Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Helping Syrian Refugees

Here is the Winona, Minnesota knitters group that Margaret (our snow bird) knits with when she is at home up north.  They got together after Margaret returned from Las Cruces and told friends that Kathy D. and several members from our group were knitting baby clothes for Syrian refugees living in an enormous camp in Jordan.  The Salaam Cultural Museum in Seattle ships donated clothing and humanitarian goods twice a year.  This was the January collection for mailing from Winona to Seattle and on to Jordan.  

Everyone involved agrees than it's a small thing, but it feels good to be doing something positive.

Please note: I have made a tab at the top of this page that will take you to all the posts on this blog about our Syrian refugee project. ~Clair Z.


Jodie's Basket

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Susan's Edge

This technique makes a nice even consistent edge for a piece of knitting, and is especially helpful when later picking up stitches along the edge.

*The first stitch is knit through back loop (even if it is on a purl row)

Knit (or purl) across the row as your pattern tells you. After knitting or purling the next to last stitch, yarn forward and slip last stitch as if to purl

Turn work and continue from *