About Dahlia

I'm a Christian, married to an awesome man ♥ - a vigilant fighter against injustice. I'm a doer, deal seeker, pet-lover, nature lover, and optimistic "sweeper". I love fiber, art, textiles, & acrylic paint. Proud auntie to 3 nieces and 1 nephew. I can often be found with my best friend, (Husband) at local galleries/carnivals/festivals, day trips, antiquing, bargain shopping, concerts, walking/cycling around my beautiful city. I also enjoy hanging with my girlfriends, lunching/shopping. I do <3 handbags! My fav read: mystery & crime novels.

Meet-up on Friday, 1/19 @ the ArtsWestchester at 12:30 p.m

 

Ladies, our meet-up will be held at the ArtsWestchester this Friday, 1/19 at 12:30 – please arrive on time.

Kim will give us a tour of their current “Give us the Vote” exhibition.

We’ll have lunch then Knit/Crochet. For those working on the Pink Pussyhats, bring them in!

We’re having Pizza for lunch. Cost is $5 per person.

ArtsWestchester is located at: 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

 

 

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“Pink Pussyhat” Pattern & videos

Here is the Knit pattern Cheryl shared for the hats.  As well, below are very good  ‘how to’ youtube videos which show how to do the 3 needle bind-off referenced on the pattern.

Make in any shade of Pink.

 

Pussy Hat Pattern

Materials: #4 worsted weight yarn

Size 7 circular needles

Size 7 straight needle

Using circular needles cast on 100 stitches, place marker and join in round, taking care to not twist stitches.

K2 P2 ribbing for 2 -3“. Continue in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 8-9”.

Finish with a three needle bind off. Place 50 stitches on each of two needles. Bind off through stitches on both needles at same time using third needle.

Two great youtube videos:

How to Knit: The Pussy Hat Project and

Pussyhat: 3 Needle Bind Off

Both videos are by Joy Macdonell

Althernative to ribbing. Cast on 100 stitches as above. Knit in garter stitch for 2” (Knit one row, purl one row). Then continue in stockinette stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 8”. Finish with three needle bind off

 

3 Needle bind-off:

How to make a Pussy Hat:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update for our “Pink Hats”

 

Ladies, our ” Afternoon of Pink Hat Knitting” for the ArtsWestchester will be on Friday, January 19th from 12:30 -3 p.m. Ignore previous evening post.

Kim McKoy will also give us a tour of the current  ‘Give Us The Vote’ exhibition so arrive at 12:30, we’ll meet on the main floor of the gallery.

I need a head count to arrange seating – let me know if you’ll be attending.

Located at the Arts Westchester: 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

Metered indoor parking is available at the City Center garage.

 

Start making the Pink Hats!

Use Pink acrylic worsted weight yarn, in all shades of Pink.

The Arts Westchester will distribute and sell some in their gift shop .

For patterns check: The “Pink PussyHat Project:

PATTERNS:  adult hats can be Knitted flat or Crocheted.

 

 

 

Meet-up for January 5, 2018

If we don’t get the snow storm, as predicted, we will meet at Panera on 1/5, from 1-3 p.m.

Happy New Year ladies….guess what!!!??? We have really cool opportunity to give back to our community.  Join us in knitting/crocheting for the Arts Westchester – thanks to Cheryl! During a recent gallery exhibition she was conversing with an employee who admired her knit wear … the rest is history!

We’re invited to an “Evening of Knitting Pink Hats” at the Arts Westchester. We’ll have a large table to knit at on the main floor of the gallery.

They will distribute some of the Pink hats and sell some, in their gift shop.

Save-the-Date: Wednesday, January 24th from 5-7 p.m.

Gather Pink acrylic worsted weight yarn, all shades of Pink, and join us in making Pink hats for the Arts Westchester  “Pink PussyHat Project

PATTERNS:  adult hats can be Knitted flat or Crocheted.

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Our Holiday Luncheon!! Friday, 12/8

Ladies, bring your festive spirit along with your wrapped gift to our annual Holiday Luncheon, at Uno’s, 1 p.m, 12/8.

Free indoor parking is available 15+ feet past Uno’s entrance.

See you there!

 

 

 

 

Meet-up on Friday, Dec 1st

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 12/1 from 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

Final call for our Holiday Luncheon on 12/8. If you have not yet turned in your menu selection (most of you have) please do.

