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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Yarn Menagerie

Well, here they are! All 29 of the critters we've been knitting for the last three months. There is Baaahhh-ry front and center, and Miffy on the floor in her pretty orange dress. Sammy is hiding behind Baaahhh-ry and Big Jake is beside him. The Cinderella mice are on the left side of the sheep. I wonder what names the children will give them. We had a good time making our little critters and we'll be sending them off to their new homes with prayers of love attached.
In addition to all the animals, we also knitted cowls, headbands, scarves, hats, mittens, sweaters. In all, our grand total was 65 items. They will all be going to a sibling support group called
The Bus Stop Club in East Greenbush, New York.
Carole and Maureen helped attach labels...
And then everybody went into a bag. It looks like Big Jake is trying to escape!
Barbara finished her hat from last week and is planning on a mistake scarf too.
I made some progress on my ripple scarf. At least I had to start the second ball of yarn. It's slow going but then sometimes I'm too impatient with a project. When I look back to the date I started something I'm almost always amazed that it really didn't take as long to knit as I imagined it did.
Our upcoming project is for the Capital City Rescue Mission. We'll be making all sorts of warm winter clothing to be delivered at the beginning of September. Be prepared to see scarves and hats and sweaters when we should be thinking cool thoughts. But we want to be sure the clients have time to select what they need before the weather turns cold. 
We'll just have to drink lots of iced tea!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

You guys are incredible. Thank you for all the good work you do.