Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some Charity Knitting

These are the knitted items I turned in on Thursday evening when our knitting guild made their donations to the Salvation Army. The sweaters are from our KAL using Margaret Hubert's pattern for the Very Easy Child's Sweater and Hat. Our guild is featured on Margaret's blog if you would like to take a look. http://margaretshooksandneedles.blogspot.com

The keyhole scarves were a Mystery KAL for the guild. Apparently, they are addictive as I did not stop at just one. This is an online pattern, that I changed slightly. When I made this, I worked the two-row pattern for 27 inches (rather than the 14 inches in the pattern) before I made the keyhole and continued as written. You can find this pattern at http://fireflowerknits.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/quick-no-purl-keyhole-scarf

I also finished a Prayer Shawl that just needs the ends woven in and a photograph taken. I'll post that soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Visit to Elementary School

Today Dad and I had a pleasure of visiting Ms. Dixon's classroom. We met her Young Fives class in the morning and her Kindergarten class in the afternoon. I saw the classroom shortly after Emily moved into it and was TOTALLY amazed today at all the wonderful things she has done with the room. It is so bright and cheerful. The children are so lucky to have such a creative, energetic, and caring teacher. I am so proud to be this teacher's Mom.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall Leaves and Knitting

The leaves are nearing the end of the beautiful Fall show here in SE Michigan. We raked plenty of leaves in the backyard on Tuesday and this is what I saw from the family room window this morning. Yes, our backyard has filled up again with leaves. There are more to come down and soon the trees will be bare and snow will fall. For now we still enjoy the spendor of Fall.
I am nearing the end of another prayer shawl. I knitted on this yesterday evening. I am using Lion Brand Homespun "Tudor" for this shawl.

I am also working on several charity knitting projects for our local Salvation Army. Below is another side-to-side toddler sweater that I will probably embellish with some decorative
buttons. The other photo below is a mystery KAL challenge issued to our Guild to knit some more things for our local Salvation Army. I can't show a picture of the entire finished object because that is part of the mystery. Obviously, I have good intentions since I have two more skeins of yarn for two more mystery items. The mystery items are knitted with Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick. The side-to-side sweater is Vanna's Choice "Beige".