Wednesday, December 06, 2006

S is for...

Some of my favorite things, like...

Sweaters. Here are two that I love that happened to be hanging around on the couch when I needed some to pose for a pic.


Socks. I finished these a few days ago. Haven't yet darned in ends or blocked, but they're off the needles! Yay! I won't embarrass myself by telling you just how long they were on needles.


Scarf. This scarf will be appearing soon as a freebie in The Garter Belt newsletter. Sign up on the home page, and get all news, every time!

Finally, S is for Sewing.

I've been trying to use some of the excess polar fleece I have hanging around and decided to make hats for the social worker at my son's school to give out to kids who need them. And there definitely are kids in need of hats. Owen made the hat with earflaps last night, and I made the other two today. Knitting for the Dulaan Project is a satisfying thing, but sewing a hat in half an hour and knowing it will reach a kid in need within a day or two has some immediacy to it that I really like. If you live in a cold climate, and you sew, try making a hat or two to drop off at a public elementary school this week. You'll feel warmer, too!

14 comments:

YarnThrower said...

That is such an awesome idea to take the hats to local schools. I have a box labelled "fabric for hats", and make mine by starting with a rectangle of fleece, sew a side seam and a 2 1/2 inch hem, and then close the top by cinching it with a short cord tied tightly around it. I mass-produced a bunch of them last winter for a cold-weather-clothing drive they had where my dh works.....but I love the idea of taking them to a local school so that kids in need will get them!

enallagma9 said...

Color! I love all that color, in every photo! I love corrugated ribbing, must knit myself some one of these years. Red and blue!

Huh. Must be getting on for the shortest day of the year, because bright colors are eliciting visceral pleasure in me.

enallagma9 said...

And I forgot: S stands for satisfaction!

Jerry & Maxy said...

S is for Super Elizabeth!!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous sweaters! And what a great idea for hats. All that and socks too. Your knitting bag is gonna be empty before you know it!

Laura said...

your fair isle sweater always make me want to knit my own fair isle sweaters. I just wish I would like it better.

ericah64 said...

Gourds, if that's what happens to be lying around on the couch at your house, I'd love to see the sweaters you keep lovingly folded in the drawer with some cedar balls. ;->

The hats are a great idea! I'll have to remember that; we have an agency nearby that collects stuff for low income folks here in the northern part of our county. With the weather we've been having lately, I could see one of my hats walking down the street in the morning.

Elizabeth said...

Erica, they happen to be hanging around because I wear them a lot, but then I get hot carrying laundry upstairs, or I have to do something messy, so I peel them off and they go on the couch. Then more things get piled on top and they vanish for a while, until the next excavation. But the ones lovingly folded are not generally as interesting, because if they were, I'd be wearing them!

Zonda said...

Awesome S post! Lovely knits there! See now you have free sock needles...**tries to guess how long they were waiting to be finished? hehe

Bezzie said...

Mmm...sweet S's (or is it esses?)!

I think I am going to make your scarf for the bro. It looks like a quick knit. Course I'll just be using boring WOTA not Noro!

D said...

Love the scarf colors :)

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Wow! Not only do you knit like a crazy lady, but you whip out humanitarian efforts without breaking a sweat. I was just cleaning out the storage room and came across a pile of extra fleece. I was going to have my kids help me tie them into some quilts to give to charity, but maybe some hats would be a nice change.

I tend to always want to wear my socks before blocking as I'm so excited to wear them. I now consider blocking socks to mean the same thing as the first time I wear them.

cpurl17 said...

S is also for stellar as in Elizabeth is a stellar knitter. Your work is so inspiring.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Thanks for the hat pattern. Now to use up some of that pesky Packer fleece.