Friday, September 16, 2005

Wow! Actual Knitting Content!

I had a little box waiting for me when I got home last night. Yes, another one... I got a couple things when WEBS was having their deal where they'd send 10% of each purchase to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina victims. Hey, it's a good cause and I'm getting yarn? How could I pass that up?

Here's what I got:


Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, which I'm going to use for a design that's brewing in the back of my head...


This is Knit One Crochet Two Creme Brulee, which was on garage sale for $2.75 a ball! I'm going to use it for Katrina Rib, someday...


Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride, which I'm going to use for Spork. The colors aren't quite as contrasty as I'd like (that's what I get for being lazy and going by the on-screen colors instead of schlepping to the store to see them in person...), but I think they'll look quite nice once they're all put together.

And if all that yarn p*rn wasn't enough, I've got the mini poncho out to block!


It ended up stretching out to a bit longer than the 44" it was supposed to be, but I think it'll be okay. The width was a little more difficult and took quite a bit of tugging. My cast-off edge was just waaaay too tight (I should've used a bigger needle there), but I think I got it to 12-1/2" or so (it was supposed to be 13"). It should look okay. Once it's dry, I get to do the hot pink crochet border, the flower, and then it's done! Hopefully it will be a FO by the end of the weekend.

I also found a cyber-lesson on doing socks on two circular needles here. I'm going to give this a whirl (and of course I'm going to do a really complicated pair that I've had sitting around instead of starting with an easy practice pair) and see how it goes. Since I seem to have no problem frogging anything and everything, I'm not too worried.

I don't know if y'all noticed the quiet little link that snuck into the Katrina Relief section of my sidebar... Been There is a great little blog where people who have things can post in the comments, and people who need things can then contact them. I posted last week, and I've already got a couple folks who lost everything in the hurricane who have contacted me for help. I'm sending a box of maternity clothes and toys to a family in Texas who have taken in a pregnant woman, her 2-year-old son and a 25-year-old man who are all refugees. I'm also sending some household goods to a woman who has been given a house, but has nothing to put in it. If any of you (like us) have given all the money you can but still feel like you want to do something more, this is a great place to go. It's going to cost an arm and a leg to send the stuff down there, but I feel like it's a better way to donate our excess household stuff than dumping it in the Goodwill bin (at least right now, when there are so many people who need so much). And since we downsized over 1000 sq. ft. when moving from California to Oregon, we have a ton of excess stuff we could get rid of (although not according to my husband, the pack rat, who wishes he'd kept every single object he ever laid hands on in his entire life)!

2 Comments:

Blogger keohinani said...

oOoh...yarn porn *drool* i am sooo envious of your brown sheep yarns. there's a store on another island that carries it, but none on my island. your mini poncho looks great! and believe me, once you start knitting your socks on 2 circulars, you won't look back at your dpn's. i still use my dpn's for socks, but that's if and only if all my circulars are occupied.

11:18 AM  
Blogger candsmom said...

That poncho looks great! It'll be super cute with the border and flower. Love the cotton fleece, too. Yarn for a good cause? What could be better?! Thanks for the link to help out Katrina survivors. That is exactly how I wanted to help out, but I had no concrete way of knowing how to go about it. I also know of a Nurse-Midwifery Program in Texas that is looking for baby blankets, clothes, etc. I will try to find the link and post later about that.

11:53 AM  

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