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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Delivery Day

This week's post is about last week too. Last Tuesday, after my 1 o'clock Chicks went home, I started feeling under the weather and didn't get to post the pictures of our labeling assembly line. But we did get to label and inventory all the items that went out for delivery today.
Our donation recipients were the residents of St. Anne Institute in Albany, NY where we were warmly greeted and thanked by Pat Leonard, Director of Volunteer Services. With this donation today, the Chicks have passed the 2,000 mark of items donated since we started in 2005!
Cinzia finished her cowl just in time to include it with...
her cabled mittens and off they went together today to warm a lovely young lady.
For this week, Barbara's feather and fan baby blanket is chugging along for our upcoming charity work.
And we haven't seen Kathleen in a few weeks since the weather turned so frigid. It was good to catch up with her today and see all the knitting she accomplished while being snowed in the last few weeks.
The pink hat is a Periwinkle Sheep yarn that is machine washable, great for baby knits.
Here is Kathleen's favorite Cabin Fever jacket pattern. It is a top down, seamless pattern that works up in a jiffy. And she had enough yarn for ...
a matching cap. Can't you picture a chubby cheeked cherub smiling under that lacy brim?
Another pair of mittens will be set aside for a future donation when we will need larger size items again.
Kathleen's keyhole scarf will stay put when it's worn on a windy day.
And her two cushy cowls will definitely keep someone cozy and warm.
We thought the last of this yarn had been used up but Kathleen found just enough to make another pair of mittens.
It was so nice to have a full house this afternoon. Busy little bees!
Elaine is working on this seed stitch border sweater in a pretty...
sweet pea green.
Hubby came home from work early and tempted us with chocolate treats from the Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic, Massachusetts. If you ever find yourself in their neck of the woods it's worth the extra few miles off the main road to check out their goodies. For Christmas breakfast this year I made their Pannetone into a baked French toast with a layer of their Pecan/Cherry bread. Wow! It was good! And you have to try a little chocolate treat they make called a boucheron. It's a mouthful of chocolate heaven!
Tonight Dorah and I knitted together while everyone else had conflicts with the schedule. Dorah started this darling hoodie. I think we were both attracted to the pattern more because of the cute baby cheeks than the pattern itself.
I started a pair of baby socks the other day and feel like it's taking forever to reach the 3 inch cuff length. They aren't that big! Why is it taking so long?
Probably because I've also been working on my son's sock blanket. Size 3 needles and fingering weight yarn takes a lot of patience to say the least. But I love the way it's coming along. The finished size will fit the top of a queen size bed so I'm only about 1/3 of the way through. Considering I started it June 14, 2014, I have made quite a bit of progress.
Let me say thank you to my team of dedicated knitters for again making a successful delivery day! You ladies are the best!!!

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