Sunday, May 2, 2010

Beginning of May

It seems we are okayed for the Yarn Ball date. This year it will be on October 9th, so we can (hopefully) take advantage of fall color and comfortable temperatures out on the deck. We will be at the same place as last year, the Thermo-Fisher Building next to the Hot Metal Bridge.

Several weeks ago I made a necklace from the latest Crochet Today. I thought the necklace turned out well. But we all thought that as a design for the Yarn Ball offering, it needed to be scaled down and colored threads would be more attractive to people. What do you think?

Amanda is making 3 of these caps for the "Ball". I love that color and the design is really cute. She also is making us labels to put in the items we make that tell how to clean the items. How professional is that? She's actually quite a label maker. Last year for the ball, Amanda made a "Yarn Ball" label for the wine her husband made and she brought to the ball. No, we won't be selling wine!

Behind the large Steeler helmet afghan is Theresa. I would kid her about hiding behind it, except it really shows how big this project is! Figuring that a male "fan" might really like this afghan, she made it larger than most. Anyone out there interested in getting hold of this afghan before the "Ball"? Contact me. Charity donations are welcome year round.

Lyn has been making amigurumi again for the "Ball". These mushrooms go up in size and have corresponding dots on their caps 1-4. A great teaching tool. But even if they weren't, I think tots would love them. Lyn also made a starfish. We think Amelia approves of this design, too!


Susan said...

Is there ANY way of getting the pattern to make the Steelers' helmet afghan? My husband is deployed and a huge Steelers fan. He would LOVE this!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
This is a pattern that was put together by the crocheter, Theresa. I will contact her and see what information we can get for you. This afghan was made to be sold at our yarn ball to raise money for charity. It is made to the dimensions of a twin bed so it can be used as a bed cover, too.