Saturday, September 30, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
THE GOOD SCARF PROJECT
Inspired by the children's book
"Nell knits ... a lot.
She knits blankets for new babies, socks and hats and mittens for the children's home, and scarves for everyone in her family.
What Nell doesn't do is talk a lot . . . not until a small, unexpected
Check out the book and the lovely idea for the GOOD SCARF PROJECT.
Here's how it works:
"With the good scarf project, Nell and her friends hope to promote the idea of doing good while having fun knitting. An individual or group knits a piece of what will become a "virtual" scarf. Each section is knit in honor of something good."
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
"Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have a blog, or a digital camera."
Friday, September 15, 2006
Silly me for trying to make plans on a "school night". Naturally after I turned around and came home, the weather cleared up. So I sat on my couch, knitting, and watching some of the game.
I sadly missed the event, but here's a great picture of two knitting wannabes, trying their hand at our precious craft at Wednesday's Stitch 'n Pitch. (Ann & Louise's husbands) "Perhaps they'll "get it" one day!!"
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Chris Jr. & Sue
Ann, our Newsletter Editor
The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Miriam giving out raffle prizes
Prizes and free pattern leaflets were generously donated by
Spinrite is the largest producer and marketer of craft yarn in Canada and one of the largest and fastest growing in the U.S.
Our grand prize winner, never too early to start learning to knit.
This is event is sponsored by the
CRAFT YARN COUNCIL OF AMERICA
NORTHCOAST KNITTING GUILD
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
So, for my new attempt at Knitting Socks, I have ordered from Amazon.com
the book, "KNIT SOCKS" by Betsy McCarthy
Knit Picks size 1 and 2 double pointed needles......
Monday, September 04, 2006
Cascade 220 and Crystal Palace Squiggle
modified SPRING FLING BAG
"COMFORTABLE FELTED SWING BAG"
LAMB'S PRIDE BULKY (color M-26 Medieval Red)
and BERROCO ZAP COLORS (#3456)
SPRING FLING BAG from the book "PURSENALITES" by Eva Wiechmann
Check out previous post "3 bags ready to felt" for BEFORE FELTING photos !
Friday, September 01, 2006
is an organization that started out of love for knitting and love for children.
CUBS FOR KIDS, an organization that started out of love for knitting and love for children,
Knitters provide their creativity and yarn and the bears are then gift wrapped and distributed in EARLY DECEMBER to children ages 3 - 6 in homeless shelters throughout the country.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Signs ups are now open !!!
Deadline to sign up: September 30, 20062.
Matches will be distributed: On or before October 15, 20063.
Secret Pal dates: October 15, 2006 though January 31, 2007
For those of you who have been observing these secret pal exchanges from the sidelines, NOW is your chance to particpate. How fun to be on both the giving and receiving end.
There are 3 basic requirements:
1. Blog: Having a blog (or website) is mandatory for participating in this program.
2. You must set up an anonymous email address such as the free ones from Hotmail or Yahoo so you can contact your SP buddy without giving away your identity.
3. Minimum Contribution: $60 in US dollars over the course of the three months of the exchange. This does not include the value of your time if you make something or any postage costs. That's just $20.00 a month.
CHECK IT OUT AND MAYBE WE'LL BE SECRET PALS !!!