Sometimes someone comes into your life and something in your crafted stash is perfect for them.
Wow! 36 blankets! You are a real trooper @maddieknits keep up the good work!
Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate it.
I seem to have read too fast and only remembered your issue with some charity organizations.
Sorry about that…
Your blanket is very pretty. And 36 blankets! That is amazing.
I am having trouble finishing my charity blankets. I am also having trouble keeping them the right size.
Do you have a favorite pattern? Right now I am working on a gentle wave pattern in fall colors.
I have been noticing an increase in people/companies doing knit or crochet along patterns. Are any of you participating in some this year?
It is terrible.
Here no one will take excess garden produce. I guess they don’t trust us not to poison them. Rather would starve.
Hold onto it until the right person comes along. It is super cute!
I’m doing the Politically Incorrect Knitters MAL in October and I know a bunch of people are doing a Steven West one now. I generally don’t do paid make/knit-a-longs, especially mystery ones because I’m not giving someone money when I have no idea what I’ll have at the end. They are also frequently sweaters or shawls which I just have no use for living in the desert. I know many people love them, but not me. I know there is going to be a list of some upcoming M/C/K-a-longs in the new issue of Blocked, which is due out in early October. I’ll be sharing the link when it comes out.
It took us a few years, but we finally found a few neighbors and friends who will take the extras from the garden. (haven’t tried charity food suppliers though)
FO Friday: Some mishaps this week allowed some extra knitting and crocheting time. .
Finished knitting and piecing together, the Eileen Cardigan (knitty pattern) using Berroco Fuji. I need to wash and block it again before measuring for the custom zipper.
Also spent most of yesterday crocheting a rug/blanket for Lasagna the Cat. Acrylic Scraps, just DC with a DC border. Not blocked.
So sorry about the mishaps.
Your finished sweater is lovely. Love everything about it.
I am sure lasagna the cat is going to love the new rug. Is that lasagna, laying in the background of the pic?
Why, Yes it is!
The patterns I have been using are Baby Blocks by Ann Norling, and Simple Lines Baby Blankets by Heather Tucker. To keep me on track, I put the instructions on index cards - one card for each row - and then turn the card at the end of each row.
Food pantries won’t take the produce? Our food pantries gladly take excess produce. I have a friend with a mini farm and he produces thousands of pounds of organic produce that he donates to the food pantry. Our town has community garden plots and they have what they call Gleaning Day. The plot owners are notified of the last day the plots are open. The day after that, volunteers go through the plots gathering up any nice produce. It is all given to the food pantry.
It kind of bothers me that people who want free food don’t do any of the work. I slave away in my garden for fresh produce and then I’m asked to go glean from the plots to give it to someone who can’t be bothered to do a little work. I would totally gather for someone old or disabled but a lot of people who use the food pantry are capable of walking through the plots and gathering vegetables.
This is the baby blocks pattern - wasn’t quite the baby blanket colors I had anticipated so I donated it to a friend of mine to use in her ministry.
All of our neighbors have their own gardens.
Once in awhile we can foist some limes or avocadoes off on someone.
I am not a clothes maker, but my son wanted a wizard robe. I think it turned out pretty good! Had LOTS of help from my neighbor.
I love the texture of the stitch - most definitely a baby pleaser!
I love it! I wish I could sew. I took a class as a teen and my mother tried to teach me, but I was hopeless. I did make a dress at one point, but I think it was about the ugliest thing ever created by anyone, so I gave up!