Tuesday, July 31, 2007

So Much News

First up is a pic of my 12 finished blocks. I'm so pleased with how the afghan is shaping up. My husband said, "are you going to take new pictures every time you finish a block?" Well, dear, the answer is yes! It's so fun to see how the blocks look together. For the first bit of news I decided that I just can't finish the afghan in time for the fair. I really want to enjoy the knitting and not be so rushed. I was also running very low on Kureyon. I placed an order with Webs (http://www.yarn.com/) on Friday and I got it on Monday. That is amazing service. I put a note in the order that I needed the yarn ASAP and asked if they could send it priority mail. I will definately use them again! I'm a little disappointed that I won't finish in time for the fair. When I'm done with the afghan I'll go out and buy myself a blue ribbon for finishing such a big project!

The other big news is that I am the new volunteer webmaster for Mother Bear Project. This is a great organization that delivers hand-knit bears to children in Africa. To the left you can see my unfinished bear. The bears are easy to make, only use a small amount of yarn, and bring so much joy to the children. I encourage all the knitters out there to donate to this wonderful cause.

1 comment:

Debra said...

I've been working on Lizard Ridge on and off since February, and finally finished a few weekends ago!!!

(The initial 24 squares took only a month, but friends convinced me that another 6 squares were necessary. It took me four months to motivate myself to knit them. :)

Since a number of people donated kureyon, I've promised to place the finished afghan in the fair. After seeing your post, I'm starting to think there might be more than one... :)

Here's a blog post with the finished LR: http://kitchencotton.blogspot.com/2007/08/lizard-ridge.html