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

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer Stitch In - in Full Swing

The summer months have arrived and some crafters will put their knitting or crochet projects on hold due to the heat. Consider working on small projects such as dishcloths, facecloths, market bags or baby items. Our group will continue to meet during the summer on our normal schedule of the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Here is a link for the Baby fern stitch cloth.


Update on the Baby Fern Stitch Cloth:
Neily decided to make the Baby fern stitch cloth and she shared that the pattern is asymmetrical which means that the borders are not identical. The pattern that follows results in even borders:

Baby Fern Stitch Dishcloth
multiple of 12 stitches plus 9

Using size 6 or 7 needles and one ball cotton yarn, cast on 45 stitches

Row 1 K3, p across, k3
Row 2 K3, p1, k1, p1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1, end k3
Row 3 K3, p across, k3
Row 4 K3, p1, k1, p1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1, end k3
Row 5 k3, p across, k3
Row 6 K3, p1, k1, p1, *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1, end k3

Repeat these 6 rows to desired length
Knit 4 row, bind off, weave in ends.

The Mint Hill Stitch In group is currently working on sewing, crocheting, or knitting hats to benefit children of the mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Pat has been busy working on this service project and has already donated several hats. The hats are for boys and girls in sizes from newborn to young adult. Knitted or crochet hats can be made of any color or yarn. The hats will be collected from now until September 2008.

I was thrilled to see the crewel embroidery girl Jill has been working on completed. It turned out beautiful!

Nancy is almost finished with a beautiful baby cardigan which she worked on a circular needle.