Sunday, December 28, 2014

SciFi Chris here!  Hoping your holidays were merry and bright, and your New Year will be full of colorful yarn and no major tangles!
Three Rivers Crochet’s annual charity fundraiser at the Wilkins School Community Center raised $2488 for Rwanda Knits and Pittsburgh Vets.  Many, many thanks to the folks who bought items at the sale, made items for the sale, and worked the sale.

3RC isn’t slowing down in the new year!  Our next charity contribution is donating items to the Butler County Humane Society fundraiser.  We are making items to be sold at their February 13th event.  Some items will be sold outright and some will be raffled off.   Donations can be brought to the weekly 3RC meeting at Panera Bread near Magee Hospital.  Items need to be brought in by Saturday, January 31st.  What type of items?  Things for pets, stuff for pet owners.  For example, dog coats for walkies on cold days, doo bag holders, cat toys, and pet beds/mats. is a superawesome place to find patterns for pet items.

Of course, 3RC folks also make items for themselves or their friends and family.  Here’s some photos from the December 27th meeting.  
 Carol is making an afghan for her grandson.  She makes stripes and then sews them together, rather than making many little blocks and sewing them together.  The paper is her plan for how the color blocks will be placed.

 Original Chris was given some hand dyed yarn from (I believe) Guatemala.  The top yarn was dyed with carrots, the bottom with beetles.

 In Nicole's neighborhood is a memorial for firefighters.  Included is a statue of a dalmatian holding a firefighter's helmet.  Some of the local kids were concerned that the dog statue would be cold and so therefore needed a scarf.  Nicole kindly agreed to make this colorful scarf for the dalmatian statue.

 Pat is working on a ruffle scarf, in a gorgeous sparkling blue.  Diane is assisting in the trickier than it looks project.

 Doug, wearing the very spiffy steampunk style gloves made by Theresa with yarn she dyed, is working on his latest project, finger crochet.  Just like the name implies, its crocheting using your finger instead of a hook. 

 New folks, Sarah and Katrina!  Always exciting when new folks find us.  Katrina is working on a hat in a lovely, soft, subtly variegated black yarn.  She also showed us photos of an 'ugly' Christmas sweater she made, which won her office ugly sweater contest and an adorable vampire doll she made. 

 Projects, lots and lots of projects!

 Edith, finishing up a beautiful lace top for her sister.

As always, we meet every Saturday at the Panera near Magee Hospital, from 2pm to 5pm or whenever.  Hope to see you there!