Wednesday, July 09, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Year 2 --"Y"


Go here if you would like to join us for ABC Wednesday. . . Mrs Nesbitt

Y" is for YARN! It helps me to make my hairpin lace projects. I couldn't do without it. Here's a few skeins of yarn that I haven't used yet.


These are some of the YARN projects I have worked on recently: many neck scarves, 1 heavyweight shawl and 1 baby blanket. We're having a Christmas in July sale the last two Sundays of July to help pay for the new piano in the VA hospital chapel. We will get matching funds from Thrivent for our profit. It is all clear profit because all the yarn we use is donated. Five other ladies are making other needlework things too, including Christmas pot holders, alligator neck scarves, hats, and dish cloths. Others have helped to make quilts.


These are YARN projects I did earlier in the year that went to an orphanage,


to the VA hospital Christmas bazaar








and college students.



As long as I have yarn in front of me, I will make hairpin lace crochet items. I have all the strips of YARN made for two different cape shawls but I have to crochet them together with regular thin crochet cotton which is a new experience for me.

26 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've heard of hairpin lace, in fact, I have a blanket my great-grandmother made using that technique. But I have never seen it done! You make lovely projects. I hope your sale goes very well indeed.

granmal said...

Great choice. You are talented with that yarn. I wish I could make baby blankets. Two of my grandchildren only sleep with blankets made with yarn. They are the best blankets for babies/children because if they cover their faces they can still breathe.

Andrea said...

Great "Y" post. You are talented.

Katney said...

I remember the project you were working on in January. That hairpin lace is pretty cool. (Actually, porbably warm, but you know what I mean.)

ellen b said...

It must be great to create these with your own hands. Very nice...

leslie said...

You're the second one I've seen with a talent for knitting! What wonderful projects going to worthwhile places! Kudos to you! :D

Lynette said...

I like your ABC Wednesday post. The photographs are great!
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Picturing of Life said...

wow..cool :D I wish i could do that...

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my imaginary said...

you are very talent with this Y

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photowannabe said...

Beautiful work Paulie and for such worthy causes. Very impressed.

Aileni said...

Every week, I am constantly surprised and amused by all the letter ideas - I never thought of this one though I'm sure Dragonstar did.
We took our old dog to the vet yesterday and he regailed us with one or two Yarns - he a great story teller.

RuneE said...

Impressing I must really say that you can "spin a Yarn"! ;-)

Living in Fairly chilly climate, we know the value of wool in the winter. For me - a knitted woollen cap when there is a nip in the air.

Miss_Yves said...

I have learnt a new word !

Lovely colours !
Miss Yves

Malyss said...

I had not time to visit your blogs those last days and discovered the 4 last posts;So, a little late,
"Happy blogganniversary!" more than 500 posts means a lot of pictures, a lot of thinking, a lot of time to share parts of your life and of your discoverings, and most of all, a lot of creativity;I wish you 500 posts more, with always as much pleasure , for you by blogging, and for us by reading you!

me ann my camera said...

Nice knitting projects and pretty yarn. I love to knit in the fall when the weather starts to grow colder. Nice post.

babooshka said...

We say wool so I wouldn't have got yarn.Wierd isn't it. happy knitting, not a talent I possess.

Helena said...

A great idea for "Y"!

Blue said...

It's hairpin lace!
I use to make it once my-self.

imac said...

Love this post, full of colour and great pieces of art.

Love the angle of the 1st photo.

starnitesky said...

I have been sat here knitting and I didn't think of Yarn! You have some lovely pieces here, I hope the sale goes well.

Dragonstar said...

Very good post Paulie. For years I've meant to try hairpin crochet, but I still haven't. Maybe now is the time to start.

diXymiss said...

What a wonderful, tangible way to spread comfort and warmth ~ using your knitting skills to bless others. Y is for "Yippee" for Paulie and others who care.

ThanX for stopping by my WW post today. Only one of my piXies is comfortable touching the crabs (if picked up from behind, they can't pinch). The others were content to watch but not touch!

JC said...

Beautiful work!

I had come by for your odd shot but I came too early... glad I came back. You made a new friend behind the fence and the series on benches is awesome... very creative work there.

Kim said...

I tried to get knit once, it didn't turn out so well. Great job! :)

raf said...

You are very generous to share your talents for so many, Paulie! Great choice for Y!

Cindi said...

I didn't know you crocheted too! What a talented woman!