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: http://www.sheepandwool.com/ticket-sales/index.asp
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.
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!!
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.
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
Vivien A: Dessert (Cupcakes)
Kathy F: Pasta salad
Laura: Dessert (Brownies)
Kathy J: Fruit salad
Karna: Broccoli quiche
Bernadette: Hummus and crackers
Judy T: Potato salad
Barbara E: Tuna salad
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.
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.
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: http://www.knit-a-square.com/ 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”.
Over time the Ladies of S&B have given me yarn and knitted items for the babies. You may wonder where they go. This last weekend in the local paper there was a letter from a woman in Bedford prison saying how much crocheting has changed her life. Some the yarn goes to Bedford.
There was another feature about child birth and a new Mother expressed how delighted she was to receive a hand knitted blanket for her daughter in the NICU at Westchester Medical Center. Your baby items go to that NICU.
All that you have donated has gone where it is truly appreciated.