There are some pretty serious cancer treatments out there. Sometimes the patients require a hospital stay. This can be pretty devastating being stuck in a room for days on end and most times these patients are not even allowed flowers due to the seriousness of their condition and treatments.
Here is a delivery of blankets and shawls to cheer up the rooms. The patient knows that somebody cared enough to take the time to knit or crochet them something special and they get to take their gift home with them at the end of their stay!
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.
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!
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.
Knitting at tire store waiting for my snow tires. Scarf to go with girl’s mittens knitted for disadvantaged child.
A woman was intrigued and is going to join our knit and crochet for charity group in January, yay!
Thank you Alex for sending these awesome squares for the prayer blankets.
These patterns are amazing!
Our church is collecting 10 inch squares from knitters and crocheters to sew into prayer blankets. We are thrilled to have some travel all the way from Arizona to add to our collection!
These are my first mittens! They are a lot smaller than they look, for a first grader’s itty bitty hands.
I am also making a matching scarf. This is also my first scarf.
They will be given to a grade school child (I am sure a girl because of the bright pink!) at one of the two schools our church knitting and crocheting group is making mittens and scarves for disadvantaged children.
This project is rewarding. Another blogger told me that to receive something someone put time and effort into was a huge gift emotionally. Next up are some boys’ mittens in an appropriate boy color.
I am leaving the little strings for my teacher to make sure I finished properly and that these mittens don’t unravel away….
Alex has a “Sample Stash”. She has been saving all her samples from her yarn adventures since she started crocheting, so at least for the last 15 years. She even saves the instructions and ties them on to the samples.
After hearing about our knitting and crocheting for charity group and the quilting ladies that also have been doing fidget quilts for the memory impaired she realized that her “Sample Stash” was the perfect donation of dangly things to attach to the fidget quilts and the twiddlemuffs for memory impaired.
For some reason she made these tiny hats and scarves for the wee folk, the elves, leprechauns and faeries. She is part Irish and part Gypsy so I think it is some kind of warding off the evil thing.
Thank you for donating your memories Alex, it will be a meaningful addition to the fidget quilts and twiddlemuffs and make them very special.
In an effort to move forward with my knitting I bought this fun calendar from a local yarn shop, “the recycled lamb”.
What an adorable shop and a great group of knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers and other needlework fanciers!
I dropped in at their monthly Knit Knite night and it was a packed house. The event is free and designed to share projects different members of the group are working on. They were so kind to this new knitter and were very helpful, friendly and encouraging. They gave me the courage to get past just knit and purl.
Yikes, I didn’t even know what I was reading here. It looks like a foreign language to me. Find an easier page.
Take a deep breath and do a search on YouTube for knit Cross 2 Back (C2B) and knit Cross 2 Front (C2F).
I am working on ten inch squares for prayer blankets. Here is my latest square. Wish me luck!
The most recent get together our knitting and crochet for homeless and other charities group had was another success.
The weather was great so the kids wanted to play outside. This took the pressure off of me trying to keep up with them so I actually did some knitting!
Nancy got me started with the casting on. I asked her how she knew how long of a tail to start with and she gave me a wicked smile and told me that it was a guess….
She made the mistake of complimenting me on my tension and even stitches. Well I got cocky and made a whole row mistake Didn’t even catch it . Nancy diplomatically pointed it out and I asked her if I needed to start over. She gave me an impish (I think she might have leprechaun in her) smile and said “Heck no, that’s called a design feature and will make your piece unique!”
Bless her heart. I now have a new mission, to be “Queen of the Design Feature”!