Monday, November 14, 2011

They're Gone! :(

After THREE years and lots of tired fingers, we have donated twenty gorgeous lapghans to Operation Military Embrace. It's a wonderful organization that provides supplies to our wounded vets and their families free of charge.

It's hard to believe our lapghans are gone. I think I'm suffering from separation anxiety. They've been stored at my desk for what seems like forever and it looks VERY empty now.

I want to give everyone a HUGE hug and "Thank you!!" for all your hard work and time and patience that you put into making the lapghans. I hope you enjoyed making them. Y'all did an AWESOME job!!! And just think, you learned to knit and/or crochet in the process.

The gang with Debbie from Operation Military Embrace.

All boxed up and ready to go to a loving home. ::sniffles::

Monday, May 23, 2011

Special Olympics 2012 Scarves

The details for the Texas athletes for the 2012 Special Olympics Scarf project were just released. 

The 2012 Texas State Winter Olympic Games will be held in Austin. The athletes will be competing in bowling, volleyball, figure skating and powerlifting. Their goal is to collect approximately 3,010 scarves to provide their athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters a symbol of handmade unity.

Scarf specific requirements:
•  Your scarf should be between 54" and 60" long including
    the fringe (if any) and approximately 6" wide.
•  You may knit or crochet your scarf, and any pattern is
    welcome! Be creative and have fun with this project!
•  Please a red and a blue from the following yarns.
    Michaels, Joann's and Hobby Lobby carry these.
    They're around $3 a skein.
    – Red Heart Super Saver Cherry Red 0319
    – Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy 0387
    – Red Heart Soft Navy 4604
    – Red Heart Soft Really Red 9925

OUR DUE DATE:  January 15, 2012, to finish our scarves
They are due in Austin no later than January 30, 2012.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ready for a New Project?

OK...who's in with me?

Red Heart is making scarves again this year for all the American athletes at the 2012 Special Olympics. They can be knitted or crocheted. No special pattern. We just have to use specific Red Heart yarn colors colors and they have to be at least 6 inches wide by 54 to 60 inches long. This year the official colors are...
  • Red Heart Super Saver 387 - Soft Navy
  • Red Heart Super Saver 319 - Cherry Red
  • Red Heart Soft 4604 - Navy
  • Red Heart Soft 9925 - Really Red
They haven't set the deadlines yet for each state. I think the rest of the details are suppose to be released on/by May 23. I'll keep an eye out for them and let everyone know.

Check out more information at and  2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project on Red Heart's blog

I picked up a skein each of Soft Navy and Cherry Red today at Hobby Lobby for like $4 each. Not sure how I'll make it yet but I'm pretty sure I'm going to work 2012 into so maybe there'll be some colorwork.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Another Wonderful Donation!!

Check out our latest donation!! Isn't it marvelous!!!!

THANK YOU, Gail, Penny and Beth!!!!

I think there's every color of the rainbow there. Even a couple of baby afghan kits and a third baby afghan started! I'm definitely thinking our next charity project is going to be baby-oriented based on all this wonderful yarn donated.

So keep after those lapghans! We're almost there!!! Then we'll start on something sweet :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yarn Out the Wahzoo!

MEGA UBER Thank Yous to Beth, Gail and Penny!!!!!! They donated LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of yarn perfect for our lapghans!!!!! Wonderful blues, greens, yellows, reds, whites and varigated colors. .. I've got two more boxes to bring in. So get your hooks and needles ready. It's lapghan stitchin' time!! No more slackin'!!!!

If you've run out of yarn or are ready to start a new one. Come on by and get some. October will be here before you know it. We've got to get the lapghans to our well-deserving vets at Brooke Army Medical Hospital. ..

Thanks again to our AWESOME friends – Beth, Gail, and Penny!!!!!

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Resolution

Ok gang. I'm going to say the word we all HATE this time of year... RESOLUTION.

WE -- yes, WE -- have a resolution for 2011. All our Christmas crocheting and knitting is finished now. It's time we focus on finishing our lapghans in time to donate them this Fall to the wheelchair-bound soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Hospital.

We've got about 13 finished lapghans. I've got 2 garbage bags full of recently donated yarn. Let's knock out at least 12 more lapghans by September 2011.

Give A Stitch's anniversary is in October. Wouldn't it be nice to make a donation of at least 25 lapghans to our injured soldiers then?

I'm making it my resolution. Hope you join me. :)

If you know of anyone that would like to join us, learn to crochet or knit, or even pick their hooks/needles back up after several years, please tell them they're welcome to join us. Wednesdays at 11:30am in the Citiline Deli.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!
Here's to a safe, healthy and prosperous year ahead...with LOTS of knitting and crocheting. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More Fabulous Socks

Check out this wonderful crocheted sock that Debra made! She made the first pattern we had – Crochet Sock 1. She is so talented!! Now she's working on her knitted pair of socks. Debra's needles/hooks are never still!! :)


I couldn't decide which picture I liked best. LOL

Also, here's a pic of the knitted socks I finished.
All the socks are looking great!!! Keep up the fantastic work. It won't belong to everyone will have finished their first pary of socks! WOOOHOO!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our First Pair of Finished Socks!

Less than two months ago, we started our first Sock KAL/CAL the middle of July. Less than TWO months later...Look at these gorgeous socks that Liz made!! I love the colors!! Liz did a FANTASTIC job. These are her FIRST pair to ever make...AND she just started knitting less than SIX months ago. She was definitely a fiber artist in a previous life.

I don't remember what yarn she used. Will have to find out and update.

AWESOME, Liz!!!! What's next? :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sock KAL/CAL Progress Report

LOOKIE!!!! We have socks!!!
Everybody is doing a SUPER job on their first ever socks. They have done such a fantastic job. Aren't they gorgeous?!

From bottom left: Jennifer's crochet, Michelle's knit, Griselda's crochet, Debra's crochet, and Debra's knit (show off!)

Rumor has it that Liz has finished her socks. We'll take another photo of any finished socks next week.

WOOHOO!!! Keep up the terrific work!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Let the Fun Begin!!!

It's official! We have cast on for our KAL/CAL! As it stands now, we have 4 people knitting Red Heart's Self Striping Socks and 5 people crocheting Red Heart's Colorful Crochet Socks.
Liz is off to a great start! She already has 3 inches knit!! Jennifer is moving quickly ahead with 2 inches on her crocheted cuff band.

If you run into any problems are questions, just ask! That's what is so great about KALs/CALs – we are all working through this together and can help each other along.

Keep on stitchin'!!!