Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Location: Northern Detroit Metro area, Michigan, United States

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Goodies by Mail..!!!!

The mail person brought a wonderful surprise today. My friend Kim, who lives in Kentucky, sent a BIG box of acrylic yarn that she cleaned out of her stash for me to take in to our K4 group. Because we knit hats, scarves & afghans for charity yarns that can easily washed & dried by machine are a necessity. I was just getting ready to leave for the meeting when this arrived:

Thanks, Kim!!.. Your box of goodies got shown off all over the center, even to the guys at the men's after lunch coffee klatch.. {g} There's regular worsted weight, baby and even some bulky, so our group will be able to use it all for our various projects. If anyone has acrylic or other machine wash & dry yarn that they want to destash, our group could put it to good use. We meet at the Orion Township Senior Center, 21 East Church St., Lake Orion, MI 48362.

Here are the hats I finished this last week and turned in today.

I started working on a baby afghan at the meeting today and brought home yarn for more hats. The Fuzzy Feet slipper I was working on yesterday afternoon had to be frogged - I realized that with just one skein of the wool yarn available (I got it at a garage sale last summer and I'm not even sure that Red Heart still makes 100% wool yarn of this variety), I was going to run out before the second slipper was finished because I had added stitches for my DH's 13EEE size. So out it came and I went to Plan B - making it the same size as mine, and not felting it as much. I frogged it during the opening scenes of Lost last night and by the end of Law & Order, I'd turned the heel again and was working down the foot. Finished it up this morning while I was having coffee with Mom and cast on for the second slipper. I'll try to get the 2nd one completed this evening so I'll have my 10½ circulars free to knit more hats.


Blogger Pioggia said...

It's nice of you to knit for charity. Those are really good looking hats, the recipients will be very lucky to have them.

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