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Let’s Make and Donate

In community challenges, Uncategorized on November 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm

There are many babies in this world who need our support and love we create in making hats. Recently, urgent calls have been made requesting that we – the skilled, talented, gifted – knitters and crocheters, heal the world. When we share and give of ourselves, and literally LOVE in action,  we create community and hope.

It is with urgency I request your support in making 100 or more hats to donate by February 11, 2018Although I favor the P.U.R.P.L.E initiative and Red hat project, there are others who need us. 

Make and mail hats to your favorite cause. Thanks in advance for your support. Please comment how many hats you will commit to make.

2017 Knit Year

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Every 365 days we renew, refresh, and revise our perspective, determination and drive. This pivotal period between the old year and the new, allows us to decide and define the steps needed to succeed, including changes to be made. We create internalized grandiose promises and goals that can affect the construct of our daily lives and direct our life course,  but in the end, sometimes unattainable.  Successs in meeting these resolutions, are measured in consistency; consistently striving to meet these goals despite obstacles that appear.

For knitters, we also face a similar struggle with our knitterlutions. We create here goals, without realistic consideration of our full lives and responsibilities that entails…after all, we are still social beings and cannot be isolated and solely dedicated to our knitting. Knitting takes up a lot of time…even the smallest of projects. We know this! We also know, to really see any progress in our work, we must knit a minimum of 3 hours per session.  As we plan our knitterlutions, we must keep that in mind.

I now submit to you, my own knitterlutions for 2017

1. PINK AND GREEN: the color scheme of the year for various projects

2. CROCHET: make at least 1 crochet project

3. STASH AND DASH: use the stash for projects or donate them

4. STITCH A DAY: daily knitting needed, even if for 5 minutes

5. DREAM IT, DO IT: design, knit mock ups, write pattern, publish AND/OR commissioned projects

A nano second

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2016 at 8:33 am

I’ve always admired Wool and the Gang’s marketing.  The idea of having prebuilt kits seems easy…and especially of items reflective of current styles and trends. 

On instagram last week, I happened to find a few posts of their latest summer kit. Espadrilles. This was a collaboration between Wool and the Gang and Soludos. By the time I found them though it was too late. Wool and the Gang had no kits and neither did Soludos.

I did what any sane craft crazed person does. I began stalking both companies websites. I emailed customer service. I added myself to the restocked item notification list. I wanted these. I wanted them BAD. 

I haven’t crocheted in many moons and I thought this project would be a perfect comeback to hooking.

This morning, sitting my car. A pop up email notification came…from Wool and the Gang. I opened it and all I saw was “They’re back.” A nanosecond after receiving the email, I was on the website. I ordered two. One in an off whitish color and of course pink. 

So, correction to that email notification of having just 150. They have 148 left and if you want one you better jump on board. Hurry up!

Birthday knit

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm

As my birthday approaches, I search more intently for a project, yet cognizant of my limitations because I remain in school.  So what can I make? Something for the summer,or shoot for the fall and winter season? Project options are limitless and I cannot decide.  

I’d like to order my yarn from Eat, Sleep, Knit on Sunday. I will still look, but I’m calling on you for your expertise and phenomenal ideas.

Thanks in advance.

Pink Paradise

In Uncategorized on May 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Cables in pink, are prettier than anything I know.

Pink garter stitches are just as pretty.

Together, they make a beautiful pair.

A beautiful product to bestow, with pearls galore.

When it is complete, a happy sight to see.

afghans for Afghans

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2016 at 7:43 am

afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted wool garments to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan. Join us!

Good Morning, Knitters and Crocheters for Afghanistan!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Lots of good wishes to you this year!

How wonderful that you are reading this email. So glad you are still here, friends. You are truly awesome for your staying power. Founded in partnership with the San Francisco office of the American Friends Service Committee, the afghans for Afghans project started in late 2001, in response to the events that unfolded after 9/11. 

We’re sticking to our knitting and crocheting in 2016.

This year’s campaign looks a lot like 2014. 

The emphasis now is on wool hats and socks (knit only, please) for newborns. We don’t have a due date yet. Hmmm … Mother’s Day might be right. We’ll have to see as we go along. 

We are also accepting wool hats, socks (knit only, please), and mittens for ages 7 to adult. This garments will likely be distributed to schools and other education programs, shelters, and internally displaced people.

Please read the detailed guidelines here.  The fiber requirement hasn’t changed.

You may send in your garments anytime. Some people like to accumulate a pile before mailing. Others pop a couple items in an envelope as they go along. We will sort the incoming packages about once a month. Please send only items on the list of needed garments, nothing else.

Once again, NGO Trust in Education will be responsible for overseas transit and distribution of our wool gifts.  We’re very lucky that Trust in Education has access to air transit again and reliable people on the ground in Afghanistan.

Thank you for continuing to care for the people of Afghanistan with the work of your own hands and hearts. Our practical wool gifts are an expression of respect and friendship during wartime. 

Oh Dollie: Part 1

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm

The new year has begun, as has my knitting repertoire. I guess it’s a good time than any to begin new ventures … I’ve now begun making dolls and it was not what I expected. I knew I would like it, but the process has somehow brought me some resolve. I’m pleased to have some control over the racial diversity of the doll, even if it isn’t for anyone in particular.

Above is the progress I’ve made. Using worsted weight, the doll has worked up quicker than I expected. And I especially like the anticipated large size.   This pattern is well written so there really is no room for error except for poor color choices! Ha!

I do see myself making more of them, even after gifting 2 or so to my internship. I hope you all will join me in making this doll as it’s a great way to use up left overs, plus it’s really fun to make!

This new year, I’m taking my stash and creating before buying more yarn, and I’m finishing unfinished projects.

What knitting resolutions did you make? What are you making?

Happy New Year and New You!  

Wonder Woman

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm

All those Facebook quizzes tell me I’m Wonder Woman. They ain’t lying! It’s definitely facts. 

Another Wonder Woman is my friend Lexi from La Casita. She is a design genius, I swear!  She’s super nice, sweet, and super helpful, and of course talented.  I too want to really design, I’m not there yet, but she is, and I’d like to help promote her.

I saw her a couple months ago at La Casita designing her super hero inspired ornaments. When she showed me the full vision I.Fell.In.Love.  During the hiatus of seeing her at the shop, she went to town.
I saw Lexi again a couple days ago at an event at La Casita and we had to have a chat.  Lexi told me has kits available and she’ll also make ’em and mail everything. Of course I want one. 

 I’m pleased to announce my new favorite Etsy shop: LexiCorp

What a whimsical way to celebrate the holiday! Check her out!

Where’s Moto?

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm


It’s still on my needles! That’s where Moto is. I got about 11″ done. Clickitty clack I’m shooting for 11″ more.

Where are you at with yours?

New Magazine: Knitscene / Summer 2015

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2015 at 6:33 am