Saturday, November 19, 2005

Knit Unto Others

I only have time for a quick blog posting today, but I wanted to give Carole and Margene a shout out for their charity knit along, Knit Unto Others. I've been putting off doing charity knitting 'cause between work and the gift knitting, I couldn't bring myself to start another project. But the short duration (2 weeks) of this knit along nudged me into action. So, I'm using some stash yarn to make at least one hat--Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Super Chunky that I got for half price. I originally thought I'd do something for my nieces with this, but there are so many other things I want to make for them, I think this would be better used for a soft, warm, pretty hat for someone. (My hat(s) are going to Ann's efforts to help tornado victims.) I'm using a hat pattern out of The Yarn Girls' first book. After doing a little gauge swatching Thursday night, I cast on yesterday morning and managed to get this done last night at the movies.

That's just about 4 inches of ribbing. By the way, this was the first time that I've done knitting in a movie theater! While watching a movie! In the dark!!! (I saw "Pride and Prejudice." Great movie!) And I only messed up three stitches in the ribbing! Easy fix. This morning I finished the ribbing and switched to stockinette, and I'm figuring that I'll have I should have it finished by Wednesday. Big yarn + no seaming = quick project!

So, Knit Unto Others runs through November 30th, so if you've got a some time and yarn, why not knit a little something for someone in need?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out, Betty!