Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Hug for Holly

Holly has to undergo a procedure that can be a scary, so I knit her a Spiritual Hug (Prayer Shawl) to lend her comfort.

Pattern: 5x5 Blocks and 5x3 Bricks
Yarn: Caron One Pound-Green and Red Heart-Warm Brown
Fringe: Triple Knot Fringe
Project started: June 19, 2009
Project finished: July 1, 2009
Gifted at the time of the full moon on July 7, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you Holly!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Baby Blanket for Lori's First Granddaughter

Congratulations Lori McCracken-Ishii! I hope you are enjoying your grand daughter!
Pattern Source: converted this dishcloth pattern into a blanket with a simple border.
Completed June 2, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Volunteering Again! My small part.....

I am volunteering to knit 6x9 rectangles for This voluteer group takes the rectangles, sorts them, designs the layout, assembles them, washes and packages them for distribution to our Armed Forces wounded. The afghans are distributed to 10 military hospitals state-side and abroad.

Here I am crocheting rectangles from volunteers like me. I requested a blanket that needed assemblying from my Rectangle Collector contact.

I will be sending this one back for final washing, photographing, packing and distribution. Hopefully it will bring some comfort to one of our wounded warriors.
If you would like to contibute to this cause but can not knit or crochet, there is a wish list of needs! Click here to see the list: Then contact me and I will get your donations to the voluteer group! THIS IS A VOLUNTEER GROUP, THIS IS NOT A 501 ORGANIZATION. DONATIONS ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hilary's Afghan

I made this for one of my best friends. Hilary received this on St. Valentine's Day as a token of my love for her. She's been there when most would have ran screaming in the other direction! We have been close for over 20 years.

Pattern Source:
Name Squares: Instead of garter stitching the letters, I did them in stockingnette stitch and did the Intarsia technique.

Other Squares: From the book "Learn to Knit Afghan" by Barbara G. Walker

Needle size: US 10
Yarn: worsted weight 100% acrylic
Time invested: approx. 150 hours.

Thank you Hilary! You are such a wonderful friend!