Monday, October 15, 2007

Knitting for Noggins

Well I made it. I was a little late getting there but Judy was waiting patiently there for me. I was only able to get three hats done for it but I'm going to start earlier next year. I just didn't have enough time to do as many as I wanted to this time. I think Judy was able to get three done as well. That makes me feel a little better. :) It didn't last until 4 p.m. like it said on the web site but I guess they wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to drop off their hats. We met Susan B. Anderson after she spoke and signed her book "Itty-Bitty Nursery" that people had bought that day. She's a really nice person. I really enjoyed meeting her. She was very down to earth and fun to talk to. She even wrote down the name of this blog because she wanted to check it and leave a comment on it. I can't tell you how nice she was to us. If you would like to check out her blog just click on this link:

Here are a few pictures we took while we were there:

This one is of Susan with her book "Itty Bitty Nursery".
This is Judy with some carrots that Susan knitted with orange chenille yarn and green feathers. Aren't they just too cute!
Here I am with a baby mobile that Susan did with little mice and flowers all over it. The whole thing is covered in yarn. All the mice and flowers are knitted. I just loved this one!
Here's Susan again with one of her creations. A cute little bunny.
It was great fun to go. Now that I know what to expect. I hope I can do a better job of organizing a group of us to go to it next year. I think everyone would have a great time.

And if you would like to check out the Knitting for Noggins web site here it is:

They were able to collect almost 20,000 hats this year.

Well, that's all for this time. See yah next month!


Monday, October 8, 2007

The 2nd Yarn Doll Meeting

Wow, it's been a whole month since our last meeting. Not many people were able to come to this meeting but we still had fun. We had two new people come this time. It was great getting to meet them. I hope they are able to come to the next meeting and of course I hope everyone else will come too. Carolyn showed us how to use the Knifty Knitter to make hats. It's so easy to use, that I bought one after the meeting. I can't wait to use it. You can make hats with it in no time. She almost had a hat finished before we even had time to really get started making a hat by crocheting it. Some of us are going to Children's Hospital for Knitting for Noggins this Sunday. I hope to see some of the girls there. I know two said they are going and I hope I make it there too. I will be sure to take pictures if I do. Here's a picture from this meeting:

Next time bring whatever project you are currently working on so we can see each others handy work. We may even do a holiday swap if everyone wants to participate. The next meeting will be on Nov. 3rd at Michaels again. I'll email everyone the time after I've reserved it with Michaels. It should be around the usual time.

Hope to see everyone there!