Thursday, January 25, 2007
Working on 25 for Charity
One of my goals for this year is to do more charity knitting. I am hoping to make at least 2 items for charity each month. I have been knitting away on socks for CIC, the problem is I knit one socks and then start another pair. I cast on for the second one of this pair as soon as I finished the first so maybe that will help me in getting this pair finished. That darn knitter's ADD.
The Lone Knitter is having a blanket drive for cancer patients. She is asking for 8 inch squares, baby blankets or twin sized 'ghans for her cause. This is something that is near to my heart, having lost my Mom, a grandmother and an Aunt to cancer. I have knit a few squares and have another on the needles. I will get these in the mail to her probably by the end of the week. You earn raffle points and there will be prizes too. Next month I will try to make a baby blanket.
And Kate of Minestrone Soup is collecting fun fur type hats for the children's cancer ward in Boston. I have knit this one in Splash. I think I have a few other fun fur type yarn laying around here somewhere. It is not something I normally knit with, but I think I got some samples from TNNA last summer.
And for myself, I finished the first lace sock last night in the Claudia's Handpainted. I am really happy with the way this turned out. I will cast on for the second one soon ... probably this evening. Well that is about it on the knitting front. The youngest just walked in the door saying she doesn't feel good. I hope this isn't the start of another sweep of illness through the house. She is complaining of a headache and a stomach ache ... doesn't sound good for me. Take care all.