Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Raffle Baskets

The Yarn Ball had three big raffle baskets. They can be seen here with the winners.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ball 2010

These are our attempts at creating pleasing displays for the Yarn Ball.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

News from Rwanda Knits

Karen notified Cari Clement of Rwanda Knits to tell her to look for the checks and the approximate total. Cari was thrilled to get the news. She constantly works long hours writing to get grants to support the cooperatives.

The first picture is a cowl produced by the knitters for Anthropologie. They made 750.
Indego Africa financed the yarn purchase.

Our donation along with grant monies will probably be used to purchase yarn to support the production of domestic school and team sweaters by the Ingenzi Knit Union (IKU).

The remainder of the pictures shows the women involved in some pretty intense knitting.
It's hard to believe but very rewarding to know that our efforts could be a real help.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Greeting Desk and Historical Display

Karen greeted everyone, explained things, and answered questions. Such as how do I win a door prize? Where do raffle tickets go? Can we eat that food? How do I make out this check?

Periodically we challenge ourselves and do a group project that more or less falls into the arts as opposed to crafts. The "Pittsburghscape" was invented & executed in 2005 and went to the CGOA convention in California that year. Having inspired the book "A Coat of Many Scrumbles", the cape also traveled to the CGOA convention in 2006, where it was photographed with the new cape. Also at the same con was "In the Garden", a wire bra that was entered into a "bra"vo contest. Wooly Dreams can only be termed an adventure into needlefelting; the wool is alpaca fur. Slated for the future? A Slice of Pittsburgh, another wallhanging.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Yarn Ball 2010 October 9

Meet the committee that organized the ball. Theresa, Becky, Lyn, Rebecca, Joe, Diane, and Karen.

This is the atmosphere section. A fantastic, yummy spread put on by Becky.
A fantastic view from the balcony. Great music. This is where I say: A good time was had by all!"