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

Monday, June 15, 2009

Crocheting and Knitting in the Company of Good Food and Friends

What could be better than sweet and savory refreshments, a new project and the wonderful company friends. Barb found just that at the last meeting. The Pudding Cookie Whip is a favorite and Shelia's recipe.

Barb found the pattern for a crochet cross bookmark and she was trying to make up her mind which one to make for her Secret Sister at church.

Rita finished working on her sock monkeys. She named the one wearing the overalls Socrates. It will accompany her on her storytelling events. The smaller sock monkey does not have a name yet. The knitted cap and shorts were also made by Rita.

The blanket Anna is holding was made using the technique called Tunisian crochet, also known as Afghan crochet. Doing some research I found out that Tunisian crochet dates back to the mid to late 1800. Tunisian crochet results in a woven fabric which is perfect for a warm blanket. Anna loves this blanket and she plans to keep it.

Watch this video and see if you might want to try it.

Janet who was using yarn from Herrschners commented not really liking this yarn but she only paid $10.00 for 8 skeins. She is making a baby blanket and will donate it to the Monroe Woman's Shelter. Nancy on the other hand loved the Love It yarn she purchased at the Cottage Yarn porch 40% sale. She is knitting the Tampa vest for a relative.

Some of the ladies are participating in the current service project by making scarves to be donated to the Men's Homeless Shelter. The specifications state the scarves which can be knitted or crocheted should measure 5 inches wide by 4 feet long in masculine colors with not fringe or trim. The yarn used should be worsted or bulky, sport weight yarns can be doubled. Helmet liners and scarves for our service men and women are still being collected. Shelia has been in contact with the Little Flower Retirement Center to get a list of hand made items the residents would like to receive for the holidays.

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