Sunday, July 23, 2017

Welcome Blanket

 My LYS (local yarn shop) is sponsoring this project for the refugee program.  Somewhat political, I was criticized on Facebook for knitting these squares.  I thought my privacy settings were for "friends only" but somehow that was not the case.  I was told by an unknown individual that I should be knitting for vets and the homeless instead.  I informed this gentleman that if they were sponsored I would knit for them as well.  I didn't like the word "instead" and wished he had said "also".

I felt challenged so I "turnaround play" was appropriate.  I asked what he was doing to make this a "better world".  He did not respond.  I'm not surprised. 
 I've knitted for other charities in the past.  It's always very satisfying.  In this case, we were asked to purchase two skeins of Ella Rae Chunky Superwash.  It is fantastic to knit with and two skeins completes three 10" squares.  Sixteen squares (40"x40") are needed for the blanket.  It will be interesting as to how they will be assembled as there are many "different looks" that can be achieved.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Knitting For A Cure

A few months ago, my LYS, "Must Love Yarn",  was sponsoring the purchase of this pink yarn to help fund cancer research.  

I purchased a set of these crochet needles.  It didn't take much convincing.  It's like being a child when you wanted all the different colored crayons.  I already own the pink Denise Needles (knitting) set. 

 A gift of yarn and a pattern to knit one of the scarves on display was being donated to a cancer patient/survivor.  Below are the beautiful selections.

 With my next posting, I will show you which one of these scarves I knitted and what accessory is a WIP that is so much fun and very whimsical.

Happy Knitting!