Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category
- Judy’s Colors Stocking Kits
- Jade Sapphire Cashmere Scarf for Him Kit
- WoolPets (needle felted animal kits)
- Valley Yarns Amherst Back in Stock
- Valley Yarns Stockbridge Back in Stock
- Tahki Cotton Classic on Cones
- Cascade Fixation Discontinued Colors
- Noro Silk Mountain
Guest: Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne, the authors of the popular blog http://www.masondixonknitting.com/ and book, Mason Dixon Knitting, and the follow-up Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines. Ann and Kay talk about their book and how what it was like to finally meet in person after sharing online.
Knitalong with Pixie: Charity Knitting – every October we do a Knit for the Cure event. We knit items for cancer patients – hats and scarves. This year, we are knitting squares that will be assembled into a blanket, so we decided to do this on the show as well. If you’re in the area, you can bring in the squares. For those of you in other areas, it would be great to work on it with your knitting group, and donate your blankets locally. If you don’t have a knitting group, you can send us your squares and we’ll incorporate it into a blanket.
You Will Need:
2 balls Valley Superwash (or another worsted superwash)
Finished size when blocked is 12” x 12”
There are four different patterns in a tree motif.
Just a quick post, no pictures, but a VERY important topic.
Annie Modesitt, author and designer extraordinaire needs our help. Her husband Gerry has been diagnosed with Multiple Myleoma. This is a very aggressive form of cancer. Annie and her family moved only a few months ago to Minnesota, so they are going through this incredibly difficult and scary time without any family nearby. Annie and Gerry have two adorable young kids who we’ve all seen modeling some of her designs.
She is selling one of her patterns and all of the monies raised will be used to help offset the costs of travel and such for Gerry’s treatments. She is asking a minimum of $4.50, but is hoping we can all step up and help out.
I have had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Annie. She is larger than life, incredibly funny and full of life. She is the primary income for her family, but right now, knitting, teaching and travelling are just not possible.
Please go to her website and read her post and if at all possible, please consider making a donation.
And be sure to hug your family extra tight tonight.