Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Size 15 needles and no seams.

Here's a jacket (Drops Design "Mist") made from the Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky yarn that was donated to a4A some time ago.  It should fit a 12-14 year old girl.  After I modeled it, I washed and blocked it.  It should be dry in a day or so.  Since it weighs 2 lbs., I'll try to deliver it, rather than mail it!

Hello from the AFSC Basement

Annette calls these museum-quality sweaters ... she's right.

Carol showing the sweater made by Allison, the co-moderator of our Ravelry friends group --

Ardis modeling the sweater she made ...

Antje and Ann B. get close up to the sweaters` as part of the inspection process ... who can resist?

Thank you to all the volunteers for your beautiful, first-class wool sweaters, hats, mittens, and socks.

Our local packing crew is tops! The Louver Museum!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Annette in her garden ...

We've received several terrific photos of knitters in action that we're giving to Budd of NGO Trust in Education for his presentation to the girls at the school in the fall.

I just can't resist sharing this photo of Annette with you. I'm not sure whether we should laugh or cringe. Do you realize what's in her photo?

Keep in mind, I just saw Annette today at our packing session. She's here in San Francisco and a long-time volunteer. Her specialty is opening large piles of packages for hours, dealing with the recycling of all the cardboard, and reviewing notes enclosed from volunteers. (Thank you Annette! xoxoxo)

Annette has been *crocheting* terrific sweaters. Not easy to do. Crocheting a garment has particular challenges for fit, fabric texture (gauge, I suppose?), and drape -- the crochet stitch has less elasticity and is more dense. Annette has mastered the crochet sweater.

Annette gave me permission to post this photo. I hope that none of our Afghan friends see this photo!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Good morning.  I think I may have finally figured out how to send a post, thanks to Teresa.
I have finished this little purple sweater and had so much fun with it adding some fun touches.
I learn so many new things with each one I do, like the pocket on the sleeve and the pouch pocket
on the front.  Also the i-cords for the ties in case she might want to tie a bow to make the neck
tighter. It's done in Paton's Classic Wool Wisteria with lime accents and  should fit a 10-12.
Hope it's suitable.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sweater ready to mail

This sweater is packed and ready to mail.  I tried it on a slender fourteen
year old  and it fit her, so hopefully it will work for one of the older
students. I used Cascade Lana Grande for the main color (called
 "baking chocolate") and some Eco+ doubled from my stash for the
sleeve stripes.