Knitting for Nepal

When something as incomprehensible as the earthquake in Nepal happens, we wish with all our hearts we could just do something. These fellow knitters (and I am sure there are more … I will add them as I see them or you can leave a comment below) are using their knitting powers for good and are raising money for organizations who have boots on the ground in Nepal. Once again, the power of two sticks and some string is amazing. Every stitch truly does matter.

Mystery Shawl for Nepal – proceeds to International Red Cross.

Winding trails for Nepal – free pattern with ask for donation to Global Giving. Also, it appears the proceeds from any of this designer’s patterns will go to Global Giving in the months of April and May.

Tiny Lantern – As always, my pattern is free. However, a small donation to Save the Children is always appreciated. (That is a link to my Crowdrise page. You can also donate directly here.).

Best stitches~

KJ

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …

Mushroom? photo by Bowside Knits

Mushroom?
photo by Bowside Knits

A mushroom? Denial was strong with each stitch of this hat. I just couldn’t accept that this was not going to be my favorite hat. I really wanted to like it, I really did, but it didn’t turn out at all like I envisioned. It is thick and warm and looks much! better on a head than on its own, but suffice it to say … this will not be knit again.

 

400 by 40 running total: 16

(Note: Each item I knit will count as one, even if it would typically be used as a pair. For example, a pair of mittens will count as two items.)

2 pogies

5 Knitted Knockers

7 hats

2 socks

Welcome Spring!

Not-So-Slouchy Hat photo by Bowside Knits

Not-So-Slouchy Hat
photo by Bowside Knits

Yesterday I cast off my first hat, the Not-So-Slouchy Hat (super-easy pattern coming soon) in the lovely Cascade Lana Grande. It is so fluffy and soft, it was delightful to work with. It also makes a perfect pompom. We have been busy welcoming Spring here, making some brightly colored pompoms for decorating, as well as crafting a Spring wreath for the front door.

Have a beautiful week!

Best stitches~

KJ

400 by 40 running total: 15

(Note: Each item I knit will count as one, even if it would typically be used as a pair. For example, a pair of mittens will count as two items.)

2 pogies

5 Knitted Knockers

6 hats (my own design)

2 socks