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, December 14, 2007

Ever Wonder?

Ever wonder what 101 hat & scarf sets would look like? Wonder no more....

Last night, I packed up the sets our K4 group has been making for the shelter for homeless vets in Detroit so they'd be ready to deliver this weekend. Each of four bags contains twenty sets and the fifth one has twenty-one sets.

This entire week, we've been having a craft sale at the Senior Center with not only our K4 group, but also the Ceramics, China Painting & Quilting groups participating. Our knitting group sold over $400 worth of hats, scarves, afghans, shawls and baby items. That money will go to buy more yarn for next year's projects. In addition, we donated fourteen sets, two caps & a pair of mittens to the Head Start tree at the center and we're still trying to find a charity to present with a tote and a half of afghans & lap robes. It was fun being at the center all week, meeting folks that come for activities on days I'm not normally there, chatting, knitting & drinking coffee.

On the personal front, we're still getting ready for the move to the other house. The storage shelves are done in the basement.

All those totes on the second shelf are full of yarn - the stuff I sorted back in November. The larger totes on the floor have dishes in them. We're also starting to move our books. These book shelves are on the back of the shelves on the left of the photo above. Eventually, my quilting area will be in the area to the left. The basement is unfinished so far, but we may doing something about that down the road.

After a lot of thought, we decided to remodel the kitchen before moving. The original just wouldn't adapt to two people using it at the same time. DH & I enjoy cooking, but this "L" shaped layout wasn't going to work so this is the kitchen that was.

The cupboards look nice, but they really weren't. None of the base cabinets had shelves, doors were hung lopsided, drawer fronts tended to come loose and edges were rough enough to scrape if you brushed against them. Right now, the only things that look the same are the refrigerator and the window. The walls are in the process of being patched and painted and new cabinets are on order, due to be installed between Xmas & New Year's. Stay tuned.

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Blogger KnitNana said...

Busy busy busy!!! That's a lot of hats - congrats on so many, I know you've been very concerned that you'd make enough for the cold heads and necks this winter in your part of the world.

Can't wait to see the "after" shots of the kitchen!

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Bron said...

Congrats on all those sets! What an accomplishment by everyone. :)

All those totes on that shelf are full of yarn? I bow to your superior stash!

I'm looking forward to kitchen after-shots too. :)

8:46 AM  

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