Meet-up for Friday, Feb 2nd & our upcoming “Charity Appreciation Lunch”

 

 

Ladies, we will meet-up pm Friday, 2/2, from 1-3 p.m. @ Panera – unless we get snow!

The following Friday, 2/9 will be our annual

“Charity Appreciation Lunch” 

In appreciation of the generousity of our members who have  knitted/crocheted items for the numerous charity projects over the year and, for all of the donations of yarn.

Lunch will be catered from Panera, the menu  will include soups, salad, dessert & beverages.

Time: 1-3 p.m. please arrive on time, 1 p.m.

Cost is: $6 per person

RSVP: I will have a sign-up sheet this Friday

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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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 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, 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!

 

Our Charities & a special message

The Stitch & Bitch of Westchester County is proud to participate, year-round, in several charity projects. Your participation allows us to donate to a number of causes, in our community.

Donated Acrylic yarn is often used for our charity projects. We look forward to and appreciate yarn donations from you, and the local community. All items should be made with Acrylic yarn, soft baby yarn, for hats.

You may use any pattern you like.

List of our Charity Projects:

 Preemie Hats & Blankets – benefiting the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Hats preemie size, and blankets: 8″x11″ and 8.5″x14″. Susan W collects these.

Warm Hats – Newborn baby hats for White Plains Hospital. Newborn size for boys/girls. Lois collects these.

Our Lucille Project (in memory of our beloved member, Lucille Subbiando). – Hats, scarves, gloves, cowls go to a local family shelter (The Coachmen). Items for children and adult size men/women. Dahlia collects these.

Montrose VA Nursing Home Project – Lap robes, throws/ afghans/blankets, for our local Veterans home. Kathy F collects these.

 

Click on the two links below to view a special thank you message.

TY Knitters

Sister Anne Gentile TY Letters

 

Day trip – going to Arthur Ave!

Open to all S&B members …interested & available.

Date: Friday, April 28th.

Time: Leaving WP at 10 a.m.  (from Apple Farm lot)

Lunch @ Mike’s Deli (see menu items on link below) and directions for those traveling from other area’s.

 Mike’s Deli: http://www.arthuravenue.com/directions/

Then go shopping around the neighborhood.

We’re carpooling, so let me know if you need a ride or if you can be a driver. Carpooling passengers will pay their driver $5 cash at time of boarding.

Our Holiday Luncheon: 12/2

You’re invited to attend.

Guests are welcome – just let me know in advance.

Click the link for details: -holiday-luncheon-12-2-2016

The food will be served family style and will include a choice including vegetarian /salad/soup/appetizers/entree/beverage/dessert.

 Free indoor parking garage – located just after the entrance of Uno’s.

We will meet-up on Friday, 11/11, 1-3 pm. @ Panera.

Meet-up on Friday, Sept 2nd

Ladies, the Stitch & Bitch will meet-up on Friday, 9/2, 1-3 p.m. at Panera.

Our Fall/Winter Charity charity projects:

Susan W is collecting the NICU Baby Hats and Blankets for a drop-off to Maria Fareri, in early September. So, bring in whatever you have for the NICU project.

I’m collecting hats/scarves, etc for  our “Lucille Project” going to the Coachmen Family shelter again this year.

Lois is collecting the “Warm Hats for Warm Hearts” newborn hats going to White Plains Hospital.

Kathy F is collecting blankets/throws, lap-ghans, etc. for the “Veterans NH”, in Montrose.

Meet-up on Friday, May 27th

For those in town and available, a number of ladies will be gathering for a meet-up this Friday, 5/27, 1 – 3 pm at Panera.

What a cute patriotic hat!

Red White Blue baby hat

Enjoy and have a safe and fun filled Memorial day!

We received this thank you. Click on the link

TY NICU May 2016

Meet-up on Friday, 10/30

Ladies, we will be meeting up this Friday, 10/30, 1-3 p.m. at Panera.

The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry (last night) was very nice. They did an amazing job on everything, there was a lot of great baskets and items to bid on, a lot of food (hot and cold) and wine & beverages.

Thank you to all the ladies who came out to support this great cause and to those who donate(d) to the Pet Food Pantry for this event and throughout the year.

A few pics (pre-party):

 

Meet-up on Friday, September 4th

Ladies, the Stitch & Bitch will meet on Friday, 9/4, 1-3 pm.

If you are in town for the holiday weekend, come by!

Bring something for a “Show & Tell” – whatever you’ve made over the Summer.

Meet-up on Friday, June 19th = Daytrip to CT!!

The Stitch & Bitch is heading on the road and spending the day in Ct, at Nancy O’s yarn store. Lunch following.

Last call…for anyone (who has not already confirmed) who would like to carpool, let me know.

We will meet, at a previously discussed location at 10:30 a.m. (Cheryl, and her passengers have their arrangements all set).

Looking forward to another fiber filled day!!

Donations!!!

Ladies, it is because of all of your hard work and generosity, participating in all of our charity knitting & crocheting that others recognize and want to reward us with yarn donations, etc. More yarn = more items for charity!!

We get yarn donations from both members and other women in our community – we are grateful for every skein!!image

Yesterday we received what must have been in excess of 100 skeins of yarn – Alpaca galore!! 💕
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We also received our annual donation from Panera,  in the form of a $100 gift card.
More to come on how we will use it.

Thank you Panera Bread Cafe!!! 💖

Baby hats presented to White Plains Hospital

Lois spent this morning.. “Presenting newborn hats at White Plains Hospital today…..staff was overwhelmingly grateful ! So appreciative of our efforts”.

Great job ladies!!!

Hats from the Heart for WP Hopsital donation 12.3.14

Susan W mentioned she collected and donated over 100 NICU hats and blankets to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Way to go ladies!! You are all so amazing!!!

The Holiday Luncheon is this Friday!!

Don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift ($5 value) for our exchange.

Looking forward to see everyone, 1 p.m. @ Uno’s.