Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Something new at stitch and bitch

Ok ,so life is crazy in this corner of the world. What's new? Although I'm short on time, my little brain is still in gear so here we go with a new project. Do any of you have this book?

It's Larissa Brown's Knitalong. I've had it for a few years now,always planning to do one of her projects. It's just filled with ideas of things you can do as a group to make the process more fun and enjoyable. We've been getting together for 4 years now and have geared most of our knitting to making our Christmas presents. It's been great but I thought we should take it a step further. How about making something for someone we don't even know? Giving is such an important part of Christmas and wouldn't it be nice to do for someone we don't even know?

This is the project we decided on. It's called the Barn Raising Quilt and the idea is to get as many knitters from all over to make the squares and then assemble them randomly to create a quilt that can never be duplicated. I would love for everyone to make a square. Yes that means you too. The book is available from Amazon or I'm sure you could get it from the library. I would be so excited if we got enough squares to make at least one quilt.

The girls at S&B have already gotten on the band wagon and are hard at work to make this possible.
The material used is leftover fingering yarn that we used for socks. That's right! This whole project can be made using up those bits and pieces that are too small to use on another pair of socks yet too precious to throw away.
I'm hoping we can create the most colorful quilt yet. E-mail me if you have any questions. The project will be on going till about September. Remember more is better so ask your friends too. Who knows? Maybe we can get 2 quilts done.Be still my heart.............said the hobbit


Margaret said...

I'm taking a knitting course today, the first of 4 - 2 hour courses...it's a "I know something" course, for beginners but a little further along. I decided to make a hat. I've never made one and I've never used circular needles. Next I'll try to make a square for you. Maybe someone in the class will have this book...and I'm really hoping I can talk some of the knitters into "stich and bitch" sessions at my diner...

The Hobbit said...

Wouldn't that be great Margaret. Let me know if you can't get the book.Good luck with the hat.