Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
What a great day. I am so happy to show you all some of the recipients of the 44 Sweaters. Parent Care a part of Vista Hill Foundation received the sweaters and have already started to distribute them. Look at this adorable child. She is wearing Betsy Frank's cute dress. I am so proud. More to follow.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Well, I was definitely ready for my close up.
The photographer came last week to take a publicity photo for Vista Hill. This is the charity that will be accepting the "44 Sweaters". Ann Mound, a wonderful woman, that dances with me on Tuesday nights told me about their facility and the work they do with mom's and kids. I decided to give them the sweaters and she was so touched. I am delivering them Monday, October 26, at a board meeting. I hope to have some more photos and I will post them at that time.
Thank you to all the participants. This was a wonderful project and I have so many of you to thank for your efforts and support. xxxooo
Four more sweaters have been added to the project.
Cathy Jo Cozen wants to learn to knit, but hasn't started learning yet. She was so enthusiastic about the project that she bought this adorable vest to contribute.
Liz Knapp donated four premie sets for the project. Here is an example of one of the sweaters.
Phylis Bates made another sweater for the project. This red sweater is really lovely. Thank you Phylis for being such a major part of making this project come to fruition.
This pink sweater was a real surprise for me. Therese Balenger an wonderful artist heard about the project many months ago. I received a call out of the blue from her and she had a sweater ready for me. It is so exciting that we have about 49 sweaters to deliver. In the next post I will have a picture and information on the charity.
Monday, July 20, 2009
My appreciation for Phylis Bates has hit an all time high. This great sweater really impressed me. She has been so generous with her time knitting so many sweaters for this project. I feel that her support has inspired me to keep going and I am almost at my goal.....of course with her help. This V-neck cardigan is a work of art. From the beautiful seed stitch ribbing accent to the multitude of duplicate stitched numbers (front and back) it is outstanding.
I love it. I'm sorry it doesn't fit me. I would love to make something like it for my new great niece and nephew. It is with many thanks that I make this post. Kudos to Phyl. I am glad to be able to consider her my friend.
Friday, July 17, 2009
What can be said about truly good friends. Over the last few years I have spent evenings doing Israeli dancing. The music and dancing are great for the brain and the body. The chance to move with abandon and feel the music has been great. When I started out dancing with Dalya and Yoni
I had no idea that I would make friends of a lifetime. When I turned 60 this year, my closest friends at dancing made a little dinner for me and bestowed on me a very special gift. A Baby Einstein Sweater. Sheila Kirschenbaum, Yairra Haas, Karen Gershenfeld, Judy Rosenthal and Susan Stern each knit a part of the sweater and Sheila put it together and added the final touch of a collar and wonderful buttons. I was completely impressed with the beautiful sweater and it is one of the most meaningful gifts I have ever had the pleasure of receiving. I thank you all for this special gift.
At this time I would also like to thank everyone that has participated in this project. I am so proud of our achievement and our dedication to a cause that not only gives us the opportunity to knit, which we LOVE, but also help those who are in need.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Lynn Davidson contributed this adorable ribbed cardigan. She did a beautiful crochet flower to adorn it. This is a great pattern because the sweater is made in one piece with the ribbing added on. Check other posts if you are interested in the pattern.
OK. I was so impressed with my BFF's sweater she was making I had to make my own version. This sweater called Fire Dog is designed By Melissa. He web site is www.knittingtree.com .
I think it is so adorable. It is a little round ribbed neck pull-over. Here is just a close up of the adorable intarsia pattern......woof.
The last but not least for this post is another little
v-neck "Little Man Sweater".
We are getting close to the 44 Sweaters. I think I am up to 40. Thanks to all the wonderful knitters that have helped with this truly worthy project.