Monday, May 26, 2008

Knitaholics Project

Got STASH? Those *Little Bitty Balls of Yarn left over from a bigger project? Can't bear to throw them away????? (me neither!) I have a new project I would love to tell you about that I would like to do. One of my friends has been undergoing treatment for cancer...getting chemo and radiation. I made her a "love-blankie" to take to chemo treatments and I thought why not make some more for others going through the same thing? You can participate with those *LBBY. If you can make a square or two or three thousand that can be joined with others to make "love-blankies" for chemo patients, I would LOVE it! ANY type of yarn: Cotton, acrylic, wool (soft non-scratchy) and it will be joined with others of similar type.
CO 30, K 30 rows, use size 8 needles. That's it! If you would like more info and address, please drop a line to Also, please feel free to pass the word along! thank you thank you thank you!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Three cups of tea

TCOT is a book my DD recommended. I put a request in @ the library and found out I was a gazillion down the list. Finally I got it. I picked it up and was immediately taken with the story of a man, Greg Mortenson, who, after a failed attempt of climbing K2, met up with people in a little village in Pakistan. He was so taken by this extremely poor village, he decided to build a school. Although it took a LONG time, it finally came to fruition, despite many setbacks. It is truly an uplifting book about saving the world's poorest children from an uneducated life and in the process, healing rifts of religious extremist's terrorist teaching. It was amazing. Check out these websites: You will be amazed at the love and care that one man has fostered.
There are now 61 schools as a result of this one man's mission. Read it, you will never be the same.