 

Meet-up on Friday, Nov. 24th

Some of the ladies will be meeting at Panera on Friday, 11/24 from 1-3 pm.

Karna wants to share this Knitted baby pattern, from Ravelry.

I’m posting for Manju and anyone else who wants to do Newborn hats. Here are the two  Karna made. Thank you, Karna!

Baby hats pattern

Happy Thanksgiving Day, ladies!! I’ll see you all @ the Stitch & Bitch on 12/1st.

 

 

Meet-up on Friday, Nov. 17th

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 11/17, 1-3 p.m. at Panera.

For those who have not yet signed up – click, print out & give to me.

Holiday Luncheon Menu 2017  Circle your preference, any special dietary restrictions, if applicable.

Friday 12/8, 1 p.m – $20 per person.

Reminder:

Bring one NEW wrapped gift for our ‘gift exchange’ – $5 value.

*Please be mindful and make it a gift that anyone, of any faith would like to receive.

 

Meet-up on Friday, Nov 10th

 

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 11/10 from 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

CLICK —>> 2017 Dec 8th Holiday Luncheon PDF

I’ll have a sign-up sheet for your individual menu selection and will be collecting.

Invitation is open to members/close friends.

Meal includes: appetizers, soup/salad, entree, dessert, coffee/tea.

 

 

 

 

Meet-up on Friday, November 3rd

We will meet-up on Friday, 11/3, from 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

It’s November…time to get your donated hats, scarves, throws, & blankets in.

  • Susan W. is collecting the preemie hats & baby blankets for the Maria Fareri NICU.
  • Lois is collecting Newborn hats, for White Plains Hospital.
  • Kathy F is collecting Lap-ghans/throws, for the Montrose VA Nursing Home.
  • Dahlia is collecting for hats/scarves/gloves, for both adults and children, for our “Lucille Project” for the Coachman Family Shelter.

 

Meet-up on Friday, 10/27

 

Save the date: Friday, December 8th – our Holiday Party @ Uno’s…details to follow.

 

Ladies, we will meet-up this Friday, 10/27, from 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

We had a great time @ the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival – a few pics.

 

Meet-up on Friday, 10/20

 

Ladies, we’ll meet-up this Friday, 10/20, 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

Looking forward to Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend!! Have fun ladies – we’re going to have great weather!!

Meet-up on Friday, October, 13th

Ladies, we will meet-up this Friday, 10/13, from 1-3 pm. @ Panera.

 Four blankets completed & going to welcomeblanket.org

Thank you to all who participated in stitching squares and & sewing  them together!!

Meet-up on Friday, October 6th

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 10/6, 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

I will arrive earlier to set-up as we continue the great joining of our blanket squares for http://www.welcomeblanket.org. Bring your squares and a sewing needle!

 

Also,  Kathy F. has reminded me of the Annual Bake Sale to raise money for Breast Cancer will be on Friday, 10/6, from 12-4 p.m. at the entrance of Barnes & Noble (on the main floor of City Center).

Meet-up on Friday, September 29th

 

Ladies, on Friday, 9/29, 1-3 p.m. @ Panera. We’ll continue joining our blanket squares – bring all of your squares in & a needle for sewing!

 

Meet-up on Friday, September 8th

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 9/8 from 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

We’re working on 8×8″ squares for our Project for  www.welcomeblanket.org

We will need 40 squares per blanket, in both Knit & Crochet!

#knitfaster #crochetfaster

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Meet-up on Friday, Sept 1st

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Ladies, we will meet-up this Friday, Sept 1st, from 1-3 p.m. @ Panera.

Everyone working on the welcomeblanket.org  8×8″ squares, please hold onto them for a few weeks at which time we’ll have our first “Joining Party” – TBA

One time Charity Project!

 

The Stitch & Bitch is joining the Welcome Blanket  Project making welcome blankets for refugees & immigrants. They’re accepting blankets until 11/5.

The goal is to stitch and assemble as many blankets as we can out of the 8×8″ squares. Each blanket will be 40″. The museum is offering free shipping Smart Museum of Art, in Chicago. The blankets are on display through December.

I’m calling on you to make exactly 8″x 8″ squares – use 4 ply Acrylic yarn (only). You may knit or crochet, using any pattern you like, any color.

We’ll have a “joining party” when we gather enough squares. Let’s do it, ladies!