Public Service Announcement #1 - over at Armed With Pointy Sticks, Ericka is asking for a little help. She tells the story better but this is a woman who, when hit with her first MS episode (no sensation in her hands), taught herself to knit. She doesn't talk much about her continuing battle with this disease but right now she is getting ready to walk in the April 20th MS walkathon and is asking for donations, or if you are in the area, walkers. Check it out!
Public Service Announcement #2 - over at Yarnophiliac, Heather is also asking for a little help. Once again, her version is the better but she discovered an old high school crush on Oprah's Big Give. She learned that he had started a charity called Can-Do (Compassion in Action Network - a Direct Outcome organization). Using the colors of their website she has created the Can-Do colorway! $10 of every skein goes right to Can-Do. She has dyed it up in several different yarns and it is awesome! I have my skein, pictured below in superwash Merino and also, a picture of the yarn worked up in a sock. Check it out!
Rhode Island - I'm home from RI but I did get to meet up with Some Bunny's Love before I left. No time for a yarn crawl but I did get to visit her knitting guild meeting and after, we (somebunny and calicokitty6 and I) went to Panera to knit and talk. I forgot my camera, but somebunny had hers and you can find my picture there. I was supposed to take pictures with her camera that she would send me but I was so busy talking and knitting......well, that's why you have to go to her blog! Calicokitty6 is planning a yarn crawl in my area and she's supposed to call me. I was so eager to get home but I regret leaving such nice people.
Amanda Hat - I taught my friend Kathy the Amanda Hat pattern and found out that I wasn't quite finished with Amanda Hat mania. Here is #9! Lamb's Pride Bulky - Cafe Au Lait. I love this hat! My sister, Maureen, made the comment that she was surprised I wasn't in the double digits yet....mmmmmm.
Also Amanda related - Gina sent me an awesome prize for making the most Amanda Hats. I send her my thanks for a pattern that is like chicken soup, warm and comforting. Also (jeez, didn't think to get pictures) I happily let her her and blogless Amanda (for whom the pattern is named) pick out their faves. Gina picked the Manos and Amanda, the Sheep Shop Yarn Company. You should check out her gallery of Amanda Hats, and if you haven't made one already, I strongly recommend it.
My Nephew - I am so pround of him and yes, I think he might be channeling a little Elvis in this picture.
Fellowship Craft Night - we had our first craft night at church this month and plan to make it a monthly event. We had lots of beaders, a couple knitters, a few scrappers and a hooker and a wood-worker. It's funny, how sometimes we are more productive in a group.