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Goal: 36
Start: #16
Current: 17

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tons of Textiles, Oh My!

yarnOh poo, this first picture is blurry, didn't realize that when I uploaded it. Sorry about that folks. You see knitting needles, both in the round and DP's (double point), and textiles. These pictures are separate, as the donation of tons of textiles (yarn-fiber), were separated based on the mix. You know, all wool, wool blend, washable wool, wool with silk, alpaca etc.
donated yarnReach out and touch....seriously, I know you want to. Remember the old tv commercial about Charmine Bathroom Tissue, squeeze-ably soft? Sure you do, if you're my age. Doesn't this picture of yummy yarn make you want to do just that?
fiberHang on there's more! Many thanks Tracy F from California for your ton of textiles donation! It will get put to good use. I'm leaving the donated yarn separated as you had it until I decide what, when, and where to create. Though I must say, I'm already thinking about casting on a ghan that would be warm and snuggly for our folks at Faith Mission. Being homeless, even if recently lucky enough to get temporary housing is a sad state of affairs. A warm lovingly made knitted or crocheted afghan out of this wonderful yarn donation of yours, might be just the ticket.
donated fiberLook at this fabulous color combination....Scarves always work, ghans like I said about might be the ticket, but I can also see maybe...shawls from this lovely color combination....Thinking.
stashFabulous Fabulous, so pretty, so warm, so soft. Thank you again Tracy. Tracy decided she needed to do some cleaning out of her stash and Bridge and Beyond is the lucky recipient of her cleaning out.
donated stashAND....how to knit socks books. I've never knitted socks, and keep saying I need to learn. Perhaps this is an omen? lol.

We've had several contests here on the Bridge. One was to celebrate a milestone of 100 or was it 200 posts, and one was due to a mitten challenge. In both cases I gave away yarn. I might tuck some of this aside for another such contest. As you might or might not know, we're currently having a contest for the month of May. Please get yourself involved. You could win a $40.00 gift card supplied by one of our fabulous big hearted donators. CLICK HERE for Details

**This is my T post for the Z-A challenge**
Complete listing of the challenge HERE

Scarves 183
Mittens (gloves) 66
Socks 74
Slippers 37
Ghans 29 (2 went to Pine Street Earlier)

Squares 241
Sweaters 5
Ponchos 43

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!


  1. Wowza! What a generous donation! I'm sure you'll put it to good use too! Be careful of sock knitting. It's addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

  2. I've heard that before, but since I don't yet know how to knit socks, I might use some of this for other goodies....quite a nice haul though isn't it.

  3. WOW!!! This is a truly impressive donation! Thanks, Tracy for your very generous donation! Boy, are you going to have fun, Sandy!!

  4. What a great donation! This will surely make some lovely and warm items.

  5. Wow! What a wonderful donation. I am sure you will come up with something warm to make.

  6. Thanks Sally, Yvonne, and Karen. I'm thinking an afghan, shawl or two perhaps. And certain scarves...might get brave and try my hand at socks at some point.

  7. OOOoh! I am totally envious -- all that lovely stuff to make up. Beautiful and useful and delightful to touch....so many good things. What a kind and thoughtful donation! I can't wait to see what is produced from this treasure......
    Warm wishes from Sandie in FL

  8. Lovely to look at, lovely to squeeze,you got it Batflit

  9. This expansive collection of yarns will certainly warm a lot of people. How generous! Have fun with it.

  10. Ooops - I should have said, "That's Totally Terrific! Tammy"

  11. lol, now you're talking psmflowerlady...love all your t's.

  12. Socks can be easy! The best way to practise is to use worsted yarn and make a basic pattern for house socks or slippers. If you hunt up a felted slipper pattern, you can practise making socks then felt away any mistakes!

  13. Cool tip James, thanks. I'll sing out when I get to that stage and let you know how it goes.

  14. Certainly I'm not the only one who wants to pet all that yarn, am I?

  15. Sandy Ill be mailing you a box in the morning,let me know how you like the headbands? Rosemarie

  16. Patty, misselbird, and Rsoemarie,thanks bunches for your comments. I will pet the yarn enough for us al.............trust me.

  17. how wonderful for Tracy to send these things to you. I just got 3 boxes of old scrap yarn. of course I will be making hats and such for you.

  18. WOW!! How WONDERFUL! You are so blessed! I could give you some ideas of what to do with some of it!! LOL! I mean, I know what I 'see' when I look at it!! LOL! Have fun! You will be busy for a little while!


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