Meet-up on Friday, 10/17

Ladies, the Stitch & Bitch will meet-up on Friday, 10/17, 1-3 pm at Panera.

Looking forward to the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool festival on Saturday!!


Vivien A. felted Pumpkins 

Meet-up on 10/10

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 10/10 from 1-3 p.m at Panera.

Kathy F reminds us that this Friday is the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Bake sale. Spread the word! Stop by and pick-up some sweets!!

Bake Sale Breast Cancer 101014

Here are a few recent pics, for those who are not on our Facebook:

The Annual HVPFP “Harvest Gathering” on 10/27

Thanks to our Kathy F who works tirelessly year round, helping to feed pet families in need in Westchester county. The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry “Harvest Gathering” Help Feed Our Pets program is on 10/27.

I’m looking forward to attending – please join us! Help spread the word, pass it along. See Kathy on Friday’s, here at the Stitch & Bitch to get your ticket(s).

Harvest Pet Pantry Fundraiser 2014


Meet-up on Friday, 9/26

The Stitch & Bitch will meet-up on Friday, 9/26, 1-3 p.m. at Panera

Update: The day trip to Cold Spring has been canceled. We’ll try going again next Spring.

The trip to Rhinebeck, Sat 10/18 is in full force. If you haven’t already done so, let me know whether you’ll be going. Also, if you’re willing to drive, we could use more drivers.

Meet-up for Friday, 9/19!!!! Corrected!!

The Stitch & Bitch will meet up on Friday, 9/19 at Panera, 1-3 pm.

Save these dates for day trips!

Friday, October 10th – Going to Cold Spring for the afternoon on the Metro North train (@Tarrytown). I’ll post more info soon.

Saturday, October 18th – Going to Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. We’ll need volunteer drivers and a head count so let me know. I’ll also post more info over the next few weeks. Last year we pre purchased tickets – avoid lines and you pay $9 instead of $12. Get yours here:

Meet-up on Friday, 9/12

The Stitch & Bitch will meet-up on Friday, 9/12th at Panera, 1-3 p.m.

I hope everyone had a great Summer! It’s the 4th year Anniversary of the Stitch & Bitch ladies and a day trip is in order!!

Lois suggested (I agree!) that another day trip to Cold Spring is in order! Either, the 19th or 26th, we’ll decide on Friday.

Looking forward to seeing you!!


Our Charities

As many of you already know (and have already created hats), we have added a NEW charity project to our growing list. Thanks to Lois!! “Hats from the Heart” for newborn babies at White Plains Hospital. Lois will be collecting and donating these year round. 

I’ve outlined our projects below. Keep up the great work ladies and the beautiful items you gift to others!!

NICU project (Marie Fareri Children’s Hospital) – Preemie size hats and blankets (8.5″x11″ and 11×17″). Susan W accepts, year round. Next donation first week of December.

Hat’s from the Heart (White Plains Hospital) – Baby sized hats – Lois accepts, year round

Midnight Run Holiday Drop (Midnight Run) – Adult size Hat/Scarves/Cowls/fingerless gloves) – Dahlia accepts, year round for Winter donation.

Lap-ghans for Veterans (Montrose V.A Nursing Home) Kathy F accepts, year round for Winter donation

Some patterns can be found under the patterns link. I will be adding a few more soon.

Meet-ups for August (8th, 15th & 22nd)

Ladies, it’s August and many of us will be away some Fridays. Considering the large size of our group, there are always a number of ladies attending on Fridays. All meet-ups will take place at Panera Bread.

So, I am posting dates for our weekly meet-ups for the month. The Stitch and Bitch will meet-up at our usual Panera on these dates: August, 8th, 15th & 22nd. We will NOT meet on 8/29, for the Labor day holiday weekend.

Hope you are having a wonderful Summer!! Happy stitching!!

Our recent trip to Kensico Dam:

Meet-up on Friday, August 1st – heading outdoors to Kensico Dam!!

Ladies, the weather is suppose to be nice on Friday, 8/1 so, we’ll do our knitting outdoors @ Kensico Dam.

If it’s cloudy, that’ll be fine however, if it’s actually raining we’ll meet at Panera.

The Stitch & Bitch will meet-up from 1 – 3 p.m. at the picnic table in Kensico Dam (same location as last time).

Ample free parking, they have indoor restrooms and a lot of picnic tables. They also have vending machines and a truck selling ice cream/snacks.

Bring your project, a folding chair if you like, a beverage, lunch/snack if you like.

Meet-up on Friday, 7/11th

The Stitch & Bitch will meet-up on Friday, 7/11, 1 – 3 p.m.
at Panera (the large table in the back of the cafe).

For those out of town – enjoy!!

To all available…see you on Friday!!

