Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What I have been up to...

Hi all! So I started knitting mittens without a pattern. So this is my first pair without a pattern; I cast on 24 stitches the cuff is ribbed and on from there.

So, I naturally thought that if I cast on 16 stitches that I would get a glove that was about child size. This is what I ended up with, which I think is hilarious!

I guess they would fit an infant, but usually those little mitts don't have thumbs!

Also, I have a monster for Hope Gardens. My 5yo helped with the colors and design. She has good ideas.

Here are some little preemie hats, it is hard to see how big they are... the little pink one is about 1in wide and 2in high. They are knit ribbed, so they stretch a lot. I knit these from a pattern and sizing guidelines from Bev's Country cottage. I have a link to her website on the sidebar to the left (the first one) if anyone is interested in some guidance on how big a preemie head is. She also has sizes for each tiny preemie, little bit bigger preemie, infant, child, etc.

Some washclothes and hat, I'm crushing on mitered squares right now....

Hope this finds you all well and knitting/crocheting like crazy!!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Martha O'Bryan Center

Hi all. Just wanted to remind you all that I am still collecting for the Martha O'Bryan center in Nashville, TN. They serve about 4000 people a year and 1000 of them are children. It would be great to get little hats and mittens for all of there little heads and hands!! I know it's a tall order, but I think we can do it!!

And remember if you need yarn I have some, just email me your address to knitsforneeds@gmail.com.

Keep the yarn flying!!!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

interview follow up

The interview is done. Hope this gets Knits for Needs out there more so we can help more people with our knitting/crocheting!! Thanks to those who commented. I will let you know more later when I know.

The book Crafty Girls Talk should be published some time in September, the author Jennifer Forest tells me. You can follow her on twitter @Jen_forest. She has other published books, too--Jane Austen's Sewing Box, Jane Austen's Door  and Confessions of My Friends. 

Hope all is well and everyone's happily knitting away!


Thursday, July 12, 2012


Hi all. I just wanted to update you on the goings on. Our item count is at 40 right now! Thank you so much for all the donations and time that you guys put in. I will for sure find homes for them, what we have now will go to the Martha O'Bryan Center here in Nashville. I do have a few preemie hats that I have knit up that I will find homes for.

I still have lots of yarn for anyone who needs some. If you would like to donate for us, but don't have a yarn stash or would like to knit of some of the yarn I have and send it back, please email me at knitsforneeds@gmail.com with your mailing address and name and I will get it out to you ASAP!

Also, I have been contacted by Jennifer F. about "putting together a book of interviews of crafty girls from around the world, exploring how people take their creativity and love of craft (be that knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, sewing etc)." I happily agreed to do this and hope the word will get out about what we are and what we do even more than it already is. I will keep you up to date about this process and try to get a link or something to the interview. If there is anything you think needs to be mentioned about KFN, let me know here or by email.

One of the questions was how it got started and that prompted me to reviews the last several years in detail and all I can say is WOW!! Way to go Meridith and all the fantastic knitters/crocheters out there!!! You guys are fantastic. 2009--634 items donated. 2010--1070 items donated and 2011--418 items. You all are truly amazing!!

A question on here for you gals/guys is, "what motivates your knitters?" Let me know by twitter @knitsforneeds or knitsforneeds@gmail.com or reply here. I'm excited to hear from you!

Keep the yarn flying,