Monday, June 09, 2008

Snippets

Optic Waves Shawl is progressing nicely. I've added seven pattern repeats. No new picture to show though, because it looks the same as this, only longer.

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I was the lucky winner of the random prize drawing for the Fashionably Late in '08 Clapotis KAL. I chose this gorgeous skein of Hand Maiden Sea Silk (70% Silk, 30% Seacell) in a color called Rose Garden.

The next project for Fashionably Late is Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark. This yarn would be perfect for it, so I may have to knit along. Care to join us?

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I'm still working on striped preemie hats.


I've been donating my hats to Hannah's Knitsters. It's a group at John's office that gets together at lunch to knit for charity. I was able to meet with them last month. I knew a few of the ladies already, but many I met for the first time. Here are some of the early comers posing in front of an impressive display of finished blanket squares, chemo caps and preemie hats.


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Knitting for charity is very rewarding. If you've been thinking of doing some knitting for others, now is a good time to get started.

Michelle is running a contest for the next ten weeks. For every preemie hat, bunting or blanket you knit and donate, your name will be added to a drawing. Details here.

Looking for a place to donate these baby items? Emmazing Grace Foundation is in the midst of their third annual donation drive.

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This week I'm traveling with John to Salt Lake City on a business trip, but first we're stopping in Estes Park, Colorado for a mini vacation that will include hiking and fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park...


...and shopping at the Estes Park Wool Market!

8 comments:

  1. Enjoy the trip!

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  2. That yarn is gorgeous and will be perfect for Swallowtail. Our plans have changed and I won't be seeing you in Estes:-(

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  3. I love the Rose Garden yarn. What a treat to win something so beautiful.

    I enjoyed reading about the group that knits during lunch. The amount of finished projects is wonderful. They must be very proud of their accomplishments. I was intrigued with the idea of the tree tags, too.

    Charity knitting is a real passion of mine and there is so much need. The lunch group's success just illustrates how little effort it takes to make a big impact. You and your group have inspired me.

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  4. What a lucky duck! I love the yarn you chose. Enjoy estes park and your travels.

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  5. Congratulations on winning the goreous yarn, Tracy! :-)

    I always love seeing pics of your little preemie hats. They inspire me to keep on knitting them. Thanks for the charity links as well. I will add them to the ones I know about.

    I envy you. The Rocky Mountains in the summertime is a beautiful (and cool) place to be. :-)

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  6. *Rose Garden* is gorgeous and will be perfect for Swallowtail. Happy Knitting!

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  7. Congrats on the wool the colors look like they will really suit you. So glad for you :) Love the preemie hats I'll put 2 leaves on the tree for you!!!!!! What other shawls are you going to knit up in this knitalong it sounds fun!

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  8. Thanks for the info about Michelle's contest. Might as well knit up a hat/bootie set a week. I'm planning on making as many preemie hats/booties sets as I can for the Olympics just like last time.

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~Tracy