Today I post my Amanda Squatty Sidekick photos. I used Cascade 220, in a wonderful purply heather. The purse felted in 5 minutes in the washer. One hank with leftovers, hardly any finishing — you gotta love it!

At the owner’s request, I made one for the LYS — www.marinfiberarts.com — with a much nicer button from the store.

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A Yarn Fast for a Good Cause

Well, I was so busy on my mission trip to build a couple of houses in Mexico that hardly any knitting happened — I started the toe of one sock, but then I got busy the rest of the week, or was so beat that yep, the trip turned into a complete yarn fast.

But see what was accomplished — we helped build houses, one for this family — Luis, Yajida, and Janeen:

and the baby’s feet were stamped into the new concrete entry to their new small, but now more than twice as big house!

I think the Yarn Goddess will understand!

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Tomato Sweater

I have a new finished object:

– the Tomato Sweater from No Sheep for You — I made this out of Cotton Fleece yarn, and hoped that it would work — it did! I think the 20 percent wool actually gives it a nice drape, and I’m sure that Amy would approve. I had my cousin Marie (who I was making it for) try it on yesterday before I wove the end in — a perfect fit.

Now I want one for me!

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The Knitourage

Today is World Wide Knitting in Public Day.

And in my county, it is also the day of almost a fair in every part — the LYS was just 1/2 block from the Italian Street Painting Festival, which is a wonderful place to see artists doing it for the love of it, great music, decent food, and funding for youth in arts.

So, what better than having a wwkip fest in the middle of it.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve starting calling our Knit Night group the Knitourage — kinda like a knitting Entourage. So, I made up some stickers like this:

We were lucky, we had knitters from the north (Sebastopol and Santa Rosa) as well as folks from the Marin Knitting Guild. It ws a very good thing. Look at the fabulous lace scarf being knit in the chaos, and then there was a big knitting emergency Gabby finished her hat while there and had no other knitting, but Warren came to the rescue with a swatch for her to work on!

and I have finished the Tomato sweater from No Sheep for You that is destined for my cousin Marie for her birthday on June 19th. Photos coming – I want to make sure it fits, so she gets to try it on tomorrow…

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