Monday, December 31, 2007

Sending a BIG HELLO!

Hello Everyone!

My name is Kecia and I am very pleased to be here with a group of like minded people. I've been crocheting and knit boarding for charity for a few years now and I learned to knit about 9 months ago. My output has slowed as of late and I hope to use this group as motivation to keep creating.

My favorite organization to donate to is Cangleska, Inc , a battered women's shelter on Pine Ridge Reservation.

I wish you all happy creating! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's update posts.

Take Care,

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hi, Nice to Meet You!

Hello, my name is Jill.

I'm in my early twenties... I work in Education and I play in crafts. I really enjoy knitting and love donating some of my finished pieces to people who really need it. I'm delighted to join this KAL with others who are likeminded.

For the past two years I have been knitting to support Project Warm-Up, a program through the Whatcom Volunteer Center in northwestern Washington State. The program collects donations throughout the year and each November donates to local agencies. This year I'll be doing the same... in addition to a matching donation to Warm Woolies. I really like the idea of warming up someone close by and someone far away.

Good luck with everyone's knitting. I can't wait to see what this KAL produces!

A Few Buttons....

Thanks so much to everyone for their introductions so far! It's been great getting to "meet" all of you and hear what charities you enjoy contributing to. I hope to get my own introduction up here shortly but for now I just wanted to let you know that I've created some buttons for the KAL that can be found in our sidebar. Anyone else that likes to make buttons is free to contribute as well! Just send me the image and I'll get it posted in our sidebar. Please remember, when you take the button for your blog, to save the image to your own computer first and then go from there. It's troublesome for the site if you link directly to us :) If you need any help at all with the buttons and using them on your blog, feel free to drop me a note and I'll help you get it sorted out. Until then, enjoy and I'll be back soon with some info about my own self :)

One FO down!

I finished the pink hat I was working on, what do you think? It will go to my aunt who just started treatment for breast cancer. I used a little less than one ball of Sugar n Cream self striping in #21732 Pinky Stripes.

SABLE = stash acquisition beyond life expectancy. You have so much yarn that even if you stopped buying more and knit all the time, you could knit for the rest of your life and not run out. We lost my MIL to breast cancer 3 years ago right before Christmas, and I was offered her needles and yarn and sewing supplies. She didn't have any daughters, and her other daughter in law is not a big crafter. (Though my sister in law did just supply me with a victim, I mean target, I mean new baby to shower with handknits. :-)


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hello There!

Time to introduce myself as well. I'm Lynn, married with 2 kids and I really enjoy knitting for charity. I cross stitch and quilt as well as knit, but this has definitely been the year of the knit. I was gifted a huge bag of acrylic yarns and I've doubled them to make some cat blankies for my local animal shelter. They LOVED them! I've also knit for Afghans for Afghans, Children In Common, Norma's Red Scarf Project, Soaring Eagles and Warm Up America. Of all of these, the animal shelter and Children In Common (or CIC) are my favorites.

I'm looking forward in being in a KAL where other people are interested in knitting for others in need.


My intro:

My name is Hayley and I am 20 years old.I've been crocheting since I was 5 and knitting for about 6 years now.I'm also getting married on May 1st.I'm aunt to 4 girls and 3 boys ages from 10 to 3.
I wanted to show a picture of my first two finished projects for charity this coming 12 months:


2 pairs of slippers! Easy pattern, knit a rectangle big enough to fit around the foot, sew it up, crochet cuff, your done!These ones are 5" long and will probably fit a 2-3 year old.

I'm looking forward to posting more and seeing everyones projects!

TTYL Hayley

Hi, everyone

I'm a bit new to blogging, so let me introduce myself. I'm Elizabeth, also known as Slytheringrrl. I just started blogging, but have been knitting for some time. There are so many good knitting causes that it's hard to decide; in the past I've sent things to Dulaan and Project Linus but there are so many places that need help. I like doing work for babies, as the projects are portable and go quickly. Fairview Hospital (where I was born) gives a new hat to every baby born there, and they even give you the yarn, which is very nice for a knitter on a budget. I've got a few done but need to do a few more. I've also made a pair of socks for Children in Common and a bear for the Mother Bear project. So, I suppose my goal is to do more of what I've already done to make it worth mailing a package.

OTN: a sock, a hat, sudoku afghan squares (same color or pattern not in the same row or column) on square 2 of 81. However, I got some yarn for Christmas and have a nice stash including some from my MIL who really did achieve SABLE. I miss her, so I like to use her yarn for something "worth it". We're going to the movies tonight so I think I will be able to crank on the hat, as it's in the stockinette section.


Friday, December 28, 2007

Introductions Anyone?

So what would you think of us all introducing ourselves? I recognize a lot of you from different swaps, but I'd like to know more about you and what you're knitting.

I'm Jess from Knitoneblogtoo and 4 P's in a Pod. I have 2 little girls, a husband and a cat. I started knitting a few years back (I didn't pay attention to exactly when because I didn't think it would last.) I knit a lot of baby/child size items, socks and small gift items. Throughout the year I knit hats to donate to 2 of our local hospital nurseries. I also have started to collect & knit blankets to give to one of the hospitals after my youngest daughter had a (extremely) short stay there.

As far as a goal is concerned, I have a rather large bag of yarn that was gifted to me from an elderly neighbor as well as a collection of really nice cotton yarn in girly pink colors. I'd like to de-stash all of it into charity knitting this year.

OTN: a circular baby blanket, the last flip top mitten, a latice weave hat, a pinwheel sweater that we don't talk about.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Stitches For Love

This past year, I haven't spent as much time as I'd hoped knitting for my favorite charity Warm Woolies. I have a giant rubbermaid tub spilling over with yarn that is just begging to be knit into something to keep a little one warm through a long and frosty winter. So now that the time for resolutions is almost upon us once again, I have decided to set a goal for myself for 2008. I would like to knit 100 pieces next year for Warm Woolies and have them sent off by next December.

And I would love to have you keep me company! Though I'll be knitting for Warm Woolies, you are welcome to join me in knitting for any charity that you enjoy contributing to (there are a few in the sidebar if you need some ideas). Set some goals for yourself, or just knit with what you have and contribute where you can. And of course, crocheters are welcome as well :) Though I'm setting a goal for myself, and setting up this KAL to keep me accountable, I'd love to have anyone that enjoys knitting for charity join me here and share what they're working on too.

I hope to meet you back here on January 1st to share the love!