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Shedir is She-done!

 

Well, this was definitely not the quick knit I thought it would be, but it IS gorgeous!  At one point, I contacted the designer, Jenna, to figure out the cabling–she was so amazing to get back to me so quickly!  I finally finished it up today and it took a bath and is drying out now.  I hope to have it in the mail in the next day or two to my aunt–she’s been waiting for it.  Hope everyone else is knitting away on their chemo caps–it’s been bitter weather here and I’m sure they will be appreciated.  I have very few entries into the chemo cap challenge/contest–in fact I think I have more prizes than contestants right now–so don’t be shy, spread the word.  The more people that donate caps, the more prizes I will seek out.

I just finished watching the Martha Stewart Show on Handmade Knitwear and our group made it in a few times.  I’m just happy I wasn’t doing something embarrassing.  I should try surfing You-Tube to see if any snipets popped up and try to link it here…

PLEASE KNIT A CHEMO CAP AND DONATE IT–KNIT FOR GOOD!!

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February 25, 2008 Posted by | knitting | 6 Comments

Taping at the Martha Stewart Show

Well, this post will be entirely about the Martha Stewart Show taping that I went to yesterday.  The entire audience (except one lonely guy) were comprised of knitters and it was a blast!  Not much actual knitting content in the show about handknits, but fun, nonetheless…

This is my friend Lisa (on the right) and I posing in the anteroom

Here I am actually knitting in the audience…Here I am, actually knitting in the audience

Here’s all four of us with our awesome seats!  We stayed on line freezing our asses off to secure our positions, but it seemed to pay off in the end…

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From the left:  Me, Lisa, Denise and Terri.

And against the wishes of the security guards right in front of us, Lisa snapped a shot of Martha actually knitting with the spun fur from Paw Paw–looks like some 16″ addi’s…Martha knits with Paw Paw's fur

As I mentioned earlier, there wasn’t a lot of knitting guests on the show… the first craft segment was about the book Sock and Glove   again, not really knitting, but cute….it’s kind of like a cutting-sewing book, not any knitting patterns in there, and it was our free giveaway from this show (along with a copy of Everyday Food magazine).

Another segment was about knitted marzipan which I saw a few months ago and can be found on the blog VeganYumYum.  Personally, I could list about 100 other fibers I would rather knit with, but they are kind of cute…

The most inspiring knitting content I would say were being in the midst of all the amazing knitters and knitting projects.  One of the audience members they pulled out was found on the blog MochiMochiLand.  I remember seeing her blog mentioned on Lime and Violet’s Daily Chum a while back and after talking to her, I remember her Woodins pattern on Knitty.com.  She was super-sweet and deserved her 15 seconds of fame on the show!  You go girl!

All in all, it was a fun day out in the (cold) city and we had a great time.  Watch for us on Monday February 25th’s episode and see if you can spot us in the audience.

February 22, 2008 Posted by | knitting | 1 Comment

Chemo Cap Challenge/Contest Pattern Suggestions

For all of you looking for some new inspirations for chemo caps, someone suggested this site on knitlist:

http://www.elann.com/designcontestwinners_july06.asp

And I stumbled upon this site, too:

http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm

 Don’t forget you can also visit Ronni’s site www.chemocaps.com for other simple patterns for caps.  I am still working on shedir for my aunt.  I hope to have it finished this weekend and give it to my parents on Monday to bring to her.  She may have to be admitted on Tuesday for another round of new chemo drugs and I want her to have it for the hospital stay.

 The prize donations continue to roll in and I have only two entries into the contest so far….let’s get those needles clicking, it doesn’t take long or much yarn to make a quick chemo cap–come on and win some great prizes!!

Martha Stewart Show countdown–5 days!!!!!!!  My friend and I don’t know what we are looking forward to the most–seeing a live taping of Martha or spending a day without kids getting to knit uninterrupted, lol.  I have the best hubby in the world who offerred to take the day off and watch DD so that I can spend the day in knitter heaven–best Valentine’s Day gift ever!!

