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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scarves and Hats and Mittens, OH MY!

Our current project is warm clothing for returning female war veterans who are homeless. There is a shelter that just opened near here that will house 11 or so clients and we're excited to be able to help contribute as a way of saying thanks.

Barbara knitted this hat a few weeks ago and was inspired to make a pair of mittens to match. She worked out the pattern in her head and POOF! she made them! I love her imagination and daring attitude to think something can be done and then she does it! And she made them left and right! I'm proud of you Barb!
Kathleen the Amazing Knitter is at it again too. She brought in a boatload of finished items this week. She started with this cabled vest...
a lapful of scarves....
a smart looking hat....
and two more hats with this lovely lattice pattern. The other hat is a pretty forest green.
Liz is making a hat to match the scarf she was working on last week. This hat will have a jaunty little flower accent on the brim when it's completed.
Liz also contributed three more scarves.
The two darker ones have a ladder novelty yarn worked into the pattern. Very striking!
But the ladies had to leave early as the dark clouds rolled in. Just as they pulled away from the house the sky opened up and we had a doozy of a thunderstorm!
We stayed indoors tonight. It was actually too cold to sit on the deck. Quite a change from last week's 90 degree temps.

Beth worked on her purple scarf....
and Maureen on her reversible stripes scarf.
I'm still working on the sock from last time but finally made it to the decrease for the toe section.

I'll be taking the next few weeks off to help out with Moose and my daughter and son-in-law while they await the birth of Moose's baby brother. If I find a few minutes of free time I'll stop by to say hello. In the meantime, keep those needles clicking!


Mare said...

Enjoy your time with Family and i will be praying that the birth is an easy one!

AlisonH said...

Oh! Thank you! Now I think I finally know what I'll do with some yarn I was gifted with a few days ago. Thank you to everybody for their generous knitting for others, and for the inspiration!