Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bah, Bah, Black Sheep

He's not exactly black, but here's my sheep scarf! His body is garter stitch worked in Poof by Crystal Palace. The details are worked in leftovers of black acrylic left over from the #@!*% Golf Club Covers. You can't really see in the photo, but his ears are folded and he has a black button nose.

He had his debut at Westside Wednesday, where it was agreed he needs front feet a few inches behind the face. He gets longer every time I wear him, so I may have to throw him in the washer and dryer to shrink back up to a manageable length. But he's very soft and warm, not to mention fun to wear!

I did get that "On the Vine" from StitchJones finished. It's not knitted up, but it's been skeined, washed, whacked, and dried.

It'll go temporarily into the hand spun stash; it's intended for a Christmas present, but I've been temporarily distracted by charity knitting.
I started a blanket for Baby Love, but ran short of yarn; it's been rewound and will eventually be used for another charity. In the meantime, I grabbed four balls of Patons Chunky Shetland in a soft yellow called "Butter", searched Ravelry for a suitable pattern, and cast on for the Star-Doily-Blanket.

This is a fast knit; I did that much in just a couple of hours last night. I'm already well into the second ball; I think I'll continue the pattern through the third ball and then use the forth to work an edging of some kind. It's mostly stockinette now, but it's too big to be commute knitting so I can only work on it at home, but I should be able to finish it in the next week.

Baby Love is a project of Willow Birth is a 2 month long, charity knit-along (October through December) where fiber workers in the Portland, Oregon (and beyond) will knit, crochet and quilt blankets for newborns in need. On the last week of December, they pick up the blankets from drop sites, wrap them and deliver them in the first week of January, when donations take a sharp decline.

And that other yarn that got rewound? It's in a bag with some dpns to be my commute knitting for the next couple of weeks. It'll become some teeny, tiny premie hats for Aunties In Stitches.

If you're in the Portland area and would make a donation to either of these charities, please leave me a comment and I'll give you the details on how to donate items. Of course, if you would like to donate yarn, we'll take that, too! If you're not in the Portland area, please consider donating at least one knitted or crocheted item to a children's charity this season. Even a small blanket, hat, or sweater can make a difference.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to donate yarn. Could I just give it to you somehow? I also have a more-than-half-finished man's wool sweater that I would like to donate, along with the pattern and the rest of the yarn... maybe someone else could finish it and give it to someone in need?


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