I want to thank everyone for their kind comments about my “generosity” with the United Way gift bag, but also want to set the record straight. I am not much of a charity knitter. I know many people who knit quite a bit for others — either family and friends or for charity. But most of my knitting is for me. Sorry, but it’s true! The Market Squares bag that I donated is one that I did not use, so its loss will not be greatly felt. However, I do hope that someone else will love it and use it.
I also want to mention that I added a few pdf files that can be found as links in the upper right hand corner of our blog. I finally figured out how to put pdf files on our site (I know — it’s not that difficult!!). There are three beaded knitting patterns: amulet bags, the Wedding Purse, and a small cell phone purse designed for beginning bead knitters.
In addition, I created a pdf for the Hemlock Throw that combines all the pieces into one place. I mentioned this at the end of yesterday’s post as a “PS” but thought it might get lost in the shuffle. I made changes to the pattern to reflect the new version in heavy yarn vs thread and updated some techniques (i.e., ssk). I want to thank Jared again for his wonderful concept!!
In response to Sue: In our signature photo (at top of page) Sally is on the right and Susan is on the left
PS to Astrid: I didn’t “fix” the problem people have with SSKs — the original pattern says to slip 1, knit 1, passover…which is even more asymmetrical than regular SSK. So I changed the wording in the pdf to say ssk instead.