6 Boxes

IMG_7952 I got notifications that I had six boxes to be picked up.  wow – the six boxes were here.  Lisa O had told me that she had shipped off six boxes to NYCHHI.  I was excited to see what was in it.

We unloaded them, and Justin decided he wanted to play jenga with them.  Silly boy.

But I couldn’t open them right away – I had to wait until the weekend to open them up.  I wanted to take my time to enjoy going through the boxes, and not rush through them.

Want to know what’s inside?  Here they are … Ready?

… 32 baby hats … and a blanket/afghan.  Don’t you just love those colours?

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… 8 scarves  …

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… and granny squares … and a skein of yarn to join them together.

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How many granny squares?  206.  Yep.  206 of them – I counted them all.

Joining party, anybody?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Donations

I finally managed to sort through the donations that came in over the summer. For some, I did manage a quick photo and post over on the Facebook page, but not on here because I wanted to feature them properly.  Next time, I’ll do better and post quick posts to both.

Yarn donations came in anonymously.  Thank you so much for these.  If you see your donation here, let me know, so that we can thank you properly.

 

I also had two meet-ups – thanks to Kerri and Joanne for your generous contributions!

And there was an anonymous hats donation that came in.  Well, I couldn’t find the name on the box/packaage/return label.  So if this is your donation, please let us know so that we can thank you properly.

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Hats, scarves and blanket from Diane K and Cyndy S.   Thanks so much for your generous contributions!

We are off to a great start this year, and ready for the winter cold!

Thank you all for your help and support of the cause.

 

 

 

 

Getting Ready for the Cold Winds

Hello all!  I hope this finds you well and summer is treating you well!
I know … it’s almost the end of summer … those cold winds are coming back … we’re all going to be bundled up again … I’m not ready for that so soon!  Well, we can’t stop Mother Nature either …

So it’s time to pick up hooks, needles and yarn to work on winter items before the cold winds blow in.  We received some yarn donations and I picked up this bright-coloured ball of yarn, and came up with this.

 

 

 

I really like how this turned out.  I’ve written out the pattern for the hat, which can be found here.

Enjoy the pattern.  I hope to be able to get a few of these done before the cold winds come …

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse Mission

It has been a while since the last post … sincere apologies for that. Life has a way of just stacking up on you, and then there are not enough hours in a day to get all done.  I promise to time manage better this year.

First off … a new addition to our list of projects to keep others warm.  I received an email from Ann S.  about The Lighthouse Mission, an organization that does many wonderful things for the needy in Long Island, NY, among which is to distribute food to them.  At the long lines for the food, there were many who did not have warm winter clothes, and if we could send them anything?  Well, of course we could.

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I packed up three boxes of your wonderful creations, and shipped them out.  Since it was late at night and almost falling asleep, I also forgot to include a card or flyer about us.  No matter.  I’ll pack up another box when I can, and include everything in that box.

Check out on What We’re Working On for more details on this, and other projects.

And sincere thanks for all that you do to help and support this cause.

 

A change of pace – crocheting

A change of pace – crocheting

marissafh:

Here’s an idea for your hats … a band around the edge. Go to Ravelry for the pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/banded-toque-with-shell-edge)

Originally posted on Lisa Adcock Designs:

Yes, the Knitwit can crochet! Actually, I have many more years of crochet experience than knitting although I much prefer knitting. I wanted a change so I decided to do some stashbusting and make a few hats for charity. The result? A new hat pattern published on Ravelry.com this morning called “Banded toque with shell edge“.

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The hat uses a specialty yarn from Jo-Ann’s called Wave. I’ve had it in my stash for a few years because I hadn’t figured out how to use until I realized I could embellish a plain hat with it! Crocheting with it required me to slow down and make sure I pulled each of my loops through the stitches so I wasn’t crocheting too tightly. I suppose the other option would have been for me to increase my hook size for the decorative band.

What kind of colors can you make in…

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