Knitting and Crocheting for Charity Delivery

A delivery to the oncology department.  We send hats, scarves, lap blankets or shawls.  These are given to the patients, care givers and nurses in the chemotherapy room.  They also are given to inpatient cancer patients to make their room a little more personal with a gift of a hand made little something.  They can look forward to taking their gift home at the end of their stay.

Note the blue and orange hat, GO BRONCOS!

And the cerveza box has magazines and books.

What did I manage to personally include?

A hand knitted lap blanket.

 

 

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Scrap Blanket Confession

I recently purchased a knitting book that had a beautiful blanket knitted from your scrap yarn.

The idea was to knit each row with a different string of yarn to use up your scraps.   Because each row was different you could use any weight of yarn, just alternate the weights to keep a flat blanket.

If you had enough scrap yard you could do a theme like cool colors only or warm colors. Or you could group the cool colors together and gradually work towards the warm colors.  Whatever your scraps allowed you to do.

Well being a new knitter and only having completed a few projects, I have a no scraps.

So I created my own version of scraps…  I’m buying different skeins of yarn that are on sale.   I’ll probably have enough “scraps” to knit many lap blankets for my chemo ministry.   And I am leaning towards cool colors for calming blankets.

Thrift Store Rescue!

Another cute bag rescued from the thrift store.  I wash these and give them to new members in our knit and crochet for charity group for their projects.

Yikes! I didn’t notice it was reversible with a nice pocket for row counter, stitch markers, etc.

 

Welcome Renee!

Thrift Store Rescue!

 

This cute bag was in its last week at the thrift store.  Destined to become a rag. ☹️😟

Now it has be rescued, washed and given to the newest member of our knit and crochet group to hold her latest project.

One of these hats for disadvantaged children this fall!

Welcome Karen!

Knitting and Crochet for Charity, Getting Ready for Winter

Our church group does a lot of knitting and crochet for charity.  We need to start now to have enough items for all our favorite charities this fall.

These cutie pies are toppers for hats for children.  The kit comes with enough yarn for a hat or scarf for a child and an adorable topper (the scarf cleverly has a slot where the little animal gets pushed through-no struggling by a small child to wrap a scarf around the neck).  These were on sale because… well… who wants to knit warm hats during the summer?  We have two grade schools with disadvantaged children who come to school without hats, scarves or mittens.  The ladies are excited to get a head start on providing them some warmth.

The Three ???

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Henry here, guest blogger on sanseilife.  Mom caught us cavorting in the snow earlier this week and took this photo, I’m the one in action.

She wanted to call us The Three Stooges…  Well as you know I  have been watching a little TV lately so know who the Three Stooges are and that’s not us.

I was thinking of The Three Musketeers or Les Trois Mousquetaires here at Chez Matsumoto.

  • D’Artagnan, the young wannabee Musketeer, that’s me.  I am fitting into the pack but it ain’t easy.  I have to prove I deserve their respect.
  • Athos strikes me as an uncle figure and that is what Monty is to me.  He has really taken me under his paw and is showing me the ropes.
  • Aramis handsome and loves the women and so that would be my human brother Nick.  Mom will do a sketch of the 2 of us some day soon.
  • Porthos is the strong and stubborn Musketeer, Roscoe to a tail wag.  If I get scared I stand right under him for his strength.

The only other other option is the Three Little Pigs and Mom just better not go there.