Saturday, April 26, 2008

Thanks for having me!

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your group! I hope to help in any way I can. I would like suggestions and/or advice for making scarves using the Round Knitting looms.
Good luck to all and God bless.

Hugs, Irma

New pattern on SFTH

Today I received an email from Bev Q of Bev's Country Cottage telling me that she has listed Scarves From The Heart on her page of charities, which is quite extensive. She also gave me permission to link to her free scarf patterns page, and even gave me a special pattern to share! She also mentioned SFTH on her Yahoo group and we've already had one person ask to join this group!

Today was the "Saturday" I was looking forward to because I had plans to meet a lady, Dorrie E. and her daughter Carol who have made many scarves for SFTH and so we met for lunch at 11:am and had a wonderful visit, as well as a great lunch. The lunch was topped off by them delivering about 20 scarves for SFTH's campaign to get 125 scarves by then end of August!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Summer Scarf

During the winter, I got some Brown Sheep Cotton Fine at a closeout in a beautiful shade of pink, knowing that a summer scarf was in my future! I've startedusing it to make the Backyard Leaves pattern in Scarf Style - I've made it in merino and really enjoy the pattern (especially since I translated the chart into language so I can easily follow it!) It is interesting to see it working up so differently, but it makes a great summer scarf. Since we are on school break this week, hopefully I'll get it done quickly, because I want to make the Intarsia scarf from Knitting New Scarves for a man for a summer scarf - it intrigues me!

Happy Passover to all who are celebrating - I have to go see if my brisket has thawed yet! Marcie

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Email list

If you would like to be contacted when we start each new season, or when we need scarves for a special event would you please email me and put "Email List" in the subject line. I want to start a group emailing to make it easier to let everyone know what the theme is. I promise not to overload you with emails!

Hoping to hear from you all soon!

Meanwhile, what's on your needles. Today I tied on the 4th and final ball of Teseo di've for the multi-directional scarf I've been working on. I can't wait for it to be finished so I can start something new!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Generous Donation!

It is with great pleasure that I share with you all that Susan, owner of Crystal Palace Yarns has donated two patterns which are now posted on the Scarves From The Heart pattern page. These are scarf patterns that are also currently on the CPY website, but she may be removing them (I'm not sure as this happened very quickly through a designer I've met on line). Susan is also donating enough yarn to make two of each of these scarves! Go check out the patterns;

Scarves From The Heart is hoping to make it's own generous donation in September. The Regional Cancer Center at St. Joseph's in Stockton invites all it's cancer survivors (including those currently in treatment) to an event held at a small park adjacent to their facility each September and they've asked us to join them again this year and to pass out free scarves to each cancer survivor. We gave away about 65 or 75 scarves last year and ran out, so I'm hoping to have 125 scarves to start with this year. I know you all signed up to make 1 each season, but if you can find the time I would really appreciate your help in meeting this goal. Here's a picture from last year's event (terrible of me, but as you can see I knitted even through the event) the board shows some of the scarves that had previously been donated, along with a short bit about who we are. Those scarves and so many more were all donated and each and every person who received one was very gracious and appreciative.