Archive for December, 2007

Knitting for Charity

I came across a volunteer program that I am thinking about signing up to do, probably after March of 08.  Financially I will be in much better shape, and hopefully I’ll be able to find a babysitter for Johnathan so I don’t have to depend on mom so much.

Anyways, it’s called Knit for Life.  The cause is something near and dear to my heart.  My aunt has breast cancer as we speak and not doing so well, and I personally know how therapeutic knitting can be.  I just hope that I am able to teach someone else how to knit.  I have given a couple of people refresher courses, but I haven’t taught anyone other than myself to knit from scratch.  We shall see.  I am supposed to be teaching a co-worker of mine to knit this winter, so part of it will be dependent on whether I can get out of my head and into words what I am trying to say.

The other thing I wanted to bring up was this site.  She puts up all these great sites and tidbits that I know I will be checking out frequently.

Christmas knitting is still trudging along.  I am still working on my secret pals scarf.  I am about half way done with it.  I hope to finish it today while I am home from work with the kiddo.

That’s it for now!

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Washcloths, beanie, and scarf oh my!

Update on Christmas knitting. I completed not Branching Out for mom, but another more simple lace scarf. I figured it would be better to finish something that wouldn’t take me forever because I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, as opposed to having to give her an IOU come Christmas because I have so much other knitting to do!

Mom’s Scarf:

Mom's Christmas PresentMade out of 1 skein of Joann’s Sensations Bellezza Collection Stellina Yarn. It was actually a pleasant yarn to knit with. It has a nice sheen to it because it has a shiny bit wound into the yarn. Pattern here.

Dad’s Beanie:

Dad's Beanie This is made out of the Telemark by Knitpick’s in Charcoal Heather. I have one of the fingerless mits done also, but am not going to post that until I’m done with both. This was done on US4’s, my own pattern. Just a simple ribbed brim beanie with basic decreasing. The top of said beanie, modelled once again by baby boy’s red monkey: Top view of beanie

And last but not least, a buttload of washcloths. And yes, that’s my technical term! I have more but have yet to dig them out from their hiding place, and I think I still have to weave their ends in. I am 4 rows away from completing another one that is white and rose. Like it a lot. I have yet to get tired of this pattern! It always keeps me occupied.


Now to go post all of these same pics at the Holiday KAL CAL!

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