Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Show 104: Great Knitted Gifts

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
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Knitalong with Pixie: We finish up the charity knitalong.
Pine Tree Pattern
Now that the squares are done, Pixie stitched together the top row squares and then single crocheted along the bottom edges of these stitched together squares. This evened out the squares. She did the same to the tops and bottoms of the other rows to even them all out, then seamed them together.

The holidays are upon us!
Pixie has come up with some great holiday KALs!
Inside Outside Scarf www.knittinguniverse.com/downloads
Suggested Yarns:
Jojoland Rhythm
Nashua Vignette
Noro Silk Garden
Noro Kureyon
Nashua Wooly Stripes
Berroco Geode
Plymouth Boku

Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2008
Ribby Slipper Socks – come in 5 different sizes
Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky for foot
Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted for cuff
Pixie suggests Berkshire Bulky and Berkshire Worsted

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Show 103: Interview with Kristin Nicholas

Saturday, November 1st, 2008
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Guest: Kristin Nicholas talks to Kathy about how she began knitting and designing.

Knitalong with Pixie: The last square in our Charity KAL
Click here for Twin Trees directions.

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Show 102: Charity KAL

Saturday, October 25th, 2008
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Knitalong with Pixie: We continue working on our squares.
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Show 100: Charity KAL

Saturday, October 11th, 2008
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Knitalong with Pixie: We begin our knitalong!
Click here for the first part of our Charity KAL

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Show 99: Interview with Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne

Saturday, October 4th, 2008
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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.

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A Knitter in Need

Friday, June 29th, 2007
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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.