Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Butterfly Shaped Confetti

I happen to swoon over glow in the dark ANYTHING! Recently ran across this from a Coldplay concert and knew it had to become a part of my collection!

*TIP* Before hitting play, put my music playlist on pause (down on the bottom left)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hattie B. Cooper Community Center Fundraiser 2009 (174)

Congratulations! Over $36,000 raised this year!

Preschool Playmates Makes A Difference
Hattie B. Cooper Community Center

last year there were over 200 attendees at the fundraiser
  • $32,000 raised
  • monies this year will fund a new pre-school playground

I'll be knitting and crocheting baby and child-sized hats, slippers, booties, and toys for auction. Items follow.

Help support the cause by helping to fund the materials

Beanie Hat
December 7-8
Pattern Info
size: up to 6 months
from "Natural Knits for Babies and Toddlers"
Designer: Louisa Harding
US 5 and US 7 needle
gauge: 21sts and 29rows = 4"
calls for Cottage Industry Pakucho 100% organic cottan
am using: Lily Sugar n' Cream

Dog Slippers
started December 8
finished December 11
Pattern Info
size: small
from "Crocheted Animal Slippers for Children"
Designer: Sue Penrod
Sheep Toy
started December 11, 2008
finished February 17, 2009
Pattern Info

from "The Knitter's Bible"
Designer: Claire Crompton
US 3 (3.25mm) needle
gauge: 26sts and 32rows in stockinette = 4"
calls 2 colors DK worsted weight
Angel Angora (Mohair) Booties
started February 17
finished February 19
Pattern Info

from "Hollywood Knits"
Designer: Suss Cousins
US 7 needle
gauge: 4.75sts and 6rows in stockinette = 1"
calls for: 100yds, Lorna's Laces Angel Hand-Dyed Angora (70% angora, 30% wool)
am using: Coleccion Boutique, Royal Mohair and Crystal Palace Kid-Merino

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Patchwork Blanket (145)

begun November 25, 2008
finished February 8, 2009

January 30 - February 2, 2009, Feb 6-8

November 25-November 29For ER Godsoe
born February 2008

Pattern Info:

Patchwork Blanket
from Knitting for Baby
Designer: Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas
US 9 (5.5mm) needle
gauge: 16 sts and 32 rows = 4" in garter st
calls for Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted, 85% wool, 15% mohair
1,710 yards
am using: leftovers; Lion Brand Jiffy, Crystal Palace Kid Merino, Lion Brand Homespun

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tiger Slippers (173)

featured on Silkfair's "Kind Words - Filling A Need"
Keegan had to have a tonsilectomy, adenoidecotmy, and ear tubes put in in May. He wore these to the hospital.
February 2 - 5, 2009For Keegan
needs his slippers for "wear your slippers to school" day (February 18)
Pattern Info:
Tiger Slippers from "Crocheted Animal Slippers for Children"
Designer: Sue Penrod
size G (4.50mm) crochet hook
gauge: 4sc = 1, 9 rounds of sc = 2"
size" Large

Custom Slippers for Sale