Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Book Added To The YOH Library - Cabin Fever: Need A Hat? No-Sew Knitting

Yarns of Hope has received a wonderful donation - all the way from Canada!  The moderator with Chemo Cap Pattern Library on Ravelry offered a few copies of  the knit book Cabin Fever: Need A Hat? as a giveaway and chose our group to be one of the recipients!

Geared for knitters ranging from beginner to intermediate, this book's strong feature are the thoroughly detailed Size/Gauge & Yardage charts that create endless possibilites for all the hats featured in this book and essentially for any hat conversion outside of the book as well.  If you want to make an adult hat with chunky yarn, the chart will provide the suggested needle size as well as the estimated stitches to use.  If you want to make the same hat for a newborn using sock weight yarn, the chart has that information also.  Include this with the basic pattern and presto!  You have the same hat in two different sizes with different weighted yarns without having to break out the calculator!

Check out all the hat designs through the above link and then check out the book through YOH.  I personally am anxious to try designs # 3, 5, 7, 8, 11 & 12.  Heck, I think I'm going to make them all!

Another trip to MCCH and a Special Request

All of you ladies have been so busy that our stash was overflowing with blankets and quilts, so I scheduled a visit to children's oncology unit at Medical Center Children's Hospital today. The Child Life Director was thrilled will all of the blankets, quilts, scarves, hats and toys that I delivered to her. She wants all of you to know that she, her staff, and all of the patients love our generosity and all of the things that we make for them. While we were visiting, she mentioned a need for "rice frogs". Now, I had no idea what a rice frog was but she explained it and sent me these links:  Rice Frog (1) and Rice Frog (2). Basically, they are fabric frogs made out of scraps then stuffed with long grain rice. The frogs can be placed in a microwave to warm then placed on the patient's aches and pains. She said that the kids all just love these frogs and they really help as well.

So, if anyone would like to help out by making some of these frogs, please just bring to one of our meetings or let me know.

God bless,