How is everyone's New Year going thus far? In keeping with my intentions for this year, I am busy working on Creative Critters 4 Luv, my pet afghans that I will sell and donate the proceeds to various pet rescue organizations. As soon as I get some of these done, I will be starting a website for them and will post pictures for anyone interested. I will also take special orders for specific colors and will donate some to local organizations to sell for themselves. Will keep you posted.
We will continue to have 1 day a month devoted to Project Linus. This month it will be Saturday, January 23 from 1-4PM. We will offer ideas, free patterns and free instructions for anyone who wishes to work a project for them. Hope you can join us.
We will also be collecting hats for CBCC until January 31. Anyone who donates a hat will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate. One entry per hat.
And here are some of the new projects we are working on. This is the Three Tams from knitty.
We used 1 skein of Aurora 8 and 1 skein of Silk Garden. This was a well written pattern, with 3 different designs. It is done with worsted weight yarns on a #6 needle so it goes much faster than many of the current hat patterns that are using fingering yarns on very small needles so it is a great first stranding project.
This is the Blooming Bud shawl from Jojoland using just 2 colors of Melody.
Melody is a great alternative to some of the Noro yarns. Long color repeats, very soft and good price point. This is a fun, 4 row pattern stitch and don't you just luv the texture? It looks much harder than it is!
And, of course, my gratuitous pet picture. Here Rufus, who now weighs about 13 pounds,
is trying to squeeze into Angus' bed. Angus weighs maybe 6 pounds. Rufus has fallen out of it twice now. I guess I should break down and make him a Kitty Pi bed!