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

Friday, July 08, 2005

Rag-Tag Rainbow

I finished the latest Rag-Tag afghan last night. It has a black border on the right end now that it didn't have when this photo was taken.

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Our K4 meeting was yesterday and - as usual - was enjoyable. We sorted through the bins in which we store the finished items and they're stuffed. There's one bin of baby items but we need to find more baby yarn fairly soon to keep working on sweaters, caps & afghans. Pat makes beautiful sweater & cap sets but she needs at least 6 ounces of matching yarn for a set. I took some of the odds and ends from other projects and made these Rag-Tag style baby afghans.

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The nice part about the Rag-Tag style is that any length of yarn over a yard or so can be incorporated so they're perfect for the left-overs from other projects.

We also have a bin full of hats and scarves that will be going to FISH and other charitable organizations in the area as soon as the weather starts turning chilly. And the third bin is stuffed with lap robes, small afghans & shawls for local nursing homes or for the homebound seniors served by the Center.

Our group has been fortunate in receiving donations of yarn that makes it possible for us to create all these items that will be donated in turn, but if anyone out here there has yarn that they'd like to clear out of their stash, we're always in need of washable yarn - preferably smooth acrylics - in any weight. Bulky yarn will be turned into hats and scarves, worsted into hats, scarves, afghans, shawls & shrugs, while sport & baby yarn will become baby items. The place to send donations is the Lake Orion Senior Center, 21 East Church St., Lake Orion, MI, 48362. We're even willing to frog half finished items that you don't want to to think about anymore and put the yarn to good use. {g}


Blogger Ruinwen said...

Wow! The colors in the Rag-Tag Rainbow blanket are amazing! I also love the baby blankets they are so lovely!

Jane you are so talented!...and good hearted too!


1:46 PM  
Anonymous heather said...

That Rag-Tag is awsome! Love those colors.
You're so fast with those afghans!

7:15 PM  

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