Monday, July 20, 2009

Phyl Outdid Herself

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

A Most Meaningful and Thoughtful Gift

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

Coming Into the Home Stretch

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  .
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.