Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

So I didn't delay in delivering the latest batch of hats that were dropped off.  Vicki has been using up her sock yarn leftovers to crank out lush and snuggly hats for the elementary kids.  These are amazing hats and they are so appreciated.

Linda B found a bag of Fran's preemie hats that needed delivering so I dropped those off without delay too.

Laurie B made a few pairs of "bigger kid" sized mittens that made the school secretary grateful.

When the wind blows mean like it did yesterday and the temperature plummets, everybody needs a warm hat, scarf, or pair of mittens.  If you've got some spare time and a bit of yarn, consider making something for someone not lucky enough to own a handknit or have someone who loves them make some.

Chemo caps are always appreciated too, especially ones that men will wear, and remember to make them soft and longer than normal to cover newly bare napes of necks.

Thanks for all your continuing efforts; you're a good-hearted bunch and I'm glad to call you my friends.

P.S.  Are you looking forward to learning how to make thrummed mittens at the meeting on Thursday, February 12?  (I'll repost the prep "homework" Laurie asked us to do closer to the meeting.)  Do you have a pair of mittens or mitts or gloves you made (they don't have to be newly made) to bring along to show off?  And don't forget to bring something red you've made in honor of Valentine's Day this month.  I took Julie's advice and swatched some stitches I'm considering for designs in red yarn.  Thanks, Julie, I think that's a brilliant suggestion.

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