Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Knitted Knockers

So, you don't want to make baby blankets or hats or you just aren't in to taking on a shawl project at this point.  Well, how about knitting up a couple of knitted knockers?

The mission of Knitted Knockers is to provide women who have had mastectomies with knitted breast prostheses – completely free of charge.  Knitted Knockers needs knitters and crocheters to make knockers using “approved” yarns, and they also need cash donations to cover shipping fees.  www.KnittedKnockers.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers.

Skacel has collaborated with Makers’ Mercantile to create Knocker Kits, and Makers’ Mercantile is offering direct from the vendor pricing!

For only $9.95 you will receive 1 hank of HiKoo® CoBaSi DK (which makes up to 4 Knitted Knockers), the Knitted Knocker knitting pattern*, and free shipping in the US!  Further, skacel will donate $4.00 to Knitted Knockers for EVERY kit purchased!  This pricing is only good until February 12th

Saturday, January 09, 2016


Reviving this group came at the perfect time.  On January 1st I lost another friend to colon cancer! She too was an amazing warrior and pers, who at 43 leaves behind her husband, two little girls, her parents and siblings.   I wanted to share her words with you all because as we start the new year they are food for thought! 
~ Heather 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Knitting /Crocheting Projects

Good morning, everyone! I love these ideas. One of the things that we all need to keep in mind is that each of us has special skills and knit or crochet or weave at different levels and different speeds and have different time frames in which we knit. We also each have different resources and come from different parts of the world.
For example, I love knitting and while my sister can knit a shawl in one month, it would take me two months (or longer) to complete one. Shespeed knits. I plod along like the turtle. To be honest, I also have knitters' ADHD. I start a wonderful new project . . . oh, look at this beautiful yarn . . . beads, I could do something with . . . maybe a hat. You all get the idea. I also work about ten hours or more a day and, unfortunately, it is not in a knitting shop. However, I do find listening to audio books while knitting brings me much joy and does allow me to attend to the two things I enjoy doing the most at the same time.
In any event, while I would love to knit a shawl for either my prayer group at church or for Alice's Embrace, to make that time commitment is not a realistic goal for me. I will do it, but it will have to be, on my own time. On the other hand, I can manage to rein myself in and can get hats or squares done without too much angst.
What I would like to suggest is that we each PICK a project/organization, make a commitment to complete at least one item for that project and do it. Post what you are doing, why you picked it and the organization and show pics as you go along and of the finished project.
How does that sound to everyone?

Social Media, etc.

So, if you are looking for our social media stuff, we can, obviously be found here and also can be found on Facebook and Ravelry.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/whoduknit/
Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/whoduknit-book-discussion

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Swap from Karen

I received my swap package from Karen today.  It was actually delivered yesterday but I didn't get it until today (does that make sense).

In any event, it was a fab swap box.  I apologize for the bad pic but my camera's batteries were dead and so this was taken with my cell phone.

Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy . . . I have not read it and it includes recipes
One More Skein by Leigh Radford . . . I love one skein projects because my knitter's ADHD just kicks in if I make too big projects.
Knit Picks needles, 40 inch cable, size 2 . . . perfect for lace . . . my new passion (you can see one or two at my blog.
A really nice cloth, too pretty to use to wash dishes
A pair of yoga socks (they do fit)
A bar of loverly soap, which I won't use, but will put in amongst my yarns to make them smell loverly!
A skein of Lorna's Lace, Shepherd sock in Flamingo Stripe.  You can't really see the colors in the above photo but this one works:

isn't it loverly.

I have to be honest, I am going to hide the yarn from my 18 year old because she would claim it.

The very serendipity event of this swap was that when I saw the box that my swap came in, I laughed because, I had sent off my box to Karen in a Knitpicks box too!

Thanks so much Karen.  It was a grand swap.  It came on a perfect day with Cleveland being gloomy, gray and snowy.  I hope you enjoy your goodies too.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy 2013 Everyone!

Book to read in January   is Murder on Monday by Ann Purser
Book to read in February is The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Winter/Valentine's Day Swap assignments will be sent out Jan. 1 and deadline to your swap partner is February 16.  Please post photos of your goodies!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mindy - WOW! - thank you so much!

First of all - look at the BONANZA of books! I have glanced thru them and I do not think I have read the majority of them! Yee Haw!

And a beautiful crocheted cowl and hat - yarn - popping corn (I love popcorn) and can you see the trail mix has candy corn and pumpkins in it?

I forgot to put a trick in my box - but Mindy was a little devil and included one!!

Awesome swap - thank you so very very much!!