Sunday, February 05, 2006

First Day of the Second Semester

Classes began again for spring semester, and the knitting class is apparently a popular choice. We have 37 knitters, 18 of them are new to the class. Since the first meeting was a short day, class only lasted 30 minutes. So, we handed out yarn and needles, and got to work. A new person was paired with a "veteran knitter" and by the end of the 30 minutes, everyone could cast on and knit. I am looking forward to monday, when we have 100 minutes to get on this. The first project for the new kids will be 2 squares for baby blankets. I purchased tons of teal yarn, so we can be uniform. Square size will be 9"x9". Should be fun. The returning kids will make something for themselves. I have a growing library of knitting books, and of course we have the internet, so the sky's the limit!
Here is Ever, doing what he does best...teaching how to cast on. He is my go-to guy for that! Thanks, Ever!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Y. teaches with such excitement!!!!!!

Esther patiently waits for Ms. Newbill to get a good picture (this was the fourth attempt...sorry cutie!)

Se Mi teaches three girls at once!! She is a superstar. Quick story about Se Mi: she was close to finishing her final project, the baby sweater, when she realized she forgot to do the second sleeve. Oops. So, we ripped out her work back to the place where she could add the second sleeve, and she kept going. I am so proud of her for not giving up at that point. It was a big job to re-knit all of that and she did a great job. Her sweater will be donated to Stitches this week.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

our baby sweaters

here are some of the sweaters that have been turned in as donations for stitches from the heart!!!!! they are so cute! way to go kids!

Sweaters Newbill Made (and finally finished)

Here is a sweater that I made last summer but just got around to finishing this week. It has been haunting me for months. I plan to wear it with a long tank top underneath and jeans. so cute!!!!

This is a little jacket i made by modifying the 5-hour baby sweater. I am hoping the kids who continue on in knitting next semester will start making things for themselves. Seems like all we did was donate things to various charities!

This is an experimental shrug-type thing I made that sort of looks like astroturf (super bowl homage). I will make another one, just not using this yarn. Too 3-dimensional. :)

Stitches From the Heart Moving Day!

Last Sunday, a few of our dedicated students showed up at SFTH and helped them move into a new space. The kids earned community service credit and the women at the shop gave them tons of cute freebies. Mariana came to class the next day with her denim tote and a huge smile on her face. Thanks to all of you involved with the move, and thanks go out to Stitches for all that they do for the babies of the world. We love you!