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Fibre Friday: A Knit-a-thon, Arm Knitting, and Fingerless Gloves

Fibre FridayThe Olympics and the Ravellenics are over! Did you knit, crochet, or make something? I didn’t finish the Crosstown Convertible, but it’s on the back burner – I would love to finish it sometime in March!
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Last Saturday was the annual Knit Fit Knit-a-thon. We spent all day knitting from 10am to 5pm and had a fabulous time. We raised about $1100 or so for the library’s Children’s Literacy programs and knitted, crocheted, and wove hundreds of items for charity! The photo above shows just one wall of the items collected by the end of the day.

I taught a bunch of people how to arm knit and we all made scarves. Here I am modelling one of the three I knit and donated:
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And here is my friend Chris’ very first arm knit project ever:

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Before the Knit-a-thon, I took out these two books from the library:
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I thought the fingerless gloves pattern would be perfect for the day of the Knit-a-thon. I started knitting them last Saturday after arm knitting scarves, and finished them during the week:
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My daughter loves these fingerless gloves, and I will be starting on a pair for her. Hopefully I can also get to the Knit Your Own Dog book and knit some cute dogs with my daughter in the next couple of weeks!

Have you ever tried arm knitting? What fibre arts projects are you or your children working on this week?

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Love, Luck &
Laughter,
Kimberly

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Fibre Friday: Winter Olympics, Ravellenics, and a Knit-a-thon

Fibre FridayI can’t believe it’s already been two weeks! The Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics is happening on Sunday. Haven’t we had an amazing week for Canadian hockey?

I am definitely not going to “win” the Free Dance competition in the Ravellenics Winter Games 2014. I chose to knit the Crosstown Convertible, which had a rough start right from the beginning. And once I got to the button holes, I couldn’t even understand what the pattern said. I had a bunch of my fellow hand spinners (and knitters) pour over the pattern last night at one of our gatherings. We came to the conclusion that the complicated, vertical buttonholes were crazy and that I should just make regular buttonholes. So onward I knit – it should be fairly easy from now on.

I am very excited about tomorrow! The annual Knit Fit Knit-a-thon is being held at the McConnell library in Sydney from 10am-5pm. We will be knitting (as well as crocheting, weaving, and sewing) and donating the completed items to charity. It’s such a great time and it is so great to see the pile of beautiful items at the end of the day for people who need them! I will share some pictures next week.

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What are you working on in the fibre arts, either yourself or with your children this week? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know, or link up and share!

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Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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