Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas pillows

I made these throw pillows for the Christmas season. I think I got the idea from Martha Stewart, but I couldn't find the article in the magazines or online, so I sort of did it from memory. I think Martha's were stenciled, but I made mine from fabric and ironed them on.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scarves for St. Anthony's

Dan and I volunteer at St. Anthony's dining room in San Francisco, serving meals. St. Anthony's also has a shelter, a medical clinic, and lots of other services for people in the city. This year they are having a scarf drive - they want to collect 2500 scarves to give away to their clients at Christmas. I thought it would be a good way to revive my knitting skills, and use up some excess yarn I have around the house.

Yesterday I delivered these seven scarves to them! I knit 5 of them myself, and the pink one and the gold one were done by my quilting friend, Carol, who saw me knitting and said "I have a bunch of old yarn, too!", and promptly knit two scarves to add to the pile. And Emily donated some of the yarn for mine when we were in Baltimore and she was cleaning out her craft room. (She says she's abandoning knitting in favor of sewing!)

I'm hoping that St. Anthony's does the same for next year, since I STILL have a pile of yarn sitting here, and I'm getting the hang of this.