Sunday, March 15, 2009

Small Projects

These are some finished projects.

Garter Stitch Loop-Through Scarf from by Marci Richardson.

The yarn is some Berroco Ultra Alpaca I had in my stash.

The pattern can be found in 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders.

This is yet another calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf from knitty.

It is fun to make and wear. I'm sure more will follow.

I finally finished nordic-headband by Heidi Nyberg of Heidi's Knitbits.

Thanks again to Sunday from stix-n-stitches who was a great teacher!

I've started a pair of gloves with the yarn tantej sent me.
It's a great colorway and very soft.

The group I started on Ravelry Lesser Known Skeins has 122 members now! It's so cool!!! Great fiber artists from all over the world sharing ideas was my dream and it's working thanks to Ravelry.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I Love My Girls!

It has been a long time since I've met up with my friends in the Chalk Dust Knitters.
I love getting together with these women and just relaxing for a few hours. We are so lucky to have each other!
These are the bags my daughters and I gifted to the group for Christmas.

Annette has not been well and was unable to meet with us. We miss her and hope she gets better soon. Lynn was also missed.

We recently did our Christmas Scarf gifting.
At the time Jackie wasn't able to make it and Pat draw her name. Pictures of that scarf will be posted in the future.

I don't remember who made what but they were all awesome scaves!

These are some more members with great Blogs Diamonds and Purls

Purls and Curls

Grimm Witch of Jersey

Geek of all Trades

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 3, 2009 is the Lupus Foundation of America’s Advocacy Day

Anyone one who has reads this blog knows, I have Lupus.
Last week a teacher I work with came to my class to tell me she had a student who was in the hospital and was diagnosed with Lupus. As it happens this 8th grade boy is in my daughters art class and his cousin is one of my students.

More than 16,000 Americans develop lupus each year.
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) estimates between 1.5 - 2 million Americans have a form of lupus and more than 90 percent of people with lupus are women between the ages of 15 and 45.
It was 50 years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last approved a drug to specifically treat lupus.

On March 3, 2009 the Lupus Foundation of America is having the 11th Annual Advocacy Day on Capital Hill.
For more info visit the LFA site and take part in changing legislation so we will not wait another 50 years for better treatments.

A great blog to have on your blog list is On the Road to a Cure. You can find a list of inspirational bloggers! Lupus may slow them down but will not stop them from living full lives.

Please think about helping! You can make a difference!!!

I'm getting off my soapbox and will post about my kitting next week.