February 16, 2008 Posted by | Family and Life, knitting | Leave a comment

Another blogger joining in the chemo cap challenge/contest

Through Ravelry, I have met some wonderful amazing people who are taking up needles all over the country and making caps to donate for the chemo cap challenge/contest.  If you visit this blog:

http://www.watsonhighlands.com/archives/237

You will see that she has also added a prize for anyone who has donated chemo caps.  You have to comment on her blog as well, so be sure to comment here and there to increase your chances of winning! 

Please make sure that when you comment, you leave the name and location of the hospital you donate to and that there is a way for me to contact you if you win a prize. 

Keep on knitting for good!

February 13, 2008 Posted by | Family and Life, knitting, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Chemo Cap Challenge/Contest Sponsor List

I am overwhelmed with the wonderful offers of prize donations.  I will keep them updated and listed here and will add pictures when available. 

  • Flo from www.peaches-creme.com will send the first 5 people to email me with their home address a rolled brim hat and scarf kit.  Send me your address ASAP.  I will update this post when they are all spoken for…the kit looks like this:  http://www.peaches-creme.com/BCA%20Hat%20&%20Scarf%20Special.htm   ALL KITS ARE SPOKEN FOR AT THE MOMENT–thank you for your interest!
  • Bonnie from Ravelry is generously donating some Costan Rican coffee–yum!!
  • Deb and Kaye from www.ddkyarns.com will be donating a prize yet to be determined.
  • Eric from www.cablesandlace.com and Sweaters for Dragons podcast will be donating a small project bag–perfect for holding a pair of socks or…..a chemo cap.  See how clever the prizes are?  Cables and Lace small project bag
  • Lime and Violet from the Lime and Violet podcast will donate a prize yet to be determined.
  • Dez of Knitting Asylum Yarns www.mambocats.blogspot.com will be donating a hank of her handspun yarn.
  • Marly from Yarn Thing podcast will be donating a prize yet to be determined.
  • The Yarn Grove www.theyarngrove.com will be donating a hank of hand-dyed Woolly Boully  Softie in the Luna Moth colorway to the causeWBs - Lunamoth
  • Of course, I will send some great Mary Kay Spa products www.marykay.com/kyue 
  • Another new prize donor http://amethystcottage.com/shop/  has this awesome prize to donate (that’s sterling silver and swarovski crystals for those who want to know…): 

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Family and Life, knitting | 4 Comments

KNITTING CHALLENGE–CONTEST–PRIZE–YARN

As I have been knitting the shedir hat for my aunt undergoing chemo for an agressive sarcoma, I was inspired to knit another chemo cap to donate in honor as well.  I contacted Ronni Spoll of www.chemocaps.com  and discussed the particulars of donating some chemo caps on how to go about doing it.  Ronni is an amazing woman, a past recipient of Knitter of the Year at Stitches and founder of The Heather Spoll No Hair Day Hat Program in honor of her daughter.  So I am challenging each knitter who reads this blog to knit AT LEAST ONE chemo cap and donate it to your local hospital’s oncology/chemo unit.  Ronni asks that you attach a tag that reads:

” Heather Spoll No Hair Day Hat Program”    www.chemocaps.com      Knit for you by (your first name or name of knitting group)

Now, if you take my challenge and knit a hat, please leave a comment here on my blog as to who you are and where you donated (Ronni keeps tabs on these statistics) and I will pick a winner out of all the participants and send them a fibery-prize.  Deadline will be Sunday March 30th, DD will pick out a name on the 31st.  I will give you a chance at the drawing for each hat that you donate, so those who crank out as many as possible and donate them, will have a greater chance at winning.  I am off to see if anyone would be willing to donate prizes–please contact me privately (princesspeanutsmommy at gmail dot com) if you want to be a prize donor.  I would really like this to be a multi-prize contest because I believe everyone who donates their time for others deserves it!  If you know of anyone who could donate prizes, please let me know and I will set up an area of sponsor links.  Thanks for reading my blog and let’s go do some good!!!!!!

February 5, 2008 Posted by | Family and Life, knitting | 2 Comments