Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Virginia Tech - Reema Samaha

Nell Benton created, and Susan Blair delivered this afghan to the family of Reema Samaha. They are having a celebration in her memory on June 23rd which would have been her 19th birthday.

Here is a really nice article about this young woman:


This link is a tribute - in the form of a slideshow containing pictures of her:


Currently two more afghans are being assembled - and we have yarn for more - if anyone is interested in contributing to this project, please let us know.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Knitting for our Neighbors, crochet too
begins June 13

2nd Wednesday of the month
(7/11;8/8; 9/12; 10/10; 11/14; 12/12; 1/9; 2/6)
Food & Friends
219 Riggs Rd NE
Phone 202-269-2277
Metro is Fort Totten. F&F operates a shuttle (white, with F&F on top & sides). Shuttle driver cell is 202-669-6437.

Class is free. $5 for supplies, or bring your own. Absolute beginners, including kids age 10 and up welcome. Please contact Michelle, Michelle64AThotmail.com or join our yahoo group, KnittingNeighbors

Friday, June 08, 2007

Oh - I almost forgot - we brought donations to the TAPS event.

We donated:
23 scarves
39 hats
1 neckwarmer
1 pr of socks
3 blankets
and we brought and made memory pillows - we ended up distributing approximately 50 memory pillows! We hope to have 350 to distribute next year.

We also raised some money for TAPS. We asked for a $5 donation for each student - and each student got a skein of yarn, a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles, instruction sheet and lessons from our volunteers. Additionally, some people gave us donations for memory pillows. We also donated some items for the TAPS final auction. We raised over $200 for TAPS!

So - donation total: 117 knit/crochet items and $205

Monday, June 04, 2007

But, wait . . . here's more pictures of our volunteers teaching at TAPS

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Here are more pictures of the people Knitters and Crocheters taught at TAPS: