Friday, January 09, 2009
More hats and leaves
I knit at Aloha Yarns Thursday with Kim, Tia and Sandy. I got a wonderful set of blocking wires made by the talented (and blogless) Sandy and her husband from some aluminum wires and PVC pipe. I borrowed some a while back from Opal and I must say they made such a difference when blocking Feather and Fan Shawl.
Namea of Aloha Yarn is such a friendly warm person, and she carries some very tempting yarns!
This month for me so far has been about knitting for others. I sent three leaves to the The TikkunTree Project, "A community art project: growing peace stitch by stitch". I also made two more for me. One is Paton's DK crepe picked up in the thrift store, and smaller one, left-over Koigu on size 1 needles. Totoro loves these leaves.
I sent off 2 helmetliners and one beanie to Citizen Sam. I hate the thought of our American men freezing in Afghanistan.
I also knit 5 hats from my left over Lamb's Pride. 4 of them are from the free pattern by Fiona. I will be sending these to Warm Woolies.
Now that these are done, I have no excuse not to turn the heel on Fish Scale sock number one or continue knitting on Basketweave Vest.
BTW, despite fallen weepy meringue, the coconut cream pie was a hit and is now all gone!