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Wednesday, January 6, 2010


In spite of the fact that it was 22 degrees outside today, I called my neighbor to go for a walk. I searched through the hatbox and found my old earflap hat that I used to use for cross country skiing. It is bright hot pink so I knew traffic would have no trouble seeing me! LOL! We braved the cold and some wind for 45 minutes and then had to call it quits because we couldn't feel our legs and noses anymore. But it felt so good to get out and feel the fresh air.
This week with the Chicks featured Kathleen with four new things she knitted since we last met. The baby hoodie, a pair of mittens, and two carriage blankets will be saved for our upcoming donations to the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Since most of the clients come from warm countries, they are certainly going to need some warm fuzzies to cozy up to.
Elaine finished her hat on which she worked last week. That will go into the inventory for USCRI also. It's a pretty oatmeal color yarn.
Sheila has made great progress on her scarf and is feeling confident about finding mistakes and fixing them. Good job Sheila!
I finished a quick scarf from called "La Neckerchief Scarf". It's a free pattern and it took all of six hours to make. I used some donated yarn, Koigu Kersti and this also will go to USCRI.
Using Mirasol Chirapa 100% merino wool, I also made the same scarf and a matching hat. The hat pattern comes from the book "101 Small Indulgences: Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders". It's called the Wysteria Waves Beanie.
I thought the chevron lace was a pretty touch to an otherwise plain hat. And maybe it will just make living in a cold climate a little more tolerable for someone who misses their home in warmer temperatures.
Well, I don't know about you, but I'm going to sit by the fire tonight. Stay warm and well!

1 comment:

Elise said...

Love how the neckerchief turned out! Yeah for Koigu!! See you later tonight.