Here we go! The time is upon us - the time for Afghan Delivery! Yay!
DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2008
LOCATION: First Baptist Church of Greensburg
MAP: If you are planning to attend please email me for info/directions
OTHER DETAILS: The afghans will be delivered and presented at the beginning of a community event being held the evening of March 8th from 6-8pm. They're hosting the Toney Brothers Quartet at First Baptist that evening. I'll be setting up during the 5:00 hour and doing a brief presentation prior to the concert. I'm not finished counting but I believe we have close to 50 afghans to take with us to Greensburg!
At this point, Jeff and I are probably the only ones going, though it's possible one or two others from church might come along. If you have family in the area who you aren't certain will be at this event and you would like them to receive an afghan please contact me - we can plan to be in town early enough to deliver afghans to those families.
I've arrived at a final decision about care labels. I'm using a sew-in fabric label that I will print the label information onto. It's special fabric for quilts that people print photos and everything onto - washable, permanent, etc. Here's what the label text looks like. What do you think? Suggestions? I'm probably printing these tonight or tomorrow and look forward to seeing how it looks printed on the fabric! (ETA: I'm checking the date - I think it was actually May 4)
What else is going on around the Bunny Hutch? Lots of yarn dyeing and I just got another shipment today of my Benjamin base yarn! Yay! I've been having fun creating ads for Ravelry too...
The babies have been wreaking havoc all over the house while I'm dyeing yarn and making Ravelry ads. (sigh) Here are a few pictures of them not destroying anything or flushing soap down the toilet or any of a number of other crazy things they've done in the past few weeks.
I've continued with with my EPS Immersion. EPS2 has been knit and finished. It's a teeny tiny little raglan cardigan made from just one skein of Cascade 220 - big enough to fit about... oh... I don't really know. I don't have a little baby around to try it on but I think it'll fit up to a 12mo baby. It's too small for Lila Pearl. The simple but pretty buttons are vintage shell buttons that I bought at Twist. That little butterfly of yarn is all that was left over from the skein. This was my first steeking experience. Won't be my last. Won't do it the same way ever again - I had a major steeking panic after cutting when I realized that whatever I did Was Not Enough! Cut ends floating around = panic! panic! panic! heh My biggest mistake was thinking I didn't need to sew the steek as agressively as EZ recommends. Silly me. Repeat: Won't do it the same way ever again. This is such an awesome growing and learning experience as a knitter.
EPS3 has begun and is a striped sweater with round yoke decreases, also child sized, with no color repeats in the striping sequence. I've finished the body and one sleeve. This is a slow one because I'm changing colors "X" number of rows, and increasing every 5 rows on the sleeves. There's been a lot of tinking on this one sleeve that I just finished last night. I need some good time with it so I can get the crazy thing finished - I don't want to do another quite like this again! EPS4 will be a gray cardi with some kind of color work around the bottom with saddle shoulders, also child sized. Most of these small sweaters will be on display at Twist soon to promote the EPS Workshop that I'm leading/teaching beginning March 22nd.
Time to get going - I've got a lot afghans to sew labels on to!
Take good care of every little thing and I'll see you again this week with some afghan pictures and another shop update! XOXOXOX