Finally Done! Knitting for Charity.

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Finally completed a knitting project! Two sets of mittens and one scarf for little girls who are in need. At least I got them done before summer!

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Knitting and Crocheting for Cancer Patients

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I joined the Simpson Knitting and Crocheting group to learn to knit and crochet.  The group is focused on charity work and are a very talented bunch of craftswomen.

Here are some hats I delivered this week to the Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology department.  Many of the patients have already gone through chemotherapy and have lost their hair.  The staff at Good Sam was excited to receive this donation as with the colder weather coming to Colorado they knew the hats would be appreciated.

I never imagined I would be delivering these donations as one of the patients!  I now personally realize the feeling of gratitude that absolute strangers are reaching out to those in need.  Every time a recipient dons one of these hats they will remember that they are in the thoughts and prayers of our group.  A positive and hopeful attitude is very important to recovery.

Now I just wish I could learn to knit or crochet!

 

 

 

 

Update on Knitting for Charity

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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….

Finally a Real Knitting Project

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So after months and months of practicing knitting squares, trying to learn stitches and get some tension control, I am finally starting a real project.

Our knit and crochet for charity group is making mittens for underprivileged children at two elementary schools.  I am making mittens with a matching scarf.

I am also learning how to knit in the round, yay – no seam to sew!

Can’t tell how my tension is because I have only done a few rows:)

I’ll let you know if I can figure out the pattern when I get to the thumb, sigh.

Anyway, wish me luck……

Charity Knitting, Crochet and Sewing at Simpson United Methodist Church Update

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October 4, 2015 Paster Tezenlo Thong blessed the projects of the charity knitting, crochet and sewing group.

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The group has been busy, hats for chemotherapy patients, mittens for local elementary school children, squares for prayer blankets, more hats and scarves for Denver’s homeless community, small socks for preemies and tons more.

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The group has also been blessed with many donations.  Including some ladies who actually donated part or all of their stashes!  Giving up part of your stash is giving up something you discovered in your travels so it is not only a selfless donation but it is sharing memories that travel with the stash.  Those ladies who gave up part or all of their stashes are real heroes, generous of heart and deed.

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After the blessing we took some of the finished projects to a local yarn shop, Knit Knack located in our own down town Arvada.  Knit Knack works closely with a group called Knitting4Peace and gratefully accepted the donations.  The owner of the shop also gave us all discounts towards purchases for future projects.  Thank you Gerri Bragdon!

My Daughter’s Secret Sample Stash

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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.

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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.

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Thank you for donating your memories Alex, it will be a meaningful addition to the fidget quilts and twiddlemuffs and make them very special.

Love You!