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Re: Yarn Diet
Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: March 31, 2009 07:27PM

As many forum members know, my stash is being 'depleted' (if one can say that) making hats, scarves, fingerless mitts, etc., for chemo patients. That's after I work for a time on a larger project such as a sweater for a 'mature' adult (large and larger) or an afghan to keep my children and theirs warm. With warmer weather (hopefully) arriving, I'll concentrate on the small projects and try to build up a stock of chemo items so that come fall I'll be in a position to supply many.

84 sts on #7 needles makes a wonderful stocking hat (like the one I'm wearing). 26 sts in checkerboard st, done to a good length makes a great scarf and 28 sts done in 2 x 2 rib makes a great wristlet or with a thumb slot a comforting fingerless mitt.

It's surprising how cold a person gets when the insulating hair departs and the chemo works its 'magic' on the blood cells. So stash yarn is a wonderful way to help those who fight bravely on to win the battle of cancer.

Thanks for letting me stand on my soap box again, knitters. Very Happy Knitting to all!!! Marian



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  Yarn Diet KT 03/31/2009 06:14PM
  Re: Yarn Diet JJKnitter 03/31/2009 07:03PM
  Re: Yarn Diet knittingmom 03/31/2009 07:27PM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 03/31/2009 08:11PM
  Re: Yarn Diet knittingmom 03/31/2009 08:48PM
  Re: yarn - donate! craftsman 03/31/2009 10:34PM
  Re: Yarn Diet Alex 04/01/2009 08:42AM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 04/01/2009 12:24PM
  Re: Yarn Diet Alex 04/01/2009 11:34PM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 04/06/2009 07:14PM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 04/08/2009 12:53PM


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