Meet-up on Friday, 7/4th

Yes!!! some of the ladies of the Stitch & Bitch we will meet-up on 7/4, at Panera – 1 -3 p.m.

While others will be out of town (or involved with holiday festivities) a number of ladies are interested in gathering for a meet-up!

We had a fabulous time last week “Knitting in the Park” at Kensico Dam… pics can be viewed on our Facebook group, for those on FB.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!!


Meet-up on Friday, 6/27 – taking it outdoors!!

Ladies, we’ll be meeting at a park this Friday, 6/27 – 1 – 3 p.m. The weather is supposed to be beautiful!!

We’re going to Kensico Dam: “Knitting in the Park”… under the mature shade trees. They also have walking paths; a few of us enjoyed walking out there and we spotted the newly added picnic table area.

I’m sharing my recent lucky win of a $100 City Limits Diner gift card so, I’m bringing pizza for everyone – pizza party!! Just bring your own beverage & a lounge chair! Feel free to bring your own bagged lunch/snack if dietary restrictions apply.

Kensico Dam has ample free parking, picnic tables, an indoor bathroom and beverage vending machines.

The park location: 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY. The Valhalla Metro North train is the closest train stop and the #6 Beeline bus runs to the Dam.

Kensico Dam

Kensico walking path

Meet-up on 6/20th – we’re having a potluck!!

Ladies, Barb has generously invited the Stitch & Bitch to her home this coming Friday, 6/20 – 1-3 p.m. A private email with her address will be sent. It is also on the contact sheet. She has a large driveway and ample street parking, for those who may need to leave early.

We’re having a Potluck lunch! Please post below what you will bring. It looks like we will have a lot of dessert!!

This is what we have so far:

Ann: Roasted chicken
Susan: Sodabread
Vivien A: Dessert (Cupcakes)
Kathy F: Pasta salad
Dahlia: Crudite
Lois: Dessert
Laura: Dessert (Brownies)
Kathy J: Fruit salad
Joan: Salad
Karna: Broccoli quiche
Bernadette: Hummus and crackers
Judy T: Potato salad
Barbara E: Tuna salad
Cheryl: Salad

Meet-up on Friday, May 30th – going to Lunch!!

So, this past Friday the ladies decided to meet-up at City Limits Diner, on Fri 5/30th.
at 1 p.m.

Parking is free. The past few times I was there for lunch the parking lot was full but things moved along within a few minutes. Parking is also available in the parking lot by Apple Farm, if the wait is too long at the diner.

Come for lunch and bring your WIP! Still collecting the 8″x8″ squares.

Check out their menu:

200 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
Corner of Rt 119 & Tarrytown Rd

Looking forward to seeing my favorite ladies!!

Meet-up on Friday, May 23rd

The Stitch & Bitch of Westchester County will meet-up on Friday, 5/23,
1 -3 p.m , at Panera.

Reminder: Bring your extra scrap yarn!! Kathy F is collecting any scrap yarn you may have that you don’t need. She is giving it to a volunteer who will be making blankets for the VA home.

Looking forward to seeing you ladies!!

Meet-up on Friday, May 16th

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 5/16 – 1 -3 p.m at Panera.

We’re making progress on our squares…keep them coming! I’m trying to collect as many as possible over the next few months. Some of the squares for

Our new charity project: Knit-A-Square

As many of you know we are working on a new charity project. We do a lot of charity, for local groups. This is our first international group project. I’m excited to be a part of something with such reach. It’s simple, we make 8″x 8″ squares (crocheted/knitted) to give to KAS: Knit-A-Square Please watch the video on their homepage which explains how it works. They also have many links for patterns, ideas, etc.

How we can help: make squares, out of any yarn (as long as it’s warm), any color! The squares MUST BE 8″x 8″. Leave a 20″ tail which is used to sew the blankets up. The squares are then assembled by a team of volunteers in Africa, who will stitch them together making blankets. The blankets are then distributed to orphaned/abandoned children in South Africa, many of these children also have AIDS.

This is the first square made: 1st square Yellow 8x8 Square for KAS 5.3.14
Crocheted: I just found this site for a number of 8″x8″ patterns: <a href=””>

Meet-up on Friday, 5/2 – more details below

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, May 2nd, at Panera, 1 – 3 p.m.

A few months ago Karna posted on our FB group a new charity project we could take on: We agree this would be an excellent opportunity to offer 8″x 8″ squares. Their web site has patterns for both knit & crocheted squares if you don’t have one of your own. However, if you already have one that works, great…as long as the squares are 8 x 8″.

Our Kathi F is ISO scrap yarn!!!! Please bring it any scraps you may have to offer.
Kathi F: “I am looking for that little bit of yarn that is left after we complete a pattern.
One of my clients from the pantry uses the scrap yarn to make blankets”.

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!!