Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 2/16, from 1-3 p.m @ Panera.
As we continue to knit/crochet the newborns hats, preemie hats & blankies, we like to coordinate it with upcoming holidays. While will continue to collect Red newborn hats (for White Plains Hospital) through the end of February. We’re also making “Kelly Green” color newborn hats for St Patrick’s Day.
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.
We lucked out, we had cool and sunny weather – perfect for being outdoors. A huge thank you to our drivers, Joan and Karna! We enjoyed the scenic route that Joan mapped out for us; driving along the country roads we saw sheep and cow grazing…so beautiful! The foliage was amazing, bright gold and reds – just gorgeous!
The festival was larger than I imagined and it was bustling! The fairgrounds have beautiful mature trees that are bursting with Gold leaves. There was a lot of seating area which was nice, there were also large picnic tables near the food area. The fiber was plentiful, stunning color, bags of fleece, handmade baskets, accessories in row after row of pavilions. The food was standard festival goods but then we spotted “Aba’s Falafels” – certainly didn’t mind the long line!
My favorite part was with the animals. We got up-close with Sheep, Lamas, Alpacas – just amazing!!! A few of us were in the middle of the ‘parade’ of Lamas & Alpaca’s. We saw Sheep shearing which was cool. We meet the 8 mo. old black one named Shadow, it was his first showing. I also saw a few bunnies and a beautiful large Angora bunny.
The pics you see of a gathering of people on a hill blanketed in gold leaves happens to be Raverly members who gather for a one huge photo-op. Me and Ann managed to get close enough to the front for the pic too.
Well, by 4 p.m. I was pooped!! I understand why so many attend both days…perhaps next year!!
The Stitch & Bitch was blessed with a very generous donation. Marcie, friend & fellow ‘fiberista’ donated bags of yarn (over 65 skeins!) for our charity projects!
Members had their pick today. These will help make many more baby items for the NICU project as well as the hats & scarves (Winter 2014 charity project). I just started on a baby blankie with this gorgeous Pumpkin (Orange) color …very cheerful.