Friday, June 19, 2009


Wow, our tables were full 10 minutes before the event started! Great day everyone, all the kits have been taken home to be lovingly knitted and crocheted into gorgeous blankets. Even the extra hat yarn was given to 10 ambitious knitters for a few more Gilda's Club chemo caps.

So now the bad news, for now I will only purchase enough yarn for a few more kits for those In the Loopers that stopped by the Brown Bag Social today. At the next event on July 19, we will concentrate on making the blankets and there will be no kits for distribution. I may come up with a fall project if all the blankets are finished by the end of the summer. Watch the blog for updates.

Happy Knitting! Hope to see you at a few of the free music and dance events at the Winter Garden. New York City Opera performs three free concerts next week at the Winter Garden, South Street Seaport and Rockefeller Park! Visit for more information.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

WFC In the Loopers who can't make it to tomorrow's Brown Bag Social, I'm Tweeting from the event! Follow me on Twitter by following this link:

Monday, June 15, 2009


We're starting a new project for a great cause--baby blankets for Baby Buggy, an organization dedicated to providing New York City’s families in need with essential equipment, clothing, and products for their infants and young children. 

The patterns are easy, the yarn great for summer crafting, and our goal achievable--25 cotton baby blankets by early fall!

Patterns can be downloaded from the sidebar. We have a limited number of kits so first-come, first-served for this project. Ina will concentrate on finishing techniques as we near the end of each blanket, so make time to visit the Brown Bag Socials in September and October. 

AND . . . please bring your tools this Friday . . . CROCHET NEEDLE SIZE J-10 . . . KNITTING NEEDLE US 8, 32" CIRCULAR.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

OK FOLKS, we're nearing the end of the chemo cap project but for those who would like to make one more hat for Gilda's Club, we have more yarn . . . a few skeins of Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo and a few more of Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton. I'll bring the beauties to next week's Brown Bag Social or email me if you'd like to stop by the office.

We'll accept finished caps until the final summer Brown Bag Social on July 17.

Our final project of the year will begin next week on June 19 and finish on October 16. I'll post the project description and patterns by early next week. Wanna clue? Snugly, cute and pretty! We'll of course provide patterns and yarn next week. Remember to bring your tools. Ina and her trusty side kick Sara will be in the house! 

A final note, we are preparing to send a first batch of chemo caps (16!) to Gilda's Club and over 50 scarves to the Red Scarf Project this week. Congratulations everyone, we're doing great work!