Monday, May 25, 2009

Go... what?

In honor of Memorial Day, will someone please tell me the origin of the phrase "Go knit a flag?" Or at least, what it means?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Puts my puny efforts in perspective

There are lots of people who knit for charity. Cari Clement took it to a whole new level.

Rwanda Knits

Through a USAID grant to our sister Rwanda-based NGO, Rwandans Allied for Peace and Progress, Rwanda Knits has enabled over 1,200 women to earn a living through making and selling their knitted goods. The organization has provided over 600 knitting machines and training to women in 17 associations throughout the country. The project has been described as one of USAID Rwanda's most successful income-producing projects. Today these associations have formed 29 knitting cooperatives who are registering as primary cooperatives, soon to be forming the country's first Secondary (umbrella-type) Artisan Cooperative.

That? Is awesome. And they're not just selling their products abroad. They also knit sweaters for the local kids' school uniforms.

Making a pretty

KnitPicks Shine Worsted, in Wisteria. Size 9 needles. Pattern pulled out of my own head. About 3/4 finished. The color in the image is a bit more purply than the true color, which is more of a pale purple-gray. Finished size will be about 32" by about 36", I think.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Checking in

Working on a cableknit baby blankie, using KnitPicks Shine Worsted, in Wisteria.

That is all.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bits and pieces

In new apartment, but not yet unpacked. I think my old landlord did me a favor by not renewing my lease- the last-minute move was stressful, but this apartment is nicer than the old one, and this block is nicer than the old one, and this neighborhood is nicer than the old one, and... you get the idea. The new apartment is a little smaller than the old one, but otherwise, I seem to have moved up in the world.

Picked up some new size 1 dpn's. Will have to try very hard to not break them. Will also have to finish that sock, since I no longer have an excuse not to.

Started a cable knit baby blanket. It's supposed to be a gift for a baby due soonishly. Settled on a pattern, changed my mind, settled on a different patern, changed my mind, settled on something else, changed my mind... you get this idea, too, right? Refusing to change my mind again. Using Knitpicks Shine Worsted, in Wisteria.

Behind on all matter of things related to school.