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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Hats, Scarves & Mittens, oh my!

I just received an email from the woman that I help to run our Church knitting group. A team of people just returned from Turkey recently where they visited a school of children that had NO winter clothes. The group is going to buy the kids each a coat and they asked if we would be able to knit them each a hat, scarf and mittens. They need to be done by December 1 to be mailed.

There aren't many of us in our knitting group so I'm a little nervous. Add to that the fact that my pinky and ring finger on my left hand have been numb for most of today and my back is in spasms in between my shoulder blades. The spasms aren't new, been down this road before but the numbness... That's a different story. I have had numbness at night for YEARS but NEVER during the day. Who knows. I just hope it doesn't keep me from knitting.

I'm trying to find a good (read easy) pattern for a set of all three. I'll keep looking and hopefully there is something out there. Send good wishes my way and hopefully I can help make a difference.


At Monday, October 31, 2005 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

i am sorry to hear about the numbness in your heand! eek! that happens to me too, but all i have to do is stop knitting for awhile and the feeling comes back....

At Monday, October 31, 2005 7:24:00 PM, Anonymous Lisa D. said...

I hope your hand and back feel better soon. What a wonderful project you have going! I hope you are able to get them all done. There is a mitten pattern on knittinghelp.com that looks pretty easy. Garter stitch scarf and roll brim hat to go with them? Good luck!

At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 6:52:00 AM, Anonymous Jan said...

I get the numbness a lot, too. Usually laying off knitting (or switching to crochet) for a day takes care of it. Don't forget Bev's Country Cottage for lots of easy patterns! Hope all is well soon!

At Sunday, November 20, 2005 12:01:00 PM, Blogger mzundercover said...

here are patterns for kate gilbert's Gifted Mittens and Scarf: www.magknits.com/chilly04/gifted_pattern.pdf

I made the mittens last year...they were quick and easy!

good luck and happy knitting :-)


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