Thursday, May 28, 2009

May has ended

June is entering with me surpassing my goal of blankets for the month. Projects completed, 11 blankets, 8 hats, (one I can't fold yet), and 4 pairs of booties. Massaging my hands and doing hand and finger exercises is the best thing for crocheters. I found a great exercise online. I love crocheting, so these exercises are very important and must be followed.
Now I'm researching a stitch some people are asking about. I will find it, but I have to do a lot of researching. I am in the middle of my next blanket which is a ripple. I can't wait to finish this one because I want to concentrate on doing the large Catherine's Wheel blanket for my first June project.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Great Saturday Crocheting Day

I just completed my fifth baby hat. It's late Saturday night, and I'm on my 6th. I have promised myself that I would crochet one dozen hats to take along with my blankets to a Community Baby Shower next weekend. My blankets will be posted on youtube, and on my facebook page as soon as I log them.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Almost June

I just completed my third blanket. I'm ahead by one, but I'll try to do two for June.
Just found a clip in the community newspaper regarding a Community Baby Shower which is going to be held at the Germantown Settlement on Wayne Av.
The event will provide families with children from birth to twelve months old with free gifts. That was an eye opener for me, because I'm taking the blankets I've completed to them.
Glad I read my paper. Usually I put it aside and read it a week or more later.
I'm so happy I can crochet blankets. Right now, I think, before I start another blanket, I'm going to make a few caps. Maybe twelve or more, just to put with the blankets.
Good thinking Katherine, if I have to say so myself.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Where are some crocheters?

Okay, we're almost mid-May, and I'm working on two blankets for the month. I went to the store and went wild buying yarn, but I'm happy, happy, happy.
Completing my two blankets by the end of this week, then I'm going to crochet a Tunisian blanket for the first time. This is going to be fun. This will be my 7th blanket so far this year. As soon as I get enough to fill up my plastic bag, (a zipped bag which held a comforter), they will go to a Family Service Center. The last batch went to a Child Care Center.
Today, I'm going to search out how I can entertain people from my city to join me and crochet blankets for babies before the weather turns ugly cold. It's going to be a big job, but I'm up for it.
We all need babies to feel a huggable blanket wrapped around them with stitches made from love.
Here's something I want many to know, which I had not written before, and maybe you'll recognize who I am. Born and raised, and still residing in Philadelphia, my name was Katherine Miller. I went to Kenderton Elementary at 15th & Ontario Sts. After I graduated from Kenderton, which was a very big thing, I went on to Gillespie Jr. High in Nicetown. After I graduated from Gillespie, which was another big thing, I went next door to Simon Gratz Senior High. My sisters, Anna, and Marcella, and brother, Walt, all went to the same schools, along with everyone who lived in and around our street, which was Carlisle Street in Tioga. There was so much love in our small community. All families looked out for each other. We had block parties, (sans fights, guns, liquor), hay rides, and street games, Bible School, lamplighter, real Italian ice, horse-drawn iceman, door to door milk delivery, Bogaslofsky's bakery at Broad & Erie, and street patrolman Frank Rizzo. We had it all in our community in Tioga.
If you know me, email me at Put your name in the subject box so I won't delete it, or go to my Katherine Lewis facebook page and check me out.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Two 4 One

Well, it's May, and time for my blanket count. I've decided to try to complete two blankets a month for my little people to be warm, in their cribs, beds, or just wrapped with a huggable. So, I'm working on a five-sided blanket of variagated yarn, and a six-sided blanket of pink and white. Vanna White's yarn is second best to Caron Simply Soft Eco. If you are a crocheter, use this yarn. One afghan made from Caron Simply Soft Eco yarn keeps 10 blastic bottles out of landfills. I'm not on a soap box, but it's a great thing.
Okay, back to my blankets. Have to get to the store today for more yarn. Ordering yarn is so expensive due to the shipping costs. I can buy another skein of yarn with just the shipping cost. Ill be glad when Target opens in my area. Walmart's selection stinks.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Completed blankets

I just completed my second blanket for the month of April. One is for my cousin in Virginia for her newborn. I'm waiting for her address to ship. I hope the baby won't be 18 years old by the time she gets it. If that may be the case, then she'll be able to use it for her child. LOL!
I know I'm 2 days behind, but I started one last night about cats. My aim is to crochet two blankets a month, along with a few caps with any left over yarn. This is my first one for the month of May. Hopefully I get this one completed in a couple of days because I purchased some variagated yarn, and I can't wait to begin my first blanket with variagated.
This one just may be either shells, or a large granny or a round. I haven't made up my mind yet. I know it will be beautiful when finished which ever way I go. My next challenge is going to be a baby bunting. Never tried one, but I'm going to go for it as soon as I complete my May blankets.