My Knit Parade top ten for 2013 encompasses knitting and crochet projects. I crocheted a lot of potholders and washcloths this past year, in addition to sweaters, scarves, mitts, shawls and TONS of chemo caps.
I am most proud of my yarny friends from the West Hollywood Stitch 'n Bitch, Fairview Knitters and the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers Knitting Guild who donated handmade chemo caps to my cousin Audra's UC San Francisco Fertility Clinic. Her group harvests eggs for women of childbearing age and freezes them
so that they can have biological children post chemotherapy (chemo kills
their fertility because it kills the eggs). Audra's patients all have hair because
it’s right before chemo starts. This is the first hat they receive
before losing all of their hair. Audra has a small supply of soft chemo hats that she likes to give to
her patients receiving chemo, about 1-2 ladies a week, but her supply
is limited. Audra’s patients absolutely LOVE receiving the hats and always get
very emotional at the kindness of strangers. Thank you, my friends for donating to this worthy cause. Here are just some of the beautiful hats that YOU made this year:
|We donated over 100 hats in 2013!|
I'll be collecting chemo caps for 2014. So, when you see me, give me a cap!!
In addtion to my hat-making, here are some of the projects I enjoyed making during 2013:
|Cousin Amie's Doily and Coaster Set|
|Robbie's Henny Penny Potholder|
|Beth's Birthday Wristies|
|Petite Purple Shawlette for Carol's birthday|
|2013 Potholder Swap|
|I wear this Granny Cardigan ALL the time!|
|The Matthews Twins Baby Cardigans|
|Brooke's and Deyo's GroovyGhan for their July 4th Wedding|
|Scour Flower Scrubbie for 2013 Swap. My own design.|
All projects are listed on my Ravelry Project page for details and more info.
Happy Yarny New Year my friends!!
Labels: Art, family, Fashion, Friends, Los Angeles, yarny stuff