Our Service Projects

  • Operation Santa for Service Men and Women
  • Squares for Warm Up America
  • Blankets for Project Linus
  • Hats and Scarves for Turning Point Shelter, Monroe NC
  • Chemo Caps & Turbans for Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews NC
  • Premie and Newborn Caps for Presbyterian Hospital , Matthews NC
  • Scarves For Mens Homeless Shelter
  • Operation Helmet Liner

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Knitting Tip from May Meeting

Why is my knitting curling?

For scarves, shawls, afghans or anything that you want to lay flat, stockinette stitch is not a good choice because it always curls. Garter stitch, which is made my knitting every row, works much better. Other options are K1 P1 ribbing or seed stich. Any stitch with an equal number of knits and purls on both sides of the fabric will not curl.

You can ad a border to the edge, such as seed stitch or ribbing, which will prevent the curling but the whole border may flip to the front or the back of the piece. Another option is to line the entire piece with a woven fabric or knit a second layer.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tea Party to Honor Mint Hill Stitchers

The tea party held to honor all those who contributed to our last two service projects and to welcome new friends took place on May 8. These two projects benefited our community and we had an overwhelming participation. Following the guidelines of the Warm Up America organization four beautiful afghans were put together. You can see pictures of these afghans in previous articles written in this blog. Thanks to everyone's effort we donated these afghans to the Mint Hill Police Department and to the Mint Hill Fire Department.

The second project consisted in knitting or crocheting infant caps. Nearly sixty caps were made and donated to Presbyterian Hospital Matthews. Knitting or crocheting thse tiny creations can be addicting. Everyone sure did enjoy making them.

We are very thankful to the many businesses who contributed to our tea party by providing refreshments and beautiful flowers.

The Mint Hill Stitch-In meetings take place on t he second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 12:00 p..m. through 2:00 p.m. at the Mint Hill Branch Library.

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Beautiful tea pots and tea cups were provided by Mint Hill Branch Staff

Sandy working on knitted mouse cat toy

All in attendance received a potted Impatient plant, courtesy of Martin's Nursery

Delicious pound cake baked and decorated with edible flowers by Shelia

Beautiful flower arrangement graced the refreshment table

Another view of the refreshment table.