Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Trying To Organize Myself

I was reading back through the blog to see where I left off. Apparently if you follow the blog, you have no idea what happened with the Yarn Ball! I did send out an email telling everyone to go to the .com to see a slide show. Now I'm telling everyone else I guess. Sorry I didn't say more at the time. We consider it to be a success, since we were able to raise $2,800 approximately. People chose their charity: either the VA community and hospital or Rwanda Knits. The proceeds were rather evenly split. Some of our members purchased afghans that were offered and then donated them to the VA. What great folks!

At the latest meeting Carol showed off another finished afghan for Linus project. Karen showed us a darling crusher she made for the Guatemala project. Amanda finished up a scarf that was very challenging (you can see a close up of the stitches) and will be a very nice present.

We were snowed out of our last meeting. Road clean up was difficult but everyone was getting around by the next day. We really didn't get blasted like the folks farther East. Well, I guess I finally have myself caught up. Now to enjoy the holidays!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Denise Comes Through

Awhile ago I offered my address in an email for anyone not able to make it to our group meetings but still wanting to make caps and hats for our current projects. Well, Denise K. sent these absolutely darling hats.

According to size, we'll place the hats with the correct group. 9" - 10" will go to Knit One Save One project and the hats will become part of an expectant mother's package with items designed to increase the chances that her child will survive. We include a tag that states well wishes and who made the hat.

Larger sizes will go to Guatemala with Carla ( a member of a dental group that cooperates with Children of the Americas). I like to think of them as "Smiley" hats because the children get a new smile. Guatemalans are a small people who need hats smaller than we wear.

I'm sure anyone would be glad to get one of Denise's hats. Don't be surprised if the darling hat with the earflaps becomes part of the Yarn Ball offerings. Or I should ask if Denise is okay with that? How do you feel about it Denise?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We've Been Busy

So I've been busy; but it's contract work that is sometimes not that interesting. But Robyn's working on a new book. Shhhh! So I've been busy for that.
Now Becky started working on this sweater as a "maybe" for the cable contest. Take a close look. There's a very intricate cable around the neckline. She's been so busy with other things that I think it must feel really good to finish up a knitted item. It looks great on her and it's a great looking sweater. However, it is not her entry in the cable contest: she's still working on the sweater that she feels has the requisite amount of cabling.
Carol keeps making great baby afghans for Linus Project. She got the yarn for this cutie from Free Trade but had to add some yarn of her own. Nice design, Carol!
Then there's Roxanne who is making the biggest afghan I have ever seen. She's making it for a bed for someone in her family. Don't want to give away any holiday secrets. But every bit of someone will be covered when they wrap up in this afghan! I'm actually not sure if it was complete when I took the pic.