making group. but we enjoyed her visit and thought she belonged with us, too. After all roving is just unspun yarn! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cute Baby Sweaters

Shelli just finished these 2 sweaters for twin granddaughters of a good friend. They are from the top down and the yarn does the striping. Of course, she changed the design a little. Don't we all?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some more items for the yarn ball

Karen has reminded me that we have 8 books of Embellished Crochet that have been signed by Cari. We also have a signed copy of Blueprint Crochet from Robyn. We also have many of the crocheted items from Cari's book. It's kind of cool to say you have the exact item that has been photographed in a book.
Karen also took pictures of two more crusher hats. These two are made from 100% alpaca.

Finally, two absolutely darling baby hats. Can't you just see little ones wearing these fun hats this coming winter? They've both been designed by Karen.

All these great items will be at the Yarn Ball. If you haven't received a personal evite, you can ask for one at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rebecca Shows Amelia How to Model

Rebecca is modeling a military cap that is really popular right now. It's a size large (great if you have lots of hair like Rebecca or a big head like me) Circumference is 21". Take note Amelia: Mom is awake and smiling. Oh well, I guess we'll give her a little more time to shape up. I'm working on a smaller version of the cap.

Rebecca made this comfort shawl for a neighbor. It's the first thing she's had time to work on since Amelia's arrival.

Monday, October 5, 2009

More Items for the Yarn Ball

New items are coming in all the time. I finished crocheting these items last week. A hairpin multi-colored shawl with beaded edging. Fingerless gloves in broomstick crochet. Finally a little boy's vest (size 6-9 mos) in Tunisian crochet with kitty buttons.
Evites for the ball will be coming out soon and I will start a concentrated effort to show you all the items being raffled and auctioned, as well as items like these with suggested donation amounts.