Thursday, June 23, 2005

Quick Knitting

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I really like the way these booties/socks turned out. (Knit from Bernat cotton tots yarn, using size 5 dpns.) The pattern is from the book Knits From The Heart by Kristin Spurkland. The sub-title is Quick Projects for Generous Giving. Quick knitting is what I'm all about so far this summer. I'll get back to bigger, more involved projects later (like my Meadow Flowers Shawl). But for now, there are several other projects in this book that I would like to try...a couple of hats, baby blankets, mittens and more. The author had in mind knitting for charity when she came up with these patterns. Some of the hats are even written in preemie sizes! And, she included tips on sizing the patterns up or down. In the back of the book is a list of national charitable organizations that accept donations of hand-knit items. This is the first book I've seen that encourages knitting for charity. Definitely a good addition to my knitting library.

2 comments:

  1. Very cute! I also love the bear...and the beautiful cross stiching! Very lucky daughter and SIL!

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  2. Thanks for the compliments on my Baby Bobbi Bear. I enjoyed checking out your blog - - I love the baby socks, the bear and you've inspired me to make and donate the baby lacy hat for charity. Thanks for the link, it's an adorable little hat. Thanks for adding me to your blogger list.

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