Sunday, February 27, 2011

Knitting with a Purpose.....

I participated in the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project for the Winter Games. These scarves are a symbol of unity, compassion and support, and help create a powerful sense of community across the Special Olympics Movement. The patterns and colors of thread were provided by Red Heart yarn. You could choose to crochet or knit. I also decided to do them for my home state of North Carolina. I have a long-time friend who has a special needs daughter so I did mine in honor of her.

I have also continued to knit prayer shawls for our FUMC prayer shawl ministry. Below is the latest one I have finished. You cast on a number that can be divided by 3 and then you knit 3, purl 3 every row until you have around 60 inches. Bind off and add fringe that is also divisible by 3


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pretty in Pink.....

Our son and his wife came home from CA for Christmas. As I had announced in an earlier post, they surprised us by letting us know they are expecting their first baby in June. When we were taking them to the airport to go back home, we stopped to eat and also went in a Michaels. I needed some thread and as we were looking we all saw this pattern book. They loved it and our daughter-in-law picked out the thread. As you will see below, I made the set and it is finished except the buttons. The day I finished it, they called to tell us that at their doctor's appointment they found out there baby is a boy. Oh, Well! I will put this pink set in my Grandmother's box for the next baby. We are very excited that the baby is a boy--he can carry on the family name.

This pattern is from Cuddle-me Layettes by Leisure Arts

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Love is in the air.....

I printed this picture on regular printing paper and
then my husband sprayed it with a couple of
coats of clear sealer. I glued it to the glass
light box with a glue stick. Then I made a bow
to go on top and wrapped some of the
same ribbon around the edges. For Easter,
I will take this picture off and do something different.
Love, Marie